The Best Quotes about Dubai

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I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules. – Amitabh Bachchan

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. – Fareed Zakaria

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai… – Fareed Zakaria

Dubai was a property bubble. Plain and simple. Go to Dubai and see what happened. It was… what I call it the ‘Edifice complex’ – it’s just, we can grow by putting up lots and lots of buildings and trying to attract people to come here, stay here, and put up offices here and sooner or later, you put up too many. – James Chanos

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World’s potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it. – John Conyers

Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place. – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it. – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

When I lose my marbles which is never, when I lose my energy, I travel the world today for Viacom, China, Turkey, Dubai, Kuwait. When that happens, I’ll know enough to retire, but that’s never gonna happen. I’m here for forever. – Sumner Redstone

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I always say the best Thai restaurant in Dubai is my home. — Thaksin Shinawatra

Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other, don’t think of fighting or hate, just love it, enjoy their sport, and that’s it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai. -Fareed Zakaria

I love living in London but I would like to buy a place in Dubai and spend a few months of the year out there. -Kevin Pietersen

It’s going to be really interesting to see what the heroin market does in the next two years or so. One thing you can be pretty sure of. The Afghan peasants who grow poppies won’t get rich. The money will end up in places like Dubai. -Bruce Sterling

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World’s potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it. -John Conyers

There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

I always say the best Thai restaurant in Dubai is my home. -Thaksin Shinawatra

Of course, money matters to everyone even if some don’t want to admit it. If I won the Race to Dubai, I look at that prize money and think it could pay off my new house or the range I’m building. I am privileged to play golf for a living – look around St Andrews, that’s my office. -Rory McIlroy

If you’re successful, it’s important to enjoy it! I love shopping for clothes, branded clothes. I love shopping in England, Dubai. I like to travel whenever I can. -Suresh Raina

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Dubai’s world class physical infrastructure has already established it as a major player in terms of trade tourism and as the leading conference and exhibition venue in this part of the world. -Abdul Aziz Al -Ghurair

One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Dubai,I think is a big bore – a city deliberately built to appeal to tourism, and only built for that purpose, and not possessing a valid culture or history of its own. -Arthur Frommer

Dubai was brilliant, they looked around the world. They saw Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Chicago, Sydney, London all ran British common law. British common law is much better for commerce than is French common law or sharia law. So they took 110 acres of Dubai soil, put British common law with a British judge in charge, and they went from an empty piece of soil to the 16th most powerful financial center in [the] world in eight years. -Michael Strong

I grew up in Dubai, all my friends are there and I’m so used to it. It’s such an over-the-top kind of place. It’s really fun to perform there. -Karl Wolf

I’ve been many times to Dubai and the U.A.E., and I have friends that live there. It would be exciting to stage world heavyweight championship fights in the Arab world. It’s something Muhammad Ali achieved when he fought in Zaire or the Philippines. It’s absolutely exciting to fight in countries where you have never fought. -Wladimir Klitschko

You land at LaGuardia, you land at Kennedy, you land at LAX, you land at Newark, and you come in from Dubai and Qatar and you see these incredible – you come in from China, you see these incredible airports, and you land – we’ve become a third world country. -Donald Trump

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Right after 9/11 it looked as if the idea of a huge skyscraper might be considered obsolete. It came back, but I think that’s more closely connected to the rise of Asian and Middle Eastern cities in the world economy (Dubai, Shanghai, Taipei, etc.) than anything else. -Paul Goldberger

You meet a lot of people [in Dubai] coming from a lot of different places. Even me, I’m always in transit. I don’t stay anywhere too long. I like the energy that I found when I came here the first time. I start knowing people, and people start knowing me as well. -eL Seed

The cool parts – the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as ‘the Vegas of the Middle East’ or ‘the Venice of the Middle East’ or ‘the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert’ – have been built in the last ten years. -George Saunders

Omg. My long time teammate on the Nadadores and team USA, Fran Crippen, passed away today while racing in Dubai. -Chloe Sutton

