Marina Mall has recreated a famous Austrian park, Volksgarten, much to the delight of expatriates who will not be able to escape the summer heat. Read Article Tiptoe through the tulips ... in Abu Dhabi
A new classification system introduced by the Tourism Development Department in Ajman aims to give tourists a better idea of what the hotels have to offer. Read Article Ajman hotels keen to make the new grades as ratings system come into play
Ajman tourism authority is trying to attract regional travellers who are now looking for alternative destinations in the wake of the Arab Spring. Read Article Ajman: the next destination for Muslim travellers?
Skai Holdings, which is building the property, says it will feature 10 of the world's "best restaurants" as well as a gourmet market, bakery, beach club and three outdoor swimming pools. Read Article $1 billion Viceroy Hotel set for Palm Jumeirah
The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) is working on new rules with the marine police after complaints from hotels say that noisy jet skis are endangering guests. Read Article Hotels join call to curb jet skis on Abu Dhabi beaches
The first dedicated facility for attracting medical tourists to the capital will open on Saadiyat Island next month. Read Article Need to visit a hospital? Take holiday on Saadiyat
The Dh 500 million development project on Sir Bu Nair Island will include a hotel, souqs, villas, a camping area, a marina, a museum and an amphitheatre. Read Article Sharjah's ecotourism plan for island home of rare wildlife
Leisure events take a hit as weather forces tourism companies to cancel activities. Read Article UAE tour operators sink in the wet conditions
With several hotels due to open before summer, existing big brands balance check-in numbers against need to avoid an aggressive price war. Read Article Abu Dhabi hotel managers worry about oversupply
Founder of AskAli.com has been named social media ambassador for Seawings tour operator. Read Article Ali Al Saloom takes on new role in the sky
Emirati tourism 'ambassadors' were told about the need to get tourists to taste Emirati food.
Read Article Whetting appetites for Emirati food
Ras Al Khaimah announced the ban on Monday but later clarified that it is not outlawed - just strongly discouraged. Read Article Bikini ban will not hurt tourism, say RAK hoteliers
The Atlantis salon is the first to offer non-invasive treatments such as botox and fillers to tourists and residents.
Read Article Scalpel-free beauty boosts at Dubai hotel spa
Here is a look at how various cultures in the UAE have imported their cuisines and where to buy the ingredients. A hunger for home
Baniyas will have home field and a man advantage on Al Khor in the second leg of their Gulf Clubs Championship final after drawing 1-1 to the Qatar club, which saw their Brazilian striker Bruno Mineiro sent off. Late gains for Baniyas
Istanbul's famous mosque tries to strike balance between religion and tourism money by providing tourists with coverings. Thomas Seibert reports Turkey tightens Blue Mosque dress code
David Beckham was recognised all over the world, yet he never changed, never thought he was too big time, never avoided the dressing room banter. Beckham was not too big time to his friends
The Italian marque is unbelievably, half a century old. To celebrate, the world's largest ever gathering of those outrageous sports cars assembled in its hometown. Lamborghini is still crazy after all these years
The dialect of the mountain tribes in Ras Al Khaimah is a living example of the history of the Arabic language's evolution in the region.
Produced by Paul O Driscoll Video: Talking Shehhi – a dialect from RAK's mountain tribes
My Year At The National
May 16 - Aug 31, 2013
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