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  • KIZAD supports China’s Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2017

    Deal will support projects being developed on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ and ‘Maritime Silk Road’

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  • Port of Fujairah to get $136mn upgrade

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Ports to develop infrastructure at the Indian Ocean hub

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  • Cofely Besix wins FM contract with Ducab

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2017

    Firm to provide MEP hard services for the local cable manufacturer

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  • Abu Dhabi launches engineer registration system

    United Arab Emirates December 11 , 2017

    The new system is a comprehensive directory of all Abu Dhabi engineers who have met high standards of professionalism within the industry.

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  • IMKAN announces 7-tower Pixel project

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2017

    Construction to start in Q1 2018 and completion scheduled for Q4 2020.

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  • Masdar sells solar specialist Enviromena

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    Firm bought by UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory

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  • Fit out specialist ISG bolsters Middle East team

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    Dima Qumsieh to focus on core markets in the UAE

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  • Solar in the Spotlight at The Big 5

    November 28 , 2017

    His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy opens The Global Solar Leaders Summit at The Big 5

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai announces contract for Al Wasl Plaza

    November 27 , 2017

    Cimolai Rimond to build steel structure for the centerpiece of the mega event

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $1.2bn Reem Mall to move ahead

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    Developer Al Farwaniya secures $457mn credit facility with a banking syndicate

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  • UAE construction to end decade with a bang

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    BMI Research predicts sector growth in excess of 6% in the run up to 2020

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  • ALFAHIM appoints new GM for property wing

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    Jason Gibb to drive strategy at Emirates Property Investment Company (EPICO)

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  • Aldar takes sales of Water’s Edge project to $218mn

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    Developer sells out of second phase of Yas Island project

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  • Opportunity Knocks

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    The education and healthcare sectors in the GCC are ripe for private investment

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  • J&P wins main contract for The Address Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Deal marks the groundbreaking of the luxury hotel and residential development

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  • Change at the top for Aldar Properties

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak appointed chairman; Talal Al Dhiyebi named CEO

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  • Aldar reports big drop in third quarter earnings

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Net profit falls by close to 20% to AED 601mn (163.6mn).

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  • ARACO contracted as consultant on $20mn Dubai tower

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Firm is named architectural consultant on the project in Barsha Heights area

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  • Emirati consultancy more than doubles workforce

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    AESG expansion follows surge in demand for integrated services

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open this weekend

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Launch of the Jean Nouvel-designed icon comes 10 years after plans were first unveiled

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  • Arabtec delivers third straight quarterly profit

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Construction contractor continues recovery backed by new project wins

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  • Abu Dhabi Airport MTB is 86% complete

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    State of the art airport is due to open by the end of 2019

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  • Abu Dhabi turns on $1.5bn Mirfa IWPP

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Plant can produce 1,600 MW of power and 200,000 m3/d of water

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  • Manazel close to completing Abu Dhabi villas

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Al Reef 2 consists of 860 duplex villas across four neighbourhoods.

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  • HyperloopTT chairman coming to The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Bibop Gresta to address the Excellence in Construction Summit on November 26

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  • Steeled for Success

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Emirates Steel is primed to become the region’s leading supplier to the construction industry

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  • Majid Al Futtaim begins work on $380mn Abu Dhabi mall

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    City Centre Al Jazira is located between Airport Road and Al Muroor Road

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  • Marina Mall Abu Dhabi to undergo $800mn expansion

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Plans include 300,000 sqm mall extension and waterfront promenade

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  • Abu Dhabi property market continues slide

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Negative growth due to weakness in the job market and reduced housing allowances, says Asteco

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  • Daikin expands dealership network in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2017

    Two stores opened with two more in the pipeline

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  • Eagle Hills Diyar awards Marassi Boulevard contract

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Kooheji Contractors bags deal to build residential component of Marassi Al Bahrain

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  • Supplier Focus - Mustafa Moiz, managing director, Speedex

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    The Big 5 Hub caught up with the managing director of the Dubai-based tool distributor

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  • AECOM contracted for major Jordan healthcare project

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    US firm to provide lead design and consultancy for expansion of King Hussein Medical City

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  • Bahrain’s $1.1bn airport expansion is on track

    United Arab Emirates October 15 , 2017

    The project is expected to be completed by Q2 2019

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  • Solar key to achieving UAE’s 2050 Energy Strategy

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The Big 5 Solar 2017 gets UAE Ministry of Energy patronage

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  • Emaar launches Vida Harbour Point

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The hotel is one of 7 upcoming Vida hotel projects in the UAE

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  • Bin Touq breaks ground on new $11mn HQ

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Transportation company launches facility at Dubai Industrial Park

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  • Laing O’Rourke contracted for data centre project

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project to include the construction of three two-storey buildings and specialist mechanical, electrical and plumbing works

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  • Aldar awards $200mn contract for The Bridges

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Construction Group Contracting House (CGCH) wins early works and main contract.

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  • UAE pioneers landmark Mars project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2017

    Laboratories, testing & study centres and a museum included in the plans

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  • FM EXPO 2017: UAE market revenue to almost double by 2022

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Construction growth, technology and service efficiency to underpin growth

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Rising costs and dwindling margins put pressure on FM sector

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Margins in the facilities management industry are thin and getting thinner

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  • Designed for Life

    September 24 , 2017

    Principal landscape architect with SSH, Boris Fabinski, explains how cities are evolving from car-dominated environments into more liveable spaces

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  • Special Report: The Feel Good Factor

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    How building design can improve the health of its occupants.

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new associate principal

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Lister brings more than 25 years of experience in retail, leisure and hospitality

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  • Glass recycling in the UAE hospitality industry key to meeting sustainability goals

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Empty glass bottle waste should also be recognised as a valuable recyclable commodity

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  • Al Jaber bags $41mn infra contract

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Work will enhance power infrastructure at Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP)

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  • Nikken Sekkei to design Abu Dhabi’s Reem Tower

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Company will be responsible for the architectural, interior and landscape designs.

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  • Orascom-FCC win $320mn deal to build treatment plant

    Egypt September 14 , 2017

    Wastewater treatment plant in Egypt will serve 6 million people

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  • Ramboll wins $32mn consultancy contract with IMKAN

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Engineering and design firm selected for $544mn project in Abu Dhabi

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  • Dubai unveils legacy plans for Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    District 2020 to be long-term economic contributor

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  • Abu Dhabi adds over 900 new buildings in Q2

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Over 20% higher than the same period last year.

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  • Dubai Investments progresses projects worth $1.2bn

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Mirdiff Hills and Green Community developments close to completion.

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2017

    Jean Nouvel-designed museum has been more than a decade in the making.

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  • Aldar launches $653mn Yas Island project

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Water’s Edge will comprise 2,225 homes in 13 apartment buildings.

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  • Neil Kee to head Benoy’s Dubai division

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Move coincides with design house’s tenth anniversary in the region.

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  • Bloom Properties awards enabling works for Bloom Towers

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    National Piling contracted for project in Dubai’s JVC.

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  • EMC and Liebherr to supply 200 Actros trucks

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    Strategic partnership to penetrate the UAE market

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  • Farnek signs FM contract for Abu Dhabi project

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firm appointed to manage facilities at villa compound in Khalifa City A

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  • OPINION Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • EPC contract awarded for Masdar’s wind power project in Oman

    Oman August 20 , 2017

    Masdar has signed an engineering, procurement and construction with a global consortium to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, GCC’s first large-scale wind farm in Oman.

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  • Drake & Scull to carry out Fairmont Abu Dhabi work

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Contractor awarded $63mn MEP work on the 39 floor tower.

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  • KBR awarded consultancy contract by ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    KBR has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for a major natural gas project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • GCC urban projects worth $32bn at tendering stage

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Value of contract awards to reach AED 187bn in 2017, says BNC Network

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  • Currie & Brown appointed cost manager for Yas Bay

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Mixed use project is being developer Miral on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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  • BILDCO falls to second quarter loss

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (BILDCO) fell to a loss in the second quarter as costs rose.

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  • Barakah nuclear power plant enters final stages

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has installed steam generators and reactor vessel (RV) at the final unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, taking overall construction of the four-unit plant to 82%.

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  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi to fight water woes

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DEWA and ADWEA have signed a MoU for strategic water connections and the exchange of potable water in case of emergencies.

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  • Masdar and BMS to pursue sustainability projects

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Masdar and MDC Business Management Services (BMS), have signed a MoU to explore opportunities to deliver projects that improve the energy and water efficiency of buildings and facilities in the UAE.

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  • Middle East fire protection market sees double digit growth

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The Middle East fire protection systems market is witnessing double-digit growth, driven by growing construction activities, technology innovation, and accelerated fire protection spending.

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  • Tenders worth $2.8bn processed in Abu Dhabi during H1

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi's Department of Finance (DoF) announces tenders worth $2.8bn in Al Maqta’a bidding hall during H1 2017.

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  • UPC enhances guidelines for public realms in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council has launched its revamped Public Realm Design Manual to ensure people living in the Emirate have convenient access to community facilities.

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  • Eshraq awards $40mn Marina Rise contract

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    Al Sweidi & Shams Contracting will execute the main works of the Marina Rise project on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.

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  • ARACO to design Emirati housing project

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO) will provide design and consultancy services for Abu Dhabi Housing Authority’s (ADHA) Bayti initiative.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awarded BIM certificate

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded the Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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  • Abu Dhabi encourages more affordable accommodation

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has rolled out an initiative to encourage the conversion of commercial property into homes for people on lower incomes.

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  • Cutting the GCC’s cooling cost by 40% with smart technology

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Implementing technologies for building management and district cooling could cut back on the energy used cooling during the GCC’s hot summer months by up to 40%, Siemens says.

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  • Vida Dubai Mall hotel project launched

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    A new hotel project, Vida Dubai Mall, has been launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

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  • Aldar logs dip in Q2 earnings

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Aldar Properties recorded a 5% drop in second quarter earnings as revenue fell.

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  • Chestertons appoints new MD for MENA

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    International property specialist, Chestertons, has appointed Nick Witty as managing director to oversee operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Hyperloop One successfully completes inaugural test

    United States August 03 , 2017

    Hyperloop One has completed Phase 2 of testing, achieving historic test speeds travelling nearly the full distance of the 500 metre DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, the company has announced.

