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Skyscraper to be built in honour of Sheikh Zayed

Posted on 24/01/2007

Abu Dhabi-based developer Pearl Properties will develop a 61-storey tower to honour the memory of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, a statement said. Al Hekma Tower, which means The Wisdom Tower, will be sited near the first Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road, and will display an image of the late ruler which will crown the top of the building at a height of 50 metres. When completed in 2008, this will be the largest portrait of a single individual to be seen ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourist Club set for revamp

Posted on 18/01/2007

Khor Abu Dhabi Property Development, an investor consortium led by Abu Dhabi's Al Masoud Group, will redevelop Abu Dhabi Tourist Club into a world-class tourism, residential and commercial hub, a statement said. Covering 1.5 million square feet, The Quay has been master-planned by Australia's The Cox Group - renowned designers who have undertaken major waterfront projects in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and South Africa. The consortium entered into partnership for The Quay site ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai reaches 100 floors

Posted on 17/01/2007

World's tallest tower Burj Dubai reached 100 floors on Tuesday, becoming the sixth to reach the milestone scaling 347.3 metres and utilising 242,000 tonnes of reinforced concrete and 46,000 steel rebars to date. Sears Tower in Chicago (110 floors), Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea (105), Empire State Building, New York (102), Taipei 101 (101) and John Hancock Centre, Chicago (100) are the only other structures in the world that are currently at 100 storeys or more. At 347.3 metres, Burj Dubai ...  >>MORE

Latest technology for construction sector on show in Fujairah

Posted on 09/01/2007

Buildex '07, the exhibition for the construction and stone crushing industries, has got underway at Fujairah's Exhibition Centre with some of the largest companies in the field taking part in the three day event. More than 50 companies from 22 countries will put on show some of their latest products and technologies with organisers expecting plenty of business deals to go through over the coming days. Hanif Sheikh, General Manager of Fujairah Exhibition Centre, expects thousands of trade ...  >>MORE

Sorouh launches Dh500 million-central park project at Shams Abu Dhabi

Posted on 23/12/2006

Sorouh Real Estate PJSC launched its Central Park project, a major feature of the Shams Abu Dhabi development. Central Park will offer about one million square feet of open space and recreational amenities at a construction cost of Dh500 million. Sorouh also announced the sales release of the surrounding plots to local and international investors. The announcement was made during a ceremony organized at the Shams Abu Dhabi site. Among the attendees were decision makers, real estate ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai reaches 95 storeys

Posted on 17/12/2006

Burj Dubai has now reached 95 storeys. Currently 329 metres high, Burj Dubai has used 235,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete and 44,200 tonnes of reinforcing steel. At its current height, Burj Dubai is taller than the Burj Al Arab at 321 metres, but short of the Emirates Towers office tower which rises 355 metres. (Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Sorouh launches Dh3.5b Saraya Abu Dhabi

Posted on 05/12/2006

Sorouh Real Estate, Abu Dhabi's leading real estate development company, yesterday launched Saraya Abu Dhabi, a new Dh3.5 billion mixed use development in Abu Dhabi city. The 30-tower residential and commercial project is located on the eastern part of the Corniche road towards Mina, next to the Corniche Hospital, overlooking the Lulu Island and the Gulf. The 30 towers of Saraya will include residential and commercial buildings ranging from 10 to 40 stories, serviced apartments and a ...  >>MORE

Details of how the World works unveiled

Posted on 05/12/2006

Nakheel, the UAE's leading property developer, has announced details of how The World will function as a project, revealing plans for infrastructure, transportation and the different types of islands that are available to developers. Land reclamation of The World, a series of more than 300 man-made islands shaped to form the map of the world off the coast of Dubai, is currently 90% complete with developers currently working to complete their plans for estate islands, residential and resort ...  >>MORE

World's first Porsche design towers in Dubai Business Bay

Posted on 05/12/2006

Dubai Properties and Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Porsche Design Group), Stuttgart, will jointly develop the world's first Porsche Design Towers, comprising two luxurious buildings in Business Bay. The two companies have signed a long-term cooperation contract involving the provision of design services by the Porsche Design Studio for future construction projects of Dubai Properties in the region of the Middle East. The first joint project comes in the form of ...  >>MORE

