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Google Street View comes to Dubai

Dubai has become first Arab city to have a complete Google Street View in Google Maps. Google cooperated with Dubai Municipality for the project, which took nine months to complete. Google Street View was first launched in the United States in 2007. It was reported in 2010 that Google is planning Street View for Dubai. […]

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Shindagha tunnel to be replaced with a bridge

Shindagha tunnel, the second oldest crossing on Dubai Creek between Deira and Bur Dubai, is set to be replaced soon. Gulf News reports that the iconic tunnel, which is around 40 years old, is set to be replaced by a multi-lane bridge in the next few years. The tunnel’s life is 50 years and it […]

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Dubai Aladdin City

Landmark Aladdin City to come up in Dubai – Khaleej Times

Dubai has announced a new landmark project named Aladdin City, the design of which has been inspired by the tales of Sindbad and Aladdin. Aladdin City comprises three towers — a hotel and two commercial towers — built in the air space above the Dhow Wharfage in Dubai Creek between the Dubai Chamber of Commerce […]

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Dubai Roads Development for Expo2020: 12-lane Al Ittihad Bridge to replace Floating Bridge

Dubai is gearing up for Expo2020 and it is evident from announcement of new infrastructure projects across the Emirate. Recently, Dh7.036 billion budget of the Roads and Transport Authority RTA for 2014 has been approved, with Dh3.88 billion allotted for existing and new road projects including the Al Ittihad Bridge that will replace the Floating Bridge. […]

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Grove Boats to provide solar power to Dubai Abras

Grove Boats To Offer Solar Technology For Dubai Abras

Switzerland based company, Grove Boats, has announced to provide solar power technology for Dubai Abras. As reported in Khaleej Times, Guy Wolfensberger, managing director of Swiss-based Grove Boats, will discuss this proposal with RTA officials during the Dubai Boat Show in March. We have a plan for the RTA to provide solar power technology for […]

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New port at Dubai Creek to be functional by August

A project to build a new port at the entrance to Dubai Creek will be completed by the end of August. Dubai Municipality started the project earlier this year to increase the capacity of marine docks in the emirate, and develop the facilities and services of Dubai Creek. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai […]

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Riding the Abra

Abra is a traditional boat made of wood, used to transport people across Dubai Creek in Dubai. A medium-sized single-engine craft with a capacity of about 20 passengers, it is driven by a single operator from a sort of cockpit stepped in the center of the hull. The short platform around the cockpit, sheltered by […]

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