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Abu Dhabi helps Dubai

Monday 14 December, 2009

“The Gulf Emirate Abu Dhabi will come to the aid of it’s heavily indebted neighbour Dubai with 10 billion US-Dollar. They will use the money “to pay for some of the more pressing commitments of Dubai World”, said the government of Dubai. First to receive money will be the Islamic bonds of the subsidiary Nakheel, who build the artificial palm-shaped Island of the coast of Dubai. The investors reacted with enthusiasm: The stock went up more...     Read article
Chocolate-Camel for Dubai

Monday 14 December, 2009

A 70 cm big camel made from milk-chocolate will soon make the long journey to Dubai. A former employee of the Chocolate Museum, who is now living in the emirate, ordered it. But before it begins it’s journey, this rarity can still be seen in Cologne.   A camel and it’s rider made out of chocolate. Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, a horse and an elephant: these sweet rarities can be seen until the end of January at the Chocolate...     Read article
Dubai Global Village is open for business

Wednesday 09 December, 2009

It’s what the Emiratis have been waiting for, but it’s also the reason more and more visitors are coming to Dubai: yesterday the Dubai Global Village was opened. It is another spectacular event that will surly dominate any Dubai-vacation until the 27 th of February 2010.   If you are booking your family holiday on , a visit to the Global Village is an extraordinary adventure for big and small. You are not only...     Read article
Dubai Children’s Book Fair

Thursday 03 December, 2009

Children's literature in the Arab world is expected to get an impetus with the launch of The Dubai International Children's Book Fair, which will be held from February 3-10.   The book fair is organised by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation to create a platform that will generate greater awareness about the importance of children's literature as a key component in the development of the youth throughout the Arab World. The...     Read article
Wellness at the Dubai airport

Thursday 03 December, 2009

Like many of our readers we’ve also spent hours sitting around in airports waiting for our flight. This is especially stressful for impatient passengers. But at least with Emirates in Dubai you can still have a relaxing take off: with the opening of a new “Timeless Spa” at the Dubai International Airport travellers are now offered individual treatments.   In Terminal 3, which opened in November of 2009, offers the passengers of the...     Read article
Samova: Tea fit for a Sheikh

Wednesday 02 December, 2009

Samova: Tea fit for a Sheikh Photo: Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority   With clever marketing ideas and high quality standards the tea company Samova, that started out as a hobby-event, has now joined the ranks of sales millionaires.   When the journalist Esin Rager and radio marketer Stefan Müller started selling their tea in the sixth storey of a Hamburg building seven years ago, they were meet with disbelieve and scepticism. “Tea had sort of a...     Read article
The cable car at the Dubai Creek

Monday 30 November, 2009

An excursion tip for the winter months from October until mid March is the Creekside Park “the green lung” of the city and it’s cable car.   The attraction of Creekside Park is the cable car. A 2.5 kilometre long route that goes along the Dubai Creek. From about 30 metres in the air you have a lovely view of the arid and the city.   The tour takes about 30 minutes. And you shouldn’t forget to bring your camera. The fair for...     Read article
The Arabian Louvre

Friday 27 November, 2009

In Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, they are building the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island.   And the arrangement between France and Abu Dhabi, that was need for this endeavour, seems to be beneficial for both sides: Abu Dhabi hopes that the good name associated with the original Louvre will bring them visitors from all over the world that have a fable for art. And France is getting a lot of money for the name and...     Read article
Dubai Fountain

Thursday 26 November, 2009

The Dubai Fountain presents itself with 275 metres in length. The individual spouts are permanently shooting 100 000 litre water into the air.   The biggest fountain in the world is located at the foot of the Burj Dubai, the highest tower in the world. The city below this magnificent building is called “Downtown Burj Dubai” and offers a lot of attractions in Dubai.   The water is moving rhymically to exclusively selected music...     Read article
Opening of Burj Dubai delayed

Thursday 26 November, 2009

The opening of the worlds highest skyscraper has once again been delayed. On Thursday the media in the United Arab Emirates reported that the opening of the Burj Dubai would take place on the 4 th of January 2010, right on time of the 4-year-jubilee of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, taking his office. Originally the Burj Dubai had been scheduled to open on the 2 nd of December, the National Day of the United Arab...     Read article
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