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Al Manakh is the collaborative initiative to monitor, reveal and forecast new urban developments unfolding in the Gulf region. This analysis focuses on how the Gulf’s recent pace has not only shaped its own urban centers but also releases significant effects beyond its borders...
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GULF NOTES, the week ending 28 March 2009

March 31 2009
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Ajman uptown, the emirate's first freehold project
Ajman Uptown, the emirate’s first freehold project.

… Regional real estate investor: “There is a tough summer ahead and it will be a miracle if the sector sees any surge in real estate prices by then.” In Ajman, buyers’ lack of confidence has made it impossible to appraise the value of off-plan homes….

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GCC Railroad: 24 Years of Amnesia?

March 31 2009
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GCC Railroad map: http-wwwxpress4mecomimages071031national_rail_4

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Abu Dhabi’s Estidama initiative in spotlight at major event in Jordan

March 30 2009
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An elite panel of international urban planning and sustainability experts was addressed by Mr. Salem Al Qassimi, Planning Manager - Estidama, on Abu Dhabi’s innovative sustainability approach and plans to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, while seeking to transform Abu Dhabi into the sustainable Arab Capital and a major international economic hub.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

March 26 2009
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A youtube clip from last fall pans Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, just under a year before its scheduled opening this Fall. KAUST (or sometimes Kaust) spans 36km2, 80km north of Jeddah in an old fishing village, and is costing the kingdom about $10 billion . Its founders claim KAUST will be “most independent in the world.” Reports say that faculty will call from esteemed Western universities like Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford. Though the clip doesn’t capture a busy work day, the immense scale of the project comes through.

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Gulf Notes, week ending 21 March 2009

March 26 2009
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Master Plan for Qatar’s Education City

Qatar dedicated 2.8% of its 2008 GDP to academic research, exceeding investments by the United States (2.7%) and the United Kingdom (1.8%)….

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Gulf Notes, week ending 15 March 2009

March 24 2009
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Mirage Palace, The Empty Quarter

… More than a third of the GCC’s planned hotel openings in the coming two years will take place in the UAE. Abu Dhabi’s tourism development authority (TDIC) confirmed all of its 2009 projects are on schedule, including Qasr Al Sarab (“Mirage Palace”) in the Empty Quarter (pictured) …

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