Monday, December 14, 2009


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Platinum Park “A World Class Destination”


Platinum Park is an integrated high-end residential and commercial development within the prestigious Kuala Lumpur City Centre. With seven towers, namely two super condominium towers, a serviced apartment, a five star hotel and three Grade A office towers and a “necklace” of niche retail outlets within the development, it is destined to become an iconic development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Platinum Park will also feature a 1.5 acre central landscaped park at the heart of the development.

The first tower, a 50 storey known as “Menara Felda” was sold to FELDA in January 2008. The substructure is completed and now work has begun on the construction of the super-structure. Another 50 storey office tower was sold to the NAZA Group of companies whilst the adjacent 38 storey was sold to another institutional buyer. Substructure works for both towers have also commenced. The overall Platinum Park development is expected to be completed in 2018

Some features of Platinum Park KLCC:

  • High-end integrated residential & commercial development in KLCC
  • RM4.1-billion developments (U$ 1.2 Billion)
  • 9.1 acres
  • Completion for whole project on 2018
  • 3 condominium towers
  • 3 grade-A office blocks
    • 50-storey office tower – Menara Felda (Federal Land Development Authority)
    • 30-storey office building (Government-linked Company, to be confirmed)
    • 50-storey office tower – Naza Tower (Naza Group of companies)
  • 1 five-star hotel / serviced apartment tower
  • 1.5-acre landscaped park

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Friday, August 7, 2009

51st International Quran Competition Opens in Malaysia

PENUTUP-MTQ-ABNGSA-6The 51st edition of international Quran competition kicked off last night, 5 August 2009, at Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to IQNA, the opening ceremony of the competition attended by 82 Quran reciters from various countries and a number of Malaysian Muslims as well as the ones interested in Quran recitation. The program started at 8 pm local time with the arrival of honored guests and dignitaries, followed by the arrival of the prime minister of Malaysia at 8.40 pm.

Governors and Raja and Sultans of the various states of Malaysia were the other guests took presence at the ceremony at 8.45 pm. His majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty the Raja Pemaisuri Agong, king and queen of the country arrived the meeting at 8.50 after which the national anthem was played and a do’a was recited as the beginning parts of the ceremony.

The guest qari, the top-ranked reciter of the contests held in 2006, recited some verses of Quran and this part followed by introduction session through which the king and queen shaked hands with quran reciters. Chairman of the main committee of the Quran assembly presented his speech before the royal address by the king who declared the official opening of the 1430H/ 2009 51sth Quran recital assembly.

Two national singing groups of Malaysia performed beautiful songs on the characteristics of God, and Quran as the word of God and the message of the holy prophet of Islam. The ceremony continued with Quran recitations by three reciters from Yemen, the West Timor and Kuwait, from among them the second reciter attended in women category, who recited some verses from surahs Bagharah, Tawbah and A’raf respectively.

Source from : International Quran News Agency 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

IT Architect Regional Conference 2009


Date : 16 & 17th July 2009

Venue : The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The IASA IT Architect Regional Conference is the largest event in the region to address the pressing needs of IT architects today. The theme of the conference, Enterprise Innovation through Architecture Resilience, is targeted at architects of all levels who are interested in walking out of every session with a new capability.  The conference will carry forward the success of the IASA Architect Skills Library, which delivered over 600 pages of material on architect skills from IT architects all over the world. This conference consists of 3 interesting & relevant industrial tracks and will be delivered by international and regional speakers.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

6th International Conference of IT in Asia ‘09


The International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA) is an international forum run by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The conference reflects the increasing focus on issues concerned with ICTs in developing countries. The main aim of the conference is to examine the continuing roles of ICTs within the prevailing challenges of development faced by the region and to investigate how the technology can be adapted to improve local needs as well as to bring technology within reach of the communities.

CITA covers various areas such as data mining, high performance computing, image processing, distributed computing, language technology, wired and wireless technologies. Researchers and industry practitioners in these fields are invited to participate, to share and collaborate research works with experts in this conference.

