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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Dubai Municipality constructs 968 worth Dh 373.9 mn in two years

Posted on 30/12/2004

Qasim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, has confirmed that providing suitable accommodation for the UAE citizens comes at the Dubai Government top priorities. In a report issued today by the Dubai Municipality, he said that the Municipality had constructed 968 houses during the period 2002 to 2004 in different areas in Dubai at a total cost of Dh 373.9 million while 175 houses costing Dh 98 million were under construction. '1009 houses at total cost of Dh 631.4 million are ...  >>MORE

Jumeirah Lake Towers: Nod for designs of 14 buildings

Posted on 30/12/2004

Nakheel, the property development company, has given approval to the concept designs of 14 of the 78 towers planned at Jumeirah Lake Towers. The towers includes commercial and residential complex, which is being constructed on eastern side of Shaikh Zayed Road, between Interchange No 5 and 6. Jumeirah Lake Towers is being developed on an area of 1,144,579 square metres and is adjacent to another signature development, Jumeirah Islands. A winding, man-made lake stretching to 249,998 square ...  >>MORE

EMAAR launches three-tower Burj Views residences

Posted on 28/12/2004

EMAAR Properties yesterday ushered in a significant addition to Dubai's magnificent skyline by launching Burj Views, a three-tower project which will provide stunning views of Downtown Dubai and the world's tallest tower. The one- and two-bedroom Burj Views residences range from 726 to 1,400 square feet and offer a combination of amenities and value. Construction will commence shortly and will be completed by early 2008. Sales open today and will be conducted at the Residences Presentation ...  >>MORE

Adding to Dubai’s skyline

Posted on 27/12/2004

Dubai Municipality recently issued a licence for the construction of the Dh97 million, 31-storey building in Dubai Marin. Shown here is computer image of the building. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

DSC to unveil Tower Blocks next month

Posted on 19/12/2004

The Dubai Sports City (DSC), part of the mega 2.5 billion square feet Dubailand project, said it would launch its Tower Blocks in January to keep up the momentum created by its sell-out residential villa project, according to a ‘Khaleej Times' report from Mumbai. U. Balasubramaniam, CEO, Dubai Sports City, said out of the 170 tower blocks to be featured at the 50 million square feet of land area at DSC, 120 units would be developed by other promoters, while the DSC will be building some 50 ...  >>MORE

Dubai Marina to have new 47-storey tower

Posted on 18/12/2004

Al Fattan Properties, unveiled Al Fattan Marine Towers, a freehold residential property on Dubai Marina close, scheduled for completion in September 2005. Major General Musabeh Rashid Al Fattan, Chairman, Al Fattan Properties, said: "The 53-storey residential tower with 229 apartments is designed by Norr Consultants. Al Fattan Marine Towers, the second of the two towers under construction, is a 250-metre high tower that rises from a two-storey retail podium, which also incorporates a ...  >>MORE

Gulf Finance House unveils Dh14b Legends project

Posted on 01/12/2004

Gulf Finance House (GFH), a leading Bahrain-based investment bank yesterday unveiled the Dh14 billion (US$3.8 billion) Legends-Dubailand project at Cityscape, the international commercial architect and project development event in Dubai. GFH presented the master-plan, and the various elements of its mega entertainment project, which will include the largest indoor theme park in the world. The Legends project will be implemented in three phases with the first phase scheduled to be completed ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi firm gets Armada deal

Posted on 02/11/2004

The Armada Group has awarded Abu Dhabi-based piling company APCC a Dh12 million contract for piling work on the building of the Armada Towers at Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers. Land excavations, dust and soil shifting and the entire piling procedure is expected to take four months. The Armada Tower Group is planning to invest Dh1 billion in the towers. The three Armada Towers are expected to house 1,200 apartments. (The Gulf Today) ...  >>MORE

EMAAR building two mosques at Arabian Ranches and The Greens

Posted on 16/10/2004

EMAAR Properties has begun construction of two of eight mosques, adding to the line-up of amenities offered by its lifestyle communities. Construction is underway on the Al Salam and Al Rahman mosques at the Arabian Ranches and The Greens respectively. Others in various stages of design and approval include the Al Wahid mosque (Arabian Ranches), Al Muhaimin mosque (The Springs), Al Wahab mosque (The Meadows) Al Samad mosque (Town Centre), Al Raouf mosque (Emirates Hills) and Al Raheem ...  >>MORE

