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A dormant Dubai developer explains why now is the time to get back in the market

Patience and a hefty price for keeping an undeveloped swath of desert has finally paid off for Zafer Taher. Back in 2006, the chief executive of property developer G&Co was scouting for assets that...

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Posted by: Vijay Lalla Nov 20, 2014 12:30 PM [Dubai, UAE]

Congratulations on your success Mr. Taher. Dubai needs more developers like you.

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ASGC wins US $300mn Jumeirah Heights contract

Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC) has won a US $300 million (AED1.1 billion) contract to construct a mixed-use residential development in Jumeirah Heights.Nakheel is the developer, while Arenco is the...

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Posted by: Melissa Nov 20, 2014 12:30 PM [UAE]

Private Gardens? We all know Nakheel sells itself well when it comes to selling property, but when a property is handed over, service fees rise and all the fees they charge for are never clearly answered or stated. They just have two young girls ignore all emails and calls.

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Qatar FIFA whistleblower says she is 'living in fear'

FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats...

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Posted by: Freddy Hussain Nov 20, 2014 12:31 PM [Canada]

She is a greedy lady... Once Qatar won the World Cup rights she though she would be getting millions as a gift. But she got what was promise and which made her not happy and now she is making a fool out of herself. Please don't bring your children in this it was your decision to get involved in this mess not your children. Now you have no face to show you are trying to be emotional...

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QE2 fans voice outrage as new images show iconic ship left “to rot in obscurity” in Dubai port

Former passengers, employees and enthusiasts of the iconic QE2 ocean liner have contacted Arabian Business to voice concern that the legendary ship has been left to “rot away”, after new photos appeared...

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Posted by: James Nov 20, 2014 12:36 PM [Dubai]

Very sad, take a look at this http://www.ivc6.com/qe2/gemcut2.html
We had over 1000 enquiries for events on the QE2 and a rock solid business plan to turn it into Dubai's No1 visitor attraction. It would not have covered its costs, it would have made a healthy profit. The business plan is still with me if anyone would like to take a look at it

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European carriers are 'inefficient': Qatar Airways' Al Baker

Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker has accused European airlines of being “inefficient” and protected by EU policies.The often outspoken airline chief responded to the legacy carriers that complain of unfair...

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Posted by: Dieter Nov 20, 2014 12:32 PM [germany]

About time this guy changed his tune. Been spouting the same nonsense for years. State-owned Gulf carriers benefit from non-unionised and restrictive labour policies, as well as favourable fuel prices and lending conditions for aircraft purchases. Even with all of this Al Bakar and Qatar Airways (and Dubai) were still MASSIVELY delayed with opening their new airport.

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Dubai's RTA completes 9km of cycle track along tram route

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a nine-kilometre cycle track along the route of the new tram.The two cycle tracks are from Al Sufouh Road to Media City and a mixed-use track that...

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Posted by: JBR Resident Nov 20, 2014 12:33 PM [UAE]

The cycle track is definitely not ready in any way shape are form and at the moment is very hazardous.

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Kim Kardashian to host VIP F1 party in Abu Dhabi

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian will host a club night at this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, it was announced on Tuesday.Making her debut at the Abu Dhabi race,...

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Posted by: Mark Reed Nov 20, 2014 12:35 PM [Dubai]

Hugh have you even seen the recent KK pics ? I grew up with the music of Madonna and her main credentials were that she was a world famous recording artist. What are the credentials of KK, beside exposing herself in every possible way imaginable. Be it her homemade adult movie, her over the top family reality show, taking her clothes of in magazines etc. What has she contributed?

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One in five Qatari men say its ok to hit your wife: gov't report

One in five Qatari men believe domestic violence is justified under numerous circumstances, a government report has revealed.The belief is stronger among teenage males in the country, with 22 percent of...

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Posted by: Doug Nov 20, 2014 12:36 PM [UAE]

Why is it frightening? It's heartening. Clearly the Qatari government has realised there is a problem. You can't fix a problem until you know how big that problem is. This report gives the Qatari government the information about what demographics they need to target to reduce domestic violence. And it means in 10 years time, after a campaign, they'll be able to say they've change attitudes by repeating the survey and comparing it with this one.

Domestic violence is a problem that affects all cultures and countries. Good on Qatar for taking steps to solve it.

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Sold out! Abu Dhabi F1 sells all 60,000 tickets

This weekend’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will record its highest ever attendance, with all 60,000 tickets sold out, it was announced on Wednesday.This year’s daily allocation is an...

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Posted by: procan Nov 20, 2014 12:37 PM [canada]

I am confused by the numbers, Montreal a Modest City by world standards here in Canada host a Grand Prix F 1 race each Summer with attendance over 300,000 thousand paid attendance, so am I misreading unprecedented international ? Just sayin eh.

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Sharjah $544m mega project offers 100 year lease to foreign buyers

Sharjah this week launched a new AED2 billion ($544 million) master development, which will be the first project in the emirate to allow foreign investors the right to own properties for up to 100 years...

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Posted by: prakash Nov 19, 2014 6:27 PM [uae]

this is not the first time sharjah is offering expats 100 year lease!
some towers in tawoon area were sold under the lease 10 years back. But after investors bought/paid/ registered the property , sharjah revoked the rule and made it to arabs only!
only for investors to see prices crash!

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