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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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Earn double Marriott® Rewards points when you book with us!

There are 101 reasons to work with us – and we're happy to add one more. Book a Gulf Dunes event at JW Marriott Marquis this year and get the chance to earn double Marriott® Rewards points. This is an exclusive offer that is extended only...

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World’s most expensive painting by Da Vinci comes to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Just when you think the hype over the Louvre Abu Dhabi is dying down, here comes another big news we're all excited about: It's all systems go for the September 2018 unveiling of the world's most expensive painting at the capital's landmark...

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10-day visa to Oman now available

  As part of its strategy to make the destination more accessible to the world's travellers, the Sultanate of Oman launches 10-day tourist visas at OMR 5 (USD 13) through an official announcement from teh Ministry of Tourism. This is...

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Arabia’s year-round sunshine does wonders for MICE

It’s always sunny in Arabia – it rains only five times a year on average. So if you are a MICE planner raring to pull off an extraordinary event outdoors but would like to avoid weather woes: Congratulations, you have found your...

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Not Your Usual Outdoor Adventures

It takes a lot of creativity to get everyone in a MICE group engaged in a day’s activity; so we understand the need to find new, exciting activities to do. In this feature, we are giving you some unique adventure ideas that are perfect for...

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