My party’s supporters have seen how European political leaders are allowing asylum seekers and migrants to come to us and how they’re spending billions of euros on them. In Dubai, the police drive Lamborghinis. These countries aren’t poor. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states should take care of these people. They’re closer, have the same religion, the same climate, the same culture. -Geert Wilders

If you want to appeal to everyone, you can’t do a world tour and expect black people to show up at every date – when you’re in Australia, when you’re in Dubai, when you’re in Indonesia. -Kevin Hart

Dubai was a property bubble. Plain and simple. Go to Dubai and see what happened. It was… what I call it the ‘Edifice complex’ – it’s just, we can grow by putting up lots and lots of buildings and trying to attract people to come here, stay here, and put up offices here and sooner or later, you put up too many. -James Chanos

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The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. -Fareed Zakaria

The nation of Dubai banned the movie Charlie’s Angles because it’s “offensive to the religion of Islam.” Apparently, the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot. -Jon Stewart

For Donald Trump’s business partners around the world, including the developers of this luxury golf course in Dubai, what some in the U.S. may see as a conflict of interest is, for them, money in the bank. -Brian Ross

We launched it in the London branch – phenomenal sausages, incredible eggs, homemade baked beans, black pudding – and it’s something I wanted to bring to Dubai. -Gordon Ramsay

No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Art is consumed in so many different ways. You could say people don’t stop to appreciate art. On the other hand, people can consume art more quickly. Twitter, videos posted online – how do you utilize that? How do you identify yourself as an individual when you’re sitting at this massive dinner table of the world with everyone on, from Kansas to Dubai? -Ben Sollee

I think when we opened in 2001, it was holy ground. There was nothing here. Back then, being on the Dubai Creek was an amazing position, and I would come one or two times a year, max. Now it’s so different. The travel dilemma has disappeared and it is so easy to get to Dubai. What is it, seven hours from London? It’s pretty easy. -Gordon Ramsay

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When I lose my marbles which is never, when I lose my energy, I travel the world today for Viacom, China, Turkey, Dubai, Kuwait. When that happens, I’ll know enough to retire, but that’s never gonna happen. I’m here for forever. -Sumner Redstone

There’s something I really like about network TV. You have this humongous audience, tens of millions of people, and you really can be in a little hut in Thailand; you really can be in the middle of an apartment in Dubai. There’s something about public entertainment that I always liked. I like smaller movies, and I like public entertainment. -Patricia Arquette

Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure. -Elliott Abrams

No one’s forcing you to do this. You willingly tie yourself to these leashes. And you willingly become utterly socially autistic. You no longer pick up on basic human communication clues. You’re at a table with three humans, all of whom are looking at you and trying to talk to you, and you’re staring at a screen, searching for strangers in Dubai. -Dave Eggers

I love living in London but I would like to buy a place in Dubai and spend a few months of the year out there. -Kevin Pietersen

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. -Fareed Zakaria

There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The cool parts – the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as ‘the Vegas of the Middle East’ or ‘the Venice of the Middle East’ or ‘the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert’ – have been built in the last ten years. -George Saunders

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I always say the best Thai restaurant in Dubai is my home. -Thaksin Shinawatra

Only the fat-cat corporations can really afford to put on two mega-ready-to-wear shows a year, or four if you add two haute couture shows, or six if you count men’s wear. Resort and prefall push the number up to eight. A couple of promotional shows in Asia, Brazil, Dubai or Moscow can bring the count to 10. -Suzy Menkes

My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports, our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe. -Allyson Schwartz

I hope I’m one of many to come in the Dubai World Cup, and hope I see more women making it at this level. There are a lot of great female jockeys. -Chantal Sutherland

When Kate Spade New York told me that we would be going to Dubai to celebrate the opening of two stores there, I was so thrilled – Dubai has been a place that I have wanted to visit for quite some time. There was something mysterious about Dubai that I wanted to see for myself so I could draw my own conclusions. -Brad Goreski

If you want to appeal to everyone, you can’t do a world tour and expect black people to show up at every date – when you’re in Australia, when you’re in Dubai, when you’re in Indonesia. -Kevin Hart

Unless Dubai is willing to impose restrictions on what Iran can buy, there’s no hope of stopping the Iranian bomb program. -Gary Milhollin

