02 February, 2007

Dubai Ports World in the news again

One if by land, two if by sea. Dubai Ports World tries an inland invasion of the US this time. Hotel Washington - next to White House.

Story over at Emirates Economist.

10 comments:

dredge said...

would've been nicer to buy Hotel California...such a lovely place....any time of year!

Anonymous said...

"invasion" lol.

Anonymous said...

it is quite amusing to watch the UAE going out buy assets in the west. I dont think the Americans would really mind. They seem obsessed with the economies of China and India.

nzm said...

anon at 21:30

I dont think the Americans would really mind.

:-)

Where were you last year when the UAE was dragged across the coals in the USA when DP World acquired P&O?

Go to John's blog to read all about it!

Anonymous said...

NZM:

Even the most strident moron would have trouble making a national-security issue out of this one.

Of course, that doesn't mean nobody will try to.

UAE Students said...

Bill Clinton was lobbying on behalf of Dubai in the ports deal. I wonder if he helped with this one. His wife, incidentally, led the charge against the deal in congress.

nzm said...

Hmmm....Arabs in charge of a hotel across from the White House.

I don't think they'll have much trouble making a security issue out of that!

John B. Chilton said...

Click the label on this post and you'll see the many posts by the UAEcommunityblog on the ports deal.

ADinamorato said...

another publicity stunt?

Anonymous said...

"it is quite amusing to watch the UAE going out buy assets in the west. I dont think the Americans would really mind. They seem obsessed with the economies of China and India."

Actually, Americans are concerned with their own economy, their own taxes, their own schools, their own crime, thier own lives...etc, just like everybody else on the planet. It's the American MEDIA that is obsessed with the rest of the world. And as an American, I can say that the media speaks for no one but themselves...

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