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Dubai’s d3 Design District takes shape

Posted on 08/05/2015

The d3 Design District, a one million square meter creative complex inspired by New York's Meatpacking District and London's Shoreditch, will be created by renowned architecture firm Foster & Partners. The design of the complex features "flexible offices” shared work facilities, external display and pedestrian areas and gardens. This new creative space will be a thriving cultural centre that inspires designers and budding artists and attracts visitors to the region, reported WAM, the state ...  >>MORE

Musanada completes Al Falah Interchange in coordination with DoT, ADM

Posted on 04/05/2015

The Department of Transport, DoT, Abu Dhabi Municipality, ADM, and Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, have announced the near completion of the Al Falah Interchange Finishing Project on the road to Suwaihan in Abu Dhabi. The interchange, which follows the Abu Dhabi government initiative to enhance road network capacity around residential areas and overcome challenges of traffic congestion, is expected to be fully operational as scheduled, as the final phase of the project has been ...  >>MORE

Construction of bridges to island of Dubai Eye begins

Posted on 03/05/2015

The Board of Directors of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently awarded a Dh475-million contract for the construction of bridges leading to Bluewaters Island. Meraas Holding's Bluewaters Island — just off the coastline of Jumeirah Beach Residences — is expected to be one of Dubai's premier tourist attractions. The island will be home to the Dubai Eye, a 210-metre Ferris wheel. Additionally, the island will contain a five-star hotel and a bespoke souk encircled by a promenade of ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed approves Ministry of Public Works 2030 Federal Road Network strategy

Posted on 01/05/2015

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has approved the Ministry of Public Works 2030 strategy for infrastructure development in the country. Upon receiving Dr. Abdullah bin Mohamed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, and his accompanying delegation, and in the presence of Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Rashid Al Amri, Under-Secretary of the Government Coordination Sector at the Ministry ...  >>MORE

UAE has world-class infrastructure projects, says Minister of Public Works

Posted on 23/04/2015

Dr. Eng. Abdullah Belhaiv Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, has said the UAE has become the world's role model in terms of development system that takes into account all social, economic and environment aspects based on the national innovation strategy and in line with the UAE vision 2021, thanks to the support of the UAE leadership. He said in a statement at the commencement of Green Week sessions, which kicked off under the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's manufacturing industries PPI down 8.6 percent Y-O-Y in Q4 2014

Posted on 08/04/2015

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued yesterday its latest report on the Producer Price Index (PPI) – manufacturing industries- for the fourth quarter of 2014, using 2012 as the base year. PPI: Q4 2014 compared with Q4 2013 As SCAD's report finds, the Producer Price Index declined 8.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of 2013. The drop resulted from upward and downward changes in the economic sub-activities constituting the overall index. The key ...  >>MORE

Senaat profits reach Dh2.1 billion in 2014

Posted on 05/04/2015

Senaat (General Holding Corporation), one of the UAE's largest industrial holding companies, has reported strong financial results for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2014 as earnings surpassed Dh2 billion, supported by resilient financial performance delivered across portfolio companies operating in different sectors. The Company continued to deliver consistent results sustaining a strong balance sheet. The results reflect strong performance delivered across the Group's operating companies ...  >>MORE

Canal project flowing smoothly

Posted on 01/04/2015

The Dubai Water Canal project is progressing on schedule, an official said at a government services expo where a huge model of the canal is on show. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, the canal will run 3.2km from Business Bay and empty into the sea in Jumeirah. The Dh2 billion project will cut across Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Park and Al Wasl and Jumeirah roads. It will be lined by hotels, shops and restaurants that are expected to draw scores of residents and tourists. The large canal ...  >>MORE

Dubai's UP to break ground on Dh1.5bn MotorCity projects

Posted on 25/03/2015

Union Properties (UP), a Dubai-based developer, will commence construction of Dh1.1 billion The Vertex, a five high-rise towers, in MotorCity by early next year, a company spokesperson told Emirates 24|7. "The enabling works contract will be awarded by November and we will break ground early next year,” the official said. The project consists of five towers of between 45 and 30 storeys, which will be linked by a podium. It will house 700 units and 66,000 square feet of retail space. "We ...  >>MORE

