General Travel News

UAE Visitors To UK Increase 13pc In H109

The number of UAE visitors to the United Kingdom increased 13 per cent in the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to a Visit Britain official.  Director of Strategy and Insights, Patricia Yates, said “We expect this trend to continue through to the end of the year.”    She said the number of UAE visitors account for 13 per cent of total visitors to the UK.

The number of UAE visitors to the UK increased 24 per cent to 232,000 in 2008 compared to 2007, and tourist spending during 2008 surged 53 per cent to £289 million (Dh1.73 billion).   These figures have doubled since 2001 when 111,000 UAE visitors spent £139m.  Yates said the increase in visitors from the UAE is due in part to the strength of the dollar pegged dirham compared to the pound.  Last year the sterling traded at 7.3 to the dirham but earlier this year it fell to 5.4, and yesterday was at 5.7 to the dirham.
 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Stavropoleos Church

Stavropoleos Church

Bucharest, Romania

Despite the immense development plans taking place in the city, Stavropoleos Church has the same old and soft aura to its structure. Located in the old center, the church has a number of decorations and sculptures that are worth admiration and have been present for time immemorial.                     ...

Theatre of Dionysos

Theatre of Dionysos

Athens, Greece

This theatre was built in the fifth century BCE and to accommodate the dramatists of the time. Famous plays such as Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles were performed here, among others by Greece’s most famous poets (including Aeschylus, Aristophanes and Euripides). The audience was seated on two types of seats depending on their rank, with the more privileged citizenry sitting in sections made of Pe...

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto, Canada

The Art Gallery of Ontario houses the works of world famous artists like Pissarro, Monet, Boudin, Sisley, Renoir, Waterhouse and Picasso. Local artists like Tom Thomson, F. H. Varley, and Lawren Harris. As well as modern artists like De Kooning. The Henry Moore Sculpture Centre is another reason to visit here. Timings: Daily 10AM-5:30 PM Admission: C$ 18 [Adults] C$ 10 [Children] Address:...

Beach

Beach

Karachi, Pakistan

The beach, commonly called Clifton, is a long stretch of shore. It extends from southern parts of Karachi to the northwestern Karachi coasts, where it merges with the eastern coasts of Baluchistan. The common areas of the beach ideal for recreation include: The Clifton area, also called Seaview; The Sandspit area (a long drive from the main Clifton beach, much quieter and calmer, ideal p...