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Articles tagged “dubai”

Hotels

The 360-degree high-resolution photo shot from the top of the world’s tallest building

Before almost going bust in 2007, Dubai knew what it took to drive visits and interest, and bold displays like this demonstrate it hasn't lost its taste for unlimited ambition and soaring heights.

The 360-degree high-resolution photo shot from the top of the world’s tallest building

Hotels

More good news for Dubai: Hotel profits and bookings saw big jumps in 2012

It's good news all around this year for Dubai. But how does it tell the difference between bubble and natural growth -- and does it really care?

More good news for Dubai: Hotel profits and bookings saw big jumps in 2012

Airlines

Istanbul plans on building the world’s largest airport, but Dubai will beat it to the punch

Bolstered by Turkish Airlines' growth, Istanbul is looking to scrap its two inadequate airports, a problem similar to that which plagued Berlin. One can only hope Berlin’s stalled openings don’t repeat themselves here.

Istanbul plans on building the world’s largest airport, but Dubai will beat it to the punch

Tourism

Dubai’s back to its crazy ways, but it may not get out of hand this time

So is the hope, that recent history has taught it some lessons, and the long term prospects of a stable emirate in a volatile region will continue the upwards rise.

Dubai’s back to its crazy ways, but it may not get out of hand this time

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Dubai ramps up marketing efforts to bring back British tourists

Dubai risks losing one of its most lucrative tourism markets due to fear of cultural differences; luckily, a strong branding campaign can go a long way in repairing perceptions about a destination.

Dubai ramps up marketing efforts to bring back British tourists

Airlines

Dubai’s betting on being the hub of superjumbo air travel

A380 as the engine to bet on for the future of Dubai's economic and tourism growth? Only Dubai can make such big bets, foolhardy or otherwise.

Dubai’s betting on being the hub of superjumbo air travel

Hotels

Dubai is clearly one of the best performing hotel markets in the Middle East

Dubai offers the best of both worlds: it’s the third largest market for luxury hotels in the world and its status as an international business hub makes filling rooms relatively easy when compared to the regional competition.

Dubai is clearly one of the best performing hotel markets in the Middle East

Tourism

Dubai’s duty-free industry caps a record-setting year with a handful of industry awards

The growth doesn't just mean more fliers will have discounted perfume and cases of Marlboro Reds, it means Dubai's airport authority has solid financing for terminal expansions.

Tourism

Is Dubai overdoing it, again?

Umm...clearly.

Is Dubai overdoing it, again?

Tourism

Tourism is helping to drive Dubai’s greatest economic growth in five years

The numbers around tourism -- hotel revenues, airport arrivals, visitor numbers -- are all up in the low double digits for the first half of 2012, a solid result for a destination that nearly sunk under the weight of its hubris a few short years ago.

Tourism is helping to drive Dubai’s greatest economic growth in five years