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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Ras Al Khaimah's Al Marjan Island 70% sold

Posted on 14/09/2010

Seventy per cent of Al Marjan Island, the first man-made island in Ras Al Khaimah, has been sold and all developments on the island - including the much publicised La Hoya Bay - are ongoing, a senior official said. "We only sell land and about 60-70 per cent of Al Marjan Island has been sold," Khater Massaad, CEO, RAK Investment Authority (Rakia), said, adding that the stalled projects by Khoie Properties have been progressing. "Mr (Frank) Khoie has signed an agreement with Arabtec and we ...  >>MORE

Shurooq announces commencement of construction for ‘Heart of Sharjah' - Phase 1

Posted on 01/09/2010

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the commencement of construction works on the ‘Heart of Sharjah' project, one of the largest heritage projects in the region. Construction on the first phase of the project commenced last week, and is scheduled for completion within two years. The Heart of Sharjah is Shurooq's first project and was announced in May of this year. As part of phase 1 of the project, the Sharjah Art Foundation commenced renovation work last ...  >>MORE

ADM: Relocating occupational facilities outside Abu Dhabi Island is vital for the community, environment

Posted on 12/08/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City praised the response made by owners of occupational activities who took early practical steps towards relocating their activities outside Abu Dhabi Island, and at the same time intensified the awareness drive run in several languages and methods stressing the importance of responding and adhering to the Decision within the specified timeframe. It stated that shifting such activities has become vital for the interest of the community as many of those business ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City base map tracks urban expansion

Posted on 29/06/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced that it is in the final stage of producing a base map depicting all urban areas within the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and the Western Region Municipality covering an approximate area of 18,500 square km. The project implementation plan was initiated in January this year after the planning and design stages were completed earlier. The project is intended to build and update the base map and further extend the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Corniche scoops Best Location Award

Posted on 10/06/2010

Abu Dhabi Corniche has bagged Best Location Award in Abu Dhabi 2010; described as the perfect venue for relaxation, entertainment and fun for all segments of the community of various ages, judged by the contest recently run online by Hala Magazine, featuring participation from a large number of public from different age groups. The Award was received on behalf of the Municipality by Rashid Ali Al Umairah, Consultant of Investments, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, in a ceremony held by Hala ...  >>MORE

Dubai tops region in quality living

Posted on 27/05/2010

Dubai retained its top slot for offering the best quality of living among the GCC countries followed by Abu Dhabi, according to Mercer's '2010 Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings' survey released yesterday. Dubai ranked 75th while Abu Dhabi takes 83rd spot in the list, which was dominated by European cities with Vienna topping the list and Baghdad finding its place at the bottom. Mercer conducts the rankings to help governments and multinational companies compensate employees fairly ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City scoops Best Pioneer Scheme Award in the Middle East

Posted on 24/05/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has won the Best Pioneer Scheme for Technology Applications and Asset Management Award through its SCADA System and Asset Management Control Project in the contest run by ITP Group; the specialised Asset Management '&' Assessment Agency at the GCC and Middle East region. The Award was collected by engineer Hussain Al Saeedi, Head of the work team supervising the project at Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, during the ceremony held by the Group in Dubai, where ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed inspects detailed urban plans towns in Western Region

Posted on 11/05/2010

HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inspected here yesterday, which are being developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Present was HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of Ruler in Western Region. Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, director general of the council, presented the general plan for projects, transport plan, roads and infrastructure. He also briefed Sheikh Mohammed on ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City wins Environment Award of Euro-Arab Cooperation Centre

Posted on 26/04/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has won the Environment Award 2010 of Euro-Arab Cooperation Centre in recognition of its excellent efforts in protecting the environment and promoting the environmental resources. The Award ceremony was recently held in the opening of the 26th session of the Euro-Arab Cooperation Centre at Alexandria, Egypt. The Award was received on behalf of the Municipality by the Acting Executive Director of Municipal Infrastructure and Assets Sector engineer Abdullah ...  >>MORE