Empower completes connection to Dubai Design District

Posted on 16/03/2015

Empower, the district cooling services provider, has completed connecting Phase One to Dubai Design District (d3), providing cooling services with a capacity of 10,000 Refrigeration Tonnes, RT. "With the rapid commissioning of d3's district cooling systems, we at Empower have demonstrated our commitment to providing world-class support to Dubai's ever-growing roster of real estate developments," said Ahmad bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower. "Because of the size and sophistication of ...  >>MORE

Al Tayer: Completion rate hits 40% in Phase 1 of Dubai Water Canal

Posted on 15/03/2015

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that completion rate in Phase I of the Dubai Water Canal project had hit 40%. Works under Phase I include the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road comprising 8 lanes in each direction. Al Tayer also reported that completion rate in Phase II, which includes constructing bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads, had reached 25%. The completion rate of Phase III that ...  >>MORE

Eight dams completed in Fujairah as part of President's Initiatives

Posted on 09/03/2015

The Ministry of Environment and Water has completed building of eight water dams in the emirate of Fujairah as part of the Follow-up Committee of UAE President's Initiatives. Sultan Alwan, Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation, said these dams and flood-protection barriers, which were completed last month on Sakamkam Basin, would have storage capacity of around 700,000 cubic metres of water (154 million gallons) which before found their to the sea. ...  >>MORE

Sunshine harnessing solar tiles to cover Dubai Frame

Posted on 03/03/2015

The Dubai Frame, Dubai's latest tourist attraction to be opened this year, may not have its shiny façade plated in gold, an image typically associated with the glitz and glamour of the city. But the 150m-high window frame-shaped observatory will add sheen and green to its structure by harnessing sunshine through solar tiles that cover the building, the head of Dubai's Sustainable Committee revealed on Monday. Abdullah Raffia was speaking after a presentation at the Green Energy Middle East ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s RTA pushing forward with metro station towers project

Posted on 02/03/2015

Plans to build hundreds of flats and offices above Dubai's busiest metro station took a step forward on Sunday as Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it planned to issue tenders in May. The RTA issued detailed guidelines to potential developers to build Union Oasis, a tower project above the two-level, 15,000 square metre Union Metro station in Deira, saying that it would invite tenders through an auction process. Dubai's authorities have been crafting plans for high-density ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates Creek Heights Residences

Posted on 19/02/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Wednesday inaugurated the mixed-use Creek Heights Residences, a development of two towers of five-star Hyatt Regency Hotel and luxury furnished apartments, developed by Wasl Asset Management Group. Accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Projects worth Dh10b unveiled across UAE

Posted on 19/02/2015

The Ministry of Public Works has unveiled a portfolio of projects worth more than Dh10 billion, including a hospital in Dubai and a prison in Sharjah. The two projects are among the top four innovative and sustainable projects set to be completed by the ministry, who have ensured these projects follow international standards and are designed to rationalise consumption of energy and water. In a media tour of construction sites in three emirates, the project managers revealed details of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s GDP in H1 2014: Dubai Statistics Centre report

Posted on 16/02/2015

The construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai's Gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of 2014, according to the latest report from the Dubai Statistics Centre. The figures were brought into the spotlight by the organisers of the International Property Show while announcing the biggest edition of the event to be held from 30 March – 1 April 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organisers of International Property ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah is a ‘global wonder’

Posted on 04/02/2015

The Palm Jumeirah is among the top global "architectural wonders” to visit, according to online travel company Expedia. Although the Burj Khalifa was mentioned as the world's tallest tower, the man-made island was praised for its "structural and artistic genius with the elaborate palm tree shape” in an article titled Must-see Architectural Wonders During Your Travels. Expedia also mentioned Chicago's Willis Tower, New York's Guggenheim Museum, and Florence's Duomo, the world's third largest ...  >>MORE

DIP spends over Dh 4 billion to build world-class infrastructure

Posted on 26/01/2015

Dubai Investments Park, DIP, has spent over Dh4 billion in the last 17 years to build and elevate its infrastructure to world-class standards. DIP now offers 140 kilometres of internal road networks, highly-sustainable power and water supply with DEWA, a well-connected telecommunications network meeting the latest global standards, district cooling services across the entire business park, and 130 kilometres of fresh water supply networks for irrigation and fire-fighting. The infrastructural ...  >>MORE

