Dubai to build Taj Mahal replica

A replica of India’s world-famous Taj Mahal, four times the size of the original, is to be built in Dubai as what is to be billed as the world’s grandest wedding venue.

24-karat iPhone 5 goes on sale

On Sep. 27, Gold & Co is set to unveil what it claims is the world’s first 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5 at the Collector’s Palace in Dubai Mall.

Unique Ferrari for Dubai collector

Ferrari Magazine has released a teaser image of a new one-off model, which is going to be built for Cheerag Arya, a 32-year old businessman from Dubai.

A golden cupcake‎

A UK confectionary firm, Bloomsbury, has unveiled the world’s most expensive edible cupcake in its Dubai café.

W Hotel Dubai Palm Jumeirah

W Hotels Worldwide has signed an agreement with Al Sharq Investment LLC to introduce a new W Hotel in Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah.

Ferrari Enzo Abandoned in Dubai

The exclusive Enzo, one of only 399 in the world, was impounded by officers last year after it was abandoned in a car park and covered in dust in Dubai.

Dubai plans new mega-development to rival Las Vegas

The Al Habtoor Group, a UAE-based development firm, plans to build a new triple-hotel complex in the heart of the Emirate as part of a $1.3 billion project. The “Habtoor Palace”. formed of two skyscrapers rising from a five-storey podium base, will see over 1,600 rooms added to Dubai‘s hotel scene. The rest of the … Continued

First resort on The World Dubai to open

The World Dubai will see its first island open to the public this week with the launch of the luxury World Island Beach Club. “We will be opening in the first week of January,” said Reza Sinnen, operations manager at the beach club, based on the island of Lebanon. The resort was originally scheduled to … Continued

Waldorf Astoria to debut on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

It seems that the Palm Jumeirah is making a comeback, with the latest announcement confirming that a Waldorf Astoria will open in 2013. The huge, manmade Palm-shaped development in the sea has been viewed alternately as a symbol of Dubai’s unbridled ambition or of its abject failure, when construction all but ground to a halt … Continued

Alfred Dunhill to launch Dubai restaurant

British luxury retailer Alfred Dunhill will open its third overseas restaurant in Dubai’s Jumeirah Emirates Towers in early 2012. The launch of Alfie’s Restaurant and Lounge is scheduled for January 2012, to coincide with the opening of the new Dunhill fashion store in the same location. The Dubai restaurant will be Dunhill’s first in the … Continued

Urban Tails Dubai – A 7-Star Pet Hotel

Urban Tails Dubai has become the world’s first seven-star resort for pets when it opened doors this summer. Being branded as the ultimate luxury pet destination, this hotel has been custom built for four legged friends. They offer suites for 70 dogs and 40 cats and promises to take perfect care of them while their … Continued

Montblanc’s Limited Edition Ruby Set for Eid

Designed as a unique gift for the lovers of fine jewellery in the UAE during the festive season of Eid, Montblanc presents this exclusive Ruby Set. The Limited Edition collection of the ultra-special pen, watch and cufflinks are available exclusively at Montblanc’s flagship boutique in Dubai Mall. The watch is set with a total of … Continued

Dubai named Middle East’s best destination

The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai has been voted the best hotel in the Middle East for the eighth year in a row. The plush property was one of a host of winners at this week’s World Travel Awards‘ Middle East ceremony, the first in a whistlestop World Travel Awards tour which will see … Continued

Prada announces retail strategy in Middle East

Prada said on Wednesday it will open stores across the Middle East as part of a joint venture with Emirates luxury retailer Al Tayer Insignia to develop a new retail network. “The joint venture company, headquartered in Dubai, will oversee the roll out of Prada and Miu Miu stores across the region, leveraging on Al … Continued

Filthy rich? Britain needs YOU

The United Kingdom is aiming to attract an altogether different class of visitor with the launch of a new marketing campaign with Dubai-based airline Emirates. A new marketing campaign dubbed “Britain. A tradition of Luxury” is unashamedly targeting wealthy individuals — those with over $1 million in disposable funds — to persuade them that Britain … Continued