Tag Archives: Dubai Mall

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Reporting season is in full flow with four major Dubai banks announcing their 2013 results. The emirate’s largest lender, Emirates NBD, witnessed a 27% jump in profits to US$ 888 million along with  loans up 9% to US$ 64.9 billion … Continue reading

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Here, There and Everywhere

The next chapter in the history of the QE2 has been written with news that it is currently being converted into a luxury floating hotel at Drydocks World. In October, it will set sail for Singapore and from there to … Continue reading

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Telegram Sam

The impact that Emirates has on the local economy is staggering and the realty, retail, hospitality and trade sectors owe much of their recent success to the expansion, exploits and expertise of the local carrier. The aviation sector contributes US$ … Continue reading

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Jump

What a week for mega projects! First came the news of a multi-billion dollar development, dubbed Mohammed bin Rashid City, comprising the Mall of the World, which would overtake Dubai Mall as the largest on the planet, 100 hotels and … Continue reading

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Diamonds are Forever

The UAE has ticked all the right boxes to claim regional bragging rights, by bettering all of its neighbours, in the recent World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012. On a worldwide comparison, it was ranked in terms of … Continue reading

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Trains and Boats and Planes

Last Saturday saw the running of the 17th (and probably best) Dubai World Cup and, to the delight of many,  two of HH Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum’s 5 year olds, Monterosso and Capponi, romped home one and two in … Continue reading

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Happy Days are Here Again

There are continuing positive signs that Dubai is coping well despite the financial malaise which is inflicting most of the world. As Dubai continues its quest to become the biggest shopping and leisure destination in the world, this week’s news … Continue reading

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