Rotating tower to be solar-powered

Posted on 30/11/2006

Dubai's latest mind-boggling project will be yet another global first - a fully rotating tower powered by the sun. Project engineers say the Dh400 million Time Residences tower in the City of Arabia master development will turn through 360 degrees, its rotation mechanism driven by stored solar energy. The project, which will put 200 apartments onto the market, is another addition to Dubai's list of world exclusives which will include the world's tallest tower, biggest mall and largest ...  >>MORE

Blending world-class architecture with the heritage of Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/11/2006

ALDAR Properties PJSC announced its flagship project Central Market yesterday, revealing the new skyline of Abu Dhabi and the new heart and soul of the city. Central Market is set to become the city's core 'live, work, play' destination in the tallest cluster of buildings world wide. Rejuvenating the heart and capturing the soul of the city, Central Market is a true mixed-use development, open 24-hours a day and catering to Abu Dhabi's booming business, retail and residential demands. The ...  >>MORE

Construction contracts regulated in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/11/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued the law number 21 for 2006, pertaining to construction contracts and agreements in the emirate. The law aims at maintaining a balance in the interests of all parties involved in civil contracting agreements, signed between government entities and contractors. The law authorizes the Executive Council to issue standard forms of contracts and agreements for construction works, prepared according ...  >>MORE

Dubai World Vice Chairman meets with Austrian official

Posted on 27/11/2006

Dubai World Vice Chairman and Group CEO, Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, met with the Prime Minister of the State of Kaernten of Austria Dr. Joerg Haider yesterday to showcase the developments of Dubai World's infrastructure over last few years. The Vice Chairman elaborated on the history of Jebel Ali and the advances that have been made in the Free Zone by emphasizing the economic importance the area creates for Dubai World. The Vice Chairman underscored the importance of the visit and said, ...  >>MORE

Aldar Properties reveals Dh4.5b Central Market plans

Posted on 27/11/2006

Aldar Properties yesterday revealed the master plan and award winning design of its flagship Dh4.5 billion Central Market. The development which is scheduled for completion by May 2010 will be delivered in phases, first of which will be the traditional Souq by 2008. "The owners of traditional shops in the old Souq will be operating once again in the heart of the city, as we shall give them the outlets free of charge," Ahmad Ali Al Sayegh, chairman of Al Dar said to the reporters. The project ...  >>MORE

Sama to build Dubai Towers cluster

Posted on 27/11/2006

Sama Dubai, the real estate development and investment arm of Dubai Holding, yesterday said it will build Dubai Towers, a cluster of towers at the Dh65 billion ($18 billion) Lagoons. The Dubai Towers will comprise four residential, commercial, retail and hospitality towers, ranging from 57 to 94 floors. The estimated date of completion of the complex is mid-2010. Launched under the Dubai Towers brand of Sama Dubai, the iconic structures will feature a choreographed concept of form and ...  >>MORE

Dh8b spent on various projects in Abu Dhabi during 2005

Posted on 08/11/2006

The annual report on development projects in 2005, issued by the Ministry of Economy, showed that the total expenditure incurred by the government of Abu Dhabi over the past one year with regard to various development initiatives amounted to about Dh8 billion. The report added that the Abu Dhabi government continued spending on development projects to improve infrastructure and public services or utilities. It further said that the development expenses increased although it was expected ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai rises to 80 levels

Posted on 01/11/2006

With 2,400 workers daily on-site, Burj Dubai, the super tower developed by Emaar Properties, completed 80 levels today rising to a height of 277 metres. The iconic structure, at the heart of the Dh73 billion (US$20 billion) Downtown Burj Dubai, is billed to be the world's tallest tower when completed in 2008. At level 80, Burj Dubai is taller than the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco at 266 metres and the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt - the tallest building in Europe - at 259 metres. ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to be inaugurated in September 2007

Posted on 30/10/2006

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque would be ready for inauguration in September 2007. The Mosque, which has an area of 22,412 square metres, is the third biggest mosque in the world in terms of total area, trailing only the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina. It is among the world's ten biggest mosques in terms of the size of the building structure, which is being constructed at a total cost of Dh2.167 billion. The late UAE founder and leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, gave the ...  >>MORE

