Tom Cruise has thanked the emirate of Dubai for its hospitality during the filming of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Cruise has been resident for much of the past few months, with the American actor offering thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad on his blog.
Passenger numbers at Dubai International, voted “Middle East Leading Airport’s” by World Travel Awards, surpassed the four million mark for the second time in the airport’s 50 year history in October and that monthly total will soon become the norm, according to traffic results and projections released today by Dubai Airports.
Filming scenes for the next Mission: Impossible film in Dubai, Tom Cruise has been captured on camera dangling 2,717ft in the air from the Burj Kahlifa – the tallest building in the world. Filming is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates following a deal between Paramount and Dubai officials.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have secretly jetted off to Dubai, for a stay at the luxury Burj Al Arab, voted “World’s Leading Hotel” by the World Travel Awards.
Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), one of the world’s leading tourism authorities, has this week announced its partnership with international clean water charity, Just a Drop.
Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group, the real estate and hospitality business, has posted a loss of $6.4bn for the last financial year against a net profit of $4.74bn the year before, due to a slump in the local property market plus a series of impairments.
The company developing the Tiger Woods Dubai golf course and luxury resort said it has no plans to cut ties with the golfer despite his well-documented marital problems.
The oil boom in Dubai fuelled a period of rapid economic development in the desert state of Dubai. One of the main ways in which this was expressed was a massive, multi-billion dollar investment in their relatively young tourism industry.
Dubai has announced a year-on-year increase in visitor figures for Q2 2009, reaffirming its position as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations
Government officials are dismissing talks of “Dubai Doom” by saying tourism in the emirate is performing well despite the global financial crisis.Dubai registered average occupancy rates of 81 percent in the first quarter of 2009, Khalid bin Sulayem, Director-General, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) told a meeting of Dubai Economic Council this week.