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‘Dubai’s year of the dragon’

‘Dubai’s year of the dragon’

31 August, 2015

THE NATIONAL

It’s not every day you see a Chinese man posing with a picture frame around his head in Emirati national dress. But it is, perhaps, inevitable when 6000 Chinese delegates come to Dubai, as they have this week for the International Dragon Award (IDA), a conference for insurance and finance executives in South-East Asia. The man, sporting a kandura, spectacles and a beard, goes down a storm with the visitors who queue to be photographed with him as Weibo prepares itself for a barrage of cultural curiosities. Ahmed Al Khaja, SVP of venues at DWTC, says representatives began preparing a year ago, researching food, beverages and expectations at last year’s IDA

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