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In such a fast-paced world, we understand that information is everything. For anybody in the MICE industry, destination news and updates on the hospitality and tourism sectors are essential tools of the trade. This is why here at Gulf Dunes, we...

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New notable hotels in Abu Dhabi

Planning a MICE programme in Abu Dhabi? Remember to consider the capital’s new properties in drafting your list of hotel options. Currently, a series of iconic hotels remain in the works, but we’re glad to share with you two properties that are...

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2018 F1 stars to headline the after-race concerts: Who are they?

Several months ago, we got you all hyped for the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, known to be the biggest, most star-studded annual sports event in the region. We have rolled out some fantastic early bird promos for groups! Now that we’re past the...

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New dive centre to open in Oman

Musandam has long been a popular site for snorkeling and dolphin-watching. Taking marine adventures to the next level, a new dive centre is set to open at the Atana Musandam hotel this September 2018. The project is led by tourism developer...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts now part of AccorHotels

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is now officially part of the AccorHotels family, according to a joint announcement we have received from both brands. A global firm with Swiss roots and a restaurant and hospitality heritage that dates back to the...

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Oman’s first Marriott-branded hotel to open early 2019

Muscat’s JW Marriott Hotel, the first Marriott-branded hotel in Oman, is set to welcome guests by early 2019, according to a recent announcement from Omran, the Sultanate of Oman’s national tourism development firm. It is located within the...

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Fujairah to build the world’s largest coral garden

For divers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the region, Fujairah is more than a quiet coastal emirate – it is an underwater paradise teeming with various species of fish and corals. But this best-kept secret of Arabia is bound to get...

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Dubai kicks off an exciting eco-tourism project

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates' city of possibilities, takes pride in its endless list of world-class wonders. As global travellers get more curious and adventurous than ever before, Dubai keeps up by developing cool, "hipsterrific",...

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Al Habtoor City hotels rebranded as Hilton properties

Al Habtoor City hotels, three properties set in a complex in the heart of Dubai, are now all part of the global Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand. These were formerly run by Marriott. In line with this Habtoor-Hilton agreement, which took...

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Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi now open

Making today's headlines in Arabia is the grand opening of Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, a $1-billion indoor theme park boosting the United Arab Emirates' portfolio of world-class tourism attractions. It officially opened to all today, July 25,...

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