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  • Work to begin on $381mn Abu Dhabi mall next month

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Construction on the AED1.4bn ($381.17mn) City Centre Al Jazira will begin in Abu Dhabi next month, making it the brand’s debut offering in the UAE capital.

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  • Making Shade in Abu Dhabi: The Al Bahr Towers’ Adaptive Architecture

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    An excerpt from 'The Future of Making' by editor/author Tom Wujec, contributor Grace Dubosh, and Autodesk.

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  • Abu Dhabi strengthens trade ties with China

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has just signed a $300mn (AED1.1bn) investment cooperation agreement with China’s Jiangsu Province to strengthen economic ties and build investment projects through joint opportunities for both nations.

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  • DIRC secures $300mn loan deal for Mirdif Hills

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has signed an AED1.1bn ($299.45mn) financing deal with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for its Mirdif Hills development.

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • NACO chosen for design work at Kuwait’s new airport

    Kuwait July 27 , 2017

    NACO has been chosen to carry out design work for a major redevelopment of Kuwait International Airport.

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  • Mammoet opens branches in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Heavylift specialist Mammoet has opened two new offices in the Middle East after seeing a rise in business across the region.

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  • Abu Dhabi to inject $1.09bn into Egypt’s infrastructure

    Egypt July 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) will provide AED4bn ($1.09bn) worth of grants and concessionary loans for 64 project developments in Egypt.

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  • Mamsha Al Saadiyat hits construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat waterfront residential project has passed a significant construction milestone, with the main structure for all buildings now complete.

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  • EmiratesGBC to launch building retrofit training programme

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will launch its Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme will be launched in August.

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  • Masdar develops solar absorber for better power generation

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Researchers at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) have helped develop a high-performance solar absorber aimed towards making solar power generation more efficient and affordable in the UAE.

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  • Soaring demand for glass in the MENA construction market

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Glass will be brought to the forefront of trading at a key exhibition in September, in response to increasing demands in sustainable building practices in the region.

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  • Musanada announces progress on $1.4 billion highway project

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has completed two of a total of six packages of the Mafraq-Ghuwaifat Highway project.

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  • Arabtec to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has been awarded the $96.18 million contract to build the national pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the National Media Council has announced.

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  • Progress on $247 million infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2017

    Work is progressing in seven infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi according to the emirate’s General Services Company, Musanada.

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  • Abu Dhabi to develop Fujairah Port

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 35-year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate the upcoming port in Fujairah.

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  • Abu Dhabi announces $30 million road improvement plans

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Improvement works will soon start on Sheikh Zayed Tunnel and Street at a cost of $29.7 million, Abu Dhabi City Municipality has announced.

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  • Work begins on a new ‘super campus’ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Construction work has begun on the planned Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai, with a total investment of around $74.8 million.

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  • $1 billion Al Maryah Central to be completed in 2018

    June 14 , 2017

    More than 76% of construction works is completed on the $1 billion Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Nakheel floats tender for a new shopping mall

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    UAE’s Nakheel has issued a tender for the construction of a new shopping mall at its high-end Nad Al Sheba residential community project.

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  • Midday break rule begins tomorrow in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    This year’s mandatory midday break rule be put into effect from tomorrow, June 15th and run until September 15, the Standing Committee for Labour Affairs has announced.

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  • Miral awards new contract for $3.27 billion Yas Bay project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2017

    Faithful+Gould has been appointed to provide project management services for the $3.27 billion Yas Bay development in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Qatar awards contracts for FIFA training sites

    Qatar May 30 , 2017

    Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has awarded two contracts to build team training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Abu Dhabi signs multiple construction deals

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) and Capital Investment LLC have signed a build-operate-transfer or ‘Musataha’ contract for the rehabilitation of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Park, formerly known as Al Khaldiya Park for Women.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat project assigns lead designer

    United Arab Emirates May 28 , 2017

    US-based CBT Architects has been appointed the lead designer to master plan Hudayriat Island, a 30km waterfront community located in the southwest of Abu Dhabi, the Urban Planning Council (UPC) has announced.

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  • Adopting sustainable building design in the GCC

    May 18 , 2017

    Dr. Edgar Small, Coordinator of Construction Management and Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai, speaks about the trends, advantages and challenges in the implementation of sustainable building design within the GCC construction sector.

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  • Construction margins affected due to low oil prices

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    Lower oil prices are pushing construction firms’ margins down in the Middle East, forcing several companies to reduce prices in order to get work.

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  • $85.6 billion new building contracts expected in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    The overall value of new building contracts awarded in the GCC in 2017 is expected to reach $85.6 billion, according to a new report.

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  • Dubai secures $3 billion for airports expansion

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2017

    The Dubai government has secured a $3 billion in long-term financing for the expansion of its airports.

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  • Abu Dhabi updates Infrastructure Standards Guidelines

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has released an updated edition of the Infrastructure Standards Guidelines (ISGL) for the emirate, following its approval by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

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  • $3.27 billion master development plan for Yas Island unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2017

    Miral’s $3.27 billion master development plan to transform the southern end of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi has been launched.

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  • Aldar awards $462 million contract to Trojan for Yas Acres

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2017

    Aldar Properties has awarded Trojan General Contracting a $462 million contract for the first three precincts of Yas Acres, its flagship development on Yas Island.

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  • UAE approves $111.6 million infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2017

    The Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has approved a number of projects, worth a total of $111.615 million.

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  • Valued at $20 billion, Saudi leads GCC facilities management market

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2017

    The facilities management (FM) sector in Saudi Arabia remains a largely untapped market that offers huge growth opportunities for regional FM players looking to expand and innovate on their services in the Kingdom.

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  • HVACR market in the MEA to increase to 10,000 thousand units by 2022

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    The HVACR market in the MEA region is expected to increase to 10,086.31 thousand units by 2022.

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  • Dubai’s Airolink signs deals worth $760 million

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    Dubai-based design and build construction firm, Airolink has announced signing $760 million worth of new project contracts.

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  • Positive outlook for the GCC construction sector in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2017

    The outlook for construction companies in the GCC will improve in 2017, a recent industry research has reported.

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  • Abu Dhabi signs $16.34 million in deals to develop infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has signed two agreements with Emak Investment Group for the construction of two slipways for boats at Al Bahya and Al Sadr cities.

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  • The Middle East is ready for global contractors

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    Private investor confidence is expected to increase as oil prices stabilise, setting 2017 on course to be a significant year for the Middle East construction sector, according to industry experts.

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  • Abu Dhabi government signs $60.4 million deal for new central market

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2017

    The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, represented in the Municipality of the Dhafra Municipality, signed an investment agreement worth $60.44 million to develop the central market in Madinat Zayed in the Dhafra Region.

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  • Investments of $302 billion needed to meet MENA power demands

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are prioritising investments in the power sector and need to invest $302 billion over the next 5 years to feed the rapidly rising demand for electricity, according to a recent industry report.

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  • 20% of infrastructure works complete at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2017

    Essential infrastructure works, including the road network, sewage, lighting, electricity and water networks of Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City project is close to 20% complete.

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  • Aldar to float tender for $354 million residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi developer Aldar Properties PJSC is expected to issue the main construction tender for its $354 million residential project in the next few months, a senior official at the company has announced.

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  • Delayed until 2020: $1 billion mall in Abu Dhabi

    April 16 , 2017

    The opening of a $1 billion mall scheduled to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island has been pushed back by two years until 2020, partly due to issues with its design, as well as delays in receiving approvals, the developer's Chief Executive has said.

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  • Abu Dhabi approves $20.15 million for infrastructure development

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2017

    The Infrastructure and Environment Committee of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi has approved infrastructure projects worth $20.15 million, to meet the growth and sustainability needs of the region.

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  • Aldar announces $520 million new investments in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties has announced plans to invest a further $517.4 million into their current investment programme to include mid-market residential, hospitality and retail assets on Yas Island and Reem Island.

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  • Six projects at Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone enter design phase

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2017

    Work is progressing on Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ) is 6 projects currently in planning or design stages within its master development, a senior executive has confirmed.

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  • Kuwait Oil Company signs $1.3 billion EPC contract with Petrofac

    Kuwait March 30 , 2017

    Continuing on its plans to increase and maintain oil production over the next 5 years, Kuwait Oil Company has awarded a $1.3 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to oilfield services company, Petrofac.

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  • Saudi Aramco anticipating $1 trillion valuation after tax cut

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2017

    Saudi Aramco anticipating $1 trillion valuation after governmental tax cut lowering their tax to 50% from 85% as kingdom plans to sell shares in world’s largest oil exporter.

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  • Dubai economy least vulnerable to future economic crises

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2017

    Dubai’s economy will be the least vulnerable to future economic crises, according to a report from global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank.

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  • Construction begins on $6.8 million recycling plant in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2017

    Advancing in line with their forecast of a strong market potential for waste management in the region, Dulsco has started construction works on the first phase of a 46,452 sqm recycling facility at Dubai Industrial Park.

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  • MENA energy investments aim to draw $1 trillion in 5 years

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    Total energy investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could approach the $1 trillion mark over the course of 5 years.

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  • Combined construction in the GCC is valued close to $1.1 trillion

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    The value of ongoing urban construction projects across the GCC has exceeded the $1 trillion mark, indicates new research findings.

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  • $15 billion investment required for Egypt rail projects

    Egypt March 22 , 2017

    Egypt is targeting up to $15.02 billion worth of investment in new rail and metro projects.

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  • Aldar invests $514 million to expand portfolio

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties has announced that it will expand its asset management portfolio, driving growth of recurring revenue. The investments comprise mid-market residential, hospitality & leisure and retail assets on Yas Island and Reem Island amounting...

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  • $64 million for Abu Dhabi infrastructure projects approved

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2017

    As part of the Abu Dhabi Plan, projects worth a total of $64 million has been approved by the Executive Committee.

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  • Masdar awards $3.3 million contract to Hill International

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Construction risk management firm Hill International has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to provide project management services during the construction of the Masdar Institute Neighbourhood, a development within Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.

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  • New automated bus networking system for Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, has been awarded a contract to deliver a new automated bus networking system that will link the emirate’s Bluewaters Island with Dubai Metro.