Jumeirah Properties Investment launches new project

Posted on 12/10/2004

A prestigious residential tower and commercial development was launched here yesterday by Jumeirah Properties Investment. The new project is designed by the internationally renowned architects WS Atkins of Burj Al Arab fame. Construction will start this year and the tower will have the prime position on the first plot at the Jumeirah Lake Towers development, a venture from Nakheel. Jumeirah Lake Towers consists of 78 towers set among lakes, waterways, a well planned road network, parking, ...  >>MORE

Local investors to develop Dubailand lifestyle project

Posted on 10/10/2004

Promoters of the ambitious Dh20 billion Dubailand have announced the region's premier tourism, Islamic educational, leisure and lifestyle project – Culture and Science World – which will be developed in partnership with the local investing community. Dubailand's management company, The Dubai Tourism Development Company (DTDC) has signed an agreement with a number of local investors to develop the Culture & Science World. Saeed Al Muntafiq, Director General of Dubai Development and ...  >>MORE

Dh120m edutainment centre to be set up

Posted on 06/10/2004

A spaceship-themed edutainment centre will be built at a cost of Dh120 million at the upcoming Zabeel Technology Theme Park. Set to open in early 2006, the Stargate Family Edutainment Centre when completed will attract around one million people annually to the facility. The edutainment centre will cover 260,000 square feet and will have part of the facilities underground. The complex will include retail kiosks, exhibition wings, dining outlets, coffee shops, a children's education academy ...  >>MORE

Giant digital clock will soon be ticking in Al Ain

Posted on 02/10/2004

Time will soon be moving again in Al Ain. A huge digital clock is being built at one of the city's busiest intersections. It is also where the city's old clock tower, the oldest landmark in Al Ain, once stood. The clock is part of the new plan to give a modern look to the city, which promotes itself both regionally and internationally as a cultural and family-oriented destination. Erected on the north corner of the newly redesigned intersection on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road (the Main ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches first phase of Dubai Tower Project

Posted on 21/09/2004

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence launched in Dubai yesterday the first phase of the construction works for the Dubai Tower Project. Speaking to reporters at the site of the US$1 billion project, Sheikh Mohammed said: "We in the UAE have ambitious plans and specific objectives that we hope God will help us realise.” "Under the leadership of H.H President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brother H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin ...  >>MORE

EMAAR to showcase Dubai Marina at Monaco event

Posted on 21/09/2004

EMAAR will showcase its exclusive Dubai Marina waterfront development at the Monaco Yacht Show, the largest in-water exhibition of yachts and services in Europe from September 22 to 25. The Dubai Marina, where nearly 1,000 families from all over the world have already made their residence, will illustrate to visitors to the principality why the development's waterfront lifestyle has attracted tremendous response from the both regional and global investors. The Dubai Marina waterfront ...  >>MORE

EMAAR begins work on Golf Towers

Posted on 18/09/2004

EMAAR Properties has launched a new neighbourhood, Golf Towers, as part of the successful EMAAR Golfing Communities initiative launched during the Desert Classic earlier this year. Construction for Golf Towers has already begun and will be completed by mid-2007. Set along the golf course's perimeter, Golf Towers is part of The Views development and comprises two high-rises with one, two and three bedroom units, podium level amenities and secure basement and podium car parking areas. It ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality spending heavily on infrastructure

Posted on 11/09/2004

Dubai Municipality's revenue for 2003 was Dh1.75 billion compared to Dh1.47 billion during 2002, an increase of 19.04 per cent. The Municipality's actual expenditure during 2003 was Dh2.36 billion compared to Dh1.97 billion in the year 2002, "Khaleej Times” reported last Thursday quoting statistics provided by Dubai Municipality. For many years, infrastructure investment in Dubai focused on the essential requirements of the emirate's fast growing metropolis and as population is increasing ...  >>MORE

Armada Group plans Dh100m Sharjah project

Posted on 05/09/2004

The Armada Group is raising its profile in the local property market with a new 20-storey residential development in Sharjah's Al Khan area. Investments in the project, which is in the final stages of design planning, will be about Dh100 million, according to a top official with the developer. The project will be commercially launched in the market by 2007. There are also plans to get into the retail space, which would most likely be in Dubai. The Armada Group is already committed to a Dh1 ...  >>MORE

