Monthly Archives: July 2014

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Dubai Land Department reported that H1 real estate transactions totalled US$ 30.8 billion, of which US$ 14.2 billion occurred in Q2 indicating a slowdown compared to the previous quarter. The 6.9k mortgage deals, totalling US$ 12.9 billion, accounted for nearly … Continue reading

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Life On Mars

Following Emirates’ announcement earlier in the month, confirming its order for 150 Boeing 777X aircraft, the airline has signed a 12-year, US$ 13 billion maintenance and repair agreement with GE for the 300 GE9X engines that it ordered last November, … Continue reading

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stunned everybody with his latest announcement – the world’s largest (covering 48 million sq ft) and first temperature-controlled city – Mall of the World. There will be many components to the new US$ … Continue reading

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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

It seems that the government has been successful in its aim to take the heat out of the burgeoning property market. A mere 1% hike in Q1 prices indicates that the introduction of a mortgage cap, along with the doubling … Continue reading

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