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Old May 13th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #61
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how tall are these towers
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Old May 14th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #62
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Old May 14th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #63
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the tallest of them is a 120 stores high

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Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP of Chicago (Adrian Smith)
Client: EMAAR Properties PJSC
Design: Completed 2006

A 120-story landmark tower is visible throughout the city. The highly sustainable tower includes a photovoltaic exterior wall and is oriented and formed to take advantage of the winds from the Red Sea to generate energy. The tower rises above the surrounding development and sets a new standard for environmental design in the region.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #64
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Hawadi:
Is the third residential community in the city, after:
1-Bay La Sun.
2-Esmeralda.

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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #65
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.......................aaannddd who is going to live in these new cities? not to be cynical
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Old October 9th, 2009, 04:03 AM   #66
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Well, great work! You have helped me to improve my knowledge about this field. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #67
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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #68
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Emaar, the Economic City Joins Hands with GE Security for Security Solutions in KAEC Business Park

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 26 Aug, 2009 :




•GE Security provides fire detection, access control and video surveillance
•Installation of systems progressing in two buildings

Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C), the Tadawul-listed company developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), has joined hands with GE Security, Inc., a wholly-owned affiliate of General Electric Company (GE), for implementing state-of-the-art security solutions in the KAEC Business Park.

GE Security provides fire detection, access control and video surveillance for the nearly complete Business Park, and installation work is underway in SAGIA and EEC buildings. GE Security’s modern access control system featuring 27 card readers based on its advanced ATS solution has already been installed. A video surveillance system with over 50 cameras – fixed and hi-speed dome – has also been installed. The cameras are connected to digital recorders that enable automatic storage of images.

Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer, Emaar.E.C, said: “KAEC is implementing the highest standards in all aspects of its development. Security is one of the key features and requirements for an integrated city, and especially for the Business Park.”

He added: “Work on two buildings of the Business Park is nearing completion and hand-over of offices. When completed, the two buildings will offer a fully secure work environment, and feature the latest in amenities.”

Jurgen Timperman, Regional General Manager Engineered Systems, GE Security MEA said: “We are implementing our world-class security and life safety solutions to help meet KAEC’s needs. GE Security has an established presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is pleased to be associated with the Emaar.E.C. for this remarkable project.”

The KAEC Business Park spreads over an area of over 258,000 sq m, and features modern amenities including hi-speed internet and telecom connectivity and high-quality finishes. Facilities include a day-care centre, retail outlets and restaurants.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #69
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King Abdullah Economic City Hosts the Former Latvian Prime Minster, the Singaporean Ambassador to KSA, and a US Congressional Delegation





Emaar the Economic City, the Tadawul listed company, hosted official delegations from three nations at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Prominent visitors included the Prime Minister of Latvia, HE Mr. Valdez Berkeiv, the Singaporean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, HE Mr. Wong Kuk Pun, as well as a US Congressional delegation consisting of Chiefs of Staffs. Dignitaries toured the city and discussed investment opportunities at KAEC with Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Emaar E.C.

Mr. Al-Rasheed said: “KAEC’s role in welcoming delegations from all across the world showcases how the world is considering KAEC as a promising and dynamic financial hub.”

“HE Mr. Valdez Berkeiv’s visit with Latvian businessmen was designed to pave the way for investment opportunities between Latvia and KAEC” Al-Rasheed added.

HE Mr. Wong assured the same during his recent tour of KAEC, which was one of his top priorities ever since he took office. Mr. Wong expressed interest in the investment, trade and industrial cooperation between KSA and Singapore celebrating the strength of the bi-lateral relations.

Mr. Al-Rasheed added, "We appreciate HE Mr. Wong’s visit to KAEC and hope this experience will be one of many to come, for Singaporean investors to come, see and believe in KAEC.”

Subsequently, Mr. Al-Rasheed welcomed twenty chiefs of staffs from the US Congress including ten members from the House of Representatives and ten from the Senate. The group were overwhelmed with what they saw in reality at KAEC. They praised the efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (may God protect him)

for the economic growth that Saudi Arabia is witnessing, confirming that this has made it easier for investors to venture into such appealing markets such as KAEC. Their admiration extended over the development and prosperity that the Kingdom is going through in both the industrial and economic fields.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #70
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«Emaar, the Economic City» Inaugurates the First Bridge in Bay La Sun



The first bridge in King Abdullah Economic City was opened for traffic last week. The bridge spans 400 meters over the water canals of Bay La Sun and connects with the rest of King Abdullah Economic City, and was designed, constructed and finalized in just 8 months with a cost of SR 40 million.

Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Emaar. E.C, confirmed, that the City is being designed with the latest architectural methods that renders it to become one of the most modern cities in the world.

“This eye-catching bridge shall become a great enabler for our investors in Bay La Sun village. It is made up of 4 tracks, which gives it the highest degree to accommodate traffic flow, and is equipped with a special drainage system for rain and 13 light poles with side barriers for protection” Al Rasheed concluded.