UAE tops region in terms of construction value

Posted on 26/10/2006

Despite being dwarfed by its neighbours, the UAE's breathtaking rate of development has seen it account for a third of the US$1 trillion total construction value of projects in the GCC, Iran and Iraq. The country is the region's top spender on construction projects with US$294 billion worth of building work announced so far - more than Bahrain, Qatar and Oman combined. Kuwait takes second place with construction projects announced totalling US$211 billion, narrowly beating Saudi Arabia with ...  >>MORE

Sorouh's mega project

Posted on 15/10/2006

Sorouh Real Estate Company has launched the Al Shamkha project in Abu Dhabi. The residential project, spread over an area of 11,000 cubic feet, is intended for UAE nationals and will accommodate 5,000 residential units. According to WAM, the project is part of the new plans the Abu Dhabi Government unleashed last week, as per which it would be constructing 18,000 residential units at a cost of about Dh22 billion.” The company has studied the best practices to chalk out the mechanism for ...  >>MORE

UAE boom set to lose steam

Posted on 10/10/2006

The UAE economy will post its best growth in years in 2006, surging 11.5 per cent, helped by a boom in the construction and service industries, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday. But GDP growth in the Arab world's second-biggest economy will slow to 5.8 per cent in 2007 due to a combination of capacity constraints and flat oil production, Mohsin S. Khan, director for the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said. "The growth rate ...  >>MORE

Construction of Atlantis resort project set to peak in February

Posted on 09/10/2006

Some 6,800 people will be working on The Atlantis resort site on the Palm Jumeirah next February when construction is set to peak. At present 4,200 workers are striving to finish the US$1.5-billion project's first phase by December 2008.The resort is a 50-50 joint venture between Dubai investment house Istithmar and Kerzner International, a group headed by South African-born hotel and gambling magnate Sol Kerzner. The construction cost of the two main components - the hotel and the water ...  >>MORE

Construction boom sends steel prices up 45.2%

Posted on 09/10/2006

Steel prices, especially those for hot rolled plates, jumped by 45.2 per cent in August, according to a report. "Dubai is affected by the situation in the Middle East and the world. Due to high consumption in the local market, steel prices increased even more sharply," said a report published yesterday by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). "Steel production in the region increased by 12 per cent in 2005, from 14.2 million metric tonnes in 2004, while on the other hand ...  >>MORE

Dubai development set to top Dh17 billion

Posted on 08/10/2006

Dubai needs around Dh17 billion to put its long-term strategic structural plan into action, the acting Director General of Dubai Municipality has said. Hussein Lootah added the Dubai Structural Plan forecasts that by 2015 the Dubai urban area will have the capacity for 2.7 million people. "By the target year, the total urban area to be developed is 60,480 hectares. Total capital requirements for implementation of the long-term plan are estimated at Dh17bn,” he said. Of this, he said, 42.1 ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to be inaugurated in September 2007

Posted on 05/10/2006

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque would be ready for inauguration in September 2007, it was disclosed by the Under Secretary for the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture, Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi. Speaking at a press conference held in Abu Dhabi yesterday at the premises of the department, Al Junaibi said based on a letter from the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to provide for the latter statistics about the ...  >>MORE

Dubai needs Dh 17 billion to execute long-term strategy

Posted on 05/10/2006

Dubai will need around Dh 17 billion to put long-term strategic structural plan into action, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality Hussein Lootah, has unveiled. According to him the, Dubai Structural Plan forecasts that by 2015 the Dubai urban area will have the capacity for 2.7m persons and total land requirements for the future are: 30,912 hectare by 2010 and 38,669 hectares by 2015. 'By the target year, the total urban area to be developed is 60,480 hectares. Total capital ...  >>MORE

Work commences on 90-storey Dubai tower

Posted on 04/10/2006

Construction has begun on a 90-storey tower located at Dubai Marina, which will be one of the world's tallest residential buildings. The 23 Marina project is the brainchild of Hircon International, a joint venture between Indian developers Hiranandani Group and ETA Star Properties, while the Dh500 million construction contract has been awarded to Dubai Civil Engineering. The project is expected to be completed in 2009. The piling works, which are currently being undertaken by Swissboring ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality approves Dh250 million Great Dubai Wheel

