Dubai Music Week to close with Arabic night

The first ever Dubai Music Week will end with a free concert featuring rising Arab stars on September 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, organizers have announced. Headliners of the night include X Factor Arabia 2013 winner Mohammad Riffi, who will be joined by the show’s participants Ebrahim Abd Elatheem, Adham Naboulsi and rap […]

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Dubai’s skyline world’s best, says Hollywood star John Travolta on visit

Self-confessed “airline geek” John Travolta jetted into Dubai yesterday morning and declared the emirate’s skyline the best in the world. Travolta famously shone as Danny Zuko in musical classic ‘Grease’ – and it seems the star and aeroplanes go together rather well. The fully qualified pilot has been an ambassador-at-large for Qantas for more than […]

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Emergency Service in all Dubai Healthcare Centres Soon

Emergency services at all healthcare centres in Dubai — and not just major hospitals — will be a reality shortly, according to a senior official from the Dubai Heath Authority (DHA). With ambitious plans to make the emirate a medical hub in the region, Engineer Eisa Al Maidour, Director-General of the DHA, said that emergency […]

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Tourism to drive Dubai to greater heights

Tourism has played a vital role in the growth of Dubai’s economy, and its importance looks set to continue. The planned opening of a raft of new theme parks and large projects over the next few years, coupled with the launch of a new airport for passenger traffic, Dubai World Central (DWC), are expected to […]

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Dubai tourism boom spreads to Northern Emirates

Massive passenger growth through Dubai has triggered a flood of investment into Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates to cope with the increasing spillover of tourists. Hilton is one of the international hotel operators targeting growth in the northernmost emirate as it prepares to deliver about 20,000 new rooms across the Middle East and […]

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World Travel Awards 2013 Grand Tour to open in Dubai

Opening World Travel Awards’ 2013 Grand Tour, this gala presentation ceremony heralds the start of a global search for the very best travel, tourism and hospitality organizations around the world. WTA’s Middle East Ceremony will be held in Dubai for the sixth year in succession, affirming the emirate’s impressive force in travel trends, not just […]

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Chasing better life in Dubai, the city of dreams

Thousands of East African workers have made the Middle East their home, helping to drive the region’s growing economy. Shaml Puri met some members of the Kenyan community living in Dubai With stars in his eyes, 26-year-old Eric Kariuki packed his bags last September to start a new life in the Middle East. He had […]

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