Dubai riches await Chang's Tapestry after smart dirt trial

Rich Tapestry responds under Olivier Doleuze to win his trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Rich Tapestry zipped through a dirt trial with the aim of clearing out the cobwebs before jetting out to Dubai later this week, spacing rivals by a big margin and running an impressive time to boot.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 8:19pm

Emaar rides wave of revival in Dubai, with two projects and mall expansion

Emaar Properties, builder of the world's tallest skyscraper, has started work on two major developments in Dubai. Photo: Bloomberg

Emaar Properties started two new projects and began expansion of its flagship shopping mall as the developer of the world's tallest tower leads companies seeking to benefit from a rebound in Dubai's real-estate market.

12 Jun 2013 - 4:07am

Investors snap up serviced apartments in Dubai hotel boom

Apartment tower blocks have sprouted along the Jumeirah beach district in Dubai. Photo: Reuters

It took Damac Properties just one day to sell the first 200 apartments in its Hollywood-themed apartment and hotel project as buyers seized the opportunity to invest in Dubai's booming tourism market.

8 May 2013 - 2:33am

Free Judgement can star in Dubai, reckons Cheng

Free Judgement can star in Dubai, reckons Cheng

For the second week in a row a possible Dubai carnival campaign has been floated for a dirt-track specialist running out of ratings room on the local front, jockey Howard Cheng Yue-yin proposing Free Judgement head to the Middle East next year after back-to-back dominant wins on the all-weather track.

2 May 2013 - 3:29am

Dubai police tortured Britons held on drug charges, charity claims

Suneet Jeerh

Grant Cameron, Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh, all 25, were arrested while on holiday on July 10 after police allegedly found a synthetic form of cannabis known as "spice" in their car.

22 Feb 2013 - 2:56am

Rents in Dubai gain from euro zone crisis, Arab Spring

Apartment and villa rents in Dubai climbed an average 17 per cent last year.

Apartment and villa rents in Dubai climbed an average 17 per cent last year as the Persian Gulf business hub benefits from the euro-zone crisis and the so-called Arab spring, according to Asteco Property Management.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:07am

Norman Chan pitches Hong Kong yuan services in Dubai

HSBC's Anita Fung says slower rise in yuan normal.

Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam and top Standard Chartered executives yesterday met more than 150 businesspeople in Dubai to pitch Hong Kong's yuan services.

Although the yuan is not fully convertible, Beijing has since 2009 encouraged the use of the currency for trade settlements and investment services.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:55am

Clashes over internet rules to mark UN meeting in Dubai

Screenshot of a map for Google's 'free and open' campaign.

A major US delegation is leading the opposition to possible new UN regulations on internet commerce and controls that are part of wide-ranging talks that opened Monday in Dubai.

The UN conference is seeking to update telecommunications codes last reviewed two and a half decades ago when the web was virtually unknown.

3 Dec 2012 - 5:20pm

Dubai developer to build shopping mall bigger than Hyde Park

Dubai developer to build shopping mall bigger than Hyde Park

Dubai's ruler announced plans for a development boasting the world's biggest shopping mall and gardens larger than London's Hyde Park, as the emirate revives property projects on hold since the global financial crisis.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Briefs, November 23, 2012

Chinese oil workers freed in Colombia

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

DJ Sam Young on Dubai nightlife

Above: the view from 360 bar at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. From far left: preparing cocktails at Mahiki; revellers pack the dance floor; the view from At.mosphere, the world's highest restaurant and bar. Photos: Corbis

London-based celebrity DJ Sam Young has been a resident DJ at Boujis for 10 years. It is the nightclub favoured by princes Harry and William, Pippa Middleton and the Chelsea soccer team. In fact, Prince William sometimes goes up to the booth to request tracks.

23 Nov 2012 - 9:03am

Left Field: 2023 Asian Games look out of reach for Hong Kong

Many of the bigwigs on the Olympic Council of Asia executive board attended the wedding of former China diving queen Guo Jingjing and Kenneth Fok Kai-kong.

Many of the bigwigs on the Olympic Council of Asia executive board - 37 to be exact - didn't return home straight after the end of the 31st general assembly in Macau.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Briefs, September 26, 2012

Abu Hamza al-Masri addresses a rally in London. Photo: Reuters

Patient with Sars-like illness remains critical

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Travellers' checks

Law of the jungle

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Go-ahead attitude is a tale of two cities

Back in the early 19th century, nobody quite realised the potential of Dubai's and Hong Kong's natural resources. Hong Kong had water - a harbour that was not only one of the best anchorages on the coast of China, but in the whole world.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am