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City of Arabia

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City of Arabia (COA), Dubailand, Dubai

Note that the City of Arabia development has been suspended or delayed since the financial crisis which started in 2008. Nothing is open or completed as of the beginning of 2014 despite the news headline in 2009 saying "City of Arabia Fast Taking Shape". Updated timeline to be added, if available. Other updates to be added:

City of Arabia, Dubailand, Dubai. A mega-project development divided into 4 main areas - Elite Towers residential and commerical buildings, Mall of Arabia shopping mall, Restless Planet dinosaur theme park, Wadi Walk retail area with apartments, restaurants, shops, and cafes along a canal. It has come in for criticism due to lengthy construction delays and disappointed investors finding it difficult to obtain information or refunds for apartments which were not built according to schedule.

Projects within the development include:

City of Arabia areas and projects

Elite Towers
Mall of Arabia
Restless Planet theme park
Wadi Walk

City of Arabia timeline and history

Information updates, press releases, reports, by date

03 September 2009 AB
14 April 2009 AB

"City of Arabia constuction costs fall by 30%"

27 March 2009 - KT

Khaleej Times headline "$5 billion City of Arabia Fast Taking Shape", article and interview with S M Sayed Khalil, Executive Director of COA or the developer.

14 Mar 2009 - CW

Construction Week story "What's really happening at Dubailand?" by SM Syed Khalil, executive director of the Ilyas Mustafa Galadari group.


Restless Planet theme park (date, source unknown)



Last update Wednesday 29-Jan-2014
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