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Deyaar is a leading local and regional real estate developer and real estate services company. At inception, Deyaar was the property management unit of Dubai Islamic Bank. Deyaar was later established as a private shareholding company on January 6, 2001 and commenced operations on June 1, 2003.
Deyaar’s principal strategy is to develop and sell residential and commercial properties with the aim of maximizing investor returns and simultaneously providing comprehensive services and care to its customers and tenants. Deyaar seeks to capitalize on its current project portfolio as well as its new projects to be developed to establish itself as a leading player in the real estate sector in the region.
The company's former CEO is currently under trial for corruption.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Khalfan Bin Kherbash Chairman
H.E. Sultan Saeed Mohd AlMansoori Vice Chairman
Mr. Sultan Ahmed Khalfan AlGhaith Director
Mr. Hussain Hassan Mirza Mohd AlSayegh Director
Mr. Khaled Mohammad Ali AlKamda Director
Mr. Saad Mohd Sharif Abdul Razak Director
Mr. Khalifa Suhail Juma AlZaffin Director
Mr. Younis Haji Abdulla H. AlKhoori Director
Mr. Khaled Abdulla Mohamed Abdulla AlMass Director
The Capricorn Tower is a mixed-use 48-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and its construction was completed in 2003. The tower has a total structural height of 190 m (623 ft). The first 19 floors are for commercial use, the upper floors for residential use, which comprise four residential units each, with exception of the two-storey penthouses in the 43rd/44th floors. At the 45th floor the pool and the gym can be found. The entrances to the commercial and residential units are separate. The Capricorn Tower is easily reachable by the Dubai Metro, as the station Emirates Towers is built directly in front of it. The building is owned by the Seddiqi family, who are the official Rolex dealers in Dubai and are also the owners of the Rolex Tower nearby.
Capricorn Tower at SkyscraperPage
The Princess Tower is a residential skyscraper located in the Marina district of Dubai, UAE. At a height of 414 m (1,358 ft) and with 101 floors, it is the world's tallest residential building.
The building comprises 763 units, 957 underground parking bays (spread over six (6) floors), and eight (8) retail outlets.
The building was completed and delivered by its developer, Tameer Holdings, in September 2012.
The Lake Shore Tower 1 is a 46-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 165 m (540 ft). Construction of the Lake Shore Tower was completed in 2008.
The Lake Terrace is a 30-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Free Zone Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 154 m (614 ft). Construction of the Lake Terrace was completed in 2008.
Zayed University (or ZU), established in 1998, is the newest of the three government sponsored higher educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates. The other two sister institutions are the Higher Colleges of Technology established in 1988 and the United Arab Emirates University established in 1976. Zayed University was named in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country's first president and founder.
On 30 June 2008, it was announced that Zayed University had been granted accreditation by the U.S.-based Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Internationally Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. Though the regular review process runs on a ten year cycle, after initial accreditation institutions are required to complete a full self-study at five years. Zayed University is currently engaged in the self-study process and expects to confirm accreditation in 2013.
Zayed University is organized academically into seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Sciences, Communication and Media
Dubai Media City (DMC), part of Dubai Holding, is a tax-free zone within Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has been built by the Dubai government to boost UAE's media foothold, and has become a regional hub for media organizations including news agencies, publishing, online media, advertising, production, and broadcast facilities. The groundwork for infrastructure (such as fiber optic cables) was already laid for firms to set up easily and its visa and operational procedures are relaxed for firms operating within DMC.
Dubai Media City is the hub for the media industry in the GCC and Middle East, with more than 1,300 companies registered under the Free Zone, from where they serve the entire region. It also houses the International Cricket Council, the governing body of the game of Cricket in the world. Earlier, before 2005, it was situated in London.
On 16 November 2007, the Dubai Government ordered Tecom (implemented by Du Samacom, by disabling their SDI & ASI streams) to shut down the Pakistani independent and private channels Geo News TV and ARY One World on the demand of the military regime of Pakistan led by General Pervez Musharraf. Later policy makers in Dubai permitted these
Dubai International Capital (DIC) is the international investment arm of Dubai Holding, a global conglomerate and sovereign wealth fund of the government of Dubai and its ruling family and has been over-leveraged to the point whereby the company is not able to service its interest payments in a normal fashion. DIC invests private funds on behalf of Dubai Holding and several large third-party investors around the world with a mandate to build a portfolio of internationally diversified assets.
DIC, which was founded in 2004, invests in public and private equity through three divisions:
DIC's investments across its divisions include:
On a number of occasions, DIC tried to buy into Liverpool F.C., in part because DIC chief Sameer al-Ansari is an LFC fan and season ticket holder:
Simsari is an electronic web based product designed and developed by Emirates Real Estate Solutions http://www.eres.ae an authorized agency to provide technological solutions for real estate industry of UAE. It is approved by State Government of the Emirate of Dubai and Dubai Land Department. It was previously launched in year 2006 as the only government supported online real estate portal by two renowned privately owned corporate innovators Tamweel and Tejari. Later Dubai Dubai Land Department nationalized this private brand and Simsari was taken over by RERA Real Estate Regulatory Authority supported by Dubai Land Department. The primary aim of launching this online registration system is to develop genuine and trusted Multiple Listing Portal in order to regulate real estate brokers allowing them to create contractual offers. Re-launching of Simsari.ae
Simsari As RERA took over Simsari (an online property registration portal) for sellers and brokers, it was expected to re-launch in 2012. Things were in progress and RERA has finally ordered and approved property owners and property brokerage firms to register all of their assets available for sale on Simsari.ae. And by the end of
Acico Twin Towers is a complex of two towers along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nikko Hotel Dubai (JAL Hotel) is the taller of the two, standing at 270 m (886 ft). It is a hotel tower with 60 floors. It will be operated by Nikko Hotels International. The shorter tower is Acico Office Tower (Nassima Tower). It has 55 floors and stands at 204 m (656 ft). Construction began in 2005 and was expected in 2010.
Al Barsha (Arabic: البرشاء) is a collection of sub-communities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Barsha is one of the newer residential developments, and is located in west Dubai, south of Al Sufouh. Al Barsha is bounded by E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and E 311 (Emirates Road). Its various subcommunities include:
A newly developed community, Al Barsha is still thinly populated when compared to other communities in the city. Al Barsha is close to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Landmarks within Al Barsha include Mall of the Emirates, Dubai American Academy, American School of Dubai and Dubai Autodrome.
Al Barsha is bounded to the north by Al Sufouh, to the west by Emirates Hills, the east by Al Quoz and to the south by Dubai Sports City and other property developments.
The Bayside Residence is a 24-floor residential tower in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 101-unit building, being developed by Trident International Holdings will feature an Oxygen bar, the first in the UAE, called the 02 Lounge. Construction of the Bayside Residence, which began in 2006, is expected to be completed in 2007.
Deira (In Arabic: ديرة) is an area in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates bordered by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and Dubai Creek. Historically, it has been the center of Dubai, but has been losing its importance during the past few decades due to recent development along E 11 road and areas further down the coast toward Abu Dhabi. Port Saeed is a small port along Deira's shore of Dubai Creek. Port Saeed holds some of the dhow cruises and small shipping boats in Dubai.
At one time Emirates Airlines's headquarters was located in Deira.
Elite Residence is a supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the Dubai Marina district, overlooking one of the man made palm islands. The building stands 380 m (1,247 feet) tall and has 91 floors. Of the 91 floors 76 are for 695 apartments and the other 15 include amenities such as swimming pools, spas, reception areas, health clubs, a business center and a gymnasium. The skyscraper has 695 apartments, and 12 elevators Construction was completed in 2012. As of May 2011, the super structure of the tower had been completed and has been reached the height of 350 meters. The tower is the third tallest residential building in the world. The handing over commenced from January, 2012.
The Laguna Tower is a 41-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 153 m (500 ft). Construction of the Laguna Tower is still not completed.
The Skyscraper is a cancelled supertall skyscraper, originally proposed to be located in Business Bay in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building would stand at 330 m (1,083 ft) tall, with 66 floors above ground, if it was completed.
Emirates Hills (Arabic: تلال الإمارات) is a gated community located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has been named after Beverly Hills. Emirates Hills is largely home to the expatriate community of Dubai, as it consists of the first freehold properties to be sold in the city. While the project was classified as freehold and open to anyone to purchase, the majority of owners hail from the Indian subcontinent, Iran and Western Europe.
Although the developer, Emaar Properties, pioneered the idea of freehold property in Dubai, this is Emaar's only project where land was sold per square foot to individuals to build the house of their choice. Over time, all the plots were sold. Some of the residents included the late Benazir Bhutto (although her family still lives there), the managing director of Géant Middle East (Mohammed Ayub Shaikh), and the owners of the Middle East Broadcasting Center and Habib Bank.
Emirates Hills properties look out over the fairways of the Montgomerie, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course created by architect Desmond Muirhead and seven-time European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie.
Emirates Hills Owners Association
Sama Dubai (Arabic: سما دبي) is a member company and subsidiary of Dubai Holding, a holding company set up by the government of Dubai. Sama Dubai was created as a company with wider responsibility and mandate than its previous predecessor (Dubai International Properties). Sama Dubai is practically the international property arm of Dubai Holding. It develop real estates and properties in numerous countries, globally. It was announced in the summer of 2009 that Sama Dubai would be merged into Emaar, along with Dubai Properties and Tatweer.
Sama Dubai develop real estate and property megaprojects in various countries. However, most of these projects have been suspended indefinitely. These originally included projects such as:
Much of this portfolio is now thought to be on hold.
There have been a number of legal issues arising, predominantly related to Sama Dubai's main project in Dubai. The best known of these is the arrest of four senior members of management, including CEO Abdulsalam Almarri, as part of the clean up of the Dubai property market
Other disputes relate to Sama Dubai's blocking of transactions, pending irregular payments and statements from the company that it is not
Al Sharq Tower, positioned in the centre of Dubai’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, is a 102 stories, 367 meters tower consisting of 268 luxury apartments.
Designed by the internationally renowned Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the iconic vertical resort has nine cylinders defined by a spiraling filigree structure, which will create a marker on Dubai’s main highway. The whole structure will only be supported by the surrounding stainless steel wirecable which continuously twists from ground level to the top roof. The tower will house resident-only movie theatres, two zones of amenity floors including a spa, health club, pools, party rooms, children play rooms, day care, a library, and a fully-automated 800-car parking service where cars are stacked and retrieved by residents through a sophisticated computer system.
His Highness Sheikh Hasher Tower (also known simply as Sheikh Hasher Tower) is a 62-floor residential tower along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower, which is currently proposed, will have a total structural height of 291 m (954 ft).
Jumeirah (fullname: Jumeirah Group, formerly Jumeirah International Group) is a Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain and part of Dubai Holding, which is owned by the Dubai government and a leading Business man, the company is led by Mohammed Nourawale the Chairman and Ibrahim.M Nourawale new Vice Chairman.The company is named after Jumeirah (an area in Dubai).
Jumeirah's portfolio have won numerous travel and tourism awards and includes the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Global Hotels include Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in Maldives, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul, Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. It also includes two five -star luxury serviced residences: Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre in Dubai and Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living London. Jumeirah Group's activities include management of Wild Wadi Waterpark, spa brand Talise, Jumeirah
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 is a 66-floor tower on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 294 m (853 ft). Construction of the Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 is completed in 2011. Currently it is occupied by Millennium Plaza Hotel.
The Marina Heights Tower is a 55-floor residential tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 208 m (684 ft). Construction of the Marina Heights Tower was completed in 2006.
The tower includes retail space at ground level, a business centre, car park, accommodation for domestic staff and leisure facilities, both at terrace level and on the 30th floor.
The Dubai World Trade Centre Residence is a 38-floor tower in the Dubai International Convention Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Opened in 2008, World Trade Centre Residence is managed by Jumeirah Living. Jumeirah Living offers a mix of one to four bedroom serviced apartments within the residence for short, mid-term and extended stays. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m (518 ft). The building is a five-star residential tower alongside the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai's first high-rise building. Construction of the foundation began in August 2005 and by early 2006, the building was rising. The building sits on the site of the old World Trade Centre Hotel. The demolition of the World Trade Centre Hotel, which took place on 1 April 2005, was the second time a building in Dubai was demolished.
Al Garhoud (Arabic: القرهود, al-qarhūd) is a commercial and residential locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Garhoud is close to Dubai International Airport and therefore preferred by Emirates Airline airline pilots as a living place. The Emirates Aviation College can also be found in Al Garhoud.
The roads around Al Garhoud are notorious for their traffic and part of which is caused by the Al Garhoud Bridge.
Expats generally leave out the 'Al' part of Al Garhoud and call it Garhoud.
The Emirates Airline/Emirates Group head office is in Garhoud. Daallo Airlines has its head office in the airport Free Zone.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab are located along Umm Suqeim 3's Jumeirah Beach coast.
Umm Suqeim (Arabic: ام سقيم) is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Umm Suqeim is located in western Dubai, along the Jumeirah Beach coastline. It is bordered to the north by Jumeirah, to the south by Al Sufouh, and to the west by Al Safa, Al Manara and Umm Al Sheif.
Umm Suqeim comprises three sub-communities - — Umm Suqeim 1, Umm Suqeim 2 and Umm Suqeim 3 — which house affluent residential communities and tourist attractions. Umm Al Sheif Road separates Umm Suqeim from Jumeirah, while route D 65 (Al Manara Road) separates Umm Suqeim 1 from Umm Suqeim 2 and Al Thanya Road separates Umm Suqeim 2 from Umm Suqeim 3. Al Thanya Road is the most important road in all of Umm Suqeim because of the residents that live on it
Several important tourist attractions and commercial centres are located in Umm Suqeim. Emirates International School and Suqeim Public Park are located in Umm Suqeim 2, while Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Water Park are located in Umm Suqeim 3, along the sub-community's Jumeirah Beach coast.
