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Dubai skyline gets another iconic addition

Posted on 12/06/2013

Dubai continues to prove its real estate industry might as it witnessed yet another world class skyscraper, the one billion dirham Cayan Tower, previously known as Infinity Tower, that was officially inaugurated on Monday night. According to its developer, Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development Company, which has operations in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, the 307-meter-high tower holds the record for the tallest twisted architectural creation in the world. Speaking to journalists at the ...  >>MORE

Cayan to inaugurate world's tallest spiral tower in Dubai

Posted on 10/06/2013

Cayan Investment and Development is set to inaugurate its award-winning Dh1 billion Infinity Tower in Dubai on Monday, June 10th, 2013. The event will bring together a number of the UAE's most prominent figures. The launch of the tower comes after the company has received Dubai Municipality's certificate of completion. President and Chairman of the Board of Cayan Group, Ahmed M. Al Hatti, described the project's quality standards saying: "Infinity Tower has been built according to the ...  >>MORE

Tall Claim: Dubai now has the world's tallest twisted tower

Posted on 05/06/2013

The Dh1 billion Infinity Tower in Dubai Marina, the world's tallest tower featuring a 90-degree twist, has been completed, according to its developer. Cayan Investment and Development, a Saudi-based property development company, said it has received the Dubai Municipality's certificate of completion and will be inaugurating the tower on Monday. The 75-storey tower is approximately 310 metres high, which makes it the highest twisted tower in the entire world, company president Ahmed M Al Hatti ...  >>MORE

SCAD: 2461 residential units completed in Q1 2013 in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia region

Posted on 05/06/2013

The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi has issued its latest statistics on the buildings completed across the three regions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia region) during the first quarter of 2013. The report analyses data on the buildings completed in the first quarter of 2013 by region, type of usage and cost of construction, based on the administrative records of Abu Dhabi Municipalities. According to SCAD's report, a total of 1,979 buildings were completed in Abu ...  >>MORE

Dubai Industrial City continues infrastructure developments

Posted on 27/05/2013

Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Investments and the second largest industrial real estate project in Dubai, announced yesterday that it is continuing with its infrastructure development programmes in the city and that it has selected Rajhi Construction Company to work on projects valued at Dh100 million. The infrastructure works include: the establishment of road networks within the city spanning 60 kilometres, the extension of 154 kilometres of water pipes, communication cables for ...  >>MORE

YoY prices down for 16 groups of building materials in April 2013, reports SCAD

Posted on 23/05/2013

Statistics Centre, Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued yesterday its latest monthly report on the prices of building materials in Abu Dhabi Emirate. The report presents an analysis of the movements in the prices of the key building materials during last April. SCAD indicated that this report covers the movement of monthly prices for building materials used in Abu Dhabi during the month of April 2013 compared to the previous March, as well as compared with April of 2012, compounding the great importance ...  >>MORE

EAD keeps close watch on industrial and developmental projects

Posted on 22/05/2013

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) revealed that it has cited more than 1000 violations in the first three months of 2013. The EAD is a mandated entity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for permitting and inspecting development and industrial projects to ensure their adherence to environmental regulations. EAD's regulatory enforcement role is aimed at maintaining environmental standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In defining this regulatory benchmark in the Emirate, not only can EAD ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality to complete 10 prestigious projects

Posted on 15/05/2013

Eng. Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, has said that the civic body is in great confidence to accomplish the two ambitious tourism projects, the Dubai Safari and Dubai Frame by the end of 2014. In addition eight high-tech specialised markets across the different areas of the emirate are being developed aiming to decentralise the business activities to more spacious and comfortable places enabling the visitors of the emirate, tourists and residents meet their ...  >>MORE

UAE tops in GCC with US$16.2b construction deals last year

Posted on 14/05/2013

The UAE has outpaced Saudi Arabia as the largest construction market with contracts awarded valued at US$16.2 billion in the GCC in 2012. The UAE's construction market grew four per cent more than the US$15.6 billion of contracts awarded in the kingdom last year, Deloitte said in a report. This is the first time since 2008 that Saudi Arabia has not recorded the largest value of construction awards in the region, according to Deloitte Middle East's newly-released annual report on the sector ...  >>MORE

