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  1. Lai See

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Dubai splashes the cash with racing extravaganza As Hong Kong was enjoying a weekend of brilliant rugby and raucous partying, bankrupt Dubai briefly returned to lavish opulence. The new Meydan Racecourse put on the most expensive single day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710140/lai-see
  2. PLA Navy ships enter Gulf for the first time

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese warships are this weekend anchored in Abu Dhabi- the first time the People's Liberation Army Navy has entered the oil-rich Persian Gulf ... with valuable support and co-operation on international and regional affairs,' he said. With the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman now the largest suppliers of crude oil to China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709774/pla-navy-ships-enter-gulf-first-time
  3. A delightful crossroads of spices, smells and colours

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... of Dubai's achievements. A super-fast lift hurtles up to the observation deck which provides jaw-dropping panoramas out over the Gulf and even as far away as Iran. One of the great pleasures of Dubai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732184/delightful-crossroads-spices-smells-and-colours
  4. QE II Cup holder Presvis takes it easy

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Defending Audemars Piguet QE II Cup winner Presvis might be worrying a few observers with his minimal participation at trackwork this week, but Luca Cumani's travelling foreman, Charlie Henson, is not one. Most international visitors will ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712265/qe-ii-cup-holder-presvis-takes-it-easy
  5. Change of tactics the secret of Ming Hoi Treasure's success

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen It was One World away- or at least half a world away- from Darren Beadman's assignment in the Group One Golden Shaheen 12 hours earlier, but a win aboard Ming Hoi Treasure had the veteran hoop smiling nonetheless. Beadman was rewarded f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710025/change-tactics-secret-ming-hoi-treasures-success
  6. US$2b Meydan complex in a race against time for grand opening on World Cup night

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen They don't do things by halves in Dubai, but the problem with the new Meydan racecourse is that the job is still only half done. Welcome to the beehive- not so-named for any honeycomb architectural feature- but because of the thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709211/us2b-meydan-complex-race-against-time-grand-opening-world-cup-night
  7. On the Rails

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Alan Aitken While connections of Sacred Kingdom appeared to have publicly forsaken ideas of racing in Dubai on World Cup night in March, they will no doubt be keeping an ear out as the Dubai International Racing carnival begins next week. With the ne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704171/rails
  8. Persian carpets are a smart investment

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... art pieces only provide visual pleasure. Yet Persian carpets fit all the categories of luxury, usefulness and they are child-proof. Hong Kong is one of the most popular cities in Asia for such carpets, according to Avais Ahmad, owner of Al-Shahzadi, a local Persian carpet store. 'There is a growing interest in Persian carpets from Hongkongers, as more go overseas to study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714344/persian-carpets-are-smart-investment
  9. Ancient tale of king still relevant today

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gilgamesh was the mythical king of the ancient city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, near the modern-day Persian Gulf. He was supposedly a demigod. He had a divine mother, and was also blessed with strength ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722317/ancient-tale-king-still-relevant-today
  10. Vast assortment of styles leaves customers floored

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From vibrantly coloured shag carpets to Tibetan rugs and classic Persian designs, CarpetBuyer, on the 17th floor of Horizon Plaza, carries something to suit most tastes. 'We strive ... are all coloured with natural, organic dyes and wool colours.' CarpetBuyer has a vast selection of upscale Persian carpets, many of which are between 20 and 50 years old, and are made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726635/vast-assortment-styles-leaves-customers-floored

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