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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