Dubai Metro Station on Sheikh Zayed Road to be named after Dubai Internet City

Posted on 23/04/2010

Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Investments, yesterday announced that one of RTA's stations on Dubai Metro's Red Line on Sheikh Zayed Road would be named after DIC. The announcement was made in recognition of DIC's significant contribution to Dubai's knowledge economy and its phenomenal success as one of the world's largest technology free zones. Designed on the ‘Water' theme, the Dubai Internet City Station is located between the Sharaf DG and Nakeel Metro Stations. It will have ...  >>MORE

Aldar reports significant progress in Al Raha Beach infrastructure

Posted on 20/04/2010

Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi's leading property development, management and investment company, today announced significant progress of key infrastructure relating to the firm's Al Raha Beach development, the major waterfront development, ahead of the completion of the project's first residential and commercial elements. Interchanges 4, 4A and 5 on the main Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway (E10) will soon open to traffic in-bound to Al Raha Beach and Al Raha Gardens. The interchanges, which were ...  >>MORE

TDIC showcases Saadiyat Beach Apartments at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2010

Posted on 20/04/2010

Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of cultural, residential and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, today unveiled the full plans and designs for the Saadiyat Beach Apartments, with all 495 phase one apartments due to open for leasing in Q2 2011, and for completion by Q4 2011. The Saadiyat Beach Apartments neighbourhoods will provide modern and dynamic living spaces in private gated communities, from simple studios to multiple bedroom apartments. The ...  >>MORE

Lulu Island details revealed

Posted on 20/04/2010

Sorouh Real Estate PJSC unveiled on Sunday its detailed vision for Lulu Island, a master-planned development located just 500 metres off the coast of the capital's corniche. Shaped like the Abu Dhabi Island, Lulu Island is a prominent and extremely important landmark development for the capital. The island represents approximately five square kilometres of strategically located land that is one of the six investment zones in Abu Dhabi, three of which are being developed by Sorouh. Sorouh ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's 2030 vision is Cityscape centrepiece

Posted on 19/04/2010

A huge scale model of how the capital of the United Arab Emirates will appear in 2030 was unveiled yesterday and forms the centrepiece of this year's Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The 23 metre by 17 metre display is the biggest single model on show at Cityscape, the largest gathering of real estate professionals in the Middle East so far this year and being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre until 21 April 2010 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince ...  >>MORE

Sharjah allocates Dh5bn for projects in 2009-2010

Posted on 19/04/2010

The Government of Sharjah has allocated Dh5 billion for infrastructure projects in 2009-2010, including main and internal roads, bridges and tunnels, and Dh500 million for the maintenance of housing projects built for UAE nationals, said the top official of Sharjah Public Works Department (SPWD). Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Director-General of the SPWD and a member of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), said the total cost of roads and housing projects for UAE nationals that ...  >>MORE

New era in Western Region as Sheikh Hamdan opens Municipality's new TAMM centre in Mirfa

Posted on 17/04/2010

Gharbiya - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, opened on Thursday the first purpose built TAMM centre in Mirfa. This is the first in a series of centre openings across the Western Region and fulfills the promise made by the Western Region Municipality (WRM). The 2009 Municipal Awards were also presented during the event and HE Hamood Humaid Al Mansouri, General Manager of the Western Region Municipality, presented HH Sheikh Hamdan with WRM's ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to go ahead with Al Nujoom Island project

Posted on 08/04/2010

The Sharjah Government is going ahead with the multi-purpose Al Nujoom Island project at Al Hamriya and 1,000 villas are scheduled for completion within 18 months, an official said. "The project is not cancelled or suspended," said Salah Butti Obaid bin Butti, Director-General of the Sharjah Planning and Survey Department. "We are going ahead with it and the plans for the first 1,000 villas were approved by the department and will be finished in 18 months." However, the department made some ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils waterfront design guidelines for Al Bateen

Posted on 07/04/2010

In its incessant efforts to safeguard the natural resources and the cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi, as it realises the key elements of Plan Capital 2030, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environment, has today unveiled the waterfront design guidelines for the Al Bateen area in Abu Dhabi. The key objective for the development of Bateen waterfront guidelines is to provide all property owners and developers along the waterfront ...  >>MORE

