Articles tagged “abu dhabi”

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Zainab Fattah and Tracy Alloway, Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi is smart to integrate this museum into its tourism planning, and to think big. These days, nothing less than a world-class Louvre, Guggenheim, or Smithsonian will attract real visitation.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

It didn't hurt that there was already a U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi Airport. This could be the first step in seeing the ban lifted at other Middle Eastern Airports.

3 months ago

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

4 months ago

Etihad Thinks Its Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility Has an Edge Over Other Gulf Carriers

Etihad Thinks Its Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility Has an Edge Over Other Gulf Carriers

Deena Kamel Yousef and Misha Savic, Bloomberg

Though adding more U.S. pre-clearance facilities in gulf carrier hubs is a win-win for airlines and airports, we'd be surprised if pre-clearance expands across the Middle East given the travel ban involving several countries in the region.

6 months ago

SeaWorld Is Planning an Orca-Free Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld Is Planning an Orca-Free Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Paul Barbagallo, Bloomberg

Killer whales have been the biggest stars — and biggest generators of controversy — at SeaWorld. It will be interesting to see how the company builds a theme park without them, and how visitors respond.

9 months ago

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

A 12-minute commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? That's not a bad little jaunt if the hype in Hyperloop turns out to be merely a coincidence. The test is in line with Dubai's penchant to be a first-mover and to do things big.

10 months ago

How Abu Dhabi Airport Prepares for 45 Million Passengers

How Abu Dhabi Airport Prepares for 45 Million Passengers

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Abu Dhabi is preparing for dramatic growth ahead of demand by modernizing IT systems and introducing more automation to the passenger process. This is a general trend at major international hubs, which serve as convenient transfer terminals for extra long-haul flights, and want to have passengers spending more time shopping or dining and less time standing in line.

2 years ago

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

Greg Oates, Skift

While there's significant interest among U.S. associations to organize conventions in the Arabian Middle East, only one third have done so due to a young regional industry in the Gulf still learning how to engage Western convention planners.

2 years ago

Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim Outposts Still Have Human Rights Problems

Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim Outposts Still Have Human Rights Problems

Adam Schreck, Associated Press

The U.S. institutions have specialized in turning a blind eye into what goes on abroad in their name.

3 years ago

Abu Dhabi Airport’s U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance Program Is Extended

Abu Dhabi Airport’s U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance Program Is Extended

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It's a great convenience for travellers to cut down the delays on arrival.

3 years ago

More Hotels and More Flights by Etihad Drive Abu Dhabi Growth

More Hotels and More Flights by Etihad Drive Abu Dhabi Growth

Khaleej Times

Over a 25% year over year growth is either a math error or a sign of a number of different things working for Abu Dhabi.

3 years ago

Abu Dhabi Hotels Roll Out Promotions to Drive End of Ramadan Tourism

Abu Dhabi Hotels Roll Out Promotions to Drive End of Ramadan Tourism

Haseeb Haider, Khaleej Times

A full week off for a family-themed holiday is every destination's dream of tourism gold.

3 years ago