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GULF NOTES, the week ending 25 July 2009

July 31 2009
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Meteorology ministries from both the UAE and Saudi Arabia claimed to have induced rain through “rain seeding.” The UAE meteorology ministry’s spokesperson: “We can’t say we created the rain. …” [read more]
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Some released designs for Basra’s new Sports City

July 28 2009
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Artificial Island Fever Reaches Lebanon

July 23 2009
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If one man gets his way, Lebanon might witness the birth of a new island off its Mediterranean coast. Made up of more than three million square meters of reclaimed land in the shape of a cedar tree, the $8.2 billion Cedar Island project would include residential, commercial, recreational, and tourism facilities.
by Khairallah Khairallah …[read more]

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GULF NOTES, the week ending 18 july 2009

July 21 2009
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Investors in the $8 billion, 20 square-kilometer project Al Salam City in Umm Al Quwain began to receive full refunds, though the developer still insisted the project would happen. … [read more]

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My City, My Metro

July 21 2009
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On 09.09.09 urban rail is scheduled to arrive in the Gulf with the opening of the Dubai Metro’s first line… [read more]

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GULF NOTES, the week ending 11 July 2009

July 12 2009
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An Italian property firm launched The Pavarotti Tower on Palm Jebel Ali, with construction expected to start in September; each floor will be dedicated to an opera performed by the deceased tenor. …[read more]

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