Trump's name back up on Damac Dubai project billboards


    By AP

    The name of American presidential hopeful Donald Trump were back up along with his images, which were taken down, replaced with a different poster, after they were gone Friday from parts of a golf course and housing development under construction in Dubai amid the uproar over his comments about banning Muslims from traveling to the United States.

    (KT photo by Rahul Gajjar/Reuters)
    (KT photo by Rahul Gajjar/Reuters)

    The disappearance of at least some Trump branding from the multi-billion-dollar development on the outskirts of Dubai comes as concerns over his comments grow in the Middle East, a region in which the businessman long has sought money-making opportunities.

    In Dubai, Trump had a deal with Damac Properties to license his name and image for a housing project and two golf courses for an undisclosed sum.

    On Friday, a prominent advertising billboard showing Trump golfing that had stood at the Akoya development, where the housing and one of the golf courses is being built, was gone. All that remained of it was the board’s brown wooden background. Another billboard declaring the development “The Beverly Hills of Dubai” still stood nearby. More info