Gulf states are spending more than $100 billion on rail projects across the region as they tackle poor public transports networks and growing populations, according to analysts. UAE's Union Railway plans a $11 billion and 1,500 km railway project across the emirates to be completed by 2017. The project will be phased over several years.
Etihad Rail will support the development of its 1,200 km railway across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with business software solutions from SAP in collaboration with HCL Technologies. One of the most ambitious transport projects in Middle Eastern history, the US$11 billion (Dh40 billion) development will connect the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and Oman via Al Ain in the east.
TECH AND GADGETS
Abu Dhabi’s new project pipeline remains firmly in the hands of its government owned or supported developers, with private sector names keeping to the sidelines or coming out with the occasional foray.
FASHION AND TRENDS
Lyon-based GL events, an international provider of event solutions and services, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi and has launched its first local product for 2012 - Piscine Abu Dhabi - The professional pool and spa show for the Middle East; which will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre next April.
twofour54, Abu Dhabi's media and entertainment free zone, has appointed Aldar Properties to be the developer of its new, permanent home which will be...