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Sultanate relaxes visa policy for four countries

In line with its efforts to draw in more travellers from across the world, the Sultanate of Oman has now added Ukraine, Russia, China, and Iran to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for unsponsored tourists visas....

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Paying tribute to the UAE’s Founding Father

At a time when new popular UAE attractions are bustling with people exploring and having fun, The Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi is a breath of fresh air. Spread across 3.3 hectares of public space, it is a beautiful garden designed for...

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Two 2018 F1 concert headliners announced

Who says the Grand Prix is just for racing fans? Of course not! In a lot of the group programmes we have organised before, several people would usually come to the F1 event for the star-studded concerts! And the good news, Yas Marina Circuit...

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All Eyes on Bluewaters: Three Things to Watch For

As the multibillion-dollar development Bluewaters Island moves closer to completion this year, details about its numerous key features have been making headlines. Here are three attractions everyone is excited about:   1. Ain...

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We now have a date for Warner Bros World launch!

  Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island is opening on July 25, and tickets are now available for booking. If you are planning a group programme in the capital in the last quarter, you can now pencil in a visit to this...

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Expo 2020: What’s in it for MICE?

In this year’s Arabian Travel Market, the Expo 2020 Dubai team highlights the unique opportunities it presents for global travel and the MICE industry. Running under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the Expo 2020 seeks...

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Oman’s first Kempinski hotel now open

Nestled within the community of Al Mouj encompassing over six kilometers of stunning coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Muscat is an unparalleled luxury destination in the capital of Oman–and it is now open. Kempinski Muscat will be a gateway to an...

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Oman launches new visa procedures

As part of its initiatives to streamline travel procedures, the Sultanate of Oman has recently launched an online visa portal, where eVisas can be secured prior to travellers' arrival. Guests from 68 countries* used to apply for...

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Making the desert magic work for MICE

Much has been said about the stunning desert of Arabia: From how the setting sun turns the rolling dunes into a landscape of golden hills, up to how a blanket of stars vividly takes over its sky come night time. No matter how many times...

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Five Gulf Dunes-approved Desert Venues in the UAE

Not all plots of desert land are created equal. While all of them are set in the dunes, one can be a site meticulously designed to provide a cultural dining experience and another could be a haven for local wildlife. The best part is that, here in...

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