Ajman waterfront to help put city on tourist map

Posted on 05/04/2010

The Ajman Creek, which forms two-thirds of the emirate's waterfront, is the focus of an urban development plan that aims to attract tourists and commercial activities. According to suggestions in the Ajman Waterfront Strategic Plan, the creek should be cleaned and used for transportation. Also among the project proposals is a tramway running along the beach and the creek, and a beach park. The plan comes under the emirate's Urban Planning Strategy 2030 and is aimed at offering an attractive ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City fits parks with sports '&' gym equipment

Posted on 24/03/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has distributed sports '&' fitness equipment to a number of public parks and open spaces as a first step of a process that would be extended to cover all parks as part of the Municipality's commitment to promote community health, and encourage residents to visit parks and public gardens to take advantage of the facilities and practice healthy habits. The step also comes in conformity with the Municipality's quest to improve and develop the social life, ...  >>MORE

Final phase of Dubai Investments Park launched

Posted on 18/03/2010

Dubai Investments Park (DIP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has announced the launch of phase 8 - the final phase of the 2,400 hectare mixed used development. The 500,000 square meters Phase 8, which is being constructed at a cost of Dh300 million, is expected to be a hub for logistics services as a significant portion of land has been allocated for this sector. "The launch of the final phase is a significant achievement for DIP, especially considering that almost all ...  >>MORE

Waterfront vista for Business Bay

Posted on 09/03/2010

Dubai's Business Bay skyline is changing slowly but steadily, with innovatively-designed, sparkling new towers rising along the azure waters of the new Creek extension. The Dh110 billion Business Bay is a commercial, residential and business cluster that, once complete, will serve as Dubai's prestigious central business district. – Emirates Business 24|7 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils urban street design manual

Posted on 21/02/2010

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environment, yesterday unveiled new street design standards in conformity with the guiding principles of Capital 2030 which call for safer, more comfortable and aesthetic street environments across the Emirate. The Urban Street Design Manual is based on key design principles including safety for all street users and the acknowledgement that all great street designs begin with pedestrians and ...  >>MORE

TDIC announces phase one completion of Fishermen's Marina in Al Bateen Wharf

Posted on 16/02/2010

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), a master developer of major cultural, residential and tourism destinations, has completed the renovation of the first phase of Al Bateen Wharf's Fishermen's Marina, Abu Dhabi. The Fishermen's Marina mainly services the fishermen of Al Bateen and embraces the area's maritime heritage, including boat-craftsmanship as well as the treasured public walkway. The first phase featured the completion of the marina's mooring berths that will ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City bags Greenery Prize of 10th Arab Towns Organisation Award

Posted on 14/02/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has won the Greenery Prize of the 10th Arab Towns Organisation Award held in Doha, Qatar and announced last Thursday evening, in a session witnessing fierce competition and heavy participation from Arab metropolises and capitals. Clinching this prestigious Award comes in recognition of the efforts put by the Municipality towards expanding the scope of greenery all over the city. It demonstrates the huge attention assigned by the Municipality to projects ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality to reset the greenery in the city

Posted on 11/02/2010

The Abu Dhabi Municipality is currently engaged in properly-guided efforts to re-shape the greenery all over the city as well as on external roads to bring them at par with standards, taking into consideration the intensification of windbreaks for protecting the environment, preserving the soil and landscaping the area. The civic body estimated that the area of windbreaks and plantations on streets, districts and roadsides within the Island of Abu Dhabi at 1250 hectares and that there were ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to improve landscaping around mosques

Posted on 09/02/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City will start a project to improve the greenery and landscaping in the vicinity of 223 mosques inside and outside Abu Dhabi Island very soon. The municipality has completed a comprehensive study in this regard, said a statement issued by the municipality. The project aims to beautify the surroundings of mosques and keep the excellent outlook of the capital city. The project will be completed within two years. It is part of the Municipality's strategy to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to get new street signs

Posted on 08/02/2010

New, clear and consistent street signs are being planned by the Department of Municipal Affairs, the three municipalities and selected government entities. The project team met to frame guidelines for creating a street signage manual that will empower the three municipalities to implement their respective Addressing System Projects. Efficient "Finalising the addressing system and street signage standards is the key step in achieving a unified addressing system across the emirate of Abu ...  >>MORE

