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Yas Island tourists to be transported by levitating pods

The company in charge of developing Yas Island’s leisure attractions has signed an agreement for a new transport system that could whisk people around the island in ‘floating’ pods.

UAE's Etihad Rail stage two tendering process suspended

Abu Dhabi has suspended the tendering process for the Stage two of the Etihad Rail project after assessing strategic priorities.


The urban transport system in Abu Dhabi (metro and light railway) is still at the planning stage. Several Spanish companies are already taking part in these projects and, moreover, the public company Ineco, together with Metro de Madrid, have expressed their interest in participating in developing the future metro network.

SR45bn Jeddah Metro to roll by 2022

The Jeddah Metro, which is expected to cost SR45 billion, will be ready by 2022, said Osama Ibrahim Abdu, CEO of the metro company. The new metro project would reduce traffic congestion in the sprawling business city, he said.

Seoul subway trains crash; 32 treated at hospital

SEOUL, South Korea – A subway train plowed into another train stopped at a station in South Korea’s capital on Friday, causing minor injuries for scores of people, a city official said.

Aldar launches new Abu Dhabi developments worth $1.4bn

Real estate developer Aldar Properties has launched three new developments in Abu Dhabi worth 5 billion dirhams or $1.4 billion, the company said on Monday.

Traffic nightmare in Dubai’s Discovery Gardens

Dubai: After living for 12 years in The Gardens, Karina Clarkson, 40, is now looking to move out. The daily traffic gridlock in the community has left the British expat with few options.

New Al Raha plan includes tram, water taxis

UAE-based Aldar Properties recently revised the master plan for its Al Raha mixed-use development to include a public tram line connecting to Abu Dhabi rail and public transport system, as well as water taxi stations along the canals.

Dubai infrastructure: Blink and it’s upgraded

In his first book My Vision, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, reminisces the day that he stood next to his father, staring at what was to become Jebel Ali port, a project masterminded by the late Sheikh Rashid.