Top 10 skylines in the world- Dubai ranks 5th

With the world’s tallest and the most elegant buildings, Dubai’s skyline has become world renowned – yet could have been even more spectacular if the Marina end of the city wasn’t so far removed from Downtown.

Dubai is the only city from the Gulf Co-operation Council countries to make it to the list. The emirate is home the iconic Burj Khalifa (828 metres) – the world’s tallest tower, Princess Tower (414 metres)- the world’s highest residential tower and JW Marriott Marquis (355 metres)- the world’s highest hotel building.

To top the chart is Hong Kong with the best skylines. New York and Singapore take the second and third slot. Chicago has been ranked fourth with Dubai is placed fifth on the list. With the growing rate of Dubai real estate and new development, Dubai will soon top the chart.

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World’s most romantic cities- Dubai ranks 2nd

Love in the air!!!

The glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai has been named as the second most romantic city on the planet, according to the findings of a poll.

Based on data taken from more than 71,000 planned vacations this summer, the study revealed the world’s most desirable destinations for dating.

The Turkish city of Istanbul came out at number one, with more than 5,000 trips planned in the coming months. Paris, commonly known as the world’s romance capital, was in at number three, while London was fourth.

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UAE on a roll for world expo 2020; Nation is awarded emerging market status

Looks like we are not very far from winning the World Expo 2020 bid. Disqualification of Thailand’s Ayutthaya leaves Dubai competing against Turkey’s Izmir, Brazil’s Sao Paulo and Russia’s Yekaterinburg.

In the presentation by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, the UAE announced a key initiative, Expo Live, which includes funds to ensure greater participation and aid innovation.

BIE officials were full of praise for Dubai’s presentation.
“It’s impressive and Dubai is a very strong contender,” Ferdinand Nagy, President of BIE, told Gulf News.

The final decision will be made at the next general assembly in Paris in November.

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Dubai ranked sixth in new global tourism hotlist

The world is moving to Dubai!!!

The good news is that Dubai has seen one of the strongest growth rates in international visitor arrivals to leap up a global list of the world’s top destination cities. This means, we have an increasing number of visitors coming in everyday.

According to the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, Dubai is on a whooping sixth position.

Bangkok was named 2013’s top destination city by international visitor arrivals as it surpassed London by the slimmest of margins. But we are sure we will surpass them and lead the chart very soon.

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Meydan Sobha – An exclusive destination for leisure and retail attractions!

The Meydan and Sobha group have joined hands to develop an exclusive destination of key leisure and retail attraction points surrounded by spacious residential communities, with Mohammed Bin Rashid City.

The foremost highlight of this project is its location. Located in the heart of Dubai this project is  within 3 kms distance to the worlds tallest tower– The Burj Khalifa. With easy access to Al Khail road, driving to Downtown Dubai, Dubai International Airport , Dubai World Trade Center and DIFC is of ease.

For nature loving people this could be the next paradise, with over 65% area dedicated to open space, green areas and woodlands. You can enjoy the best living experience with leisure facilities like beaches, waterfalls, crystal water lagoon, water park, multisport facilities, promenades, retail, waterfront dining, jogging, hiking, cycling, and horse trails.

With a total land area of over 1000 acres including 1500 villa’s in three stunning style viz. Traditional Arabian, Mediterranean, Contemporary ranging from 4 to 8 beds, this place is the next big thing to happen in Dubai. The expected handover will take place by July 2016.

Till then stay connected with us for more updates on Meydan Sobha.

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China to build Sky City in 7 months

A challenge to Burj Khalifa, China is all set to build the next tallest tower in the world, Sky City. The 838-metre pre-fabricated ‘Sky City’ in Changsha, China, will be built in seven months.

With an idea to build mall, office, school, hospital and apartments in one tower China aims at ‘One Building, One City, Sky City’. The top floors will be with a garden and open terrace views.

This 838 meters tower will be 10 meters taller to current tallest tower- Burj Khalifa. Sky City will be fireproof resistant for up to three hours and have 10 fire escape routes for evacuation of a floor within 15 minutes during an emergency.

It will also have 15cm thermal insulators, four paned windows, fresh air heat recovery system, non-electric air conditioners, cooling-heating power system and LED lighting.

With different nations clamming to build the next tallest tower, we don’t know who will finally succeed. But you don’t worry; stay tuned with us for more updates on towers in the world.

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What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith Have in Common?

Well, it is Coldwell Banker!

We are used to our brand representing some celebrities and trophy homes, so no surprise when word came that Coldwell Banker agents were involved in representing so many star-studded homes, including the historic Canadian property basketball inventor Dr. Naismith grew up in.

Matt Damon’s home received quite a bit of fanfare when the Wall Street Journal broke the story of “The Jills” – Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg – of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Miami Beach being selected to sell his million dollar home. The Jills set a Coldwell Banker record last year by racking up a 125 transactions resulting in a new record in sales. Clearly we are not slowing down!

If you are a basketball fan then this is news for you. Dr. James Naismith’s childhood home in Almonte, Ontario, Canada is available for sale.

So you can say that we are used to representing some celebrities and trophy homes.

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Time to Cruise

Did you know that the Dubai Cruise Terminal expects to welcome 420,000 cruise passengers this year with 110 ship calls?

Well, Cruise tourism is an important part of the tourism industry as a whole. As part of the new vision, cruise tourist numbers will at least double from the current numbers. Which means a lot of business coming in for Dubai.

With the objective to grow cruse tourism both in terms of international visitors and encouraging residents of UAE to take cruise around the region, cruise tourism is on a roll.

With a number of exciting cruise ships paying their visit to Dubai ports we can experience a good boom in respect to our current market situation. The retail and real estate companies along with the tourism sector will benefit from this.

So a good upward swing expected of from the Sea!!!

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No earthquake fear for Burj Khalifa residents!!!

Everything is well planned in the tower, bunkers, special elevators, crisis teams, all ready for the run…

While different parts for UAE experienced the tremors during major Iran earthquakes, residents of Burj Khalifa were at ease.

The residents are trained on what they have to do in case of any emergency when they move into the tower. They have regular fire drills to train them for emergency situations such as fire, earthquake, lightening, storms etc. There are bunker-like locations around the building where they are expected to go to in the event of emergency. There are also special elevators near the bunkers. Most importantly, there is an entire emergency team on duty at all times.

Burj Khalifa has 900 studios, one-, two-, three- and four-bedrooms, while the Armani Residences has 144 fully furnished private apartments. The tower offers luxurious recreational and leisure facilities including four swimming pools, an exclusive residents’ lounge; health and wellness facilities; Atmosphere, the world’s highest fine dining restaurant at level 122 and At the Top, the world’s highest observatory deck, with an outdoor terrace on level 124.

Stay tuned for more insights about the tallest tower in the world.

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Get ready to grow with us

Sky is not the limit for us!

Today, as we take the next step on the ladder of growth, we feel proud to announce the opening of our new commercial office at Citadel Tower, Business Bay. It is our dedication and believes in the growing opportunities in Commercial Real Estate that we stay motivated on the rise.

Technology can help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges and we take pride in informing all our readers about the best and most advanced tools used by us to help commercial real estate create a remarkable impact in the market.

With our iPad/iPhone apps we have increased our reach in the market. The cool android app has always attracted quality new users. Coldwell Banker UAE is your one stop solution for all Real Estate needs.

Today we’re not just starting a new journey but also expanding our wings for success and growth in Commercial Real Estate Market.

Come be a part of Coldwell Banker family! List your property with us.

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