Ireland September 2013

Dubai Update
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Trying to help a client book a trip to sun drenched Dubai but not sure where they should go and what they should do? Help is at hand with the launch of Dubai Tourism’s new iPad and iPhone app, Dubai The Destination. This free destination guide (click this link to see the web version) will assist you in planning the trip of a lifetime for your customers!

The guide has three main sections; ‘What, Where and When’ and will inspire your clients through beautiful images and videos of Dubai’s vibrant cityscape, golden beaches and sophisticated culture.

There is an interactive Dubai map which allows you to explore some of the best attractions the city has to offer. The app can also help your customers pick the best time to visit by listing a variety of exciting events throughout the year.

The guide also contains four mini-sections on topics key to Dubai – Culture, Family, Affordability and Luxury – to help find the Dubai holiday to suit everyone. Explore the cultural gems from museums and religious centres to souks and Bedouin experiences in the desert.

It will enable customers to discover the wealth of family facilities and activities available. They can also learn about Dubai’s affordable hotel accommodation and dining options, free activities and inexpensive transport.

Download ‘Dubai The Destination’ for free from the Apple App Store today.

From finding the best restaurant offers to knowing when your favourite band is playing, we pick 5 invaluable apps for Dubai.

- The TimeOut Dubai app has the most up to date information on the best restaurants, nightlife, films, things to do and places to see.

- The Dubai Calendar app is the place to go for the official listing of events in Dubai, including concerts, exhibitions, festivals and sports.

- If you’re a savvy shopper, then the Dubai Mall app is a must-have, with interactive maps, detailed directions and the latest offers.

- The Atlantis, The Palm Dubai app enables you to make restaurant reservations and find your location at the resort.

- With 223,000 square metres to cover, The Mall of the Emirates app will assist you in navigating to your favourite shops.

Dubai Tourism launches travel trade Facebook Page

The official Facebook page is dedicated to tourism and travel professionals in the UK and Ireland. There are informative updates on everything from new hotel openings to the latest fam trips, helping agents to sell Dubai as a preferred destination to their clients. Check out the photos from our recent Irish Fam to Dubai here!

Don’t miss out and make sure you like the Dubai Tourism page today!

DTCM sponsors and attends Travel Trade Family Fun Day

The Travel Trade Family Fun Day took place on 1 September and was a great success. Around 400 people came from all over Ireland, where they watched the highly competitive 5-a-side and cheered on the 5k runners.

There was also the chance to participate in crazy races and enjoy a tasty BBQ. In a competitive 5-a-side final, the Emirates team were crowned champions after a tough battle with Falcon.

Etihad fam trip a success

Etihad & Dubai Tourism recently escorted 8 Irish Travel Agents to Dubai for 4 days. The group were accommodated at the luxurious Fairmont, the Palm and enjoyed visiting some of the emirate’s best attractions. These included dune bashing on a desert safari, an afternoon at Aquaventure, a visit to At the Top and the historical Bastakiya Historical District.

Jill Rankin from Clubworld reflected, ‘Thank you so much for such a fabulous trip. Dubai was a great experience from the Jeep Safari to having dinner watching the dancing fountains at the Armani Hotel. It is one destination I will never forget and now I can sell with confidence'.

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the exquisite Fairmont, the Palm boasts stunning views over the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s contemporary elegance and Arabic touches are reflected in the décor of the 381 sumptuous guestrooms and suites.

Facilities are second to none at the Fairmont. There is a 450 metre private beach complete with cabanas and butler service, four glistening swimming pools, the relaxing Willow Stream Spa and a variety of delicious dining options.

For this edition’s competition prize, we are giving away a two-night stay at the Fairmont, The Palm on a bed and breakfast basis to one lucky winner. To enter, click through on this link, answer the question and complete the Dubai Expert training. The terms and conditions are also on this page and the competition closes on 1 November. Good luck!
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