Dubai news round-up: Monday, June 6

Flydubai on the rise, Maradona is not top new coach in Dubai, new four-star hotel and more …

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Flydubai has achieved a 200 per cent increase in passengers in the two years it has been operating, with experts attributing its success to an effective pricing strategy, among other factors.

Speaking to Gulf News, Saj Ahmad, chief analyst at FBE Aerospace, said: "Flydubai is one of the most successful low cost airline launches in over 20 years. Critically, the unbundled fare policy it has, coupled with very low fares, has made it a consumer favourite.”
Full story: Gulf News

It is Diego Maradona that has grabbed the headlines after taking over at Dubai football club Al Wasl.

Yet he is not the best coach they have hired. The real football connoisseur should be clamoring for Albert Benaiges, the Spaniard who has spent almost two decades as technical director of Barcelona's famed youth system.
Full story: The National

Ramada Jumeirah, a new four-star hotel with 252 rooms, is scheduled to be completed and opened in July, a statement by Abjar Hotels International said.

The hotel is now in the final stages of completion, the company said in a statement.
Full story: Gulf News

Dubai is set to host the first in a chain of five-star Fashion Hotels, designed by Fashion TV, which will open in key locations around the world.

Fashion TV, a French fashion television broadcaster, has signed an agreement with the UAE’s Al Habtoor Group to build the five-star hotel, according to reports, although no dates have yet been released.
Full story: breakingtravelnews.com

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