The bridge was constructed by Huta Group, as one of the two to cross Bay La Sun’s water canals at a cost of SR 83 Million.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #71
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The Golf Course at King Abdullah Economic City


March 18, 2009
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In the ‘developing’ Saudi Arabian Golf market, it is fundamental to create a golf course that is challenging, fair and enjoyable for golfers of all ability. It must ensure that golf holes have an alternate means of play and that the golfer is constantly confronted with different options and decisions as to how to play a particular hole with respect to their skill level of play.



KAEC - Shaping of the par 4 - 6th hole

Thus, the Golf Course at King Abdullah Economic City – Resort Cove will embrace the classic strategic elements of the world’s most enduring golf courses and bring them together in a layout filled with risk-and-reward choices and opportunities for creative and varied shot making.



The Golf Course is a par 72 layout with two loops of nine holes. Both nine hole loops start and finish at the centrally located Clubhouse. The course will be played from a Back Tee length of 6906 yards. Medal Tee, Regular Tee and Forward Tee positions would play from 6464 yards, 5960 yards and 5173 yards.


KAEC - The Client trying out the par 4 - 5th drive

A feature element of the Golf Course development will be the Golf Course Academy, featuring a ‘state of the art’ teaching facility, accompanied by extensive fully-lit practice areas for the Long and Short Range Tees, Practice Fairway, and Putting, Chipping and Bunker green complexes.



The golf course design elements will be characterized by relatively gently undulating fairways and deep grass-faced style bunker hazards. A special landscape feature will be the design of large expansive waste bunkers and ‘wadi-like’ hazards that exhibit a ‘desert character’ on the golf course, reflecting the similar desert character of the Saudi Arabian landscape. The waste bunker and ‘wadi’ features have been designed to encroach into the fairway, and the interface between grass and desert will be detailed to give the utmost aesthetic appeal to the golfing landscape.


KAEC - Views of the par 4 - 15th hole from the turning point marker. A spectacular setting with the Red Sea as the backdrop

Water features on a golf course can provide the most dramatic moments in golf and are featured on both nine hole loops. There will be no ‘forced’ carries across water, but rather a heroic design intent, always providing an alternate route around the water hazard, but at a significant disadvantage or challenge for the next golf shot. The four prominent water features, constructed out of the most beautiful natural dark ‘volcanic’ rock, will be one of the ‘stand – out’ features of the golf course.



To further complement the natural beauty of the site’s magnificent setting on the Red Sea coast line, the landscape character across the golf course will be characterized by special areas of treatment. The Clubhouse and Academy will be characterized by a landscape setting rich in indigenous tree and shrub plantings similar to the surrounding built development. A desert landscape setting will be developed for the golf holes that feature the waste bunker hazards while golf holes with water features will provide an ‘oasis’ setting of relevant landscape plantings.


KAEC - Construction of the par 4 - 5th hole. In the distance construction of the residential villas takes place

‘The Golf’ at the King Abdullah Economic City – Resort Cove will be exciting and challenging.

‘The Golf Course’ will be bold and beautiful.

But most importantly, for golfers of all abilities, ‘The Experience’ will be enjoyable and fun!

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Emaar, The Economic City Signs an Agreement With Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group to Build, Develop and Operate the Yacht Club & Marina

King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia; September 15, 2009 :


•AMTG to undertake marina development and operations for 20 years
•Marina to accommodate a large range of yachts
•Ideal place for sailing, fishing & water-skiing.

Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C), the Tadawul-listed company developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), has signed an agreement with Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group (AMTG).

Mr Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen Al Rasheed, Board Member & CEO, Emaar.E.C and Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud, Board Member of Tourism Development Council in Jeddah & President of Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group, have signed the agreement, in which AMTG will build, develop, and operate a 23,000-square-meter yacht club & marina in the Bay la Sun Village, the first integrated residential community within the city.

Mr Al Rasheed said: "Building the Marina will help create various investment channels within KAEC, the Marina will represent a unique destination for water sports and activities, and work on enriching the lifestyle of residents”.

Prince Abdullah said: "This significant investment is driven by our belief in KAEC as the up and coming resort destination in the Kingdom. The Marina facilities will accommodate vessels with lengths of 10 to 50 meters. The Yacht club will provide multiple dining venues, outdoor areas, and facilities to support different businesses and the expected size of the Marina will be 23,000-square-meters.

AMTG will undertake all the aspects of water sports such as fishing, sailing and water-skiing as well as the organization of water sports contests in the Marina. It will also offer parking for variety of boats and a large range of rentals.

KAEC, the largest private sector project in the region, has six key components: Sea Port, Industrial Zone, Central Business District, Educational Zone, Resort Zone and Residential Communities.

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:04 AM   #78
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Amazing project. Any updates?
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