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Dubai ruler reveals plan for new tourism district within the Emirate

According to a Nov 24 announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, the Emirate of Dubai will establish a new tourism district consisting of four main sectors. 

The announcement makes reference to an entertainment sector featuring “the largest family entertainment center in the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent in collaboration with Universal Studios,” a retail sector “with the largest mall in the world,” a business sector focused on “entrepreneurship and innovation in the region,” and a sector for cultural exhibitions and galleries, “the largest in the Middle East and North Africa.”

The announcement further indicates plans for more than 100 new hotel facilities as well as upscale retail, and the application of greenbuilding standards. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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