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Dubai steadies ship after debt crisis

By Ali Khalil (AFP) – 6 days ago  DUBAI — Two years after its debt crisis rocked global markets, Dubai has emerged as a safe…

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Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic unveils its new hair transplant facility as medical tourism rises

The rise in hair transplant treatments follows the improved quality of the procedure, and the overall perceived social acceptability of a treatment that many celebrities…

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Dubai hotels see tourism pick-up amid Arab Spring

Hotels in Dubai reported strong RevPAR and profit growth during the month of September, according to the latest data published by TRI Hospitality Consulting. Since…

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Middle East travel retail sales soar

Text size     Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 Gulf News Dubai This year’s Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) Conference, which ended yesterday, strongly focused…

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Maradona leaves UAE for Argentina to attend mother’s funeral

Nov 20, 2011, 13:15 GMT Maradona had a terrible night after his wife informed him on Saturday that his 80-year-old mother had slipped into a…

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Abu Dhabi delays opening dates for Louvre, Guggenheim museums

DUBAI — Abu Dhabi government-owned Tourism Development and Investment Co (TDIC) said on Saturday it was postponing the opening of three museums, in a fresh delay…

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Dubai diversifies with push into diamonds

DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates, the world’s fourth-largest oil exporter and home to gold trading hub Dubai, is rapidly becoming a force in trade of…

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Abu Dhabi Economic Vision Dims in Dubai-Like Property Slump

November 15, 2011, 10:46 AM EST By Vivian Salama (Add’s Sorouh cost cuts in second-to-last paragraph.) Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Abu Dhabi, the emirate that…

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Middle East outbound travel market pegged at $20 bn by 2030

Dubai, Nov 12 (PTI) European and Asian tourist destinations are eyeing a larger share of outbound travel from the Gulf region, which could top USD…

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A creative holiday in Dubai

Creative Holidays, a division of the Travel Corporation and Australia’s leading independent holiday company, has held their annual Brand Management Conference in Dubai. The conference…

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Dubai tourism benefits from Arab Spring

Dubai: Hotels continued to enjoy high average occupancy rates of 79 per cent in the first three quarters of this year despite new supply coming…

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Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing pushes sustainable tourism agenda

The first year of the awards programme attracted 79 submissions, and included seminars and workshops attended by 450 delegates from the hospitality industry. Hotels that…

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Dubai in marketing drive to boost tourist arrivals

Dubai: Dubai is bolstering efforts to attract foreign visitors amid competition from countries affected by the Arab Spring. Senior officials from the Dubai Events and…

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Dubai’s hotels report strong RevPAR and profit growth during September, shows HotStats survey

Since the beginning of 2011, Dubai’s tourism and hotel sector has witnessed strong signs of recovery as the ‘Arab Spring’ diverted both international and regional…

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Dubai is named events capital of the Middle East

Dubai: Dubai has been presented with a regional award by an international association that supports events professionals worldwide. The emirate was named the Middle East’s…

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