It’s going to be really interesting to see what the heroin market does in the next two years or so. One thing you can be pretty sure of. The Afghan peasants who grow poppies won’t get rich. The money will end up in places like Dubai. – Bruce Sterling

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No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Dubai’s world class physical infrastructure has already established it as a major player in terms of trade tourism and as the leading conference and exhibition venue in this part of the world. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Side letters are often needed to allow a pension fund to invest in a hedge fund without violating the terms of the pension fund’s charter documents or the provisions of ERISA. Driving this trend is a significant increase in the funds allocated to the alternative investment sector in all jurisdictions – from Japan and Dubai to the UK and the BVI. -Mark Lewis

Since 9-11, Bush’s consistent political advantage has been the public’s confidence in him to handle the terrorist threat. The Iraq war has weakened Bush’s edge, and now the Dubai ports misstep may destroy it. This has become a troubled and tone-deaf Presidency. -Larry Sabato

One transaction will catapult Dubai into the heavyweight league of port operators. There will never be an opportunity like this. -Neil Davidson

More ships dock at the Port of Dubai than at any other port outside the U.S.. -Dan Griswold

Ports are a growth business on a global scale. For Dubai it would be a strategic investment for the long-term. -Stuart Fraser

I would of thought Dubai could come in with a higher offer that caps the PSA bid. The share price suggests Dubai may come back. -Brian Tora

If we invest in logistic centers, improve on infrastructure and create a facilitative environment, we can easily turn Dar es Salaam into another Dubai of its kind. -Jakaya Kikwete

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I have been to Dubai more than 20 years back. It has been a while since I last visited the place, -Ilie Nastase

I am really looking forward to returning to Dubai as always. The audiences are always receptive to my music and Dubai as a city never ceases to amaze me … it is constantly changing. -Bryan Adams

I am thrilled at the prospect of being in Dubai after more than two decades, -Ilie Nastase

Bush is in trouble. One would tend to think the dip is the Dubai ports issue, which has meant a spate of bad news. But there’s been a collection of bad news. -Bruce Buchanan

I have just come back from Dubai and there is a lot of interest in India. -Mark Mobius

If I had to pinpoint a race for me, it would be the Dubai World Cup with Cigar. Not only was it a victory for me, but I was representing the United States. It was as close to being an Olympian as I could probably ever be. -Jerry Bailey

If any Democrat campaigns against them by saying they are Bush clones, they can say, ‘Oh yeah? What about the Dubai ports deal? For most members, they have established as much distance from the president as they need. -Rich Galen

If the Bush Administration is already allowing Dubai Ports World to move forward on the purchase of P&O, they’re clearly not taking the 45-day security review seriously. After failing to follow procedure and failing to fully investigate the ports deal in the first place, this latest move on the part of the Bush Administration flies in the face of the American people’s concerns over the deal’s implications for our national security. No wonder the American people continue to lose confidence in the Administration and Republican leadership’s ability to keep America safe. Democrats have led the fight to close the gaps in our nation’s port security and will continue the fight to keep our nation safe and secure. -Luis Miranda

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He does not have clients, nor is he an adviser for Dubai Ports World. -Jay Carson

There is a good chance that there will be Dubai bashing and xenophobia in Congress. That could help poison commercial relations, and I would hope that calmer heads will prevail. -Richard Aboulafia

There is a feeling that this is too long, and possibly eight tournaments are a bit too much. While there are three key tournaments in the series – ours, Dubai and Wellington – the IRB will need to raise the profile of the others. This meeting in LA will decide what the future is going to be. -Allan Payne

The owners of Dubai Ports World did not prevent Dubai from being a conduit for the flow of people and money in the 9/11 conspiracy. How can anyone trust them to prevent terrorists from using our ports to smuggle weapons of mass destruction into the U.S. -William Doyle

It is all just conjecture at the moment. I think at the end of the day, Dubai will get it. -Frank Kennedy

It is pretty clear to us that from a long-term trend perspective the phenomenon of Dubai is real. We might have debates around absolute valuations at any given point of time, which is what people do when they are picking stocks, but in terms of the long-term I think we are fairly comfortable with Dubai as an economy that will be a significant factor in the region as well as globally. This is why we are putting significant resources here. -William Mills

