7StarsDubai

Dubai UAE News from the Press Property Market Disaster and More

  • Dubai 7 Stars
  • May 2008
    M T W T F S S
    « Apr   Jun »
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031  
  • Middle East Unrest Update

  • Talk of the Town

    Jo Hopworth on Justice For Natalie – Na…
    Mariam on Criminal Complaint filed in Ge…
    Martin Kraeter on ACI Dubai Funds filed bankrupt…
    Independent Observer on Iranian’s lawsuit reveals roya…
    Rado on DubaiTouristen landen schnell…
    Dubai Citizen on Al Fajer Properties Case…
    Dane on Outlook in concrete- Dubai Wor…
    jamesl fayad on RERA Dubai – Dubai Prope…
    Jacques on Malika Karoum finally arrested…
    James Brown on ACI – Alternative Capita…
    Journalist on Al Fajer Properties-500 Invest…
    ron oakeley on ACI – Alternative Capita…
    Benson Fu on Shahram Zadeh against Al Fajer…
    Monika on RERA – Dubai mulls cance…
    Ali Varahram on Shahram Zadeh against Al Fajer…
  • Top Rated Comments

  • Top Posts

  • RSS Dubai United Arab Emirates Property Real Estate Debt Fraud Developer Investor Court News

    • Criminal Complaint filed against Al Fajer Properties Sheikh Maktoum
      Criminal Complaint filed in Germany against Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum CEO of Dubai Developer Al Fajer Properties The Dubai Sheikh who mislead and extort a German Couple  Germany – Dubai 2011 A German elderly couple , today 80 + 50 years old who have been Dubai Tourists since a decade, bought in 2005 an apartment at Nakheel´s Dubai Residen […]
    • UAE: Human Rights Blogger, Sorbonne Lecturer Charged With ‘Humiliating' Officials
      source Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org (Beirut) - The United Arab Emirates attorney general should immediately drop all charges against five pro-democracy activists to halt their trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges of "humiliating" top officials relate solely to the defendants' peaceful use of speech to criticize the UAE governmen […]
    • Nakheel Dubai Sunland Case
      June 5, 2011After 21 hearings, Chris O'Donnell, the Australian chief executive of Dubai's major developer, Nakheel, came to the defence of his former colleagues Matthew Joyce and Marcus Lee. Mr Joyce and Mr Lee are accused of profiting from the sale of land that had been earmarked for a colossal high-rise development, which was to include the futur […]
    • Dubai Nakheel CEO decided to leave the company
      Dubai June 7, 2011 Nakheel said on Wednesday that its CEO Chris O'Donnell had left the company "after completing his contract terms". O'Donnell, an Australian who joined the developer in 2006, said he had decided to leave Nakheel following five years spent with the company, the statement added. O'Donnell has overseen a traumatic time […]
    • Owner of Dubai Developer Damac Hussain Sajwani files case against Egypt corruption ruling
      Dubai property developer Damac said on Tuesday it had filed an international arbitration case against Egypt over a land dispute and the conviction of its chairman and owner, Hussain Sajwani.A Cairo court last week sentenced Sajwani in his absence to jail and ordered him to pay a $40.5 million fine in connection with his 2006 purchase of land at Egypt's […]
    • Dubai Palm Jumeriah - Investors plan to take legal action
      Investors in Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile complex will this week serve the developer behind the project with a legal ultimatum to hand over their units or issue them with a refund.Up to ten investors in the luxury complex plan to issue Souq Residences with legal notice in a bid to force a resolution to a dispute that has been ongoing for more than a yea […]
  • Top Rated Posts