It is generally acknowledged that the advancement of technologies has improved the quality of life of people all over the world. These technologies enable pervasive access for everyone with ubiquitous devices to ensure a connected global world. However, current technological solutions, no matter how advanced, by themselves are not enough without taking into account the people that use them. This lag is largely due to the fact that human cognitive ability is still not fully understood. While computational capabilities are able to process extra-ordinary volumes of information and solve problems of high complexity, there is a need for these technologies to align and accommodate these limited human cognitive abilities. For example, technologies should be developed to target and address specific cognitive limitations in order to improve human performance. Hence, there is a need to understand how people and technology synergise in a cooperative partnership; a holistic alliance that enhances human potential. These solutions will also need to be embedded into the work and home environment to support human capabilities in a non-intrusive manner.

For more information, please visit : CITA Official Site

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saudi Landbridge Project, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Landbridge Project is a part of the Saudi Railways Organization's railway expansion programme. The project is one of the biggest in the region with an estimated investment of $7bn, and involves construction of 950km of new line between Riyadh and Jeddah and another 115km track between Dammam and Jubail.

SL-1 It also involves upgrading of the existing link between Riyadh and Dammam. The Landbridge will be the first rail link between the Red Sea and the Gulf and is expected to be completed by 2010.

The Landbridge project is being built on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) system and is expected to have a significant impact on the transport potential of the country. It will allow freight of cargo imported from East Asian countries via King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, and from Europe and North America via Jeddah Islamic Port. This would result in more transit cargo and savings in regional freight economy.

Jebel Ali Airport City (Al Maktoum International Airport)

DUBAI will have yet another superlative. This time the world's largest airport, Jebel Ali International Airport (JXB). To be built at a cost of Dhs30 billion, the airport could handle 120 million passengers a year. That will relegate the present topper, London's Heathrow with a throughput of 83.5 million, to the second rank.

Once completed, JXB will be the combined size of Heathrow and Chicago's O'Hare. Again, it will be ten times bigger than Dubai International Airport. The Department of Civil Aviation of the government of Dubai on Monday launched Jebel Ali Airport City (JAAC), a 140 square kilometre development. Central to the JAAC project is JXB.
Announcing the project at the ongoing Dubai air show, Dubai Civil Aviation Director for Engineering and Projects Khalifa Al Zaffin said the project is designed to serve Dubai's passenger and cargo air transportation needs until 2050 and beyond. It will have at least six parallel runways and as many concourses capable of handling more than 120 million passengers and more than 12 million tonnes of cargo per year.


The project will be completed in phases, and the first aircraft will land in the first quarter of 2007 on completion of phase one. The project will be financed through internal resources and consortium banking.
The other Jebel Ali Airport City developments include Commercial City, Aviation City, Residential City, a Golf Resort, a Science and Technology Park and Exhibition City.
The Commercial City, the financial and business heart of the project, will house up to 850 towers ranging from 50 to 300 metres in height.

Danga Bay, Johor Malaysia

As an oasis along the coast of Johor Bahru, Danga Bay is one of the must visit sites in the South.


The name Danga Bay is synonymous with luxury, high standards and exclusivity. This prime waterfront city offers an integrated and futuristic lifestyle for the whole family with a wide range of attractions.

Spread over 350 acres of land with 25km of waterfront shoreline, this development is set to be a self contained city within a city.

The development comprises five parcels, Parcel A, B, C, D and E. Each parcel has it own distinct style to reflect the development intent. These parcels will be constructed in phases.


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Nusajaya Malaysia



Nusajaya is a key driver of the Iskandar Malaysia (IM), an emerging economic zone in South Johor, Malaysia. Designed to be Asia’s foremost integrated city, Nusajaya is about the convergence of diverse developments on a scale and diversity that has never before been attempted in Malaysia, and is positioned to be the largest and premier fully-integrated urban development in South East Asia. The city is located at the south-western tip of Peninsular Malaysia and is strategically situated in close proximity to Singapore with Singapore’s Central Business District a mere 24km away.

