Tag Archives: Dubai Metro

The Long And Winding Road

Emaar is in the news on several fronts this week. The Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava Valls, will be responsible for building its latest project – a US$ 1 billion tower, supported by a matrix of cables. Slated to be taller … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again!

The big news story of the week came from Arabtec as it announced that the Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar (a 22% shareholder in the Dubai-based builder) had awarded the company a massive US$ 6.1 billion contract for 28 buildings … Continue reading

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Against The Wind

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is to develop a one-stop, full-service, commercial hub to accommodate the emirate’s rapidly developing fashion and design business. TECOM, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, will operate the Dubai Design District and invest US$ … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll

One of Dubai’s success stories, that seems to be under the radar, is the fact that the emirate is fast becoming one of the leading players in the healthcare market. The main drivers are the increased government and international investment … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

Sunday saw the third anniversary of the Dubai Metro which has carried a staggering 184 million passengers. The 52 km long Red Line was the start of the operations and has transported 152 million passengers since September 2009 whilst the … Continue reading

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Trains and Boats and Planes

Last Saturday saw the running of the 17th (and probably best) Dubai World Cup and, to the delight of many,  two of HH Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum’s 5 year olds, Monterosso and Capponi, romped home one and two in … Continue reading

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