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Articles tagged “dubai”

Hotels

Dubai back to its crazy ways: $1 billion Taj Arabia replica project in works

Our hunch: this has a high probability of not being completed, like a lot of Dubai mega projects of yore that didn't go anywhere. A sober Dubai post-recessionary times, anyone?

Airlines

Abu Dhabi’s airport is getting more action than Dubai so far this year

It has less to do with the which airline is based at the airport (Etihad in Abu Dhabi and Emirates in Dubai) and more to do with Abu Dhabi’s rapidly growing tourism industry.

Airlines

National Geographic sets up cameras at Dubai International Airport for 10-part documentary

Anyone who loves airports likely won't be able to contain themselves at the prospect of a ten-part documentary about one of the world's most fascinating transit hubs. Get your popcorn ready.

Hotels

Dubai’s not done with superlatives: World’s tallest hotel to open in December

Marriott's first Marquis brand outside of the U.S. has left American style at home by placing the 800+ hotel rooms at the top of a tower.

Tourism

Dubai tourism board expects 20 percent jump in Russian tourists this year

The rise of new flight routes between Dubai and Moscow, as well as affordable hotels, were discussed as influential planning factors for Russian tour companies at a convention in Moscow this week.

Dubai tourism board expects 20 percent jump in Russian tourists this year

Hotels

Developer of world’s tallest tower is going to build another hotel in Dubai

Even though there's no word on how high the tower will go, the announcement is a firm indication that Dubai's real estate market is recovering after its near-collapse three years.

Airlines

Dubai is the real winner in Qantas Airways’ deal with Emirates

In addition to cutting British Airways out of a route into Australia, the move Dubai also cuts Singapore out of long-haul routes between Europe and Australia.

Airlines

Dubai airport crosses 5 million mark; Emirates-Qantas deal could be big boost

Dubai is the biggest emerging hub of international traffic, and the newest Qantas-Emirates deal will surely be a big boost to these numbers

Tourism

Dubai can be cheap: 5 ways to see it for free

Just because Dubai is in debt to Abu Dhabi doesn't mean you have to follow its lead and be in debt to it. These five activities offer a few options for seeing the city for next to nothing.

Airlines

Gulf’s airlines expanding global network, thanks to sovereign wealth

Like we've said before, at some point in the medium to long term, the world will be owned by a combo of Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and Turkish airlines, as they look to expand globally.