The principal thrust of Nusajaya’s development strategy is to offer the global business and residential markets a sustainable and well-planned community set against a backdrop of landscaped parks and gardens complete with water features and a backdrop of Malaysia’s natural beauty. This iconic, integrated development is propelled by nation-building aspirations, commercial vigor and commitment to stakeholder value enhancement.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yas Marina Circuit


Innovation. Beauty. Comfort. Whether a driver, a racing team or a spectator, Yas Marina Circuit has been designed to produce an unforgettable experience.
Inspired by the culture and values of Abu Dhabi combined with cutting-edge innovation and luxury features, it is a truly unique place.
Yas Marina Circuit is the perfect combination of style and function. The Formula 1™ track (see map reference 01) is 5.55km long. This track can be split in to smaller tracks at 3.1km and 2.4 km each which can operate simultaneously where desired.
Approximately 50,000 spectators can view the action on the circuit from the comfort of permanent, covered grandstands and VIP facilities. Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world where all of the grandstands are covered.


The Main Entrance (02) brings visitors into the heart of the circuit, passing the Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management building (03) before going under the track to the area behind the Main Grandstand (04) which accommodates almost 7000 spectators opposite the Pit Building (05). The Pit Building has 40 garages for teams and officials and is surmounted by exclusive hospitality facilities. The Team Buildings, which house racing team staff and drivers, are immediately behind while the circuit Medical Centre (12) is at the western end.

image Patrons enjoying the spectacular view from the West Grandstand (07) will be part of another world first: the run-off for cars which fail to negotiate the tight turn at the end of the long straight passes directly underneath them.

In fact every seat on the circuit has a very special view. Spectators in the North Grandstand (15) will enjoy an arena atmosphere at the hairpin, while those in the South Grandstand (09) have one of the greatest panoramas in motorsport, looking out over the 500 room, 5-star The Yas Hotel (11), the Marina itself and the Yacht Club (10). The seating on top of the Support Pit Building (08) will not only allow spectators to see the support race action up close but take in a broad sweep of the circuit including critical turns around the Marina.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MIHAS 2009 (6-10 May 2009)

image Respected as a modern, peaceful and prosperous Islamic country especially among OIC member countries, Malaysia has the added advantage of championing the halal cause. Malaysia’s central position in Asia makes it an ideal trading platform to draw the world’s halal players in facilitating the sourcing and selling of global quality halal products through THE 6th INTERNATIONAL HALAL SHOWCASE (MIHAS).

This trade fair was pioneered in 2004 and congregates the largest annual gathering of halal industry players and entrepreneurs in the effort to ease the sourcing and selling of global quality halal consumables, products and services. It embraces the halal concept in all its dimensions from pharmaceuticals and herbal products, cosmetics and health care to Islamic investment, banking and takaful.

image As an international trade fair focused on halal, MIHAS attracts a following of loyal visitors and exhibitors. MIHAS 2008 saw the active participation of 507 exhibitors from 25 countries and attracted a total of 41,862 visitors from 69 countries. Over 55% of these visitors are trade buyers and the who’s who in the food and beverage industry from the ASEAN countries.

Every year, MIHAS hosts over 500 buyers and matches them with participants of MIHAS from Malaysia. During MIHAS 2008, this programme resulted in immediate sales of over RM185.3 million with over RM2.02 billion under negotiation.

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Bahrain World Trade Center Activates Wind Turbines

bwtc_logo You may remember that about a year ago we brought you news of the Bahrain World Trade Center, which was designed to have three giant turbines provide power to the building. Well, this past Tuesday, the project was finally completed, with the final testing and installation of the enormous wind turbines which power the building. This week, Bahrain WTC has, for the first time, activated all three 29m-diameter turbines at the same time!


