Tag: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi marks Indian market milestones of 8.2% growth with new initiatives

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced at press conferences in Mumbai and Delhi that the number of visitors from India touched a mark of 4,49,574 in 2019 with an average length of stay of three nights per guest, making India the largest source market for Abu Dhabi. This […]

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Abu Dhabi to introduce new regulations for holiday homes

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is preparing to launch new regulations on organising holiday homes in Abu Dhabi, based on a decision issued by the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, regarding the regulation and licensing of vacation homes in the emirate. The new regulations governing […]

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Abu Dhabi launches new outdoor adventure attraction Jebel Hafit Desert Park

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, inaugurated a new tourist attraction in Al Ain recently, which features fascinating archaeological and historical remains as well as exhilarating outdoor adventure activities. Jebel Hafit Desert Park, located about 20 […]

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Abu Dhabi selected as world’s leading sports tourism destination

Abu Dhabi has been selected as the world’s leading Sports tourism Destination at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) being held in Muscat. The award is the latest in several esteemed accolades gained by Abu Dhabi this year, including being selected as the West Asia’s Leading Business Tourism Destination at the West […]

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Abu Dhabi to launch first-ever Gahwa championships

To celebrate the heritage of Gahwa (Arabic coffee) in the GCC, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising the first-ever ‘Gahwa Championships’ due to take place in the UAE capital between December 9 and 11. The inaugural championships will coincide with the region’s premier F&B and hospitality fair, […]

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Abu Dhabi hotels record strong double-digit rise in revenues in Q1 of 2019

According to the latest figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for the emirate’s hospitality sector, the total hotel revenues for the emirate for Q1 of 2019 have increased by more than 16% compared to the same period in 2018. Events such as the AFC Asian Cup, […]

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IndiGo strengthens Mumbai as a key travel hub with daily non-stop flights to Jeddah, Dammam and Abu Dhabi

IndiGo has announced Jeddah and Dammam as its 17th and 18th international destinations. Mumbai will also be connected to Abu Dhabi, which is already an existing IndiGo destination. Effective June 5, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between Mumbai-Jeddah and Mumbai-Abu Dhabi. Effective July 5, 2019, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between […]

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Abu Dhabi Tourism rebrands events website

As a part of its strategy to increase attendance at a range of Abu Dhabi-based events in 2019 and beyond, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has recently launched a refreshed events website. Abu Dhabi Calendar, the rebranded website aims to attract greater levels of web traffic with a […]

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UAE unveils app to boost ecotourism

To attract visitors from around the world to the country’s natural wonders, the UAE launched the first phase of ecotourism drive.  An e-book app that features maps, images and video footage of the destinations was launched by Thani Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, to spread awareness about ecotourism. The app provides […]

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Abu Dhabi’s oldest building Qasr Al Hosn to re-open this year

The Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism is readying to welcome tourists to the redeveloped Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi by the year-end. The historic fort at the heart of the capital is undergoing a substantial renovation. Cafes and restaurants will also feature in the finished attraction, while it will host exhibitions and […]

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