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While KAUST Takes the Spotlight, Princess Nora University is for the Masses

June 1 2011
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This week the world’s largest women’s university Princess Nora University opens (ahead of schedule) in Saudi Arabia. The Al Manakh 2 coverage addresses the potential impact of this cultural milestone in Saudi Arabia. By Joumana al Jabri

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Making Cities in Saudi Arabia: a 30-Minute Primer

January 7 2011
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Presentation by Todd Reisz at the International New Towns Institute conference. Click here.

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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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Floods in Jeddah

December 2 2009
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On the first day of the annual Hajj — as roughly two million people entered the Hejazi region for the religious visits to Meccah and Medina — Jeddah and its surroundings were hit by torrential rains. In last week’s Gulf Notes we reported that over forty people had died as a result of the flooding. That number is now above 100. [...] Our wishes of health and optimism go out to our beloved Jeddah and its citizens.

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Construction Week Saudi Arabia Conference, May 13, 2009, Jeddah

September 15 2009
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Reda Sijiny reports on a conference last May in Jeddah. A few months back, but perhaps still a relevant tell-tale on development in Jeddah.

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