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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 25 April 2009

April 30 2009
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… At Cityscape Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council launched its Capital City District, proposed for 370,000 residents and including seven grand boulevards representing the seven emirates. Basra’s investment commission … (read more)

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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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The Pride of Pitch: Pakistan Plays Cricket In Dubai

April 25 2009
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Last Wednesday, Dubai hosted the first series of cricket matches the Pakistani team has played since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team’s bus in Lahore last March, leaving nine people dead. (read more)

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Cityscape Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi unveils Capital City District

April 25 2009
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Upon completion, the 4,900 hectare Capital City District will serve as a second downtown for Abu Dhabi proper and will be home to 370,000 residents who will dwell in a mixed-use, sustainable environment comprising high-density transit-oriented communities and lower density Emirati neighborhoods

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GULF NOTES, the week ending 18 April 2009

April 24 2009
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17th-Century Portuguese fort on Iran’s coast.
… Iran and Portugal agreed to restore Portuguese castles and forts along Iran’s coast. Promoters of Hilla, Iraq, offered tourists Saddam Hussein’s palace bedroom for $220 per night….

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GULF NOTES, the week ending 11 April 2009

April 17 2009
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Jumeirah Village
…Master developer Nakheel readies to launch 8,000 new units at its mid-income development Jumeirah Village… (read more in this week’s notes) image courtesy Nakheel.

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