Monday, 22 January 2018
The Dubrovnik Times

The Dubrovnik Times


You can celebrate New Year's Eve in Cavtat for the first time ever! All because of one special association – Mum's of Cavtat. The New Year's Eve Party will be held in the tent on the Cavtat promenade, as a part of the program Advent in Cavtat. 

The Art Band and DJ Bacvar will entertain everybody and take them into 2018. With all the fun and entertainment, there will also be an offer of food and drinks of local caterers. In addition to music, there will also be an entertainment program by famous host Emerson De Souza Cruz. Everyone who decides to welcome the New Year in Cavtat will also get the chance to participate in a rich lottery.

- Come and welcome 2018 with us! Drink your first glass of champagne in the tent on the Cavtat promenade while watching the fireworks, and have fun with us - the organizers announced.




The world’s biggest drink brand, Coca-Cola, has followed in the footsteps of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood by filming a video for their YouTube channel in Dubrovnik.

The French version of the site Coke TV used various locations around the city in this fun video to mark the opening of the latest Star Wars – The Last Jedi – which was partly filmed in Dubrovnik.

From bouncy wars on the Banje Beach, R2D2 challenges, drone wars and a good old-fashioned tug-o-war this entertaining video has been seen by almost a million people already. It seems that the force is certainly with Dubrovnik.



One of the best electronic music festivals in the world will celebrate twenty years of its existence next year.

The ULTRA Music Festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album ‘’Ultra’’. The first edition of the festival was held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park almost twenty years ago.

Other Ultra Worldwide festivals and events take place across the world in locations like Cape Town & Johannesburg (South Africa), Seoul (South Korea), Singapore (Singapore), Tokyo (Japan), Hvar and Split (Croatia), Mexico City (Mexico), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Bogotá, (Colombia), and many other destinations. At the end of Ultra Music Festival 2017, it added two more countries: India and Australia.

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary, the Ultra Music Festival TV channel (UMF TV) has been releasing the best video footage of the world's best electronic music festival held in the largest cities of the world including the smallest one among them – Split in Croatia.

ultra europe in split croatioa 2017

The short video ''Croatia in Motion'' features the beauty of Croatian locations where the festival takes place as well as the best moments of the festival itself held at the Poljud Stadium.

The festival in Split is the only ULTRA festival with an additional title ''Europe's Premier Destination Music Festival'' because apart from great music it puts emphasis on the city of Split, the Dalmatia region and the beauty of the Croatian coast.

The sixth edition of the Ultra Europe music festival in Croatia will take place from the 5th to the 11th of July 2018 on locations in Split and on the islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis.



The arctic cold northerly winds that started blowing last night in the Dubrovnik region have brought with them a white Christmas for some higher parts. However, the “white stuff” isn’t snow but hail.

These photos were taken in Konavle this morning and clearly show the festive feel of hail on the roads.

hail in konavle for christmas

hail in dubrovnik 2017 konavle



When it comes to New Year's Eve in Dubrovnik, it's always better to leave your car parked at home and use the public transport because of special traffic regulations. Just a reminder – all buses are free from 5 pm.

During the New Year's Eve from 8 pm the traffic on the city lines will be considerably intensified.
Here are the last departure of all the bus lines:
- lines 1A, 3, 4 and 6 will have the last departure at 4 am from Pile;
- lines 1B and 8 will run until the last departure at 3:40 am from Pile;
- Line 10 from Cavtat will be intensified, with more departures than usual until 11pm, while from Dubrovnik from the central bus station it will have additional departures at 1, 2, 3 and 4 am;
- line 12 will have additional departure to Slano at 3 am from the central bus station;
- Line 35 will leave to Brsecine at 1:30 am from the central bus station.

On the New Year’s Day – January 1st, lines that won’t operate are: 15 Dubrovnik - Ston, 16 Dubrovnik - Plat, 16A Dubrovnik - Srebreno, 23A Dubac-Brgat-Srebreno, 30 Vodovađa - Cavtat, 31 Vitaljina – Cavtat and 35 Dubrovnik-Brsecine.

One of the most loved concerts of the year was held last night in the Revelin Fortress. The traditional Christmas concert by the Dubrovnik Brass Band is always greatly anticipated and this year was just as spectacular as always.

This long-standing Dubrovnik band didn’t disappoint with a rich repertoire of Christmas songs and evergreen classics. The fortress was packed to the rafters and the audience joined in the festive spirit singing along to the band.

Check out the photo gallery by Zeljko Tutnjevic

brass band 2017 3

brass band christmas concert dubrovnik 2017

playing trumpet dubrovnik

singing with dubrovnik brass band 2017 2

suzy soko dubrovnik 2017

audience at dubrovnik brass band concert



Zagreb is the place to be in 2018, according to the online holiday accommodation giant Airbnb. The online agency has published a list of the top twenty trending destinations for next year and Zagreb is listed in 18th position.

Using data for bookings in the first half of next year compared to the first six months of this year Zagreb has received a 175 percent increase in bookings. The leader of the pack is Gangneung in South Korea with over a 2,000 percent increase in bookings, second is Bournemouth in England with 353 percent and Edmonton in Canada with 284 percent.

zagreb church 2017


As this online agency is one of the most important booking systems in the world, with over a million accommodation units on offer, it is safe to say that Zagreb will have a busy start to 2018.

“Not far from vacation hot spots like Dubrovnik, the Croatian capital of Zagreb, and its bustling medieval old town, is becoming a hot place to visit,” commented Airbnb.

The full list of Airbnb for 2018

1. Gangneung – South Korea (2,175%)
2. Bournemouth – UK (353%)
3. Edmonton – Canada (284%)
4. Indianapolis – USA (256%)
5. Da Nang – Vietnam (255%)
6. Columbus, Ohio – USA (254%)
7. Gazimagusa – Cyprus (234%)
8. Bilbao – Spain (234%)
9. Hanoi – Vietnam (212%)
10. Matinhos – Brazil (175%)
11. Cardiff – Wales (206%)
12. Guarapari – Brazil (205%)
13. Minneapolis – USA (193%)
14. Oita – Japan (190%)
15. Dunedin – New Zealand (185%)
16. Mar Del Plata – Argentina (181%)
17. Fernie – Canada (179%)
18. Zagreb – Croatia (175%)
19. Mykonos – Greece (173%)
20. Mazatlán – Mexico (169% booking increase)



December will be the perfect ending to a record breaking tourism year in Dubrovnik. It seems that the motto ‘’Dubrovnik – a city for all seasons’’ is right, because there are still numerous guests enjoy Dubrovnik in the winter. Compared to the same period from last year, there are around 20 percent more tourists in the city – reports HRT.

Along with guests from neighbouring countries, the most numerous are those from distant destinations. Dubrovnik can be considered almost exclusively an avio-destination, because around 70 percent of tourists visit the city by plane. During the winter months, the line from Istanbul by Turkish Airlines runs to Dubrovnik four times a week and allows for further promotion of Dubrovnik in distant eastern markets. At the same time, three times a week, planes from Dubrovnik fly to Frankfurt - a link to the United States, Canada and Australia.

For New Year's Eve, however, in Dubrovnik most tourists will come from neighbouring countries. In hotels and private accommodation about 6,000 guests are expected. The perfect ending to 2017 in Dubrovnik.







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