It is a shame that President Clinton is losing his First Amendment rights. We think this is a big mistake. How else would we have known that President Clinton was working behind the scenes to support the Dubai port deal while Sen. Clinton was trying to block it? -John Spencer

We expect a merger to go through an extended review process, particularly in light of the recent Dubai ports hullabaloo. We feel that the committee will be thorough in its review process, but we expect eventual approval by both the U.S. and European authorities. -Inder Singh

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The DCCI is still ready to extend all possible facilities and cooperation with the business communities in both Senegal and Ghana to set up business interests in Dubai as well as promoting joint ventures and direct investments in both countries. -Abdul Rahman

No one’s forcing you to do this. You willingly tie yourself to these leashes. And you willingly become utterly socially autistic. You no longer pick up on basic human communication clues. You’re at a table with three humans, all of whom are looking at you and trying to talk to you, and you’re staring at a screen, searching for strangers in Dubai. -Dave Eggers

This whole notion that Dubai is going to control or set standards for U.S. ports is a canard. -Kim Petersen

We thought this might come out in the Dubai Air Show, but it didn’t, so it’s nice to see it emerging now. -Steve Pope

We all know why they are playing in Dubai this week, … The top guys can’t play every week, although they are playing this week somewhere else. -Retief Goosen

What this unfortunate Dubai Port episode has done is put a question mark over the United States as a destination for investment. -David Scott

We just wanted to give him something easy, a chance to stretch his legs before he gets on the plane tomorrow night. He’s not much of a work horse anyway. I’ll stay to watch him get on the plane, and then I’ll fly back to Lexington and leave for Dubai Saturday night. -Buff Bradley

We are very comfortable calling at DP World’s Dubai ports. We have not experienced a single security issue in these ports. -Idan Ofer

We currently operate daily flights between Bahrain and Hong Kong. We also operate 13 flights a week to Dubai and three to Riyadh. Because of the importance of this growing region, Cathay is studying plans to increase the frequency of its operations to Bahrain. -Tom Wright

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Dubai is the victim of its own success. -Scott Butler

Dubai is a popular shopping destination of the rich and wealthy. The public should know if customs duty was paid in respect of her imports. -Willie Spies

Dubai is a place with few rules, but one of the few things tightly regulated is port security, and that’s why the U.S. Navy feels comfortable using Dubai more than any other port in the world. -Patrick Clawson

Dubai is a critical gateway to the Middle East for a wide array of internationally-minded companies. The addition of the Dubai office to our global office network enhances our capabilities to meet the expanding needs of our clients in identifying and retaining top leaders in this important market and around the world. -Chris Clarke

Dubai is a competitor. Small cities quickly outgrow their domestic markets. -William Belchere

Dubai has succeeded in making the world smaller and racing bigger. -Richard Mandella

Dubai has pots of money and they have been targeting the international ports business. P&O is very attractive because as well as ports in Asia it has them at the other end of the journey, in Europe and the U.S. -John Lawson

Dubai has got very little oil; it is Abu Dhabi that has got the oil. Dubai has very small resources, and it is running out, so the government’s plan has been to relieve Dubai of any dependency on oil at all by 2010. -Maurice Flanagan

Dubai has been trying to prove to the rest of the Arab world that there is life after oil, and that in fact it’s a better life. The good news is there is room for a second and a third Dubai, just like there was room for a second Singapore in Asia. -Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Dubai has a reputation of being the place where you go in … if you want to ship something with anonymity. -Duncan Hunter

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Dubai has acknowledged the absolute importance of securing cargo against terrorists. -Robert Bonner

Dubai Airport will peak at a maximum of 100 million passengers a year, which would limit Emirate’s growth, but the new Al Maktoum International with its capacity for another 120 million passengers will allow us to continue growing. -Maurice Flanagan

I’ve been many times to Dubai and the U.A.E., and I have friends that live there. It would be exciting to stage world heavyweight championship fights in the Arab world. It’s something Muhammad Ali achieved when he fought in Zaire or the Philippines. It’s absolutely exciting to fight in countries where you have never fought. -Wladimir Klitschko

