Tag Archives: Dubai Islamic Bank

Leaving On A Jet Plane

The Investment Corporation of Dubai is teaming up with Canadian asset manager, Brookfield, to build a US$ 1 billion 50-storey tower next to the DIFC. ICD Brookfield Place, comprising a hotel, offices and retail outlets, will be ready in 2018. … Continue reading

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The Circle Game

The following article was written over nine years ago and serves to show the cyclical nature of Dubai’s economy. Looking beyond short-term gains By Tim Howe, Special to Gulf News Published: 12:00 April 17, 2005 There is no doubt that … Continue reading

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A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Dubai’s hospitality sector continues to confound its critics with all pointers showing sustained growth patterns – in June, occupancy rates by 3.6% to 79.2%, Average Room Rates (ARR) by 6.2% to US$ 207.29 and Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) by … Continue reading

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Let’s Hang On To What We’ve Got

The week started with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directive that work should commence on two major Nakheel developments on Palm Jumeirah. Nakheel Mall, located at the bottom of the trunk, will cost US$ 680 million whilst The … Continue reading

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It Is Time To Say Goodbye

Two recent events highlight the strength of Dubai’s economic recovery. Expanding export orders for the country has seen the HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index at 53.8 in October – compared to say China where a similar index is at 53.5 and … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Up

Just when you thought there were enough Brits in this emirate, the Dubai government is launching a US$ 1.5 million marketing campaign to encourage even more to visit. The UK used to be the biggest feeder for the local tourism … Continue reading

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Dubai – Good News Week Two

I see that former England cricket captain, Michael Atherton, has joined the long list of Poms who seem to delight in finding faults with anything associated with Dubai. Maybe he should concentrate his efforts on trying to improve the performance … Continue reading

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