General Travel News

UAE Will Create Federal Tourism Body

The UAE is set to announce the much anticipated federal tourism and regulatory body which will represent the UAE’s tourism industry to the rest of the world.   The National Council of Tourism will initially be developed within the Ministry of Culture, there will be coordination between the different tourism authorities in each emirate, and each emirate will have a member on its board.

Government officials said the details of the new tourism body are being finalized now, and its launch will be formally announced soon.  The new tourism board is part of the UAE’s three year plan to strengthen the UAE federation and develop a countrywide tourism statistics database to help industry observers assess the market accurately.  In the past tourism sector developments in the UAE were driven mainly by individual emirates – there has never been a federal tourism body. 
 

More General Travel News
Saudi Arabian Airlines wins best stand design award at Arabian Travel Market 2022
flydubai to operate some flights from Dubai World Central during runway refurbishment project at Dubai International
South Korea Pavilion among top five at Expo 2020 Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai to operate some flights from Du...
South Korea Pavilion among top five at E...
Collect souvenirs from the first Emirate...
Featured Sights To See
Shakir Ali Museum

Shakir Ali Museum

Lahore, Pakistan

This museum was established in the memory of Shakir Ali, an art professor who taught at the prestigious National College of Art. Apart from his personal belongings which are on display, his paintings and drawings are also showcased in a gallery. In addition to his work, the art of other contemporary artists are also on display. A research library containing a wide collection of art books is locate...

Fundacia Joan Mira

Fundacia Joan Mira

Barcelona, Spain

A museum of modern art that showcases a large collection of the works of Joan Mira....

Umm Qais

Umm Qais

Amman, Jordan

During Roman times, Umm Qais was known as Gadara.  It was a city of the Decapolis, a loose confederation of cities in the Roman province of Syria.  Other members included Philadelphia (Amman), Gerash, and Damascus.  Gadara thrived under the Romans, but quickly declined after their empire fell.  It was a small village when Islam arrived in the seventh century, and abandoned soon...

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Istanbul, Turkey

Not many cities can match the archaeological heritage of Istanbul.  The Istanbul Archaeological Museum is dedicated to that heritage.  The complex in the first courtyard of Topkapi Palace actually consists of three museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient, and the Museum of Islamic Art.  The museum was founded in 1891 by Osman Hamdi Bey in order to preven...