Dubai UAE, January 13, 2015: The Dubai Food Festival 2015’s full and flavorsome line-up of new and returning gastronomic consumer and business events, celebrity chefs, activities and promotions, has been announced today by Dubai Festivals and Retails Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Marking the Festival’s second edition, this, Read More

Travel agents and tour operators said that the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has increased the cost of the single entry, 30-day tourist visa from Dh210 to Dh250 from January 1, and has withdrawn the 10-day grace period and the option to extend it for a month. While immediate, Read More

MONTREAL, Canada – Toronto global hub international expansion continues with new route to the Middle East. Air Canada today said that it will launch non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai beginning in November 2015. The new route will extend the airline’s international network farther into the Middle East at a time of increased travel, Read More


Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation – from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre – to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most, Read More

Dubai’s aggressive promotional and marketing campaign is set to pick up momentum with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) participating in nine major overseas exhibitions in addition to organizing exclusive road shows in 13 countries from September to December 2004. Dubai will continue to be in the global spotlight as more than, Read More

Passenger movement at Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2004 showed a phenomenal growth of 27 percent over the same period last year, while Dubai Cargo Village registered a 21.7 percent growth having handled 535,212 tonnes of cargo. Total number of passengers registered at 10,413,782 in the first half of 2004 as, Read More

Dubai’S rapidly-expanding MICE infrastructure, aggressive marketing and promotional initiatives by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB) and the unfaltering global interest have resulted in the emirate being chosen for hosting 12 high-profile international conventions and three regional gatherings this year.

World famous haute couture celebrity Giorgio Armani has rolled up his ‘designer’ sleeves off to wow the trade with the ‘bellissima’ chain of luxury hotels he designs while keeping a finger on the fashion pulse. Giorgio Armani SpA and EMAAR properties signed a partnership to create a worldwide collection of Armani luxury hotels and, Read More

Desert Conservation Reserve becomes the first internationally-recognized and fully-protected conservation area anywhere in the Middle East to be established in Dubai. The reserve will be centered on Al Maha Desert Resort, the Emirates Group cameo hotel 45 minutes outside the city, in a major initiative emphasizing Emirates’ commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental protection, Read More

Teutonic television group to highlight destination on international earthTV broadcasts Turn on the television in many parts of the world, from Hong Kong to Paris – and TELCAST’s earth television network can be seen highlighting the world’s most interesting destinations. The world’s largest remote controlled broadcast camera network, with 60 cameras and counting, chooses, Read More