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Abu Dhabi funds Dubai to pay Nakheel’s debt

The Abu Dhabi government has said that it is...

December 14, 2009 8:12 by

The Abu Dhabi government has said that it is giving $10 billion to the Dubai government to help repay Nakheel’s $4.1 billion Islamic bond maturing today.

“Specifically, the government of Abu Dhabi has agreed to fund $10 billion to the Dubai Financial Support Fund that will be used to satisfy a series of upcoming obligations on Dubai World,” Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee  said in a statement.

“The remaining funds would also provide for interest expenses and company working capital through April 30, 2010,” the statement added.

“We are here today to reassure investors, financial and trade creditors, employees, and our citizens that our government will act at all times in accordance with market principles and internationally accepted business practices,” he said, adding, “Dubai is, and will continue to be, a strong and vibrant global financial center. Our best days are yet to come.”


  1. The Truth on December 14, 2009 11:02 am

    bail-out will buy the incompetent more time but it will not save them from the inevitable

  2. Abdullah on December 15, 2009 8:50 am

    Don’t worry, people who envy Dubai, like you, only talks crap, and would love to see a powerful high tech emirate like Dubai to fall down. You need to know we are 7 emirates, not 1 emirate, if one would be in trouble, all would fall, and I guess that won’t happen :)

  3. john on December 17, 2009 9:37 am

    maybe you guess wrong abdullah?

  4. shankran on December 19, 2009 9:22 am

    yes our best days are yet to come, and dubai will be a role model of others

  5. DeniseTheMenace on December 19, 2009 10:23 am

    Mr. Abdullah : I hope you are right…but saying Dubai is Powerful or Hi(gh) Tech is too bloating … And this 7-sissy love is good so long as AD have the Oil (read free…) money running….(which is as you rightly said that won;t happen for next 100 yrs as per proven Oil reserves) Test will be when there’s no more money coming easy…. Guess thats for our greta-great- grand children to find out……All the ?Best


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