Hyder Consulting to design Palm Deira bridges

DUBAI - Hyder Consulting Middle East has been selected by master developer Nakheel to design the architectural concept of all the 44 long-span bridges on Palm Deira.

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Published: Wed 13 Aug 2008, 11:26 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:53 AM

Hyder Consulting's mandate is to design the bridges as impressive and aesthetically pleasing gateways reflecting the iconic status of Palm Deira, the largest of the Palm Islands under development in Dubai. A network of 26 interlinked islands connected to Dubai's waterfront, Palm Deira is also set to be the largest man-made island in the world.

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Nakheel conducts staff audit

DUBAI - Dubai government-owned developer Nakheel Properties said it was auditing staff to ensure that regulations were upheld within the firm. "Nakheel conducts regular audits to ensure transparency and regulation of procedure. This process is ongoing and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this state," a Nakheel spokesman said on Tuesday.

The developer of palm-shaped islands off Dubai's coast, is planning big investments in listed property firms in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Last week Nakheel bought a 20 per cent stake with Istithmar World, the investment arm of Dubai World, in the acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil.- Reuters

Etisalat powers customers for ENB through Mobile POS terminals

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ABU DHABI - Etisalat plans a further expansion of its mobile business data service initiatives with Emirates NBD bank using Etisalat's services to power its Point of Sale (POS) terminals for credit/debit card transactions through its Mobile Data network.

Emirates NBD merchants across industries including the hotel industry are using the service to deliver a faster and more convenient experience for customers so that they can have their card payments processed wherever they are rather than being subjected to the inconvenience of waiting to pay at a long queue.

BenQ unveils world's first '21.5' Full HD 16:9 LCD display in ME

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DUBAI - BenQ Middle East has launched world's first '21.5' Full HD LCD display, E2200HD along with its latest line up of 16:9 aspect ratio Full HD LCD monitors - the M2200HD, M2400HD and T2200HD. BenQ research indicates that 16:9 (or "1980x1080" resolution) monitors will be the mainstream models by 2010.

The use of "1980x1080" resolution technology in the LCD monitor range delivers better image quality than ever before by offering dot-to-dot Full HD image transmission, solving the traditional image quality problems caused by 16:10 monitors.

"With the release of this next generation 16:9 Full HD LCD monitors, BenQ is staying ahead of the game by taking the HD technology beyond just high-end TVs," said Manish Bakshi, General Manager, Middle East and Africa, BenQ.

Emaar Misr signs MoU with The Ritz-Carlton Company

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DUBAI - Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E, the wholly-owned country subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Ritz-Carlton Company LLC of Chevy Chase, Md., to manage a beachfront resort in Marassi, Egypt scheduled to open in 2012. The 6 km seafront land featuring the luxury resort is considered among the finest beaches in the region and stretches across the picturesque Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay on the Mediterranean, said a Press release.

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