Topics :: Dubai

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Dubai Cuts Into Medical Tourism Market

By Aya Batrawy | Friday Oct 24, 2014
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.

Hijabi Hipsters Fuse Fashion and Faith

By Aya Batrawy | Thursday Oct 9, 2014
Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

Demands for Halal Food Grows as Industry Evolves

By Aya Batrawy | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
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 Returns to Mega-Projects After Fiscal Dive

By BRIAN MURPHY | Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
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 Cafe to Open in Dubai

By ADAM SCHRECK | Friday Oct 12, 2012
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.

Five Ways to Experience Dubai for Free

By ADAM SCHRECK | Thursday Sep 20, 2012
Dubai’s big spending on manmade islands and other over-the-top attractions left this unabashedly capitalist city with mountains of debt.

$22 Billion, Clean-Energy City Outside Abu Dhabi Modifies Plans

By ADAM SCHRECK | Saturday Oct 16, 2010
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.

Armani Hotel Opens In Dubai’s Khalifa Tower

Monday May 3, 2010
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...

Dubai Chefs Find Alcohol Ban Distasteful

Sunday Apr 18, 2010
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...

First Armani Hotel to Open in March in Dubai

By Jason Salzenstein | Tuesday Jan 12, 2010
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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