Morgans Hotel Planning to Construct New Hotel in Dubai

Morgans Hotel Group is planning to expand overseas by setting up a hotel in Dubai. The group announced its expansion plan on Friday.

Delano Dubai, which is targeted to be opened by 2012, shall be run by the boutique hotel operator, who has got the 20 year management contract extendable by 10 years twice.

Delano Dubai, will be a three building complex; It will have 200 guest rooms, 100 branded residences, bar and a spa.

Another 360 residences adjacent to the hotel shall also be set up near the hotel.

Discrimination at the airports denied by UAE

Discrimination against any particular nationality at the various airports of the country has been denied by an official of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Ministry.

The official stated that at the airports, state of the art equipment is used for security checks and all passengers, irrespective of their nationality are required to go through these procedures.

These comments from the official came after the recent statement given by the Iranian Foreign Ministry accusing UAE of the discrimination shown by the country against the Iranian travelers at their airports.

Sobha Group Buys Land to build its First Five Star Hotel in Dubai

Sobha Group, an Indian real estate developer, has acquired a piece of land in Dubai to build its first of their five star hotels. The land has been acquired on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Ajay Rajendran, Sobha Group vice-chairman stated, "Sheikh Zayed Road is the landmark business addresses in Dubai, so what better place for us to mark our entry into the hotel development and operations arena?"

Kat Isn’t Dropped From Shah Rukh's Tour!

Rumours were there that Katrina would be dropped from SRK’s Temptations Reloaded show in Dubai but these were wrong as Katrina is part of the show. Various reasons were given but none have been confirmed.

One of the reasons given was Salman coming close to Mahek Chhel, which upset Katrina and the second Salman asking Katrina to be the part of the show.

The show is scheduled on October 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Europe, and on October 23 and 24 in the Gulf. The stars will perform in Dubai on October 23.

$1 billion being invested by Abu Dhabi for Hollywood project

Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirate (AHN) – State owned Abu Dhabi Media Co., on Wednesday, expressed its willingness to invest over $1 billion in Hollywood-type film and digital media production.

This they would do in partnership with Hollywood and other international movie producers. The company mentioned that it has set up Imagination Abu Dubai to enter into the partnerships.

"Imagination Abu Dhabi will enter into partnerships with high-profile USA-based and other international producers to develop and produce content for distribution throughout the world."

Air crash takes life of seven

On Wednesday a helicopter crashed onto an oil rig near the coast at Dubai killing all seven people on board including a Pakistani worker. Rashid oil field had to be closed.

The helicopter which took off from the main international airport crashed on the deck of Maersk jack-up drilling rig

The spokesman for Dubai government’s offshore oilfields stated that the aircraft broke and fell into the sea.

British Woman Accused of “Having Sex At Dubai Beach” Claims to be Innocent

The British woman, who has been accused of having sex on the beach, said she was innocent and told how this case has lead to her mental breakdown. She would face imprisonment, if found guilty.

Michelle Palmer, 36, a publishing executive, who has been living in Dubai for more than two years, was caught having unmarried sex in public with a businessman Vince Acors, 34, on July 5.

Both of them have denied of having sex outside marriage, however under the strict Muslim law, they face two years imprisonment if found guilty.

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