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Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years.
Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.
The global industry for halal food and lifestyle products is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying as Muslim populations grow. Producers outside the Muslim world are eager to tap into the market.
Dubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits. That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original.
Vogue’s fashion-loving fans will soon have a chance to drink in the magazine’s aura at a new cafe in Dubai. The glossy’s global publisher, Conde Nast International, said that it expects to open the Vogue Cafe in the emirate’s largest shopping mall.
Dubai’s big spending on manmade islands and other over-the-top attractions left this unabashedly capitalist city with mountains of debt.
Plans originally called for Masdar City to become a self-contained "carbon-neutral" community of 40,000 residents and even more commuters. Cars would be banned. Waste and water would be recycled.
A luxury hotel crafted by designer Giorgio Armani opened Tuesday as the first landmark tenant in the world’s tallest skyscraper. The 160-room Armani Hotel Dubai is a welcome bit of good news for Dubai’s leaders after the troubled debut of the more than half-mile Burj Khalifa in January. Read more...
The Dubai authorities plan to step up enforcement of a law enacted in 2003 prohibiting restaurants from using alcohol in food preparation, according to media reports. Read more...
Armani Hotel Dubai, the first property to open under the Armani Hotels & Resorts brand, will officially open its doors in March. Housed in the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Dubai is the first of a series of hotels, resorts and residences designed by Giorgio Armani to be opened around the globe. Read more...
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