The role the U.S. government is currently playing in port security does not change with the purchase by Dubai Ports World. -Stephen Flynn

The silver lining to the Dubai Ports World fiasco is that we are finally focused on the vulnerability of our ports. -Charles Schumer

As everyone who has picked up a newspaper in the last week knows, Congressman DeLay said he disagreed with the president on the Dubai ports deal. -Shannon Flaherty

As an Israeli company, security is of the utmost importance to us and we require rigorous security measures from terminal operators in every country in which we operate, but especially in Arab countries. And we are very comfortable calling at DP World’s Dubai ports. -Idan Ofer

The whole idea of migrating here was to achieve a peaceful, comfortable and good life, … But this traffic is damaging the Dubai dream. -Sanjay

It’s a smart move to keep it (the provision) in there, in case the Dubai thing doesn’t work out. -Ron Bonjean

It’s a typically ambitious purchase for a high-profile Dubai organization to make. -Simon Williams

It is the commencement of a battle. I suspect Dubai Ports are not going to sit on their hands. Shareholders will get more at the end of the day. -John Lawson

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It’s not surprising Dubai is moving into these activities because the whole focus of the aerospace industry has shifted eastward in recent years to the Middle East and Far East. -Doug McVitie

It’s really great to be back after all this time. I have very nice memories because I was the first female player to win the title here (in 2001). Hopefully these memories will inspire me and it will be a good week for me in this great event. I was always impressed with the modernity of Dubai and all that it has to offer. -Martina Hingis

Considering the deep pocket Dubai has with higher oil prices, it’s not an easy game for PSA. -Michael Chan

Stockholders should sit tight and enjoy the ride. A key question will be whether PSA ups the bid to either force Dubai Ports World to pay more or to get control of the business. -John Lawson

It’s hard to believe that this administration would be so out of touch with the American people’s national security concerns that it would use its first ever veto to save this troubling Dubai ports deal. -Charles Schumer

The (U.S.) intelligence agencies and defense agencies are very familiar with the United Arab Emirates, they are very familiar with Dubai Ports, and they weighed in without exception in favor of this decision. -Kim Petersen

The rest of the world has long overlooked the potential of the Arab world. George Clooney was in Dubai last year and people are starting to look into this region. Making this film here is a very good statement for this area, -William Baker

I’m going to Dubai to ride him. He’s just got so much speed, and you can see he’s got a ton of heart, too. -David Cohen

In the Middle East, you might scratch your head a little bit. The overall populations of countries like Qatar and Dubai are quite low, but you’re building super-tall buildings with millions of square feet. -Ron Klemencic

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It has helped us a lot that we haven’t travelled so much as in some previous years when we went to Dubai and London. We have been able to put a lot of hard work in at the gym. -Wet Barry

I putted very well in Dubai and just need to get my ball-striking going. -Retief Goosen

His face is all swollen up with the impact. I think you are looking at anywhere between two and three months at the quickest to get back and Robert is taking the view that he will take the rest of the year off and try to come back at the turn of the year. Whether he rides in Dubai or on the all-weather over here, he’s not going to rush back. He’s got a lot of damage to his teeth and all that will need to be sorted out. -Richard Hale

He’s lowered the gap between the Democrats and Republicans on defense. It may very well be an ephemeral victory, but the Democrats will take it. Chuck gave them an issue – Dubai – that they’re going to bring up over and over again. -Marshall Wittmann

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai… -Fareed Zakaria

If he gets invited to Dubai , I’ll have to pass on the Kilroe because it’s only 21 days in between. -Julio Canani

I don’t want to make the mistake of going too early. One time when I was working for Godolphin, we left Dubai on April 10, and when we got to New York there was a half-foot of snow on the ground and it was 35 degrees. The horses went from having slick coats to long hair in a week. -Tom Albertrani

For the Dubai Sevens, they built a temporary 30,000-seat stadium and if you did that sort of thing I’m sure you would get plenty of corporate support. -Steve Noyce

