Mercedes Benz SLS AMG in white gold close to the Mall of the Emirates

Owned by an Abu Dhabi oil billionaire, this stunning car features the newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower

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A 30%-jump in gold jewellery sales at Dubai Shopping Festival with a bigger consumer interest expected for St. Valentine’s Day.

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In the first two weeks of the festival, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group has reported a 30 per cent growth in sales of its ‘Bag of Fortune’ campaign from participating jewellery retail outlets in Dubai, already having given away seven kilos of gold in raffle draws to residents and tourists of various nationalities. Gold prices have fallen in the last week intensifying consumer interest in the precious metal, with many using the opportunity to buy more gold and jewellery. Another input is a real chance to win half a kilo of gold, instant cash prizes and a bumper five kilos of gold at the end of the festival.

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Продажа ювелирных изделий и золота в Дубае в первой половине торгового фестиваля увеличилась на 30% по сравнению с тем же периодом прошлого года. Несомненно, день Святого Валентина приподнесет новые сюрпризы, что не может не радовать ярых покупателей…Самое привлекательное то, что в этом году золотые магазины во время фестиваля разыгрывают среди своих покупателей 21 кг. золота. Участие в розыгрыше принимает каждый, потративший в одном из них не менее 500 дх. Ежедневно в течение всего фестиваля разыгрывается полкило золота, а в последний день будет разыграно пять килограммов.

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Gold bars dished out through ATM at Burj Khalifa, Dubai and Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Amid worries about the health of the global economy Gold to go’s machines began showing up last year gaining popularity too fast. People rely on cash no more, giving preference to a more secure resource which is actually precious metals, gold in particular. The ATMs, which dispense the gold coins and bars weighing as little as 2.5 grams up to as much as 1 ounce, at prices regularly updated based on the real-time spot price of gold, churn out 20 to 100 gold pieces a day depending on traffic.

The Burj Khalifa has unveiled two gold-dispensing ATMs, the first of several such machines that will begin selling gold bars in Dubai during the next few weeks. One of the ATMs is housed on the 124th floor of the building, the At The Top observation deck; the other is in the souvenir shop on the ground floor.

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Dubai enjoys the world’s highest per capita consumption of gold.

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Being a key destination for gold and jewellery shopping, Dubai, true to its reputation as the ‘City of Gold’, features over 800 gold outlets (the densest concentration in the world), including over 275 shops in the Gold Souk, its famous jewellery market. This all means there is a dazzling variety of choice available. Research shows that 76 per cent of all its residents own gold while 80 per cent intend to own gold in the next year, thus the per capita gold consumption in Dubai results to be the highest in the world.

Italian

Soprannominata “The City of Gold“, la città dell’oro, Dubai viene considerata la capitale della gioielleria in Medio Oriente. Il “consumo” pro capite d’oro è il più alto del pianeta, con oltre due terzi della popolazione (76%) che acquista manufatti nel metallo nobile almeno una volta all’anno. E questo accade per due ragioni: la ricchezza della piazza e il regime fiscale assolutamente favorevole che permette di comprare il prezioso materiale a prezzi più vantaggiosi.

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Дубай лидируют по потреблению золота на душу населения. Более двух третей населения города (около 76%) приобретают золотые изделия хотя бы раз в год. Оснащенный современными системами кондиционирования главный Золотой рынок расположен на окраинах Дейры (старого Дубая) и считается одним из самых крупных розничных рынков не только на Аравийском полуострове, но и в мире.

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