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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, from its humble beginning as a small fishing village the city has transformed itself to the hub of government and business life. Abu Dhabi is known as the Garden City of the Gulf with its large gardens and beautiful parks, green boulevards which line all the streets and roads.

The city has state of the art communication services and transport amenities making exploring this wonderful city easy; coupled with the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, great shopping malls, cultural centre and events Abu Dhai really offers you a great holiday experience all year round.

Queen meets Sheik in Abu Dhabi

Sunny weather and a cheering crowd, as well as Sheik Khalifa, greet the Queen and Prince Philip in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai one year after the collapse

One year after the Dubai World debt meltdown we go back to Dubai to see if things have improved.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dubai's troubled building boom

Recovery is still sluggish a year on from Dubai's announcement to the world it needed a standstill on $20bn dollars of debt.

Dubai is facing stalled, multi-billion dollar projects and an over-supply of glitzy apartments.

Dan Nolan reports on what's still on hold in the emirate.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

UK monarch in historic UAE visit

UK's Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

It's her first visit in 31 years to a territory which was once a British protectorate.

On that occasion she flew by Concorde to Kuwait before sailing around the Gulf on a royal yacht.

But there's no such grandeur on this trip which is all about making money rather than flaunting it.

Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan reports from Abu Dhabi.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Palm Island

This is the animation of palm island in Dubai that will be soon to finish on 2010.

Dubai The World Development

Something unimaginable is being built 4 kms off the coast of Dubai. 300 man made islands that form the shape of the world map of a development so huge that it is visible from space! Several celebrities and business folks have bought these private havens which are being called as a future wonder of the world

dubai tourism

dubai tourism TVC

Dubai tourism

dubai luxury car and bus rentals

Burj Al Arab 7 Star Hotel - OFFICIAL DVD

The Burj Al Arab is the tallest hotel in the world at over 1,000 feet. Every room is 2 stories high and 1800+ sq. ft. and comes with your own private butler on call 24/7. A one night stay ranges from $2,000 - $25,000 or more. The restaurants of the Burj Al Arab are amazing too. I ate at the Al Mahara restaurant during my stay there, and while the bill was a little high at $700, the food and atmosphere made it all worth it! On my way out leaving the hotel my butler was nice enough to bring me the exclusive and official Burj Al Arab DVD that plays throughout the hotel. What an amazing and magical place!

Burj Al Arab -World's only seven star hotel

Burj Al Arab -World's only seven star hotel located in the hub of business in the middle east--Dubai

The Biggest Mall in the World Dubai Mall أكبر مول فالعام دبي

The Biggest Mall in the World Dubai Mall أكبر مول فالعام دبي


hi guys, today i show you the Dubai Mall Aquarium, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo were awarded with the Guinness World Record for "Largest Acrylic Panel in the World." Dubai, October 30 th, 2008. (kind of glass used for big aquariums), and it contians 34800 different kind of almost all what swims, and also has 400 sharks, and you have the ability to pay and wear diving suits and go dive with sharks, its safe.

This aquarium is a part of the largest mall in the world "The Dubai Mall", this mall is for Emaar ( the owner of the highest tower in the world too, "Burj Dubai", and this mall, contains much more intresting things, such as a discovery centre that contains all the rest of land-water animals, and it also contains a hockey ice rink, and a big entertainment centre, and has 2 foot courts, and 1200 shops, and 14000 car parks, and the largest gold shop.

the mall is located in the united arab emirates, dubai.

The Dubai Mall 2010

The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the Burj Khalifa complex, the 20-billion-dollar project has 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009.

Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on November 4, 2008, with about 600 retailers, marking the world's largest-ever mall opening in retail history. However it is not the largest in gross leasable space, and is surpassed in that category by several malls including the South China Mall, which is the world's largest, Golden Resources Mall, CentralWorld, SM City North Edsa, and SM Mall of Asia.

The Dubai Mall has recorded a visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre in the first five days, following its opening. The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors in its first year of operation, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week.


