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  1. Dubai lines up next tourist move

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Tom Cliff

    ... Tom Clifford in Dubai Checkmate again for Dubai's sense of the ostentatious in the United Arab Emirates. In the land of sheikhs, a king and queen will shortly rule the skyline. Chess ... and will cost US$3 billion. It is due for completion in four years. Chief executive of Dubai Projects, Sulaiman al-Fahim, said the city would include 32 buildings shaped like chess pieces and he hoped ...

  2. Perfect 10

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sand skiing, a City of Gold and the fastest water rides outside the US. Damian Haarsma gives the lowdown on the best of Dubai 1 Dubai Creek A great way to get a feel for Dubai, and to absorb the city state's ancient heritage, is to meander around the bustling docks of Dubai Creek as the sturdy dhows, or Arabian cargo ships, unload their imports from as far away as India ...

  3. Dandy fails Dubai test

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Dubai The Tony Cruz-trained Multidandy disappointed at his first overseas foray yesterday, beating just one runner home behind Amercan speedster Our New Recruit in the US$2 million Golden Shaheen. Jockey Felix Coetzee said the horse found the Dubai dirt course significantly different from the all-weather track at Sha Tin. 'He began well but I knew fairly early ...

  4. Owner gives Cruz green light for Dubai showpiece

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... (1,200 metres) in Dubai at the end of next month. And Cruz declared last night that the only question hanging over Multidandy's participation in the world's richest race on dirt was whether the Dubai Racing Club selected him to run. 'If the horse is selected, then we'll be there,' Cruz said. 'Multidandy has done incredibly well since his win last Saturday- ...

  5. National currency shows considerable signs of life with victory in Dubai

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... have been when he blitzed a Listed field at Dubai on Thursday. The meeting had plenty of Hong Kong significance, with wins by Litigado, owned by Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, and also ... to Silent Witness in the Hong Kong Sprint left no doubt he is fit, well and the horse to beat in the Group One US$2 million Golden Shaheen, 1,200 metres, on the Dubai World Cup programme next month ...

  6. Just Dandy- Cruz flier off to Dubai

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Breeders Cup Sprint winner Cajun Beat, at the Dubai World Cup meeting after confirmation yesterday he had received an invitation to the Golden Shaheen. 'All I know at this stage ... Australian sprinter, Dantana- now with Macau trainer Peter Leyshan and already racing in Dubai during the World Cup Carnival- has also been invited to run in the Golden Shaheen. Cruz said ...

  7. McEvoy says HK stint prepared him for Dubai

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Just weeks after completing a short-term contract in Hong Kong, young Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy has become the number two rider for the Dubai-based Godolphin ... of their stable stars at Al Quoz stables in Dubai yesterday morning. McEvoy, 23, will partner Godolphin runners when Frankie Dettori, the stable's number one jockey, is unavailable. Godolphin ...

  8. Dubai shopping festival

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan Dubai is the fastest-growing tourist destination in the world, with last year's five million visitors set to double by 2006. People come for the year-round sun, sand, sea- and shopping. Not content with three major reclamation resorts (two shaped like palm trees and a third like a world map), Dubai is building towering hotels and malls to accommodate the flood ...

  9. Former HK rider Chin gets quickly off the mark in Dubai

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Former Hong Kong jockey Stanley Chin made his first appearance in Dubai a winning one, grabbing a last-stride victory on Mister Dickens at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday night. Chin, ... and Britain since his return. Chin is in Dubai as stable rider for English trainer Mark Johnston during the Dubai International Racing Carnival over the next two months, and landed the Greenline Cup ...

  10. Cruz weighs Dubai assault with Multidandy

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Shaheen (1,200m) at next month's World Cup meeting in Dubai. Multidandy earned a whopping 19 points, to a handicap mark of 110, for his 93/4-length demolition of a Class Two field on the dirt at Sha Tin on Saturday, raising the prospect of his participation in the world's richest dirt race for sprinters on March 27. 'The prospect of running in the Dubai race is very ...




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