Developments in Dubai

Exploited Asian workers sweat amid Dubai boom

Where just a few years ago there was nothing but desert, now glittering skyscrapers, theme parks, half-built sports stadiums and manicured golf courses stretch for kilometres south of old Dubai.

Monday, 11 June, 2007, 12:00am

VOX POP

Name Monir Andi Eld

Age 35

Occupation Chartered surveyor

Country Britain

Target An apartment on The Palm Jumeirah

Budget More than GBP200,000 ($2.7million)

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Models help the fight for hearts and minds

The process of trying to win over professionals and the public started yesterday when contenders for the West Kowloon cultural hub put their development models on display at the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui.

A look at the displays shows that property developments are an integral part of all three proposals.

16 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Paradise in production

The eighth wonder of the world - The Palm Jumeirah and its sister at Jebel Ali - will be the last word in luxury for residential, commercial and entertainment developments anywhere.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Villa Esplanada third phase gets go-ahead

China Resources Enterprise, Sun Hung Kai Properties and Cheung Kong (Holdings) have obtained approval from the Buildings Department to construct the third phase of their jointly owned Villa Esplanada residential development in Tsing Yi.

3 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Billion dollar projects receive approval

SUN Hung Kai Properties has secured approval from the Buildings Department to develop a multi-billion dollar twin-tower development in Kwun Tong Road.

The project will provide a potential floor area of 1.28 million sq ft, comprising a 30-storey industrial-office tower and an 18-storey commercial block above a three-storey podium.

10 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Steady expansion for resort development

DISCOVERY Bay has come a long way since the first residents moved into the houses and flats on Lantau Island in 1979.

Located on the northeast coast of the island, the development was envisaged as a resort covering a gross area of about 70 million square feet.

The first stage of the development was carried out in three phases.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Middle East's electrical centre sets shoppers abuzz

AFTER gold, the next best buy in Dubai is electronic and electrical goods. The city is a shoppers' paradise for the products: name the brand, and it will be available - at very reasonable prices.

The strength of this market derives from the flourishing re-export trade, in both the bulk and retail markets.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am