Agility is a publicly traded global logistics company headquartered in Kuwait. It provides freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services to businesses, governments, international institutions and relief agencies worldwide. Agility has roughly 22,000 employees and 500 offices in more than 100 countries.
Agility shares have traded on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE: AGLTY) since 1984 and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM: AGLTY) since 2006.
Agility’s primary business is commercial logistics. Its commercial arm, Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Agility GIL manages the shipment and delivery of finished goods, parts, raw materials and other cargo by sea, air, road or a combination. GIL provides warehousing and distribution services, along with services and technology that track and manage shipments and inventory.
GIL’s logistics specialty businesses provide logistics for the chemicals industry (Agility Chemicals), trade shows and events (Agility Fairs & Events), and customers with large, complex projects in the energy, mining and marine industries (Agility Project Logistics).
Agility’s other businesses
Mashreq PSC is one of the leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with total assets as of 31 December 2010, of AED 84.8 Billion and net profits of AED803 Million. The bank is listed on the Dubai Financial Market.
Mashreq is the second oldest commercial bank in the UAE established in 1967 as the Bank of Oman Limited. In 1993, the bank changed its name to Mashreq bank and since then, it has been a pioneer in the UAE market having been the first to introduce products such as ATMs and credit cards. The bank is also the recipient of several awards including the Dubai Quality Award, Shaikh Khalifa Award for Excellence, Best Bank in the UAE award by The Banker awards as well as other citations from financial magazines such as Banker Middle East.
Mashreq’s CEO is Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair was elected as the speaker of the Federal National Council of the UAE. Day-to-day management is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer who is also a member of the Board. Top management is headed by Members of the Leadership Forum who lead the bank's seven business groups and its divisions and report directly to the CEO.
The bank has a strong franchise in retail and
The Address Dubai Mall (Arabic: العنوان دبي مول) is a 37-floor hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 192 m (629 ft). Construction was completed in 2008 and the hotel was opened on 9 September 2009.
The Emirates Office Tower, also known as Emirates Tower One, is a 54-floor office building along Sheikh Zayed Road in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Connected with the 56-floor Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel by a retail boulevard, the two towers form what is commonly referred to as the Emirates Towers complex. The tower has a total structural height of 354.6 m (1,163 ft) and roof height of 311 m (1,020 ft), making it the 23rd-tallest building in the world. The Emirates Office Tower One is taller than the neighboring Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, but has two fewer floors. Construction of the building was completed in November 1999.
Jumeirah Bay is a complex containing three skyscrapers in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The towers are located alongside one of the four lakes in the large Jumeirah Lake Towers project. All three buildings were designed by the National Engineering Bureau, and were developed by Nakheel Properties. Jumeriah Bay is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
The three towers in the complex are Jumeirah Bay 1, Jumeirah Bay 2 and Jumeirah Bay 3. Jumeirah Bay 2 stands as the tallest of the three, and rises the closest to the shoreline. It has 47 floors. The height has not been revealed. Jumeirah Bay 1 and 3 both have 41 floors. However, height figures have not yet been released. The two towers may not be equal in height. The buildings are set back from Jumeirah Bay 2.
Safi Airways Co. (Persian: خطوط هوایی صافی) is an Afghan airline. Safi Airways was founded in 2006 by Ghulam Hazrat Safi (Chairman),Hamid Safi (Executive Director), an Afghan businessman. This private airline has its headquarters in the Safi Airline Center in Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, and an administrative office in Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Safi Airways currently operates A320-212 and Boeing 767-200ER . The executive team of Safi Airways is made up of airline executives from Germany and Belgium. The flight crews are also European and North American.
As the first private airline in the history of Afghan aviation, Safi Airways has been re-organized to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules for a scheduled airline. In an audit by ICAO inspectors on all Afghan airlines, Safi Airways has been certified as the first Afghan airline to be ICAO compliant.
As the first Afghan airline, Safi Airways is now available in the Amadeus Global Distribution Systems, Galileo and Worldspan - Sabre will follow soon. Its flights can be therefore booked from anywhere in the world. Safi Airways uses Hahn Air to sell electronic tickets by every travel agent around the world. A
The Index is a 328 m (1,076 ft) tall, 80-storey skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Of the 80 floors, the lower 25 are to be offices and 47 will be for residential use. The tower is oriented exactly along the east-west axis so that the eastern and western concrete cores shelter the floors from the harsh, desert sun and the climatic effects of the area. The concrete cores shelter the building from the low angle, highly penetrating morning and evening sun leaving only the South facade exposed to the high angle, low penetrating midday sun. The south-facing facade utilizes extensive sun shades to lower solar gain.
The Index is one of the first towers in the region to intelligently embrace its climatic surrounding environment within its fundamental design principles. The tower's environmental strategy significantly lowers the requirement for air conditioning within the building and therefore substantially reduces the energy costs for its tenants. During the height of the summer, without air conditioning, the tower's internal temperatures will not surpass 28 degrees Celsius.
The tower has car parking for 2,442 cars. A double height sky lobby was meant to separates the offices and
Dubai Properties is a subsidiary of Dubai Properties Group which is a member of the Dubai Holding group and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Properties core activity is the development of large scale residential and commercial property developments within the Emirate of Dubai.
The portfolio of projects handled by Dubai Properties includes:
Dubai Holding Dubai Properties Group
The 55-storey all-suite hotel skyscraper Tamani Hotel Marina is situated in close proximity to both Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City. It is managed by Tamani Hotels & Resorts, a member of KM Holding.
Tamani Hotel Marina is located in the densest district in Dubai Marina right next to Dubai Media City and opposite Le Meridien Mina Seyahi.
Tamani Hotel Marina was constructed by Al Rostamani Pegel L.L.C. According to the architects the shape of the tower is central to providing views to as many apartments as possible.
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة "Khalifa Tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.
The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion; and for the entire "Downtown Dubai" development, US$20 billion. In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²).
Dubai World (Arabic: دبي العالمية) is an investment company that manages and supervises a portfolio of businesses and projects for the Dubai government across a wide range of industry segments and projects that promote Dubai as a hub for commerce and trading. It is the emirate's flag bearer in global investments and has a central role in the direction of Dubai's economy. Assets include DP World, which caused considerable controversy when trying to take over six US ports, and Nakheel, its property arm, which built The Palm Islands and The World developments, and Istithmar World, its investment company. It is chaired by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Dubai World was established under a decree ratified on 2 March 2006 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. He also holds the majority stake in Dubai World.
On 2 July 2006, it was launched as a holding company with more than 50,000 employees in over 100 cities around the globe. The group now has extensive real estate investments in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Dubai World made headlines in March 2008 after its chairman, Sultan
Chelsea Tower is a 250 m (820 ft) skyscraper located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 49 storey building is occupied by a hotel and residential apartments. Chelsea Tower is the 17th-tallest building in Dubai, and one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. The tower stands out in the Dubai skyline due to its distinctive shape, cladding and lighting. When completed in 2005, Chelsea Tower was the fifth tallest building in the city.
Chelsea Tower during its construction took over name of 'Al Salam Tower II' after its older next door building Union Tower, which underwent construction as 'Al Salam Tower' Project but it changed its name after purchase.
Its design features astonishing white diagonal spine that stretches from the ground to its apex at a height of 250m, and two wings of the top ornament join to form a perfectly square aperture, at the centre of which a 40-meter needle is suspended.
The owner known by the name of "Rizwan Haji".
The Wild Wadi Water Park is situated in Jumeirah, an area in Dubai, United Arab Emirates next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier.
Wild Wadi is an outdoor water park with a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park has the largest water slide outside of North America. Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands.
It was featured in The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1, in which teams had to slide down a 21 m (69 ft) drop. It was later featured in The Amazing Race Australia 2, but instead, the teams had to the Surf Machine and use boogie boards to surf their way to the end where they will get their next clue.
Master Blaster slides are best described as "uphill water roller coasters". Riders can sit in either a single or double ring, and are propelled uphill by high-powered water jets.
The Master Blaster rides include:
Ring Rides are the traditional downhill slides. Riders can choose to sit in either
Signature Towers (formerly known as Dancing Towers) is a proposal for a three-tower, mixed-use complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by Iraqi born architect Zaha Hadid after winning an international design competition which included proposals from OMA and Reiser & Umemoto among others. The developers are Dubai Properties, the company responsible for the earlier Jumeirah Beach Residence. Apart from these three towers, the project would also include a new building to house the Dubai Financial Market, a large podium containing retail space and a pedestrian bridge crossing the creek extension.
The project was first unveiled to the public in June 2006 at a Zaha Hadid exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. At the time of the launch the name for the project was Dancing Towers; however, this has now been changed to Signature Tower & Dubai Financial Market Development.
The Trident Grand Residence is a 45-floor tower in the Dubai Marina Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Trident Grand Residence was completed in 2010.
Contractor:CSHK Dubai Contracting Consultant:RMJM Developer:Trident International Holdings
Unity Resources Group is an Australian-owned private military company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, founded in 2000, which describes itself as having a "diverse client base, spanning government, non-government and multi-national business sectors." The company is mainly staffed by Australian nationals and is a member of the Private Security Company Association of Iraq (PSCAI) and the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA).
Unity Resources Group (Unity) is an integrated risk mitigation solutions provider for clients in complex, challenging and fragile environments globally. The group was established in Australia in 1996 and today operates across the core markets of Australia, Africa, The Americas, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe.
Unity Resources Group currently offers the following services:
On October 9, 2007, employees of the company shot at an approaching car in Baghdad. Two civilian women, both in the front seat, were killed: Marou Awanis, 48, a mother of three, and Genevia Askander, 30. The shooting has provoked strong outrage in Iraq, since it follows closely on the Blackwater Baghdad shootings of
The Al Ghurair family legacy can be traced back to Ahmad Al Ghurair, who founded Al Ghurair Group in 1960. The family name has been a fixture within the UAE business community ever since. Ahmad Al Ghurair passed on his legacy to his sons Saif, Abdulla, Majid, Marwan and Jomaa.
Until the 1990s, Al Ghurair Group was led by Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair. This corporation was formed in 1960. In the 1990s, Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair and Abdulla Al Ghurair embraked upon creating two unique yet complementing diversified industrial groups. That decision led to the creation of Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair Group and Abdulla Al Ghurair Group.
Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair Group (Arabic: مجموعة سيف الغرير), with expertise in retail, industry and manufacturing, is one of three biggest exporting and importing companies in the UAE. With a presence in more than 20 countries, the group has three main lines of business—real Estate and Shopping Malls. — Manufacturing (Packaging Solutions and Aluminum). — investments.
The ARY Digital Tower was a 45-floor tower in the Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the ARY Digital Tower was expected to be completed in 2009. It was to be used by the ARY Group, a media company of Pakistan.
Infinity Tower is a skyscraper under construction by Cayan Real Estate Investment & Development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project resumed construction in July 2008, after a delay caused by the collapse of a nearby wall and subsequent flooding of the construction site.
Construction of the 330 m (1,080 ft) building began in February 2006 and when completed it will have 73 stories and be the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90˚. The tower will twist similar to the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden, and other recent projects in Doha and elsewhere, and will be the tallest in the world to do so. However, unlike the Turning Torso, which is a series of cantilevered plates rotated about a straight structure, Infinity Tower's much larger floor plates actually require the structure to be twisted as it raises from level to level. Each floor is rotated by 1.2˚ to achieve the full 90˚ spiral, creating the shape of a helix. The tower will have residential apartments, conference rooms, tennis courts, pools, a state of the art gymnasium, a nursery and a spa. An earlier design was for a taller, darker tower 372 m (1,220 ft) tall with 93 floors.
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Jumeirah Beach Residence (also known as JBR) is a 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) long, 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi) gross floor area waterfront community located against the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest single phase residential development in the world and contains 40 towers (36 are residential and 4 are hotels). JBR can accommodate about 15,000 people, living in its apartments and hotel rooms. The Project has 6,917 apartments, from 900 sq ft (84 m) studios to 5,500 sq ft (510 m) penthouses.
The developer, Dubai Properties (a subsidiary of Dubai Holding), launched JBR in August 2002. This 6 billion dirham project was completed in 2007.
"The Walk at JBR" restaurant and shopping strip, which is adjacent to the beach behind JBR, is a very popular location for Al Fresco dining.
There are four hotels, rated as 5 star or 4 star.
The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a 1.7-kilometre strip at the ground and plaza level of the complex, it was developed by Dubai Properties, and was completed by 2007 and opened officially in August 2008., currently there are Around 330 occupants at The Walk, covering a wide range of services and venues, from a
One Business Bay is a 35-storey skyscraper under construction on plot 001 at the northern (at Sheikh Zayed Road) entrance of Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designed by German architects Kling Consult GmbH, the tower will have 3 basement floors and a five floor podium with 1000 car park spaces. The developer is Omniyat.
Each floor will be larger than the previous. It will have 774 m² on its 1st floor and 1,420 m² on its 30th floor, while three of its upper floors remarkably extend out of the building. There will be a glass feature on top with a sloping roof. On the roof of the podium a garden will be located including trees and paving.
The building will have freehold offices and high-tech infrastructure and robotics.
It is expected to be completed in Q3 2009.
Park Place is a 56-floor mixed-use tower on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 234.1 m (768 ft), making it currently the 10th tallest building in Dubai. Construction of Park Place was completed in 2007.
It is one of the modern buildings in dubai.
The Palladium is a 35-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 140 m (459 ft). Construction of the Palladium was completed in 2007. The main auditorium has tiered seating for up to 3000 people; 5500 standing; and banqueting for 1500 people. A discrete mechanism provides for a choice of reduced capacities in all formats.
The Dubai Financial Market (Arabic: سوق دبي المالي) is a stock exchange located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded on March 26, 2000.
There are about 61 companies listed (as of May 2012) on DFM, most of them are UAE-based companies and a few dual listings for companies based in other MENA region countries. Foreign companies are from the following countries: Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Sudan. Many companies allow foreigners to own their shares.
