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Dubai Real Estate - Shatha Tower in Media City
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Amusing advert on the Sheikh Zayed Road side of the Shatha Tower in Dubai's Media City. The advert is directly across from the Emirates Golf Club and also the Emirates Living Development; home to many Expats and real estate investors of various nationalities. Villas and appartments have increased by 20 to 30% this year, and Dubai is keen to win the Expo 2020 which will certainly increase demand further. This advert is timely and well executed.

Copyright: Jason armes
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Uploaded: 15/11/2013
Updated: 20/11/2013
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