World’s largest vertical maze unveiled in Dubai

Posted on 22/01/2015

The emirate can now lay claim to yet another Guinness World Record after becoming the home of the world's largest vertical maze. The 55-storey tall Maze Tower is located just off Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the Dubai Financial District. The building, developed by the Al Rostamani Group, features an eye-catching front and rear facade of balconies that make up an intricate maze. "Guinness World Records is thrilled to recognise and honour the Al Rostamani Group on the creation of such an ...  >>MORE

UAE towers in world's 20 tallest buildings of 2014

Posted on 15/01/2015

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, saw completion of two hi-rises in 2014 with the 381-meters Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid (formerly World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi – The Residences) becoming the second tallest building to be completed worldwide last year, according to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The 278-meter World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi – The Offices located in the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Complex took the 17th place in the list of top 20 hi-rises of 2014, the council ...  >>MORE

Dubai Frame: Among world's best new attractions for 2015

Posted on 15/01/2015

Dubai Frame has been listed among the world's best new attractions of 2015, according to a UK-based newspaper. The location of the giant rectangular frame is Zabeel Park and was carefully chosen to give visitors the best view of both old and new Dubai, says The Telegraph newspaper, which has listed 13 new attractions to watch out for this year. The project comprises a 150-metre-high, 93-metre-wide structure being built to resemble a huge picture frame, through which landmarks representing ...  >>MORE

UAE to spend US$1.63bn on infrastructure projects

Posted on 11/01/2015

The UAE plans to spend around Dh6 billion (US$1.63 billion) on major infrastructure developments across the country, including road networks and federal buildings by 2016, said a senior minister. Already Dh3 billion (US$816 million) worth of projects are underway, and consultants and contractors have been appointed, revealed Dr Abdullah bin Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Public Works while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the ArabPlast 2014, the region's biggest ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed inspects Musanada Projects in Western Region

Posted on 28/12/2014

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, has inspected the residential project of government departments and companies' complex for staff members in Al Ruwais Area, Western Region. Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the progress of work on the project which is being implemented by the Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada). The project extends over an area of 5.2 million square metres. Its designs and preliminary works are being prepared. He also called ...  >>MORE

Dubai Frame to be ready in second half of 2015

Posted on 17/12/2014

The Dubai Frame project — shaped like a giant window frame — is 35 per cent complete and is expected to be ready in the second half of 2015, Dubai Municipality said on Tuesday. The oversized rectangle will serve as a 150 metre by 93-metre frame of a view of modern Dubai on one side and the older city on the other. There will also be a viewing gallery on the top offering panoramic views. An elevator made of glass will offer unblocked views as visitors travel up and down the sides of the ...  >>MORE

Phase two of The Heart of Europe project launched

Posted on 16/12/2014

Leading real estate agent and developer Kleindienst Group has launched phase two of The Heart of Europe, its iconic, luxury hospitality development on Dubai's The World islands. Phase two includes the launch of Sweden Island, which will be home to 10 exclusive and modern villas, each meticulously designed with touches of Swedish history and sophisticated Scandinavian architecture as well as unique snow sauna rooms. Each villa will be home to seven bedrooms spread across four floors, a gym and ...  >>MORE

Drydocks World, Q Group sign agreement to deliver Great Britain Island on The World

Posted on 06/11/2014

Q Group yesterday signed an agreement with Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, to provide a complete range of offshore marine and operational management solutions for the developer's Great Britain island destination on The World project in Dubai. The Agreement was signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, and Safi Qurashi, CEO and Founder of Q Group. Providing high-end technical ...  >>MORE

DP to complete Dubai Wharf project by Q1 2017

Posted on 02/11/2014

Dubai Properties (DP), the real estate arm of Dubai Holding, has appointed the Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) as the lead contractor for the Dh800 million Dubai Wharf project in Culture Village. With 6.53 per cent of the total construction completed including the enabling and substructure works, Dubai Wharf is on track to be completed in the first quarter 2017. Mohammad Al Habbai, a spokesperson for DP, said: "This news comes only one month after the project launch, which is a ...  >>MORE

