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UK visitors to Abu Dhabi up 13 per cent

The number of hotel guests from the UK staying in Abu Dhabi grew by 12.9 per cent during the first six months of this year, with more than two million visitors having travelled to the emirate so far in 2018, representing a five per cent increase on 2017
08/08/2018

Pictured: Emirati capital Abu Dhabi is attracting an increasing number of business visitors from the UK

The number of hotel guests from the UK staying in Abu Dhabi grew by 12.9 per cent during the first six months of this year, with more than two million visitors overall having travelled to the emirate so far in 2018, representing a five per cent increase on 2017.


In June, the number of hotel guests in Abu Dhabi rose by 6 per cent compared to the same month last year, while the UK posted a 14.5 per cent increase for the month. The figures related to both business and leisure visitors to the UAE capital.


In other meetings news from the destination, the director of the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau was recently appointed as chairperson of the Middle East chapter of ICCA. Mubarak Al Shamisi succeeds outgoing chair Khalifa Al Qubaisi and will oversee efforts to strengthen the association’s presence in the region “in line with the repaid expansion witnessed by the congress and conference sector”, says the Department of Culture and Tourism,


Meanwhile, in a development likely to be of interest to incentive organisers, Warner Brother’s World, the first ever Warner Brothers-branded indoor theme park, has opened on Yas Island. The park offers six separate areas, including Gotham City and Cartoon Junction, and is home to almost 30 different fairground rides.


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