Month: June 2011

Dubai Q1 direct trade jumps by 34%

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After dusting itself off from property wreckage, Dubai is back building again

DUBAI. You know the story. It was the world’s biggest Ponzi property scheme. When it collapsed during the credit crunch, building stopped, government debt ballooned and people fled, leaving a landscape dotted with hollow-eyed, half-completed skyscrapers: monuments to the ultimate boom and bust. At least, that was the story. It turns out it’s not so […]

Dubai shopping fiesta from June 22

Text size     Dubai Events and Promotions EstablishmentDubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPEDEPE) has unveiled a full calendar of summer events and activities in Dubai. “Dubai is considered a unique trade and tourism destination and features some of the best-known shopping malls, restaurants and hotels,” said Ibrahim Saleh, festivals coordinator general and deputy CEO […]

Kids cruise for free!

INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS The Madinat Souk with the Burj-al-Arab in the background Related Stories Pictures: sky-high in Dubai        Join Discount Cruises for a fantastic cruise off the coast of Oman and the United Arab Emirates this December and the kids can cruise for free. Priced from R5660 per adult sharing enjoy this seven night cruise […]

Mohammed calls for focus on tourism

Mohammed calls for focus on tourism His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday called for greater focus on developing the country’s tourism sector. Shaikh Mohammed called on the federal and local tourism-related entities to intensify their efforts and mobilise all resources […]

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