Sands of time

Cancellation of construction projects is becoming common in Dubai but despite this, work is continuing on the Emirate's largest geotechnical project the 75km, £7bn Arabian Canal. The purpose of the project is to create swathes of waterside real estate along what is currently unoccupied desert to the west of central Dubai. However, no sooner had digging of the first phase of the scheme begun than the real estate market in the Emirate went into freefall as developers struggled to both raise cash, and sell property.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18-20
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:31AM