Things are going from worse to worse for the desert Emirate of Dubai. Having had to face the global shame of a recent $10 billion bailout from neighbor Abu Dhabi, it now appears as if Dubai’s ruling Maktoum family is clamping down on the city-state’s bad news industry.

As of late last month, a decree by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has ordered all Dubai hotels to keep mum on occupancy rates, visitor numbers and revenues. In return, DTCM would do all of the tourism talking.

The move comes after a spate of badder-than-bad press regarding Dubai’s hotel and real estate developments including THIS
piece in The New York Times detailing a mass exodus of foreign workers and invasion of icky cockroaches in luxury resorts.

The DTCM’s new policy is just one of many new acts of media control aimed at shoring up Dubai’s quickly faltering public image.



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