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Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction
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Abu Dhabi - Destination Of Distinction

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  • 1. Abu Dhabi ‘ Ahlan Wa Sahlan’ to a destination of distinction
  • 2. <ul><li>One of the most fascinating emerging business & leisure destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Voted one of the top ten places to visit in 2010 by leading international </li></ul><ul><li>travel guides Lonely Planet and Frommer’s </li></ul><ul><li>Experiencing tourism and infrastructure growth at time when most of </li></ul><ul><li>world static </li></ul>
  • 3. Abu Dhabi – heritage & culture <ul><li>Spice & mystique of an Arabian </li></ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming – warm hospitality is </li></ul><ul><li>in the genes </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually crime-free </li></ul><ul><li>Voted by Mercer Consultants as </li></ul><ul><li>‘ the safest city in the Middle East’ </li></ul><ul><li>Almost year-round sunshine </li></ul>
  • 4. Abu Dhabi – nature & adventure <ul><li>200 natural islands </li></ul><ul><li>Unspoilt desert </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible marine life </li></ul><ul><li>Lush oases </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant wildlife </li></ul>
  • 5. Improved Access to the emirate   <ul><li>Abu Dhabi International Airport </li></ul><ul><li>30 km from city centre, approx 30-40 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of new carriers – nine alone in 2009 - and improved visa process </li></ul><ul><li>New Terminal 3 with Etihad first & business class lounges and upmarket retail experience </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) investing in new multi-billion international airport – </li></ul><ul><li>ultimate capacity of 40 million passengers by 2015 </li></ul>
  • 6. Abu Dhabi Emirate <ul><li>Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE) </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi is both a city, and an Emirate </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi emirate is made up of three distinct regions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Al Ain [Eastern region] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Al Gharbia [Western region] </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Abu Dhabi city <ul><li>Vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 2.1 million residents </li></ul><ul><li>90 minutes drive from Dubai </li></ul>
  • 8. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque <ul><li>Abu Dhabi landmark at entrance to Abu Dhabi city </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest handmade carpet </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest crystal chandelier </li></ul><ul><li>Can accommodate 40,000 worshippers </li></ul><ul><li>Open to non-muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Guided tours every Sunday – Thursday at 10am </li></ul><ul><li>For bookings email zayedmosquetour@adta.ae </li></ul>
  • 9. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre <ul><li>Largest exhibition centre in Gulf region @ 55,000 sqm </li></ul><ul><li>Largest indoor auditorium </li></ul><ul><li>Two interconnecting hotels – Aloft Abu Dhabi (opened Nov 09) and Hyatt at Capital Centre (completion due 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>7 more on-site hotels in planning as part of Capital Gate project </li></ul>
  • 10. Abu Dhabi – the happening place for business <ul><li>In 2009 Abu Dhabi hosted over 100 events </li></ul><ul><li>attracting over 1.8 million guests, including: </li></ul><ul><li>ADIPEC (International Petroleum) </li></ul><ul><li>World Future Energy Summit </li></ul><ul><li>Gastech </li></ul><ul><li>IDEX (International Defense) – the largest exhibition in the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>GIBTM – largest gathering of meetings professionals in the region </li></ul>
  • 11. Al Ain [Eastern Region] <ul><li>Traditional home of Abu Dhabi’s Ruling Al Nahyan family </li></ul><ul><li>Often called ‘The Oasis City’ or ‘The Garden City’ </li></ul><ul><li>Al Ain means ‘the spring’ in Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>One of world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements – rich in archeological sites </li></ul><ul><li>90 minutes drive from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai </li></ul>
  • 12. Al Gharbia [Western Region] <ul><li>An adventure playground – some of world’s most dramatic desert & stunning natural offshore islands </li></ul><ul><li>Described as ‘where the desert meets the sea’ </li></ul><ul><li>Majestic gateway to ‘Rub Al Khali’ [The Empty Quarter] </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase for authentic heritage – desert tribes, date & camel festivals </li></ul><ul><li>90 minutes drive ++ from Abu Dhabi </li></ul>
  • 13. Hotel guest growth 2009 & 2010 <ul><li>Abu Dhabi achieved 2% rise in hotel guests for 2009 – bucking declining </li></ul><ul><li>international trends </li></ul><ul><li>ADTA targeting 1.65 million hotel guests for 2010 – a 10% increase on </li></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Seven luxury hotels opened on Yas Island in Nov 09 alone </li></ul><ul><li>Leading European hospitality brands making their debut in 2010 </li></ul>