Another tallest structure looms in Dubai’s horizon

Posted on 28/10/2014

Dubai is aiming for another notch in the "tallest” stakes by building what would be the world's tallest twin towers. The Dubai Twin Towers will be located at The Lagoons, the master-development taking shape near the Creek. Apart from the images, more details of the project are to be revealed in due course. Before that, on November 1, the first off-plan properties at The Lagoons go on sale in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as in London and Moscow. These are for the units at the 40-storey Dubai ...  >>MORE

World's largest 'crystal panel' coming up in Dubai

Posted on 22/10/2014

Swarovski, an Austrian producer of luxury cut lead glass (crystal), is working on the world's largest crystal panel cladding in Dubai, a senior company executive told Emirates 24|7. "We are doing one of the largest crystal panel installations in the world at Hyatt Regency in Dubai Healthcare City,” Ondrej Patka, Regional Director – Asia, Africa and Australia, Swarovski Middle East, told this website. "It will be a 150-sqm special crystal panel cladding and will open by year-end,” he ...  >>MORE

Sharjah's environment sector set to grow by 15 percent

Posted on 22/10/2014

Sharjah's environment sector is expected to grow by 15 percent to almost Dh1 billion by 2016, up from this year's Dh780 million, powered by a portfolio of ground-breaking eco-tourism projects currently under way. According to a study by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, the environment sector is one of the emirate's four key sectors identified as major areas of potential growth. The three other sectors are travel and tourism, healthcare, and transport and logistics. ...  >>MORE

Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull break ground on One at Palm, Jumeirah

Posted on 09/10/2014

Mahdi Amjad, Executive Chairman and CEO of the Omniyat Group and Khaldoun Al Tabari, Vice Chairman and CEO of Drake & Scull International (DSI), has announced commencing work on One at Palm Jumeirah. The Dh 2 billion premium residential development project is located at the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah. Members of DSI and Omniyat joined the two executives to celebrate the occasion. The ultra-premium development is scheduled to be completed by 2017. "We are absolutely thrilled to break ground ...  >>MORE

RTA introduces drone to monitor projects

Posted on 07/10/2014

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a drone service to facilitate the monitoring of completed phases of its vital projects, thus obviating the need to follow the traditional steps to accomplish such an arduous task. The move comes in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, to rank Dubai as the smartest city world-wide, and in line with the objectives of the Hamdan bin ...  >>MORE

Nakheel awards Dh120 million contract for Al Furjan infrastructure work

Posted on 02/10/2014

Developer Nakheel has awarded a contract worth almost Dh 120 million for infrastructure work at its Al Furjan master community in Dubai. The contract with Dubai-based Target and Jima Construction Company covers the construction of 16 km of roads and the preparation of nearly 500 third party villa plots at the ever-growing community. The work is due to begin by the end of October 2014, with a planned 16 month completion timeline, according to the developer. The contract is for work in Al ...  >>MORE

Dubai to have Dh30b worth of projects for Expo 2020

Posted on 30/09/2014

Projects worth Dh30 billion will be built across Dubai to further enhance the emirate's infrastructure in time to host Expo 2020, a senior official announced at the Dubai International Project Management Forum in Dubai on Monday. The two-day event, which is set to be an annual platform to discuss project management at the highest level, was inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. Being organised by Roads and Transport ...  >>MORE

An underground city of pipes in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/09/2014

Deep below the ground you walk on in the Capital is a city of pipes — a complex network encompassing thousands of kilometres; the lifeline of sewage disposal in the emirate. "There are the electric wires; water and gas pipes; and the last is us, 100 metres below ground,” said Alan Thomson, managing director of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC). This network of 7,000km of sewer pipes collects everything that is flushed down the drain and transports it to treatment plants. ...  >>MORE

DP unveils details of third project in Culture Village

Posted on 24/09/2014

Dubai Properties, or DP, has revealed details of a third project in the unique Culture Village district, a luxury waterfront hotel, which is due to open in early 2018. The property will be one of the first luxury hotels in Culture Village and will be operated by Anantara Hotel Resorts and Spa. The announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the real estate developer's Dubai Wharf project earlier this week. The news was announced by Dubai Properties following an agreement with luxury ...  >>MORE

Emirates Green Building Council, Canon kick off partnership to promote sustainable living across the U.A.E.

