High-end store Saks Fifth Avenue has opened a 15,000 square foot men’s clothes shop at The Walk at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. The store will complement their existing 80,000 square foot store at the Burjuman Centre which opened in 2004. Lines offered include clothes from Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, John Glliano, and Ralph [more]
The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced some pretty impressive statistics for the 9 months to September 30 2007. Speaking at the World Travel Market in London last week, DTCM Director General, Mr. Khalid A bin Sulayem revealed that the number of guests staying in hotels in Dubai rose 7 percent [more]
InterContinental Hotels has announced it is to open a Holiday Inn hotel in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai. The property will feature 400 rooms, an all-day restaurant, and rooftop health club. It will also be the first InterContinental’s hotel in the United Arab Emirates to comply with Sharia law. The hotel is expected to [more]
Emirates Airline is now giving all passengers booking online via their website (www.emirates.com) the ability to select their seats at the time of purchase. Previously this facility was only available to customers purchasing first and business class tickets. Their website also allows passengers to check-in online between 2 and 24 hours ahead of their scheduled [more]
Corinthia Hotels International has signed a management agreement with Dubai’s Golden Sands Hotel Company to manage a hotel at the Jumeirah Beach Residence. The Ramada Hotel & Suites Jumeirah Beach will offer 371 rooms, an all-day dining room, restaurant, bar, fitness centre and swimming pool. It is scheduled to open in early 2008.
Dubai’s latest shopping mall, the Festival Waterfront Centre, officially opened for business today. Situated at Dubai Festival City, it will eventually be home to over 550 shops, almost 100 restaurants and cafes, a 12-screen multiplex cinema and a bowling alley. Flagship stores at the mall include Marks & Spencer and Toys ‘R’ Us.
British retailer Marks & Spencer has opened its largest store outside the UK at the Dubai Festival City. Situated at the Festival Waterfront Centre, the 64,000 square foot store will offer a comprehensive range of products women’s fashion and lingerie, men’s and children’s clothes and home furnishings. The store will also offer a restaurant, espresso [more]
The animal residents of Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah will soon be enjoying a slightly more comfortable life. Dubai Municipality have unveiled plans to build a new 500 acres zoo at Dubailand. Over one thousand animals currently live in cramped conditions in Dubai Zoo, a facility that has been repeatedly criticised by animal rights activists and [more]
The Dubai Municipality has given planning permission to the Great Dubai Wheel, one of the major attractions at Dubailand. The 185m wheel will be taller than the London Eye and will cost over AED 250 million. Visitors will be able to view distances up to 50 km from the comfort of one of 30 capsules. [more]
Rani International, a Saudi real estate company, is to invest AED 750 million to construct two 30-storey towers at Dubai Business Bay. One of the towers will be a luxury hotel with 250 rooms and 40 serviced apartments, while the other will house offices. The hotel is expected to open in early 2009 and will [more]