Passenger movement at Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2004 showed a phenomenal growth of 27 percent over the same period last year, while Dubai Cargo Village registered a 21.7 percent growth having handled 535,212 tonnes of cargo. Total number of passengers registered at 10,413,782 in the first half of 2004 as, Read More

Dubai’S rapidly-expanding MICE infrastructure, aggressive marketing and promotional initiatives by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB) and the unfaltering global interest have resulted in the emirate being chosen for hosting 12 high-profile international conventions and three regional gatherings this year.

World famous haute couture celebrity Giorgio Armani has rolled up his ‘designer’ sleeves off to wow the trade with the ‘bellissima’ chain of luxury hotels he designs while keeping a finger on the fashion pulse. Giorgio Armani SpA and EMAAR properties signed a partnership to create a worldwide collection of Armani luxury hotels and, Read More

Desert Conservation Reserve becomes the first internationally-recognized and fully-protected conservation area anywhere in the Middle East to be established in Dubai. The reserve will be centered on Al Maha Desert Resort, the Emirates Group cameo hotel 45 minutes outside the city, in a major initiative emphasizing Emirates’ commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental protection, Read More

Teutonic television group to highlight destination on international earthTV broadcasts Turn on the television in many parts of the world, from Hong Kong to Paris – and TELCAST’s earth television network can be seen highlighting the world’s most interesting destinations. The world’s largest remote controlled broadcast camera network, with 60 cameras and counting, chooses, Read More

Living 19 stories high on the edge of the Creek, the stretch of water that divides Dubai into two, I discovered the secret of the Mughals’ love of water and fountains in the homes and palaces they built in India. Looking at the ripples reflected by the sun or shimmering in the lit night, Read More