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Right after 9/11 it looked as if the idea of a huge skyscraper might be considered obsolete. It came back, but I think that’s more closely connected to the rise of Asian and Middle Eastern cities in the world economy (Dubai, Shanghai, Taipei, etc.) than anything else. -Paul Goldberger

There’s something I really like about network TV. You have this humongous audience, tens of millions of people, and you really can be in a little hut in Thailand; you really can be in the middle of an apartment in Dubai. There’s something about public entertainment that I always liked. I like smaller movies, and I like public entertainment. -Patricia Arquette

The U.A.E. is a firm ally of the United States and deserves better treatment than it received in the Dubai Ports World fiasco in 2006. -Elliott Abrams

All containers shipped out of Dubai are screened, and certainly, as a member of congress that gave me a much more secure feeling as they explained some of their expertise and equipment that they used. -Phil Gingrey

The horse was very special and I was part of the Dubai Millennium fairytale. So to have something like this in the Godolphin museum is very good. -Frankie Dettori

Dubai was a property bubble. Plain and simple. Go to Dubai and see what happened. It was… what I call it the ‘Edifice complex’ – it’s just, we can grow by putting up lots and lots of buildings and trying to attract people to come here, stay here, and put up offices here and sooner or later, you put up too many. -James Chanos

Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure. -Elliott Abrams

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World’s potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it. -John Conyers

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The nation of Dubai banned the movie Charlie’s Angles because it’s “offensive to the religion of Islam.” Apparently, the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot. -Jon Stewart

Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

When I lose my marbles which is never, when I lose my energy, I travel the world today for Viacom, China, Turkey, Dubai, Kuwait. When that happens, I’ll know enough to retire, but that’s never gonna happen. I’m here for forever. -Sumner Redstone

I’ve been many times to Dubai and the U.A.E., and I have friends that live there. It would be exciting to stage world heavyweight championship fights in the Arab world. It’s something Muhammad Ali achieved when he fought in Zaire or the Philippines. It’s absolutely exciting to fight in countries where you have never fought. -Wladimir Klitschko

I always say the best Thai restaurant in Dubai is my home. -Thaksin Shinawatra

I love living in London but I would like to buy a place in Dubai and spend a few months of the year out there. -Kevin Pietersen

One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

If you’re successful, it’s important to enjoy it! I love shopping for clothes, branded clothes. I love shopping in England, Dubai. I like to travel whenever I can. -Suresh Raina

I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other, don’t think of fighting or hate, just love it, enjoy their sport, and that’s it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

No nation has embraced Total Quality Management, e-commerce and e-government with greater enthusiasm than Dubai. Such innovations have given Dubai a competitive edge and an accelerated growth rate that few could match. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

See also
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There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

If you want to appeal to everyone, you can’t do a world tour and expect black people to show up at every date – when you’re in Australia, when you’re in Dubai, when you’re in Indonesia. -Kevin Hart

I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules. -Amitabh Bachchan

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World’s potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it. -John Conyers

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. -Fareed Zakaria

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai… -Fareed Zakaria

Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place. -Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

There’s no reason we shouldn’t have 15 or 20 Johnny Rockets in Dubai. -Daniel Snyder

Here’s all I know about Dubai: It’s one of those somewhere-over-there places where they make sand. -Dan Jenkins

I want to go to – what’s that hot country with a lot of money? – Dubai. -Grandmaster Flash

Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure. -Elliott Abrams

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Omg. My long time teammate on the Nadadores and team USA, Fran Crippen, passed away today while racing in Dubai. -Chloe Sutton

The nation of Dubai banned the movie Charlie’s Angles because it’s “offensive to the religion of Islam.” Apparently, the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot. -Jon Stewart

Dubai’s world class physical infrastructure has already established it as a major player in terms of trade tourism and as the leading conference and exhibition venue in this part of the world. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Dubai’s world class physical infrastructure has already established it as a major player in terms of trade, tourism and as the leading conference and exhibition venue in this part of the world. -Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

I hope I’m one of many to come in the Dubai World Cup, and hope I see more women making it at this level. There are a lot of great female jockeys. -Chantal Sutherland

