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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - URBAN DEVELOPMENT

10-digit geo-addresses for 124,000 buildings in Dubai

Posted on 04/02/2014

Unique 10-digit digital address system to find out any location through the emirate's own electronic map application. From February 16, residents and visitors in Dubai will be able to use a unique 10-digit digital address system to find out any location through the emirate's own electronic map application. Developed by the GIS Department of the Dubai Municipality, the app, called Makani, will officially be launched on Apple App Store and Google Play on February 16, said the Director of the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates District One of Mohammed bin Rashid City

Posted on 29/01/2014

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday inaugurated District One of the Dh 30 billion Mohammed bin Rashid City, adjacent to Meydan City and four kilometres away from Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the memorial plaque of the promising urban, mixed-use, leisure and sports development which spans more than 54 million square feet of prime freehold land with District One alone stretching 4 million ...  >>MORE

Development to pick up pace as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020

Posted on 29/01/2014

Development is expected to pick up pace beginning next year as Dubai sets into motion its master-plan for World Expo 2020, key government agencies revealed at the ongoing Destination Dubai 2020 conference. The Dubai Expo 2020 event will require GBP 6.45bn (Dh 39.23 billion) of investment to develop all of the required facilities and host the event - a figure that, according to Helal Saeed al-Marri, Director-General at Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), would be needed for the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Canal work gathers pace

Posted on 29/01/2014

Work on the Dh2 billion Dubai Canal project has gathered pace with several internal roads in Al Safa area closed and traffic diverted. Ground mapping and geo-scanning work on the prestigious project began last month, with technicians searching for underground cables and pipelines. The 3-km-long Dubai Canal project was announced in October last year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The canal will connect the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments Park's final phase will be completed in Q1, 2014

Posted on 29/01/2014

Dubai Investments Park [DIP], a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, yesterday announced that Phase 8, the final phase of the 2,400 hectare mixed-use development, will be fully completed by the end of the first quarter of 2014. Once completed, the 430,000 square-meter Phase 8, being constructed at a cost of Dh 325 million in two stages, is expected to be a hub for logistics services as a significant portion of land has been allocated for this sector. Phase 8 entails construction ...  >>MORE

UPC approves Aldar Properties' Al Raha Beach East Master Plan The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and Aldar

Posted on 28/01/2014

Properties, have worked closely together to revise the Al Raha Beach East Master Plan, which has now been approved through the UPC's Development Review Streamline process. Al Raha Beach is a mixed-use development being constructed adjacent to the E10 Highway on Abu Dhabi mainland, close to Yas Island. The development consists of reclaimed land along the coast with a series of canals and islands interlinked by boulevards, creating a unique waterfront community stretching over 20 kilometres. ...  >>MORE

Winter wonderland on Dubai’s World Islands: snow-lined streets for Heart of Europe

Posted on 22/01/2014

All-year-round sunshine is one of the attractions of living in Dubai for expatriates from the colder climes of Europe. But reminders of the continent's inclement weather will be captured in a new property development to form part of The World, the man-made island archipelago off the emirate's coast Spanning six islands, The Heart of Europe will feature villas, hotels and marketplaces inspired by the architecture and lifestyle of Europe. But it will also include snow and rain-lashed streets, ...  >>MORE

Emaar launches ‘Boulevard Point’

Posted on 20/01/2014

Global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, has raised the benchmark in distinctive urban luxury, with the launch of ‘Boulevard Point,' in Downtown Dubai, the company's flagship mega-development. ‘Boulevard Point' is set to become a referral point in real estate, architecture, and luxury living in the most coveted community. Featuring 297 residences across 63 storeys, it will encompass of one- to three-bedroom residences set to launch to discerning investors on January 25, 2014.Located ...  >>MORE

Nakheel names designer for 11km Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

Posted on 17/01/2014

Nakheel yesterday named Halcrow as the design consultant for The Boardwalk - a new, bustling attraction running the entire length of Palm Jumeirah's 11km crescent. The Boardwalk, unveiled at Cityscape 2013, will transform Palm Jumeirah's protective crescent into a unique destination for walking, shopping and dining, and create a new focus for the already world-famous island. The project will cover the whole of the existing crescent, with a pier, stretching 100 metres into the Arabian Gulf, at ...  >>MORE