Posted on 03/10/2006

Dubai Municipality has approved the master plan of the Dh250 million Great Dubai Wheel project. Work will begin shortly on the 185-metre Observation Wheel, one of Dubailand's landmark tourist attractions, which will welcome its first visitors in early 2009 and provide a breathtaking panoramic view of Dubai and beyond. The Great Dubai Wheel will be one of the most attractive locations in Dubai to visit - a place for families and friends, as well as for tourists to enjoy stunning views during ...  >>MORE

Dubai is second worldwide in building offices

Posted on 02/10/2006

With over 24 million square feet of commercial office space currently under development, Dubai has been ranked a close second in the world in terms of office real estate construction activity by Colliers International one of the top three global property service consultants. According to the company's mid-year Global Office Real Estate review, which assesses the worldwide commercial property markets in 50 countries, only Moscow ranks higher with the Russian capital boasting an estimated ...  >>MORE

Sorouh and Tameer strike Dh13bn Abu Dhabi deal

Posted on 24/09/2006

Real estate giants Sorouh Real Estate and Tameer Holding said yesterday they will jointly develop six towers of the Gate District and the Abu Dhabi Towers project at Shams Abu Dhabi, at an estimated cost of Dh13 billion. Sorouh Chairman Saeed Al Ghafli and Tameer President Omar Ayesh signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. The partnership of the two big players in the industry is being seen as a milestone in the rapidly growing real estate market of ...  >>MORE

Metro tunnel work to begin in January

Posted on 20/09/2006

Tunnelling for the underground section of the Dubai Metro will start in January 2007, said a senior official. "A tailor-made tunnel boring machine (TBM), which has already been assembled in Japan, will reach Dubai in November this year," said Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of the Construction Department at the Dubai Metro Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The machine has been manufactured to bore through hard rocks or sand layers. "Residents will not feel any impact of ...  >>MORE

Piling work on Central Market project kicks off

Posted on 13/09/2006

Construction is well underway on the re-development of multi-billion dirham Central Market located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's Commercial Business District being developed by Aldar Properties. A ceremony was held on the site yesterday to mark the cutting of the first pile which will form the substructure for the project. The extensive plans for the Central Market will rejuvenate the area, providing residents and visitors alike with a one stop entertainment, leisure and retail destination. ...  >>MORE

Dh2.9bn island project for RAK

Posted on 10/09/2006

Ras Al Khaimah will have its own waterfront project with the launch yesterday of the La Hoya Bay Residence, the first phase of the La Hoya Bay development, being built at a cost of US$800 million (Dh2.93 billion). Phase one, which comprises 725 freehold studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, will cost US$180m (Dh660m) million to build. The La Hoya Bay Residence has been "flagged out” on Marjan Island. The phase will be completed by December next year, developers Khoie Properties ...  >>MORE

US$110m resort for Thailand island on Nakheel’s World

Posted on 10/09/2006

In a deal worth US$20 million (Dh73.4m), Nakheel has sold the island of Thailand out of its 303 manmade islands on the US$3 billion (Dh11bn) project, The World, to Profile, a real estate sales and development firm. With this, about 40 per cent of The World is committed. Profile will develop its own project, a resort named "Jasmine Gardens”, over 279,000 square metres on the island of Thailand, for an investment of US$110m (Dh403.7m), a top executive said. Set over two levels, the spa ...  >>MORE

WET Designs appointed to design Al Raha Beach development

Posted on 07/09/2006

WET Design, a specialist in the design of water features worldwide and leader in the development of innovative water design and technology has been appointed by ALDAR Properties PJSC to work on the company's impressive, Dh54 billion Al Raha Beach Development. Al Raha Beach, the extensive new Arabian waterfront city that is being built east of Abu Dhabi island, will house a population of some 120,000 - the majority of whom are expected to live, work and relax in and around this iconic urban ...  >>MORE

Nakheel unveils plans for Jumeirah Park development

Posted on 07/09/2006

Real estate developer Nakheel launched its new Jumeirah Park development of 2,000 villas on Wednesday, the company's first project since last September. The 370-hectare site will house up to 20,000 people and will include two, three and four bedroom villas, with prices starting from Dh2.4 million. Construction is set to begin early next year and is scheduled for hand-over to buyers in 2009. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road between interchanges five and six, the Dh6 billion development joins ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai scales 70 levels

