Dubai news round-up: April 12

Dubai on top of retail world, police chief urges expats not to fear law enforcement, Dubai expecting investment leap and more …

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Dubai now equals London as the most popular retail city in the world, attracting more than half of all international retail brands, according to annual survey released by leading global real estate adviser CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).
Full story: 7DAYS

The Dubai police chief has urged expatriates not to fear local law enforcement authorities.

Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim said crimes were going unreported because people were worried they would be interrogated.
Full story: The National

Dubai expects a significant jump in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year on increasing interest of companies from new markets, said Fahd Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai FDI.

He said: “We are seeing at least double in terms of enquiries and requests of investments while comparing first quarter of this year to 2010.”
Full story: Khaleej Times

Party streamers and posh frocks will litter Dubai for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

Hotels around the emirate are pulling out all stops to get into the sprit as royal feasts are being cooked to mark the happy occasion, while special drinks and dishes are being created just in honour of the happy couple.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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