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For Whom The Bell Tolls

For Whom The Bell Tolls                                                  28 March 2019 According to the UAE real estate portal Property Finder, 55% of the emirate’s realty sales, for the first two months of the year, were for off-plan homes, with the balance … Continue reading

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Big Yellow Taxi

Work has started on an Al Futtaim 78.5k sq mt “smart mall”, part of phase 1 of the upcoming Wasl Gate development, located near the Ibn Battuta Mall.  With a 55k sq mt leasable space, it will have 100 outlets, … Continue reading

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Both Sides The Tweed

It has been yet another busy week for HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as he has reviewed and given his seal of approval to several projects, the largest of which was a for Royal Atlantis Resort on Palm … Continue reading

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Back In The USSR

Knight Frank’s 2014 Wealth Report shows that Dubai had the seventh biggest annual increase in the global prime luxury market. At 17.0%, it was a lot lower than the likes of the top three – Jakarta, Auckland and Bali at … 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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We Are The Champions

Latest figures show that Dubai hotels are going from strength to strength with their best returns for three years. Occupancy levels hit 90.8% in November with average room rates up 3.1% to US$ 360.47 with even bigger leaps in revenue … Continue reading

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Simply The Best

Dubai’s 2013 budget hopes to cut its annual deficit by 18% to less than 0.5% of GDP with Revenue expected to rise by 7.8% to US$ 8.9 billion and Expenditure up 6.0% at US$ 9.3 billion. It is not known … Continue reading

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