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  • UAE scientists creates new building materials from agricultural waste

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Scientists at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) are using agricultural waste to create a new material that could prevent leakage of energy from building insulators, while making the nation clean and green.

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  • GCC VAT framework to be announced soon

    Oman March 09 , 2017

    GCC countries will announce the unified VAT framework within the next 10 days, according to officials at Ernst & Young.

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  • Qatar’s $481 million desalination project nears completion

    Qatar March 07 , 2017

    Qatar’s first desalination project to use reverse osmosis, Ras Abu Fontas A3 is nearing completion. The final phase of the $481 million project is expected to be completed during Q1 this year.

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  • Abu Dhabi plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) plans to close a financing package for a $872 million solar power plant in April 2017, making it the world's largest.

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  • Abu Dhabi needs more affordable and freehold homes

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s property market needs more mid-priced homes, opening up a market for developers and construction companies to tap into.

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  • Contracts awarded for the largest solar PV plant in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has awarded a consortium consisting of Japan's Marubeni Corporation and China's JinkoSolar Holding Co the contract to develop a solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in the emirate, which when completed is expected to be the largest solar power plant...

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  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi shaping up for 2018 launch

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2017

    Developers of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi have announced that the indoor theme park will include 29 immersive rides, entertaining shows and interactive attractions.

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  • Abu Dhabi to build largest NGV service station in the region

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2017

    ADNOC Distribution plans to construct the Arabian Gulf’s largest service station natural gas for vehicles (NGV), advancing in its mission to offer alternative low-emissions fuels.

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  • Abu Dhabi government floats tender for 250 villas

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada), a government-owned company, has floated a tender for the construction of 250 villas.

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  • Manazel to launch a major coastal project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Manazel Real Estate has announced that it is preparing to launch a major coastal project in Ghantoot, an area situated between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • 22% of Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat is complete

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) have announced that 22% of development works at its beachfront project, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, is complete.

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  • UAE will build the first city on Mars within 100 years

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2017

    The UAE will build the first city on planet Mars by 2117, in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.

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  • Fire accidents in the UAE drop 31% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    The UAE Ministry of Interior has recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016 compared to 2015, a senior official said.

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  • GCC states to adopt 5% VAT from January 2018

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    All six nations of the GCC are planning to implement a 5% value added tax (VAT) by January 2018, a senior UAE official said.

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  • Nakheel to float tender for its stalled Madinat Al Arab project

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Dubai developer Nakheel is set to award the tender for infrastructure construction at its Madinat Al Arab project in Jebel Ali.

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  • Saudi registers highest rail project value in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar accounts for 85% of the $69 billion worth of rail projects under construction in the GCC.

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  • Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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  • $185 million road project in Abu Dhabi is on track

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Works on a $185 million project to upgrade the road network and interchange serving Abu Dhabi International Airport is 61% complete, according to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).

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  • Abu Dhabi approves $83 million worth infrastructure contracts

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2017

    The Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved projects valued at a total price of $82.76 million worth.

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  • Eco-Villa prototype opens its doors at Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    Masdar City’s Eco-Villa, a pilot project incorporating water and energy-saving technologies and a UAE national family will soon live in the prototype sustainable dwelling, the developer has announced.

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  • Abu Dhabi – Construction of two new pipelines

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  • Abu Dhabi merges investment funds IPC and Mubadala Development

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s government has merged two of its top investment funds - Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) to form Mubadala Investment Company.

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  • Long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to restart

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Eshraq Properties says it is pressing ahead with long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to a news report.

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  • Phase 3 of works set to begin on Dubai Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    DEWA and Masdar will begin construction of phase three of Dubai's $13.6 billion Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Solar Park at the end of this month

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  • Middle East will be the fastest growing construction market in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The Middle East’s construction market is set to grow at a faster pace than any other region in the world this year, according to analysts BMI Research.

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  • New waste-to-energy plant to be built in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    Integrated energy and waste management company, Bee'ah and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar have teamed up to develop a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, with the capacity to divert 300,000 tonnes of solid waste to landfill in Sharjah.

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  • UAE endorses 420 construction projects worth $136 million

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The UAE President’s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of $136 million.

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Sharjah approves $6 billion infrastructure budget for 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    Sharjah has approved a record $5.99 billion budget for this year as the emirate increases infrastructure spending to fuel growth.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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  • Siemens believes in even “better” for region’s transport sector

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Transportation is the fastest evolving sector in the Middle East, mainly thanks to the use of the latest technology to advance the region’s infrastructure projects.

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  • Dubai Memorial for late Zaha Hadid, The Opus

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    A rooftop lounge and a memorial to the late Zaha Hadid, the award-winning Iraqi-British architect, are being planned at a structure she conceptualised which is taking shape in Dubai’s Business Bay district.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • New nine-hole golf course planned for Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Feasibility study to connect Abu Dhabi and Al Ain using the Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) has announced plans to carry out a feasibility study for developing a high-speed hyperloop transportation system between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

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  • Region’s first marine life park to be built in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    SeaWorld, in partnership with Abu Dhabi government-backed Miral Asset Management, Abu Dhabi will build the region’s first and the world’s first SeaWorld marine life park outside the US on Yas Island.

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  • ADNOC awards $15.5 million facilities management contract to Hill International

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2016

    Construction consultancy firm, Hill International, has received a three-year contract from the General Services Unit (GSU) of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to provide facilities management (FM) services for its entire portfolio. The contract is...

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  • $817 million expansion planned for Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Owners of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, National Investment Corporation (NIC), has announced plans for an $817 million expansion of the popular shopping centre.

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  • Al Hassan Engineering wins $67 million contract for waste treatment plant expansion project

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Omani firm, Al Hassan Engineering has won a $67.1million contract from Intecsa Ingenieria Industrial for its BeAAT treatment plant expansion project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Rotana plans $1.7 billion hotel projects in the UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi-based Rotana group has announced plans to open 7 new hotels in Dubai, 4 hotels in Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. The total value of these projects is estimated at $1.7 billion.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invites bids for island work

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2016

    UAE-based Mubadala Development Company is inviting expressions of interest (EOIs) from leading construction companies for key landscaping works for its Al Maryah Island Promenade Extension project.

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  • Abu Dhabi JV to build smart city in Cairo, with $57 million initial investments

    Egypt November 28 , 2016

    Capital Group Properties (CGP), a community developer based in Egypt, has announced plans to build a new smart village at its flagship Al Burouj development in east Cairo.

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  • Siemens wins contract to modernise 260 rail networks in Egypt

    Egypt November 28 , 2016

    The Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has awarded global technology firm Siemens a contract to modernise 260 railway networks in the country.

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  • Abu Dhabi Ports and Emiroll to set up $120 million plant

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll) to set up a manufacturing plant with a total investment of $119.8 million, expected to go on-stream by Q3 2017.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • Aldar awards $8 million contract to Dutch Foundation for Mayan

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Early works on the first phase of Aldar Properties’ Mayan, a luxury residential development located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, will be done by Dutch Foundation & Concrete Rehabilitation Company WLL.

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  • Several infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi get government approval

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    The Abu Dhabi government has approved several infrastructure projects in the emirate that is aimed at serving the community and economy, in accordance with Abu Dhabi 2030 Development Plan.

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  • New lab to test safety of construction components opens in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Global safety science organisation UL has opened a new lab in Abu Dhabi, which will specialise in testing electrical and other components used in the construction sector.

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  • Turkey targets $1 trillion worth of projects for investment in the GCC

    Turkey November 02 , 2016

    Turkey has expressed their keen interest in investing into construction projects in the Middle East.

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  • Lulu announces $544.49 million plan to build three new malls in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2016

    Line Investments & Property, mall development and management division of the Lulu Group International, aims to develop operate three malls in Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Dubai over the next two years, its biggest ever one-off investment in the UAE.

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  • $299.4 million Cityland Mall in Dubai will be the world’s first mall with botanical features

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2016

    The Cityland Group will build a 1.6 million sq ft mall complex featuring 1.13 million sq ft of leasable space with a “colossal green reserve” at its core.

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  • 40 projects covering 7 million sqm approved by Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    Forty development projects, covering a total area of 7 million sqm, have been approved by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).

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  • Masdar signs agreement to build Jordan’s largest solar power plant

    Jordan October 23 , 2016

    Renewable energy company Masdar has signed an agreement to build a 200 MW solar plant in Jordan.

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  • World’s tallest indoor climbing wall to come up in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    The $100 million ‘Clymb’ project, located on Yas Island, will feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall and widest flight chamber.

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  • $102.64 million, 140 km road project begins in Abu Dhabi

    October 19 , 2016

    Work is now starting on the Al Faya–Razeen–Al Quaa carriageway project, announced Musanada, the Abu Dhabi General Services Company.

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  • $1.633 billion worth of projects to benefit from Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure spending

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved nearly $1.633 billion worth of development projects in the emirate.

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  • Private sector to drive demand for steel

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2016

    Private companies in the UAE will continue to drive demand for steel, with production remaining unchanged at around 3 million tonnes, despite a global slowdown in consumption.

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  • Dubai South gearing up to become UAE’s business aviation hub

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The new airport in Dubai South is aiming to be the region’s main business aviation gateway to the UAE. Formerly known as Dubai World Central, the 145 sq km purpose-built city that includes Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South currently has three major...

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  • Arabtec awarded $92 million new 5 star hotel project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai construction contractor, Arabtec Holding, has made public the news that it has been awarded a $92.5 million contract for the construction of a new five-star hotel in Dubai.

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  • Abu Dhabi launches Al Ain oases development

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The project aims to develop the tourism sector and raise the economic profile of Abu Dhabi

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  • GCC moves Etihad Rail deadline from 2018 to 2021

    October 01 , 2016

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, who also chairs the Federal Transport Authority’s Land and Maritime department said: “the decision to move the deadline from 2018 to 2021 was taken at a meeting between GCC Transport Ministers in April and it is likely to be...

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  • World-record low bid for 350MW Sweihan solar project in Abu Dhabi submitted by Asian consortium

    September 27 , 2016

    It was revealed today that the Asian consortium that submitted the lowest bid for the upcoming 350 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Abu Dhabi includes Marubeni of Japan and Jinko Solar of China.

