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10 tea-time facts about Dubai’s tourism

10 tea-time facts about Dubai’s tourism

From a self-professed seven-star hotel to one of the largest shopping malls in the world, the emirate is doing all it can to rope in tourists.


November 18, 2008 2:08 by

7. The luxury liner QE2, which is on its way to its new home in Dubai, will be transformed into a floating luxury hotel alongside the Palm Jumeirah. Connected by a bridge, she will form the centerpiece of a marina complex, with restaurants, private homes, a theatre and a heritage museum displaying QE2 artifacts and maritime exhibits and other hotels.

8. The $27 billion Bawadi district within the Dubailand theme park development will add 29,200 rooms to the Dubai hotel inventory by 2016, and includes 31 hotels and over 100 restaurants. The hotel zone is receiving an investment of $11 billion from the Dubai Government. The centerpiece of Bawadi will be the world’s largest hotel, Asia-Asia, which will have 6,500 rooms and is scheduled for completion in 2010.

9. The $1.5bn Atlantis resort on the Palm Jumeirah charges $25,000 per night to stay at the Bridge Suite, which rests at the top of the hotel. The boat shaped seven star Burj Al- Arab charges $15,000 per night at the two-level Royal Suite, which has a marble and gold staircase, leopard print tufted carpets, Carrarra marble flooring and mahogany furniture.

10. Global Village, a culture and entertainment destination in Dubailand, has just opened its doors again and will be on for 102 days. It registered a footfall of nearly 4.5 million during its previous season. This year, the Global Village is hosting a Guinness World Records Pavilion, where you could break the record for the loudest scream, shout, clap, and whistle. The stall will also organize daily competitions such as the fastest typist on a computer keyboard utilizing the nose.

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  1. Nicholas Weatherall on November 19, 2008 9:11 am

    “”The following are interesting facts about Dubai’s tourism and they suggest that the emirate is likely to beat the credit crunch—”‘

    Yes they are “interesting facts”.

    But there is nothing there too suggest WHY Dubai will “beat the credit crunch”!!!

  2. Joe on February 4, 2009 7:45 am

    Yeh right, Dubai will miss the credit crunch. WELL WE DIDN’T! So DTCM; are you going to say you were wrong? Don’t you love “Hindsight”. Just how arrogant can Dubai/you people get???
    What is so arrogant; is the fact the DTCM actually thinks Dubai is the only place on Earth and the rest of us live on the Moon.

  3. Nick on September 18, 2012 11:22 pm

    This really helped with my homework. Thanks!


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