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    Abu Dhabi to lift quarantine restrictions to low-risk countries starting July 1

    Abu Dhabi is eyeing to lift Covid-19 quarantine restrictions for international travelers beginning July 1along with plans to relax restrictions on a number of tourism activities to boost the tourism sector in the emirate. The move will expand the emirate’s green travel list, which enables travelers coming from the listed destiantions to travel to Abu Dhabi sans quarantine. “How we are going to move forward in 2021 … Abu Dhabi will be open for everyone with no quarantine protocol starting from July 1,” Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of tourism and marketing at the emirate’s Department of Culture and Tourism, […] More

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    MAKTABA commences judging process for 8th Creative Reader Competition

    ABU DHABI, 17th May, 2021 (WAM) — MAKTABA at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced details of the judging process for the eighth edition of its Creative Reader competition, which saw the participation of 470 students from public and private schools across the UAE. The judging panel comprises 25 educators, librarians and teachers of cycles 1 and 2, who will evaluate participants virtually over Microsoft Teams in consideration of social distancing regulations. Winners will be announced during the month of June. Students are evaluated based on their comprehension of books they have […] More

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    Abu Dhabi to host 1st World Utilities Congress

    ABU DHABI, 17th May, 2021 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) will host the World Utilities Congress, a new global exhibition and conference addressing the future of low carbon power and water supplies, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 9th to 11th May 2022. Organised by dmg events, the in-person event is supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC). Suhail Al Mazrouei, […] More

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    Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism | Bait Al Oud | Al Burda

    The Department of Culture and Tourism regulates, develops and promotes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inspired global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings and unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions.  Its aim is to support Abu Dhabi’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction. In alignment with the core tenets of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the Abu Dhabi Plan, we contribute to the nation’s economic diversification, working closely with stakeholders and partners to market Abu Dhabi locally and internationally.  Through a combination of activities that engage our stakeholders, we are able to nurture […] More

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    There’s a blind French grape tasting challenge in Abu Dhabi this weekend

    For those that know their claret from their beaujolais… We’re getting hints of Bacchanalian whimsy, notes of cloud-seeded summer rain, and a full fruity body of vine-based degustation challenges. The Tasting Class is bringing its popular Blind Tasting Challenge to Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island this weekend. Uncorking at the appropriately sophisticated Graphos Social Kitchen, those with a nose for the finer things in life will be able to pit their palate against six anonymous French grape varieties. In addition to your taste challenge glasses, discerning guests will be treated to a house cheese and charcuterie board from Graphos; a […] More

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    Quarantine requirement for Abu Dhabi tourists will likely end by July

    This news comes fresh from an announcement made at the Arabian Travel Market 2021… Gulf News has shared big Abu Dhabi tourism news from today’s Arabian Travel Market session, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre. In the article, Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi is quoted as saying “It will be similar to the Dubai system – the PCR protocol will be different from high-risk to low- risk destinations” “Hopefully, by the first of July, everybody will be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi” and importantly, Al Shaiba added “Quarantine will not be […] More

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    Abu Dhabi to allow quarantine-free travel for international visitors from July 1 

    Abu Dhabi will stop imposing quarantine requirements on international travellers starting from next month, according to media reports.  The move is expected to ease entry requirements for incoming visitors and boost the UAE’s tourism industry.  The majority of travellers entering Abu Dhabi are currently required to undergo a quarantine upon arrival, unless they originate from a country that falls under the so-called “green list”.  So far, only the incoming passengers from at least 23 countries can enter the UAE capital without quarantine. The countries include Australia, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea […] More

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    Recruitment Manager

    Description: Title: Account Manager- ConsumerLocation: Abu Dhabi, UAEIf destination tourism communications is your strength, at ASDA’A BCW, we have the right position to grow your career as a part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s leading PR consultancy. You will join a high-profile client as part of our embedded team in the Tourism, Creative and Cultural sector. The remit for the account includes global consumer and corporate communications, multimedia messaging, innovative events, and creative inputs. As an ASDA’A BCW team member, you will receive a competitive package of benefits, in addition to being a part of the […] More

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    Saudi commodities and Dubai tourism among pandemic recovery plays: Tellimer

    DUBAI: Dubai tourism and Saudi commodities are among the emerging market sectors that offer attractive valuations for investors, Tellimer said in a research note. The stuttering and uneven recovery supports a mix of cheap technology, manufacturing, commodities and tourism exposure, it said. The research group said its updated valuations suggested that smaller emerging and frontier markets offered significantly cheaper access for investors amid the latest global inflation jitters. “In these small emerging markets, the local investor base, driven by attractive dividend yields relative to local real interest rates, remains the key flow of marginal liquidity, given the demise of most […] More

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    Saudis swamp online travel websites as flights ban set to ease

    RIYADH: Online travel companies have reported a spike in searches from Saudis looking for overseas destinations ahead of a resumption of international flights from Monday. Wego, one of the largest online travel marketplaces in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, had witnessed a 52 percent increase in international flight searches and a 59 percent rise in hotel inquiries since the announcement on flying was made in January. And data showed that a quarter of people searching for flight options were planning to jet off within 15 days of the lifting of the ban. Egypt topped the list of […] More

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