DUBAILAND delivers key leisure, entertainment and real estate developments during 2009

Posted on 25/01/2010

DUBAILAND, the region's premier tourism, leisure and entertainment destination and a member of Dubai Properties Group, marked the progress of a significant number of projects in 2009 and is poised to achieve new milestones for the coming year. Conceptualised as a key tourism driver for Dubai and the UAE, DUBAILAND is home to various projects being developed by renowned international and local investors. Key 2009 highlights included a strategic agreement with Royal Caribbean International, ...  >>MORE

Saadiyat developers work with green fingers

Posted on 27/12/2009

Saplings just a few days to a month old wait patiently for their evening bath from Mother Nature, at a nursery on a tucked away island, that appears no more than sand dunes and a massive construction site from the outside. Only once the saplings are big enough will they be able to become part of a larger forest across the sea channel separating them. Saadiyat Island is blooming with life, mangroves and their saplings being an integral part of the ecosystem. The island, 500 metres off the ...  >>MORE

Plan Al Ain 2030 wins the coveted 2009 ISOCARP Award for Excellence

Posted on 11/11/2009

Plan Al Ain 2030, the urban structure framework plan for Al Ain city, created by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environment, has been awarded the highly acclaimed 2009 ISOCARP Award for Excellence. The unique masterplan has won this recognition for being the best strategic regional planning initiative. The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Awards for Excellence are conferred in recognition of ...  >>MORE

Saadiyat Island to partially open for visitors by year-end

Posted on 11/10/2009

The first set of tourism attractions on the Dh100 billion Saadiyat Island will be open to the public by the end of this year, as Abu Dhabi Government-owned master developer Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) races against time to deliver infrastructure and projects. "We are going to open Manarat Al Saadiyat, the 15,400 square metre visitor centre before the end of this year which will host a gallery and special events," Kier Riemersma, TDIC's director of Real ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils new identity for Abu Dhabi Beach Project

Posted on 06/10/2009

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environment, has highlighted key world class facilities and recreational activities that the Abu Dhabi Corniche will soon begin offering to the Emirate's residents and visitors. UPC also unveiled the new identity for the Abu Dhabi Beach project which has been designed by the office of the Brand of Abu Dhabi. The ongoing improvements at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, which are being jointly undertaken ...  >>MORE

TDIC issues report on progress of 13 key projects

Posted on 06/10/2009

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), a master developer of cultural, residential, and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, has published a comprehensive Progress Delivery Report providing an overview of 13 of its key projects on the opening day of Cityscape Dubai 2009. The company has also announced the completion of major infrastructure projects and has unveiled its new corporate brand identity. "Since our inception in 2005, TDIC has grown as a company and has ...  >>MORE

Dh3.5 billion 'Ajman Uptown' among 122 projects approved by ARRA

Posted on 02/10/2009

'Ajman Uptown', an Dh3.5 billion community project by Sweet Homes Holdings (SHH), a leading UAE-based master developer and multi-service provider to the real estate sector, has been named as among the 122 developments approved by the Ajman Real Estate Regulatory Agency (ARRA). This is the result of the master developer's compliance to all regulations, which include its prompt registration and opening of an escrow account with the Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) for the project. Expressing its ...  >>MORE

Sowwah Island project takes shape

Posted on 01/10/2009

All infrastructure-related work in the first phase of the development of Sowwah Island, the core of Abu Dhabi's new Central Business District, is scheduled to be completed by next May, an official from the island's master developer said on Wednesday. "Sowwah Island's development will be in three phases. We plan to complete Phase I within the next five to seven years," John A. Thomas, executive director of Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality, said. Thomas told reporters at a briefing that the ...  >>MORE

Dubai's aesthetic appeal to be enhanced

Posted on 30/08/2009

Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, highlighted the importance of the emirate's plantation projects, which aim to increase green areas in Dubai to match the city's development. Lootah reviewed the plantation projects of main roads in Dubai at a meeting with the Plantation Committee of Dubai. The projects include planting trees on various roads such as Bab Al Shams, Baghdad, Algeria, Tunis and Al Aweer Roads. Lootah issued instructions to landscape Al ...  >>MORE

