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Missao Impossivel… teve suporte do Governo local

Postado por: raquel em 28/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

CAST APPRECIATION: The cast and crew of MI: Ghost Protocal presented Sheikh Mohammed with tokens of appreciation after filming completed

Pendurado a centenas de metros no ar, do prédio mais alto do mundo, Tom Cruise ainda consegue parecer uma estrela de Hollywood.

Estas últimas imagens de Tom Cruise de filmar “Missão: Impossível Espírito Protocolo foram feitas pelo  diretor do Jornal diario de Dubai: 7DAYS ‘ , Sr.  Mohammed Zein, durante uma visita à plataforma de observação At The Top.

Havia um publico de 40 ou 50 pessoas na plataforma de visualização, todos amontoados tentando tirar fotos. Eles haviam fechado parte do off varanda ao ar livre, onde aconteceram as filmagens.

O 1º sistema de audiencia de TV da regiao sera desenvolvido aqui nos Emirados Arabes

Postado por: raquel em 28/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

AT Kearney said television was by far the most important advertisement channel in the Middle East and therefore also the most important channel for pan Arab advertising revenue growth. (ITP Images)

AT Kearney disse que a televisão era de longe o canal de propaganda o mais importante no Oriente Médio e, portanto, também o canal mais importante para o crescimento pan árabes receitas de publicidade. (Imagens ITP)

O lançamento da região do primeiro sistema de medição de audiência da TV sera feito nos Emirados Arabes Unidos.

O projeto de medição da audiência televisiva (TAM)  será desenvolvido na sequência de um acordo assinado por um número de meios de telecomunicações e parceiros, incluindo o Conselho Nacional de Midia (CNM), Abu Dhabi Media Company, Dubai Media Incorporated, Sharjah Media Corporation, Etisalat, du e Kantar Media.

O projeto TAM irá envolver um dispositivo conhecido como um “peoplemeter”, que serão colocados em uma seleção de residência em toda o Pais e será usado para reunir estatísticas sobre os hábitos do país visualização de TV.

“O projeto visa gerar avaliações que serão usados ​​como moeda de troca para a indústria da mídia”…

“Este projeto representa um marco para a indústria de mídia nos Emirados Árabes Unidos. Isto irá fornecer uma base de informações para tomada de decisões em campanhas publicitárias”, o Conselho  Nacional de Midia declarou.

“Eventualmente medição de audiência irá conduzir mudanças significativas no cenário da mídia”

Zayed National Museum…em Abu Dhabi

Postado por: raquel em 25/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

Acabou de ser revelado como será a sede do “Zayed National Museum”, museu sobre vida,trabalho e conquistas do Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 1o. Presidente dos Emirados e considerado o “Pai da Nação”. O arquiteto escolhido foi o famoso Lord Norman Foster e a estrutura, com data prevista de conclusão em 2014, será composto por 5 pavilhões com altura de 124m, representando as penas das asas de um Falcão…. Um dos animais mais respeitados e considerados pelo mundo árabe. O museu em questão ficará localizado no Distrito Cultural da Ilha Saadiyat, local onde também se situarão outros museus, dentre eles o Louvre e o Guggenheim.

Peregrinacao para o Hajj tera inicio em 14 Nov.; Eid Al Adha no dia 16 Nov 2010

Postado por: raquel em 07/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

(Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

A peregrinacao para o Hajj em Meca (Arabia Saudita) eh a maior aglomeracao humana do mundo….vc sabia?! Sao aproximadamente 1milhao e 500 mil muculmanos e cobre a area de Meca e Medina, cidades consideradas sagradas para a religiao.

Apos religiosos da Arabia Saudita terem avistado vinais de Lua Crescente, fizeram os anuncios das datas em questao.

Datas do feriado oficial para Orgaos do Governo e Setor Privado serao anunciadas logo mais.

Preview: Tourism comes down to earth in Abu Dhabi…traducao logo mais

Postado por: raquel em 04/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

The first ever World Green Tourism event takes place in Abu Dhabi this month, but what is the emirate doing to be a ‘green destination’.