During 2004 and 2005, there were significant increases in the volume of shares traded and the share prices of many companies. However, towards the end of 2005 and through the first few months of 2006 the bubble burst and share values dropped by around 60% on DFM, along with similar decreases in most other Persian Gulf stock markets.
DFM is one of three stock exchanges in the UAE. Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) also lists mostly UAE companies and NASDAQ Dubai was set up to trade international stocks.
DFM and ADX are both governed and regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). SCA has the authority to impose laws and standards in which DFM and ADX have to comply with. SCA’s role is to ensure that the laws are
Lake Shore Towers is a cluster of three towers which are under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The towers are part of a larger development and the company Al Nakheel is involved in their construction.
The Lake Shore Towers' cluster (the 'Y' cluster) is located on the man-made lake, Allure. This cluster is the second last cluster on the eastern side of the Jumeirah Lake Towers project.
Lake Shore Tower 1 sits on a podium and is elevated higher than the other two towers in its cluster. It is the primary tower and it juts into Allure lake slightly more than the other two towers.
Initial construction work was slated to begin in 2005 however there were delays. Actual construction on this tower began in March 2006. It is due for completion by September 2008. When completed, it will have 44 floors that will be used for residential purposes.
The Jumeirah Business Center building has been assigned to plot Y1 of the Lake Shore Towers cluster. Proposed completion date has been announced as October 2008.
The first tower in Dubai to be named after a country, the Swiss Tower, has been assigned plot Y3 of the Lake Shore Towers cluster. The proposed completion date is June 2008 with
The Asia-Asia Hotel is a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that is awaiting construction. The Asia-Asia will have more than 6,500 rooms. The hotel will be part of the larger Bawadi project which developing 60,000 themed hotel rooms in Dubai. The Asia-Asia is expected to open in 2011 and it will be the biggest hotel with more than 6500 rooms.
Bur Dubai (in Arabic: بر دبي ) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai, a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek. This is because Bur Dubai historically consisted of all districts between the western bank of the Creek and Jumeirah. The Ruler's Court is located in the district adjacent to the Grand Mosque.
The district is home to several mosques including the Grand Mosque with the city's tallest minaret, and the blue tiled Iranian Mosque. The country's only Hindu Temple is situated between the Grand Mosque and the Creek.
It is home to several popular places for tourists including renovated historic buildings and museums. The district is full of shopping streets and souqs (or souk), including the textile souq near the abra boat station, though most of the well known souqs are located in Deira.
The Al Bastakiya historic area is located to the east of Al Fahidi Fort (now home to Dubai Museum) and features old courtyard housing which are identifiable with their wind towers. Shindagha to the north west, located between Bur
Dubai Festival City (Arabic: دبي فستيفال سيتي) is a large residential, business and entertainment development in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Touted as a "city-within-a-city", Dubai Festival City is the Middle East's largest mixed-use development: all elements for work, living, and leisure will be contained within the project. Once completed Festival City will comprise a series of residential communities, numerous hotels, malls, a golf course and other entertainment sites, and a full suite of public services, including schools.
Construction of the development, which was undertaken by Al Futtaim Carillion, began in 2003 and is expected to take 12 years. The project spans 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) of water frontage on the eastern bank of Dubai Creek and is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from Dubai International Airport. As of mid-2006, investments in the project had exceeded 11 billion AED (3 billion USD).
The development includes two hotels and a long term stay serviced apartment complex, all managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. In July 2009, Intercontinental took over management of the Al Badia Golf Course. Future developments include the 350-room W Hotel Dubai and the
The Millennium Tower is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower rises 285 m (935 ft) and has 60 floors. It was completed in 2006. The Millennium Tower contains 301 three-bedroom and 106 two-bedroom apartments. Located beside the tower is a 10-storey carpark with 471 parking bays.
Atlantis, the Palm is a hotel resort at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a joint venture between Kerzner International Limited and Istithmar PSJC and was opened on 24 September 2008. The resort is modelled after the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Almost everything in it is underwater themed.
The resort has two accommodation wings, East Tower and West Tower linked by a bridge, with a total of 1,539 rooms. There are two monorail stations connecting the resort to the main section of the Palm Jumeirah islands.
In April 2012, Istithmar acquired Kerzner’s 50% stake in the property for US$250m. The property continues to be managed by Kerzner International Resorts. Mr. Tom Dsilva was the developer of the resort.
The 5 star resort also includes the 16 ha (40 acres) Aquaventure theme water park, a 45,000 m (480,000 sq ft) conference center, and 1,900 m (20,000 sq ft) of retail space. The resort also has a Dolphin Bay in which guests can swim and interact with dolphins at Atlantis. The Palm Jumeirah itself is one part of a trilogy including the larger Palms Jebel Ali and Deira, which are still under construction.
The Resort kept a young female
The Dubai Arch Tower is a 41-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 153 m (500 ft). Construction of the Dubai Arch Tower was completed in 2008.
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village. It is named after Moroccan famous traveller and explorer Ibn Battuta. This project was completed by the Nakheel Properties group in early 2005. The names of the six courts of the mall are named after the countries and regions to which Ibn Battuta travelled.
The mall is split into six main courts:
Linking shopping and circulation areas, all the major outlets found in almost all of the shopping malls elsewhere in Dubai and the Middle East are represented. Géant, a large French supermarket chain has a store here. The mall is an example of one of the many ambitious projects by Nakheel Properties in Dubai. Australian retail giant Myer has announced that it will have a store completed by 2010.
Ibn Battuta Mall boasts the only IMAX theatre in the country and also offers a 21-screen Cinema Megaplex, located in the China Court. There are two large food courts, located at both ends (Andalusia and China) of the mall, as well as several coffee shops, scattered throughout the mall.The mall features exhibits of ancient technological inventions, especially from the Middle
Marina Promenade is a cluster of six residential towers located in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The six towers range in height from 77 m (250 ft) to 147 m (480 ft). The shortest tower has 23 floors while the tallest has 39 floors.
The Nuaimi Tower (Arabic: برج النعيمي) is a 40-floor residential tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located on Sheikh Zayed Road between the first and second interchanges, just in front of the Executive Towers.
The tower has a total structural height of 172 m (564 ft). It has a distinct pink-colored cladding. Construction of the Nuaimi Tower was completed in 2006.
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates and was designed and developed by HHCP architects. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) which extend into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long breakwater. The island is 5 by 5 kilometres (3.1 by 3.1 mi) and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre (980 ft) bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is touted as soon to be one of the world’s premier resorts. The Palm Island is
NASDAQ Dubai (formerly called the Dubai International Financial Exchange, or DIFX), is a stock exchange opened on September, 2005, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Through the exchange, regional issuers can access regional and international investment. International issuers can access investment from the region, through a primary or dual Admission to Trading.
In July 2010, NASDAQ Dubai outsourced its trading and other key operational functions for equities to Dubai Financial Market (DFM).
The NASDAQ Dubai region includes the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the wider Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and the Indian sub-continent.
The majority shareholder of NASDAQ Dubai is DFM , which acquired two thirds of the shares in May 2010 from Borse Dubai and NASDAQ OMX Group. Borse Dubai still owns one third of the shares. NASDAQ OMX is a shareholder of DFM.
NASDAQ Dubai is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, a financial free zone. The exchange is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).
Products listed on NASDAQ Dubai include ordinary shares listed by DP World along with DEPA. DP World is the largest IPO in the
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009.
Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on 4 November 2008, with about 635 retailers, marking the world's largest-ever mall opening in retail history. However it is not the largest in gross leasable space, and is surpassed in that category by several malls including the South China Mall, which is the world's largest, Golden Resources Mall, SM City North Edsa, and SM Mall of Asia.
The Dubai Mall has recorded a visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre in the first five days, following its opening. The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors in 2009, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week. while in 2010 it hosted 47 million, and saw footfall increase by around 27 percent over 2009, despite the economic crisis. In 2011, Dubai Mall became the world's most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and
Arab Media Group (AMG) is a Dubai, United Arab Emirates, based media company, part of TECOM, the technology and media holdings management arm of Dubai Holding. Founded in March 2005, AMG has a workforce of just under 300 staff across its three Dubai-based offices.
As a direct impact of the 2007 financial crisis, after considerable layoffs of the workforce, AMG's television assets, held via Arabian Television Network were merged with Dubai state broadcaster Dubai Media Incorporated in late 2009.
Arabian Television Network (ATN) was a Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based broadcast media company, part of Arab Media Group. Its staff and resources have been merged into Dubai Media Incorporated.
Arabian Television Network had partnered with MTV Networks International of Viacom to launch a localized version of MTV, called MTV Arabia, and Nickelodeon Arabia as well as launching the first user-generated content channel, SHOOFtv.
The Goldcrest Views 1 is a 40-floor residential tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 159 m (522 ft). Construction of The Goldcrest Views 1 was completed in 2007. Goldcrest Views was built by Murray & Roberts.
Mercato Shopping Mall is a shopping centre in Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The mall is designed to look like a Mediterranean town during the European Renaissance in either Italy, France, or Spain. Opening in 2002, the mall cost 120 million dirhams. The name "mercato" comes from the Italian word meaning "market." The mall has a gross leasable area of 22,900 m (247,000 sq ft) and a total area of 59,900 m (645,000 sq ft).
The Swiss Tower is an 40-floor tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 161 m (527 ft). Construction of the Swiss Tower was completed in 2009.
The first “country branded” tower in the UAE The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), located in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers area, has become a major free zone attracting many companies active in the commodities field. However, it accommodates general trading and consulting firms as well and it is home of the new Swiss Tower, the first “country branded” tower in the UAE.
The Swiss Business Council, Switzerland Tourism and many other Swiss companies as well as ILC International Legal Consultants have their offices in this 40-storey tower. It is the tallest Swiss Tower in the world and taller than any tower in Switzerland.
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is a twin-tower complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once completed, at the cost of 1.8 billion dirhams, the twin tower consist a 1,608 room hotel run by Marriott International, with some residential apartments. At 77 stories and 376 m (1,234 ft) tall the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is the tallest hotel in Dubai, surpassing the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, and will be the world's 2nd tallest hotel once open.
Each tower comprises two basement levels, a ground floor, six podium parking levels and seventy additional floors with cantilevered suspended room balconies, sky terraces, 14 food and beverage outlets, rooftop bars, a business center, conference halls and meeting rooms, an extensive banquet hall, a 3,700 square meter spa and health club, as well as retail outlets, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium.
This project, owned by The Emirates Group, was originally conceived as a single, 350-metre tall, 77-storey tower which was supposed to be completed in 2008 and built alongside the Sheikh Zayed Road. However, its design and location had to be changed because of the construction of a creek extension belonging to the Business Bay megaproject. The new
The Media 1 Tower is a 43-floor tower in the Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 175 m (574 ft). It topped out in early 2007 and was completed in early 2008. The building is being leased by Refad Hotel Group a Kuwait based company. The first 19 floors will be home to The Square, Media 1. A 4 star plus hotel catering for business and leisure while the remaining floors will be offices. The building is due to commence operation in January 2009.
Shaiba Towers is a twin tower residential apartment complex completed in 2008 in the TECOM Area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The taller tower, Shaiba Tower 1 is 155 m (509 ft) with 34 stories and 268 units, while Shaiba Tower 2 is 135 m (443 ft), with 28 stories and 268 units .
The tower complex has common facilities that include a swimming pool, gyms, sauna, steam and other accommodations.
The 19-storey B2B Tower managed by TAMANI Exclusive is situated in Phase 1 of Business Bay, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is set to be the new heart of Dubai's commercial district, rivalling Manhattan, New York and Ginza District in Tokyo, Japan, in scope and size. B2B Tower is located within the vicinity of the world's tallest tower, the Burj Dubai and is close to Sheikh Zayed Road as well as the new creek area in Ras Al Khor. It is owned and developed by KM Properties.
The commercial tower will be managed by the five star TAMANI Exclusive.
B2B Tower is designed by world class designer and renowned architect Carlos Ott. According to the architect, its design and shape are inspired by a Tulip flower-design, to maximize views of the Business Bay Creek.
The B2B Tower, in Business Bay is being constructed by Al Rostamani Pegel L.L.C. and will be ready in 2010.
KM Properties has been recognized by winning the prestigious award for “Best Islamic Real Estate project.” Recently in an award ceremony in Riyadh,KSA in October 2008 it was announced that the project of KM Properties on TAMANI Hotels and Resorts by had beaten 165 global entries to win this award presented by the
The Ubora Towers is a complex of two towers in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The development consists of the Ubora Commercial Tower and the Ubora Residential Tower. Construction of the Ubora Towers was completed in 2011. The Ubora Commercial Tower, also known as the Ubora Tower 1, is a 58-floor tower. It will have a total structural height of 256 metres (840 ft). The Ubora Residential Tower, or Ubora Tower 2, is a 20-floor tower. The tower topped out in December, 2010 and become 28th tallest building in Dubai.
Dubai Aviation Corporation (Arabic: مؤسسة دبي للطيران), trading as flydubai (Arabic: فلاي دبي, styled as flydubai), is a low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.
In July 2008 the Government of Dubai established the airline. Although flydubai is not part of The Emirates Group, Emirates supported flydubai during the initial establishing phase. On 14 July 2008 flydubai signed a firm order with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing at the Farnborough Air Show for 50 Boeing 737-800s with a total value of $3.74 billion, with the option to change the order to the longer range Boeing 737-900ER, according to the airline's demand. The first of these aircraft was delivered on 17 May 2009. Scheduled flights commenced on 1 June, with services to Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan. Since then, the route network has been significantly expanded.
Flydubai currently serve 51 destinations.
In July 2008 at the Farnborough Air Show, the airline ordered 50 Boeing 737-800s valued at approximately $3.74 billion with substitution rights to convert its 737-800 orders to 737-900ERs (extended range) in the future.
In November 2010, flydubai
The 21st Century Tower is a 55-story skyscraper along the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai . When it was completed in 2003 it took the title of the world's tallest residential building, but later the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia and the Q1 tower in Australia's Gold Coast bumped it to its current position.
