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No More Luxury Stays For Chinese Officials

The Chinese Communist Party has told its members to embrace austerity after a series of embarrassing revelations about extravagant business trips. The latest scandal came when 14 officials from the southern province of Guangdong went on a two-week junket around Africa and the Middle East that included a stay at the Burj al-Arab, a seven-star [...]

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Top Dubai International Boat Show takes a “Dive”

The 17th edition of the biggest and most recognized international boat show in the Middle East, DIBS, will open its doors in Dubai from March 3 to March 7, 2009. There will be 721 companies representing 50 countries and a special section focusing on the world of diving. Gone are the days when the people [...]

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The floating home

X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, interior decorator architect and design consultant from Squisito, to create a houseboat that inventively combines the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural tectonics. The fundamental structure of the floating home is created from two catamaran beams, stainless steel and glass.

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Dubai’s Britain Island bought for $59 million

Like many expatriates, Safi Qurashi misses home. But now the Dubai-based shopkeeper’s son from South London has solved the problem. He has bought Great Britain. Mr Qurashi, 39, has paid £43 million for the Britain-shaped island in The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, where each piece of land represents a different [...]

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the world’s first fashion island launched in Dubai

There is going to be an island built that is completely devoted to fashion! Dubai Infinity Holdings has announced plans to develop the world’s first fashion island – Isla Moda The multi-million dollar island, which will be located on the man-made “The World” archipelago, will boast fashion themed residential villas, haute couture boutiques and luxury [...]

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The World’s Leading Hotel Suite

Earlier in the year, The Monarch Dubai was named Middle East’s leading new business hotel and its exclusive Monarch Suite was named as the Middle East’s leading suite, before going on to be named the leading suite in the world. At 1,130 Sqm, the Monarch Suite, conceptually designed and a project managed by Roya International [...]

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