Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 12-05-2023

Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 12-05-2023

Friday 12 May 2023Wed 16 Feb
Dubai's Weekly News Snapshot: The Ampersand 12-05-2023

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News that caught our attention this week:

Dubai announces the world’s largest ocean restoration and ecotourism project, Dubai Reefs

Dubai Reefs is an artificial reef and a sustainable floating community that would be dedicated to marine research, regeneration and ecotourism. The goal behind this is to work towards greater protection of the marine and coastal environment of Dubai. It will also include residential complexes, retail outlets, eco-lodges, wave farms and ocean farming.

This artificial reef would cover over 200 square metres and this reef will be home to over 1 billion corals and 100 million mangroves.

Interested to know more? We’ve got the whole scoop!

Al Habtoor Group announces the development of Dubai’s tallest residential tower!

Dubai already holds a record for the world’s tallest tower and Al Habtoor Group plans to beat that with another record breaker - The world’s tallest residential tower. It will be built on Sheikh Zayed Road overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Downtown area.

The tower comprises 1,701 keys, 81 floors and total square footage of 3.5 million! This ultra-luxurious property will also have excellent amenities and is due to be completed in 36 months - which looks like mid-2026!

Exciting, right?

Emirates Airlines announces three new destinations for premium economy flyers!

If you are a frequent flyer with Emirates or are one for luxury travelling, Emirates has recently added three more destinations to their flying chart which would include the Premium Economy cabin. The three new destinations are Singapore, San Francisco and Houston.

Premium Economy cabins are spacious reclining chairs, with an extended foot-rest, large storage space and a 13.5 inch television which has over 5,000 entertainment channels. They also have six different adjustable headrests, a large side table, different charging ports and flyers will have a separate check-in station at Dubai International Airport.

Keen to know more? Take a read!

Dubai’s new one-mission work visa - How does it work?

In case you missed it, Dubai has announced a temporary work visa for foreign business travellers to come into the city and work. This visa is applicable for 90-days and gives foreign travellers the ease to come in and out of the city for the duration of one-mission or one project course.

Recently, many have been scratching their heads wondering how they can apply for this visa, if you are keen to know - we’ve broken it down for you!

Company Updates

Allsopp & Allsopp launches a comparable data insight for all listings

Allsopp & Allsopp has recently partnered with Property Monitor to create a comparable data insight channel below every listing on the website. This channel would provide key insights on the market, and other properties sold or rented nearby.

This applies to lettings, sales and commercial properties listed with the company and helps give a great overview to future buyers/investors and tenants.

This feature also provides you with a price trend and unit volume of that area - and it can also share a detailed analysis! How great is that? Take a read if you’d like to know more!

Interested to check it out? Take a look at some of our live listings to check out this cool feature.

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