Al Ain to get Dh2om mixed-use property

Posted on 28/08/2004

A new Dh20 million mixed-use property in Al Ain is set for opening in November this year, the promoters said, adding that more projects are in the pipeline. Emirates Investment, an Abu Dhabi-based private company, yesterday announced its new property in Al Maqam, Al Ain, is spread over 5,000 square metres and provides one of the largest car service facilities in the region. In addition, the property includes furnished residential apartments and several retail outlets. "In addition to the ...  >>MORE

Changing Skyline

Posted on 21/08/2004

Landmark project: Construction continues at EMAAR's Burj Dubai development, which will feature the world's tallest tower. Surrounding the tower will be the world's largest shopping mall - The Dubai Mall. ©Gulf News ...  >>MORE

EMAAR plans to create floating offices at Dubai Marina

Posted on 17/08/2004

EMAAR Properties yesterday announced it would create floating offices as on-water facilities for marine enthusiasts at the Dubai Marina, the region's premier waterfront life-style development. Conceptualised by EMAAR's marina specialists, the floating offices will be the first of their kind in the Middle East and will be integral to the new 100-berth waterfront marina, now under construction and due for launch shortly. They will be located at the water's edge and will allow people to shop ...  >>MORE

Retail space fully leased at Souk Madinat

Posted on 17/08/2004

Asteco Property Management has succeeded in leasing 100 per cent of the retail space in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the real estate specialist said yesterday. "Souk Madinat Jumeirah with its wind towers and domes features a perfect mix of major retailers, restaurants and coffee shops all set within an Arabian style and richly designed landscapes," Managing Director Elaine Jones said. The development, apart from offering a retail experience, will also feature a club, music bar, a theatre seating ...  >>MORE

Dh9.6b International Chess City to come up in Dubai

Posted on 08/08/2004

Dubai will get a Dh9.6 billion International Chess City. The project, covering 64,000 square metres, will have 32 buildings representing the 32 pieces of the chess set. "We chose Dubai to host this gigantic undertaking precisely because of Dubai's international reputation as a place where imaginative projects such as the International Chess City can come to life," said Russian leader Kirsan Ilumjinov, head of the International Chess Association. Dubai Projects and Armada Group will invest in ...  >>MORE

Construction activity gaining momentum in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 07/08/2004

At least a dozen high-rises estimated to cost over Dh2 billion are in various stages of construction, infusing fresh vibrancy into the capital's construction sector. These are mainly office towers that will house the head offices of banks, financial institutions, government and oil companies. "Commercial activity has picked up very fast in the last three to four years in Abu Dhabi, and banks and other organisations are expanding their operations to bigger central offices," said Mohammad Omar ...  >>MORE

New complex for ministries

Posted on 04/08/2004

A compound to house various ministries is being constructed in Abu Dhabi at a cost of Dh 300 million, according to Abdullah Al Heraiz, General Manager of the Emirates Real Estate Corporation. He told WAM that construction work would be completed early in 2006, adding another compound for ministries would come up in an area adjacent to the exhibition ground. "The 90,000-sq. metre compound in Al Bateen area will contain 17 ministries and government authorities with a total build-up area of 60,000 ...  >>MORE

Buildings boom in Dubai

Posted on 03/08/2004

A total of 461 multi-storey buildings are currently under construction in Dubai, which will add some 3252 apartments, 536 shops, 330 offices and 55 hotel rooms to the growing property sector of the emirate, figures released by the Building and Housing Department of Dubai Municipality show. According to Eng. Mohammed Abdullah Al Tawhidi, Director of the department which regulates construction activities in Dubai, among the total multi-story buildings coming up in Dubai, 206 are in Deira which ...  >>MORE

Work Begins on Gate Precinct Following Award of Major Project

Posted on 03/08/2004

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) yesterday announced that it has awarded the contract to construct the Gate Precinct Buildings to a joint venture between ACT (Architectural Construction Team) and Peremba. The contract will lead to the development of 1.3 million square feet of both office and car parking space. The Gate Precinct is the area that surrounds the Gate Building itself and has been designed to form an elegant backdrop to this landmark building. It will house leading ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi government awards ADDAR 50-year concession to re-develop old souk