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  • UAE construction only 10% complete, says expert

    September 26 , 2016

    Exhibition Director of PMV Live and MEC, James A. Meltz, gives us an exclusive glimpse into some of the insights arising from the annual Advisory Panel meeting, attended by some of the UAE’s top drawer industry leaders.

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  • Management heads appointed for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates September 22 , 2016

    Two new senior officials have been appointed as the project moves into the final stages of construction

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  • Extrusions every way, shape or form

    September 20 , 2016

    A co-founder of the Windows, Doors and Facades (WDF) event, Gulf Extrusions is making an impact in the world of aluminium extrusions with a brand new product line

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  • UPC approves Al Raha Beach Promenade

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The move is part of an effort to promote a thriving pedestrian experience for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come

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  • Bloom Properties unveils Bloom Heights in Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The project is expected to offer estimated yields of up to 11 per cent

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  • Fire engulfs 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The incident is one of several fires that have hit high-rise buildings over the last two months

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  • UAE's Al Ain Zoo invites EOI for resort hotel

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The time limit to complete the construction work will be three years

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  • Abu Dhabi General Services Company tenders $1bn worth of infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2016

    Work has already began in the UAE capital for roads and residential infrastructure projects throughout the city

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  • Redcon launches new healthcare project as part of UAE CGP's Egypt debut

    August 30 , 2016

    Capital Group Properties (CGP)'s Alburouj project has investments worth 40 billion Egyptian pounds

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  • Construction to start at Aldar's Shams Meera development

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2016

    Shams Meera is a high quality residential offering in one of Abu Dhabi's most desirable destinations

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  • Abu Dhabi's Petroleum Institute announces PhD programmes

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2016

    The Petroleum Institue (PI) has launched a PhD programme for Emirati students starting next year

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  • Two Bridges will connect Saudi with Bahrain and Qatar

    Saudi Arabia August 23 , 2016

    The Kingdom is building up for massive GCC development

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  • UAE sees AED70bn in real estate investments in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    DLD Report states that UAE real estate sector continues to thrive even at a time of global general slowdown

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  • Construction challenge: Reducing carbon footprints in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Dr Alaa Ashmawy, Chairman of the Gaia Awards talks about the steps the construction industry in the UAE is taking to reduce emissions

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  • DP World to explore trade uses for Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    The technology could have the potential to carry people or goods at speeds of up to 1,200km/h

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  • Arabtec announces half year losses of $62.4mn

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Figure is significantly improved on same period last year, when developer reported losses of $353mn

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  • Umm Al Quwain to deliver $88m housing complex

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Umm al Quwain's housing complex of 232 houses will be ready by the end of 2018

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  • Bloom Properties appoints main contractor for ‘Park View’ project

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Main works awarded to Tharwaa/ Al Mansouri 3B joint venture

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC aviation projects

    August 14 , 2016

    With growing populations and a build of massive tourist attractions, investment in aviation projects is at an all time high across the GCC. With more development in the sector, the growing influx of visitors, whether for business or pleasure, is fueling the...

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  • Contractors invited to bid for work on two projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    The Department of Municipal Affairs has floated two tenders for work in the Western region of the Emirate

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  • Masdar's wind energy project will reach completion by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    The company’s UK-based Dudgeon development is the second offshore wind project for the company

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  • Transco preparing to float number of power and water tenders

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company is looking for companies to provide consultancy, supply and modification services

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  • Nakheel awards $408.4m construction contract for new retail hub

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Nakheel’s leisure project, Al Khail Avenue, is adding a 252-room hotel to the new complex

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  • Rent disputes in Abu Dhabi up 100% over last five years

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Yearly increase in Abu Dhabi's rent has increased disputes heard since 2010

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes could be journey of the future

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Dubai is to hold 'Build Earth Live' contest in September, with experts from around the world to showcase 'Hyperloop' designs

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC Transport Projects in 2017

    August 07 , 2016

    Rail infrastructure is emerging as a heavyweight sector in the Gulf. With 19% of $2trn net value of GCC projects in pre-execution for the transport industry, it comes second only to construction, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE coming out as the strongest...

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  • Building management systems not being fully utlilised, says Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Firms says that 80% of building management systems are currently being manually operated

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  • Number of tenders floated for construction work in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Construction of stormwater drainage system and ladies beach in Al Sila among the projects open for bidding

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  • Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services.

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    The company has a turnover of $2.7mn, and 65 technicians that manage over 2,500 customers

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion the 'preferred' bidder for Reem Mall project

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    Companies will enter into exclusive negotations, with the objective of finalising an agreement to promptly execute the remaining works

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  • Contract for phase 1 of Saadiyat Lagoons District awarded

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    Western Bainoona Group for General Contracting will carry out the enabling works over a six month period

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  • REPORT: Abu Dhabi rents down for first time in 3 years

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The emirate's residential property market is still the strongest in the market despite further expected declines in rent prices

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  • 54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The busiest year's for for project openings will be 2017 and 2018 including the Paramount Hotel Dubai and the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi

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  • Solar Impulse 2 enters final straight

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Solar impulse's voyage took 16 stopovers along the way in countries including Oman, India, Myanmar, China, Japan, the United States, Spain and Egypt.

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  • Aldar sets sights on Al Ain as 'key expansion market'

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Property developer said that the city's population will grow threefold over next two decades

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  • Dubai property prices remain stable in Q2 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2016

    Buyers remain cautious, with the highest demand for off-plan sales from reputed developers

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  • Aldar awards contracts worth $119.mn for Nareel Island and Al Merief projects

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2016

    National Projects and Construction will provide infrastructure, utilities and public areas during the 16 month contract

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  • EFS Facilities Services wins $4.08mn contract from Dubai Real Estate Corporation

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The company will provide facilities management services at Karama Residential Development

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  • Rolls Royce and Mubadala confirm aerospace hub project in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Mubadala will create a purpose-built facility that will carry out work on the Trent XWB engine the powers the Airbus A350 XWB

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  • Report: Arabtec Holding granted $108.9mn debt facility by shareholder

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments agrees to facility to help Arabtec weather challenging market conditions

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  • Kalmar to deliver 14 terminal tractors to Khalifa Port Container Terminal

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    The Cargotec owned company will begin delivering equipment to the first semi-automated container terminal in the Middle East in October 2016

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  • Large majority of Dubai property delayed in Q2

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Almost 71% of residential units slated for completion in the second quarter of the year have been delayed

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  • Miral, skyTran sign MoU to revolutionise transportation in Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    The innovative skyTran solution for transportation complements Miral's vision to create unique and exciting experiences for residents and visitors to Yas Island from across the globe.

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  • Abu Dhabi's Masdar in talks for $800m loan to fund solar park

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar's chief executive officer revealed that the company was in talks with several UAE-based banks for a loan

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  • Trojan wins $270mn deal to build Emaar's Mira Oasis

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Trojan General Contracting has been awarded the contract to build the second phase of the Dubai project

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  • Abu Dhabi Municipality completes permanent footbridge

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The bridge is in the vicinity of the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque, and has been designed with accessibility in mind

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  • UAE hotels in talks to open near Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 26 , 2016

    Jumeirah Group and Rotana Hotels are some of the hotels in negotiations to open in the new district near the new tower

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

    Comfortable airport terminals key for growing passenger numbers, announces airport consultancy

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  • Six Flags announces theme park in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    A senior official has announced plans for the Kingdom's first theme park as yet another step in support of "Vision 2030"

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  • Saudi land tax to reduce prices by 40%

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    It has already resulted in a 25 per cent drop in prices

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  • ADM revamps rainwater drainage system in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2016

    The project aims to improve the operational conditions of the existing system across the city

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  • $3bn in contracts awarded To Emirati companies participating in UAE Nuclear Energy Programme

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    More than 1,400 UAE-based companies are contributing to the construction of the country's first nuclear energy plant

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  • Solar Impulse 2 greeted by Masdar representative upon arrival in New York City

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    "The solar plane has taken an important message from all of us at Masdar to the heart of New York City," says Masdar CEO

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  • Musanada Completes 40% of Abu Dhabi Airport interchange

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    The $184.3mn project includes the development of the highway interchange of Abu Dhabi international airport

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to boost investment to $13bn by 2026

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    Around $8 billion (AED30 billion) worth of investments are expected over the next 10 years

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  • Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal 319m steel structure completed

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    The roof is 319m at the widest point with 18 arches, the largest of which is 180m wide and 52m high

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  • Dubai property prices down 7.5% on last year

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    April saw a month-on-month drop in property sale prices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to Reidin.

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  • Abu Dhabi gov't may act to address oversupply in property market

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Unit completions are at a 10-year low, a situation experts attributed to wariness on the part of developers, tightening liquidity and stiffer regulation.

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  • Reem Mall: A new capital for retail development

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Reem Mall is in line with the future growth ambitions of the capital, with the project set to be at the forefront of the city’s progressive accomplishments in the years to come.

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  • REPORT: Abu Dhabi’s new property supply at 7-year low

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    “The slowdown in new supply will counter some of the downward pressure on rents, although a marginal correction is expected in the months ahead.”

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  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

    Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Omani Minister of Transport and Communications, says 91% of work on MC3 package is complete

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  • Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring.

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  • FM industry shows positive growth despite challenging market, report says

    May 24 , 2016

    Results indicate that the FM industry has reason to expect long-term growth that will come hand-in-hand with a more demanding customer base.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: Enhancing the environment

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    The company has spearheaded some of the most prestigious projects in the region including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall etc.

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  • Midday work break to run from June 15 to September 15

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Workers across the country's many construction sites will break from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

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  • Dubai’s going solar

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The global solar market is doing well. But it is changing, and the main reason for this is a shift in geographical focus. The Big 5 Hub talks to Hadi Tahboub, Vice President of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) about Dubai’s role as a leader...

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  • Emaar Industries & Investments acquires stake in UAE-based LFC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    EII will contribute to developing LFC's business activities and strengthen market share

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  • World’s tallest building delayed by a year

    Saudi Arabia May 18 , 2016

    The 1km tower will be the world’s tallest building once completed. Jeddah Economic Company exec says project delayed following funding issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group.

