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Nakheel awards AED66 million contract for dancing fountain at The Pointe...

Master developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth AED66 million for a spectacular, choreographed fountain at The Pointe, its new, AED800 million waterfront dining...

Dubai Tram testing in its third phase

The Dubai Tram, which will begin operations in November, will run for 20 hours daily between 5am and 1am. A fleet of 11 trams will operate in phase one of the project that will cover 10.6km from Al Sufouh to Dubai Marina.

Mövenpick Hotels opens sixth Dubai property

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is opening the first international five-star hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers is the sixth hotel in Dubai to be managed by the upscale Swiss hospitality company.

RTA and Oracle agree to work together

Oracle and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) entered into an agreement today to co-operate to develop the Authority’s IT infrastructure to help it deliver on its vision of “Safe and Smooth Transport for All” for Dubai.

Dubai spends $250M to get full control of Atlantis

Atlantis opened for business in September 2008, shortly after a construction fire damaged part of the brightly painted lobby. The 1,537-room hotel is at the top of the Palm Jumeirah, the first of Dubai's palm-shaped manmade islands and the only one that is developed. Visitors arrive by monorail or by traveling through an underwater tunnel.

Long commute makes case for Abu Dhabi-Dubai rail

Driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi every day can make a man do strange things. It's a mix of tedium and terror. People who have experienced war describe combat similarly. But I suppose you'd call this pre-traumatic stress. The only indicator of when the boredom ends and the bedlam begins is the brake lights of the vehicle in front, momentarily illuminating the words "Am I driving safely?" before the screech of rubber on asphalt answers the question.

Serco signs up for new line of business

Nakheel has hired the services company Serco to take over operations of the Palm Jumeirah Monorail after cancelling a contract with the Singaporean rail company SMRT Engineering last month. Serco, which operates and maintains Dubai Metro, took over the 5.5km line on Palm Jumeirah last Friday.

Nakheel hires Serco for Palm Jumeirah Monorail

Developer Nakheel has hired the British company Serco to operate and maintain the Palm Jumeirah Monorail, the company said in a statement. The Palm Jumeirah Monorail was the first such project to be constructed in the Middle East. The system is fully automatic and driverless and can carry up to 2,400 passengers per hour per direction in four separate trains, each made up of three cars. At full capacity, the figure rises to a maximum of 6,000 people in nine vehicles.

End of contract is not end of the line for Palm...

Nakheel says the Palm Monorail will continue to run despite the Dubai World-owned property developer cancelling the operations and maintenance contract with the Singaporean rail company SMRT.

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