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10 catchiest Dubai headlines in 2009

10 catchiest Dubai headlines in 2009

The financial crisis, the ever-existing labor problems, and the recent debt debacle….Dubai and its blunders became juicy fodder for the international press during 2009.

December 30, 2009 2:00 by

“There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we are one,” Sheikh Mohammed said at an investment conference in Dubai. “Who doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it,” he said.

“And I want to tell those people who nag about Dubai and Abu Dhabi to shut up,” he added.

Here are some sensational headlines from global media outlets from across the year that caught our attention.

1. Good times end in Dubai

March 16, 2009, Financial Times

2. Dubai’s glitz lost in grim life

May 6, 2009, The Christian Science Monitor

3. Dubai bites the bullet on debt

November 26, 2009, UK-based Telegraph

4. ‘The Sheikh’s new clothes?’ Dubai’s desert dream ends

November 27, 2009, Business Week

5. Dubai’s property bonanza just wasn’t built to last

29 November 29, 2009, The Guardian

6. Dubai’s glitter and glamour is not gold

December 1, 2009, Kenya-based newspaper Business Daily

7. Dubai is lashed by a sea of red

December 2, 2009, Daily Mail

8. Bling City says Goodbai world

December 3, 2009, UK-based newspaper, New Statesman

9. End of a mirage

Is the Dubai dream as the El Dorado of the Middle East over?

December 4, 2009, Mumbai-based daily DNA (Daily News & Analysis)

10. Darkness is falling on Dubai’s golden era

December 14, 2009, Washington Post

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  1. KhanDubai on December 31, 2009 8:52 am

    You guys ARE pretty pessimistic at Kippreport, aren’t you?

    Couldn’t you find a single positive headline for Dubai? The opening of The Burj Dubai for insatcnce; the tallest tower in the World, guys!!

  2. Amit on December 31, 2009 10:22 am

    I have been living in Dubai for 12 years and many more have been living for 2-4 decades. And many from the media have sold Dubai supplements 4 times the prices and cashed on the Dubai brand. And as i read Kippreport I just smile because i wonder is there any media who stands up to something or reports the perspective from both sides! All Kippreport has been writing and projecting what a debacle Dubai is ! well! i guess thats what is selling because after all i logged on to the website and here i am responding.
    Bottomline – Its a global economy effect which will settle down and revive. As far as the Gulf as a whole is concerned its going to be the new world developing and Kippreport will have an office there very soon! While Kipprreport writes, the purchase of real estate has increased in Dubai and of course the buyers are the sensible people who play for the long run. Maybe the companies of the world have been stupid to come to Dubai or maybe they weere sensible enough not to get affected by one sided reports.

  3. Iftikhar Awan on December 31, 2009 11:59 am

    It’s good to be optimistic but it’s more better to be realistic and what’s happening in Dubai today is due to unrealistic boom!


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