    • 474,168 visitors 2010
  • Disclaimer 7 Stars Dubai

    This Website of the Blog 7starsdubai.wordpress.com and 7starsdubai.com content still existing media releases and comments from reputated press and websites only. The content of this Website focus to consumer protection for Investors of the Dubai Property market, the UAE and the Middle East. Press Article from the international Press who report about Fraud in relation with Property Investment and Real Estate Developer Investor Disputes in Dubai and the UAE as well reports from the Press about other criiminal acts and Civil Real Estate cases, Lawsuits before the Court in Dubai, the UAE or other countries. Furtheron we show reports about consumer protection and human rights in the Middle East. Actual Topics about the Unrest in Middle East. The information comprised in this section is not, nor is it held out to be, a solicitation of any person to take any form of investment decision. The content of this site does not constitute advice or a recommendation by us.Communications and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision relating to investments or any other matter. You should consult your own independent financial adviser and obtain professional advice before exercising any investment decisions or choices based on information featured in this Web site. We can not be held liable or responsible in any way for any opinions, suggestions, recommendations or comments made by any of the contributors to the various columns on this Web site nor do opinions of contributors necessarily reflect those of us.In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, direct, special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to this Web site or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise. Comment Rules: Although the administrators and moderators of 7starsdubai.com will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off this Blog, it is impossible for us to review all comments . All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of this Blog, nor the administrator of this Blog will be held responsible for the content of any message, comment. By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. The adminstrator of this Blog reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any comment (message) for any reason This Blog content still existing media releases and comments from websites only. The information comprised in this section is not, nor is it held out to be, a solicitation of any person to take any form of investment decision. The content of this site does not constitute advice or a recommendation by us.Communications and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision relating to investments or any other matter. You should consult your own independent financial adviser and obtain professional advice before exercising any investment decisions or choices based on information featured in this Blog. We can not be held liable or responsible in any way for any opinions, suggestions, recommendations or comments made by any of the contributors to the various columns on this Web site nor do opinions of contributors necessarily reflect those of us.In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, direct, special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to this Web site or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise. Copyright: The copyright to the text of the blog is held by the author or link as source provided, where applicable. All images displayed are copyright their respective owners and are used either under licence or under the fair use provisions of international copyright law. The information contained in this Web site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this site. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult the administrator of this website. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, 7starsdubai.com is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will 7starsdubai its related partnerships or corporations, or the partners, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in the Web site connect to other sites maintained by third parties that may or may not be presented within a frame on the Web site. 7starsdubai.com has not verified the contents of such third party sites and does not endorse, warrant, promote or recommend any services or products, that may be provided or accessed through them or any person or body which may provide them. 7starsdubai.com has not issued or caused to be issued any advertisements which may appear on these Web sites. We do not review, monitor or endorse any third party web sites linked to Our Site and We are not responsible for the content of any web site linked to Our Site. Your access to any web site that links to Our Site is at your sole risk. We are not responsible for the information, material, products, or services contained on or accessible through such other web sites and will not be liable for any form of loss or damage arising as a result of or in connection with your visits to such web sites. Any links to other web sites are provided merely for the convenience of the users of this Site and the inclusion of these links does not imply an endorsement of the linked web sites or the content therein. In addition, you agree not to link your web site or any other third party web site to Our Site or frame Our Site as part of any other web site without Our express prior written consent. We reserve the right, at any time and for any reason not prohibited by law, to deny permission to anyone to link a web site to, or frame, Our Site. We reserve the right to withdraw Our consent at any time to a link to, or framing of, Our Site at Our sole discretion without notice. Your use of this Site and the operation of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and regulations of and applicable in Germany You agree, acknowledge, and submit to the Court in Germany having non-exclusive jurisdiction over all and any dispute or difference between us arising out of or in connection with this Agreement. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully before using this Site. Your use of this Site indicates your irrevocable agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (as may be amended by Us from time to time). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions please stop accessing and using this Site immediately. Warning: We are aware that several times Cybercriminals mirrowed our Website and posted on several Forums, Website comments by misuse of our email adresses. These Cybercriminals registerd several similar looking Domains and installed several 1:1 mirrowed Websites which look like our Website 7starsdubai. We have already taken the necessary steps by filing criminal complaints against the Individuals behind this Identity theft an Cybercrime, by misusing fraudulently our Blog Identity 7starsdubai. In Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bling and others you should always take a close view to the links. If this links do not originaly start with www.7starsdubai.com or http://7starsdubai.worpress.com/.... you will end on a faked mirrowed modificated Website. The genral Background of this Cybercriminals is a Stalking and Smear campaign, faking stories for their personal use, to discriminate Persons with the goal to destroy their reputation.
  • RSS ZDF Heute Germany