Structural secrets of Dubai's Burj Khalifa revealed in TV series

Posted on 14/05/2013

The innermost secrets of the city's most famous landmarks are to be laid bare in a new television series. State-of-the-art computer-animation techniques peel away the surface layers of buildings such as the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab and delve deep to reveal the technological marvels inside. Dubai is one of six cities featured in Strip The City – the others are London, Rome, Sydney, Toronto and San Francisco. An episode is devoted to each, and the Dubai one will be screened next week. ...  >>MORE

Dubai ranked among the world’s top 10 best skylines

Posted on 12/05/2013

A mathematical formula has found the city that has the world's best skyline. The formula created by Emporis has put Hong Kong on top of the list of 10 cities with the best skylines. New York and Singapore take the second and third slot. Chicago has been ranked fourth with Dubai placed fifth on the list and is the only city from the Gulf Co-operation Council countries to make it to the list. The emirate is home the iconic Burj Khalifa (828 metres), the world's tallest tower, Princess Tower (414 ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City moves ahead with construction of infrastructure projects at Khalifa City A

Posted on 12/05/2013

In implementation of the prudent vision of Abu Government aimed at improving the quality of living for residents to bring it in line with highest metropolitan standards worldwide through nurturing a safe and secure community as well as a sustainable, open and competitive economy, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is moving forward with the construction of infrastructure projects at Khalifa City A at all levels, spanning public parks, storm-water drainage projects, pumping stations and ...  >>MORE

'Dubai Frame' project’s progress reviewed

Posted on 12/05/2013

Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, on Wednesday visited the Dubai Frame project site in Zabeel Park in the presence of assistant director generals and senior officials of the municipality. The visit was aimed at reviewing the progress of the project which is anticipated to be a new icon of Dubai like Burj Khaleefa and Burj Al Arab. Dubai Frame is likely to attract over 2 million tourists every year. Having reviewed the project site and preparations, Lootah ...  >>MORE

Dh 1.5 billion Abu Dhabi infrastructure projects approved

Posted on 09/05/2013

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, headed the Council's meeting held at the Crown Prince's Court on Wednesday May 8th 2013. At the outset of the meeting, the Council members reviewed topics on the agenda presented by various government departments. They stressed the need for all projects and programmes, whether underway or being planned, should be ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre to open in 2014

Posted on 25/04/2013

Residents in the capital will be able to enjoy a unique combination of world class shopping, dining, entertainment and living in the heart of Abu Dhabi when the World Trade Centre opens its doors next year. The Aldar-developed WTCAD (World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi) located on the 12-acre site of the old Central Market, will have a shopping mall, residential tower, business tower, a souq and The Courtyard by Marriott Hotels — all creating an unrivalled downtown experience unique to the capital. ...  >>MORE

TDIC to showcase investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi at Cityscape

Posted on 16/04/2013

Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), will be showcasing its diverse portfolio of prestigious developments and its offering of unique investment opportunities at this year's Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The event, which will take place on April 16-18, 2013 taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will give potential investors the chance to learn more about TDIC's various ongoing projects such as those located in Abu Dhabi city and Saadiyat. Visitors of TDIC's stand ...  >>MORE

Aldar's disc HQ in Abu Dhabi ranked among the world's most spectacular offices

Posted on 08/04/2013

Aldar's disc-shaped headquarters has taken its place alongside global landmarks such as Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers and the Lloyd's of London building in a line-up of the world's most dazzling corporate offices. The 23-storey circular building at the capital's Al Raha Beach has been named in a list of 16 eye-catching structures compiled by a jury of experts. Designed by MZ Architects, which has offices in Abu Dhabi and Lebanon, the 110-metre tall building, which opened in 2010, was the ...  >>MORE

Phase 2 of ‘Damac Towers by Paramount’

Posted on 04/04/2013

Damac Properties, the Middle East's largest luxury private developer, is launching phase two of a US$1 billion luxury hotel and serviced residences to Indian investors, following a sell-out event in Dubai. Damac Towers by Paramount', is being developed on platinum real estate in Dubai overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the world's largest mall. More than 200 units were snapped up in just a few hours, making it one of the most sought-after projects in the region. Damac Towers by Paramount ...  >>MORE