It is occupied by employees of Emirates Airline. It has a gym on the top floor and a pool on the roof.
The skyscraper contains seven elevators. During requests for an elevator, an intelligent elevator system automatically directs the closest elevator to the requested floor.
Architectural and engineering design was carried out by Atkins. PERI Dubai provided the formwork solution.
Design Management by PROJACS UAE
The AG Tower is a 37-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m (517 ft). Construction of the AG Tower was completed in 2008.
The "AG" in AG Tower is the abbreviation for the Latin word Argentum, which means silver. The outside of the building will be silver.
The Al Tayer Tower is a 59-floor residential tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its location along Sheikh Zayed Road gives it close proximity to Downtown Dubai (the district that includes the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall) and Business Bay. The design of the tower was completed in 2005, but ground works did not begin until Spring 2006. The building began to rise above ground level in December 2006. The first glass was put on the building in April 2007, but this was only two windows. Not until September did major cladding begin. The 249 m (815 ft) tower will have a total of 244 apartments that come in various sizes. Built behind the tower will be an 11 floor parking garage, also built by Al Shafar General Contracting Co. LLC.
Business Bay (Arabic: الخليج التجاري) is a central business district under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project features numerous skyscrapers located in an area where Dubai Creek will be dredged and extended. Business Bay will have upwards of 240 buildings, comprising commercial and residential developments. The infrastructure of Business Bay has been completed in 2008, and the entire development is expected to be completed between 2012-2015. Business Bay is part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, and Ruler of Dubai. Business Bay will be a new 'city' within the city of Dubai and is being built as a commercial, residential and business cluster along a new extension of Dubai Creek extending from Ras Al Khor to Sheikh Zayed Road. Covering an area of 64,000,000 square feet (5,900,000 m), once completed it will comprise office and residential towers set in landscaped gardens with a network of roads, pathways and canals. It will become the region's business capital as well as a freehold city.
The entire development covers an area of 46,900,000 sq ft (4,360,000 m), and the gross
DP World operates more than 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue. In addition, the company has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 10 countries. In 2011, DP World handled nearly 55 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 92 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand. It employs 30,000 people. A majority of the company is owned by Dubai World
The company was founded in 2005 by merging Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Ports International (which had been founded in 1999). It purchased Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of the United Kingdom in 2006 for £3.9 billion ($7 billion), which was at the time the world's fourth largest ports operator. Shares representing 20% of the company were floated on the NASDAQ Dubai stock exchange in 2007. The company does not currently operate in the United States where its purchase of a number U.S. ports led to high-level
The Liberty House is a 42-floor tower in the Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 166 m (545 ft). Construction of the Liberty House was completed in March 2009. The structure contains eight floors of freehold office space, 208 convenient studios, 120 one-bedroom apartments, and 44 spacious two-bedroom apartments.
Al Rais Cargo is a cargo airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was established in 1983 and its main base is Dubai International Airport.
Al Rais Cargo operates the following aircraft (at March 2007):
The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Major commercial and residential infrastructures will be constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in The UAE. The Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractors, Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world's specialists in land reclamation, were hired to complete construction. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.
Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent. The settlements will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers. The Palm Islands are located off the coast of The UAE in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 kilometers of beaches to the city of Dubai.
The first two islands will comprise of approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. The Palm Deira will be composed of approximately one billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be quarried in The UAE. Among the three islands, there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.
The ARY Group is a Dubai-based holding company founded by a Pakistani businessman, Haji Abdul Razzak Yaqoob. Abdul is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of the Group. ARY is a diversified group with interests in several sectors, though it is most famous for its contribution to Pakistani television.
Companies under the ARY Group umbrella:
Abdul Razzak Yaqoob
Dolphin Air is a charter airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It operates charter services within the Middle East and Pakistan. Its main base is Dubai International Airport.
The airline started operations in 2002. It was formerly known as Flying Dolphin Airlines and Santa Cruz Imperial Airlines. It was reorganised by Arabian Devt Trading and Construction, taking over assets from Santa Cruz Imperial. It has 68 employees (at March 2007).
The Dolphin Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of February 2011):
Emirates Crown is a 63-floor residential tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a structural height of 296 m (971 ft). Construction of the Emirates Crown began in 2005, and was completed in 2008. Upon completion, it stood as the 6th-tallest building in Dubai, and 45th-tallest building in the world.
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites is a 59-floor 256 meter (840 ft) tall skyscraper completed in 2007. This residential and hotel tower is located in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and features 261 suites offering choices of 24 spacious studio rooms, six one-bedroom, 170 two-bedroom and 55 three-bedroom suites, as well as six penthouses. The Hotel is the property of The Emirates Group, which also owns other hotels like Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.
When opened on 1 November 2007, it was known as Emirates Marina Hotel & Residence. The name was changed to The Harbour Hotel & Residence in January 2008. The reason for the change was due to the large quantity of buildings in Dubai Marina that had the word "Marina" in them. To prevent confusion from their customers, and to keep the nautical theme, the words "Emirates Marina" were changed to "The Harbour." The hotel was finally rebranded and renamed Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, when it was put under the management of Marriott International on 15 September 2009.
The Four Points by Sheraton, previously known as the Golden Sands Tower, is a 43-floor hotel tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building, constructed of steel and glass, has a total structural height of 166 m (545 ft), and currently stands as the 40th-tallest structure in the Dubai. Construction of the tower began in 2005 and was completed in early 2007. The hotel is operated by Four Points by Sheraton, and stands as one of the tallest all-hotel structures in the city. However, the building does not surpass the Burj Al Arab or the Rose Tower to become the tallest hotel in Dubai. The Four Points by Sheraton is one of several recently completed skyscrapers to rise along Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road.
The Four Points by Sheraton was originally proposed for construction as the Golden Sands Tower. The building was designed as a 43 floor all-residential apartment tower; it began construction in 2004, with a set estimated completion date of 2006. Starwood Hotels & Resorts entered the project after construction had already begun, and the building was subsequently renamed Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road. The building plans were revised to provide for the addition of a Four
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.
The tower is part of the SKYCITY Auckland casino complex, originally built for Harrah's Entertainment. The tower attracts an average of 1,450 visitors per day (over 500,000 per year).
The upper portion of the tower contains two restaurants and a cafe — including New Zealand's only revolving restaurant, located 190 m (623.2 ft.) from the ground, which turns 360 degrees once every hour. There is also a brasserie-style buffet located one floor above the main observatory level. It has three observation decks at different heights, each providing 360-degree views of the city. The main observation level at 186 m (610.08 ft.) has 38 mm (1.5") thick glass sections of flooring giving a view straight to the ground. The top
Space Imaging Middle East LLC (SIME) is a regional affiliate of GeoEye, the largest commercial remote sensing company in the world.
Established in 1997, SIME started off by introducing high-resolution satellite imagery to the Middle East region, operating from government-run ground stations. Today, SIME, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, is a leading Geo-Spatial and GIS solutions provider throughout the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Eastern Africa and Central Asia.
SIME's products and services include photogrammetry, mapping, GIS, 3D models, imagery analysis and reporting software, vehicle tracking, consulting, and training, among others. SIME engages in technology partnerships with leading technology companies, and owns and operates a wide range of sources for satellite and aerial imagery.
The company's profile was raised during the 2003 Iraq War, when high-resolution satellite imagery licensed from SIME was used by some news organizations to give the public "bird's eye views" of various key Iraqi locations, such as Fallujah, and Bagdhad.
In 2003 SIME supplied 1-meter resolution imagery of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as part of
The Prism Tower is a 36-floor tower located in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Prism was due for completion in 2008, but following delays it was not ready for occupancy until June 2011.
23 Marina is a residential skyscraper in Dubai and was built by the Hiranandani Group based in Mumbai, India. The tower has 90 floors and is 395 m (1,296 ft). It was the world's tallest all-residential building until the completion of the nearby Princess Tower. The tower has 57 swimming pools and each duplex in the tower is equipped with its own private elevator. The tower is composed of 289 apartments.
The building was 79 per cent sold before construction started. The raft was completed on 30 April 2007.
In June 2011, 23 Marina topped out and became the second-tallest building in the city and the tallest residential building in the world.
The Concorde Tower is a 45-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The residential tower, which is estimated to cost USD 120 million to construct, has a total structural height of 190 m (623 ft). The developer said the building was to be completed in December 2007. Due to the force majeure situations, building got completed in February 2009, and ready for use on April 2009.
The Dubai government's decision to diversify from a trade-based but oil-reliant economy to one that is service- and tourism-oriented has made real estate and other developments more valuable, resulting in the property boom from 2004–2006. Construction on a large scale has turned Dubai into one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. There are a number of large-scale projects which are currently under construction or will be constructed in the future. Due to the heavy construction which is taking place in Dubai, 30,000 construction cranes, which are 25% of cranes worldwide, are operating in Dubai. Due to the burst of construction, Dubai has acquired various building-related records, which include: the world's tallest tower (Burj Khalifa), the world's largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall), the world's largest fountain (The Dubai Fountain) and the world's tallest hotel (Rose Tower). Also under construction is Dubailand, which will be almost twice the size of the Walt Disney World Resort.
In 2009, many construction real estate projects were suspended or abandoned, due to the worsening financial crisis of 2007–2010. That has also caused property prices to fall considerably throughout
Dubai Studio City is part of Dubai Media City in Dubai, UAE. Following in the footsteps of Dubai Media City, it will cater to the production needs of the region and has plans to build movie studios like Hollywood sound stages backlots for various production needs. It is located opposite the upmarket gated community of Arabian Ranches.
Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City both belong to Dubai Holding subsidiary TECOM Investments. Dubai Studio City will have pre-built studios, sound stages, workshops, backlots and stage areas, a broadcast centre housing offices and post-production studios, and a business centre for freelancers. The cluster will also house film and television academies, location approval services, entertainment and retail spaces, and hotels and residential facilities to accommodate crews and casts.
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Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), located in Jebel Ali, is one of the largest industrial companies in the UAE. Some 15.4% of its total workforce are UAE nationals.
DUBAL was incorporated pursuant to a Decree of the Ruler of Dubai, dated 5 May 1975. It is a corporation, wholly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is DUBAL's Chairman.
DUBAL is currently ranked among the five largest global producers in the industry with a current production capacity of more than one million tonnes per annum.
The power station is fired by indigenous natural gas.
Marina 1 is a cluster of six residential buildings in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Marina 1 was the first phase, and first completed buildings, in Dubai Marina. Because of that, these buildings have become a symbol for Dubai Marina. The complex contains 1100 units, which were all sold out shortly after going on sale in 2002. Both Mesk Tower and Murjan Tower (the tallest buildings in the complex) were the tallest buildings in the area when they were completed in 2003. Along with these buildings, several floating docks were built into the water for the securment of boats in Dubai Marina.
The complex consists of six buildings:
Marina 101 is a supertall skyscraper 412 m (1,352 ft) tall with 101 floors under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The skyscraper will have 324 hotel rooms and 516 residential units. The building was designed by National Engineering Bureau. Construction, by Turkish conglomerate TAV Construction, is scheduled to be complete in 2012. Upon completion Marina 101 will become the third tallest residential building in the world behind Princess Tower and Pentominium, and third tallest building in Dubai after Princess tower and Burj Khalifa.
As of February, 2011 the outer structure of Marina 101 has been completed while the cladding was in progress, however as of April, 2011 the construction has been stopped. In May 2011, construction has been resumed.
The Al Fattan Marine Towers is a complex in the Dubai Marina section of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The towers are located within Jumeirah Beach Residence, a 40-tower, 7,000 unit residential and hotel development which runs alongside Dubai Marina. The Al Fattan Marine Towers consist of two twin 50-story towers, the Al Fattan Tower, and the Oasis Beach Tower, consisting of serviced and residential apartments which have since been sold to individual investors and homeowners. Both towers stand at a height of 245 m (804 ft) and a roof height of 230 m (755 ft), and are the tallest buildings in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Construction of both towers was completed in 2006. Following completion the developer, Al Fattan Properties LLC built a 12-storey office and retail building on an adjacent plot between the towers and Dubai Marina restricting views of the marina from the towers. In 2012 Al Fattan commenced construction of two high-rise towers on the beach in front of the towers which will largely restrict seaviews from Al Fattan Marine Towers. All Fattan had earlier demolished a 10-story hotel on the site, the Oasis Hotel, which it had built about a decade earlier. Originally Al Fattan
The Dubai Islamic Bank is an Islamic bank in Dubai, established in 1975.
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), established in 1975, is the first Islamic bank to have incorporated the principles of Islam in all its practices and is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE. DIB is a public joint stock company, and its shares are listed on the Dubai Financial Market. The bank currently operates 62 branches in the UAE.
DIB is involved in local and international partnerships, having established DIB Pakistan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which has a network of 75 branches across 27 major cities in Pakistan. DIB also has a representative office in Turkey, and has received a preliminary banking licence by the Central Bank of Jordan to operate as an Islamic financial institution through a new entity - Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank.
Taj Television Limited is a full-service television concern, based in Dubai Media City with eight regional offices across the sub-continent.
TTL was established in January 2001, and is owned by Zee Telefilms, who acquired a 95% stake from Bukhatir Investments in 2010 for 114 million USD.
Its portfolio consists of the Ten Sports/Ten Cricket/Ten Action/Ten Golf channel, digital studio facilities and integrated transmission services for broadcast clients such as DirecTV, ART, Starhub, City 7, Rotana and Yes Television PLC. Other channels that have been produced and distributed by Taj Television include Cricket Plus (in North America), ART Prime Sports in the Middle East, Football Channel in Singapore and Goal TV 1 and Goal TV 2 in Asia. In 2010, following the purchase of the company by Zee Telefilms and changes in personnel, the agreements to produce Cricket Plus, the Football Channel and ART Prime Sports ended.
Taj Television maintains a dynamic transmission system, Harris Nexio AMP transmission system, combined with Harmonic compression, which can 'turn around' a broadcaster's signal to nearly anywhere in the world.
