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?
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.
As Dubai tries to grow its tourism numbers leading up to the 2020 World Expo, better roads and transit systems can only help.
It's as if they took all the lessons of the economic crisis and didn't pay attention to them at all.
By making its destination rankings more global in scope, Cvent hopes to expand its brand identity, exposure, and reach worldwide.
This is small for Dubai, but apparently a rich enough deal for Viacom and Disney to let their intellectual property be licensed.
Now that Dubai International Airport is a global travel hub, flyers will pay the price of future renovation.
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.
Plans for the Dubai Parks and Resorts complex were ambitious even without adding Six Flags for more than $454 million. The question is whether tourism will continue to grow — and visitors will be clamoring for more theme park experiences.
How happy would Heathrow (and many travelers) be if an a monarchy made all the decisions? There's a benefit to a benevolent dictatorship — de facto or otherwise — when it comes to transportation planning. Just ask Michael Bloomberg.