Posted on 24/07/2004

In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, has announced that the Abu Dhabi government has awarded a 50-year concession to ADDAR Real Estate Services to re-develop the old souk along the Khalifa and Hamdan streets in the UAE capital. ADDAR plans to start ...  >>MORE

New technique developed to save old buildings

Posted on 19/07/2004

UAE scientists have developed a new technique to save ageing buildings by preventing reinforced steel from corroding. Extreme weather conditions reduced the life of buildings in the UAE and other countries in the Gulf. The technique has been successfully used in strengthening or rehabilitating some administrative and tourist buildings in the UAE such as the Sheraton Abu Dhabi, the American Hospital in Dubai, Sahara Centre in Sharjah and several bridges in Al Ain. Developed by a team of ...  >>MORE

An impression of one of the stadia

Posted on 14/07/2004

Renowned architects to design Dubai Sports City stadia Dubai Sports City (DSC), the region's only integrated purpose-designed sports city, has appointed an international acclaimed architect to design the project's four state-of-the-art stadia. Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP), a German-based company who are currently involved in designing a number of cutting edge international sports stadia projects has been appointed by DSC to design a series of stadia. At DSC they will ...  >>MORE

Construction on Sharjah's tallest building underway

Posted on 06/07/2004

Construction work is finally underway to build the Salam Tower, what will eventually be Sharjah's tallest standing structure. At 56 stories or 210 meters high, with a breathtaking span of 800,000 square feet, by its sheer size Salam Towers is likely to dwarf any of its nearest rivals. Totalling at more than Dh170 million, investment in the project is nearly as massive as the Tower itself. Once completed, the exclusive Salam Tower will be offered for sale on a freehold basis and only to UAE ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai to tower 700m

Posted on 26/06/2004

Latest indications are that Burj Dubai will exceed 700 metres, which will easily make it the tallest tower in the world. Sources close to the project told Gulf News yesterday that even after taking into consideration all the announced projects and others in the pipeline, Burj Dubai will stand head and shoulders above the rest. The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from April 15, 1996 to October 17, 2003 when Taipei 101 (Financial Centre) topped them at 508 metres. ...  >>MORE

UAE Federal Govt. spends Dh7.8 billion on development projects

Posted on 09/06/2004

UAE Federal government has invested last year Dh7.8 billion on federal development projects, including completed and uncompleted projects. According to Minister of Planning, Sheikh Humaid bin Ahmed Al Mualla, in a an annual report on the follow up of development projects, actual spending on such projects in the northern emirates accounted for 85 per cent of the total spending of 2003. The projects including services-related infrastructure projects in all areas of the northern emirates. He ...  >>MORE

DM issues license for tower in Dubai Marina

Posted on 06/06/2004

Dubai Municipality has recently issued the license to build a 37-story tower in Dubai Marina at a cost of Dhs140 million, the latest addition to the growing property sector of the emirate. The building will have two basements, ground floor and 37 upper stories. The total built-up area will be more than 509,000 square feet while the plot area is over 37,000 square feet. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Licence for new tower on Sheikh Zayed Road issued

Posted on 24/05/2004

Dubai Municipality has recently issued the license to build a 42-story tower in the Trade Centre area on Sheikh Zayed Road at a cost of Dhs126 million, the latest addition to the growing property sector of the emirate. The proposed tower will comprise residential apartments, offices and shops in addition to a large car park. The building will have ground floor, 39 upper stories, two service stories, sports hall and swimming pool. The total built-up area will be more than 535,000 square feet ...  >>MORE

DTCM back bid to build world's tallest lava lamp

Posted on 10/05/2004

The tallest lava lamp in the world, standing at 30 metres, will soon be made in Dubai with the support of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and the German based Media Marketing and Research (MMR) company. Hamad Mohammed bin Mejren, Manager, Missions at DTCM said, "Dubai is honoured to support such a project. We will help and provide the necessary information and contacts for this unique project, but we will not be financing it." "Dubai is a place for firsts and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah boom shows no signs of abating