Construction to recommence on Dubai Trade Centre District

Posted on 31/03/2013

Work will shortly recommence on the construction and re-master-planning of Dubai Trade Centre District, a 146,000 square metre site between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre said. Approval for the recommencement of work was granted by H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and the Board of DWTC, following a ...  >>MORE

UAE construction industry rises to new heights

Posted on 24/03/2013

The UAE construction industry is witnessing a fast track growth with a groove of on-going projects, investment into green open spaces, and the strong government support, a report from RNCOS analysts said the market, which was estimated at US$39.4 billion (Dh144.6 billion) in 2012, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 9.5 per cent during 2012-2016. Additionally, a new report released by EC Harris predicts that UAE's construction market has returned to near full ...  >>MORE

UAE’s road, aviation infrastructure rated world’s 2nd and 3rd best

Posted on 18/03/2013

The UAE's tourism, road and aviation infrastructure is among the best countries in the world. According to the recently-released World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, the UAE has been the rated second best in quality of roads and third in quality of air transport infrastructure worldwide. The quality of port infrastructure and ground transport network were rated 5th and 8th, respectively, best in the world. The UAE has also been investing heavily in infrastructure ...  >>MORE

'Flower Tower' to be introduced to UAE audience for the first time

Posted on 12/03/2013

A residential tower with plants built into façades and balconies could soon be making a UAE debut, when the building is introduced to a captive Mid East audience for the first time at the region's dedicated outdoor landscaping show this month. The ‘Flower Tower' is the creation of French architect Edouard Francois, and is designed to be an extension of surrounding parks, blending gardens with concrete and glass, creating an impression that even in urban areas, inhabitants feel as though they ...  >>MORE

Another landmark from Emaar

Posted on 24/02/2013

Emaar Properties has further strengthened its portfolio of premium hotels, residences and serviced apartments in Downtown Dubai with the announcement of The Address Residence Sky View. The launch of The Address Residence Sky View will be held simultaneously in Dubai and Riyadh, allowing clients in the two key markets ease of access to the new release. Potential customers can pre-register for the Dubai launch online on February 27. The Dubai sale will be to the online applicants on a ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid briefed on map of Nakheel future investment projects

Posted on 03/02/2013

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been briefed on the map of Nakheel's future investment projects. He ordered the necessary measures to be taken to commence the implementation of The Nakheel Mall project on the beachfront at the bottom of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai at a cost of Dh 2.5 billion. Sheikh Mohammed also ordered the commencement of The Pointe project, overlooking the Jumeirah Beach ...  >>MORE

Growth, confidence returns to UAE construction market

Posted on 02/02/2013

The UAE's construction market is predicted to return to near full capacity, having ‘right-sized' for the past two years, according to EC Harris' International Focus on UAE report. The report by the global built asset consultancy takes into account the UAE's estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, thriving industry sectors such as leisure and tourism, ability to raise debt funding, investment in major pipeline construction projects and construction tender price levels. EC Harris's ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality signs new engineering training agreement with University of Washington

Posted on 30/01/2013

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has signed a contract with the University of Washington to provide a new training program tailored to municipal infrastructure engineers. The courses will span nearly two years and include 15 engineering courses, leading to three certificates in Traffic Operations and Engineering, Roadway Design, and Bridges and Structures. The first course is projected to begin in May, 2013. Training will be provided onsite in Abu Dhabi City. "This agreement aligns with ...  >>MORE

Construction sector in UAE back on track

Posted on 30/01/2013

UAE's construction market is predicted to return to near full capacity, having ‘right-sized' for the past two years, according to EC Harris' International Focus on United Arab Emirates' report. The report by the global built asset consultancy takes into account the UAE's estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, thriving industry sectors such as leisure and tourism, ability to raise debt funding, investment in major pipeline construction projects and construction tender price levels. ...  >>MORE

TDIC to develop luxury retail complex on Saadiyat

Posted on 22/01/2013

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced on Monday that it has partnered with L Real Estate (LRE), a global real estate development and investment fund, to develop ‘The Disctrict,' a retail destination on Saadiyat Island's Cultural District. The retail complex which is scheduled to be completed by 2017, will comprise of three levels and will have more than 550 units allocated for high-class fashion brands, dining outlets, family entertainment venues and various other ...  >>MORE

