Articles tagged with: Dubai
have read a slew of articles recently on how Abu Dhabi – the UAE’s richest emirate – is about to emerge as a world class centre for the arts, culture and sport. The Abu Dhabi Festival kicks off next week (March 11) and will see Simon Russell Beale perform at the Royal Opera House while Michelin starred chef, Gary Rhodes, is set to open Rhodes 44 at the St Regis Abu Dhabi.
UPDATE: 5 Nov. Qantas is now offering free tickets to anywhere in Australia to those who were caught up in the shut-down. If you were involved and haven’t been contacted by the airline, do so yourself. Passengers entitled are those with bookings between October 29-31st.
It’s been a week from hell for Qantas.
In survey after survey, one of the reasons given for visiting a place is the shopping. We have weekend shopping trips to places as far away as Dubai. Coach companies do day trips to places like the Metrocentre in Gateshead. Outlet stores form retail parks such as in Bicester or outside Chester. Even when people spend a two week sun filled beach holiday in Spain, shopping is one of the things people indulge in.
So it was with some interest that I heard most of the debate in parliament on Wednesday on the future of independent retail. Tourism is integral with shopping. Good shops attract us to them. But did I hear much about tourism? Despite the fact that many MP’s were from areas that attract tourists, the answer was no.