The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates constructed by owner Emaar Properties. The Dubai Mall is the largest mall ever built on the planet. Built at the foot and an integral component of the Burj Dubai, the 20-billion-dollar project is the world's largest[1][2] with 1,200 shops, 4 times as many as the new London Westfield centre.[3] [1] Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on November 4, 2008, with about 600 retailers, marking the world's largest-ever mall opening in retail history. Guided by its Vision 2010 "to become one of the most valuable companies in the world," Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties stated: "We are thankful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai for encouraging us to stretch our business model, and create a shopping destination that is among the elite malls of the world

Largest Mall in the World -- Dubai UAE - Mall of Arabia - Middle East

Once finished the shopping mall will be larger than nearly any other in the world. It is difficult to say that a mall is the "largest mall" because there are various ways to measure this: sqaure footage, number of stores, size of building etc.

The leader of Dubai, Sheik Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum is one of the great visionaries of today. Under his leadership, as well as his family's, Dubai has grown from a small out of the way city to an international business and tourism center.

Dubai is one illustration of the changing face of the Gulf and the Arab world and the Middle East as a whole. Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as well as other areas in the UAE such as Abu Dhabi are all undergoing a similar transformation.

The Tallest Building in the World - Burj Dubai! / Burj Khalifa Middle East

The Burj Dubai tower is designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 6 acres of parkland, 19+ residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and a large man-made lake. The complete 500 acre development will cost about $20 billion dollars (US). Once completed, the tower will cover a total of over 22 million square feet of development.

The official height of the Burj Dubai is kept secret because of international competition, but current estimates have it rising to a height in excess of 2,600 feet. Some estimate that it will be 189 floors or so - it is to be the tallest building in the world.

Recently, the construction site already surpassed height needed to make it (uncompeted) the second tallest building in the world.

The Burj Dubai is located in Dubai which is a city in the emirate of Dubai, part of the United arab Emirates in the Gulf region of the Middle East.

Comments by Bruce Fenton

Dubai World Islands

A video on Dubai's plans to develope a world island.


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ( Yas Island )

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, you only need to say the name and the possibilities start racing through your head. This is a world first from a brand that thrives on being first.

Opening in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be the worlds largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car. There is energy, excitement and passion for the entire family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. With over 20 rides and attractions, including the worlds fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park it is where Ferraris legendary story is unveiled.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will captivate the whole family with its array of engaging activities. Couple this with its extremely innovative architecture, a dash of Italian spirit, and you will surely live an experience like nothing else you have before.

Motor World - Abu Dhabi

Motor World is seeking to establish vibrant and self-sustaining neighborhoods to accommodate more than 30,000 service industry workers. Motor World addressees the growing demand for quality car showrooms that are centrally located and easy accessible. Located just 20 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Motor World will be the ideal destination for car shopping, selling, auctioning and renting, all in one location. Spread over 3,500,000 sq meters, Motor World will offer an extensive range of cars. This will be complimented by a wide range of accessories and aftermarket auto products. Motor World promises to enhance the overall retail automotive experience of the consumer.

Plan Abu Dhabi 2030

The Urban Planning Council of Abu Dhabi (UPC) appointed Squint Opera to create a short film illustrating their grand Urban Planning Guide for Abu Dhabi. The film is presented at Cityscape Abu Dhabi from the 13th to the 15th of May 2008.
The film communicates the principles and visualises the UPC plans for the expansion of the city to attract investors, developers and architects. The UPC commissioned this film as an awe-inspiring vision demonstrating the scale, ambition and radical nature of the plan.

Alice Scott directed the six-minute film that describes the plan on 3D, bringing life to certain aspects of the unique environment and a future evolving culture. Through 4 main key themes (Green -- Live -- Work -- Connect) we are shown pedestrians walking the shaded sidewalks, using the world-class metro system and trams surrounded by green, energy saving residential townhouses, villas, high rises, offices and retail developments. The imagery shows desert landscaping, renewable energy measures and water-cooling canals in the streets of Abu Dhabi and demonstrates a efficient quality of life for the future population.

Dubai, where the future begins

a 15min film produced for the Dubai Department Of Economic Development

Nakheel Harbour and Tower

Nakheel Harbour and Tower is a multibillion dollar real estate project planned in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is being built by the developer Nakheel, who once declared that the finished development will be the new, unofficial capital of Dubai. It may become the Worlds Tallest Building if ever built.


