- Middle East Business News
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Best of 2009
2009: What a year it's been!
Wednesday, 23 December 2009

It’s almost the end of 2009, and what a year it’s been.
First the global credit crunch hit the region , taking a chunk off real estate prices and forcing companies to cut back across the board. Then more recently, Dubai’s financial situation became the topic of conversation across the world, with news in November that Dubai World sought to restructure about $22bn of debt.

However, it’s not been all doom and gloom. We saw the opening of the Dubai Metro on September 9, which is going from strength-to-strength, attracting more and more passengers each month.

Then there was the hugely successful Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix , which received much praise and attention globally and is set to return as the venue for the final race of the F1 season in 2010.

Story continues below

Arabian Business also had a few firsts when we took a look at the wealth of the region's movers and shakers with our first ever rich lists for Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and GCC expats.

And finally, never been seen before footage of snowfall in the UAE was recorded early this year.

These are just a few of the more memorable events of the year. Find out more with our Best of 2009 roundup, then test your knowledge with our interactive quiz .

Here’s to an equally interesting and exciting 2010.



Disclaimer: The views expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by or its employees.

Click here to post a comment

Add your Comment
All posts are sent to the administrator for review and are published only after approval. reserves the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason. Please keep your responses appropriate and on topic.
Arabian Business would like to point out that only comments relevant to the story will be published. Any containing personal insults or inappropriate language will not be approved.
Name *
Remember me on this computer
Email *
(Your email address will not be published)
Subject *
Comment *
Notify me of further comments

Please click post only once - your comment will not be published immediately.

Meet The Boss