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Archive for November 6th, 2009

Dubai Nakheel Palm Jebel Ali Home Buyers stay united

Posted by 7starsdubai on November 6, 2009


People who bought waterfront villas on Palm Jebel Ali, where prices have tumbled by about 45 per cent from their peak in the third quarter of last year, are now being asked to transfer their investments to projects that include Al Furjan and Jumeirah Heights, which are both under construction.

But the move has been criticised by investors, who expected to move into their new homes last year.

“Nakheel has called investors and given them this option,” said Saqib Iqbal, who bought a villa in the development in 2006.

“But most investors would like them to complete Palm Jebel Ali. People have paid premiums on top of what they paid originally, it’s a disaster to be asked to move somewhere else.”

Palm Jebel Ali was the second artificial island project to be launched by Nakheel and was designed to accommodate up to 250,000 people and add 70km of beachfront to the emirate.
“Further work on Palm Jebel Ali has been delayed until market conditions allow recommencement of these phases of the development, and customers are being given a range of options within the wider Nakheel portfolio to transfer their investment,” said Nakheel.

In an letter sent to Marwan bin Ghalita, the chief executive of the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), investors said: “This is not what was sold to us. The apartments being offered are much smaller, with no beachfront or private pool, and are at a much higher price.”

The investors, most of whom have paid 30 per cent towards their purchase, have called on Nakheel to instead resume construction of Palm Jebel Ali, register their plots with the Dubai Land Department and officially agree to link further payments with construction milestones.

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Dubai – More than a half million bounced cheques between January and May 2009

Posted by 7starsdubai on November 6, 2009



Bounced cheques are regarded legally as fraud, a criminal offence punishable by jail in Dubai and the UAE.

With more than a half-million cheques bounced between January and May of this year alone, the cases have been putting an increasing strain on the legal system.

But now the hard walls of debtors’ prison are beginning to crack.

No longer will home buyers in Dubai who cancel postdated cheques because of a developer’s missed deadlines or broken promises automatically face jail.

Instead of being investigated by police or prosecuted, delinquent tenants and homeowners will be referred to a new judicial committee that will make a binding judgment on whether they should be held to payment. It will also deal with developers who run into financial difficulties and cannot pay their investors.
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Dubai Prosecutors will hunt former senior executive of Istithmar World

Posted by 7starsdubai on November 6, 2009


Dubai, 05 November 2009
An Interpol Red Notice could be issued for the arrest and possible extradition of Chris Turner, who was sentenced in absentia to five years in jail for embezzling AED4.9 million ($1.3m), UAE daily The National reported on Thursday.

The former risk assessment manager for the investment arm of Dubai World was also ordered by Dubai Criminal Court to pay $2.7m in fines and restitution.

Turner, speaking to newswire Zawya Dow Jones from a location outside the UAE, said: “I’m innocent of the charges and I’m not in the country. I’m reviewing my legal options.”

“This is a matter for the appropriate authorities,” said a spokesman at Istithmar World in an emailed statement to the newswire.

But prosecutors in the UAE said they would hunt for him.

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