Posted on 06/09/2006

Burj Dubai, which is developed by Emaar Properties at Downtown Burj Dubai, scaled 70 levels on Tuesday. The Dh73-billion mixed-use development is billed to be the world's tallest when completed on schedule in 2008. Burj Dubai is adding a new level every three days. Over 3,000 workers are working on-site. More than 200,000 cubic metres of high-quality concrete and 38,000 metric tons of steel rebar have been used so far in the construction. Designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & ...  >>MORE

Dubai Maritime City's site reclamation complete

Posted on 06/09/2006

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) -- the world's largest and the most comprehensive maritime complex in the world -- has announced the completion of reclamation work on-site, marking one of the pivotal stages in the construction of the iconic development. Once complete, Dubai Maritime City will not only pave the way for a major impetus to the global maritime trade but also comprehensively redefine the international maritime community. With the conclusion of the reclamation work, real construction ...  >>MORE

Dubai Creek extended by 9.8 km

Posted on 30/08/2006

Dubai Creek has been extended by 9.8km as part of the Dubai Properties Business Bay project, and now reaches to the city's Sheikh Zayed Road. Dubai Properties announced yesterday that on completion of the extension project, the Creek will stretch to 13.1 km, with its widest section measuring 500 m. Work on the Creek extension is being carried out in several phases. Phases 1 and 2 span Doha Street and Sheikh Zayed Road, and connect the extension to the Creek's former head at Ras Al Khor. ...  >>MORE

Work begins on Dh82m DWTC staff complex

Posted on 27/08/2006

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has laid the foundation stone for a new Dh82 million employee residential project in Ras Al Khor, Dubai, at an official ceremony marking the beginning of construction. The complex, which is set to open in the summer of 2007, will offer accommodation for DWTC employees with a range of apartments. It will also provide shopping facilities, a restaurant, a gymnasium, laundry services, an internet café, and a medical centre, to meet the needs of the employee ...  >>MORE

Dubai Properties preserves UAE's architectural heritage at Culture Village

Posted on 14/08/2006

Traditional architectural facades will give Culture Village a distinctive insight into the history of the Gulf and the rich heritage of Dubai. Developed by Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding, the Dh50 billion landmark project will feature layouts of traditional Arabian towns with clustered edifices separated by narrow shaded alleyways. The architectural portico of the buildings will include decorative details on the walls, doors and windows in the form of carved wood and shaped ...  >>MORE

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Skyscraper to be built in honour of Sheikh Zayed


Abu Dhabi Tourist Club set for revamp


Burj Dubai reaches 100 floors


Latest technology for construction sector on show in Fujairah


Sorouh launches Dh500 million-central park project at Shams Abu Dhabi


Burj Dubai reaches 95 storeys


Sorouh launches Dh3.5b Saraya Abu Dhabi


Details of how the World works unveiled


World's first Porsche design towers in Dubai Business Bay


Rotating tower to be solar-powered


Blending world-class architecture with the heritage of Abu Dhabi


Construction contracts regulated in Abu Dhabi


Dubai World Vice Chairman meets with Austrian official


Aldar Properties reveals Dh4.5b Central Market plans


Sama to build Dubai Towers cluster


Dh8b spent on various projects in Abu Dhabi during 2005


Burj Dubai rises to 80 levels


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to be inaugurated in September 2007


UAE tops region in terms of construction value


Sorouh's mega project


UAE boom set to lose steam


Construction of Atlantis resort project set to peak in February


Construction boom sends steel prices up 45.2%


Dubai development set to top Dh17 billion


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to be inaugurated in September 2007


Dubai needs Dh 17 billion to execute long-term strategy


Work commences on 90-storey Dubai tower


Dubai Municipality approves Dh250 million Great Dubai Wheel


Dubai is second worldwide in building offices


Sorouh and Tameer strike Dh13bn Abu Dhabi deal


Metro tunnel work to begin in January


Piling work on Central Market project kicks off


Dh2.9bn island project for RAK


US$110m resort for Thailand island on Nakheel’s World


WET Designs appointed to design Al Raha Beach development


Nakheel unveils plans for Jumeirah Park development


Burj Dubai scales 70 levels


Dubai Maritime City's site reclamation complete


Dubai Creek extended by 9.8 km


Work begins on Dh82m DWTC staff complex


Dubai Properties preserves UAE's architectural heritage at Culture Village