Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
In a joint statement, Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, and Ahmad Bin Byat, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, said: "His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, constantly reminds us that Dubai has achieved less than 10 per cent of its development potential. Dubai has always been a forward-looking city, and today, as we enter our next phase of growth led by our youth, it is important that National Champion companies such as Dubai Holding and Emaar work jointly to launch projects that are important to boost the city's future development.
At the heart of the project is The Dubai Twin Towers, a mixed-use iconic development that defines a new skyline for the city, and is envisaged to join the rank of the world's most prestigious skyscrapers.
The project stretches from the banks of the Dubai Creek, through central parcels of land linked to Al Khail Road and across Ras Al Khor. It serves as a modern architectural continuum from Dubai Creek to the modern business and lifestyle centres of the city today.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Located directly opposite The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination, The Address Residence Fountain Views III offers customers the choice of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom serviced residences, situated above The Address Fountain Views hotel, and managed by The Address Hotels + Resorts, Emaar's flagship five-star premium brand. The residences also provide unparalleled views of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and The Dubai Fountain, the world's tallest performing fountain. Adding to the convenience of residents, the development features significant retail space with high-end stores and F&B outlets along the boulevard.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: "The Address Residence Fountain Views III is a stunning tribute to Emaar's commitment to provide world-class service, awe-inspiring design, and unparalleled architecture. Located in the heart of our flagship development, Downtown Dubai, The Address Residence Fountain Views III provides investors from across the world the opportunity to reside in one of the most dynamic communities in the city."
Potential customers can register interest for the serviced residences in The Address Residence Fountain Views III from September 18, at www.emaar.com, at 9am in London, 11am in Jeddah and 12pm in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The event will take place in all four cities simultaneously on September 21. In the UAE, the sale in Dubai will take place at Emaar Sales Centre in Downtown Dubai, and in Abu Dhabi at the Emaar Sales Centre in Al Nahda Tower, from 1pm; while the London sale will be held at the InterContinental London, Park Lane, from 10am (GMT). Customers interested in viewing the new property in Jeddah can visit the showcase at Jeddah Gates Sales Centre, King Abdullah Road, from 12pm.
Described as 'The Centre of Now,' Downtown Dubai's various attractions serve as a magnet to attract investors. The 'most prestigious square kilometre on earth,' it is a thriving mixed-use community with world-class hotels, shopping malls, must-visit tourist attractions and landscaped gardens and the 3.5 km boulevard dotted with sculptures by world-renowned artists.
For more information please call, +9714 366 1616 or 800 36227.
Monday, August 26, 2013
RTA expands female compartment space for peak hour rides
Dubai: More space is being provided for female commuters of Dubai Metro with the rising demand and changing pattern of ridership, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
With the current women-only compartment being insufficient, RTA has moved to add half a cabin for women during peak hours. The total number of cars on the Metro is five, one of which is divided into a Gold compartment and a female compartment. The expansion will limit the general commuters to three and a half cabins.
“We do regular studies and we have a system of receiving complaints and feedback. We received several requests from female commuters for expanding the women only space on the Metro,” Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Metro operations at RTA’s Rail Agency, said.
Following the requests from commuters, he added, RTA carried out a survey to find out whether there is actually a need for expansion.
“We found out that during peak hours the women-only cabins are more congested when compared to the mixed cabins so we took the decision to expand the space for women during peak hours,” he explained.
The survey also found out that there has been a noticeable increase in the number of women using the Metro over the last couple of years.
“As more women and children are using the Metro now, we want to make sure the Metro trip is smoother and more comfortable for them, especially as this segment of Metro users need more privacy and security,” he added.
The extension service will be active from September 1 during peak hours from 7am to 9am and from 5pm to 8pm from Sunday to Thursday.
Abdullah said that the additional space would not only offer greater comfort to women but also easy movement of strollers and bags.
The additional spaces are clearly marked on all the trains and Metro security officers will be on hand to make sure there is no violation.
“I think this is an excellent move by RTA. This has been due for long as the ridership on the Metro has increased and during peak hours the female compartments are generally packed and more space would surely help,” said Nafia Rahman, a regular commuter.
However, expanding the women-only compartment on the Metro means taking away space from the general compartment, which is also cramped during peak hours.
“To me it doesn’t make sense. I understand the need for privacy and security of women but reducing the space from the general compartment will cause more problems for general commuters, who are cramped for space during peak hours,” said Dinesh Gor, who takes peak hour trains twice daily.
Currently, Dubai Metro transports around 400,000 commuters on both Red and Green lines daily. Catering to the growing demand, RTA has reduced the peak hour train frequency on the Red line to three minutes.
“Addressing the commuters’ concern we have reduced the peak hour train frequency to every three minutes. We have added more trains, with 46 trains running on the Red line alone during peak hours. This will ensure commuters spend less time waiting while also ensuring that trains are less cramped,” stated Abdullah.
The five-cabin Dubai Metro can accommodate around 650 passengers, with each cabin having a capacity of 130 passengers. Following the expansion the female compartment on each train will accommodate around 130 passengers, which is double the earlier number.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Emaar Properties is underlining the spirit of Arabian hospitality and Emirati heritage in inimitable style and grandeur at its dedicated Ramadan tent. 'Downtown' is a remarkable Arabic-style courtyard with large arcades, hundreds of lanterns and chandeliers and a colourful yet soothing ambience.
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Emaar's mega-development, 'Downtown' overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and an architectural masterpiece that draws inspiration from the Arab world. Guests at 'Downtown' will also have unmatched views of The Dubai Fountain, which will perform to soulful melodies from the region and beyond.
'Downtown' is set to offer a truly distinctive experience during the Holy Month, with visitors also having the opportunity to experience the architectural masterpieces that Emaar is developing, with elegant displays of the company's various projects.
From the stylish reception, guests can proceed to the large courtyard, where they can break their fast at Iftar and continue to enjoy a pleasant evening through Sohour. Guests also have the option of retreating to a private majlis or a glass enclosed garden with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: "The Holy Month of Ramadan underlines the value of togetherness and our rich traditions. 'Downtown' serves as the perfect venue to retreat into a remarkable setting, where the focus is on celebrating the Emirati heritage and our warm hospitality. While centrally located in the city, it will offer a truly serene getaway, where guests can enjoy the companionship of friends and family."
A delectable choice of authentic Arabic dishes will be served at 'Downtown' in addition to traditional soothing Arabic music and shisha flavours. In all, more than 700 guests can be seated at 'Downtown.'
In addition to individual and family reservations, 'Downtown' makes for the ultimate destination for corporate Iftars, offering organisations the choice of reserving a section of the tent, savour a heart-warming a la carte feast, and truly mark the spirit of the Holy Month with their associates.
For reservations, please call +97150 4524558 or +97150 1593764 or visit www.mydowntowndubai.com.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013