Day 1 Dubai

G’day Arrived Dubai late last night and after a quick beer retried at 0200. Alarm went off at 0700 which was a bundle of laughs, but managed to get up all the same. First visit of the day was to Al Laith events to meet up with Tony Nobbs. Al Laith are one of the biggest infrastructure suppliers in e GCC region supplying all major events including concerts on the Dubai race course. Amazing place with plenty of interesting sites Next up was a trip out to r Academic City to meet up with Dubai Telecom the principle cell operator in the UAE. Here we were discussing Geostrut and being the first meeting of the tour I was pleased when the audience of interest was over 8 people in a conference room. All wen t well and we hope that progress will follow Next up a meeting with Farid in the Mall of the Emirates. Farid kindly picking up and taking the time to listen to the options mefas and ifs can provide. I took the Metro back to Khaleed bin walked street and am now sitting by the pool of the Ascot hotel Later this evening we are flying to Jeddah. I will update in arrival. Dubai is a great place to visit and I am now looking forward to Jeddah. Great start hope it continues the same All the best… And in the tradition of holiday messages….. Wish you were here! JD

I Flew, I Crashed, I lived – A 1st Hand Account from US Airways Flight 1549 — The World Or Bust

The Following is a guest post from Ian Wells, a friend of mine and fellow alum from the University of Miami.  One of the most amazing things about Ian…is that he is alive.  He survived the plane crash of US Air Flight 1549 and I and TheWorldorBust are privileged to have him share his amazing story just a few days shy of the three year anniversary of the crash.  Ian currently resides in NYC and works as an internet entrepreneur.

Had to share this one. A fantastic and uplifting story of some real triumph over adversity. Something you would not wish on anyone. Well written and some great insight.
Rule number 1 do read the safety manual!

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WORK THIS ONE OUT…..

10 times the strength of Steel,10% of the weight and 50%
less foundations to build it

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WORK THIS ONE OUT…..

10 times the strength of Steel… 10% of the weight and 50% less foundations to build it
International Facilities and Sourcing Ltd are pleased to be working with ACTR (USA) the manufacturers of Geostrut in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Working closely in conjunction with ACTR and our partner company Entire Network solutions PTY in Australia we are excited at the prospect of launching this new and exciting technology in 2012.

This is part of the latest post on the IFS blog that has some video and a number of images. I hope you find it of interest

UPDATE: Arabtec Wins AED561M Deal For Dubai Airport Expansion – Construction – Zawya

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(ARTC.DFM) said Wednesday it won a 561 million U.A.E. dirham ($152.7 million) contract from Dubai Aviation City Corp. to carry out infrastructure works related to the Dubai International AirportDubai International Airport

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, will have a duration of 25 months once it commences, ArabtecArabtec

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said in a statement posted on the Dubai Financial Market website.

International Facilities and Sourcing are staging a visit to Saudi Arabia at the end of January. Part of the IFS portfolio is the supply of temporary structures fitted out to extremely high standards.

One of the confirmed meeting for IFS and our partners is with Arabtec Construction as described in the attached article. Arabtec are based in Dubai & Jeddah. There airport construction programme is vast and IFS are aiming to support Arabtec on this and future projects

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Please check out the latest article from IFS. It gives some insight into our relationships in the Middle East and especially in Saudi Arabia.

A visit is planned to the region from 4th February 2012 which will encompass Construction, Defence, Homeland Security, Telecoms infrastructure and Temporary buildings for event overlay

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IFS/ MEFAS – The core business

IFS are a 30% owner of MEFAS a sister company that is incorporated in the UK and operates in both UK & KSA. 70% of MEFAS is owned by Istabraq, the trading arm of a well positioned Saudi Arabian Family. Headed up by Jo Otayek the company concentrates on bi-lateral trade links between the UK and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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