Dubai news round-up: April 21

Fuel stations ‘back to normal’, gold discovery for Dubai company, award for Dubai Metro and more …

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Emarat petrol stations will be back to normal tomorrow after a four-day fuel shortage, the company said last night.

The company apologised to customers for the "unfortunate confusion" and said it "appreciates their co-operation and understanding". The resumption of supplies will be a relief for drivers with Arabia Taxi, Cars Taxi and National Taxi, which usually allow their drivers to fill up only at Emarat stations.
Full story: The National

A Dubai company has more than doubled its estimate of the size of a gold discovery in Yemen as the price of the precious metal hits an all-time high.

Thani Emirates Resource Holdings, a privately held minerals company, confirmed last year its Wadi Madden discovery contains at least 2.2 million ounces of gold reserves.
Full story: The National

The Dubai Metro has been commended for privacy by users as well as the organisers of regional awards for excellency rendering it to scoop the ‘Best Transport Project Quality Award’ in the Middle East.

The award ceremony was held by the Middle East Business Intelligence (MEED) in the GCC countries in recognition of the excellent projects in the region.
Full story: The Gulf Today

Deira and Bur Dubai - the established central business districts of Dubai - are finally witnessing increase in vacancy rates and relocation of companies, looking for larger space, to new Dubai, according to Cluttons.

“Vacancy levels appear to be increasing within some of the older, more established districts of the city such as Deira and Bur Dubai,” the global real estate consultancy said in a report on the Dubai realty market.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

More than 27 million passengers travelled through Dubai International Airport last year, said Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, on Wednesday.

A significant rise of 179,416 passengers has also been registered in the first quarter of 2011. “As many as 6,941,626 people entered and departed from the country through the Dubai International Airport against 6,762,210 over the same period in 2009,” he said.
Full story: Khaleej Times

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