Taj can downlink from any number of satellites, modify the existing
Time Residences is a 30-storey, 170 m (560 ft) skyscraper project that proposed for construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The AED400 million, 200 unit project was planned for completion in 2012 but was subsequently cancelled.
Time Residences would have been the first skyscraper in the world to fully rotate 360 degrees, powered by a solar power plant at the base of the tower. The entire 80,000 tonne structure will complete one full rotation through 360 degrees over a one week period which would have totalled 52 degrees in one day. State of the art bearings at the bottom of the structure would allow the tower to move at a linear velocity of 5 mm (0.20 in) per second using a minimal amount of solar power. The building would have had 12 o'clock markings on the structure, allowing the skyscraper to become a fully functioning timepiece. This has led to the saying that this skyscraper would have been the world's largest gadget. The skyscraper would be a "Green" building, as the building would have use recycled water to water its gardens and solar power to rotate.
The Al Salam Tecom Tower is a 47-floor tower in the Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 195 m (640 ft). Construction of the Al Salam Tecom Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.
On 14 May 2008, a fire broke out on the 47th floor of Al Salam Tecom Tower. There were no reported injuries.
The Lake Point Tower is a 45-floor tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 200 m (656 ft). The Tower is ready now. The tower facilities include two swimming pools, two gyms and two Sauna rooms. Females' Facilities are separated from Males' ones. Parking is available also. Security and reception service are included too. Each floor has 10 apartments. Some are one-bedroom and some are two-bedroom apartments. Bed spaces are also available for tenants.
The 160 meter tall, 40-storey Tamani Exclusive at El Matador, Jumeirah Village, Dubai will be one of the tallest buildings in Jumeirah Village. It is situated in close proximity to IMPZ, the new Jebel Ali Airport, and is situated at the intersection between Emirates Road and Al Khail Road. It is being developed by KM Properties, a member of KM Holding.
From the Ground level through Level 7, the building will contain Commercial spaces. From Level 8 to 25, the tower will house Residential units and from Level 26 to 40, it will contain five star deluxe residences comprising of studio, one, two and three bedroom units.
Tamani Exclusive at El Matador is designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott. According to the architect, its design incorporates features that include high-quality floor-to-ceiling windows that offer natural daylight and a steady breeze through each unit. Duplex apartments with lush gardens are available on the podium.
Tamani Exclusive at El Matador, Jumeirah Village will be constructed by Al Rostamani Pegel L.L.C.
View of Burj Al Arab from Mina A'Salam in Al Sufouh 2
Al Sufouh (Arabic: الصفوح) is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in western Dubai, Al Sufouh contains many new real estate developments and is home to several free economic clusters such as Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai Internet City. Al Sufouh lies along Dubai's Persian Gulf coast and comprises two sub-communities:
The Palm Jumeirah lies to the north of Al Sufouh. It is bounded to the south by Emirates Hills and Al Barsha.
The Sky Gardens is a 45-floor tower in the Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 160 m (525 ft). Construction of the Sky Gardens was completed in 2008.
The AAM Tower (also: Arenco Tower) is a 46-floor tower in Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 244 m (800 ft). AAM Tower topped out in early 2008 and was completed later that year.
The Al Seef Tower is a 44-floor residential tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 215 m (705 ft). Construction of Al Seef Tower was completed in April 2005.
Aramex (Arabic: ارامكس ’arāmaks) is a global transportation and logistics services company providing a variety of express, logistics, freight forwarding and domestic distribution services. The company was established in 1982 and is headquartered in Amman, Jordan. Aramex also provides a number of retail services including mail-order catalog services and mail forwarding services.
Aramex was founded by Fadi Ghandour in 1982, where its name was acronym of "ARab AMerican EXpress" before its brand name Aramex. In 1982 Mr. Ghandour began operations as an express wholesaler to North American express delivery companies such as FedEx, Purolator, Burlington Northern, Emery, and Airborne Express with DHL as its main competitor in the region. In 1990, Aramex co-founded the Overseas Express Carriers (OEC) network, along with Airborne Express, an alliance of independent global express companies that functioned as a worldwide delivery network for its members to compete with larger companies.
In 1997, Aramex was listed on the NASDAQ and was the first international company in the region to do so. In 2002, as Aramex was celebrating its 20th anniversary, it was approached by Abraaj Capital and
Dubai Pearl is a 1.85 million-square metre mixed-use development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that is currently under construction. It consists of four mixed-use towers connected together at the base and by a sky bridge at the top. The four towers will be 300 m (984 ft) and will have 73 floors each. Construction is set for completion in 2013.
The structural design was carried out by Dubai based engineering firm eConstruct*
Construction was started in 2008, and the project will cost $4 billion (Dh14.6 billion). Once completed Dubai Pearl will accommodate 9,000 residents and its commercial sector will employ 12,000 people.
Emirates SkyCargo is a cargo airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the air freight division of Emirates, which started operations in October 1985, the same year Emirates was formed. Since then it has been the main cargo division of Emirates, and the anchor cargo airline at Dubai International Airport, its main hub. Emirates SkyCargo operates dedicated cargo flights to 20 destinations in 15 countries from Dubai International Airport, and through the Emirates network has access to additional 79 destinations. Whilst using bellyhold capacity in the Emirates' passenger fleet, it also operate freighter aircraft to various destinations. Emirates SkyCargo is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 40,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.
In 2008 Emirates SkyCargo moved its operations into a 43,600-square-metre (469,000 sq ft) Cargo Mega Terminal, which has the capacity to process 1.2 million tonnes of cargo annually. During the financial year 2008-09, EmiratesSkyCargo carried in 1,408,300 tonnes of cargo, an improvement of 9.8% compared to the previous year. Emirates SkyCargo, accounts for
The Millennium Tower, located at Handelskai 94-96 in the 20th district of Brigittenau in Vienna, is currently the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Austria at 171 metres (561 feet) after the Donauturm. An antenna mounted on top of the tower brings the architectural height to 202 metres (663 feet) but does not count to its overall height. However DC Tower 1 which is under construction at the moment, will be higher than Millenium Tower when completed and will then be Austria's tallest building. This is expected to take place in summer 2013.
Millenium Tower was designed by the architects Gustav Peichl, Boris Podrecca and Rudolf Weber. The tower has 51 floors, serves both commercial and residential purposes, and is the focal point of a complex known as "Millennium City". It was completed in 1999 for the coming of the third millennium. The office tower has a gross floor area of 47,200 m (508,000 sq ft), of which 38,500 m (414,000 sq ft)is used as office space. The remaining area is to 2 levels are generally available and is used for a shopping center (Millennium City), restaurants and a multiplex cinema (UCI). The Millennium Tower was built in an extremely short construction
The Pier 8 is a 40-floor tower in the inner Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 170 m (558 ft). Construction of the Pier 8 tower was expected to be completed in 2011.
The Saba Tower 1 is a 37-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 150 m (492 ft). Construction of the Saba Tower 1 was completed in 2006.
The Dome is an approved 41-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 176 m (577 ft). Construction of The Dome was completed in 2011.
The Sama Tower (also known as Al Durrah Tower or Al Durrah Tower II) is a skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has 49 floors. Construction began in 2006 and was completed in late 2009.
The building was originally proposed as a supertall building named Al Durrah Tower II. The design was a 330 m (1,083 ft) twisting tower with more than 75 storeys for residential use, costing about US$140 million. This design was regarded as a major addition to the Dubai skyline, but at the same time, the height of the project was a concern to the Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation. In response to this issue, the project was scaled back to 194 metres (636 ft) with 51 stories.
Construction of the project began in 2006. The concrete foundation raft for the building was poured about a year later in March 2007 by the Dubai Contracting Company and Ready Mix Beton. Some 10,500 m (13,700 cu yd) of concrete was poured between March 22 and March 23, which set a new construction record for a continuously poured concrete raft. The old pouring record was also held by Ready Mix Beton.
Angsana Hotel & Suites (known as Damas Towers during construction) is a complex of two towers along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two towers, Angsana Suites Tower and Angsana Hotel Tower, stand at the same height of 250 metres (820 ft) with 49 floors each. Both towers were managed by Angsana Resorts & Spa.
Angsana Suites Tower, which began construction in 2004, was completed in 2007 and opened in February 2008. This residential tower contains 417 units.
The second tower, Angsana Hotel Tower, began construction in 2005. The tower was completed in 2008 and opened in June 2008 which have 364 hotel rooms.
The Etisalat Tower 2 is a 33-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 185 m (607 ft). Construction of the Etisalat Tower 2 was completed in 2007. The most notable aspect of the tower is that it has a spherical structure at the top, similar to a golf ball. The cladding of the tower follows the Etisalat guidelines, in that it uses the same materials as most of the company's buildings. All Etisalat buildings, including Etisalat Tower 1, Sharjah Etisalat Tower, Ajman Etisalat Tower, Al Ain Etisalat Tower and the Etisalat Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, have the same spherical structure on the top.
Istithmar World ("istithmar" is Arabic for "investment") is an investment firm based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This company is a state-run business owned by Dubai World, a Dubai government-owned company, and was established in 2003. Originally known as "Istithmar," the company was renamed as "Istithmar World" in 2008.
Istithmar World, which was created in 2003 as the investment arm of Dubai World specializes in private equity and alternative investment opportunities globally. In the five years since its inception, Istithmar World has built a portfolio of investments in markets ranging from North America and Europe to Asia and the Middle East, and across a variety of sectors, including consumer, industrial, financial services and real estate.
An analysis of Istithmar's investment portfolio which included the investment of $3.8 billion with an associated $ 14 billion of debt, has not performed positively. In a number of cases, Istithmar has lost control of assets or sold at a loss. As a subsidiary of Dubai World, the company has been mentioned in numerous press reports related to the high debt levels of its parent. Since late 2009, the company has seen numerous departures
Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower, also known as Emirates Tower Two is a 56-storey hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel includes 40 luxury suites and is operated by the Jumeirah International Group. Connected with 54-floor Emirates Office Tower by a retail boulevard, the two towers form the Emirates Towers complex. At a structural height of 309 m (1,014 ft), Emirates Towers Hotel is the smaller of the two of the sister towers. It ranks as the 48th-tallest building in the world. It is the world's third-tallest all-hotel building. Construction was completed on 15 April 2000.
Ocean Heights is a supertall skyscraper designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, in the Dubai Marina of greater Dubai. The tower stands 310 metres (1,017 feet) tall and has 83 floors. The building was topped-out on 22 December 2009, and completed in 2010. Currently Ocean Heights is the fifth tallest residential building in the world, and fourth tallest residential building in Dubai, behind The Marina Torch, and HHHR Tower.
The tower, with its unique curves and twisting motion as one ascends, is actually the third version of the tower proposed by DAMAC Properties Co. The first version had the tower at a much shorter 38 floors, the second had 50. The 83 floor tower houses more than 519 condominiums and is located along Al Sufouh Road in Dubai Marina.
DAMAC Heights, formerly named Ocean Heights 2, is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai Marina of Dubai. It will be the second, supertall project by DAMAC Properties, the first being Ocean Heights which is also located in Dubai Marina. The building will overlook the Palm Jumeirah. The tower is set to rise to 420 metres (1,378 feet) and have 85 floors for residential use. When completed in 2014 DAMAC Heights will become one of the tallest buildings in Dubai and the third tallest residential building in the world surpassed only by Pentominium and World One.
Construction resumed in June 2011, the foundation work of the supertall structure is in progress, while the piling has already been completed.
The Citadel is a 42-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 201 m (659 ft). The Citadel was topped out in early 2008 and completed later that year.
Acette is an Information Technology System Integrator, Software Engineering and Consulting firm headquartered in Dubai Internet City. Acette provides technology strategy consulting services, enterprise application integration services, Information technology enabled services and Value-added reseller services to banks and other financial services companies, industrial companies, trading houses and government organizations in Asia, and Africa.
The name Acette (pr. aye~set) is derived from the terms ‘ace’, meaning expertise, and the encapsulating suffix ‘ette’; which when read together as Acette supposedly signifies ‘expertise encapsulated’. Acette says its corporate philosophy is that it’s [sic] customers should derive value to their business from both domain knowledge and technical expertise encapsulated in Acette’s services, solutions and products.
In early 2002, Acette developed a range of SMS solutions to cater to the messaging requirements of various industry verticals, such as financial services, logistics and manufacturing industries. Large enterprises such international courier service companies have implemented proof of delivery systems that employ Acette’s SMS messaging
The Al Kazim Towers is a complex of two 53-floor towers in Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both towers are to have an equal total structural height of 265 meters (869 ft) and resemble New York City's Chrysler Building. Both towers were topped out in November 2007 and were completed in early 2008.
The Executive Towers is a complex of 12 towers in Business Bay development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They comprise 10 residential towers, one commercial tower known as Aspect Tower, and one hotel tower known as the Executive Hotel Tower. They are the first buildings to be completed in Business Bay, and are located near its entrance.
A three-storey podium connects all the towers in addition to the nearby Vision Tower, which is going to be connected by a special passage. The first two levels of the podium comprise Bay Avenue shopping mall, with retail space of 175,000 square feet (16,300 m) and water-front terraces. The third level (Plaza Level) is called The Courtyard, it contains communal facilities, landscaped plazas, children’s play areas, fountain yards, courtyards, and covered walking arcades.
The complex consists of twelve skyscrapers:
92% complete as of January 27, 2009. Although the towers are complete, there are still some units which have not progressed beyond the shell & core stage, including many of the sub-penthouse lofts. In addition, Executive Tower Hotel at the end of the podium, has stalled pending obtaining financing for the fit out.
The Tower is a 243 metre tower located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. It has 54 stories. This skyscraper with its remarkable pyramid peak was finished in 2002 and stands next to the famous Emirates Towers.
The Burj Al Alam (English: "World Tower") is a proposed 108-story, 510 m (1,670 ft) hyperboloid skyscraper in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, though the project's roots are in a 101-storey design called "Fortune 101" and slated for the Dubai Marina area. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. If constructed, it would become one of the world's tallest buildings. The tower is one of the projects of the Fortune Group, which also has a number of other projects in Dubai such as the Fortune Bay (Dubai) and Fortune Tower.