Posted on 24/04/2004

Residential occupancy levels are the highest Sharjah has experienced. The flow of investment into Sharjah's property market from the other Gulf states shows no signs of abating, at least for the immediate future, according to a top government official. Saudis and Kuwaitis, in particular have been heavy investors over the last year or so. "There is no doubt that there will be a further flow of funds into Sharjah's property sector from these investors. It is part of a wider development that ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality issues license to build 30-story building in Dubai Marina

Posted on 29/03/2004

Dubai Municipality has recently issued the license to build a 30-story building in Dubai Marina. The building will have a basement (parking lot), ground floor (shops), and 30 upper stories. The total built-up area will be more than 490,000 square feet while the plot area is over 76,000 square feet. The building would have a total of 262 apartments with 133 single bedroom apartments, 83 apartments with two bedrooms and 46 apartments with three or more bedrooms. Besides, there will be offices ...  >>MORE

Dh131m tower to be built at Dubai Marina

Posted on 22/03/2004

Dubai Municipality has recently issued a licence to build a 16-storey tower in Dubai Marina at a cost of Dh131 million. The building will have three basements, ground floor, service floor and 16 upper storeys. The total built-up area will be 305,000 square feet while the plot area is over 33,000 square feet. The cost of the land is Dh20 million. The building would have a total of two single bedroom apartments, 122 apartments with two bedrooms and 56 apartments with three or more bedrooms. ...  >>MORE

Construction in full swing on Zayed Grand Mosque

Posted on 21/03/2004

Construction work is in full swing on the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest in the Gulf, which is being built at the entrance to Abu Dhabi city. According to the Works Department, WD, the state-of-the-art project is estimated to cost more than Dh1.5 billion. The mosque, built in a unique oriental architectural style and expected to be the region's main landmark, will have a capacity of 40,000 people, according to the latest report by the WD. The report, titled "Great Achievement and ...  >>MORE

World-class equestrian and polo club to be built at Dubailand

Posted on 20/03/2004

The rapidly increasing awareness about Dubai's most ambitious on-going project, the AED 18 billion Dubailand, has succeeded in attracting Plantation Holdings to set up a vast new upscale Equestrian and Polo facility at Dubailand. Salem Bin Dasmal, Chief Executive of Dubai Tourism Development Company, which manages Dubailand, and DDIA Deputy Director General, welcomed the entry of Plantation Holdings into Dubailand. Bin Dasmal said that the 2 billion square feet Dubailand has been launched ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Municipality constructs 968 worth Dh 373.9 mn in two years


Jumeirah Lake Towers: Nod for designs of 14 buildings


EMAAR launches three-tower Burj Views residences


Adding to Dubai’s skyline


DSC to unveil Tower Blocks next month


Dubai Marina to have new 47-storey tower


Gulf Finance House unveils Dh14b Legends project


Abu Dhabi firm gets Armada deal


EMAAR building two mosques at Arabian Ranches and The Greens


Jumeirah Properties Investment launches new project


Local investors to develop Dubailand lifestyle project


Dh120m edutainment centre to be set up


Giant digital clock will soon be ticking in Al Ain


Mohammed bin Rashid launches first phase of Dubai Tower Project


EMAAR to showcase Dubai Marina at Monaco event


EMAAR begins work on Golf Towers


Dubai Municipality spending heavily on infrastructure


Armada Group plans Dh100m Sharjah project


Al Ain to get Dh2om mixed-use property


Changing Skyline


EMAAR plans to create floating offices at Dubai Marina


Retail space fully leased at Souk Madinat


Dh9.6b International Chess City to come up in Dubai


Construction activity gaining momentum in Abu Dhabi


New complex for ministries


Buildings boom in Dubai


Work Begins on Gate Precinct Following Award of Major Project


Abu Dhabi government awards ADDAR 50-year concession to re-develop old souk


New technique developed to save old buildings


An impression of one of the stadia


Construction on Sharjah's tallest building underway


Burj Dubai to tower 700m


UAE Federal Govt. spends Dh7.8 billion on development projects


DM issues license for tower in Dubai Marina


Licence for new tower on Sheikh Zayed Road issued


DTCM back bid to build world's tallest lava lamp


Sharjah boom shows no signs of abating


Dubai Municipality issues license to build 30-story building in Dubai Marina


Dh131m tower to be built at Dubai Marina


Construction in full swing on Zayed Grand Mosque


World-class equestrian and polo club to be built at Dubailand