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  • 1 Dubai
    Kirstin Bernabe
    Dubai reaches ‘100,000-hotel-room milestone’

    The total number of hotel rooms in Dubai has recently breached the 100,000-mark, reflecting robust growth and rosy prospects in the city’s travel and tourism industry. Key players in the industry have come together to celebrate the milestone during the soft opening of The Westin Dubai in Al Habtoor City.  “For the hotel sector, high demand from international travellers, and the consequent growth in tourism volumes, has been the cornerstone of fostering continued investment in supply enhancement, which has seen us cross the historic 100,000-room threshold,” Dubai Tourism Director General Helal Al Merri said in a statement. Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Com... Read More
  • 12 Dubai
    Farida Salim
    Dubai Summer Surprises 2015 (23 July – 5 September 2015)

    The most popular event of summer, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) returns this year with an exciting slogan ‘45 days of summer’ aimed at entertaining residents and visitors with a host of activities and promotions. This festival is the highlight of the city’s summer calendar with GCC residents and other tourists visiting the city, looking for bargains in over 6,000 stores that are participating in this annual event. Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) was launched in 1998 to position Dubai as an international summer destination. Dubai Festival and Retails Establishment (DFRE), an arm of the Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing, unveiled the calendar of events for the 4... Read More
  • 5 Dubai
    Diana  D'alo
    Gitex Shopper Spring 2015 (1 – 4 April 2015)

    The Spring Edition of Gitex Shopper is back this year as one the region’s biggest consumer electronics event with power retailers and world class brands. The show will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 1-4, 2015 and will be open from 11am–11pm. With unbeatable prices on some of the latest gadgets, new product launches, bundled deals and an array of exciting competitions, Gitex Shopper Spring promises to be the most exciting consumer electronics extravaganza in the region. Regional power retailers include E-City, Emax, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Max Electronics, One Mobile, Plug-Ins and Sharaf DG, as well as ... Read More
  • 33 Dubai
    Magda Majczyna
    Cruising in a Catamaran around the Palm

    This 4-hour cruise will leave you with breathtaking pictures of the beautiful Arabian Gulf and some of the iconic landmarks of Dubai such as Atlantis the Palm Hotel and the ever-so-beautiful Burj Al Arab. I went on this cruise recently when the weather was just perfect (I would recommend trying it in March – April or October – November when it’s neither too hot nor too cold). I boarded the cruise from Mina Seyahi (Dubai Marina) from where it took to the seas with some great music and chilled beverages. The front part of the catamaran, where you have the trampoline lounge with bean bags, is the best place to sit; soak up some sun and enjoy the sensation of the cool d... Read More
  • 25 Dubai
    Alex P. Hamar
    Dubai World Cup 2015

    Held at the world’s largest racecourse in Meydan, Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest race day, featuring nine races with a combined prize purse of over Dhs110m. You can witness this 20th edition event on March 28, 2015 in style as Jaguar style stakes judges announce the winners in the following categories, Most Creative Hat, Best Hat, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Lady & Longines Most Elegant Lady. Longines Most Elegant Lady will be handpicked from the impressive line-up of the Best Dressed Lady category, by the Longines judge and the winner will be presented with a Longines Conquest Classic Watch. So ladies and gentlemen, enhance yo... Read More

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