  • 14. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi <ul><li>Icon on Abu Dhabi’s magnificent Corniche, opened 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra-luxurious hotel, managed by Kempinski </li></ul><ul><li>1.3km of beautiful, private beach </li></ul><ul><li>Private marina under construction to open Q3 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>2 helicopter pads </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Cultural District, Saadiyat Island exhibition on display open daily from 10am to 10pm </li></ul>
  • 15. Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi <ul><li>Bein Al Jesrein area [‘Between the Two Bridges’], only 20 mins from airport </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes from centre of Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>215 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>Private beach and marina </li></ul><ul><li>Upmarket Qaryat Al Beri souk full of souvenirs, treasures and fine dining </li></ul><ul><li>Opened 2008 – and four-star Traders Hotel opened 2009 </li></ul>
  • 16. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi <ul><li>Bein Al Jesrein area [‘Between the Two Bridges’], next to Traders Hotel & Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri </li></ul><ul><li>Business traveller focus </li></ul><ul><li>369 luxurious guest rooms & suites </li></ul><ul><li>Private beach </li></ul><ul><li>Two Marco Pierre White restaurants – Frankies and MPW Steakhouse & Grill </li></ul><ul><li>Opened October 2009 </li></ul>
  • 17. The Yas Hotel, Yas Island <ul><li>The Yas Hotel forms centrepiece of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit & straddles F1™ track </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by ALDAR </li></ul><ul><li>252 deluxe and 247 executive rooms and suites all with exceptional views </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts two Georges V (of ‘Buddha Bar’ fame) concept bars – Skylite on main rooftop and Rush in adrenaline-evoking bridge above the circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Opened November 2009 </li></ul>
  • 18. Anantara Desert Resort & Spa, Sir Bani Yas Island <ul><li>Voted one of the world’s greatest hotels by Conde Nast Traveller in the magazine’s Gold List 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Bani Yas Island in Western Region – 2 hrs drive from Abu Dhabi and 20 mins ferry. Or 1 hr by seaplane </li></ul><ul><li>87 sq km island, former private Royal nature reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Home to Arabian Wildlife Park & one of world’s largest free-roaming herds of Arabian Oryx </li></ul><ul><li>Opened 2008 </li></ul>
  • 19. Qasr al Sarab, Liwa <ul><li>Five-star luxury desert resort in Liwa desert on edge of Rub Al Khali [The Empty Quarter’] </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by TDIC, managed by Anantara </li></ul><ul><li>Desert activities including falconry, camel riding, star-gazing and excursions into Rub Al Khali </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Private 500-metre air strip & runway being developed </li></ul><ul><li>Opened December 2009 </li></ul>
  • 20. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi <ul><li>Luxurious 318 room five-star hotel and 172 room fully-serviced hotel apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Near Khalifa Park on eastern side of Abu Dhabi city </li></ul><ul><li>20 minutes from airport & 30 mins from city </li></ul><ul><li>Signature Teatro restaurant and traditional gastro-pub, Coopers </li></ul><ul><li>Opened Q1 2010 </li></ul>
  • 21. Coming up in 2010…. <ul><li>Bridgeway Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by Europe’s luxury brand, The Rocco Forte Hotel Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Brand’s first foray into Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by TDIC </li></ul><ul><li>Features 2 spectacular 11-story towers </li></ul><ul><li>On Airport Road, close to Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) </li></ul>
  • 22. Coming up in 2010…. <ul><li>Grand Canal Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Themed on gracious waterways of Venice </li></ul><ul><li>Operated by JW Marriott </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) </li></ul><ul><li>Opposite Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri, Traders & Fairmont </li></ul>
  • 23. Coming up in 2010…. <ul><li>Hili Rayhaan, Al Ain </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Wahat Hili [‘Oases of Hili’] mall development in north district of Al Ain </li></ul><ul><li>Five-star hotel operated by Rotana </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol-free property with 257 rooms and suites </li></ul><ul><li>Only 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi airport and close to heritage sites of Al Ain city </li></ul>
