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Palm Jumeirah ‘replica’ coming up in England

A UK-based millionaire is looking to transform Dorset, a sandy peninsula, into a modern holiday destination akin to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.A 33-storey “sports tower” built for abseiling, bungee jumping and rock climbing, a huge seven-star hotel shaped like a seagull,…

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Revealed: Minimum salary you need to buy a house in Dubai

Consider this: An average Indian with an average annual income of $1,503 (Dh5,520) per annum will need to work for a staggering 580 years to be able to afford a flat in central Mumbai. This is according to calculations made…

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Kleindienst is positioned as testament to Dubai’s recovery, The Heart of Europe the first development to re-start on The World

Captain Edil Bird nudges the bow of his 56ft Majestic yacht, Heart of Europe, into the soft sand. A sign on the beach reads: “Wilkommen in Deutschland. Passkontrolle.” Before we weigh anchor, Josef Kleindienst rides up in a buggy. “Welcome,” he smiles. Kleindienst’s accent is unmistakably Teutonic, but…

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Dubai launching project to build world’s biggest mall

DUBAI – Dubai is launching a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world’s largest shopping mall, the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said on Saturday. Plans for the “Mall of the World”…

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Nakheel signs LOI with Shangri-La Hotels

Nakheel and Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the management of a luxury hotel in The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s new, five-star, 52-level hotel and residential complex to be constructed at the heart…

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THOE to bring Dubai hospitality to Nigeria

For the second time since it commenced operations, The Heart of Europe Hospitality Development is set to initiate the business of luxury real estate development in Nigeria. A statement by the organisation on Sunday stated that the move to visit…

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Phase 2 of Dubai Canal begins

Dubai: Work on Phase 2 of the Dubai Canal project is under way as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the contract to China State Corporation. The Dh2 billion canal project that sees the extension of Dubai Creek…

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Dubai Toursim chief: We want to be most visited city in the world

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Helal Almarri said the emirate is working harder than ever to attract more tourists and investors, citing the “Tourism Vision for 2020” project. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Almarri said: “Just…

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Dubai aims to be the world’s ‘most visited city’

One year into the delivery of Dubai’s ‘Tourism Vision for 2020’, significant first steps have been taken to achieve the target of attracting 20 million annual visitors by 2020, leading the emirate’s tourism authority to state a new ambition: for…

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