April 21, 2012 |
--London has overtaken Dubai as the world's prime shopping destination, according to a new report. The British capital attracts the most retail brands among all the great shopping cities around the globe, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE. Last year, London and Dubai tied for first place and beat out shopping hot spots such as New York, Hong Kong and Paris. CBRE said London draws about 56% of all international brands, with Dubai close behind at 54%. In third place is New York, followed by Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong.
April 5, 2012 |
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert, who had a heart attack last week while in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, returned home to Arcadia on Tuesday and is now back at work. “I'm feeling pretty good, although I'm taking it easy,” he said Thursday during morning workouts at Santa Anita. He was also there Wednesday morning but began feeling tired and went home to rest prior to the breakfast draw for Saturday's Santa Anita Derby. Baffert has three horses running in the $750,000 race.
March 31, 2012 |
Monterosso won the $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, handing the ruler of Dubai an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized earlier Saturday. Monterosso, who finished third last year, also gave a much-needed confidence boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006. All four of their horses were longshots. Capponi grabbed the lead coming into the straight only to see Monterosso bolt past and beat his stablemate by three lengths.
March 26, 2012 |
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted into one blocked artery and one stent into another, according to horse owner Bernie Schiappa. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning.
March 26, 2012 |
Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert was in good spirits and resting comfortably on Monday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack and having two stents inserted because of blocked arteries, according to an official at Santa Anita. Baffert, 59, was in Dubai for the $10-million Dubai World Cup, where his horse, Game On Dude, is scheduled to run on Saturday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Baffert was feeling ill late Sunday night into Monday morning. "We called 911, and the paramedics came right away," Bernie Schiappa, a co-owner of Game On Dude, told the publication.
November 29, 2011 |
It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. > Photos: Best new international theme park rides for 2013 Consider this a tentative and fluid list of new attractions on tap at international parks (outside the United States). A number of oft-delayed projects have been given new 2013 opening dates that could get postponed again, while several recently announced theme parks may never advance past the planning stages.
November 23, 2011 |
Emirates airline is cutting rates by 10% on flights from Los Angeles to Dubai in a limited-time offer that ends Thanksgiving Day. The deal: The airline operates nonstop daily flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The sale, which is available only online, applies to first-, business- and economy-class fares. Use the code "AEAME11" to get the discount when making a reservation. When: The offer is good for reservations made between now and 11: 59 p.m. PST Thursday (for travel from now through Dec. 7 and Jan. 12-March 31. Tested: I checked sale rates for flights from LAX to Dubai on Feb. 1 and returning on Feb. 8. The round-trip fare cost $1,422 per person including tax with the discount.
November 15, 2011 |
Iranian media are raising questions about the reported suicide in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hotel room of the son of a prominent Iranian politician and former Revolutionary Guard commander. The body of Ahmed Rezai was found Saturday in his hotel suite, according to news reports. He was the son of Mohsen Rezai, secretary-general of Iran's influential Expediency Council, which advises the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The elder Rezai ran unsuccessfully as a conservative challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009's disputed election.
August 28, 2011
Regarding "Destination: Dubai" by Catharine Hamm [On the Spot, Aug. 14]: It is less than safe for gay travelers in much of the Middle East (lesbians "don't exist" in Muslim cultures). Dubai is quite homophobic. Let readers be aware of the pitfalls for gay male tourists traveling to much of the Muslim world, where leaders and the media are routinely anti-gay. I know, having visited such countries, from Syria to Malaysia. Henry Nicklin Pacific Palisades :: Another thing travelers to Dubai can do in a single day is take a tour of Oman's Musandam Peninsula.
August 14, 2011 |
Question: I would like to know when is the best time to go to Dubai and when it's best to get tickets for a vacation like this one. Jose Peralta Inglewood Answer: I don't mean to sound too Bill Clinton-esque, but "best" depends on what your definition of "best" is. The hotter it is in Dubai, the lower the hotel prices, for instance. So if your definition of "best" is "least expensive," get those reservations made. From June to September, average temperatures are above 100 degrees during the day and level off to the 80s at night.