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July 8th, 2011

Beginning July 18 placing ads on service will require payment

From the 18th July 2011 onwards, placing property ads on will require payment.
The standard price for one property ad per month is 40AED. If you want to place more property ads, we recommend that you first purchase Credits.
When using credits the final price per ad can be as low as 20AED!

October 6th, 2010

Your Listing Expiration on Dubai Property Group

From October 6, 2010, each listing will run for 30 days, after which you will need to renew it. It means that if you submitted an advertisement on October 6 it could be deactivated on November 6. Before 30 days end you will be notified by e-mail to renew your ads. All listings added before 6th of October need to be renewed at the appropriate time after email notification. We are forced to implement these changes due to the large amout of outdated ads. Our service remains free of charge. Standard listing expiration does not apply to ads served from the XML feeds.

March 26th, 2010

It Is Spring…And Time to Check up on Dubai’s Economy

Just on the 25th March, Dubai gave out a detailed plan on how to spend the funds from Big Brother Abu Dhabi – the ones that were meant to „save” it, the so-called „bail-out”. The process will be overseen by the Dubai Financial Support Fund – it is going to make sure that the payments to the creditors of Dubai World (and its subsidiary Nakheel) will be conducted in a reasonable and sound way. „The monkey business is now officially over,” one Dubai-based hedge fund manager was quoted saying. I can only agree. And I must say that all this is certainly good news for everyone involved – but in any case the question where the economy of Dubai is now standing, in spring 2010, more than a year and a half after the financial crisis of 2008, must be asked.
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January 17th, 2010

The Burj Khalifa and the New World Record in BASE Jumping

BASE Jumping is one of the coolest city sports of the new millennium. For it, you need a parachute, but no aeroplane, because BASE stands for: Building, Antenna, Span (meaning bridge), Earth (and that could be something like a mountain or a cliff). Video inside…
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January 7th, 2010

Why the Burj Dubai became the Burj Khalifa

What a story! All the time we were counting the days until the opening of the Burj Dubai…only so in the moment of this happening we would be stunned that it ain’t the Burj Dubai no more. This name change is catchy, flashy and a PR masterpiece, but mostly, it is immensely political.
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January 1st, 2010

Welcome to Dubai, Hang-Over Capital of the World…and Most Certainly the Middle East ;-)

They say that Brits drink too much…but Dubaians clearly can down a whole lot more. Maybe that’s because all the REAL Brits have come here b’cause over here it’s so much more cool… And I am of course just not talking about Emerati…nor exclusively about us expats, but about US DUBAIANS, which means the new super-international nation of all of us here in Dubai!
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December 26th, 2009

New Year’s Eve in Dubai

At New Year’s Eve in Dubai really, as usual, diversity is king. It is really a question of taste and personal attitude, what you are finally going to be choosing. You can be a devout Muslim and I guarantee you there is a multitude of parties where neither alcohol will be served – nor will there be naked women (as party attendees, nota bene) dancing on the beach.
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December 20th, 2009

OMG, the Countdown for the Burj Dubai is on!

So, my personal New Year will be coming on January 4 – that’s when the Burj Dubai will finally be opening! I expect, then the financial crisis will really and completely be old news, and people will again be focusing on the future.Because the Burj Dubai is not only the most aesthetic high rise that has ever been built, but it also holds another, more objective historic record: It is not only the tallest building, but also structure ever built by man.
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December 16th, 2009

Abu Dhabi “saved” Dubai, Big Deal!… Newsflash: They’re the same country!

The writes (Dec 14th 2009): “It (Abu Dhabi) provided $10 billion to Dubai’s government, more than enough to repay the $4.1 billion due on Monday to holders of a sukuk, or Islamic bond, issued by Nakheel, a prominent developer.” So you see, the trouble is over. Just as I predicted! So I can’t deny a certain satisfaction.
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December 11th, 2009

Why Dubai Matters

So, the Dubai Borse, their stock exchange, showed a very impressive rebound on Thursday. It is a nice feeling to be proven right. Anyway, it is not just because I myself happen to have some investments going here in Dubai. I’m also thinking globally!. Dubai is an anomaly, no matter what standard you apply.
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