    • Untitled
    • Ein guter Auftakt und viele strittige Punkte
      Erste Jamaika-Sondierungsrunde"Sehr gut" habe keiner gesagt - doch die erste Sondierungsrunde einer möglichen Jamaika-Koalition sei trotz vieler strittiger Themen ein guter Auftakt gewesen, resümiert Hauptstadtkorrespondentin Bettina Schausten im ZDF heute journal. Und: Es gibt einen Zeitplan.Video "Guter Auftakt, aber viel Arbeit"Video M […]
    • Trumps Krieg gegen die eigene Partei
      US-RepublikanerFrüher ging nur ein Riss durch das politische Amerika. Auf der einen Seite die Demokraten, auf der anderen die Republikaner. Doch seit Donald Trump US-Präsident ist, gibt es einen zweiten Riss. Einen, der die Republikaner spaltet. Viele sind unzufrieden mit ihrem Präsidenten, lassen ihrem Frust auch öffentlich freien Lauf. Trumps Gefolgsleute […]
    • Brexit: EU hofft auf Durchbruch bis Dezember
      Gipfel in Brüssel Im Brexit-Streit hofft die EU auf einen Durchbruch bis Dezember: Dann könnten Verhandlungen über einen neuen Handels- und Zukunftspakt mit Großbritannien starten. Die 27 bleibenden Länder forderten beim EU-Gipfel weitere Zugeständnisse von London, betonten aber auch ihren guten Willen.Video Die Zukunft der EUVideo EU: Kürzung der Türkei-Hil […]
    • "Ich weiß nicht, wie das funktionieren soll"
      Brexit-Sorgen in der WirtschaftHartmut Steiner ist Lkw-Fahrer. Woche für Woche beliefert seine Spedition Firmen in England, 30 Laster waren es in besseren Zeiten. Momentan sind es nur noch fünf. Dass die Verhandlungen zwischen Großbritannien und der EU stocken, verunsichert ihn - und viele andere Akteure in der deutschen Wirtschaft. (Video)
    • Daimler zieht die Kronzeugen-Karte
      Kartellverdacht bei AutobauernLange war darüber spekuliert worden. Zuletzt hatte sich die Aufregung um die Kartellvorwürfe gegen die deutsche Autobranche gelegt. Nun wagt sich plötzlich Daimler aus der Deckung - und zieht die Kronzeugen-Karte.Video VW schweigt weiterVideo Geheime Absprachen? Video Jahrelange Verstöße?
    • Wenn das Wort im Hals stecken bleibt
      WeltstottertagSchon die kleinsten Alltagssituationen können für Stotterer sehr belastend sein. Viele Stotterer ziehen sich aus Scham immer mehr zurück. Joschua, der schon drei Therapien hinter sich hat, wünscht sich von der Gesellschaft mehr Geduld. (Video)
    • Schalke setzt sich oben fest
      2:0-Heimsieg gegen MainzDer FC Schalke 04 hat seine positive Serie in der Bundesliga fortgesetzt. Mit dem 2:0-Heimsieg gegen den FSV Mainz 05 eroberten die Königsblauen den vierten Tabellenplatz. Die Mainzer verloren erstmals nach zuletzt drei Spielen ohne Niederlage.
    • DFB muss 19,2 Millionen Euro Steuern nachzahlen
      FinanzbehördenDer Skandal um die Heim-WM 2006 kommt den Deutschen Fußball-Bund (DFB) teuer zu stehen. Der Weltmeisterverband muss im Zuge der steuerrechtlichen Ermittlungen rund 19,2 Millionen Euro nachzahlen.
    • Wildschweinterror in Heide - Tier getötet
      Schleswig-Holstein Wildschweine verbreiten in Schleswig-Holstein Angst und Schrecken. In der Innenstadt von Heide greifen sie Menschen an und verletzen vier von ihnen. Nicht einmal eine Bankfiliale ist vor Angriffen sicher.Video Wilde SchweineVideo Polizeieinsatz zu WildschweinenVideo Kieling und Wildschwein
    • Untitled
    • Washington verurteilt Anschläge in Afghanistan
      21.10.17 06:36 | Die USA haben die Anschläge in Afghanistan scharf verurteilt. "Im Angesicht dieser unsinnigen und feigen Taten ist unser Engagement für Afghanistan unerschütterlich", erklärte die Sprecherin des Außenministeriums, Heather Nauert, in einer Mitteilung. Die USA stünden an der Seite der Menschen in Afghanistan und unterstützten ihre Be […]
    • Spanische Regierung will Zwangsmaßnahmen gegen Katalonien beschließen
      21.10.17 06:13 | Die Katalonien-Krise tritt in eine entscheidende Phase: Die spanische Regierung kommt heute in Madrid zusammen, um Zwangsmaßnahmen gegen die Regionalregierung in Barcelona zu beschließen. Ministerpräsident Rajoy sagte am Rande des EU-Gipfels in Brüssel, die Maßnahmen zur Beendigung der katalanischen Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen seien mit zwei […]
    • Potenzielle Jamaika-Partner beraten in zweiter Runde Finanzen
      21.10.17 05:51 | In konstruktiver Atmosphäre, aber erwartungsgemäß ohne nennenswerte Fortschritte ist die erste Sondierungsrunde von CDU, CSU, FDP und Grünen zu Ende gegangen. Es gebe nichts Neues, sagte FDP-Chef Lindner in Berlin. Grünen-Bundesgeschäftsführer Kellner sagte: "Es war heute eine politische Generaldebatte. Mit Blitzen, mit einigen Geistesb […]
    • Madagaskar: Bereits 94 Pest-Tote
      21.10.17 00:19 | Die Zahl der Pest-Toten in Madagaskar hat sich auf mehr als 90 erhöht. In dem Inselstaat vor der Ostküste Afrikas seien in diesem Jahr bereits 94 Menschen an der ansteckenden Krankheit gestorben. Das teilte die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) in Genf mit. Die Zahl der Pest-Erkrankungen sei innerhalb von zehn Tagen auf 1.153 Fälle gestiegen […]
    • Can Dündar ist "Europäischer Journalist des Jahres"
      21.10.17 00:06 | Der türkische Journalist Can Dündar ist beim Medienwettbewerb "Prix Europa" in Berlin als "Europäischer Journalist des Jahres" ausgezeichnet worden. Der ehemalige Chefredakteur der Tageszeitung "Cumhuriyet" lebt seit Sommer 2016 im Exil in Deutschland. Dündar wurde nach einem Bericht über eine Waffenlieferung de […]
    • Highlight
      Regen, Wind und Sonne - bis 22 Grad