The proposed building would contain 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. A luxury 5-star hotel section would contain the highest hotel rooms in the world. The building would also feature a 6-storey crown that will contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, and other club facilities. Ground breaking occurred on 12 November 2006 with the tower slated for completion in 2009, but the project was dogged by delays in payments from investors due to the global financial crisis. Construction of the tower was put on hold just after piling work on the foundations was completed.
Kurdistan Airlines is an Kurdish airline based in the United Arab Emirates.
The first flight of Kurdistan Airlines (Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq (L.L.C)) landed in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq on July 21, 2005 at 10:30 am (0630 GMT) carrying 46 Iraqi and Kurdish businessmen from Dubai, UAE.
The establishment of the Kurdistan Airlines was announced by a press release on 2 August 2005 by the Commercial Office of Kurdistan Region Iraq in Dubai, UAE.
On 7 August 2005 Dnata Agencies, has been appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) for Kurdistan Airlines in the Gulf.
The first Kurdistan Airlines flight, flying from Frankfurt to Erbil arrived at Erbil airport at 6:30 a.m on September 20, 2005 with 40 passengers on board.
On July 14, 2006 it was reported that a Kurdistan Airlines aircraft was stranded in Rafic Hariri International Airport Beirut, Lebanon during the Israeli-Lebanese conflict in August 2006. As of 2010, the airline has no aircraft and thus is now inactive.
The company's headquarters are located at Warba Centre in Dubai, UAEDubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
As of December 2010, Kurdistan Airlines had formerly owned one Boeing 737-200 aircraft, however it has
The LIWA Heights is a 41-floor tower part of the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 148 m (486 ft). Construction of the LIWA Heights is expected to be completed in 2008.
The Iris Bay is a 32-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 170 m (558 ft). Construction of the Iris Bay was expected to be completed in 2008 but progress stopped in 2011 and building is on hold. The reorganisation of the parent company in May 2012 has raised some hopes that work might restart.
The tower is designed in the shape of an ovoid and comprises two identical double curved pixelated shells which are rotated and cantilevered over the podium. The rear elevation is a continuous vertical curve punctuated by balconies while the front elevation is made up of seven zones of rotated glass. The podium comprises 4 storeys with a double height ground level and houses retail and commercial space totalling 36,000 m2.
The tower is also claimed to be environment-friendly.
The Lam Tara Towers was a complex of two towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They were supposed to be built along Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite to Millennium Tower. Bin Manama tower 1 was designed to have 77 storeys and has a total structural height of 384 m (1,260 ft). However in December, 2010 the construction of the twin towers was cancelled..
The Al Attar Business Tower is a 38-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m (518 ft). Construction of The Al Attar Business Tower was completed in 1999. The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts
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Dubai Marina (Arabic: مرسى دبي) is a district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, carved along a two mile (3 km) stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. When the entire development is complete, it will accommodate more than 120,000 people in residential towers and villas. It is located at 25°4′52.86″N 55°8′38.67″E / 25.08135°N 55.144075°E / 25.08135; 55.144075 on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai. The first phase of this project has been completed. Dubai Marina was inspired by and designed to model the highly successful Concord Pacific Place development along False Creek in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
In order to create the man-made marina, the developers brought the waters of the Persian Gulf into the site of Dubai marina, creating a new waterfront. Another key factor in the design of Dubai Marina is a large central waterway, excavated from the desert and running the length of the 3 km site. More than 12% of the total land area on the site has been given over to this central public space. Although much of this area is occupied by the marina water
Falcon Express Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was established in 1995 and operates express parcel services throughout the Persian Gulf, mainly for FedEx, UPS, TNT and Aramex. It also operates scheduled chartered cargo operations for DHL between Bahrain and Jeddah. Its main base is Dubai International Airport.
Falcon Express Cargo Airlines operates freight services to the following international scheduled destinations (February 2010): Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Salalah .
The Falcon Express Cargo Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (February 2010) :
Halliburton (/ˈhælɨbɜrtən/; NYSE: HAL) is one of the world's largest oilfield services companies with operations in more than 70 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs over 60,000 people.
The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubai, where Chairman and CEO David Lesar works and resides, "to focus [the] company’s Eastern Hemisphere Growth." The company will remain incorporated in the United States.
Halliburton's major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants. Halliburton announced on April 5, 2007 that it had finally broken ties with KBR, which had been its contracting, engineering and construction unit as a part of the company for 44 years.
U.S. regional office locations are Anchorage, Alaska; Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado; Lafayette, Louisiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Farmington, New Mexico; Naples, Utah; and Odessa, Texas.
The Lighthouse Tower is a supertall, commercial skyscraper to be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates designed by multi-national architectural firm Atkins. It will be constructed in the DIFC, is set rise to 402 m (1,319 feet) and have 66 floors. The tower is a Green Building with a huge emphasis put on reducing its carbon footprint and conserving energy.
The tower rises as two separate towers, bridged from level 10, all the way up to approximately 300 meters above ground. The structure is to hold a number of skygardens. Construction was suspended in 2009.
There will be three large 225 kW wind turbines, 29 meters in diameter, on the building's south facing side in order to generate electricity. These turbines will have the freedom to yaw, in order to maximize power generation. It will also be clad in 4,000 solar panels to generate additional electricity. The tower will also reduce its overall energy consumption by 65%, and its water consumption by 40% in comparison to an equivalent building. At the building's base, a four story glass lobby will house an environmental visitor center. It was designed by the Atkins group.
MTME was established 17 March 2004 in DAFZA - Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority and its upcoming technology project Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates as a research lab for new media technologies in the Arabic speaking world. The company is working with regional Universities and Agencies to develop projects fusing together concepts from different scientific disciplines.
Interactive techniques such as gesture recognition using video stereoscopy and infrared or laser emitters for floor, ceiling and vertical screens are currently being used. Key elements in media projects also includes design, 3D content development, 3D projection, VPS - Volumetric Projection Systems and conventional rear projection technology.
The technologies used are established independently. Bringing it together in new innovate media projects and present it as commercially viable solutions for the Arabic markets are key tasks. Examples of such concepts are clients like Hydra Properties conceptualized via XM and BrandPlay interactive media network.
Roxar is a leading international provider of products and associated services for reservoir management and production optimization. Roxar understands reservoir description and Dynamic Flow.
Roxar provides a comprehensive line of real-time, in-line multiphase measurement instruments as well as software for 3D reservoir modeling and simulation.
Roxar is a truly international company with a network of offices in all the major oil and gas producing countries in the world.
Roxar History – from 1984 to present...
Roxar was formed in 1999 as a result of a merger between Multi-Fluid ASA and Smedvig Technologies AS.
1984 - Smedvig International Petroleum Research Group AS (IPR) is established. The company develops technical solutions within drilling and production.
1987 - Smedvig IPR establishes Permanent Downhole Monitoring Systems (PDMS) in a 50/50 joint venture with Lasalle Pressure Data Services Ltd. Smedvig IPR Services AS is established.
1991 – Smedvig IPR becomes the sole owner of the PDMS business. Smedvig IPR AS buys 30 percent of the shares in IPAC AS, a software company specialising in advanced software for stochastic modelling of reservoirs.
1992 – Multi-Fluid launches the MFI
Showtime Arabia, as it was called to distinguish itself from its U.S. counterpart (Showtime), was a subscription television service in the Middle East and North Africa. It was a joint venture between KIPCO (79% stake) and CBS Corporation (21% stake), CBS Corp being a minor partner. The company was incorporated in the Cayman Islands and had its headquarters at Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Showtime Arabia was one of the pay TV networks in the Middle East and North Africa. It had the exclusive rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League in the Middle East and North Africa. On 12 July 2009 the company announced a merger with Orbit Communications Company into Orbit Showtime.
When SHOWTIME launched, it some of its channels were TMC, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Paramount, Style, Discovery and Hallmark. Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C. was the operating company behind the digital pay TV broadcaster, Showtime Arabia. Its broadcast facilities were based at Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates and its uplink teleport station is Samacom, the monopoly uplink provider in the UAE. Showtime Arabia used Irdeto Access Conditional Access technology, to encrypt its DTH channels
The Buildings by Daman is a 65-floor tower in the Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower is to have a total structural height of 235 m (771 ft). The building topped out in 2011, construction of The Buildings by Daman is expected to be completed in 2012.
The Palm Trump International Hotel & Tower was a proposed skyscraper hotel at the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. It was a joint venture between the Trump Organization and Dubai-based Nakheel, a government-owned company, and was announced on October 5, 2005. The hotel was expected to be a 300-room hotel. Construction work was suspended indefinitely on this and other prestigious building projects throughout Dubai in late 2008, largely as a result of the global credit crunch. The project was officially cancelled by Nakheel in February 2011, and will probably be replaced by a shopping mall on Palm Jumeirah Island.
Original designs featured a circular tower surrounded by four golden petals attached to the sides.
The Crystal Tower is a 20-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Crystal Tower is expected to be completed in 2009.
Fortune Group has unveiled the AED 136 million Crystal Tower, which will offer 300,000 square feet (28,000 m) of office space with dedicated retail and recreational areas in Dubai Business Bay.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is a global aviation corporation. DAE was founded by the Dubai government in 2006 with a $15bn capital base. The company originally had six divisions - DAE Capital, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Airports, DAE Engineering and DAE University. It has since shut all units except for leasing division DAE Capital and DAE Manufacturing.
DAE will grow through a series of phased developments and eventually be based at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed at Jebel Ali, Dubai.
DAE’s shareholders include the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, Istithmar World, and Dubai Silicon Oasis.
DAE Capital specialises in aircraft leasing, financing and insurance with other management services.
On 12 November 2007 DAE signed letters of intent for aircraft order worth $27 billion at the 2007 Dubai Airshow. As of April 2009, DAE Capital had a fleet of 36 aircraft which are leased to various airlines around the world.
In 2010, DAE was "struggling", and cancelled orders for 50 Airbus and Boeing airliners worth $8 billion.
Dubai Holding (Arabic: دبي القابضة) is a global investment holding company that develops and manages an extensive portfolio of companies focused on investments, financial services, real estate, specialised business parks, telecommunications and hospitality. It is majority owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Ruler of Dubai ). Current CEO is Ahmad Bin Byat.It is well known for sponsoring the Kochi,Smart City.
Major subsidiaries of Dubai Holding:
Dubai Holding has major investments in many international firms, such as:-
Jumeirah Business Center Tower's are a collection of nine free-hold commercial towers being developed in plots G2, V1, Y1, N3, W1, L1, H1, G3, and H3 of the Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) Community in Dubai, UAE. The towers were designed by National Engineering Bureau and are being developed by Al Fajer Properties(AFP). These consist of a leaseable area of 3,600,000 square feet (330,000 m) and an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m) dedicated to retail across all nine towers.
Phase one of the project was awarded to Dubai-based property developer-Al Fajer Properties. AFP is the premier developer in the Dubai World DMCC Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) community and is the only developer to include a five-floor atrium within the lobbies of its towers. The first phase of the development consists of five towers and adds 2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m) of office space and an additional 83,000 sq ft (7,700 m) of retail space within the Jumeirah Lake Towers Community. Al Ahamdiah Contracting (AFP’s main contractor), enabled the project to achieve a rate of a 4-day cycle per floor for phase 1, which has resulted in five towers being built in a span of twelve months
Jumeirah Business Center 1 (JBC
Lamcy Plaza is a shopping mall located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The mall is owned by Lal's Group and was opened on March 17, 1997 in the locality of Oud Metha. The mall is home to over 150 stores.
The Al Seef Towers is a cluster of three residential buildings in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The complex will have two towers that will be 35 floors and one tower 40 floors. Construction of the Al Seef Towers was completed in 2008.
The complex consists of 3 buildings:
The Address Downtown Dubai, formerly The Address Downtown Burj Dubai, (Arabic: العنوان وسط المدينة دبي) is a supertall skyscraper rising 302.2 meters (991 feet) alongside the Dubai Mall, the Old Town, and the Lake Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is now the 12th tallest building of Dubai. This hotel and residential tower contains a total of 63 floors. The tower is another supertall structure in the massive development named Downtown Dubai, which includes the centerpiece supertall building, the Burj Khalifa. The tower was topped out in April 2008, becoming the 6th-tallest building in Dubai and the 36th-tallest in the world. In September 2008, the tower was completed.
The Fairmont Dubai is a 37-floor hotel tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, completed in 2002. The tower's structural height is 153 metres (502 ft). The hotel is managed by the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts brand.
Emaar Properties (DFM: EMAAR), based in the United Arab Emirates, is a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Established in 1997 with an initial paid-up capital of AED 1 bn, Emaar Properties is currently the Persian Gulf region's largest land and real estate developer. With over 60 companies, Emaar's activities include property investment and development, property management services, education, healthcare, retail and hospitality sectors, as well as investing in financial service providers. In 2007 the government of Dubai through the Investment Corporation of Dubai took a 32% equity stake in Emaar by exchanging land for 28 billion AED worth of stock.
With more than 14,000 homes, Emaar has several major real estate projects under various stages of development in Dubai. The company also owns and manages the Gold and Diamond Park.
Emaar started construction on its most ambitious project to date on 1998, the AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) Burj Khalifa Downtown development, which comprises the Burj Khalifa - the tallest tower in the world when completed in 2009, the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa Business Hub, The Lofts, The Old Town, The Old Town Island,
Mag 218 Tower is a 66 floor residential skyscraper with 534 rooms at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is owned by the Syrian Industrial businessman Muaffaq Al-Qaddah. Construction of Mag 218 Tower, which was designed by Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners), started in 2006. It was completed in 2010. The roof height of Mag 218 Tower is 232 metres (761 ft).