It may not sound like much, but for such a high profile project, this represents a huge step. When we first brought you news of the project, the turbines had just been installed. And for the past year, all have slowly been tested and balanced, to ensure that they were working properly. But as of now, the project team can lay claim to having successfully incorporated a technology which had never been proven on a building, and certainly not at this scale. The three wind turbines are expected to provide around 10-15% of the power for both towers, representing about 3.5% of the total cost of the project.bahrain3


“Having all three turbines spinning simultaneously represents an historic achievement for this landmark project and Atkins is excited to have been a major player in turning the original idea into reality” said Simha LytheRao Senior Project Manager for Atkins, designers for the project.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Arabian Travel Market 2009


Arabian Travel Market is the industry´s leading travel and tourism exhibition dedicated to unlocking the business potential within the Middle East region. Uniting key market players from six continents, Arabian Travel Market is four days of intensive meetings, seminars, press conferences and social networking opportunities.

Arabian Travel Market is the ideal exhibition for you to unlock your business potential within the Middle East and pan Arab Region. The event gives you the opportunity to:

Do business with the largest audience of travel professionals -
Over 14,000 attended Arabian Travel Market in 2008.

Meet the most qualified buyers face to face - In 2008, 62% of visitors to Arabian Travel Market had purchasing power.

Build new relationships - The four day event gives you the opportunity to build new relationships with potential clients and meet with existing clients.

Increase your company profile -
Arabian Travel Market offers numerous sponsorship opportunities to raise your organisation's profile prior to and whilst at the event. Contact your Account Manager to find out more.
Arabian Travel Market is more than just an exhibition - Be part of the huge international pre-show marketing and PR campaign.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Khalifa City Development

The project, developed in Khalifa City, near Abu Dhabi, was founded on the plan mooted by an international urban planning taskforce, which has two key objectives: to create a comprehensive urban plan to guide the evolution of the city into 2030, and to make recommendations regarding the most effective regulatory and imageinstitutional framework to manage the urban development of the city.
The new capital will be a contemporary Arab city reflecting a sustainable economy, rather than uncontrolled growth. The city will respect, be scaled to, and shaped by the natural environment of sensitive coastal and desert ecosystems. In addition, its urban fabric and community infrastructure will enable the social and cultural values of its future inhabitants.
As for the current increase in the residential and office rents that has put great pressure on family budgets and further caused an increase in the pricing of various products, Al Ahbabi added: “The increase in rents is mainly attributed to large sums of money entering the investment market in the form of institutions and companies after they were lying in banks. As a result of the developments in the private sector and the encouraging regulations in the recent years, these sums were taken out of banks and invested in various activities, which led to an increase in the demand for residential units. Although there were new buildings under construction, they did not meet the demand, especially considering that the percentage of demand is constantly higher, while the new buildings need time to be completed. The average time needed for a building under construction to be completed can be as long as two years, which represents a long gap between supply and demand, and it raises prices.”

Mediterranean Investment Forum "Med Invest 2009"


The Mediterranean Investment Forum "Med Invest 2009" was held in the The InterContinental Dubai Festival City on 26 - 29 March, 2009; under the patronage of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, and with attendance of more than 500 business leaders and representatives of investment funds from Europe, the Mediterranean and the Arab World. Attending the inauguration was the country's Tourism Minister Elie Marouni as well as a number of envoys to Lebanon.

Also attending was former Minister of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait Yousif Al-Zalzala. Chairman of the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group Raouf Abu Zaki, said that the Arab Economic, Development and Social Summit recently held in Kuwait helped issue a number of strategic decisions that aid Arab economic cooperation, including the unified Arab customs' agreement which begins as of 2010 to be implemented wholly in 2015. Abu Zaki underlined the need for increased Mediterranean-Euro-Arab cooperation in light of today's dire state of the global economy.

Med Invest 2009 organized by BusinessMed, BusinessEurope and Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, proposes to provide the three following ingredients: Investment needs confidence: Projects of emerging countries, technology: Technology of the European Union and finance: Financing of the Gulf.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Digital Marketing conference ‘09


The Conference will share the latest methods and techniques for results driven marketers.

