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Russian pullback from Dubai offset by shoppers from elsewhere

Russian performers at the Dubai Festival City last week. Russian Travel operators reported a sharp drop in the number of tours booked to the emirate compared to last year, one by as much as 80 per cent.


RUSSIAN shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.

Every January, Dubai is decked out in lights, banners and roadside