Dubai,I think is a big bore – a city deliberately built to appeal to tourism, and only built for that purpose, and not possessing a valid culture or history of its own. -Arthur Frommer

Kuwait City is not gorgeous, actually, but it’s got a kind of Epcot Center thing going for it. It’s not pretty. But it’s striking, I’ll give it that. It’s not as over-the-top as Abu Dhabi or Dubai. But nearly. -P. J. O’Rourke

When I lose my marbles which is never, when I lose my energy, I travel the world today for Viacom, China, Turkey, Dubai, Kuwait. When that happens, I’ll know enough to retire, but that’s never gonna happen. I’m here for forever. -Sumner Redstone

My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports, our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe. -Allyson Schwartz

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I appreciate my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and the Council of Ministers, who face every morning challenges, but plan and remove all obstacles to score achievements. -Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

It’s going to be really interesting to see what the heroin market does in the next two years or so. One thing you can be pretty sure of. The Afghan peasants who grow poppies won’t get rich. The money will end up in places like Dubai. -Bruce Sterling

Right after 9/11 it looked as if the idea of a huge skyscraper might be considered obsolete. It came back, but I think that’s more closely connected to the rise of Asian and Middle Eastern cities in the world economy (Dubai, Shanghai, Taipei, etc.) than anything else. -Paul Goldberger

I’ve been many times to Dubai and the U.A.E., and I have friends that live there. It would be exciting to stage world heavyweight championship fights in the Arab world. It’s something Muhammad Ali achieved when he fought in Zaire or the Philippines. It’s absolutely exciting to fight in countries where you have never fought. -Wladimir Klitschko

Of course, money matters to everyone even if some don’t want to admit it. If I won the Race to Dubai, I look at that prize money and think it could pay off my new house or the range I’m building. I am privileged to play golf for a living – look around St Andrews, that’s my office. -Rory McIlroy

Dubai was a property bubble. Plain and simple. Go to Dubai and see what happened. It was… what I call it the ‘Edifice complex’ – it’s just, we can grow by putting up lots and lots of buildings and trying to attract people to come here, stay here, and put up offices here and sooner or later, you put up too many. -James Chanos

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The U.A.E. is a firm ally of the United States and deserves better treatment than it received in the Dubai Ports World fiasco in 2006. -Elliott Abrams

We launched it in the London branch – phenomenal sausages, incredible eggs, homemade baked beans, black pudding – and it’s something I wanted to bring to Dubai. -Gordon Ramsay

I grew up in Dubai, all my friends are there and I’m so used to it. It’s such an over-the-top kind of place. It’s really fun to perform there. -Karl Wolf

For Donald Trump’s business partners around the world, including the developers of this luxury golf course in Dubai, what some in the U.S. may see as a conflict of interest is, for them, money in the bank. -Brian Ross

In a VR setting, you tilt your head up, and you really have the vertigo and the sense that it goes up to infinity, and it’s like you’re in New York City or Dubai, and you’re looking up at a giant skyscraper. You have a sense of awe. -Ramez Naam

Only the fat-cat corporations can really afford to put on two mega-ready-to-wear shows a year, or four if you add two haute couture shows, or six if you count men’s wear. Resort and prefall push the number up to eight. A couple of promotional shows in Asia, Brazil, Dubai or Moscow can bring the count to 10. -Suzy Menkes

The cool parts – the parts that have won Dubai its reputation as ‘the Vegas of the Middle East’ or ‘the Venice of the Middle East’ or ‘the Disney World of the Middle East, if Disney World were the size of San Francisco and out in a desert’ – have been built in the last ten years. -George Saunders

There’s something I really like about network TV. You have this humongous audience, tens of millions of people, and you really can be in a little hut in Thailand; you really can be in the middle of an apartment in Dubai. There’s something about public entertainment that I always liked. I like smaller movies, and I like public entertainment. -Patricia Arquette

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When Kate Spade New York told me that we would be going to Dubai to celebrate the opening of two stores there, I was so thrilled – Dubai has been a place that I have wanted to visit for quite some time. There was something mysterious about Dubai that I wanted to see for myself so I could draw my own conclusions. -Brad Goreski

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