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For an American pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, a discovery of fellowship

For an American pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, a discovery of fellowship

The biggest surprise during my circuits of the Kaaba was that men and women prayed side by side during the five daily prayers. Traditionally, men and women are segregated in prayer, but in the Grand Mosque, when the time of prayer arrives, everyone just prays wherever they are standing at that moment.

Visiting Saudi Arabia on Business

Visiting Saudi Arabia on Business

Saundi Arabia can often be a good place for many companies to do business. However, there are a few things which you may want to bare in mind when making a business trip to this country.

Oman Air Nominated For World Travel Awards

Oman Air Nominated For World Travel Awards

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been nominated in the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline’ category of the prestigious World Travel Awards 2010.

Abu Dhabi to add over 20,000 residential units through 2011

Abu Dhabi to add over 20,000 residential units through 2011

Will the Abu Dhabi Metro be linked to the Union Railway? What is the game plan for fast-track Dubai-Abu Dhabi rail connectivity? The Abu Dhabi Metro will be linked to the Union Railway. As for the game plan, that is still under study.

Abu Dhabi DOT – Abu Dhabi Metro

Abu Dhabi DOT – Abu Dhabi Metro

Country: UAE, Project Value: USD 7,000,000,000, Sector: Infrastructure | Metro, Consultant: Mott MacDonald (Study), PMC: Fluor Mideast, Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE, Contract Type: Construction, Facility Type: Metro rail, Capacity: 131 km long (estimated), Owner: Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

Consultants submit bids for feasibility study for tram lines in Abu Dhabi

Consultants submit bids for feasibility study for tram lines in Abu Dhabi

MEED reported that Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport has received bids from consulting firms for an 18 month study into the emirate’s proposed tram system. The bidders include a UK based JV of Mott MacDonald and Halcrow, France’s Systra with US based Parsons International and a US team of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Aecom.

Ability to power infrastructure boost inspires confidence in Abu Dhabi

Ability to power infrastructure boost inspires confidence in Abu Dhabi

The emirate of Abu Dhabi has retained its strong economic position despite the economic crisis that hit the world last year, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council said on Friday.

Abu Dhabi Challenges Global Credit Crunch

Abu Dhabi Challenges Global Credit Crunch

The emirate of Abu Dhabi retained its strong economic position despite the economic crisis that hit world-over throughout last year. The emirate’s entire production and development wheel continued turning in spite of the current global credit crunch, thanks to the wise policies adopted by its leadership, led by the Executive Council, under the chairmanship of H.H General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and as stipulated by the Emirate’s strategy “Plan Abu Dhabi 2030” and “Economic Vision 2030”.