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10th Annual Investment Meeting

UAE Ministry of Economy has launched the milestone edition of AIM under the theme, ‘Investing for the Future: Shaping the Global Investment Strategies’. Government officials, economic experts, global investors and entrepreneurs from over 140 countries will come together at the 10th edition to be held from March 24-26, 2020 in …

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Shurooq’s focus on sustainability

As the Chief Operating Officer of the investment promotion arm of the Sharjah Government Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer has an enormous task to ensure sustainability in the projects & destinations promoted and developed by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). In line with the vision of Sharjah to attract more …

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Tourism volumes surge over 12 mn

In recent reports India, KSA and the UK maintain their status as Dubai’s dominant traffic generators with Oman and China continuing their impressive double-digit trajectory, propelling GCC and Asian region visitation. Dubai welcomed 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the first nine months of 2019. The latest visitation figures released …

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Outlook for the year of Expo 2020

UAE will be focusing on new markets in 2020, starting off with the Nordic travel fair—MATKA—to be held from January 17-20 in Helsinki, Finland. The two other important exhibitions to kick off in the upcoming year are Vakantiebeurs in Netherlands and FESPO in Switzerland. HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, …

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Dubai sets stage for medical tourists

Linda Abdullah Ali Ruhi, Consultant, Health Tourism Department, Dubai Health Authority, highlights the progress in the medical tourism sector. Shehara Rizly What was the value of medical expenditures in 2018? Medical expenditures from visiting international health tourists surpassed AED 1.163 billion in 2018 due to visiting numbers exceeding 337,011. From …

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Witness the archaeological collection in Fujairah

Fujairah is the fifth largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates with the highest annual rainfall and the only mountainous emirate with one of the oldest mosques. The destination is popular for coral reefs, adventure sports and diving. Popular cities and villages in Fujairah are Dibba, Murbeh, Qidfa, Al Bidyah, …

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Priorities for future mobility

Roads and transport services in Dubai is slowly paving the way for key government roles in the future by leveraging relationships with the private sector. Take a sneak peek into the latest findings of studies, innovations and technology in the field of transport and communications. TT Bureau The Future of …

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Sharjah beckons German travellers through unique products

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), during its participation at ITB Berlin 2019, reviewed the emirate’s chief plans, strategies and tourism programmes whilst showcasing ecotourism and sustainable hospitality. TT Bureau Sharjah strongly emphasised on promoting local culture and distinct leisure activities that it has to offer at ITB …

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Proud passport holders of the UAE

The UAE has overtaken previous contenders Singapore and Germany as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Shehara Rizly In a landmark achievement, the United Arab Emirates celebrated a significant milestone as its passport took the lead with a record-breaking score in the Global Passport Power Ranking. …

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Curbing overtourism with WTACH

While tourism contributes immensely to a country’s GDP, it is important that regulations be put in place to curb overtourism, failing which the ethos and sanctity of heritage and culture of a place may be damaged. TT Bureau The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been launched …

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