  • Discover trends in social media which will impact your multi channeled marketing mix. Evaluate how to benefit from online behavioural change to drive your revenues.
  • Learn the latest techniques in SEO, SEM and how to use both in partnership to feed traffic to your website. Stay ahead of your competition by understanding how to rank above the fold.
  • Optimise your digital marketing strategy and maximise your budget by developing the right strategy and selecting the right tools.

As consumers become increasingly influenced by online activity, digital savy marketers are maximising ROI and winning market share. Join the experts to identify methods which drive results and stay ahead of your competition.

2009 highlights include

  • Focused debates with international and regional leaders, providing you with an open forum to discuss which web 2.0 applications are proven to be effective for delivering leads, subscriptions and ROI.
  • Case studies with in depth examples of how to develop positive feedback loops delivering quantifiable results for informed decision making.
  • Middle East insights providing you with the latest data to adapt your campaigns to improve your bottom line.

Source : AMEInfo

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is situated at the golden area of Kuala Lumpur city center, adjacent to the landmark of this city – Petronas Twin Tower. KLCC has become the major venue for various national conventions and exhibitions held at KL. Apart from various wireless facilities, 3G telecommunication system and digital visual-audio equipment which it boasts of, KLCC has an auditorium that can host a total of 3000 people, a 500-seat theater, a9710-sqm exhibition area, a luxurious lobby, a conference room that can host 1800 people, an elegant banquet hall, 20 spacious meeting rooms with a total area of 1922 sq m.

This convention centre is the Best Convention Centre in Asia 2008.

CIQ – Customs, Immigration & Quarantine Complex, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


A Malaysian national project involving the construction of the Johor Bahru main railway station and a new customs, immigration and quarantine complex – CIQ is located at the Malaysia-Singapore Border. The station and complex will become the main transportation hub of Johor Bahru and southern Peninsular Malaysia.

Project Status : Completed

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilization Park)


Acclaimed as the first and only Islamic Civilization Park, Taman Tamadun Islam houses century old and modern age Islamic architecture and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on a 33.01 ha site, the park  is built on Wan Man island by the main Terengganu River, the park itself are an impressive architecture masterpiece. Taman Tamadun Islam is set to become one of the most distinguished and unique tourist attractions in Malaysia and indeed in the world.


Taman Tamadun Islam is a showcase of Islamic Civilization in the form of architectural wonder. There are 21 scaled replicas of historic Islamic monuments located on the Monument Park.  The main centrepiece features a floating Crystal Glass Mosque. The park also has among others the best in east coast convention centre, a custom made port of entry and a commercial complex.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Malaysia financial regulatory system sound: Stiglitz

ECONOMIC don, Joseph Stiglitz today praised Malaysia for its sound regulatory framework that had protected its financial system in difficult times and suggested that it should give technical assistance to the United States and some European countries.
He said some developing countries have better financial regulatory framework compared with the developed nations.
“Malaysia and India did a much better job than the US. They should give technical assistance to US and some European countries as they understand good banking much better,” he told reporters on the sideline of Bank Negara Malaysia High Level Conference 2009 in Kuala Lumpur.
However, he expects Malaysia to be affected by the current financial crisis due to its export dependency.

He said many developing countries were export-based and Malaysia was one of the most successful.
“But global trade is now contracting faster than global GDP and export dependent economies are expected to receive some of the whiplash.” — Bernama

Monday, February 9, 2009

Muscat Festival 2009 مهرجان مسقط



Muscat Festival is a way of exchanging culture through:

  • Oman Heritage: Traditional Folk Art & Traditional Handicrafts
  • Handicrafts & Traditional & International Arts
  • Kids' & Family Programmes
  • Sports & Entertainment

From the onset of their first outing in 1998, all participants have endeavoured to make it a successful and culture-filled event that everyone wanted to go to and enjoy. Throughout its past 9

incarnations, Muscat Festival has strived to offer an exhibition filled with Omani heritage like arts, handicrafts, and traditions. Moreover, it presented a venue for the self-promotion of nations and various cultures.