Meraas Development, a new real estate developer, has burst on to Dubai's property stage with the announcement of its first-ever project worth a staggering Dh350 billion and involving one of the world's tallest buildings - with varied microclimates and a mini-Manhattan.
Jumeirah Gardens will be a fully integrated, mixed-use development project located in the old Satwa area west of Sheikh Zayed Road and flanked by Al Diyafa Street and Safa Park. The project aims to cater to a population of 50,000 to 60,000 residents.
The announcement comes amid a global market crash that has shattered investor confidence worldwide, but goes on to show that Dubai is determined to continue with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The development will redefine living in one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Dubai, currently undergoing demolition to pave the way for the new project.
The project will comprise seven distinct areas, taking up approximately 110 million square feet of land, including the islands. One section will host Dubai Park, which will be half the size of Safa Park.
Phase one of Jumeirah Gardens will cover around 820,000 square metres. It will comprise six main blocks of high-, mid- and low-rise office, retail and residential buildings, two hotels and a high-end shopping area.
Handover of phase one is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2011, and completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.
"Every great city has a great park. London has its Hyde Park, New York has its Central Park. This will be Dubai Park," Sina Al Kazim, chief executive of Meraas Development, told Gulf News. The park will be surrounded on all sides by residential apartments, duplexes, penthouses, villas and commercial buildings.
Meraas is planning at least eight landmark buildings in Jumeirah Gardens, including One Dubai, One Park Avenue and Park Gate, which will have six buildings.
The islands will be made up of East Bay and Coastal, predominantly residential, but will also include hotels and resorts. Gulf News

Dubai Waterfront Promotional Video

The Dubai Waterfront is the largest waterfront development in the world. The project is a conglomeration of canals and islands studded with luxury hotels and homes. It is expected to house 400,000 people and transform the last stretch of Dubai's undeveloped Gulf seashore. New to Dubai real estate, the project is open to foreign investment with its developer, Nakheel, owning a 51% stake. It will consist of 170 square miles of water and land developments, an area two-and-a-half times the size of Washington, D.C.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dubai's Growing Economy

Public Radio's Marketplace reports on the economic challenges facing Dubai, UAE as part of a special series called The Middle East @ Work.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

UAE races for new wealth source

The Arabian Gulf region has long been known as the world's largest oil producer.

Now, several countries in the region are racing to cash in on a new commodity -- aluminium.

The UAE city of Abu Dhabi has unveiled a 24bn dollar industrial zone centred around a huge aluminium smelter.

Dan Nolan reports from Abu Dhabi.

Dubai: the ultimate family destination

It's known by many as a world class destination of year round sunshine and luxury hospitality, but Dubai also has a wealth of exciting activities to offer and is fast establishing itself as a place that caters for the whole family. So while we're all planning our next holiday to escape from the winter blues, what is there on offer to keep both kids and parents entertained on their vacation?

While finding the ideal holiday to suit everyone can often be a challenge, the emirate is a fantastic winter sun destination providing a safe and luxurious environment offering a complete package of culture, action and adventure.

From sports and leisure activities to excellent shopping facilities and even an aquarium in Dubai Mall which is home to over 33,000 aquatic animals, Dubai is constantly evolving to offer an ever increasing choice for visitors.

For couples there are restaurants offering gastronomic delights from around the world to cater for everyone's palette. Dads can relax over a round of golf on a Championship course while mums hit the shops at the mall and traditional souk markets. And for those young at heart or with kids in tow there is a world-class water park, indoor skiing, dolphin swimming and even desert safaris to keep you entertained and happy while on holiday.

The emirate is only a short seven hour flight away -- and with 133 direct weekly flights from the UK to Dubai, including departures from six regional airports, it couldn't be more accessible.

So if this has whetted your appetite, log onto our live WebTV show, where travel expert Simon Calder and Ian Scott from Dubai Tourism will share their insights and get under the skin of this unique holiday destination.

Simon Calder joins us live online at on Tuesday 16th November at 12.30 to discuss family holidays

For more information visit

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dubai's Shopping Frenzy

Nov. 15 2010 |
Insight on the pulse of the Middle East consumer, with Yad Malas, Majid Al Futtaim Group CEO.

