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Articles tagged “dubai”

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

A 12-minute commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? That's not a bad little jaunt if the hype in Hyperloop turns out to be merely a coincidence. The test is in line with Dubai's penchant to be a first-mover and to do things big.

1 month ago

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Manus Cranny and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

We have to love a bit of international airport trash talking. Especially when there's so much truth to the talk.

1 month ago

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

If Marriott wants growth, it will find it here and in Asia. Starwood's expertise in these regions will certainly come in handy.

3 months ago

Dubai Opens the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Dubai Opens the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

It goes without saying that huge projects like this which depend on non-sustainable financial backing (have you seen the price of gas these days?) are not smart, long-term tourism development.

3 months ago

Does Dubai Really Need Another Big Luxury Hotel?

Does Dubai Really Need Another Big Luxury Hotel?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Is there a real demand among travelers for robotic luggage handlers, 3-D mapping technology, or a massive rainforest? When is too much just too much, or do we need these types of hotels to remind us of what we can achieve when it comes to hospitality? Or when it comes to Dubai, does extravagance equate to authenticity?

4 months ago

Emirates Plane Crash Closes Dubai Airport, All Passengers and Crew Safe

Emirates Plane Crash Closes Dubai Airport, All Passengers and Crew Safe

Deena Kamel Yousef and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Given how bad the pictures look, it's amazing everyone survived the incident. It's also surprising that this was Emirates worst accident in its 30-year history.

4 months ago

With Oil Prices Still Low, Dubai Sees Billion-Dollar Road Investment as Key to Economic Growth

With Oil Prices Still Low, Dubai Sees Billion-Dollar Road Investment as Key to Economic Growth

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

As Dubai tries to grow its tourism numbers leading up to the 2020 World Expo, better roads and transit systems can only help.

5 months ago

Dubai Developers Try Underwater Bedrooms to Jumpstart Large Hotel Project

Dubai Developers Try Underwater Bedrooms to Jumpstart Large Hotel Project

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

It's as if they took all the lessons of the economic crisis and didn't pay attention to them at all.

7 months ago

The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

Greg Oates, Skift

By making its destination rankings more global in scope, Cvent hopes to expand its brand identity, exposure, and reach worldwide.

7 months ago

Small-Scale Theme Park in Dubai Turns to Marvel and Cartoon Network

Small-Scale Theme Park in Dubai Turns to Marvel and Cartoon Network

Associated Press

This is small for Dubai, but apparently a rich enough deal for Viacom and Disney to let their intellectual property be licensed.

8 months ago

World’s Busiest International Airport Will Now Charge a Departure Fee

World’s Busiest International Airport Will Now Charge a Departure Fee

Associated Press

Now that Dubai International Airport is a global travel hub, flyers will pay the price of future renovation.

9 months ago

A New Europe and Middle East Convention Landscape — Meetings Innovation Report

A New Europe and Middle East Convention Landscape — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Massive new airports in Dubai and Istanbul will drastically shift flight patterns across Europe and Asia by the opening of Dubai Expo 2020, along with the rankings of the world's top 10 convention cities.

9 months ago