DUBAI – Delays hit building projects

Posted by 7starsdubai on May 26, 2008


original published The National

Last Updated: May 24. 2008 10:51PM UAE / May 24. 2008 6:51PM GMT

DUBAI // Only one in five construction projects is likely to finish on time, as shortages of materials and skilled workers – and an overabundance of red tape – take their toll.

Industry experts said few of the 4,000 or so projects currently under way would be handed over to clients on the scheduled date. The emirate is currently undergoing a construction frenzy and as the pace of building quickens, so do the risks of delays.

Residential and commercial developments along with road, bridge and utilities projects are all competing for the same resources, compounding the problem.

The same issues could crop up in Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates of Ras al Khaimah and Ajman, as they launch their own large-scale development plans.

The problem is also beginning to manifest in other Gulf states.Qatar, for example, has had to introduce price escalation clauses into contracts to stem the impact of higher building materials prices.

As a result of the delays, the relationship between builders and clients is starting to sour.

In Dubai, only a handful of projects are being completed to the satisfaction of all parties involved, said Kez Taylor, the managing director of Alec, a local building firm.“Only one in five are being completed on time,” said Mr Taylor. We should be hitting the success factor at a much greater rate than we currently are.”

He said the tensions which this led to had threatened to ripple into delays on other projects.
Successful projects … are not the norm in this part of the world.

From this, a blame culture develops, relationships break down, people become despondent and don’t want to do repeat business.”

A major factor in delays and its impact on the relationship between builders and developers was the reluctance of clients to make difficult decisions quickly, Mr Taylor said.
Because of bureaucracy, nobody wants to stick their head out and make a decision, he said.

But it is vital that the client takes the lead – it’s their project.

Emil Rademeyer of Proleads, a research firm, said more than 90 per cent of projects in Dubai were on average two months late.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a project being handed over early – that’s probably the question … and I’m pretty certain the response would be very few.

Mr Rademeyer said that late changes in design were a common problem among projects in the region, which led to a complete project overhaul in some cases. The situation was also compounded by a severe shortage in good quality contractors, which impacted on the standard of construction.

While there are the challenges of materials and resources shortages, much of the problem lies with changes to design – I’ve heard of cases when a project has almost been completed but then the owner decides they don’t like it and so they start over,” he said.

And because of the shortage of materials and contractors, clients are sometimes just taking what’s available, which might not be the best quality and is a big threat to the final product.”Developments in Dubai also face severe delays in connecting power, water supplies and telecommunications, with many forced to rely on temporary backups.“

There are internal risks when dealing with partners, but there are also external risks that affect a project,” said Ali Hamdan, the corporate finance manager at Sama Dubai, the developer behind The Lagoons project.

“When it comes to a large-scale project such as The Lagoons, success is dependent on dealing with organisations like the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority), Dewa (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) and Etisalat – if you don’t connect with the infrastructure on time, you get delayed.

Jubeir Shamte, the executive director of the commercial and contracts department at Dubai Properties, which is developing Business Bay, said that clashes in culture and business practices between foreign and local firms also caused problems.

A lot of foreign companies do not understand the culture here, and when you try and bring in culture from other places such as the UK or America, a lot of problems come with it,” he said.“

For example, the concept of partnering is being treated as a new phenomenon, when it is something that we’ve been doing here for many years.”

agiuffrida@thenational.ae

Advertisements

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
%d bloggers like this: