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