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Old September 22nd, 2014, 05:38 PM   #541
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I don't understand the point in putting 3 museums in the same place.
The 3 will be connected to each other by tunnels!!
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:38 PM   #542
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The 3 will be connected to each other by tunnels!!
Don't know what this has to do what this has to do with EmiratesAirlane380's question as the tunnels are not for public use, but I'd say Majed is on to something .
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:41 PM   #543
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I am not impressed with any of Abu Dhabi's projects. They look very basic and ordinary. They are not like Dubai's projects
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:43 PM   #544
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and what's with the copied museums from around the world?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:48 PM   #545
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and what's with the copied museums from around the world?
Which one you are referring to?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #546
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Which one you are referring to?
They are not copies. I don't think he gets that Guggenheim has a few museums around the world consisting of remarkably architected buildings by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, and also Frank Gehry. It hosts some of the most preeminent works of art every displayed. The Louvre is…well if you don't know what the Louvre is, here you go.

Abu Dhabi is extremely lucky (i.e. helps to be wealthy) to be in association with both of these long standing and well known museums. The Louvre being especially unique - the only other one in existence as you know by now is in Paris…
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Old September 25th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #547
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Don't know what this has to do what this has to do with EmiratesAirlane380's question as the tunnels are not for public use, but I'd say Majed is on to something .
Logistical reasons probably plus Majed's point!!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #548
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They are not copies. I don't think he gets that Guggenheim has a few museums around the world consisting of remarkably architected buildings by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, and also Frank Gehry. It hosts some of the most preeminent works of art every displayed. The Louvre is…well if you don't know what the Louvre is, here you go.

Abu Dhabi is extremely lucky (i.e. helps to be wealthy) to be in association with both of these long standing and well known museums. The Louvre being especially unique - the only other one in existence as you know by now is in Paris…

I have been to Paris and saw the Louvre, I thought he was referring to the designs
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Old September 28th, 2014, 07:17 AM   #549
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I don't see the logic of placing museums outside the city, instead of making them the center of everything. It would have been very simple to put somo canal and make it look like the downtown Burj Khalifa area. There better be another Island next to these reject museums.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #550
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I don't see the logic of placing museums outside the city, instead of making them the center of everything. It would have been very simple to put somo canal and make it look like the downtown Burj Khalifa area. There better be another Island next to these reject museums.
its your opinion pal...again as for many complaining people who don't like what they see ... one answer DO NOT VISIT if YOU DONT LIKE IT
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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:36 AM   #551
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Old October 4th, 2014, 09:20 AM   #552
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First Saadiyat Cultural District homes sell out, says TDIC



Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has announced that phase one of Mamsha Al Saadiyat, offered for sale off-plan, has sold out.

Mamsha Al Saadiyat, meaning Saadiyat Walk is a 1.4km beachfront mixed-use project that will offer residents a luxurious beach-inspired lifestyle, said the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed Al Fahim, executive director of Marketing, Communications, Sales and Leasing at TDIC, said: "We are pleased that Mamsha Al Saadiyat has garnered such strong demand.

"This goes on to show the trust that investors have in the value and quality of what TDIC is developing on Saadiyat today."

The Saadiyat Cultural District will become home to three iconic world-class museums – Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – along with The District, a premier retail destination that is being developed in partnership with L Real Estate (LRE).

Comprising five clusters, each approximately 250 metres long, the residential development will feature nine low-rise residential buildings with a total of 461 units including apartments and townhouses.

The unit sizes will range from one to four-bedrooms to lofts and penthouses, with a gross floor area from 106 to 454 square metres.

The complete project, which will be developed in phases, will also encompass a serviced-apartment building and a retail village offering approximately 5,000 square metres of leasable area, for both retail and dining outlets.

"Mamsha Al Saadiyat will be the capital’s new upcoming social attraction with a vibrant community that emphasises a healthy lifestyle for all. Not only will it offer top-of-the-line facilities and services but also unique community elements that will make it stand out from any other development in the region," Al Fahim added.

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Old October 6th, 2014, 11:04 AM   #553
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I believe there may be some news soon regarding another batch of Saadiyat Beach Residences style apartments on the island. Perimeter site hoarding has been erected recently (marked in red on map) which matches exactly the masterplan for x5 apartment buildings on this plot.



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Old October 6th, 2014, 01:21 PM   #554
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Supposedly after selling the first phase of the Cultural District homes, they would start working on the District Mall (partnership with LVMH) very soon.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:06 AM   #555
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Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will change cultural landscape of region and world, museum bosses predict

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ABU DHABI // The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will change the cultural landscape of the region and the world, the head of the prestigious New York museum has predicted.

“It will bring a different audience to Abu Dhabi from Asia, Europe and North America,” said Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.