President's Initiatives Committee awards projects at cost of Dh 229 million

Posted on 17/01/2014

The Committee tasked with implementing the initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has awarded a package of development projects in various emirates at a cost of Dh 229 million. The projects include the construction of dams and roads, extension and installation of power lines, and the supply of medical equipment. This came in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to create developmental and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi projects to look forward to in 2014

Posted on 06/01/2014

The emirate of Abu Dhabi has been gearing up towards its 2030 vision for quite a while, and a number of developments are scheduled for this year to help meet these targets. While many of them will help ease living in the capital, others will provide residents with new experiences and amenities. Unique schools Several new schools are set to open in the capital this year, and at least a few of them will offer educational experiences that are new to the community. One of these is the Cranleigh ...  >>MORE

Dubai Canal: Dh2b work begins near Safa Park

Posted on 28/12/2013

Work on the Dh2 billion Dubai Canal project has begun with digging near Safa Park. Turkish construction giants Mapa and Gunal Constructions have been awarded the contract to carry out the project, while Halcrow and Parsons have been appointed as consultants by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). A senior official at RTA told Gulf News that the work is currently in the preliminary stage and internal road detours are being worked out near Safa Park. Some service roads near Safa park and ...  >>MORE

Digital address app helps map Dubai

Posted on 22/12/2013

Dubai Municipality has completed the digital addressing of 124,000 buildings in the emirate of Dubai to help people quickly access online information on buildings through a new app known as Makani (my location). Users of the app will be able to find places more accurately than any global positioning (GPRS) system available in the app world, said municipal officials. Developed by the Geographic Information System Department of Dubai Municipality, "the new Makani app would be a turning point in ...  >>MORE

Emaar, DWC ink mega joint venture

Posted on 12/12/2013

Emaar Properties and Dubai World Central, or DWC, announced on Wednesday a joint venture to develop an integrated urban centre and golf destination at a prime location at the world's first purpose-built aerotropolis, which is home to Expo 2020 and the Al Maktoum International Airport. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar, signed a memorandum of understanding to ...  >>MORE

Union Square to get a major facelift

Posted on 11/12/2013

A new multi-facility Transit Oriented Development will take shape at the Union Square, next to Union Metro station in Deira, comprising residential, commercial and recreational spaces, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. Spread across an area of 19,000 square metres, the Union Oasis Project will be accomplished in partnership with private sector. The project is aimed to raise the efficiency and users of mass transit systems through re-planning of districts around the metro ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Municipality starts implementing Abu Dhabi emirate 3D Model Project

Posted on 09/12/2013

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has started the implementation of 3D Model Project for Abu Dhabi Emirate. The Project, which is based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), aims to improve planning, design and development operations and support the implementation of the emirate's strategic plan until 2030. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Municipal Affairs, Al Ain Municipality, Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Follow-up and Control Centre, Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

‘Citywalk’ launched in Dubai

Posted on 09/12/2013

Citywalk by Meraas Holding is the all-new outdoor lifestyle concept and destination where Dubai gets together and is the latest addition to the emirate's portfolio of luxury shopping destinations. The development spans an area of 13,000 square metres and includes 350 metres of uninterrupted retail frontage. Citywalk is set to introduce innovative concepts in food and beverage at its 52 outlets, as well as showcase leading fashion brands, some of which are set to mark their regional foray. ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020: Watch out for these mega developments in Dubai

Posted on 08/12/2013

Dubai developers are set to commence work on several mega projects in the coming months in order to complete and deliver them much earlier than 2020. "The Expo 2020 win for Dubai is a significant milestone, and this will definitely translate into exponential growth across a wide array of sectors, namely hospitality, tourism, trade, shipping and logistics as well as real estate,” Khalid Bin Kalban, CEO, Dubai Investments, told Emirates 24|7. He added: "This overall optimism will translate ...  >>MORE

Al Nuaimi: Pioneering strategies of Ministry of Public Works

Posted on 28/11/2013

At a presentation given to foreign correspondents currently visiting the UAE on the occasion of the 42nd National Day, Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, outlined the body's strategic purpose in being pioneering and raising the standards of public works to world class levels. Tasked with the mandate of designing, planning, implementing and improving the new and existing living conditions of all citizens and residents of the UAE, Al Nuaimi said that all resources, including ...  >>MORE