Armada Towers is a complex of three residential towers in Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Armada Tower 1 is the taller of the three, standing at 167 m (548 ft) with 39 floors. The other two towers, Armada Tower 2 and Armada Tower 3, both have 36 floors and stand at 150 m (490 ft). Begun in 2004, the towers were topped-out in 2007 and completed in 2009.
The Horizon Tower is a 44-floor residential tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 190 m (623 ft). Construction of Horizon Tower was completed in 2006.
On the roof of Horizon Tower is a helicopter pad that offers a breathtaking view of the Dubai skyline and a commanding view of Dubai Marina.
Nakheel (Arabic: نخيل palms or palm trees) is a real estate developer in Dubai and creator of several land reclamation projects, including the Palm Islands, the Dubai Waterfront, The World and The Universe Islands. Its residential projects include The Gardens, International City, Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Lake Towers. Its shopping projects include The Dragon Mart (at International City) and Ibn Battuta Mall. Its main competitor in residential development in Dubai is Emaar Properties.
Nakheel's flagship properties are the three man-made palm tree shaped islands on the coast of Dubai. Nakheel operates under the umbrella of Dubai World, which manages various businesses on behalf of the Dubai government. The executive chairman of Al Nakheel is Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Nakheel's portfolio of real estate include the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Deira), The World Islands, The Universe Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The Gardens, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Discovery Gardens, Lost City, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Heights (a residential complex within Jumeirah Islands), Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Park, Al Furjan, International City, Jewel of the Palm, The Golden
South Ridge is a cluster of six residential towers located in Downtown Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. South Ridge was completed in May 2008. The six towers range in height from 120 m (390 ft) to 176 m (577 ft). The shortest tower has 30 floors while the tallest has 44 floors. Downtown Dubai is the complex that includes the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, and other major projects.
The complex consists of six skyscrapers:
S P Jain School of Global Management (S P Jain) is a private business school, with campuses in Dubai (2004), Singapore (2006) and Sydney (2012). S P Jain has its roots in its sister institute SPJIMR, which was established in Mumbai, India in 1981.
S P Jain’s sister campus, in Mumbai, India, as a completely Indian business school was founded in 1981. This had the unique distinction of being inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Hon. Margaret Thatcher.
With its focus on the objective of global education, S P Jain established its first international campus in Dubai in 2004; and soon followed, in 2005, the Singapore campus which was set up on invitation by the Singapore government. A new campus is currently being established in Sydney, Australia, which would be operational by late 2012.
S P Jain is accredited by the Department of Education and Training, New South Wales, Australia. Students receive an Australian degree when they graduate. S P Jain is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), U.K.
Furthermore, S P Jain has been accredited for its Global MBA program by ABEST21, The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, Japan. S P Jain is
The 150 meter tall 32-storey Tamani Hotel at Park Lane is situated in Business Bay, a commercial district in Dubai. It is located close to Sheikh Zayed Road as well as the new creek area in Ras al Khor. It is being developed by KM Properties, a member of KM Holding.
The commercial section is from the 1st to 10th floor and the floors above that are the five star deluxe hotel, managed by Tamani Hotels and Resorts.
Tamani Hotel at Park Lane is designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott. According to the architect, its design and shape are that of an aerodynamic form that creates a dynamic structure defying gravity; and it will be clad in aluminum and glass.
Tamani Hotel at Park Lane, Business Bay is being constructed by Al Rostamani Pegel L.L.C.
The Al Hekma Tower is a 64-floor tower under construction along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Al Hekma Tower started in 2006, while it was kept on hold in 2009 however the construction resumed in summer 2010. Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his holding company Pearl Properties, will be spearheading development efforts. Once completed the tower will be 282 metres (925 ft) tall.
The Shangri-La Hotel is a 43-floor hotel tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 200 m. Construction of the Shangri-La Hotel was completed in July, 2003. The hotel was the first business venture of the Hong Kong based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts brand into the United Arab Emirates. Upon completion, the Shangri-La Hotel became Dubai's sixth tallest building. It was built by South African construction firm Murray and Roberts.
The Wave Tower is a proposed 92 floor supertall skyscraper for the Madinat Al Arab district of Dubai Waterfront in Dubai, United Arab Emirates designed by the Spanish architecture firm A-cero. It is planned to be 370 meters (1,214 ft) tall and is designed to be a green energy building. It was planned to begin construction in late 2009.
It tries to create a dynamic way while a geometric shape rises and twists, like a wave, like the use in the bottom of the form of the pointed arch that extends as evoking waves of the sea, hence its name. It is covered with a double glass skin to control sunlight and with a white silk screened glass facade.
As of May 2012, no progress has been made.
Le Rêve is a 52-floor residential tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 210 m. Construction of Le Rêve was completed in 2006. The name is French for the dream.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is a five star hotel attached to UAE's first indoor ski slope and one of the biggest shopping mall outside of North America.
Together with the Mall of the Emirates shopping centre and Ski Dubai's alpine themed indoor snow resort, the hotel has become an attraction in Dubai.
Part of the Mall of the Emirates mega complex, Kempinski Hotel is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, 4th Interchange, Al Barsha.
Construction commenced in 2005, followed by the designs of the Wilson Associates firm. Wilson Associates was a finalist in the 27th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The Hotel doors opened for the first time on the 6th of April 2006. .
The 47,000 sqm, five star Hotel is attached to one of the biggest Malls in the World as well as to UAE’s first indoor ski slope. The building is 17 stores high, with an outside pool-terrace situated on the second floor. The underground parking lot provides space for guests and visitors.
The hotel has 393 rooms and suites including 15 chalets with views over the indoor ski.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates includes 9 day light Banquest and Conference Rooms, 4 Office Rooms and indoor and
The Pentominium is a 122-storey, 516 m (1,693 ft) supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction on the tower was halted since August 2011. It was designed by architects Aedas and funded by Trident International Holdings. The AED 1.46 billion (US$400 million) construction contract was awarded to Arabian Construction Company (ACC). The Pentominium has one of the deepest excavations done in the world, performed by Swissboring Overseas Piling Corp.
Construction commenced on 26 July 2009 and, before construction stopped, the building was expected to be completed in 2013. As of May 2011, 22 floors had been completed. When completed, the Pentominium is scheduled to become the second tallest building in Dubai after Burj Khalifa, and one of the tallest buildings in the world.
The Pentominium will be the tallest all-residential building in the world upon completion if construction resumes and it currently has the highest projected height of any residential building under construction. It has been described as "one of the most architecturally significant projects in the city currently under construction" due to the "large number of offset cantilevered
The Bay Gate is a 55-floor, 240 metre (787.4 ft) high tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of The Bay Gate was expected to be completed in 2011.
The Bay Gate is a promising business location of choice, in the midst of an area with exceptional businesses and individuals. It is a unique place that accommodates various business activities and a place for business to be done in “style, sophistication and elegance”.
The Bay Gate building and land has many luxurious features. It features a fully automated central control technology, high-speed wireless internet, private gardens, well equipped gymnasium, temperature controlled swimming pools, conference ready boardrooms, themed cafes and food courts, and a 24 hour hi-tech security.
The residence and commercial enterprise at the Bay Gate includes many industrial working spaces, comfortable residential units. The list goes on: playing areas, arcades and landscaped plazas all provided in the courtyard area. The courtyard is a combination of modern architectural themes and links the residential towers while providing covered walkways, fountains and pedestrian-friendly lanes.
Deira City Centre (Arabic: ديرة سيتي سنتر) is a large shopping mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located in the community of Deira, Deira City Centre was the largest mall in Dubai prior to the establishment of Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall. Deira City Centre was established in 1996, is spread across 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m) and includes a Carrefour superstore and it used to have an Ikea outlet before it moved to a bigger premises at the Festival Waterfront Centre. Deira City Centre has over 340 stores, including a multiplex, food court and a hotel, and attracts over 20 million visitors a year.
Deira City Centre is owned by the Majid Al Futtaim group, and is one of six City Centre malls — the others are located in Ajman, Alexandria, Cairo, Muscat and Sharjah.
Dubai Towers Dubai was a four tower complex to be built in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The developer, Sama Dubai, intended this to form the centrepiece of The Lagoons, a megaproject located on Dubai Creek which was to consist of seven islands. The towers have between 57 to 94 stories and although the heights are not known, it is believed the tallest would top 400 metres (1,310 ft) while two others would rise beyond 300 metres (980 ft).. Sama ECH was the Project Management company in charge of the project. Due to downturn in Dubai the project has been canceled.
Designed by TVS, these towers were intended to create a dramatic new landmark for Dubai. Their design represents the movement of candlelight and according to Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, this is supposed to symbolise hope, harmony, growth and opportunity. They were to contain offices, apartments, hotel rooms, retail, entertainment, gymnasiums, health spas and a variety of other services.
The Dubai Towers Dubai, like the rest of The Lagoons, is currently on hold.
The Dusit Dubai is a 153 m (502 ft), 40-storey hotel tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Dusit Dubai was completed in 2001. The most notable aspect of the tower is that the structure is divided into two bases which join at the top.
The left base contains apartments while the right base are fully furnished hotel apartments. The area above the "join" is the hotel with a gym and open air swimming pool on the top floor.
The Dusit Residence also known as the Roshana Tower, is a 35-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 174 m (571 ft). The building topped out in early 2007 and was completed in early 2008.
GoldVish S.A. is a Swiss manufacturer of premium luxury mobile phones. The company is specialized in combining high-end technology and Swiss craftsmanship.
GoldVish mobile phones are available in GoldVish stores and selective multi-brand watch and jewelery stores throughout the world.
Grosvenor House is a complex of two towers in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two towers, Grosvenor House West Marina Beach and Grosvenor House The Residence, will stand at the same height of 210 metres (690 ft) with 48 floors each. The complex, which is owned by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, is named after London's Grosvenor House.
Grosvenor House West Marina Beach, which began construction in March 2003, was completed in 2005 and opened on 21 June 2005. Upon opening, the tower became first hotel in Dubai Marina and the eighth tallest building in Dubai. The tower contains hotel rooms and residential apartments operated by Le Méridien. The building houses twelve restaurants and bars. Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes is the chef-patron of 'Rhodes Mezzanine', one of the restaurants in Grosvenor House West Marina Beach.
The second tower, Grosvenor House The Residence, is currently under construction and was completed in 2011. This 113,110 m (1,217,500 sq ft) residential tower was announced in April 2006.
The Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties under the leadership of its CEO, Peter Walichnowski, who was also the developer of "Bluewater" near London, Europe's most successful shopping mall. The mall was designed by the American architectural firm, F+A Architects. Prior to the opening of the Dubai Mall (the world's largest mall), the Mall of the Emirates was the second largest shopping mall in the Middle East, slightly smaller than City Stars mall.
It contains approximately 2,400,000 square feet (220,000 m) of shops and the entire mall forms a total of approximately 6,500,000 square feet (600,000 m). on September 1, 2010 the new extension to the mall will open, adding more than 40 luxury stores. In a global perspective, the World's second largest shopping mall, the South China Mall in Dongguan, China, contains approximately 7,100,000 square feet (660,000 m) of shopping space in a complex that totals approximately 9,600,000 square feet (890,000 m).
The Mall of the Emirates, saw overall footfall increase by an estimated 1.3 percent to 31 Million in 2010, and Dubai’s second
Almas Tower (Arabic: برج الماس Diamond Tower) is a supertall skyscraper in JLT Free Zone Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the office building began in early 2005 and was completed in 2009 with the installation of some remaining cladding panels at the top of the tower. The building topped out at 360 m (1,180 ft) in 2008, becoming the third-tallest building in Dubai, after Emirates Park Towers and Burj Khalifa. Almas Tower has 74 floors, 70 of which are commercial alongside four service floors.
The tower is located on its own artificial island in the centre of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone scheme, the tallest of all the buildings on the development when completed. It was designed by Atkins Middle East, who designed most of the JLT Free Zone complex. The tower is being constructed by the Taisei Corporation of Japan in a joint venture with ACC (Arabian Construction Co.) who were awarded the contract by Nakheel Properties on 16 July 2005.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the owner of the tower, was the first to move in. The DMCC moved its corporate offices along with the Dubai Diamond Exchange to the unfinished tower on 15 November 2008. Almas Tower now houses
Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب,Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating has been often debated.
The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The locale's name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.
The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name.
Burj Al Arab was designed by architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. The
D1 (meaning Dubai Number One) is an 80-floor residential skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. D1 will feature skyrise lounge, private cinema, indoor pool, gymnasium and concierge services. D1 is adjacent to the Palazzo Versace Dubai.
The tower has a total structural height of 284 m (932 ft), but the design originally included a spire that would bring the total height to 350 m (1,150 ft). Construction of D1 is expected to be completed in 2011.
The tower is the sister of the world's tallest residential building, Q1 in Gold Coast, Australia. Although they will look similar, D1 will be structurally shorter, whilst having a taller roof height. This is because Q1 has a roof height of 275 m (902 ft) with a spire increasing the total height to 323 m (1,060 ft).
The appearance of D1 is also quite distinct from Q1. The facades of D1, designed by Innovarchi (directors Ken McBryde and Stephanie Smith) enhance the form of the tower and emphasise the sheer nature of the layered glass curtain wall. The primary facades are conceived as a series of layers to protect against the harsh environment. The timber canopy around the base, is inspired by the craft of Dhow
The Latifa Tower (also known as Maze Tower) is a 56-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 210 m (689 ft). Construction of the Latifa Tower was completed in 2011. The façade that faces Sheikh Zayed Road is designed to look like a large vertical maze.
The Al Bateen Residence & Hotel Tower is a 56-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Al Bateen Tower is expected to be completed in 2013. Client is Seba Properties, Project Manager is Morganti Inc., Consultant National Engineering Bureau and Main contractor is Commodore Contracting Co.
Daallo Airlines is an airline, headquartered in the Dubai Airport Free Zone in Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With its main base at the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, the airline operates scheduled services in East Africa and the Middle East. Daallo briefly ceased all operations in March 2010, but resumed operations later in the year.
