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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Newest gadgets in the market

LG Secret (KF750)

The LG Secret boasts a stylish design and enriched technological features. Carbon fibre adds to the handset's durability without compromising its sleek design. Equipped with an advanced 5.0 mega-pixel camera built into the slimmest profile of any camera handset on the market, LG Secret boasts an 120 frames per second video and DivX certified recording and playback.

Price: Dh1,749

Available at: All leading electronic stores in the UAE

Toshiba Portégé G900 & G500

In a horizontal slider format, the Portégé G900 gives complete control for demanding mobile professionals who value protecting corporate data and who want a familiar and trusted mobile computing environment. The Portégé G500 mobile combines phone, email and web features and an MP3 player on a Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.

Price: Dh1,499 (G500); Dh2,199 (G900)
Available at: All leading electronic stores in the UAE

Kodak EasyShare digital picture frames

Kodak has enhanced its range of digital frames with the launch of its new Kodak EasyShare digital picture frames with Quick Touch Border feature. The frames come in 7-, 8- and 10-inch sizes and combine the twin attributes of the framed picture and a photo album.

Price: Dh399 (7-inch); Dh599 (8-inch); Dh799 (10-inch)
Available at: All leading electronic stores in the UAE

The HTC Touch Diamond

The HTC Touch Diamond is defined by its compact size, unmistakable style, game-changing internet features and captivating 3D touch interface. HTC has taken a great leap forward in touch screen innovation with the introduction of its new 3D touch interface, which provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more.

Price: Dh3,299
Available at: All leading electronic stores in the UAE

Friday, July 25, 2008

Al Odaid Beach Residences is the signature development of Al Odaid and is comprised of five residential towers to be built at Capital Bay, in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.

All five towers are being built on one podium and will comprise 17 to 22 storeys by offering studios, one and two bedroom apartments to its customers on a total built up area of 1.2 million square feet. In addition, the residents will also have the opportunity to explore a plethora of state-of-the-art facilities, such as underground and podium parking, roof top pools, gymnasiums and jacuzzi.

Michael Schumacher Business Avenue

Best business location comprises convenient landmark location in the Gulf region. Floors are completely open, without obstructions, permitting the occupants to plan their space. Whatever type of office you require, you can set to meet your needs. Michael Schumacher Business Avenue comprise of 29 stories, consist of 3-basements car parking, Ground and Mezzanine Floor.In addition to those amenities included with the office, clients also have full access to a wide range of services and facilities which may use as needed.
Business AddressIt’s only 10 minutes to Jumeirah Beach and the ocean, 15 minutes to the Dubai International Airport, the new Jebel Ali International Airport and Dubailand with its many theme parks, retail centers and resorts.A Prime Location
Michael Schumacher Business Avenue is set in an outstanding location. Already being called the region’s business capital, Michael Schumacher Business Avenue will be near Burj Dubai, which will be the tallest skyscraper in the world and just minutes to shopping and dining.In addition to its proximity to Dubai International Financial Centre, the tower will be near the World Trade Centre, Conference Centre and offices of literally hundreds of multi-national corporations.
Business Bay. Welcome to an opportunity of a lifetime. A place where business meets aspirations and imagination meets reality.Spanning 64 million square feet from the famed Dubai Creek to Sheikh Zayed, Dubai Business Bay offers office and residential units surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, fascinating canals, retail shops and fine dining. The ambiance will be designed to add to the magnificence of the project and provide a highly conducive environment and infrastructure for business from around the world that wish to establish their local, regional and international headquarters at the Business Bay.Dubai’s Business Bay will be similar to Manhattan or Ginza, which are the business centres of New York and Tokyo. It is expected the new tension on the creek will mark Dubai’s entry into the global business cities league.The Business Bay is the cornerstone of the new economic push to extend the international role of the UAE.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Manara Ajman tallest tower

Manara Ajman to be Ajman's tallest tower: Al Barakah Group, Dubai-based real estate group with a project portfolio of more than Dh8 billion, has announced the launch of ‘Manara Ajman', the tallest tower in Ajman, one of the fastest growing real estate cities in UAE. The 95-storey tower is a part of the Dh4 billion mixed-used development in Marmooka City that is being developed by Al Barakah group. Imran Khan, CEO, Al Barakah, said, "The Crest is Al Barakah's most ambitious project till date and an iconic development in itself that gives Ajman its tallest tower, Manara Ajman". Manara Ajman to be part of The Crest master development in the emirate Manara Ajman would be part of a larger multi-towered real estate project, The Crest. Envisioned to be an iconic development and the home of the tallest tower in Ajman, the Crest is being considered the most exclusive and desirable address in the entire Marmooka development. The Crest would offer freehold residential, commercial and retail space along with modern leisure, lifestyle, well-being, entertainment and fine dining opportunities. Via Gowealthy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tourism in Dubai is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign dollars into the emirate. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions.

Dubai is the second most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi. It is distinct from other members of the UAE in that revenues from oil account for only 3% of its gross domestic product. A majority of the emirate's revenues are from the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) [1] and now, increasingly, from tourism.

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Dubai’s location at the cross-roads of Europe, Asia and Africa makes for easy accessibility. Most capitals and other major cities have direct flights to Dubai. More than 120 airlines operate to and from Dubai International Airport to more than 260 destinations, making it one of the worlds busiest. Dubai is also the home base of Emirates Airline, international airline of the UAE, which operates scheduled services to more than 100 destinations.

The airport is currently undergoing a major expansion with the construction of Terminal 3 and new 60 meter (197 foot) wide and longer runway. This expansion will make the airport fully Airbus A380 compatible.

The airport will also undergo an expansion to allow two stations of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro to be built within the complex. One station will be constructed in Terminal 1 and the other in Terminal 3. The Metro system is not expected to be fully operational until 2012.

Dubai's government has announced the construction of a new airport in Jebel Ali termed Dubai World Central International Airport. It is expected upon completion to be the fourth largest airport in the world by physical size, though not by passenger metrics. Construction is expected to finish by the year 2017. On completion, Dubai International Airport is expected to be able to accommodate up to 70 million passengers.

The new terminal under construction

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Oqyana, which is also known as Oqyana-World First, is a development project being built on the man-made islands of The World, off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its name was taken from the the Arabic word for Oceanic and it will occupy 19 islands of The World, which correspond to the islands of Australasia (Australia and New Zealand).

Oqyana will have spectacular views of the Dubai coastline and be accessible from the mainland through a ferry service. It is expected to the residence of between 10 to 12 thousand people as it will will comprise of more than 1,650 sea-view apartments and mansions, 90 water homes, about 170 canal homes, and two high-end hotels, including a spa resort.

Oqyana will occupy a total area of 1.87 million square meters (20 million square feet) and a total onland area of 417 thousand square meters (4.5 million square feet). It will contain 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) of inter-linked walkways, 5,300 meters (17,388 feet) of shore front and a marina with over 1,500 private yacht berths. It is being developed at a cost of US$ 3.5 billion (AED 13 billion) by a division of Kuwait-based Investment Dar and was masterplanned by Australian-based Woods Bagot.

Expected Completion Date - In 2012
Managed by - OQYANA Real Estate Company
Location - The World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands [Dubai] Photograph