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Street 25 in Dubai unsafe for motorists, pedestrians

About six months ago, after the Metro construction was complete, road works began, but they've been left incomplete. Half the street has been left in a dug-up state and there is no tarred road. Motorists have to experience a near off-roading experience and pedestrians struggle to walk on the same street.

Going on and on and on

The Dubai Metro project is an example of great planning and clockwork execution. On May 29, 2005, the project was announced and the following day, the contract was signed. On March 21, 2006, the ground-breaking ceremony was complete, and work began in earnest.

Britain's Atkins to increase Middle East headcount

Atkins, the British construction engineer, said Thursday it will increase its headcount in Middle East after recording a 70 percent rise in regional full-year profit. The firm, whose projects include the Dubai Metro and Durrat Al Bahrain, said it will grow employee numbers chiefly in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to accelerate expansion in those markets.