First Crowne Plaza Resort announced for UAE

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  1. Jimgotkp
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    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) signed an agreement with Kuwaiti-owned Almadina Real Estate Development to open a 442-room Crowne Plaza Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The hotel is currently under development on the manmade Marjan Island.
    Scheduled to open in 2015, Crowne Plaza Resort Ras Al Khaimah will span more than 193,750 square feet and feature nine food and beverage outlets. These include an all-day dining restaurant with show kitchen, an alfresco dining terrace, a cigar lounge, two coffee shops, a pool bar, and traditional bar and nightclub. For corporate guests, available is an events team and six meeting rooms. The hotel’s leisure and fitness facilities will include a spa, fitness center and beauty salon, as well as nursery and indoor souk.
    The resort will be located on the Marjan Island development, which sprawls across over 29 million square feet of reclaimed land. it is close to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and only an hour’s drive from Dubai.
    The resort will become the second IHG managed hotel in Ras Al Khamiah when it opens, with an InterContinental due to open in 2014. There are 64 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in more than 60 countries around the world, including five in the UAE. An additional 18 Crowne Plaza hotels are in the global development pipeline.

    Information from: http://www.hotelmanagement.net/crowne-plaza/first-crowne-plaza-resort-announced-for-uae-17853
     
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    Yes, that's very very nice indeed.:)
     
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  3. As a former frequent UAE traveller I like the fact some of the other Emirates are now building hotels and resorts. Dubai has outgrown my taste for things Arabic with its fully western ways. The UAE in general needs to wake up and stop the visa quarrels they have with countries like Canada. They are charging over $1000 per visa if a Canadian does not arrive on either EY or EK. And, the visas have to be in your passport prior to arrival.
    I'm staying away until they resolve that issue
     
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    Oh, this is not good...For Europeans: we just enter with no visa and very fast...how come?
     
  5. Canada stood up to the bully tactics of Emirates and Etihad airlines who want unfettered access to Canada's airports. They didn't like being told a strong and final no to their tactics.
     

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