Daallo Airlines was established in 1991, and began operations on 20 March 1991 with one Cessna aircraft. Soviet aircraft are largely used, although some Boeing and Airbus aircraft have been added, enabling the launch of direct flights between Djibouti and Paris in July 2001, and flights between Djibouti and London in October 2002.
As of early 2008, Daallo Airlines has new shareholders: Dubai World subsidiary Istithmar World Aviation. Founders and owners Mohamed Haji Abdillahi Abusita and Mohammed Ibrahim Yasin "Olaad" remain as board members. In December 2008 Terry Fox, previously Director of Operations was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Daallo Airlines currently has 110 employees (at March 2007). The company maintained unbroken service on its main European route to Paris CDG and London Gatwick from Djibouti until 2009.
The Marina Torch, also known as Dubai Torch or just The Torch, is a supertall residential skyscraper at the Dubai Marina, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower became the tallest residential building in the world in 2011, surpassing Q1, in Gold Coast, Australia. The tower reaches 336.1 meters (1,105 feet) in height with 79 floors above ground.
The original design by Dubai-based architects Khatib & Alami was 74 floors, with three basement levels and a four-story podium, and had a total planned built up area of 111,832 m² (1.2 million ft²). It was to have 504 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms and four duplex apartment suites. The three basement floors and part of the podium were to hold car parking for 536 vehicles, while floors five and six were to contain a swimming pool, health club, gymnasium, cafeteria, aerobic rooms and sit-out cover seal terraces.
In April 2007, the project was running 18 months behind schedule, with the tower's foundations still under construction. The original expected completion date of June 2008 had been extended to late 2009, with the further extension into 2011. The Marina Torch was opened in May 2011.
Wafi City is a mixed-use development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The complex includes a mall, hotel, restaurants, residences, and a nightclub. The "city" is styled after Ancient Egypt. This themed environment includes columns reminiscent of Karnak, small pyramids, and images of pharaohs. All the walls are the color of the light brown stone that can be found on all structures in Ancient Egypt.
The main feature of Wafi City is the mall, called Wafi Mall. Opened in 2001, the mall includes over 200 stores, and has a small 80,000 square metre (861,113 square foot) theme park called Encounter Zone. The owners which are famous enough, is known by his last name "Adat". malll
In November 2007, Raffles opened its first property in the Middle East. Raffles Dubai is a 5-star hotel in a pyramidal shape that contains 248 rooms on 18 floors. The standard room sizes, 70 square metres (753.5 square feet), are the largest in Dubai.
The Pyramids is a complex that contains several restaurants, cafés, and spas, including Cleopatra's Spa and Pharaoh's Club.
Wafi Residence is a residential complex that opened in July 1995. Residents have full membership to the spas in the Pyramids.
The Bonnington Tower is a 41-floor tower part of the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 150 m (491 ft). Construction of The Bonnington Tower is expected to be completed in 2008.
The Marina Pinnacle is a 73-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 280 m (853 ft). Construction of the Marina Pinnacle has been completed in 2011. It became one of the tallest residential buildings around the World.
The tower topped out in December, 2010 with 96% completion and became 19th tallest building in Dubai. Handover process is started in July 2011 and it is still in progress. The tower offers 10 high speed elevators, a main lobby, parking space for all residents, an health club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi, two fitness centers.
The Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower is a supertall residential skyscraper that is topped out in 2010 along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Construction was stopped between November 2006 and May 2007 because the developer fired the main contractor (Al Fara'a Contracting), however it has now resumed construction with Naresco Contracting Co as the main contractor. The tower will rise to 342 meters (1122 feet) and have 76 floors when it is completed.
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Nakheel Tower (Arabic: برج نخيل) was a proposed skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by developer Nakheel. The project was previously called Al Burj (Arabic: البرج "The Tower").
In January 2009, it was announced that the project was put on hold due to financial problems. As a result of the Dubai World 2009 debt standstill, Nakheel Group's financial problems increased considerably and the tower was consequently cancelled in December 2009.
Nakheel was in talks with several potential contractors which include South Korea's Samsung C&T (who also built Burj Khalifa), Japanese Shimizu Corporation and Australian Grocon. WSP is Lead Consultant for the structure, heading a consortium that includes LERA of New York and VDM of Australia, and working with architects Woods Bagot. The proposed tower would have been 1,400 m (4,600 ft) tall.
The tower was proposed in 2003 as the centrepiece of Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's largest man-made islands. It was to be named "The Pinnacle" and rise from the centre of a canal on the trunk of the island. The height was to be 750 m (2,460 ft) and the building was to consist of 120 floors of luxury apartments. It was replaced by the Trump
The Al Yaqoub Tower is a 330 m (1,080 ft) tall skyscraper under construction along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower topped out in 2010, with the expected completion in 2011. It will have 72 floors. On completion, the building will become the second tallest clock tower in the world behind Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower, although surpassing the NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building in Tokyo, Japan.
Emirates (Arabic: طَيَران الإمارات DMG: Ṭayarān al-Imārāt) is an airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,500 flights per week, from its hub at Terminal 3, to 122 cities in 74 countries across six continents. The company also operates four of the world's ten longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston. Emirates is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 50,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.
During the mid-1980s, Gulf Air began to cut back its services to Dubai. As a result Emirates was conceived in March 1985 with backing from Dubai's royal family, whose Dubai Royal Air Wing provided two of the airline's first aircraft. It was required to operate independent of government subsidies, apart from $10 million in start-up capital. The airline became headed by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the airline's present chairman. In the years following its founding, the
The Goldcrest Executive is a 40-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 165 m (541 ft). Construction of the Goldcrest Executive was completed in 2008.
The Goldcrest Views 2 is a 39-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 146 m (480 ft). Construction of the Goldcrest Views 2 is complete with the tower topping out in 2009. It was built by Al Meraikhi General Contracting Est..
The Rolex Tower is a 59-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 235 m (771 ft). Construction of the Rolex Tower was completed in 2010; the tower's inauguration was 7 November 2010.
The Rose Tower, also known as Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, is a 72-storey, 333 m (1,093 ft) hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was the world's tallest hotel. The tower was originally to be 380 m (1,250 ft), but design modification reduced it to 333 m (1,093 ft). Construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2007. On 24 October 2006, the building reached its full height with the addition of the spire. By total height with spire the hotel surpassed the nearby 321 m (1,053 ft) Burj Al Arab. Although the building and its inner furnishings were in place in 2007, it did not open until December 23, 2009.
Rose Rayhaan Rotana is one of the first major hotel brands to open in Dubai as alcohol-free. The hotel has two restaurants and a 24-hour coffee shop. Bonyan International Investment Group is the developer and invested $180 million. The building was officially completed with 482 rooms, suites and penthouses. The Rose Tower officially opened on 23 December 2009.
The Sulafa Tower is a 75-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 285 m (935 ft). Construction of the Sulafa Tower, which Turkish conglomerate TAV has undertaken, was completed in 2010.
The Tiara United Towers is a pair of two 61-floor towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Each tower is to have a total structural height of 225 m (738 ft). Construction of the Tiara United Towers was scheduled to be completed in 2009 but construction was not complete as of January 2011.
The Time Place is a 35-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m (518 ft). Construction of Time Place was completed in early 2008.
Al Garhoud Bridge (In Arabic: جسر القرهود) is one of four road bridges over Dubai Creek, and one of five crossing, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al Garhoud Bridge forms the eastern end of the road toll (called Salik) that went into effect on 1 July 2007. Since the beginning of Salik, Al Garhoud Bridge has seen low amounts of traffic for Dubai.
The old Al Garhoud Bridge was the second bridge constructed that crossed the Creek, after Al Maktoum Bridge. The bridge opened in 1976. In 2007, nearly 9,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every hour at peak flow. It has been the cause of huge traffic jams in Dubai. The main reason for this was the number of roads that fed into the bridge. On the Bur Dubai-bound lanes, seven lanes (from three different roads) convergeed into three lanes. For the Deira-bound lanes, five lanes converged into three lanes. Also, the bridge had to be closed to allow large boats to pass under it. The bridge had a total of 6 lanes: 3 lanes in each direction.
To solve the major traffic problems caused by the old bridge, a replacement was constructed in 2008. The bridge, which cost 415 million dirhams, is meant to add more lanes of road that cross Dubai Creek. The new
AMEinfo.com is a provider of online business information in and about the Middle East region. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1993, AMEinfo.com offers both English and Arabic current information in daily news wires, editorial columns, special feature articles, reports, video and radio features, including detailed business directory information and event listings.
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News and information: AMEinfo.com currently carries over 350,000 news articles in English and Arabic from fourteen countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Special reports and country guides provide in-depth information.
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The Anantara Towers is a group of three towers in Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The three towers are Anantara Hotel, Jumeirah Lake Apartments, and Jumeirah Lake Offices. Anantara Hotel is the tallest of the three with 45 floors, standing at 234 metres (768 feet). The other two towers have a height of 219 metres (719 ft), with 40 floors. Although construction has begun, they are currently on-hold due to a change of contractor. They were scheduled to be completed in 2008.
The AU Tower is a 35-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 158 m (517 ft). Construction of the AU Tower was completed in 2009
The "AU" in AU Tower is the abbreviation for the Latin Word Aurum, which means gold. The exterior of this building will be gold-coloured.
The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is a telecommunications company in the United Arab Emirates. Although Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company is its legal name, it was commercially rebranded as du in February 2006. The company, has invested AED 1.7 billion in 2011 and has a total of 4,993,600 active mobile subscribers, 623,7000 fixed-line telephony subscribers and 127,000 broadband internet subscribers. The company has no plans to expand beyond its home market in the U.A.E.
EITC is 40 percent owned by the UAE federal government, 20% by Mubadala Development Company, 20% by TECOM Investments and 20% by public shareholders. It is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name du.
du offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses, and carrier services for businesses.
On February 11, 2007, du launched its own mobile service with call tariffs almost identical to those of Etisalat, thus eliminating any possibility of price competition between the two providers. Subscribers to du mobile services can be identified by the dialing prefix 055.
The UAE telecom market is
The Emirates Towers (Arabic: أبراج الإمارات) complex contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 23 and 47 tallest buildings in the world. The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-storey retail complex known as "The Boulevard". The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai.
A curiosity of the design is that the towers have a similar number of floors; the taller office tower actually contains 54 floors, while the hotel tower contains 56 floors. This is because the individual floor heights of the office tower are greater than that of the hotel.
The Emirates Towers complex is set in over 570,000 m² (42 acres) of gardens, with lakes, waterfalls and public seating areas. There is parking space for up to 1,800 cars.
The Etisalat Tower 1 (known as Etisalat Tower until Etisalat Tower 2 began construction) is a 17-floor tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 100 m (328 ft). Upon completion in 1992, Etisalat Tower was the fourth-tallest building in Dubai. The building houses Etisalat's Dubai head office.
HHHR Tower is a supertall skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The construction of the 72-floor, 317 m (1,040 ft) building started in 2006 and was completed in 2010. Designed by architect Al Hashemi, the building is residential, and its side usages are as commercial. HHHR tower is the second tallest residential building in Dubai, and fourth tallest residential building in the world, behind The Marina Torch, and Q1 tower which stands 348 m (1,142 ft) and 323 m (1,060 ft) respectively. The tower comprises 454 residential apartments.
The building was built by a joint venture between Al Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Co., from the UAE and Hip Hing Construction Co. Ltd., from Hong Kong. Another hallmark project by this team is the Masdar Project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Jupiter Airlines is an airline based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The carrier initially served domestic routes within the United Arab Emirates, but has added various key cities in the Middle East to its list of destinations. In December 2004, the airline launched a service between Dubai and Baghdad (Iraq). On February 25, 2009, Jupiter Airlines launched a service between Dubai and Mosul, Iraq. There is also a service between Dubai and Basra.
The Marina Crown is a 52-floor tower in the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 207 m (679 ft). Construction of Marina Crown was completed in 2006. The 54 floors of the building also benefits from squash court, swimming pool, gymnasium and underground parking for residents.
The Platinum Tower is a 44-floor tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 190 metres (620 ft) Construction of the Platinum Tower was expected to be completed in 2009.
Tatweer (Arabic: تطوير - Development) is a member company and subsidiary of Dubai Holding, a Dubai-based holding company set up by the government of Dubai to manage its assets and investments. Tatweer is created to manage and develop a group of Dubai Holding's companies and projects that have interest in the healthcare, energy, tourism, entertainment and industrial sectors.
Tatweer was dissolved in early 2010 and most of its assets were transferred to TECOM Investments, a sister company of Tatweer also held by Dubai Holdings.
Tatweer's portfolio was divided into three categories, listed below:
The Emirates Group is a public international travel and tourism conglomerate holding company headquartered in Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Dubai International Airport. The Emirates Group comprises Dnata, an aviation services company providing ground handling services at 17 airports and Emirates Airline, the largest airline in the Middle East. Emirates Airlines flies to over 100 destinations across 6 continents, operating a fleet of over 170 wide-bodied aircraft. The airline has 170 aircraft on order worth US$ 58 billion.
The Emirates Group has a turnover of approximately US$12 billion and employs over 50,000 employees across all its 50 business units and associated firms, making it one of the biggest employers in the Middle East. The company is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.
The airline's head office is in the Emirates Group building in Al-Garhoud, Dubai. The building is located on Airport Road, across from the site of the Emirates Engineering Centre in 2004. A tunnel connects the building to Dubai International Airport. Construction on the building, worth 275 million New Zealand dollars, began in 2004.
The Vision Tower is a 60-floor tower in the Business Bay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has a total structural height of 260 m (853 ft). Construction of The Vision Tower was completed in 2011. Famous building climber Phil Mitchell climbed the length of the tower and had a celebration ceremony on the top
The Wind Towers is a complex of two towers in Jumeirah Lake Towers Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two towers, Wind Tower 1 and Wind Tower 2, both consist of 38 floors but are 139 m (454 ft) and 137 m (448 ft) respectively. The towers are under construction and are expected to be completed in 2010 or early 2011.