The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised a number of cultural activities across the emirate to promote reading as a leisure activity, particularly amongst the younger generation. The activities included specialised book fairs, with DCT Abu Dhabi offering up to 50% discounts on more than 400 titles published by the Department.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, an initiative by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is organising two panels in March as part of the Month of Reading to help promote a culture of reading in the UAE.
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, reported record growth in overnight visitors from Japan, crossing the 100,000 mark for the first time at the end of 2018.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged for the creation of a tourism corridor between member countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in order to promote regional connectivity. While addressing a leaders’ round table conference in China, the prime minister congratulated President Xi Jinping on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and said that China is an example of “a great success of the modern age.”
As a voracious reader myself, I have always admired the initiatives taken by Sharjah to promote the reading habit.
Whatever Dubai does, it does so with a touch of class. Its fondness for the Number 1 slot makes Dubai the world’s most inspiring and sought-after destination. Strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions have placed the Emirate among the top ranks.
The Rosa Khutor resort in the Caucasus Mountains is becoming a favourite of Russian skiers, and an alternative to ski trips to Europe.
We had arrived in Fez that day. A man had grabbed our bags from the taxi and led us at a half-run through the first gate, then another, over a small footbridge and deep into the labyrinth of 9,600 narrow lanes inside the ancient walled city.
In late January, as the polar vortex of 2019 gripped the Midwest, my group of friends were enjoying some rest and relaxation at a resort on Minnesota’s icy North Shore.