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Take a ride through Sir Bani Yas Island’s culture and history

Anantara resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island are taking guests on an unforgettable journey to explore Emirati culture and heritage on its Culture and History Drive. Sir Bani Yas Island is the Royal Nature Reserve established by the lat

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New hotel manager for Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, a luxurious hotel in the UAE capital, has appointed Allana Thomas as its hotel manager. Joining from Stamford Plaza in Auckland, New Zealand as hotel manager, Thomas brings with her 19 years of e

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Banana Island Resort Doha to mark Anantara milestone

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, the luxury hospitality brand’s first island resort in the Middle East, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide this month. Since the first p

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66 islands ready for tourism investment in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia continues to evolve and refine its tourism ventures with 66 islands ready for investment, according to an announcement by Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), said a report. Rustom Al-Kubaisi, head of

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Residents evacuated after Reef Island fire

Scores of occupants of a major luxury residential complex in Bahrain were evacuated yesterday (February 11) after a fire broke out in a restaurant on the ground floor of one of the buildings. Plumes of smoke were seen over Reef Island after th

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Malaysia's Gaya Island offers exclusive diving experience

Gaya Island, an underwater haven of vibrant marine life diversity in Malaysia's Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, is offering guests an exclusive diving experience into the clear water of Borneo.   The park is

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UK builder Kier inks Dubai project contract

UK builder Kier has won a £25-million ($36 million) infrastructure contract from UAE-based Meraas Holding for its upcoming Bluewaters Island project off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residences. The contract, the second for th

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HamacLand comes to Banana Island Resort Doha

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, a leading resort in the Qatari capital, has introduced a new concept of a private floating lounge with the launch of HamacLand. This innovation, which measures 13-sq-m, offers a dedicated space on

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Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate―has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island, the Arabian Gulf’s first cruise beach stopover in Abu Dhabi. Two

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6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Bonin islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 112 km southeast of Japan's Bonin islands on Friday, about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the capital, the US Geological Survey said.   The quake, at a depth of 10 km, hit at 0

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