Dubai Festival City on target to open 'Retail Resort'
“…Dubai Festival City, the Middle East's largest, privately-funded, mixed-use development transforming the upper reaches of the historic Creek, has set out detailed plans to create an 'urban retail resort' to over 50 managers for some of the world's leading brands…”
Dubai Internet City
“…Dubai Internet City is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent, and Africa to the CIS countries, covering 2 billion people with GDP $ 6.7 trillion…”
Global Village gets off the ground
“…Marwan Al Qamzi, head of procurement and contracts, Nakheel, said: “The progress of land reclamation is remarkable. We have already placed more than half the total material used to create the land mass of The Palm, Jumeirah. We expect to connect the reclaimed land to the Dubai shoreline shortly. This really is a monumental development and a true feat of engineering…”
Dubai: Real estate paradise?
“…Among the most impressive projects are The Palm Jumeirah and The Palm 2 Jebel Ali, two gigantic, man-made islands in the sea in the shape of two palm trees. The eight-year Dubai Marina project will see the construction of the largest master-planned waterfront in the world at a cost of around ? 10 billion. The residential towers around the marina will contain accommodation for 60,000 people, while 600 villas are planned in the Emirates Hills, along with a host of other ambitious projects…”
Secretive Dubai Developer Hopes To Break Height Record
“...Designers purposely shaped the structural concrete Burj Dubai–a fat "Y" in plan with a stepped-back profile–to "dramatically" reduce forces on the tower, keep the structure simple and foster constructibility, says structural engineer William F. Baker, partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the tower’s architect-engineer. "This building will cost less per square foot" than would Chicago’s 442-m-tall Sears Tower, which the firm designed in steel, if Sears were built in Dubai, he claims…”