International Participants

The "International Handicraft Souqs" in Muscat Festival are a place where many Arab and foreign countries who have consistently fallen under the spell of Muscat each year. For this reason, they enter Muscat Festival where they exhibit their rich heritage of handicrafts and folk arts.
It's one global village.

Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia


Jazan Economic City (JEC) is a Mega Project being developed by MMC (Malaysia company) and Saudi Binladen Group. The City will be built in the Province of Jazan which lies in the south west section of Saudi Arabia. Jazan has a population of approximately 1.2 million and covers an area of 40,000 sq km. It is ideally situated on the southern Red Sea Coast with a coastline of almost 300 km and in close proximity to the main east and west sea trade routes to Europe, the Far East and the Arabian Gulf.
According to JEC's developers: 'JEC will be wholly dedicated to pioneering further development of Saudi Arabia’s economy and her people. The proposed city of the future offers a timely opportunity to nurture non-oil based industries and to build and expand on new industries relevant to the Kingdom’s needs and aspirations.'

The Province of Jazan lies in the south west section of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of approximately 1.2 million and covers an area of 40,000 sq km including some 5,000 villages and cities within the neighboring provinces such as Najran & Assir, comprising 1/3 of the population of Saudi Arabia.

Its major city, Jizan, is home to the Port of Jizan, Saudi Arabia’s third most important port on the Red Sea.

It is ideally situated on the southern Red Sea coast with a coastline of almost 300 km and in close proximity to the main east and west sea trade routes to Europe, the Far East and the Arabian Gulf.

The Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia’s first protected wildlife area, is home to the endangered Arabia gazelle and, in winter, receives migratory birds from Europe.

Its plains are noted for the production of coffee beans and grain crops, like barley mellet and wheat; and fruits, such as apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes, papayas, plums and citrus varieties.

Villamar At The Harbour, Bahrain


I have no doubt that the best place to live in Bahrain will be Villamar, located at the spectacular Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. This $650Million Mega Residential Project being developed by Gulf Holding is one of the most exquisite residential developments I have seen anywhere in The Gulf! It is on par with the best being offered in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

"We are extremely pleased with the launch of Villamar at the Harbour, the first residential development within BFH and therefore a milestone achievement. We congratulate Gulf Holding Company for delivering such a stunning world-class residential product within the overall design philosophy of BFH," said Mr. Esam Janahi, Chairman of Bahrain Financial Harbour.

Located on a site of over 32,000 square meters, Villamar will contain 2 different residential offerings:

> The Glass Towers. Three towers from 47 to 57 floors that, like all of Bahrain Financial Harbour, look like something from 200 years in the future! The towers have a gentle twist to them and are completely covered in blue-green glass to reflect the natural colors of Manama Bay. The towers face the sea to provide wonderful views for residents.
> The Floating Villas. These stunning villas make up the perimeter of the development. The villas rest on elevated towers 4 storeys high and have been designed to be "Villas In The Sky." These unique floating four and five bedroom residences feature double-height living spaces, balconies, and terraces with superb views of the boardwalk and the sea.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nakheel's Communities Coming Together



Nakheel, Dubai’s master developer, today released details of progress at its communities at the heart of ‘New Dubai’ – Al Furjan, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Park. In this year alone, thousands of families will move into new homes across the developments.At Jumeirah Village, the handover of villas and town houses is underway, with the delivery of 2,200 homes phased for release throughout the year. Twenty-four ultra-luxury villas at Jumeirah Island Mansions are set for handover this spring, adding to this already vibrant community that has become one of the most sought-after residential locations in Dubai.


Jumeirah Park is also on track, with homeowners set to take up occupancy later this year. Ninety per cent of infrastructure works are complete across the development, with villa construction 30 per cent finalised. At family-focused Al Furjan, 14 show villas are open for viewing, with handover of the first properties on schedule for late 2010.Nakheel’s Chief Executive, Chris O’Donnell said:
“At Nakheel, we have made a firm commitment to Dubai, and to our homebuyers. While we are committed to fulfilling the long-term and sustainable approach to support the growth and development of this Emirate, we are equally focused on delivering new homes and communities here and now.“Nakheel developments will become home for half of Dubai’s population over the next 20 years. Is it an enormous vision on an unprecedented scale; but it’s a vision that we are delivering, and our New Dubai communities are fundamental to that.”In New Dubai - as in all of its developments - Nakheel is committed to delivering quality, creative communities, and sustainable lifestyles.

