27.02.2009 - UAE developer launches $10bln Jordan project
From IHT: Abu Dhabi-based developer Al Maabar International Investments said Thursday it launched a $10 billion tourism and real estate venture in a Jordanian Red Sea resort, showing that while the global economic crunch has hammered many such mega-projects in the region, it hasn't halted them entirely. The announcement came just days after the United Arab Emirates' federal government said it was bailing out the emirate of Dubai. The glitzy city-state famed for its palm-shaped islands and indoor ski slopes appeared finally to be succumbing to the world credit crunch, with developers scaling back or delaying mega-projects amid financing woes and mounting debt..... Full Article: Source