T he end of November will see a landmark event take place in Abu Dhabi as the emirate hosts the world’s first ever ‘World Green Tourism Event’. Sceptics might express some surprise that Abu Dhabi could play host to an eco-tourism event – after all, given its rapid pace of development and ongoing construction boom, not to mention the growth in energy consumption and pressure placed on it’s resources – how ‘green’ can Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry really be? Director general of the The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Mubarak Al Muhairi – who is hosting the event – admits that while there is a still “long way to go”, the World Green Tourism Event will be the ideal platform to highlight the ongoing initiatives taking place within Abu Dhabi as it seeks to position itself as a sustainability champion.

“We have a long way to go, it is true but every successful journey begins with first steps and we really are determined to promote environmental sustainability at every level of the industry,” he says. The ADTA has had some major success stories to shout about. For example, Last year, the 134-room five-star Al Raha Beach Hotel reduced its water consumption from 103 million litres in 2008 (that’s equivalent to 768,000 litres per room), to 34 million litres in 2009 (255,000 litres per room) through undergoing a simple maintenance overhaul. Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has a powerful environmental ethos and is taking steps to ensure that environmental stewardship is central to the design of resorts taking shape on Saadiyat Island, with elevated walkways being built from the resorts to the beach where hawksbill turtles lay their eggs, so as not to disturb these vital breeding grounds. Green hotels A major initiative launched by ADTA has been the ‘green hotel guidelines’ which it is now piloting across four properties currently in the early design stage. The plan is for the guidelines to be absorbed into Abu Dhabi’s hotel classification system by next year. “By the middle of 2011, all Abu Dhabi hotels and hotel apartments will have a green rating included in their star rating,” explains Al Muhairi. “These guidelines are part of a comprehensive programme of green initiatives the authority has devised to help deliver a world-class sustainable tourism destination in line with the Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 plan.” Added to that, ADTA is pioneering an Environmental, Health & Safety Management System (EHSMS) for the emirate’s tourism industry – the only one in the world to cover the entire tourism sector. The system has set strict targets for all hotels and hotel apartments to reduce energy by 10%, water by 20%, and waste by 20% and requires that hotels introduce their own EHSMS’s in order to meet those targets. “By the end of this month, all our five and four-star hotels and deluxe hotel apartments will have their own entity EHSMS and their own programmes to meet our targets,” states Al Muhairi. “By the end of December, all hotels and hotel apartments in Abu Dhabi – and that’s more than 120 – will have their own EHSMS – probably the highest number of hotels in any city.” Educating the industry For now, Al Muhairi says the biggest challenge in terms of tackling the issue of green tourism is educating the industry about why it is so important to be sustainable. “We are aware that many people associate environmental responsibility with additional capital cost,” he says. “That is not always the case and through education, workshops and seminars we are gradually getting the message across.” ADTA’s Tourism Standards department has been actively involved with hotel engineers to help in the roll out of their EHSMS, and Al Muhairi notes: “we have noticed a considerable shift in attitude from an initial skepticism to growing enthusiasm.” Al Muhairi hopes that the World Green Tourism event will be a major step towards influencing the integration of eco-tourism principles into the operations and policies of local tourism industry players. “The event has huge synergies with the authority’s overall vision of becoming an outstanding, globally recognised and sustainable destination of distinction,” says Al Muhairi. “The speaker line-up is really powerful and we will learn much from their experiences so I would urge all involved in the industry to attend.” World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi will give tourism leaders a chance to gain insight into sustainability in the tourism sector and help translate that knowledge into positive business improvements. Visitors will hear the opinions of sustainability leaders from around the world including Luigi Cabrini, director of sustainable development at the UNWTO and Bruce Poon Tip, founder of GAP Adventures. Q&A : Event director, Rick Theobold ATN: What is the aim of the event? World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi will be the first dedicated eco-tourism event in the Middle East and is set to shape the future of sustainable tourism. With an impressive line- up of speakers already confirmed it is shaping up to be a must-attend event for tourism leaders and investors seeking greater insights into sustainability. The programme will also look at fundamental issues such as the importance of green design and the challenges of ‘greening’ existing tourism facilities. ATN: Why are you holding it in Abu Dhabi ? Choosing Abu Dhabi is due to its full commitment to sustainable tourism. ADTA is the headline sponsor and its chairman, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, will deliver the opening address. Sheikh Sultan said: “In Abu Dhabi we are building an industry to make a difference on a number of levels – economically, to our social fabric and to the preservation of our cultural heritage and natural assets – in short, we are working not just for immediate benefits, but for the future.” He will set the tone for an event which we believe will have a tangible impact on the way tourism-related functions are managed in this region. ATN: Who is on the line-up at the event? A wide range of speakers from companies committed to sustainable tourism, including Arnfinn Oines, Six Senses Resorts and Spas; Gopinath Parayil, CEO, The Blue Yonder, India; Niels Eirik Nertun, director, Environment and Sustainability, SAS Group, and Stephen Ferrant, director, International Tourism Partnership. ATN: Who should attend the event and why? Sustainable tourism is the responsibility for everyone in the industry. The conference will bring together developers, owners, national and local government representatives, airlines, hoteliers, green tourism advocates and tour operators. There will also be an exhibition which will showcase a wide range of products, services and technologies related to green travel and tourism and existing or planned developments and projects that contribute towards a more sustainable approach to travel and tourism. (Hotelier Middle East)