Dubai hosts a fifth of the tallest 100 towers

Posted on 13/01/2013

A fifth of the world's tallest 100 towers are currently located in Dubai, according to a latest report issued by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Four of the six tallest buildings completed in 2012 were in Dubai, including the world's tallest hotel, the 355-meter JW Marriott Marquis, the report released on Thursday, said. The second of the twin JW Marriott Marquis tower will open later this year – doubling its existing room inventory to 1608. Rose Reyhaan Rotana Hotel, ...  >>MORE

Mega projects to boost UAE landscaping sector

Posted on 24/12/2012

A fresh investment of around Dh38 billion in the UAE construction industry will provide new opportunities of around Dh4 billion in the country's landscaping sector, according to industry specialists. The UAE outdoor design and landscape sector will benefit from the multibillion surge in the country's construction industry in 2013 and a new event in Dubai will create major openings for manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to capitalise on a market making a comeback. The launch of Outdoor ...  >>MORE

New wind codes for Dubai towers

Posted on 19/12/2012

New wind codes pertaining to high-rise buildings are expected to be implemented in 2013, reinforcing the concept that structures must be able to sustain winds as well as gusts to keep residents inside safe. "We have been taking a conservative approach to the rules and once the revised wind code is implemented --based on the findings of international researchers -- the requirements will be relaxed,” said Moawya Abdul Rahman, head of the structural engineering unit at Dubai Municipality's ...  >>MORE

Dubai Maritime City will build 229-metre-high The Landmark Tower

Posted on 18/12/2012

Construction of the 229-metre-high The Landmark Tower in the Dubai Maritime City (DMC) will commence when phase three begins, Emirates 24|7 can reveal. "Yes, the tower is still in the plan as part of phase three,” Khamis J Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World and Maritime World, said. The Landmark Tower consists of a 5-star business hotel with serviced apartments, business centre, retail and leisure facilities. It will have three underground floors, 45 above ground floors and car park with a ...  >>MORE

UAE project spending to increase next year

Posted on 13/12/2012

Three in four industry figures believe that project spending in the Middle East will increase next year, according to a survey, with the UAE tipped to invest the most. An upgrade to the energy sector, and massive government spending on infrastructure will boost the projects market next year, finds the survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). "In terms of where that growth is coming from, it's predominantly the energy sector, and large government infrastructure programmes," said Jonathan Roe, ...  >>MORE

Skyscraper Awards 2011: Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi makes Top 3 in the world

Posted on 03/12/2012

A "harmonious ensemble of buildings with its soft, curving contours” has won the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, a coveted architectural award. The complex took the third position after 8 Spruce Street in New York City and Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City. The jury praised Etihad Towers as a particularly harmonious ensemble of buildings. Critical to the decision were the soft, curving contours of the towers: these suggest the shape of sails and are intended to evoke Abu Dhabi's history as a port ...  >>MORE

World’s tallest hotel apartment in Dubai Marina by 2013

Posted on 26/11/2012

The 432-metre high, Marina 101, in Dubai Marina, billed as the world's tallest serviced hotel apartment building, will be completed before end of 2013, according to its developer. Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Abu Ali Malik Shroff, Chairman, Sheffield Real Estate, confirmed: "We have funds in place and we are proceeding with the construction. We expect to handover the building before the end of next year.” In 2010, Shroff told this website that despite default rates by bulk investors in the ...  >>MORE

Big 5 to capitalise on US$1.9t UAE construction market

Posted on 05/11/2012

With an anticipated US$1.95 trillion worth of construction projected in the UAE for 2013 , the industry will be looking to source the latest construction products and innovations at the the building, construction and facilities management events taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre this week. The Big 5, Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM EXPO 2012 open their doors tomorrow (Monday) with a total of more than 3,000 exhibitors and the very latest products and technologies from the ...  >>MORE

UAE showcases sustainable growth model

Posted on 04/11/2012

The UAE's efforts to stake claim to some of the most developed infrastructure across the region has seen a variety of projects steadily adding to its road network while abiding by a vision of sustainable development. As National Day approaches, Gulf News looks at the Ministry of Public Works' role in keeping the wheels of progress moving. Over the last year, the Ministry of Public Works headed by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has helped usher in rapid and extensive development, most ...  >>MORE

