Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dubai and the UAE

14Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai World, talks to the audience about the Nakheel Harbour & Tower project, a more than 1 kilometer high tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) #

15A visitor to the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai holds her baby at the sea shore on October 23, 2008. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

16Bulls push each other during a traditional bullfight in the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on November 7, 2008. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

17A couple takes an early morning walk on a beach in the Marina area of Dubai October 16, 2008. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #

18A handout picture made available by the Dubai Desert Challenge shows Russian driver Vladimir Chagin and his co-pilots Sergy Savostin and Antoly Tahin driving their Kamaz 4911 truck through the Liwa desert, south of Abu Dhabi, during the UAE Desert challenge Competition on October 30, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images) #

19The scene over Dubai Marina late November 15, 2008. Dubai property shares plunged, last week, and its biggest private developer slashed jobs as the global financial crisis tightened its grip on the tiny emirate, until now synonymous with the Gulf Arab real estate boom. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #

20Visitors looks up as fish swim in the aquarium tunnel in Dubai Mall, which covers the area of 50 soccer fields, November 4, 2008. The Dubai Mall, which officially opened on the 4th, includes the aquarium, one of the world's largest, an Olympic-sized ice rink, a gold souq and shops covering 5.9 million sq ft. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

21With a background of Sheikh Zayed highway's towers, Muslim women arrive at Grand Musalla to perform the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) #

22An Emirati man walks past helicopter models displayed at the Helishow exhibition in Dubai on November 12, 2008. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/ Getty Images) #

23A handout picture made available by EMAAR Malls Group on October 30, 2008 shows an aerial view of Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping and entertainment destinations in the booming Gulf state. (AFP/Getty Images) #

24An Emirati carries a falcon, one of the tourist attractions at the lobby of the Atlantis resort complex on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on November 18, 2008. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

25Journalists watch a stingray swimming in the giant aquarium of the Atlantis hotel which is a part of $ 1.5 billion resort in Jumeira Palm Island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) #

26An early evening view of the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah with residential construction in the foreground late November 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #

27An early evening hazy view of Dubai's skyline, dominated by the Burj Dubai skyscraper, seen late November 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #

28The Burj Dubai on November 7, 2008 - the tallest manmade structure in the world, despite being still incomplete. The skyscraper stands at 707 meters (2,320 ft), with 160 floors and growing, and is scheduled to be complete by September of next year.

28The Burj Dubai on November 7, 2008 - the tallest manmade structure in the world, despite being still incomplete. The skyscraper stands at 707 meters (2,320 ft), with 160 floors and growing, and is scheduled to be complete by September of next year.

1 comment:

Palm Island Dubai said...

In its bid to control soaring rents, the real estate regulatory authority here has announced a residential and commercial price index,
designed to fix average rental rates across different zones in the emirate.