7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News

Dubai festival on way

ORGANISERS of the Dubai Shopping Festival, (DSF) being held later this month, expect larger numbers of Bahraini visitors.

The number of Bahrainis visiting Dubai increased during the first six months of last year by 10 per cent, which was a total of 34,967 compared to 31,852 during the same period in 2009, said officials.

There was also a 20pc increase in number of GCC visitors staying at Dubai hotels compared to the same period in 2009, said festivals general co-ordinator and Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment deputy chief executive officer Ibrahim Saleh.

He was speaking at a Press conference held at Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa to promote the DSF in Bahrain.

The shopping festival, which will run from January 20 to February 20, is being held in co-operation with Emirates airlines.

The airline has introduced special packages for the festival to attract tourists.

Emirates Bahrain manager Tariq Tawakul said people in Bahrain should take advantage of the special packages to visit the festival.

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