Business Bay canal extension to begin in 2013

Posted on 04/11/2012

The construction of the Business Bay Canal Extension Project which will extend the canal from Sheikh Zayed Road up to the Arabian Gulf will begin in the first quarter of next year, a senior official at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, recently visited the project site to bring forward the initial steps to the realisation of the Canal extension project, which has been endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi sees US$49b new projects in 2013

Posted on 04/11/2012

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is slated to witness US$49 billion worth of new projects being awarded in 2013, along with US$9.80 billion worth of projects being awarded in Al Ain, as part of its build up for its 2030 development strategy. According to a report by MEED, the current year has seen the UAE capital invest heavily in the project markets, with more than US$81.67 billion worth of projects currently underway. The bulk of this comes from a US$32.6 billion in the ...  >>MORE

UAE projects value hits US$545b

Posted on 14/10/2012

The UAE records a significant growth in value of projects, showing around one per cent increase to US$545 billion in the third quarter. The country along with Kuwait also helps increase the GCC projects market index by 0.2 per cent to US$2.49 trillion as of the third quarter of 2012, says a report on Saturday. According to MEED's Gulf Projects Index, a comprehensive and up-to-date tracking system of projects that are either underway or planned throughout the region, the strong growth in the ...  >>MORE

UAE President initiates Dh250m mosque in RAK

Posted on 08/10/2012

A mosque for 28,000 worshippers is to be built in Ras Al Khaimah city. The Dh250 million project will be 18,000 square metres - the size of two-and-a-half football pitches or 14 Olympic swimming pools. The mosque will include an Islamic museum, a library, a Quran memorisation centre and elaborate gardens, the state news agency WAM reported. The mosque is an initiative of the President, Sheikh Khalifa, and it will be named after him. The proposed site is the growing urban area of Al Dhait, ...  >>MORE

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Dubai skyline gets another iconic addition


Cayan to inaugurate world's tallest spiral tower in Dubai


Tall Claim: Dubai now has the world's tallest twisted tower


SCAD: 2461 residential units completed in Q1 2013 in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia region


Dubai Industrial City continues infrastructure developments


YoY prices down for 16 groups of building materials in April 2013, reports SCAD


EAD keeps close watch on industrial and developmental projects


Dubai Municipality to complete 10 prestigious projects


UAE tops in GCC with US$16.2b construction deals last year


Structural secrets of Dubai's Burj Khalifa revealed in TV series


Dubai ranked among the world’s top 10 best skylines


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City moves ahead with construction of infrastructure projects at Khalifa City A


'Dubai Frame' project’s progress reviewed


Dh 1.5 billion Abu Dhabi infrastructure projects approved


Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre to open in 2014


TDIC to showcase investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi at Cityscape


Aldar's disc HQ in Abu Dhabi ranked among the world's most spectacular offices


Phase 2 of ‘Damac Towers by Paramount’


Construction to recommence on Dubai Trade Centre District


UAE construction industry rises to new heights


UAE’s road, aviation infrastructure rated world’s 2nd and 3rd best


'Flower Tower' to be introduced to UAE audience for the first time


Another landmark from Emaar


Mohammed bin Rashid briefed on map of Nakheel future investment projects


Growth, confidence returns to UAE construction market


Abu Dhabi Municipality signs new engineering training agreement with University of Washington


Construction sector in UAE back on track


TDIC to develop luxury retail complex on Saadiyat


Dubai hosts a fifth of the tallest 100 towers


Mega projects to boost UAE landscaping sector


New wind codes for Dubai towers


Dubai Maritime City will build 229-metre-high The Landmark Tower


UAE project spending to increase next year


Skyscraper Awards 2011: Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi makes Top 3 in the world


World’s tallest hotel apartment in Dubai Marina by 2013


Big 5 to capitalise on US$1.9t UAE construction market


UAE showcases sustainable growth model


Business Bay canal extension to begin in 2013


Abu Dhabi sees US$49b new projects in 2013


UAE projects value hits US$545b


UAE President initiates Dh250m mosque in RAK