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TDIC gives AED 1.9 million to children's charities

TDIC gives AED 1.9 million to children’s charities

Tourism Development ‘&’ Investment Company (TDIC), today presented a cheque of AED 1.9 million raised during this year’s Saadiyat Beach Classic to three children’s charities including Ability Centre for Special Needs, Emirates Autism Centre and The Player Foundation.

Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island

Look west across a scattering of islands from Yas Marina and you will see a larger, triangular land mass, a 27-square-kilometer sanctuary just 500 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi City. This is Saadiyat Island (“Island of Happiness”), a nondescript patch of land that is currently a mixture of building sites and unremarkable low-rise housing, but that in the next few years will oversee the single most important development in world culture.

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.

Star studded line up for the 2011 Saadiyat Beach Classic

Star studded line up for the 2011 Saadiyat Beach Classic

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of tourism, cultural, and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi including Saadiyat Island and the stunning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, will host another all-star line-up for the Saadiyat Beach Classic on Monday 24th of January.

Gary Player: Professional coaching will help

Gary Player: Professional coaching will help

Gary Player will host another all-star line-up for the Saadiyat Beach Classic next Monday at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Here he talks about his return to the emirates. Welcome back to the UAE. What do you most enjoy about visiting the emirates? ,,With its growth and development, it is simply one of the most exciting places in the world. Also, I believe that Saadiyat Island is the most exciting project on the planet. I also enjoy the culture, the desert, the falconry, Arabian horses and the food.”