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    Jebel Ali International Hotels rebrand after 30 years

    Audio: The Jebel Ali International Hotels have undergone a rebranding process which will see a new image for the locally owned, Dubai based, company which has a 30 year heritage in hospitality. Talking to Phil Blizzard, David Thompson, COO of the new JA Resorts & Hotels explains, in part 1, the strategy behind the new brand, it’s image and what it will mean to their guests.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Wednesday, October 10 - 2012 @ 10:38
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    Abu Dhabi’s TDIC ‘lease to own’ investments on Saadiyat Island

    Audio: Property Talk looks at the residential developments from Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company and what they have delivered on Saadiyat Island. Phil Blizzard talks to Ahmed Al Fahim, Executive Director of Marketing, TDIC about the properties they have handed over, the investment opportunities, including their lease to own, and where investors are coming from.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 08 - 2012 @ 15:07
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    Deloitte – The regional tourism landscape across the Middle East

    Audio: The performance of the region’s tourism sector is the focus of this interview with Dr Costas Verginis, Director, ME Travel Hospitality & Leisure Industry Leader, Deloitte. Talking to Phil Blizzard he reveals which countries have seen most growth in the first eight months of 2012, those which have faced challenges through regional and global issues and how Dubai has rebounded well – and whether it can be sustained. He also provides a forecast for the region’s tourism industry for the rest of the year and 2013.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 08 - 2012 @ 11:41
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    Emirates service to Dallas Fort Worth increases bi-lateral trade

    Audio: Trade between the UAE and the Dallas Fort Worth region of the USA has grown significantly since the introduction of direct flights by Emirates Airline in February 2012. Phil Blizzard talks to The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth about the trade and business ties between the two centres, the key industry sectors and future opportunities. She also provides a brief travelogue of her city and region – where you can see a long horn cattle drive and an original Rembrandt masterpiece, amongst many attractions.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 08 - 2012 @ 11:16
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    World Energy Summit, Dubai to address global energy poverty and sustainability

    Audio: Dubai is hosting the first World Energy Forum to be held outside of the United Nations Headquarters, New York. The forum is to be attended by more than 20 heads of state, 40 ministers and over 2500 delegates. Phil Blizzard reports on the forum which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 22nd to 24th, acting also as a platform for two other energy summits.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, October 07 - 2012 @ 14:40
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    Damac welcomes the return of a buoyant Cityscape Global

    Audio: “This is the Cityscape we have been waiting for” Niall McLouglin, Senior VP, Damac Holdings Co. LLC tells Phil Blizzard as the 11th edition of the region’s premiere real estate event enters it final day. He talks about the seriousness of investors, in what he describes as a ‘safer market’ and Damac’s change in strategy – serviced luxury apartments, of which they have 4,000 coming on stream.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Thursday, October 04 - 2012 @ 13:21
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    Meydan developments announced at Cityscape Global

    The announcements of new developments by the Meydan Group opened the 11th Edition of Cityscape Global at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which is said to be 50% bigger than last year. Reporting from real estate exhibition Phil Blizzard talks to analysts and developers about the state of the UAE real estate market.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Wednesday, October 03 - 2012 @ 13:40
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    Deloitte – The regional business landscape as seen by CFOs

    Audio: Economic trends as seen by Chief Financial Officers (CFO) across the MENA region are spoken about by James Babb, Clients and Markets Director, CFO, Program Leader, Deloitte Middle East. Talking to Phil Blizzard he focusses on the main concerns for CFOs, including fallout from the global economy, political tensions in the region and the requirement for CFOs to increase cash flow, plus M&A activity in the region.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Wednesday, October 03 - 2012 @ 12:50
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    World Routes – Emirates service to Dallas Forth Worth creates new opportunities

    Audio: Emirates Airline flies to six cities in the USA and the addition of Dallas Fort Worth in February 2012 has created significant traffic, and trade, between to the two regions. Phil Blizzard talks to Jeffrey Fegan, CEO, Dallas Fort Worth Airport about the connectivity, trade and traffic generated by the new service. He also talks about the signing of the MOU between the airport and the Dubai Airport Free Trade Zone.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Wednesday, October 03 - 2012 @ 10:58
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    World Routes – Ras al Khaimah Airport positioning itself as a hub to Dubai

    Audio: A northern gateway to the UAE is the positioning of Ras al Khaimah International Airport and for airlines to see it as a second hub to the exceedingly busy Dubai International Airport. At World Routes, Abu Dhabi Phil Blizzard talks to Andrew Gower, CEO, Ras al Khaimah International Airport about their development, which will see passenger growth of 250,000 in 2012 to almost 1 million by the end of 2013, and the interest by major flag carriers in using Ras al Khaimah as a second hub in the UAE.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Tuesday, October 02 - 2012 @ 11:31

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