Dubai news round-up: June 14

All-inclusive hotels in Dubai, give blood to meet huge demand, golf estates project back on and more …

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As the summer lull approaches, Movenpick is rolling out an all-inclusive package at its Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai as a way to attract new types of customers. The hotel believes this is a model whose time has come in Dubai, but will other hotels in the emirate follow suit?

In a first-of-its-kind offer from a five-star city hotel in Dubai, Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai has recently launched an all-inclusive optional $68 supplement per person per night that includes all drinks and meals in any of the hotel's restaurants.
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The summer months are critical when it comes to storage of blood to meet a huge demand at 27 private and government hospitals in Dubai, a senior health official indicated on Monday.

As there is a drop in blood collection in summer, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is urging residents to come forward and donate more blood to ensure sufficient supply by resolving the serious shortage of blood and its derivatives like plasma and platelets.
Full story: The Gulf Today

Work has restarted on the unfinished Jumeirah Golf Estates property development, home to the final leg of the Race to Dubai golf tournament.

The residential luxury project, said to be nine times the size of Hyde Park in London, was designed to have golf courses named after the four elements - earth, water, wind and fire - but only two have opened.
Full story: The National

Dubai’s benchmark stock index led Gulf markets higher, rising the most in almost two weeks, on bets a decline the past month was overdone based on prospects for earnings and economic growth.

Samer Darwiche, financial analyst at Gulfmena Investments in Dubai, said: “It looks like summer has started in most markets with the low volumes we are seeing.”
Full story: Khaleej Times

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