Ajman on fast track of development

Posted on 16/08/2009

People wishing to inquire about any transaction related to the Ajman Municipality and Planning Directorate (AMPD) can simply log on to its website. Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Director of the AMPD said that the civic body is sparing no efforts in ensuring that the best services are rendered to the clients. "Details regarding building licences, violations, and the Ajman explorer can be found on the website. The electronic project Ajman Explorer is an important project that ...  >>MORE

Spruced-up RAK readies for tourists

Posted on 16/08/2009

Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi inaugurated the RAK Dream Tours, a new tourism project on the Al Qawasim Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah on Friday. The new project, spread over an area of 41,000 square feet, has two restaurants housed in historic fort tower-like buildings set amidst meandering walkways and landscaped gardens complete with water fountains and running streams. It offers spectacular views of the RAK Creek, the mangroves and the ...  >>MORE

UPC to invite communities to attend public consultation sessions for Al Gharbia

Posted on 08/08/2009

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future physical planning of Abu Dhabi, is commencing the public consultation sessions for Al Gharbia under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's representative in the Western Region. Al Gharbia is spanned across a 60,000 square kilometre area and accounts for 83% of Abu Dhabi Emirate's landmass. In partnership with the Western Region Development Council (WRDC) and Western Region Municipality (WRM), ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed tours Western Region's facilities

Posted on 06/08/2009

Gharbia - The health sector in Abu Dhabi is receiving incessant support of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and special care of H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, yesterday. "The government is determined to upgrade the health care system in Abu Dhabi at bar with the highest internationally ...  >>MORE

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Ras Al Khaimah's Al Marjan Island 70% sold


Shurooq announces commencement of construction for ‘Heart of Sharjah' - Phase 1


ADM: Relocating occupational facilities outside Abu Dhabi Island is vital for the community, environment


Abu Dhabi City base map tracks urban expansion


Abu Dhabi Corniche scoops Best Location Award


Dubai tops region in quality living


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City scoops Best Pioneer Scheme Award in the Middle East


Mohammed bin Zayed inspects detailed urban plans towns in Western Region


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City wins Environment Award of Euro-Arab Cooperation Centre


Dubai Metro Station on Sheikh Zayed Road to be named after Dubai Internet City


Aldar reports significant progress in Al Raha Beach infrastructure


TDIC showcases Saadiyat Beach Apartments at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2010


Lulu Island details revealed


Abu Dhabi's 2030 vision is Cityscape centrepiece


Sharjah allocates Dh5bn for projects in 2009-2010


New era in Western Region as Sheikh Hamdan opens Municipality's new TAMM centre in Mirfa


Sharjah to go ahead with Al Nujoom Island project


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils waterfront design guidelines for Al Bateen


Ajman waterfront to help put city on tourist map


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City fits parks with sports '&' gym equipment


Final phase of Dubai Investments Park launched


Waterfront vista for Business Bay


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils urban street design manual


TDIC announces phase one completion of Fishermen's Marina in Al Bateen Wharf


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City bags Greenery Prize of 10th Arab Towns Organisation Award


Abu Dhabi Municipality to reset the greenery in the city


Abu Dhabi to improve landscaping around mosques


Abu Dhabi to get new street signs


DUBAILAND delivers key leisure, entertainment and real estate developments during 2009


Saadiyat developers work with green fingers


Plan Al Ain 2030 wins the coveted 2009 ISOCARP Award for Excellence


Saadiyat Island to partially open for visitors by year-end


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council unveils new identity for Abu Dhabi Beach Project


TDIC issues report on progress of 13 key projects


Dh3.5 billion 'Ajman Uptown' among 122 projects approved by ARRA


Sowwah Island project takes shape


Dubai's aesthetic appeal to be enhanced


Ajman on fast track of development


Spruced-up RAK readies for tourists


UPC to invite communities to attend public consultation sessions for Al Gharbia


Hamdan bin Zayed tours Western Region's facilities