“With their increasing exposure to the UAE there is a very strong possibility that the world’s perception of the city, the country and the region will also change for the better.”

Outside New York, the Guggenheim already operates in Venice and Bilbao. Abu Dhabi, said Mr Armstrong, “will be the third, the largest and the most connected to contemporary art exclusively and therefore possibly the most radical and, of course, it will have a tremendously memorable building”.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi has been designed by Frank Gehry, the architect who also created the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Construction on Saadiyat island has not yet begun, but the building is expected to be completed by 2017.

Mr Armstrong, 65, a former director of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh became director of the Guggenheim in 2008, a year after the agreement to develop the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi was signed.

When he inherited the project he was “relatively unaware of its scale and unfamiliar with this part of the world”, which presented him with a challenge.

However, after frequent visits to the UAE for art events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, he feels much more confident in the region and the institution is now “a happy part” of his responsibilities.

He said the social and cultural impact of the museum in the UAE had been overwhelmingly positive.

Mr Armstrong was in Abu Dhabi to oversee the opening of Seeing Through Light, the first exhibition of works from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection.

Mr Armstrong said the “personality of the institution” was starting to reveal itself through this exhibition and other pieces the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi has lent to Venice and Bilbao.

“If you think of the collection as being the DNA of the institution then it is certainly beginning to show,” he said.

The exhibition includes Robert Irwin’s Untitled, 1967-68, which is considered a seminal piece of work from the California Light and Space movement he helped to found. There are also works by Rachid Koraichi, an Algerian artist who won the Jameel Prize in 2011; Shizareh Houshiary, who is from Iran but has been living in London for 40 years; and Angela Bulloch, a Canadian-British artist who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997.

In January, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, a Canadian-Mexican who works with electronics, will install an interactive work on Abu Dhabi Corniche called Pulse Corniche,to engage the public in what is happening on Saadiyat Island.

Seeing Through Light runs from November 5 to January 19 at Manarat Al Saadiyat.


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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:58 PM   #556
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TDIC seeks to complete financing for Abu Dhabi's biggest mall



Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Co (TDIC) is in the process of completing the financing to allow it to build the largest shopping mall in the emirate, it said on Monday.

Abu Dhabi, seeking to capitalise on surging retail demand, has already opened two shopping malls in little more than a year as it attempts to match glitzier neighbour Dubai.

TDIC declined to give details about the financing for the new project - known as The District - but four people aware of the matter said the state-owned company was in talks with banks about raising a loan.

A funding deal is expected to be finalised by the end of January, allowing building work to start by March or April, said one of the people, a company source speaking on condition of anonymity as the information is not public.

As talks were at a preliminary stage it was too early to determine the value of the loan, two banking sources said.

TDIC is partnering on The District with L Real Estate, a global property development and investment fund sponsored by LVMH, the French luxury goods company, according to TDIC's website.

They are hoping to tap rising retail sales in the United Arab Emirates - up 5 percent to $66 billion in 2013, according to consultancy AT Kearney - boosted by a growing and youthful population and strong tourist numbers.

"TDIC and its joint venture partner are in the process of completing the capital structure for The District mall on Saadiyat island," the Abu Dhabi firm said in response to Reuters queries about the financing of the project.

"Details of specific financing are not being released until such time as the process is completed."

Construction work on the project, which will hold more than 550 units across 269,000 square metres of leasable space, is scheduled to be completed by 2017, the website said.

TDIC, which is also building branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, has - like other UAEcompanies - been taking advantage of low interest rates to raise fresh capital or refinance existing debt.

In June, it secured bank financing to repay $2 billion in maturing bonds this year and said it was in the process of finalising two separate financing agreements in 2014.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #557
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For anyone wishing to find out more about Saadiyat I'd definitely recommend visiting Manarat Al Saadiyat.
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Show homes unveiled for luxury Hidd Al Saadiyat villas

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Luxury beachside villas at Hidd Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi are now 40 per cent complete, according to Saadiyat Development and Investment Company (SDIC).

The development company today unveiled its model villas at the project for clients and potential investors to come and view.

The project is built on nearly 1.5 million square metres of natural waterfront land on the north-east part of Saadiyat Island, and will be home to 4,000 people with 453 villas and 15 low-rise apartment buildings when complete.

Infrastructure works on Hidd Al Saadiyat began in October 2012 and villa construction in July of 2013.

SDIC said in a statement that 78 per cent of the infrastructure has been completed, while project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.

“With over 70 per cent of the villas already sold, it is clear that the uniqueness of the project and remarkable landscape have created strong market demand,” the company said.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #559
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I am all for development but they sure ruined what was a really beautiful place...
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I am all for development but they sure ruined what was a really beautiful place...
Landscaping and plantation will get them back,
And I agree, Natural beauty is not what we will get back.

But I trust with UPC here, they are very much focused on sustainability..
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