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CNBC Presents "City of Money & Mystery" A CNBC Special

Jennifer Dauble

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 14, 2008-It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall on earth and an economy growing faster than China's.....

On Sunday, March 16th at 10PM ET, CNBC presents "City of Money & Mystery: A CNBC Special," a one-hour original special reported by CNBC's Erin Burnett that takes viewers to Dubai, a tiny desert city with huge opportunities for business and investors.

Burnett reports on her time with Dubai's ruling Sheikh and his top lieutenants. She follows the money trail in and out of the Middle East's financial capital. Business deals are happening at a frenetic pace and more than 80% of America's Fortune 500 companies have a presence in the Emirate. Find out why they're betting billions.

Burnett also introduces viewers to the people who live in Dubai. 80% of the city's residents are expats. Burnett speaks with American ex-pat Dean Ferris, an attorney who moved his family 8,000 miles from their Texas home.

You'll also visit the world's only indoor ski resort, its biggest gold market and its most spectacular camel races when you watch "City of Money & Mystery: A CNBC Special". After watching, you won't wonder why Dubai is known as the city of superlatives.

The executive producer of "City of Money & Mystery: A CNBC Special" is Ramona Schindelheim. Ellen Egeth is the senior producer, Lacy O'Toole is the producer and Robert Hand is the associate producer.

CNBC's Erin Burnett is the anchor of "Street Signs" (2PM-3PM ET) and co-anchor of CNBC's of CNBC's "Squawk of the Street" (9AM-11AM ET).

"City of Money & Mystery: A CNBC Special" will re-air on Monday, March 17th at 9PM & 12AM ET and Sunday, March 30th at 12AM ET.

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