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  • Abu Dhabi utility invites construction bids for 350 MW solar project

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    Power needs in the city are expected to grow about 15 per cent a year to reach some 21,000 MW by 2020

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  • Dubai firm launches $136m residential project in Morocco

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The City of Green Valley Marrakech will extend over 410,000 sqm and comprise 350 villas.

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  • Hidd Al Saadiyat starts marina construction

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    Marina will offer 110 berths for boats of different sizes, and will be directly linked to the beach

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  • Construction work begins on Dubai’s $1.2m Al Twar park

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The 1.1 hectare park is part of a proposal for developing new attractions for tourists and visitors to Dubai, and is in line with the government’s plans to increase greenery in residential communities.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $91.2m road contract

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The phase two of the ‘Parallel Roads’ project in Business Bay is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2018

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  • Reem Mall awarded Estidama 2 Pearl Design Rating

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Reem Mall has been designed as a highly efficient building that will minimise overall energy use

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  • Aldar posts 15% increase in profits

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The Abu Dhabi based company said profits were boosted by strong off-plan sales

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  • Saudi Arabia lifts bidding ban on Binladin group

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    Among the reasons for lifting the ban is the importance of some of the projects Binladin is involved in.

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  • Saudi Binladin pays delayed salaries to 10,000 workers

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    The company has laid off thousands of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia and others have staged public protests after going unpaid.

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  • Saudi Arabia sets rules for tax on undeveloped land

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    The tax has been set at 2.5% of the value of land held by individuals or non-government entities.

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  • Dubai's SMEs need more help from developers - report

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The emirate's 350,000+ SMEs makes up around 95% of all companies in Dubai

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  • Green lighting initiative launches in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The 12-month eco-programme will use awareness campaigns, community engagement and green initiatives to achieve its objectives.

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  • Aabar Properties to build 1,000 units in Abu Dhabi this year

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The real estate company continues its commitment to Abu Dhabi with new units planned over the next couple of years

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  • Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia road progressing well

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The project is scheduled to complete by mid-2017 and will link the two countries

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  • Solar-powered plane departs California on round-the-world flight

    May 04 , 2016

    Piccard completed the trans-Pacific crossing last month, reaching San Francisco after a flight of nearly three days.

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  • Abu Dhabi beachfront development nears completion

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    Hidd Saadiyat Villas project is due to be completed by the end of the year

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  • Falcon-inspired design of UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 revealed

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Calatrava’s proposal was selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar.

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  • Rental yields almost 10% in Dubai's ‘affordable’ areas

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Returns in Discovery Gardens and International City leading the way

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  • World’s first gas-powered double-decker bus

    United Kingdom May 01 , 2016

    A major challenge in developing the bus was modifying its fuel system to ensure the bus offered an acceptable range for operators.

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  • Abu Dhabi Ports launches truck driver safety campaign

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2016

    The campaign will impart safe driving tips to about 2,000 people who regularly drive inside port premises.

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  • Construction professionals welcome easing of Saudi visa restrictions

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Green cards could still be linked to the Nitaqat system, which tracks levels of Saudi employment in companies, and only those within the “green zone" would be allowed to apply.

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  • Kuwait to build $2.9bn theme park in the UK

    Kuwait April 26 , 2016

    The resort, which will feature a theme park, water park, cinema and large theatre, is expected to open in 2021.

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  • Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    The park, which will include more than 20 rides and attractions, expects to attract 4.5 million people in the first year of opening.

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  • Troubled Arabtec hires AlixPartners for review

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    Arabtec has recorded five constant quarters of losses and is aiming to cut costs which could include job cuts.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed visits $2.7bn theme park near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    The Dubai Parks and Resorts project has completed 88 per cent of the construction work and 70 per cent of the utilities infrastructure.

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  • German investors plan mega solar project in Oman

    Oman April 24 , 2016

    German investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project.

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  • Construction giant Dewalt unveils smartphone

    United Kingdom April 20 , 2016

    Construction giant Dewalt has entered the smartphone market with a tough Android-powered handset designed for building industry workers.

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  • Dubai Parks launches $457m rights issue to fund Six Flags park

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The theme park developer is seeking to raise a total of AED2.67 billion in financing.

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  • Krantz air units chosen for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Al Futtaim Engineering is supplying Louvre Abu Dhabi with Krantz air outlet units.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Warner Bros theme park to create 1,000 new jobs

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Project featuring a range of famous Warner Brothers characters is 30 per cent complete.

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  • UAE completes 90% of its work on the world's largest suspension bridge

    Turkey April 19 , 2016

    NFT Cranes is supplying giant tower cranes for the new $7bn bridge over the Bosporus Strait.

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  • Aldar properties registers with ADCB for first escrow account project

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    This agreement will enable Aldar Properties to have ESCROW accounts for the recently announced Yas Acres

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  • Eagle Hills begins construction of Belgrade tower

    Serbia April 17 , 2016

    The 160-metre-high riverside tower will be part of the greater Belgrade Waterfront complex in the Serbian capital

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show brings sustainable solutions for UAE’s outdoor spaces

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    Dedicated landscaping platform debuts at first-ever Community Management Week with industry-oriented summit & CPD-certified workshops

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  • World's first 7-star airport opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    The 5,600 sqm stand-alone terminal is located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts secures $270m funding for Six Flags

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2016

    Debt financing is being provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Sharjah Islamic Bank.

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  • Saudi firm signs $122.6m deal for London building

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The landmark property located on Trafalgar Square was purchased from German fund manager GLL Real Estate.

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  • Environment committee visits Louvre Abu Dhabi site

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The committee was briefed on the latest development works inside the museum as well as the external infrastructure.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Masdar completes 50% of Morocco solar project

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The installation of 9,000 out of 17,670 systems across 940 villages comes only a year after the partnership agreement was signed between Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE).

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  • Aldar launches $1.6bn villa project on Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Yas Acres will consist of 1,315 villas, with the company saying residents will have access to a golf course and club house, parks, schools and a waterfront.

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  • African auto parts market to be worth $15.3bn by 2020

    Kenya April 10 , 2016

    Nearly 22 million vehicles are on Africa’s roads, creating demand for parts and accessories worth more than $8 billion per year. Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are leading growth.

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  • Infrastructure work for Danet Abu Dhabi Project complete

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    The project is currently in its development and the infrastructure network has been completed

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City reveals 5-year expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    Masdar City said around 35 per cent of the planned built-up area of the zone will be completed over the next five years.

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  • UAE signs contracts worth $170m for housing schemes

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The first contract includes construction and maintenance of 320 houses in Ras Al Khaimah. The second contract is for building and maintaining 232 houses in Umm Al Quwain.

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  • New $231m project unveiled in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Al Barakah International Investments has announced the project to be built on 150,000 square metres and scheduled to complete in the second quarter of 2018.

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  • Arabtec cancels proposal to add board members

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Dubai-based construction company had said last week that it will submit a proposal to increase the number of board members from five to seven.

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  • UPDATE: Cleanup begins at scene of Ajman tower blaze

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    This month Dubai Civil Defence said the release of the updated UAE fire code will be delayed for a month to allow revisions, amendment of additional chapters and translation work.

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  • Hidd Al Saadiyat awards landscaping contract

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Landscaping set to kick off at the luxurious beachfront neighborhood

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  • New MAN TGS units for Malaysian logistics firm

    Malaysia March 27 , 2016

    Model offers an extra 360kg of payload compared to other tractor units in market

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  • Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The contract was awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation. Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake MEP works and delivery is scheduled for 2019.

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  • Mall of Qatar reveals first in-house entertainment venue

    Qatar March 23 , 2016

    The MOQLIVE venue will host concerts, entertainment, and mall activities, covering 52 weeks of programming.

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) appoints Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting [ALEC] to undertake development.

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  • UAE & Singapore JV plans $120m aluminium plant in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The aluminium rolling plant in Abu Dhabi is a step towards diversifying the state’s economy away from hydrocarbons.

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  • Saudi Aramco to keep investing in downstream sectors

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    "It is our estimate that by the end of the year, the price will start to adjust upward," said Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser

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  • Indian industrialist set to revolutionise GCC steel sector

    India March 22 , 2016

    According to market analysts in India, the $6 billion construction market in the GCC requires around 15 million tonnes of steel annually.

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  • Construction begins on ‘iconic’ 1/ JBR project

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    The luxurious tower is set for completion and handover in 2019

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  • UAE's Arabtec wins $463m government contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    Construction of 1,100 houses for Emirati nationals in Fujairah will begin immediately and complete in 2019.

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  • Etihad Rail receives Estidama Pearl Rating for seven ‘green’ buildings

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Estidama Pearl Rating System (PRS) is a mandatory rating system for sustainable design, construction and lifecycle operation for communities, buildings and villas in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevators maintenance contract from Damac

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Al-Futtaim company will service, maintain and provide for necessary spare parts for six ultra-high speed elevators in the residential skyscraper

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  • RTA opens Dubai Canal project bridge

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    Bridge completion rate has reached 90 per cent on Al Wasl Rd and 35 per cent on Jumeirah Road

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  • Passenger car numbers on GCC roads to hit 19m by 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia will hold the lion’s share of cars and the UAE is expected to have 3.53 million vehicles running on its roads by 2020.

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  • ENOC to begin construction of Project Falcon extension to Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Emirates National Oil Company reveals construction of an underground 16km jet fuel pipeline expansion linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.

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  • Abu Dhabi changes building regs after storm

    United Arab Emirates March 16 , 2016

    Authorities received more than 860 calls reporting damage due to the storm and around 2,000 maintenance workers were assigned to handle the clear up.

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  • ME reports nearly 43% increase in hotel room construction in February

    March 15 , 2016

    There were 151,454 rooms in 538 hotels under contract in the Middle East, an increase of 40.7 per cent

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  • Abu Dhabi’s new law to boost investment in real estate

    United Arab Emirates March 10 , 2016

    “New regulations affecting escrow accounts, land and property registration, strata law, the licencing of real estate activity and new fees will help support a better regulated market as they will improve transparency and help protect investors.”

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  • The Big 5 Saudi: Day 3 in pictures

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    Inaugurating The Big 5 Saudi, Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras noted the large number of regional and international companies exhibiting. Today is the last day of the event.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi: Leading Turkish actor surprises fans at the show

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    There are more than 65 Turkish companies exhibiting at The Big 5 Saudi this year.

