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Travel trends shift as UAE residents explore new destinations

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28-Apr-19 Travel marketplace Wego ranks Egypt first for MENA travellers, followed by India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and USA. "55 percent of travellers in 2019 booked a 12+ day flight compared to 39 percent in 2018," said Mamoun Hmedan, Director, Wego. [image: Alamy / Khaleej Times]

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Abu Dhabi to increase spending on tourism marketing by USD136 mn

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13-Mar-19 Abu Dhabi has allocated AED0.5 bn (USD136 mn) for tourism marketing over three years. The funding will highlight attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project is reportedly also 'still active'. [image: Lourve Abu Dhabi / Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya]

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Abu Dhabi boosts healthcare innovations

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11-Mar-19 Artificial Intelligence is set to give the UAE economy a USD182 bn boost by 2035, with healthcare likely to see a gain of USD22 bn. The DoH has launched an 'AI Lab' to serve as a safe platform for co-creation. [image: Arab Health]

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How big will 5G be in the Middle East?

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28-Feb-19 5G is expected to reach 30 mn enhanced broadband subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa by 2024, representing 2 percent of total subscriptions. The majority are expected to come from advanced markets like Saudi Arabia, UAE and South Africa. [image: Arabian Business]

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Thumbay launches partnership with MENA e-commerce site

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28-Feb-19 Thumbay Group announced a new partnership with Noon.com, a MENA e-commerce platform, to offer its entire range of products including optical and nutrition portfolio through an online platform strengthen its presence in Egypt and GCC countries. [image: Khaleej Times]

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