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More dust storms heading for UAE, drivers warned

Drivers in the UAE were warned to exercise caution on the roads on Sunday due to high dust levels expected across the country. The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) urged motorists to take extra care on the roads, especially in inner-city areas.

Dubai continues to amaze

What surprised and delighted me was that I saw many GCC families using the Dubai Metro — not necessarily to save money, but rather to explore. Needless to say, the Dubai Metro is a magnet for tourists as well as an economical, comfortable, fast means of transport.

Dubai still most popular despite 2009 property woes

More than 43 percent of respondents to the FutureBrand Gulf Real Estate Study, released on Tuesday, said Dubai was their number one choice in the region despite house prices slumping by up to 50 percent in some parts of the city during 2009. He said mega projects like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Metro becoming a reality added to the city’s appeal to would-be home buyers.

RTA bags Gulf Safety, Public Transport Awards

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has won two awards of the biannual Gulf Traffic Conference & Exhibition 2009 in recognition of its competence in the fields of safety, transport and infrastructure in the Middle East.

Dubai Metro scoops Excellence and Innovation Award of Gulf Engineering Union

The Award was presented during the 13th Gulf Engineering Forum held recently in Kuwait under the patronage of the Kuwaiti Prime Minister HH Sheikh Nasir Al Mohammad Al Sabbah under the theme: “Transport & Traffic Issues: Opportunities & Aspirations”.

Financing one of the main challenges in rail projects

Structuring and finance procurement are the main challenges facing Gulf rail projects, industry heads concluded at the first session of a regional rail conference held on Monday.

Gulf rail projects could exceed $60b

Construction of the long-awaited rail network that will link the six members of the GCC is expected to start in 2010 or 2011.

The train that will bridge the Gulf

If you look out the carriage window to your right, this train will be passing the majestic Arabian desert and to your left the water of the Gulf.

Gulf rail network cost balloons up to $25bn

The estimated cost of the Gulf rail network has rocketed from the initial $14 billion (Dh51.4bn) to between $20bn and $25bn, a senior official has revealed.

First Gulf metro system opens in Dubai

www.albawaba.com Dubai on Wednesday opened its first metro system and largest infrastructure project in over a decade. The $7.6 billion Dubai Metro, when running...