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Abu Dhabi Art 2011: 50 prestigious and innovative galleries participate in this year's edition

Abu Dhabi Art 2011: 50 prestigious and innovative galleries participate in this year’s edition

The third edition of Abu Dhabi Art, the leading platform for international modern and contemporary art, has today launched its diverse 2011 programme on Saadiyat Island. Abu Dhabi Art 2011 will be housed in the new UAE Pavilion which was designed by Foster + Partners as well as Manarat Al Saadiyat, the Saadiyat Cultural District’s exhibition center, opened since 2009.

TDIC Launches Second Annual Art Competition at Saadiyat Construction Village

TDIC Launches Second Annual Art Competition at Saadiyat Construction Village

Workers gain inspiration for Eye on Nature themed competition during a tour of Saadiyats environmental preservation sites. Abu Dhabi, 14 May, 2011 Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of tourism, cultural and residential projects in Abu Dhabi, has launched its second annual art competition at Saadiyat Construction Village, themed Eye on Nature.

Jumeirah weighs hotel on Saadiyat

Jumeirah weighs hotel on Saadiyat

Jumeirah Group is eyeing Saadiyat Island as the location for its second hotel in the capital. The Dubai hospitality giant has been scouting the island and other locations in the emirate ahead of the opening of its first property in Abu Dhabi, the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, which is scheduled to open by September.

Stunning Resort In Abu Dhabi Desert Will Celebrate Bedouin Architecture

Stunning Resort In Abu Dhabi Desert Will Celebrate Bedouin Architecture

The Tourist Development & Investment Company of Abu Dhabi (TDIC) wants a resort in the vast and uninhabitable area outside the capital called the Empty Quarter. And Dubarch has just the plans to create a high-profile, luxury 5 star resort that is based on indigenous knowledge.

A picture of success in Abu Dhabi as property developments take shape

A picture of success in Abu Dhabi as property developments take shape

A morning stroll from the new beach villas on Saadiyat Island may grant residents a view of a Rembrandt, a Picasso and a rare Mesopotamian artefact if all goes to plan. The Saadiyat Beach Villas, launched in 2008 and scheduled to start being handed over this year

First Saadiyat Island properties ready for delivery later this year

First Saadiyat Island properties ready for delivery later this year

The freehold first residential community villas at Saadiyat Island on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi are getting ready to be delivered later this year, said Rashid Al Suwaidi, Director of Sales and Leasing at the Tourism Development and Investment Company, or TDIC.

Etihad hopes to create a purple patch for tourism

Etihad hopes to create a purple patch for tourism

Abu Dhabi last year attracted 1.81 million hotel guests. For this year, it is aiming for tourism to contribute 11.1 per cent to the emirate’s overall non-oil GDP, up by about 0.4 per cent from last year. A further 4,000 hotel rooms are expected to open in Abu Dhabi this year, up from 18,844 rooms now. Investments in tourism infrastructure in the capital include attractions such as the Guggenheim and the Louvre museums, which are under development on Saadiyat Island. Sporting events and exhibition facilities are already attracting more visitors to the capital, Mr Baumgartner said.

4,700 new flats ready on Reem Island

4,700 new flats ready on Reem Island

“Infrastructure projects have so far attracted investment of around Dhsix billion and the rest will be spent in the coming years…the island will be connected to mainland by nine causeways, including seven bridges linking it to Abu Dhabi city…the other two will link it with Saadiyat island and to the Abu Dhabi-Dubai motor way close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport,” he said.