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  1. Mainland visitor numbers rise thanks to marketing

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan Dubai has seen strong growth in the number of visitors from the mainland with the number of hotel guests growing 42 per cent to 152,100 last year and a further 57 per cent ... of its guests were from the mainland. Hong Kong is a more established market for Dubai, although the number of hotel guests from the city was little changed last year at 20,200, and a 22 per cent ...

  2. Banking on success

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... World Bank and IMF delegates landing in Dubai later this month will arrive to a world-class welcome In a major boost to Dubai's global image, the emirate has been chosen to host ... type to take place in the region. Dubai was selected because of its excellent infrastructure and because it is a growing regional financial centre. All the big names will attend, including ...

  3. A tree grows in Dubai- and it's hot property

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong The Gulf state wants Asians to invest in the so-called eighth wonder of the world Two years from now, passengers flying into Dubai will be greeted with the spectacular sight ... bears the name Palm Jumeirah. The groundwork on what engineers claim is the world's largest manmade island has been completed, and the buying and the selling have already begun. As Dubai ...

  4. Dubai Airport boss joins calls for third HK runway

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Griffiths, a former senior executive of Dragonair and now chief executive of fast-growing Dubai Airports, warned yesterday that Hong Kong faces losing its leading trade and aviation ... said if growth was constrained then Hong Kong could lose traffic to other hubs - regional cities including Singapore and Seoul and global aviation centres such as Dubai. He said a failure ...

  5. Dubai hub seeks to re-establish Silk Road

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transfers have replaced camel caravans, mainland wealth is still luring Arab deal brokers to travel the well-worn path in search of a business. The architects of Dubai's newly erected office ... with destinations in the Far East since then,' said Nasser al-Shaali, chief executive of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), during a visit to Hong Kong last month. The DIFC includes ...

  6. Dubai redesigns shape of things to come

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Foster Wong in Dubai Since it discovered oil in the 1960s, Dubai has quickly transformed itself from a fishing settlement into one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, ... the Gulf state's growing finance and trading activities will keep the rally going, sceptics believe the market may not be sustainable as a growth engine for the economy Dubai's booming ...

  7. Dubai World and Islamic bank launch US$5b funds

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Michael

    ... Clarence Michael in Dubai Dubai World and Dubai Islamic Bank are launching a US$5 billion family of private equity funds to focus on global assets. The funds, to be launched over the next ... and telecommunications. Dubai World is the holding company of Dubai Ports World, Free Zone Corp, Nakheel, Istithmar and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre among others. While Norton Rose and Baker McKenzie will act ...

  8. Shanghai to be 'copied' on Dubai's World island

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai One of the 300 artificial islands in Dubai's The World property project will be named Shanghai after a Shanghai-based construction and investment company paid ... last Tuesday in Dubai, Asia Business TV said yesterday. The Dubai-based television network has been appointed spokesman of Zhongzhou. The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands ...

  9. Dubai courts mainland firms in week-long tour

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) officials are today wrapping up a one-week tour of China encouraging companies to list on the Dubai stock exchange and seeking ... in the mainland and Hong Kong. The DIFC, a new financial zone in Dubai that includes a stock exchange, has adopted a zero-tax policy as it attempts to create a rival to global commerce hubs such as Hong ...

  10. DO BUY

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dubai is still an emerging market for many foreign property investors but buying a property there is not as tricky as it may appear. The government opened up the market three years ago ... developers such as Emaar Properties, Dubai Properties and Nakheel in Dubai. The trio of developers is partly owned by the government of Dubai. Developers will usually not announce the timetable ...




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