30m flowering plants adds colour to Dubai

Posted on 25/11/2013

It is blooming time in the desert city and the civic body says it has already planted 30 million seedlings of flowering plants across Dubai this year. What adds to their beauty is the fact that they are all produced in the nurseries under the Dubai Municipality. The Horticulture Section of Public Parks and Horticulture Department at the Municipality has planted these flower seedlings in 1.32 m2 of area during the first nine months of 2013 with an increase of 2.5 per cent comparing to the total ...  >>MORE

Prominent new names assigned to major streets in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 23/11/2013

As part of the recently launched Onwani project, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, supported by the Department of Municipal Affairs, announced the renaming of 14 major streets in Abu Dhabi City. Several of the new street names are a tribute to iconic Emirati leaders, such as Fatima bint Mubarak, while others hold geographical significance. Street number six - popularly known as Al Najda Street - will now be renamed Fatima bint Mubarak Street. This street runs from the Corniche Road to Hazza ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi unveils connectivity proposals for the traditional souk project

Posted on 17/11/2013

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi has unveiled the transport connectivity proposals for its mixed use retail, leisure and traditional souk destination, in a bid to help private sector developers to align their project design with the needs of the City. The proposed 150,000 sqm. mixed use leisure and retail destination will be developed on the waterfront opposite the Maqtaa Tower, between Sheikh Zayed and Al Maqtaa Bridges, at the historical gateway to the city. Approximately 80 per cent of the ...  >>MORE

Six waterfront restaurants to debut in Abu Dhabi’s Venetian Village

Posted on 13/11/2013

Six waterfront restaurants are set to open in Abu Dhabi as international chefs flock to the capital. Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), the owner of the Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal hotel said it had signed agreements with six big restaurant names to open at its new Venetian Village development overlooking the Khor Al Maqta channel between Abu Dhabi Island and the mainland. ADNH declined to name the new restaurants, but said all of them would be making their debuts in Abu Dhabi and they would ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi roads to get unique names in 2015

Posted on 13/11/2013

The roads to your workplace in the emirate of Abu Dhabi could soon feature new names, while your workplaces and homes will soon have their own unique addresses. Finding different locations, such as your favourite restaurant or sports club, will also become easier, as a newly launched addressing system works to assign unique street names by the end of 2015. The system, Onwani Unified Addressing and Wayfinding System, has already begun reassigning street names in the capital, senior officials ...  >>MORE

Value of projects in UAE put at US$494 billion

Posted on 12/11/2013

The UAE is planning to carry out projects in construction and other sectors worth around US$494 billion, accounting for nearly a third of the total projects planned in the region, according to a Gulf business chief. Despite tightened bank lending in the region, he construction market in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which controls more than a third of the world's proven oil deposits, remains one of the most active sectors in the world, with its value standing at nearly US$1.5 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils first Safety and Security Planning Manual

Posted on 06/11/2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has introduced the Abu Dhabi Safety '&' Security Planning Manual (SSPM), developed in close collaboration with a large number of Government and private stakeholders. The process for preparing the SSPM included a series of workshops over a nine-month period with senior representatives of the UAE's Federal Ministries, Abu Dhabi Government departments, along with a high level of collaboration and coordination with the Department of Municipal Affairs, ...  >>MORE

UPC commences e-Voting Campaign to select winners of the Capital 2030 Junior Design Studio

Posted on 02/11/2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has commenced its e-voting campaign to enable the public to select the best drawings of Abu Dhabi in the future, as envisioned by the Emirate's children. Over 1,800 children entered the competition at the UPC's Capital 2030 Junior Design Studio', which was located at SummerFest at ADNEC over the summer months. This initiative is just one of the UPC's many community engagement programmes to encourage and enable the public's participation in planning ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid endorses Jumeirah Corniche Development Project

Posted on 27/10/2013

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has sanctioned the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project to be constructed along the beach adjoining six residential districts, starting from the area behind Dubai Marine Beach Resort down to Burj Al Arab Hotel, stretching 14 kilometres in length, thus constituting the longest Corniche in the emirate. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid directed to link both the walkway and ...  >>MORE