Tourism leads the bounce back…traducao logo mais

Postado por: raquel em 03/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

It’s official. Dubai is forecast to emerge from the recession this year, and much of the economic growth is down to the strength of the tourism sector.

According to figures from the IMF, the emirate will see economic growth this year of 0.5%. The IMF had previously forecast that Dubai’s economy would continue to contract thanks to its debt woes and the fall out from the property crash.

But following a 1.3% contraction during 2009, tourism has grown “better than was anticipated at the beginning of the year,” and Dubai is now powering forward to economic recovery quicker than was once anticipated.

The fact that Dubai’s tourism industry is playing such a pivotal role in its recovery only serves to justify our pick for number one spot in the Arabian Travel News Power 50 – congratulations to HE Khalid Bin Sulayem, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marrketing (DTCM) (see p.19 for the full ranking.)

There’s more positive news for the region in general this month with figures from IATA showing that the Middle East’s air travel market is booming too.

Passenger traffic in the region jumped 23.9% in September, and regional airlines are carrying a third more traffic than they did prior to the recession. It just goes to underline again the vital role that travel and tourism plays in economic recovery.

The situation in the Middle East seems a stark contrast to what’s going on elsewhere in the world, where tough times have brought news of higher airline taxes, huge tourism board budget slashing and strict austerity measures.

VisitBritain, the UK’s tourism board for example, barely survived the chopping block in the UK government’s recent round of budget cuts, and will now operate under a severely reduced budget – tough when you have Olympics to promote.

IATA director general Giovanni Bisignani has pleaded with governments to look at tourism and air travel as an “economic catalyst” saying: “Government actions can impact the sustainability of the recovery.

Austerity measures will dampen demand.” Maybe its time these governments looked to this region as an example as how to place tourism at the forefront of economic recovery. (Hotellier Middle East)

Eh um passaro ou um aviao?? Nada disso….apenas TOM CRUISE!

Postado por: raquel em 02/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

Abseiling the Burj: Not for the faint hearted.

Tom Cruise surpreendeu visitantes do Burj Khalifa, maior torre do mundo, quando surgiu pendurado la em cima, somente amarrado por um cabo….devido a filmagem do novo filme Missao Impossivel, que esta acontecendo no memomento em Dubai!

Os visitantes do Observatorio, no 124. andar, ficaram perpelexos ao ve-lo ali….na frente deles….no topo do mundo!

As filmagens devem continuar acontecendo por aqui ate Dezembro….entao preparem-se para mais surpresas!!!!!!(Digital Production)

Cerimonia do Ferrari World prorrogada

Postado por: raquel em 01/nov/2010 | Sem Comentários

Devido ao falecimento do Sheikh Saqr Al Qasimi, dirigente do Emirado de  Ras Al Khaimah, as festividades tiveram de ser prorrogadas.Cerimonia contava com a presenca de 10 mil pessoas (VIP’s, midia e publico).

Agora a mesma esta prevista para acontecer no dia 04 de Novembro, mas como um “soft opening”.

A grande inauguracao (com efeitos especiais, shows de fogos e luzes) esta prevista para o fim do mes de Novembro.

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