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Prime Minister Visits Moscow

Prime Minister of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Al Maktoum, is visiting Moscow in order to increase interest and business activity of Russian traveler in UAE. The high profile visit is expected to increase areas of engagement between Russia and the UAE. Prominent citizens say that the UAE is already a popular tourist destination for Russians. The executive director of Imex Real Estate Company, Artur Kobozev said many investors in the United Arab Emirates are from Russia. Due to the current global economic slowdown more Russians are looking for new investment opportunities.

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