UAE: America's Rising Ally

Nov. 15 2010 | 
The UAE has opened their doors to business and commerce, with Riad Kahwaji, Institute for Near East & Gulf Analysis.

Investing in Dubai

Nov. 15 2010 |
Discussing investing opportunities in Dubai, with Sameer Al Ansar, Shuaa Capital CEO.

Abu Dhabi Moves Away From Oil

Nov. 15 2010 | 
Hussain Al-Nowais, chairman of Emirates Holdings, discusses Abu Dhabi's plan to move away from being an oil-dependent economy with CNBC's Erin Burnett

Aldar Properties - Difficult Year Almost Over

Nov. 16 2010 |
Mohammed Mubarak, chief commercial officer & deputy CEO of Aldar Properties, says his company has had a difficult year but he sees light at the end of the tunnel. He shares his outlook for the sector, in this CNBC exclusive interview, with Jackie Deangelis.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Dubai's beauty and luxury.The Fastest growing City in the World. Tallest buildings in the world.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tom Cruise Latest Mission in Dubai

Actor Tom Cruise and director Brad Bird talk about filming the fourth installment of the action franchise, 'Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol,' in Dubai. (Oct. 29)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Utilizing The Power of Average Daily Range To Trade The Forex Market

Utilizing The Power of Average Daily Range To Trade The Forex Market
Each day in the foreign exchange market has quite predictable times of heavy liquidity and movement.  They are as follows:  (all times are EST)
·         8:00 pm – Asian breakout
·         11:00 pm – Markets settle down and wait for Europe liquidity
·         2:00 am – Early European Breakout
·         3:00 am – London Open brings in heavy liquidity and direction for the day is often established
·         5:00 am – Market settle down and wait for U.S. liquidity
·         8:00 am – New York Open brings in heavy liquidity
·         11:00 am – London traders close up shop for the day leading to potential market reversals
·         2:00 pm – Often a spike in price action as U.S. traders get buys after lunch
·         4:00 pm – U.S. traders close up shop and market remains quiet until 8:00 pm Asian Breakout
Although this schedule is not guaranteed every day, under normal market conditions, these are the times that prices tend to move sharply.  Between 10 am – 2 pm each day, a currency will generally reach its range expansion extreme for the day.  Have you ever thought about the fact that a currency pair does not move an infinite amount of pips each day?  In fact, each currency pair, under normal market conditions, tends to move a rather predictable amount of pips each day.  This amount of pips that a currency pair tends to move each day is known as a currency pair’s Average Daily Range.
Counter-Trend Movements
A trader can use Average Daily Range in several ways.  First of all, it can be used to confirm counter-trend trades.  For example, let us assume the EUR/USD has been moving to the upside in a bullish move all day.  You conduct your analysis and decide that the EUR/USD is coming into a pretty strong area of resistance.  You want to sell the EUR/USD short, and it has moved 130 pips on the day.  Furthermore, you take a look at the Average Daily Range for the EUR/USD and you see that over the last 20 days, it has moved an average of 125 pips.  Therefore, the EUR/USD has exhausted its Average Daily Range, and the probability of it moving further to the upside is not highly probable.  The most probable direction for the euro is for it to move to the downside and come back into its average trading range.
Trend Continuation
The fact is that there are certain days when a currency will up and move way beyond its Average Daily Range.  In these market conditions, which are often caused by unexpected forex news, if a trader were to fade a currency when it came near its Average Daily Range, he would lose a ton of money because, on days like this, the currency may up and move two times its Average Daily Range.  However, traders can actually use the Average Daily Range indicator in order to determine when a currency may move far beyond its daily range.
As a general rule of thumb, if a currency tends to exhaust its Average Daily Range before the New York Open, then the currency pair will generally continue in the direction of its intraday trend and move far beyond its Average Daily Range.  For example, if the Average Daily Range on the EUR/USD is 125 pips, and the EUR/USD moves 125 pips by 6:30 am, then the euro is most likely going to move 200+ pips on the day.  This can be used by traders to take trend continuation signals in expectation that the currency pair is going to move far beyond its ADR on that particular day.
The Average Daily Range, when used properly, can be quite a powerful indicator of trend exhaustion and trend continuation.