General Travel News

Abu Dhabi hopes to attract Saudi tourists this year

May 24 - The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) hopes that there will be many more Saudis coming to the Emirates for their summer vacations. "We have chalked out an elaborate summer program for our visitors from Saudi Arabia and other parts of the GCC," ADTA 's Domestic Promotion Section Head Ati Al-Dhaheri spoke during a press conference at the Westin in Jeddah on Saturday.


"The Saudi guests who stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels during the first quarter of the year numbered 9,083, which is a 23 percent increase over the same period last year. This makes the GCC the second biggest overseas source for visitors. The proximity of Saudi Arabia to the UAE and the excellent air links between the two countries make the Kingdom a prime market on our doorstep," he added.


Al-Dhaheri, who was accompanied by ADTA Manager Sultan Matar Al-Muhaire, explained that this year the GCC is perhaps one of the largest source of visitors for Abu Dhabi since the first quarter of the year has seen as many as 26,685 GCC nationals staying in hotels throughout the emirate -- a 29 percent increase.


Chalking out the details of this year’s six-week family festival "Summer in Abu Dhabi," he said that there is a hue entertainment line-up scheduled at eight venues across the UAE capital and Al-Ain. This is the first time that the festival has been extended to Al-Ain.
‘Summer in Dubai’ will run from June 24 to August 5 and will feature New York's award-winning Big Apple Circus this year.

More General Travel News
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches summer camp for children
Turkish Airlines launches flights to Moroni in the Comoros
Eid Mubarak 2018
Latest Travel News
Emirates now offers two flights a day to...
Corinthia Hotel London launches new luxu...
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches...
Featured Sights To See
MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)

MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)

Auckland, New Zealand

MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology), Great North Road, Western Springs .This is an interactive museum with over 300,000 items..            ...

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel

Rome, Italy

The Sistine Chapel was built within the Vatican during the time of Pope Sixtus IV.Work began on the chapel in 1477 and finished in 1480. The first mass in the chapel was celebrated on Aug 9, 1483.  The Sistine Chapel is a rectangular brick building with six arched windows on each of the two main walls and a barrel vaulted ceiling. It is drab and dull from the outside but once you step into th...

Souq al-Arsa

Souq al-Arsa

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

This is the oldest souq in the UAE; its areesh (palm leaf) roof and wooden pillars have recently been restored. It also has a traditional coffeehouse where you can indulge in mint tea and dates. Opening Times: Sat-Thu 9am-1pm and 4-9pm, Fri 4-9pm ...

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

London, United Kingdom

Emirates Air Line is a cable car operated over the River Thames, which connects the Royal Docks to Greenwich Peninsula. The views are spectacular, and definitely picturesque no matter what the weather is like.   You can either take the line from Emirates Royal Docks or from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, so Royal Victoria station and North Greenwich station are closest.    Timi...