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  • Abu Dhabi to invest $128m on infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    Projects in the southern areas of Abu Dhabi mainland, which cover Musaffah and Mohammad Bin Zayed City, include the construction of internal roads, parks, sports courts, reservoirs, irrigation networks and pumping stations.

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  • Dubai taxis reveals record profit for 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    Roads & Transport Authority backed taxi operator records strong profit from its 3,900 cabs and almost 8,000 drivers.

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  • Arabtec shares rise as former CEO adds to stake

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Arabtec was the second-biggest contributor to the gain in Dubai’s DFM General Index, which advanced 2 per cent to the highest level since November.

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  • New timeline for 2,177km GCC rail project

    Saudi Arabia February 28 , 2016

    As part of an ambitious plan to go ahead, GCC transport ministers will meet in Riyadh next month to discuss plans to go ahead with the GCC railway project in a more realistic manner despite weak global oil prices.

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  • RTA awards $41m contract for Deira Palm Entrance Bridge

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2016

    The 17 million sqm project, which is includes the bridge and the waterway under the bridge, is the biggest development in Deira.

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  • DP world signs contracts for expansion of Jebel ali port

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    Phase 1 of the new Terminal 4 will add 3.1m container capacity, bringing the port's total to 22.1m by 2018

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  • Dubai ranked best city for expats in MENA

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi rank at the top of the list for quality of life in the GCC, as Muscat, Oman listed 107th followed by Doha, Qatar in 110th place. Kuwait City came in 124th, closely followed by Saudi cities like Riyadh and Jeddah ranking at 164th and 165th...

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  • REPORT: Rents remain unchanged in Dubai’s prime areas

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    In 2015, an estimated 15,000 units were delivered in Dubai. Around 3,000 units are expected to enter the market this year.

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  • How UAE ports set world standard for facilities

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Maritime transport sector is witnessing a remarkable growth in the areas of ports, operation and maintenance, shipbuilding, drydocks, finance and insurance in accordance with the international standards on safety and protection of the marine environment and...

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  • Why Mammoet is the heavy duty transporter of choice

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    If it’s big, heavy and needs moving, there is one name that has earned a mighty reputation: Mammoet, operating in the GCC for more than 40 years. Regional Commercial Director Mike Abbas talks to The Big 5 Hub about the challenges of being the heavy lifting...

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  • Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre claims huge boost to city's economy

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    ADNEC has exceeded its Emiratisation target, created 18,600 jobs, and is responsible for $945m to Abu Dhabi's economy, says ADNEC Acting CEO Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

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  • Construction firm fined $3.2m over UAE bribery offence

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    The UK-based company pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to prevent an act of bribery, which took place in the UAE.

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  • Bloom Properties presses ahead with phase 3 of Bloom Gardens

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2016

    One third of the project is already sold due to strong demand from UAE Nationals

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  • Emaar to open Rove hotel near Dubai Parks and Resorts

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Rove At The Park complements the appeal of upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park destination

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  • Japan takes ‘world’s tallest’ fight to Dubai

    Japan February 17 , 2016

    The 1,700-metre tall Sky Mile Tower will be able to accommodate 55,000 people in Tokyo Bay.

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  • Saudi Arabia has 47,000 hotel rooms under development

    February 17 , 2016

    A record number of hotel rooms and 124 hotels are being developed in the kingdom, according to a new report.

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  • Abu Dhabi's biggest developer makes $700m in 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    Aldar reveals increased profit for 2015 despite a dramatic fall in revenues compared with the previous year

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  • UAE energy chiefs' five-year plan for world-beating energy efficiency

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New pledge to strengthen UAE’s position as a global role model in achieving the highest standards of energy efficiency, and increasing the share of renewable and clean energy.

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  • Arkan posts 26% profit increase in 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    Increase in net profit driven by sales growth, greater operational efficiencies, product exports and emergence of new business units

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  • Dubai construction costs fall in 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New report reveals that the indicator for construction costs in Dubai for 2015 was 100.60, down 0.37 per cent compared to 2014

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  • UAE and India solidify ties with state visit

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    Both the countries have agreed to strengthen the strategic partnership by continuing to work closely together on a range of security issues, particularly on counter-terrorism, maritime security, and cybersecurity

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  • dmg events' latest construction venture in Africa

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    The Big 5 North Africa will take place in May 2017 at Parc des Expositions de l'Office des Changes, Casablanca, Morocco.

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  • Drake & Scull Q4 net profit jumps

    February 14 , 2016

    The company posted a net profit of $4m in the three months to Dec. 31, compared with a profit of 3.8 million dirhams in the year-earlier period

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Rotana to open nine hotels in UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2016

    The new properties will add 3,598 keys to the company’s existing 9,584-strong room count in the UAE.

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  • Abu Dhabi rents begin to fall as oil slump kicks in

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    It was the second most expensive place in the world to rent according to the CBRE – now job cuts are driving rents and property prices down.

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  • Dubai to start building the world’s largest mall in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    The $21.8bn (AED80bn) Mall of the World project was first launched as the world’s largest shopping mall.

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  • Expanding Abu Dhabi’s gateways

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    As one of the fastest growing in the world, Khalifa Port has set Abu Dhabi Terminals as one of the most competitive in the world. But it has yet to hit its full potential.

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  • Dubai's second largest developer posts $1.19 billion profit

    February 04 , 2016

    "While development remains Nakheel's core business activity, the plan to increase cash-generating assets of the business is also paying dividend," it said last night.

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  • Dubai is busiest international airport for second year running

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    78,014,838 used the UAE's biggest airport in 2015 l- that's 9 million more than its nearest rival, London Heathrow.

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  • Report: Record year for Abu Dhabi International Airport

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The airport experienced a 17.2% increase in passenger traffic compared to 2014, with 23 million passengers passing through its terminals.

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  • Lack of bank funding to affect UAE property market

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    “Banks are understandably becoming more cautious, it’s going to be more difficult to get lending and the terms are going to be tighter,” said Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL.

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  • Etihad Rail suspends tendering for phase 2 of UAE rail network

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    The announcement comes amid reports of restructuring as government spending slows due to oil prices

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  • Central Doha development on track for FIFA 2022

    Qatar January 26 , 2016

    Qatar's Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning said that partnership with the private sector was very important for development of projects in central Doha

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  • Etihad Airways rebuilds three schools in Kenya

    Kenya January 26 , 2016

    The project included refurbishment of the schools’ infrastructure including classrooms and staff rooms, and the construction of a new playground, dining hall, kitchen and lavatories for both boys and girls.

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  • New pool & spa partnership will offer new construction opportunities

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Piscine Global, Lyon, partners with leading Dubai exhibition organiser dmg events to bring Piscine Middle East from Abu Dhabi to the Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • MENA’s healthcare real estate sector continues to grow

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    “Healthcare real estate is an untapped asset.''

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  • Abu Dhabi issues 9,228 new trade licenses in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The number of trade licenses registered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi now totals 109,415, with 68,678 licenses in Abu Dhabi City, 30,844 in Al Ain and 9,893 in the Western Region. Out of this number, the number of active licenses is 84,018 across the emirate.

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  • Why the GCC must move quickly to embrace sustainability

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    Following the success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference held in Paris in December 2015, the sustainability industry in the Middle East is set to gain prominence through 2016, says one of the UAE's most high profile green...

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  • Abu Dhabi rents unlikely to decrease in 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 18 , 2016

    New report indicates rent increases in Abu Dhabi as prices fall in Dubai and neighbouring cities

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to complete by mid-2016

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Construction works already completed include the museum’s “rain of light” dome, as envisioned by architect Jean Nouvel, and the installation of 30,000 square metres of natural stone paving.

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  • UAE stresses renewable energy as an important part of the global energy mix at IRENA Assembly

    January 17 , 2016

    "The UAE's leadership has long recognized the importance of investing in new energy technologies to complement its role as a leading hydrocarbon exporter," said H.E. Dr. Al Jaber

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  • Emirates Insolaire to see high demand for its solar technology in 2016

    January 17 , 2016

    "The solar PV industry is booming with the photovoltaic market growing 40 per cent year-on-year and Emirates Insolaire's end-market demand is hitting rapid growth levels almost every quarter," said Rafic Hanbali, Managing Partner of Emirates Insolaire

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  • Abu Dhabi Housing Authority launches 'Bayti' initiative

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2016

    58 structurally and architecturally pre-approved housing designs help ease burden of ADHA housing loan recipients

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  • UAE newspapers continue to focus on Dubai fire safety

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2016

    Fire safety becomes key issue for news media in the UAE following hotel fire at The Address on New Year's Eve

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  • The "biggest threat to Dubai real estate" in 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 13 , 2016

    Unless a new dynamic comes into play, a recovery of the market could be delayed further into 2017, the Dubai-based consultancy said.

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  • UAE and Qatar remain among the world's cheapest places to build

    January 11 , 2016

    New report says "The relative cost of construction across 44 major cities, finds that the local labour markets and resource availability have positively benefited cities in the GCC."

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  • Dubai Canal project now 61% complete

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The Dubai Canal, which is split into three contracts, is now more than half-way complete with all work finishing mid-year 2016

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  • Dubai South: New name, same concept

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2016

    Formerly known as Dubai World Central, Dubai South’s new name has not changed its goal of providing the best place for people, business and investment.

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  • New UAE labour contracts come into effect

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    The Ministry of Labour said it will not be issuing new work permits to overseas workers, nor renewing current residents’ permits, where the employer fails to provide a signed unified contract.

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  • UAE to hire consultant for $212m road projects

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    UAE Ministry of Public Works is in the process of hiring a consultant to study implementation of seven key road projects in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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  • Construction begins on $1bn Reem Mall project

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    Senior project stakeholders break ground on site on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island

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  • Inquest begins after New Year's Eve blaze at The Address

    United Arab Emirates January 01 , 2016

    World watches on TV as one of Dubai's most exclusive hotels is engulfed in flames. Residents of its 626 serviced apartments and 196 hotel rooms still not allowed back inside. Fire took 30 hours to extinguish completely. Blaze will reignite the debate about the...

