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Ketch Up Dubai
Its economy thrives not on oil, but on tourism, trade and finance. The pace of construction is dizzying. Below the rosy top-line figures, though, there are growing signs that Dubai is running into trouble. He and other analysts say an oversaturated property market and regional conflict are the biggest causes for concern. The recent collapse of Abraaj Group, the largest firm in the Dubai International Financial Centre, has jolted confidence. New business licences are far fewer and employment is shrinking for the first time on record. The emirate withholds statistics needed for a sovereign-credit rating, but state-owned companies provide a bellwether. Removal companies say departures far outstrip arrivals. Real-estate agents bemoan a rash of empty flats, even as developers build more. Analysts do not expect another such crisis, but they still worry about the exposure of regional banks to property.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to vacation like a billionaire, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is likely the closest we normies will ever get. Since the hotel opened nearly 20 years ago, the Burj Al Arab has won accolade after accolade for its bonkers approach to luxury. When it first opened, a journalist was supposedly so enamored with the Burj that she exclaimed that it must be a seven-star hotel, a rating that does not exist. Gold-plated luxury usually makes me roll my eyes, making me think something along the lines of, This is what the richest people in the world waste their money on? I certainly had that reaction when I stayed at the Burj Al Arab on a recent trip to Dubai, but I also found myself overwhelmed by the sheer audacity of the hotel's luxurious vision. Source: Sahn Eddar. Source: Duxiana Beds, Jumeirah Group.
E clients have been asking us for since we opened our first gym in London back in Dubai is wholly unique in the U. E and offers something that in our opinion has been missing for far too long from the Dubai fitness scene. There are a handful of great commercial gyms dotted across Dubai and the overall local health and fitness industry is flourishing, but the quality of personal training advice, especially the education, accountability and career focus that is necessary to get the best out of personal trainers, has not matched the level of quality of the gym themselves. This is understandable when you appreciate the fractured nature of the Personal Training industry and how challenging it is to recruit and train up those rare Personal Trainers who can consistently generate outstanding client results. In a city like Dubai where the vast majority of the personal trainers are hired guns coming in for tax-free money, U.
Heads Up! Drones Will Fly People Around Dubai This Summer
Commercial drones just got a big upgrade: A fleet of passenger-carrying quadcopters could be flying around the city of Dubai by this summer, according to news reports. The city's new transportation option is an egg-shaped, single-passenger drone in the traditional quadcopter style seen in many commercial drones, the Associated Press reported. Mattar Al Tayer, head of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, said during the World Government Summit this week that the city plans to have the drone regularly traversing the city's skies in July. The drone was unveiled in a flight over Dubai's Burj Al Arab, the sail-shaped luxury hotel that is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world, the AP reported. Once the passenger is buckled in and selects a destination, the drone automatically flies off.