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Theme parks rise in Dubai amid shifting sands of tourism

Dubai at night as seen from the tallest building in the world. (Image: Crazy Diamond via Flickr)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sweating and hopeful, the performers lined up once more and received instructions mirroring the aspirations of the soon-to-open massive amusement parks they hoped to join: dance three-eighths Bollywood with a stiff shot of hip hop and a touch of whimsy. And one more thing: “Does anyone tumble?” This cross-cultural collage will be Dubai Parks ...

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Saudi Arabia to open $530 billion bourse to foreigners in early 2015

Angus McDowall and Andrew Torchia | Reuters RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world’s biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said on Tuesday. The opening of the Saudi market, capitalized at about $530 billion, is one of the most keenly awaited ...

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KSA shines spotlight on solar energy schemes

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By K.T. ABDURABB for Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia DUBAI — The opportunities for both local and international solar companies in the region have been increasing steadily, according to top industry executives who attended the two-day Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference and Expo (MENASOL) that concluded in Dubai. More than 400 top energy executives gathered at Dubai’s Hyatt Regency ...

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ND energy industry gains young professionals group


By: Kris Bevill, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – What do Bismarck, Dubai, Hong Kong and Denver have in common? Each city now hosts a chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, a nonprofit group focused on delivering networking opportunities to young members of the global energy industry. Founded in 2005, the group has 25 chapters worldwide with thousands of members, including ...

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