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  • Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport announces launch of Surface Transport Master Plan

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2015

    The updated STMP plan aims to increase the capacity of the main roads of Al Gharbia through a series of expansion projects and new roads and intersections that will serve major cities in the Western Region

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  • First three passenger boarding bridges installed at Abu Dhabi Airports' Midfield Terminal Building

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2015

    The bridges have been constructed with glass walls to allow passengers to appreciate the unique architecture of the MTB

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  • ADM issues 20,000 building permits in 2015

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2015

    With permit processing time cut, several services automated 104 services provided to customers online through a single portal

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering provides specialised air outlets for major Dubai theme park

    December 16 , 2015

    The company's engineering air conditioning division supplied air outlets from Krantz for the upcoming Motiongate theme park at Dubai Park and Resorts

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  • Bentley to achieve savings of $190m by 2019 for network rail

    December 16 , 2015

    Linear Asset Decision Support (LADS) project is the largest implementation of Bentley’s Optram in the world, designed to improve the safety, performance, and reliability of railway networks.

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  • Sharjah rents decline for first time in 2 years

    December 15 , 2015

    The latest Cluttons report shows a fall in Sharjah resiential rent prices, though villa demand remains strong with rents rising 4.1 per cent this year

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  • FM provider lands silver service award

    December 14 , 2015

    Imdaad has been given a Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in the Silver category in recognition of its consistent performance in the service sector over the past years.

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  • $10bn in UAE-Turkish trade expected in 2016

    December 14 , 2015

    Turkey registered a 15% increase in new exhibitors at The Big 5 this year with more Turkish contractors showing interest in investing over the next five years

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  • UAE’s Etihad Rail granted permission to start operations

    December 13 , 2015

    Etihad Rail plans to transport as much as seven million tonnes of sulphur every year when at full commercial capacity.

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  • Aldar Properties's residential developments progress according to schedule

    United Arab Emirates December 11 , 2015

    "We continue to see a flight to quality among purchasers in Abu Dhabi, which is driving demand for preferred locations within the Emirate," says Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Development Officer at Aldar. "This is in line with our development strategy to focus on...

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  • New move to reduce waste from construction sites

    United Arab Emirates December 10 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi's waste managers reveals plan to end the construction site waste being dumped in landfill. GCC countries are among the worst in the world for failing to minimise waste.

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  • Drake & Scull wins $67m project in Abu Dhabi

    December 09 , 2015

    Drake & Scull achieves $689 million in project award wins in 2015

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  • Khalifa Port ready for next phase of expansion

    December 09 , 2015

    Capacity will increase by more than a million containers by 2017 and the port will continue to develop to handle 5 million

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  • “UAE economy to grow by 3.5% in 2016"

    United Arab Emirates December 09 , 2015

    The figure will depend on oil prices in 2016 as well as other macroeconomic factors such as the performance of regional and global economies during the year.

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  • dmg events appoints new Vice President for energy division

    December 09 , 2015

    As the head of the region’s Energy portfolio, Cossé will oversee ADIPEC, Middle East Heavy Oil Congress, and the Middle East Refining & Petrochemical Conference along with the region’s leading audited oil and gas publication ‘Pipeline Middle East’.

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  • Abu Dhabi sees 34% rent increases since 2010

    December 08 , 2015

    “This issue of affordability has been building for some time, initially following the introduction of the federal mortgage cap and doubling of property registration fees," says Edward Carnegy, head of Cluttons Abu Dhabi

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  • FM operator Macro wins three year contract with Abu Dhabi park

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    Macro has signed a three year Facilities Management (FM) contract with Al Ain Properties to operate the newly opened Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi.

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  • UAE state airline steps up its East Africa links with new flights

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    New Tanzanian route is Etihad's third East Africa route alongside along with Nairobi and Entebbe, and the operator's ninth destination to the continent.

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  • UAE on target for full nuclear power by 2020

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2015

    Chiefs in Abu Dhabi reveal latest milestone completions at the four reactors at the $2bn Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. The first is due to come on stream within two years.

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  • @The Big 5: Laticrete’s $2m palace deal

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    Laticrete has also worked on Sheikh Mohammed’s palace in Dubai, in addition to royal residences in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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  • @The Big 5: Turkish Ambassador sees his country flourish

    November 26 , 2015

    There is currently about $8 billion in trade volume, including imports and exports, between the UAE and Turkey and a more than $10 billion expected in the next year

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  • @The Big 5: Building the MENA region

    Turkey November 25 , 2015

    Turkish construction companies have been working on massive projects in the GCC countries for more than a decade. Expotim has organised a 4,843 sqm pavilion for more than 250 exhibitors at this year’s show.

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  • @The Big 5: FORD TRUCKS REVEAL GCC EXPANSION PLAN

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Ford displays its newest construction vehicles at The Big 5, revealing that it will expand into new markets in 2016

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  • @The Big 5: Championing construction and infrastructure

    China November 23 , 2015

    China has always been one of the largest exhibiting groups at The Big 5 Dubai and more than 600 exhibitors are participating this year, occupying more than 7,000 sqm of space at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • @The Big 5: Gulf Extrusions brings live demos and fire safety advice to the show

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2015

    Extruded aluminium expert reveals plans for The Big 5 - the region's biggest construction and build show - at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Monday November 23 to 26.

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  • Dubai calls for more financial sector help in projects boom

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2015

    Dubai's spending and investment will not be altered by lower oil prices but seeks more financial support for infrastructure projects

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  • Dubai's Arabtec to build 13,000 homes in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates November 17 , 2015

    Arabtec had signed an agreement last year to build 1 million homes in Egypt by 2020, equal to about 550 per day.

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  • ADIPEC 2015: $9bn in deals signed amid challenging market conditions

    November 15 , 2015

    "Our Vision is for Abu Dhabi to be the Global Capital of the Energy Sector," says UAE Minister of Energy

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  • GCC construction industry set to reach record of nearly $130bn in 2016

    November 15 , 2015

    Mega-events drive urgency for adopting latest construction software includng projects like the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal in the UAE, King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, and National Museum of Qatar

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  • Abu Dhabi developer signs $162m deal to fund Reem Island

    United Arab Emirates November 11 , 2015

    Horizon Towers is located in City of Lights, a mixed-use development estimated to have more than 27,000 residents. The project is expected to complete in March 2017.

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  • Drake & Scull opens new Dubai HQ

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2015

    Official opening of engineer and construction company's UAE base in the International Media Production Zone

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  • Korea’s $1bn tower to give Burj Khalifa a run for its money

    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of November 09 , 2015

    Lotte World Tower in Seoul is planning to break Burj Khalifa’s record of having the world’s highest outdoor observation deck at 555 metres.

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  • India hydro project starts producing power

    India November 08 , 2015

    "I would like to congratulate our team in India for safely completing this very challenging project in difficult terrain," said His Excellency Saeed Mubarak Al-Hajeri, TAQA Chairman

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  • 20th Century Fox Theme Park for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 04 , 2015

    Fox is the latest theme park announced for the UAE, which includes branded hotels, bringing some of the biggest movie and TV named rides including The Simpsons and Ice Age. Tender contracts look set to be issued within six months with an ambitious 2018 open...

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  • Tamouh Investments to finance final phase of horizon towers construction

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2015

    Deal demonstrates confidence in the Abu Dhabi Real Estate Market, says Macquarie Capital

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC healthcare projects

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2015

    A record $5.9bn in contracts was awarded in 2014 and this year it is set to hit $7.3bn – an increase of $1.45bn. Here are the 10 biggest healthcare projects under development in the GCC.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall to build world’s largest indoor snow park

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    The mall is located on Reem Island, which will eventually be home to more than 210,000 people.

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  • UAE's Etihad Rail project completes Shah and Habshan line

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 will involve the completion of the rail network in the Abu Dhabi Emirate by connecting to the Saudi border at Ghweifat and the Omani border at Al Ain, and by connecting areas such as Mussaffah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port in...

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  • New record for healthcare construction awards

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    GCC hospital contract awards to rise to $7.3bn in 2015, a new report says. Saudi Arabia is the region's largest market while the UAE and Qatar offer fastest growth. Nearly 70 mega hospital projects worth $100m-plus are currently under construction.

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  • Abu Dhabi invests $35m in road projects

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2015

    Maintenance works include the laying of new asphalt on existing roads as well as reparation of street equipment and pavements

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  • Zamil Steel wins $5.2m contract for Saudi exhibition pavilion

    Saudi Arabia October 27 , 2015

    The scope of the contract includes the design, fabrication, supply and erection of pre-engineered steel buildings as well as the provision of all EPC works

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  • UAE approves budget cut for 2016

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    Federal budget cut by 1.2 per cent following the fall in oil price but health and education remain a priority

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  • New Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway 60% complete

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    The road, an extension of Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, is expected to be completed by the end of this year

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  • "Decorative concrete is on fire...I’ve never seen anything like it"

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    In the build up to Middle East Concrete, we catch up with decorative concrete specialist and General Manager of Taj Concrete, Matthew Burns to find out why this niche industry could play a crucial role in the future of construction in the region

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  • Nakheel awards $96.3m contract for The Circle Mall in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    The Circle Mall will comprise 235 shops, a multi-screen cinema, a health clinic, cafes, restaurants and a food court, spanning more than 432,000 sq ft in total built up area.

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  • dmg events launches new show for MENA’s $50bn windows and doors market

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    Windows, Doors and Façades 2016 will feature CPD-accredited workshops, conferences and live demonstrations.

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  • ACWA Power consortium lands Hassyan clean coal power plant project

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    The project will be the first coal based power plant in the GCC region, designed to be a "best in class" facility with full adherence to global environmental best practices

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  • Pushing the envelope: indoor air quality and sustainability

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    In soaring GCC temperatures, there is increasing concern about the quality of air breathed by those living and working inside AND the effect the building has on the global environment. The building envelope is the total physical barrier between the conditioned...

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  • Oman’s $1,039m electrical contracts short of bidders

    Oman October 18 , 2015

    Among the 195 electrical contractors registered with the DCRP, only 15 are in the Grade A category, deemed qualified to undertake technically challenging contracts.

