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Emirates News Agency – Ministry of Culture and Youth, Department of Culture and Tourism

ABU DHABI, 25th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Culture and Youth has announced the participation of three artists at the 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, from 14th September to 31st December, 2022. The ministry is collaborating with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to support the …

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Impact of Vision 2030 Initiatives on Saudi Cities highlights qualitative leap in all sectors

RIYADH — The exhibition of “Projects of Distinguished Cities during Reign of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, held a plenary session entitled “Impact of Vision 2030 Initiatives on Saudi Cities” here. Minister of Tourism Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb; Minister of Environment, …

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Yemen Tanker Joins Climate on the Brink of Disaster

The persistent delay in addressing the issue of the aging supertanker Safer, used as a floating storage and offloading vessel, which threatens unprecedented pollution in the Red Sea region, proves that the world often does not learn from past experience. It seems that we ignore time bombs, as long as they are noiseless. Safer, which …

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What Do We Know About the First Celebration of Saudi National Day?

Saudi Arabia celebrates this Friday its 92nd National Day, more than 9 decades after the unification of the Third Saudi State by the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud. The third king of the country, King Faisal bin Abdulaziz, issued a royal decree in Aug. 1965, stipulating that Saudi Arabia’s National Day be celebrated …

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Six Playlists To Get Your Dance on From South Korea’s 1MILLION Dance Studio

Based in Seoul, South Korea, 1MILLION Dance Studio originally started in a basement in 2014. It has since grown in both size and cultural significance, welcoming students from all over the world, establishing itself as one of South Korea’s most-prized dance agencies, and representing some of the top dancers and choreographers in Asia and around …

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IMF Criticizes Lebanese Government over Slow Reforms

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said the Lebanese government’s slowness to implement desperately-needed reforms was exacerbating the country’s economic meltdown, even as officials met to discuss an urgent and long-delayed bailout. The IMF statement followed a three-day visit to Beirut of the fund’s representatives to discuss with Lebanese officials the implementation of reforms drawn …

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China plans easing entry rules for foreign tourists, end to Zero Covid travel

Great Wall: China has hinted that international tourism could return soon. Photo / Markus Winkler, Unsplash One of the most locked down and shut off travel destinations in the world has hinted at easing its Covid 19 travel restrictions. It’s a big one. On Monday 19 September China issued its suggested regulations to boost inbound …

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Gutierrez: Cracking the code to East Asian travel trends | opinion

Håfa adai! East Asian travelers are emerging savvier and choosier than ever as destinations across the region retool their economies for the health conscious new realities of a post-pandemic world. The good news is that now a more constrained coronavirus has leveled the playing field. Furthermore, travel-ready trip planners are eager to navigate their way …

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Royal fans give London tourism a bump amid UK economic woes | ap

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And while they’re here, they’re packing hotels, restaurants …

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WFP: 345 Million Face Acute Hunger – Half Are Children

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) estimates that the global food crisis has pushed an additional 23 million under-18s into acute food insecurity since the start of the year, taking the total of children now affected to 153 million. This represents nearly half of the 345 million people facing acute hunger, according to WFP …

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