Posted on 23/09/2014

In line with Canon Middle East's efforts to promote sustainable living, the world leader in imaging solutions has partnered with the Emirates Green Building Council to support initiatives in the U.A.E. regarding renewable resources and conservation. As part of the campaign to increase community awareness while nurturing young talent, an environmental themed student photography competition was launched to mark World Green Building Week. The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), founded ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed opens Cityscape Global

Posted on 22/09/2014

The curtain rose on the 13th edition of the Middle East's largest and most influential international real estate event, Cityscape Global, in Dubai yesterday, hosting more than 280 exhibitors from 28 different countries. The event, the largest in its history, was officially opened by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group Al Maktoum, and is supported by Dubai Land Department. Taking place until 23rd September at the ...  >>MORE

Nakheel unveils The Palm Gateway beachfront residential, retail and leisure complex

Posted on 22/09/2014

Dubai developer Nakheel has announced the launch yesterday of The Palm Gateway – a three-tower waterfront living and leisure complex with more than 1,300 homes, a beach club, retail, dining and health and fitness facilities. Located at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah with convenient transport links to other parts of the island and the rest of Dubai, The Palm Gateway comprises three individually- designed high-rise residential buildings – the tallest topping 260 metres – with one, two and three ...  >>MORE

Dubai Properties announces Maram Residence

Posted on 22/09/2014

Real estate developer, Dubai Properties (DP), has revealed details of its new luxury development, Maram Residence, offering a premium living experience in the heart of Dubai, with starting prices from Dh1.7 million. The developer also announced that the contract awarding process has begun, with the piling and enabling contract being awarded to NSCC contracting company. The developer in a press release said that Maram Residence will cater for the increased demand from regional and ...  >>MORE

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Dubai’s d3 Design District takes shape


Musanada completes Al Falah Interchange in coordination with DoT, ADM


Construction of bridges to island of Dubai Eye begins


Mansour bin Zayed approves Ministry of Public Works 2030 Federal Road Network strategy


UAE has world-class infrastructure projects, says Minister of Public Works


Abu Dhabi's manufacturing industries PPI down 8.6 percent Y-O-Y in Q4 2014


Senaat profits reach Dh2.1 billion in 2014


Canal project flowing smoothly


Dubai's UP to break ground on Dh1.5bn MotorCity projects


Empower completes connection to Dubai Design District


Al Tayer: Completion rate hits 40% in Phase 1 of Dubai Water Canal


Eight dams completed in Fujairah as part of President's Initiatives


Sunshine harnessing solar tiles to cover Dubai Frame


Dubai’s RTA pushing forward with metro station towers project


Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates Creek Heights Residences


Projects worth Dh10b unveiled across UAE


Dubai construction sector contributed 7.89% to Dubai’s GDP in H1 2014: Dubai Statistics Centre report


Palm Jumeirah is a ‘global wonder’


DIP spends over Dh 4 billion to build world-class infrastructure


World’s largest vertical maze unveiled in Dubai


UAE towers in world's 20 tallest buildings of 2014


Dubai Frame: Among world's best new attractions for 2015


UAE to spend US$1.63bn on infrastructure projects


Hamdan bin Zayed inspects Musanada Projects in Western Region


Dubai Frame to be ready in second half of 2015


Phase two of The Heart of Europe project launched


Drydocks World, Q Group sign agreement to deliver Great Britain Island on The World


DP to complete Dubai Wharf project by Q1 2017


Another tallest structure looms in Dubai’s horizon


World's largest 'crystal panel' coming up in Dubai


Sharjah's environment sector set to grow by 15 percent


Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull break ground on One at Palm, Jumeirah


RTA introduces drone to monitor projects


Nakheel awards Dh120 million contract for Al Furjan infrastructure work


Dubai to have Dh30b worth of projects for Expo 2020


An underground city of pipes in Abu Dhabi


DP unveils details of third project in Culture Village


Emirates Green Building Council, Canon kick off partnership to promote sustainable living across the U.A.E.


Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed opens Cityscape Global


Nakheel unveils The Palm Gateway beachfront residential, retail and leisure complex


Dubai Properties announces Maram Residence