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Ancient wonders

Ancient wonders

Anyone who has visited the Splendours of Mesopotamia exhibition at Manarat al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, which ends today, will have been transported 5,000 years back to 3300BC, when the world’s first great civilisation was starting to evolve.

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

The developer of Saadiyat Island is to delay several of the hotels it is planning to build there in an effort to make the multibillion-dollar project commercially viable, according to the company’s chief executive.

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced that the next Emirati Expressions exhibition will open on the Oct. 19 and will feature the works of art by Emirati photographers collaborating with one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Stephen Shore.

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is calling for Waste Management contractors to start putting in bids for the Saadiyat island Project in Abu Dhabi.

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

Auditor to check on Saadiyat workforce

International auditing body PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will monitor the well-being of workers on Saadiyat island. The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) Tuesday announced that it has appointed the independent auditor to monitor the performance of its contractors and subcontractors with regard to worker benefits and services.

New restaurant opens on Saadiyat Island

New restaurant opens on Saadiyat Island

Fanr, a contemporary casual restaurant featuring a blend of European, Mediterranean, Indian and traditional Arabic dishes, has opened on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Grand relics of a forgotten civilisation

Grand relics of a forgotten civilisation

The rise and fall of Mesopotamia and its peoples have been brought back to life through artefacts that have stood the test of time. Ancient artefacts from this era are at present on display in Abu Dhabi, giving residents and tourists a glimpse into the past.

Guggenheim and Louvre no threat to local museum efforts

Guggenheim and Louvre no threat to local museum efforts

Museum curators say the opening of the Guggenheim and Louvre museums in the capital will not detract from their efforts to preserve Emirati culture. Representatives from museums in all seven emirates said yesterday the new museums would not overshadow them, but rather complement their existing establishments.