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Restaurant review: KOI at The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Restaurant review: KOI at The Collection, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Before visiting KOI, the contemporary Japanese restaurant at The Collection in the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, I’d already heard plenty about it. Most notably: the service is poor and it has the best food I’ll ever taste. My verdict? Neither is true.

TDIC receives Blue Flag for Saadiyat Beach, Sir Bani Yas Island and Al Bateen Wharf

TDIC receives Blue Flag for Saadiyat Beach, Sir Bani Yas Island and Al Bateen Wharf

Seven leisure and tourism properties will benefit from the Blue Flag today, including Saadiyat Public Beach, Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort & Spa, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi developed by ADNH, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Al Yamm Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island and Al Bateen Wharf.

Foundations laid for capital’s Louvre

Foundations laid for capital’s Louvre

Abu Dhabi’s Louvre museum is finally taking shape. The foundations of the building on Saadiyat Island were completed this week as the last of more than 4,500 pilings were put in place, said Felix Reinberg, the director of museum projects delivery for the Tourism Development and Investment Company.

Etihad to lure more tourists to UAE

Etihad to lure more tourists to UAE

Etihad Airways is aiming to lure more tourists to Abu Dhabi and encourage business travellers to extend their trips by launching a company to organise tours, desert safaris, hotel stays and other services. The company, Hala Abu Dhabi, will be based in the capital but its services will be offered nationwide. More than half of the tourism professionals working for the company are Emiratis, Etihad said.

UAE leads region in innovation

UAE leads region in innovation

“If you look at what Abu Dhabi is doing with Saadiyat Island and Dubai’s various knowledge clusters, there might not be any patentable technology innovations per se, but they create value-adding changes in society at large.”