ROYAL ARABIAN DMC AT DELHI FOR SATTE ON (15TH – 17TH, FEBRUARY 2017)

 

Royal Arabian is proud to be one of the participants in the upcoming SATTE – New Delhi, which is a 3 day event being held from 15th February to the 17th February 2017 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India.The show attracted more than 750 exhibitors that included 35 National Tourist Offices, 28 State Tourism Boards from India, airlines, hotels, DMCs, cruise liners and the entire other gamut of travel and tourism suppliers showcasing their incredible range of products. The SATTE Conference attracts the who’s who in the industry, including leading travel agents and tour operators, state tourism officials, heads of international tourism boards, hoteliers, aviation experts, and many more, from across the globe.


DUBAI WELCOMES RECORD 14.9M OVERNIGHT VISITORS IN 2016

 

Miral has announced an array of new experiences, transforming its park into an entirely new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with a total investment estimating to be Dh700 million, a clear sign of its dedication to the industry.

Ferrari World opened in 2010 with 24 rides and attractions, and now stands to offer an additional 19 new rides and attractions. March will see the launch of ‘Turbo Track’, based on a modern Ferrari driver training facility, it comprises a 180-meter track stretching from inside the building and out through a glass roof, reaching 62-meters above the park. Riders will reach a top speed of around 102km/h. Turbo Track also includes a zero gravity hill and gravity valley.


LOVE FOOD FESTIVAL IN ABU DHABI 2017

 

Love Food Festival trucks will be in Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club from February 9 to 11 and Abu Dhabi’s Umm Al Emarat Park from February 16 to 18. This year’s line-up includes trucks that have made their way over from the US, the UK and Singapore. Pulling up alongside them will also be the finest of the UAE’s fleet. In addition, there will be a host of activities including outdoor film screenings, top chef cooking demonstrations, cultural activities and loads more foodie fun.


XDUBAI SPARTAN RACE IN ABU DHABI

 

The XDubai Spartan Race is finally set to make its Abu Dhabi debut this month.

Fitness fans across the capital are already in training for the event, which is set to put thousands of hardy souls to the test as they tackle an obstacle course specially constructed at Al Ghazal Golf Club. The race, on Friday February 24, will be run over three difficulty levels – Sprint, Super and Junior – all of which come with their own challenges.


SHAIKH MOHAMMAD SPOTTED AT A CAFE IN CITY WALK

 

Dubai: You never know you might catch a glimpse of the ruler of Dubai, who can often be seen strolling around hotels, restaurants and even shopping centres.

Much to the delight of diners, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was spotted on Tuesday having lunch with a group of people at City Walk, Jumeirah.


GOLD BURGER INSPIRED BY BURJ KHALIFA TO DEBUT IN DUBAI

 

London-based food truck trader The Roadery will reveal a towering burger, inspired by the Burj Khalifa, topped off with an edible 24 carat gold leaf bun.

The “Burg-Khalifa” will debut at food truck event Eat The World DXB in Dubai’s Burj Park from February 23 to 25.

It consists of five Wagyu beef patties, truffle cheese, seared and “ethically sourced” foie gras, saffron mayonnaise and blackberry ketchup.


DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REMAINS THE WORLD’S BUSIEST

 

Dubai International Airport remained the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2016, as existing markets grew and new routes were launched, the airport’s operator said.

Annual traffic rose 7.2 percent to 83.6 million passengers in 2016 from a year ago, the operator said in a statement on Tuesday.It was Dubai airport’s second slowest annual growth rate in at least eight years, according to Reuters calculations.The airport is forecasting 89 million passengers this year, which would represent growth of about 6.5 percent, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said.The addition of 11 new passenger destinations by local carriers including Emirates and flydubai lifted passenger traffic through Dubai airport, the operator said.

India’s SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India also started new services, while Nepal Airlines and Russia’s Rossiya Airlines launched flights to Dubai.In December 2016 alone, traffic increased 9.3 percent to 7.7 million passengers.


DUBAI HOTELS SEE HIGHEST DEMAND IN FIVE YEARS IN DECEMBER

 

Dubai hotels witnessed their highest demand growth in December for five years while room rates continued to fall, according to latest figures from analysts STR.

Its preliminary December 2016 data for Dubai indicated strong demand growth of more than nine percent while lower rates last month were consistent with significant supply growth.

STR said hotel occupancy in Dubai exceeded 95 percent on New Year’s Eve, boosting the month’s rate by more than three percent.
Based on daily data from December, Dubai reported supply growth of 5.7 percent while demand jumped by 9.1 percent, STR said.


‘EAT IN FRONT OF A MIRROR’ CONCEPT COMES TO DUBAI

 

Inked in Alserkal Avenue is hosting a pop-up dining experience for three days from February 12 called Tête-à-Tête, billed as a ‘contemporary alternative to the normal Valentine’s Day experience’. Guests are seated on opposite sides of a mirror that will be placed in the centre of each table and will be asked to rotate to the seat next to them between courses.

Each diner will have the opportunity to watch themselves as they eat a four-course meal, as well as speak to strangers to the left and right of them.

The organisers said in a statement that the experience is intended to take people outside of their comfort zone and provide an opportunity for people to “reflect quite literally on themselves”.

Tête-à-Tête is being organised by Kenza and Patrick Jarjour, a married couple who founded Inked in 2016


ABU DHABI TOUR 2017

 

Cycling fans are in for a huge treat as some of the fastest men on two wheels descend on the capital for the Abu Dhabi Tour.

The third edition of the four-stage event kicks off on February 23, just four months after Estonia’s Tanel Kangert triumphed in the 2016 race. “To think the Abu Dhabi Tour is only in its third year and it’s already in the top tier of cycling shows just what a great job Abu Dhabi Sports Council and [race organisers] RCS Sport have done,” says Cavendish. “It was a great move to move the race to February. We’re going to get the best riders in their best condition all preparing for the European Classic season.”

The first stage begins at the Baynounah Educational Complex and ends at Madinat Zayed. See you on the start line.


MIRAL INTRODUCES NEW RIDES TO FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI

 

Miral has announced an array of new experiences, transforming its park into an entirely new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with a total investment estimating to be Dh700 million, a clear sign of its dedication to the industry.

Ferrari World opened in 2010 with 24 rides and attractions, and now stands to offer an additional 19 new rides and attractions. March will see the launch of ‘Turbo Track’, based on a modern Ferrari driver training facility, it comprises an 180-meter track stretching from inside the building and out through a glass roof, reaching 62-meters above the park. Riders will reach a top speed of around 102km/h. Turbo Track also includes a zero gravity hill and gravity valley.