430 streets renamed in Dubai

Posted on 21/10/2013

As many as 430 streets have been renamed so far in Dubai's new integrated address system that will see the city divided into several sectors and each sector further sub-divided into communities. The project will see more than 22,000 Dubai streets renamed over the next five years, with the address system featuring the building number, street name and sector. A senior official from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which has undertaken the renaming project, said renaming all Dubai ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid announces transformation of Dubai into Smart City

Posted on 20/10/2013

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on Saturday a project to transform Dubai into a Smart City, where government services will be accessible, quick and efficient, using hi tech smart devices. He added that through the new project "we aim to harness the technology so as to better living conditions and new form of development," noting that the fibre optic network and high-speed wireless Internet will form the ...  >>MORE

Waterfront trio from Nakheel

Posted on 09/10/2013

Destination project in Deira; crescent boardwalk, exclusive beachfront complex at Palm Jumeirah Nakheel on Tuesday unveiled a trio of sustainable and innovative waterfront destination developments that will bring a host of new, world-class tourism, cultural, business and residential facilities to Dubai. The projects include the transformation of four islands in Deira into a 16 million sqm mixed-use destination development, the creation of a boardwalk covering the entire 11km length of The ...  >>MORE

RAK Properties announces addition of 2 new iconic projects to Mina Al Arab on first day of Cityscape Global 2013

Posted on 09/10/2013

RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's biggest property developer listed on Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has announced the expansion of Mina Al Arab by unveiling two new flagship projects at Cityscape Global 2013, the Middle East's leading international real estate event taking place from 8-10 October 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The projects offer 104 waterfront villas and two 20-storey building overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Mina Al Arab Lagoon with an investment of approximately ...  >>MORE

Dubai canal project to draw around 30 million visitors

Posted on 08/10/2013

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be developing over 14 million square feet of retail, dining, hospitality and residential areas along an esplanade that borders the Dubai canal, which connects Jumeirah Beach to the Business Bay. To be known as the Dubai Water Canal Project, the development was signalled by the recent signing of an agreement on the RTA premises with two real estate developers, Meydan and Meraas, and is expected to attract 30 to 36 million visitors to Dubai yearly. ...  >>MORE

Dubai Investments Real Estate unveils new residential, commercial projects

Posted on 08/10/2013

Dubai Investments Real Estate Company [DIRC], the real estate arm of Dubai Investments, announced that it has commenced working on new residential and commercial projects at strategic locations within Mirdif, Meydan and Jumeirah in Dubai. The new projects follow the success achieved by DIRC on its iconic RITAJ project, the modern residential complex located in Dubai Investments Park [DIP]. The company has sold or leased most of the residential units within RITAJ, which comprises over 2,000 ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding, Emaar Properties sign joint venture to develop The Lagoons

Posted on 08/10/2013

Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties PJSC, today signed a joint venture agreement to develop The Lagoons, a magnificent waterfront city that will define the ambitious new face of Dubai's future, within Mohammed bin Rashid City (MBR City). A master-planned city for tomorrow's youth with state-of-the-art technology networks, the project is spread over an area of 6 million sq. metres (over 1,482 acres). Over three times the size of Downtown Dubai, the integrated development creates a dynamic ...  >>MORE

Dh11 billion Al Habtoor City unveiled in Dubai

Posted on 08/10/2013

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, yesterday officially unveiled Al Habtoor City - the world's biggest residential and hospitality development under construction. The world-class Al Habtoor City will help Dubai compete with destinations such as New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong The event was held at the Al Habtoor City construction site, where the iconic Metropolitan Hotel once stood. The Al Habtoor Group Chairman said Al Habtoor City will be a new landmark for ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi gets a fresh look at Saadiyat Island’s future

Posted on 07/10/2013

Tourism bosses have given Abu Dhabi the latest glimpse into the future of Saadiyat Island as they prepare to showcase the huge project to the world at the upcoming Cityscape Global 2013 property conference in Dubai. At the event, which kicks off on Tuesday, the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of Saadiyat, says it will announce a new residential development described as a ‘first-of-its-kind' on the island as it courts property investor. Also on display ...  >>MORE