At Al Furjan, planning and architectural principles create a convenient, accessible, family-focused development that fosters a strong sense of community. Innovative design details are incorporated into every aspect of the development - from neighbourhood planning to the creative use of open spaces. The open interiors of Al Furjan homes cater to Arabic, Asian and Western tastes.Jumeirah Village will be a thriving balanced community at the very centre of Dubai with an estimated population of approximately 300,000 by 2013. Spread across 811 hectares, it is designed with families in mind, with pedestrian-friendly walkways to gardens, and streets surrounded by trees with carefully planned recreational facilities.The combination of Jumeirah Islands’ excellent location, luxury villas and innovative landscaping have made it one of Dubai’s most attractive communities and with the ongoing addition of new facilities and amenities for residents.Jumeirah Park is a family orientated community ideally located close to Palm Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Mall, Media and Internet Cities and a selection of 5-star hotels along Jumeirah Beach Road. The development will feature extensive landscaped areas, lush parks and eco-friendly green spaces promoting an outdoor lifestyle.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Arch Bridge

Built either the ‘most expensive’, ‘the first’, ‘the highest’, or ‘the only’ structure. Now, in 2012, it will also become home to the largest and tallest……… arch bridge.

Artificial islands in the shape of the world, a 7 Star hotel, a real life Jurassic Park, if any real city on our planet can claim the leading spot in creating the urban landscape of the future, it’s probably Dubai.
Construction is set to begin next month and by 2012 you can zoom past on this “world’s largest bridge”. What’s more spectacular is that out there they always stick to their deadline date and unveil the most sought after structures ever.

Here’s some info on the bridge as envisioned by New York architecture firm Fxfowle:

* It’s one mile long and 670 feet tall.
* It will have 12 lanes for traffic.
* It will cost 817 million dollars.
* The design has Sheikh Mohammed’s official stamp of approval.
* The bridge will carry more than 2,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.
* A metro line will run across the middle.
* Construction begins in March, with a slated completion date of 2012.

Meydan (World's New Racing Era )

The latest Dubai megaproject, The World’s Biggest Racetrack, will have a capacity for 60,000 and a span of over half a mile. It’s an entire city built around “The Sport Of Kings”……horse racing.
The racecourse is already being hailed as the future horseracing capital of the world, given the infrastructure it plans for the industry. Unlike Ascot, Lexington or Newmarket, Meydan will in fact be an entire mixed use city development centered on the racecourse which will be the new home of the Dubai Racing Club and the Dubai World Cup.The word Meydan in Arabic describes a meeting place where people discuss, compete and achieve: an environment that encourages competition and co-operation to live side by side in harmony. It’s a man-made habitat created from scratch with lofty aspirations—”to promote excellence and fair play in sport, commerce and life”.

The landmark development is the vision of the remarkable Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and will span 76 million square feet and feature state-of-the-art dirt and turf tracks, while a world-class grandstand will boast a 55,000 to 60,000 capacity and span over half a mile.
It will feature a world-class hotel, more than 10 restaurants, the relocation of Godolphin Gallery, the home of Dubai Racing Club, a museum, as well as covered car parking for 10,000 and a 2.5 mile canal which will run from Dubai Creek to the racecourse.

The grandstand will also serve during the off-season as a major dining, business and conference facility.The target opening date is for the 2010 Dubai World Cup, and to mark its launch, the Dubai Racing Club has raised prizemoney for the showpiece race will be worth US$10 million to ensure the best horses in the world will be on hand for the opening.The racing facilities will be outstanding, but the venue has been designed to maximize entertainment all year around. It can stage conferences, concerts, functions, and carry on through the off-season. It will be a tourist attraction as well as a business community.

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