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Stratospheric growth for Dubai airport

Stratospheric growth for Dubai airport

24 November 2010 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

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.

Tom Cruise dangles from Burj Kahlifa in Dubai

1 November 2010 Hotel News Tourism News

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.

Rooney heads to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab

Rooney heads to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab

25 October 2010 Hotel News

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 Holding posts $6.4bn losses

Dubai Holding posts $6.4bn losses

2 June 2010 Hotel News

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.

Tourism is booming, say Dubai officials

8 July 2009 Press Release Tourism News

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.