  • 24. Yas Island <ul><li>One of the most exciting new developments in Abu Dhabi, envisioned as a mega-entertainment destination </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to Saadiyat Island and mainland by 5-lane dual Sheikh Khalifa Highway. 20 - 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi city </li></ul><ul><li>Open to date – Yas Marina Circuit & seven hotel and hotel apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Opening this year – Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course, Ferrari World </li></ul><ul><li>Yas Mall to open 2012 - Warner Bros theme park and Yas Island Waterpark in planning </li></ul>
  • 25. Yas Island Hotels <ul><li>The Yas Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi & Staybridge Suites </li></ul><ul><li>Rezidor Park Inn </li></ul><ul><li>Radisson Blu </li></ul><ul><li>Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island </li></ul>
  • 26. Yas Island – Yas Marina Circuit <ul><li>Home of Etihad Airways F1™ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix </li></ul><ul><li>Action 365-days a year with major motorsports events – eg. GP2 Asia Series, plus Australian V8s, International Drag Racing and FIA GT Championships Series </li></ul><ul><li>Track Days </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon – Driving Academy & go-karting </li></ul>
  • 27. Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course <ul><li>Region’s first true links golf course, designed by Kyle Phillips </li></ul><ul><li>Opens March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Features 7,450 yard par 72 course </li></ul><ul><li>All 18 holes benefit from ocean views with rolling hills </li></ul><ul><li>Andalucía clubhouse features sports bar & fine dining restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>All 7 Yas Island hotels in close proximity and offer ‘stay & play’ packages </li></ul>
  • 28. Yas Island – Yas Marina <ul><li>143 berth Marina </li></ul><ul><li>Yas Yacht Club opens Q2 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Features lounges & cigar bars, including internationally recognised ‘Monte Carlo Stars N Bars’ </li></ul><ul><li>Family-friendly F1™ themed restaurant also planned </li></ul>
  • 29. Yas Island – Ferrari World <ul><li>World’s first – and only – Ferrari theme park </li></ul><ul><li>Opens Q4 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 hectare leisure development features over 20 rides & attractions </li></ul><ul><li>Includes two Ferrari rollercoaster rides, a G-Force ride, F1™ simulators and much much more </li></ul><ul><li>Options for private group entrance and exclusive park use </li></ul>
  • 30. Saadiyat Island <ul><li>Will have world’s largest concentration of premier cultural institutions in its Cultural District </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Zayed National Museum; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; the Louvre Abu Dhabi; a performing arts centre and a maritime museum </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural District due for completion 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Open now – Manarat al Saadiyat exhibition centre and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club </li></ul>
  • 31. Manarat al Saadiyat <ul><li>Visitor and exhibition centre on Abu Dhabi’s flagship Saadiyat Island </li></ul><ul><li>Translates as ‘place that provides enlightenment’ </li></ul><ul><li>Will host dedicated space for touring international cultural & art exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Will comprise 4 major galleries, central events space, 250-seat theatre and restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Phase One open now – permanent Saadiyat Island exhibition and ‘Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery’ </li></ul>
  • 32. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club <ul><li>Is Arabian Gulf’s first and only ‘ocean’ course with several beachfront holes </li></ul><ul><li>18-hole ‘ocean’ masterpiece designed by Gary Player </li></ul><ul><li>Over a third of course has views of Saadiyat coastline and dolphins spotted regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Opened Q1 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry has designed the official Club House, due to open 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Will have nine hotels opening in phases – commencing with St Regis Hotel & Residences and Park Hyatt in 2011 </li></ul>
  • 33. World-Class Leisure Events <ul><li>ADTA Leisure Events: </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, January </li></ul><ul><li>Al Ain Aerobatic Show, January </li></ul><ul><li>Gourmet Abu Dhabi, February </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, March </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, March </li></ul><ul><li>Summer in Abu Dhabi, July </li></ul><ul><li>Rally Abu Dhabi, December </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge, December </li></ul>ADTA has built a solid events and promotions product base, aimed at enriching the lives of visitors and residents alike and delivering heightened destination awareness.
  • 34. World-Class Business Events <ul><li>GIBTM, March </li></ul><ul><li>World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi, December </li></ul><ul><li>World Health Care Congress, December </li></ul><ul><li>Coming in 2012: </li></ul><ul><li>World Ophthalmology Congress </li></ul><ul><li>World Route Development Forum </li></ul>ADTA-backed business events:
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