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Al Manakh 2 Launches in Abu Dhabi : May 13

May 10 2010
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Al Manakh Launch in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai’s crisis and Jeddah’s disaster!

December 9 2009
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An article from today’s Emarat Al Youm. We’ve translated it here for our readers who don’t read Arabic:
by Rashid Mohammad Al-Fozan
translation by Sandra Bsat
photo credit: Mohammed Al Sharif (alsharif at flickr.com)

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We are All Emirates

November 12 2009
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UAE papers reported the launching today of a new media campaign and its logo: “We are all emirates.” Fitting well with Sheikh Mohammed’s recent speech in which he countered the opinion that there are feuds between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the campaign aims to show that unity is a means of showing an exit from the financial crisis.

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Cityscape turns to ‘reflection’, not promotion

September 30 2009
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“Dubai’s top property exhibition, once the stage where multibillion-dollar developments were announced, will be a smaller and more reflective affair this year as the cash-strapped industry licks its wounds.”
photo: Cityscape Dubai, 2008

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Marmooka City, Ajman

August 5 2009
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Marmooka City, a proposed city for the Emirate of Ajman, UAE. The emirate has been the focus of recent discussions about the region’s lack of regulatory systems for development. According to Construction Week, the project has been downsized — from 260 towers to 20.

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Cityscape Abu Dhabi Review

April 27 2009
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Last week’s Cityscape Abu Dhabi was the first significant real estate show in the UAE since crisis was considered a force to be reckoned with in the Gulf economic landscape. (read more)

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