Morning showers, market stability in Dubai, Burj Khalifa to be beaten and more …
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Residents of Dubai woke up to early morning showers on Sunday.
Earlier, the National weather bureau had predicted light showers, unpredictable weather and foggy mornings for a few more days. Motorists travelling to Jebel Ali from Dubai and Sharjah reported seeing one minor accident on Sheikh Zayed Road. Full story: Emirates 24/7
Distressed sales are no longer happening in Dubai as the market is moving towards stability and transaction numbers rise, thanks to mortgage providers easing their lending criteria, according to realty experts.
Faisal Baig, director of PropSquare Real Estate, said: “We don’t see any real deals that are called distress in present times. When the panic button was hit in early 2009, we saw most of these and believe clients have come a long way from that stage of crisis.” Full story: Emirates 24/7
A plan to build the tallest building on earth - the $28.5 billion Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia that will stand 1.6km high - has reportedly been approved.
The 1609-metre Kingdom Tower will exceed Dubai's 1000-metre Nakheel Harbour and Tower, the construction of which has reportedly been put on hold. It will almost double the height of the 828-metre Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, also designed by Smith. Full story: Sydney Morning Herald
The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival drew record audiences on its first day of public screenings.
For 10 of the 11 screenings on Friday, members of the public and GFF delegates took all available tickets. Full story: EyeofDubai.com
Foreign Office officials were attempting to move four British prisoners out of a notorious Dubai police station in the wake of claims that a British tourist was beaten to death there.
Discussions continue with the Dubai authorities about moving the prisoners to another jail. They are said to be traumatised after allegations that Lee Bradley Brown died after being beaten up by up to six police officers and dragged from his cell in the Bur Dubai station. Full story: The Observer