Hotels

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Will Delay For One Year

CEO for luxury hotel Ritz Carlton, Simon Cooper, said on Monday they will likely delay the opening of their new hotel in Abu Dhabi by one year.   Simon said the new hotel is relatively on schedule and will probably open in 2012.  He said their second hotel in Dubai at Dubai International Financial Center will open by the end of the year. 

Tourism in Dubai accounts for nearly 20% of GDP and has been under more pressure because fewer people are taking a holiday during the economic downturn.  Cooper explained that Dubai hotels are more impacted than hotels in other regions, noting that Ritz Carlton Hotels in Bahrain, Qatar, and Egypt are doing well.
 

More Hotels
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, will be closed for renovation in summer 2018
Hilton’s ‘bleisure’ travel option – a new way to work and play
Family friendly hotels most popular for long weekends
Latest Travel News
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, will be clo...
Etihad Airways National Day takeover of ...
World’s longest urban zipline launches i...
Featured Sights To See
Camp X Theatre

Camp X Theatre

Copenhagen, Denmark

For an artistic experience visit the Camp X which is a theatre featuring English as well as international artists. On weekdays its timings are between 2 pm till 6 pm while on weekends it’s open for the general public from 2 pm to 4 pm.   Address: Smallegade 2 & Frederiksberg Allé 102 (Next to City Hall) Telephone: +45 70 20 10 31                     ...

Glendalough

Glendalough

Dublin, Ireland

The monastery at Glendalough was founded at the start of the sixth century by Saint Kevin, a descendant of one of Ireland's ruling families.  Kevin wanted to live the life of an ascetic and commune with nature.  Soon enough, Glendalough, meaning Valley of the Two Lakes, became a thriving monastery and town, attracting students from all over Ireland.  Unfortunately, that attracted th...

Notre Dame Basilica

Notre Dame Basilica

Montreal, Canada

Notre Dame Basilica is one of Montreal’s most beautiful buildings.  The parish housed in the church dates back to 1657, but by the start of the nineteenth century had outgrown its building.  Notre Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829, and was consecrated in 1828.  It was designed by Irish-American architect James O’Donnell.  A Protestant, O’Donnell converted to Catholi...

Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)

Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)

Lisbon, Portugal

If Padrao dos Descobrimentos is the monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery then Torre de Belem symbolises the essence of it. Almost like a stand-alone chess piece, the tower was built to be a defence point along Lisbon’s harbour with Manueline designed filigree stonework and even a stone rhinoceros below the western tower. You can explore the small dungeons and climb the narrow, rickety staircase...