WRDC issues first report on sustainability

Posted on 06/10/2013

The Western Region Development Council (WRDC) has recently announced the issuance of its first sustainability report for 2011 and 2012. The report highlights the council's extensive efforts in achieving sustainable development in Al Gharbia, in addition to planned future initiatives related to the environment, economy, infrastructure and education. On this momentous occasion, Mohammed Hamad Bin Azzan Al Mazrouei, acting undersecretary of the Ruler's Representative Court in the Western ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches "Dubai Water Canal"

Posted on 03/10/2013

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched yesterday the "Dubai Water Canal" project extending in the heart of Dubai with three kilometres in length and 80-120 meters in width. The Canal stretches from the Business Bay district and crosses the Sheikh Zayed Road (between Safa and 1st Interchanges) and passes across the Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2, and Jumeirah Road to terminate at the Arabian Gulf. ...  >>MORE

District One project remains on track

Posted on 03/10/2013

Meydan Sobha FZ, recently announced that District One, Dubai's marquee development located in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, is making rapid progress with the construction of its Show Village. The Show Village, which will act as a unique showcase of the Meydan Sobha development, is already approximately 80 per cent complete and when finished will comprise nine show villas, a demonstration of the world-leading Crystal Lagoon feature, extensive landscaping and a bespoke sales centre. District One is ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's UPC concludes 1st Plan Capital 2030 update charette

Posted on 22/09/2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has concluded its three-day Plan Capital 2030 Update Stakeholder Charette. An impressive level of attendance over the three days resulted in a diverse, thoughtful and refreshingly honest discussion on the successes and challenges of the current Plan Capital 2030 and the need to link the overarching principles and implementing the recommendations. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Project Director - Plan Capital 2030 Update, UPC said, ...  >>MORE

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10-digit geo-addresses for 124,000 buildings in Dubai


Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates District One of Mohammed bin Rashid City


Development to pick up pace as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020


Dubai Canal work gathers pace


Dubai Investments Park's final phase will be completed in Q1, 2014


UPC approves Aldar Properties' Al Raha Beach East Master Plan The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and Aldar


Winter wonderland on Dubai’s World Islands: snow-lined streets for Heart of Europe


Emaar launches ‘Boulevard Point’


Nakheel names designer for 11km Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk


President's Initiatives Committee awards projects at cost of Dh 229 million


Abu Dhabi projects to look forward to in 2014


Dubai Canal: Dh2b work begins near Safa Park


Digital address app helps map Dubai


Emaar, DWC ink mega joint venture


Union Square to get a major facelift


Abu Dhabi City Municipality starts implementing Abu Dhabi emirate 3D Model Project


‘Citywalk’ launched in Dubai


Expo 2020: Watch out for these mega developments in Dubai


Al Nuaimi: Pioneering strategies of Ministry of Public Works


30m flowering plants adds colour to Dubai


Prominent new names assigned to major streets in Abu Dhabi


Municipality of Abu Dhabi unveils connectivity proposals for the traditional souk project


Six waterfront restaurants to debut in Abu Dhabi’s Venetian Village


Abu Dhabi roads to get unique names in 2015


Value of projects in UAE put at US$494 billion


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils first Safety and Security Planning Manual


UPC commences e-Voting Campaign to select winners of the Capital 2030 Junior Design Studio


Mohammed bin Rashid endorses Jumeirah Corniche Development Project


430 streets renamed in Dubai


Mohammed bin Rashid announces transformation of Dubai into Smart City


Waterfront trio from Nakheel


RAK Properties announces addition of 2 new iconic projects to Mina Al Arab on first day of Cityscape Global 2013


Dubai canal project to draw around 30 million visitors


Dubai Investments Real Estate unveils new residential, commercial projects


Dubai Holding, Emaar Properties sign joint venture to develop The Lagoons


Dh11 billion Al Habtoor City unveiled in Dubai


Abu Dhabi gets a fresh look at Saadiyat Island’s future


WRDC issues first report on sustainability


Mohammed bin Rashid launches "Dubai Water Canal"


District One project remains on track


Abu Dhabi's UPC concludes 1st Plan Capital 2030 update charette