Emeco Tourism News

Thanks to our business partners, we achieved our targets for the 1st quarter of the year after a remarkable 2017.

Our books show that since the opening of the Louvre Museum, the demand for on Abu Dhabi as destination was doubled comparing to the last 2 years. This last addition put Abu Dhabi on the map of the most attractive destinations, we have seen this tremendous change in the French and Benelux markets. Last month Emeco Tourism organized a FAM trip for the French Market to Abu Dhabi with the partnership of Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi for Culture and Tourism, Jumeirah Group and Emirates Palace Hotel. All participants enjoyed a mix of adventure and culture activities during the 4 days program.

What’s new in Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros Indoor Park is set to open next July on Yas Island.  
Set to be one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks when it opens on Yas Island on 25 July 2018, Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi will bring together all your favorite Warner Bros characters and stories under one roof to offer you an enthralling, captivating day out for all the family. Walk through the iconic Warner Bros, shield and be transported to a whole new world of action, adventure, wackiness and more, in which you can create and enjoy many a memorable moment! 
Six truly immersive lands - Warner Bros. Plaza, Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch - will come together to create an unparalleled fan experience. Expect everyone from Batman to Bugs Bunny, Superman to Scooby-Doo amongst 29 state-of-the-art thrilling rides, a host of interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment. There’s also multiple dining options, from grab-and-go to full-service sit-down restaurants and cafes, and a variety of enticing retail offerings from which you can choose your favorite Warner Bros inspired souvenirs.

New property on Saadiyat Island: Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas 
Set on a spectacular 9km stretch of pristine white beach on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island, featuring idyllic beaches that are home to indigenous Hawksbill turtles, Louvre Abu Dhabi, the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind five-star property with a regal presence. With striking modern Arabic architecture and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views, the luxury property, which is nestled amongst swaying palms and soothing water features, appeals to discerning leisure, business and MICE guests seeking a new resort and destination experience. The resort offer 327 rooms and suites and 13 beach villas where casual elegance meets contemporary style to reflect the resort’s premier beach-side setting. You will find a range of accommodation options, including Club Rotana executive rooms with added privileges and personalised service.
With seven modern dining options that promise fresh ingredients, authentic flavours and new culinary experiences, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a dining destination with a difference.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas offers several exquisite venues, from three fully-equipped banquet and event rooms and an elegant ballroom to The Lawn, a spectacular outdoor event venue designed for incentive gala dinner.

Jumeirah to Operate a New Luxury Destination In Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, today announced it has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi United Hospitality LLC to develop Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi.  Expected to welcome guests from September 2018, Al Wathba Desert Resort will be developed by leading hospitality company, Abu Dhabi United Hospitality and operated by Jumeirah.

A luxurious, quintessential Arabian-style hotel set in the desert 50 km to the south east of Abu Dhabi in the Al Wathba District, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort will be a key addition to Abu Dhabi’s and UAE’s luxury hospitality offering. Spread over an area of more than 20,000 meters square, it will comprise of 90 hotel rooms and 13 villas, with complementary premium facilities including all-day-dining, pool and rooftop bars, Talise spa and an offsite desert camp along with other leisure options as well as conference and meeting facilities. Set against a backdrop of pristine sand, the Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort aims to provide a luxurious and holistic experience of the Arabian hospitality set within a classic Arabian ambience. With this strategic addition, Jumeirah will expand its luxury portfolio, which currently extends to 20 luxurious hotels and resorts around the world. Jumeirah has a strong pipeline with 18 hotel management agreements signed for its luxury Jumeirah hotels and resorts, and a further five agreements in place for its recently launched second brand, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, a luxury 4* hotel in Dubai.

What’s new in Dubai

First floating hotel has opened in Dubai
The legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner finally opened on Wednesday, April 18 as a magnificent hotel in Dubai. Docked permanently at Port Rashid, the ship feature 13 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The 13-deck hotel boasts 224 refurbished rooms and suites, Each of the QE2’s cabins and suites feature either the original portholes, floor-to-ceiling-windows or balconies that peer out onto the Arabian Gulf or Dubai’s skyline.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 lobby is a home to an interactive museum portraying the origins of the QE2, reproducing three iconic spaces from the ship: the bridge, a first class cabin and the Queens Room. Guests also find casual and fine dining options, along with several nightlife destinations. A spa and pool deck are also in the works…The Queen Elizabeth 2 ship first set sail in 1967 and was considered to be an engineering marvel. Over the years, the ship has welcomed guests including Nelson Mandela, Elizabeth Taylor, Buzz Aldrin and David Bowie. In her lifetime the QE2 would complete 1,400 voyages before retiring in 2008.

Coming soon: The Museum Of The Future
“See the Future, Create the Future”
The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovation and designs, currently under construction in Dubai. Opening in 2019, the Museum of the Future builds on over 5 years of temporary immersive explorations held at the World Government Summit. These popups led to the conception of the Dubai Future Foundation and the permanent Museum of the Future, which is set to become the world's largest and most exciting way to discover tomorrow's trends and opportunities. The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas, a driver for innovation, and a destination for inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Please contact Mr. Tarek Farouk for further details at emirates@euromic.com