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The launch of Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi arm could pay dividends for the low-cost carrier by tapping into underserved markets and support the emirate by stimulating inbound tourism. This recent development reinforces the necessity for low-cost competition, and the airline will support the stimulation of leisure demand to the UAE during and post-COVID-19, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Effective February 15, Etihad Airways will recommence passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, to Doha, Qatar, subject to the applicable government approvals. The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

An exciting new project recently launched that will see adventurers soon able to embark on exciting desert explorations in Abu Dhabi.

Marriott Hotel Downtown and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi announced the appointment of Katrin Herz as the new multi property general manager.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) hosted its first ever virtual roadshow in China from December 08-09, 2020, connecting more than 100 Chinese tour operators and travel agencies with 37 of its partners and stakeholders, including Destination Management Companies (DMCs) from across the emirate, representatives from Etihad Airways, Yas island, and the emirate’s hotels and attractions.

The Galleria Al Maryah Island has unveiled Covent Garden Market, a pop-up marketplace showcasing some of the best local and regional brands across a range of categories.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the UAE, on December 29, 2020 confirmed that Athens will be its inaugural destination, with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting on January 15.  The airline is also to start flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki, starting on February 04.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the UAE’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, has closed off 2020 on a high note achieving 35 awards and accolades for its attractions, infrastructure projects and developments, as part of its ongoing global recognition for its outstanding and unique experiences.

Following the launch of the Etihad Greenliner Programme at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, and the arrival of the flagship Greenliner in January 2020, Etihad Airways recently officially inaugurated the latest aircraft in its journey towards sustainability, with the pioneering 2020 ecoDemonstrator entering commercial service following a series of industry-leading test flights across the US.

Seera Group, one of the region’s leading travel services company, has signed an exclusive GCC partnership with Experience Hub, a subsidiary of Miral and the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations globally.