A more cultural focus is attempted in the ultra-modern city of Dubai, as the emirate's tourism authorities invest in its preserving its heritage. As part of this initiative, a restoration project has already begun in the Shindagha District, a setting filled with buildings of important historic value including the iconic Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House. Sheikh Mohammed recently visited the site to evaluate its progress and was pleased to see how the works were quickly advancing.
The First Group, a property developer and F&B specialist in Dubai, has signed a new deal with the Endemol Shine Group to bring the first MasterChef the TV Experience restaurant to Dubai. The experience is based on the popular MasterChef reality TV series, and it will showcase recipes and dishes from the contestants who have appeared on the series from all over the world.
The Barcelo Hotel Group has opened two new properties in the United Arab Emirates. The Spanish hotel group expanded its portfolio with the launch of the Barcelo Residences Dubai Marina on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah island, and the Occidental Sharjah Grand Hotel in the neighbouring emirate. The hotel group is planning to operate seven properties in the United Arab Emirates by the end of the year.
The Jumeirah Group's newest brand will be debuting in Dubai this spring with the opening of Zabeel House by Jumeirah Al Seef. The hotel will be the first in the group's new "Upscale-Casual" collection. The property will have 200 guest rooms, four restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, and a rooftop infinity pool with views overlooking Al Seef and Dubai Creek.
Dubai International Airport is working to keep transiting passengers in the city for a bit longer with a program designed to get them exploring the city. The airport is one of the busiest in the world, with 50 million passengers coming through it each year. Of those, roughly 46 million do not visit the city, and tourism officials hope to reduce that number.
Get in touch with our experts
- March 21, 2018 Dubai Shindagha Heritage project continues to advance
- March 20, 2018 New MasterChef TV Experience restaurant to launch in Dubai
- March 19, 2018 Barcelo Hotel Group opens two new hotels in Dubai and Sharjah
- March 16, 2018 The Zabeel House by Jumeirah Al Seef will open this spring in Dubai
- March 15, 2018 Transiting passengers could soon tour Dubai
Explore dubai your wayTailor made dubai holidays
For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, we have years of experience at organising tailor-made holidays.
Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists
Our expert tour consultants will be pleased to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropiate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.