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  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai construction costs remain stable

    October 14 , 2015

    Movement in material prices for construction projects over Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 record a variance of -0.5% to + 1%, depending on build type

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  • DEWA awards first $1.8bn clean coal power plant to consortium

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2015

    Hassyan clean coal power plant is ready to feature carbon capture storage and will be the first clean coal power plant in the Middle East

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  • Abu Dhabi Airports’ $2.8bn expansion on track

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Airports revealed that its new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) was 55 per cent complete and was expected to be 70 per cent complete by year-end.

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  • Madinah completes the construction of $6.7m pedestrian bridges

    Saudi Arabia October 13 , 2015

    Bridges about 360 metres long are located in a number of areas that have a high pedestrian density.

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  • Abu Dhabi workshop on environmental licensing of infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi City Municipality and the Environment Authority - Abu Dhabi, have reviewed the procedures of issuing environmental permits in respect of infrastructural projects.

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  • Dubai developer to invest $4.8bn on tourist resort in Bosnia

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2015

    The 'Buroj Ozone' will stretch over an area of 1.3 million square metres and include thousands of housing units, hotels and the largest shopping centre in Bosnia

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  • Hajj 2015 quota cuts cost $533m loss to building owners

    Saudi Arabia October 12 , 2015

    Spending levels during Hajj season, which usually reached $7bn (SR26bn) each year, have declined by 20 per cent to just $4.5bn (SR17bn) since the expansion work began.

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  • Saudi to build $1.3m footbridge in Makkah

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2015

    Saudi municipality is also building the Duqum Al-Wabar overpass, linking Al-Haram Road and Muzdalifah Road with King Abdulaziz Road.

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  • Saudi ministry awards $293m in municipal contracts

    Saudi Arabia October 08 , 2015

    Ministry of municipal and rural affairs has awarded 156 sanitation and public improvement projects worth $293m (SR1.17bn) to several contractors.

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  • Abu Dhabi municipality launches Cadastral Stations System Improvement project

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2015

    The System contributes to calculating the amount and direction of crustal movements and linking them to seismic study in Abu Dhabi

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  • Dubai property prices continue to fall and now rents are following

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2015

    An estimated 5,000 homes due for delivery this year have been delayed as apartment prices in Dubai fall 11 per cent so far this year. And property analysts predict a fall of up to 10 per cent in rental return in the next 12 months.

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  • Oman to implement major airport expansion plan

    Oman October 06 , 2015

    A new passenger terminal with annual capacity of 12 million travellers at the Sultanate's main airport is now due to open by the end of 2016, about a year later than the previous estimate.

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  • Official UAE statistics: 16 of 21 building materials are cheaper than 12 months ago

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2015

    Marble, glass and wood are more expensive, while uPVC piping, sand, aggregates and diesel fuel are cheaper, according to latest UAE government Materials Price Statistics. But it also found construction labour costs jumped 6 per cent month on month.

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  • $1bn Reem Mall project names Conject as cloud partner

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2015

    "The ConjectPC system combines integrated document and commercial management capabilities that we require with a user-friendly platform"

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  • Top 10 GCC green building projects

    October 05 , 2015

    Demand for more environmentally-friendly buildings and construction materials has increased dramatically over the past decade, with major companies, universities and research institutions taking on the responsibility to build a greener future in the region...

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  • Construction begins for Serbian Belgrade Waterfront project

    Serbia October 05 , 2015

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Mayor of Belgrade Siniša Mali and Eagle Hills board member Mohamed Alabbar attended a ceremony for the launch of the projects first residential buildings

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  • UAE's DC Pro Engineering eyes five-fold growth by 2020

    October 05 , 2015

    New Managing Director Fouad Younan sets sights on Expo 2020 Dubai and Qatari World Cup to further advance the company’s business targets

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  • Opening of Abu Dhabi's Louvre postponed until 2016

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    Majed al Mansoori, chairman of Tourism Development and Investment Company said the $650 million will not make its deadline line this year. He did not reveal any changes in the deadlines of the Zayed and the Guggenheim, scheduled to open 2016 and 2017.

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  • UPDATE: Sharjah high-rise fire affects 250 families

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    Residents were forced to flee their homes after flames spread up the outside of their 32-storey tower block.

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  • PICTURES: UAE skyscraper engulfed in flames - 40 injured

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    A multi-storey residential building has been completely gutted in the major fire in the emirate of Sharjah, north of Dubai.

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  • Etihad rail transports 2m tonnes of sulphur, trials running daily

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    Two million tonnes of sulphur have been transported in the past 12 months during trial operations on Stage One of the network.

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  • Abu Dhabi's spectacular Louvre Museum roof finally complete

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    The final piece of the domes outer cladding includes an intricate design consisting of 7,850 star-shaped pieces of aluminium and stainless steel of various sizes and angles

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  • UAE company signs $626m loan with for mixed-use project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    Once open in 2018, the 2.3 million sq ft mall will feature the first Macy's outside of the United States and the first Bloomingdale's in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Khalifa Port Container Terminal among fastest growing worldwide

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    The Top 120 World Container Ports ranking lists KPCT as the third fastest growing container port in the world and the fastest growing port in the Middle East based on its 26% volume growth in 2014.

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  • Saudi Arabia & Bahrain sign $300m deal for new oil pipeline

    Bahrain September 20 , 2015

    The new pipeline will replace an ageing 230,000 bpd link and enable Bahrain Petroleum Company to expand the processing capacity of its 267,000 bpd Sitra refinery.

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  • UAE mourns Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aged 33

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2015

    Expressions of sorrow and condolence have been received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his family following yesterday’s tragedy

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  • Oman's RAECO plans 7 renewable energy projects

    Oman September 17 , 2015

    Tenders for the new initiatives are currently under preparation, according to a top official

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  • A glimpse at the future of hotel design

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2015

    "A young population and significant capital resources of the MENA states are key advantages. Hotels are scrambling to anticipate travelers’ future needs, and some changes already taking effect can help us get glimpse of what’s to come"

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  • Ritchie Bros. sells $42m of equipment and trucks at Dubai auction

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    Buyers from outside Dubai purchased approximately $19 million (45%) of equipment and trucks. Online bidders purchased approximately more than $5 million (12%) of equipment.

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  • Solar Impulse Pilot ends Dubai summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Co-pilot of Solar Impulse 2, Dr. Bertrand Piccard addressed a panel at Global Solar Leaders Summit with a keynote speech entitled "Pushing the boundaries of solar innovation".

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  • The eyes of the world focus on Dubai for solar energy summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    More than $50 billion will be invested in solar power in the next five years in across MENA and this morning leaders from across the region meet in the UAE for the biggest solar conference ever

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  • DP World and partners open Rotterdam World Gateway terminal

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    With dedicated handling facilities for road, rail and barge and extensive automation on site, RWG looks very different to a traditional marine container terminal.

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  • Theme parks will add $400 million to UAE tourism income

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    A new report published by Euromonitor International forecasts that UAE theme park revenues will increase by 78% from $470m in 2015 to $837m in 2019.

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  • Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds 4th new service

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    Hyundai’s KMS service made her maiden call to Abu Dhabi’s main port with the 6,800 TEU ‘Hyundai Bangkok’.

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  • Dubai developer shows $136m luxury project in Ras Al Khaimah

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Diamonds International Corporation has revealed a $136m (AED500m) luxury project on Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Marjan Island. Construction will start in 2016 and complete in 2019.

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  • RTA to begin qualifications for Union Oasis project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    RTA calls on investors and developers to qualify for Union Oasis project this month

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  • UAE’s Barakah nuclear energy construction site reaches milestone

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Four identical reactors have been safely constructed simultaneously in Barakah's nuclear construction site.

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  • REPORT: GCC states must prioritise more efficient energy use

    September 02 , 2015

    Although the recent drop in oil prices has made conventional sources of energy cheaper in the GCC, a new report says it should not discourage investment in alternative energy supplies

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  • Fire kills 10 at Saudi Aramco oil workers’ residence

    Saudi Arabia September 01 , 2015

    Approximately 80 people of different nationalities are still receiving hospital treatment, while 179 injured people have been discharged in Khobar City, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Metro projects dominate railway developments in the GCC

    September 01 , 2015

    "Despite years of talks and planning, we are still no closer to the development of a GCC rail network even though we are just three years away from the official opening date," says Ed James, Director of Content & Analysis at MEED Projects.

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  • Aldar launches West Yas residential development on Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    The development offers 1,017 four and five-bedroom modern villas located along Yas Island's natural mangroves, exclusively for UAE nationals

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Building project on track

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Airports has started the de-propping process for the roof structure which will make the structure look like it is floating on 18 steel arches.

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  • Phase 2 of AED1bn Falcon Island development to launch in RAK

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Falcon Island, is the first product of its kind in Ras Al Khaimah, with prices ranging from AED1,100 to AED1,500 per square foot.

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  • Hotel construction in Turkey reaches an all-time high

    Turkey August 27 , 2015

    Hotel construction in Turkey is booming with 75 projects and 12,968 new rooms in the pipeline.

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  • Saudi launches $53m Red Sea Mall expansion

    Saudi Arabia August 27 , 2015

    Expansion will add 145,000 sqm of leasable space to Jeddah’s largest mall. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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  • Committee formed to align EmiratesGBC's future strategy with UAE National Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    Members will include representatives from Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Masdar and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

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  • Al Meera continues to expand in Qatar with new stores

    Qatar August 25 , 2015

    In line with the National Vision 2030, the company will open direct commercial lines with leading countries in the field of manufacturing

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  • Dubai's Drake and Scull appoints new CFO

    August 24 , 2015

    Sam Deeb was formally CFO of Abu Dhabi-based family conglomerate Al Jaber Group before now joining DSI as new CFO

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  • Kuwait to focus on affordable housing for next 10 years

    Kuwait August 24 , 2015

    The residential market of Kuwait is currently undersupplied, with the demand for the government-funded housing units to reach 110,300 units by the end of 2015 and 175,000 units by 2020

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  • UAE real estate companies suffer as shares plummet

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Emaar’s share price fell 8.6 per cent, Damac Properties fell 8.73 per cent and Arabtec fell 8.59 per cent. Shares in Abu Dhabi’s Aldar dropped eight per cent. Declines have pushed Dubai Financial Market index by more than six per cent.

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  • Sustainable projects in Middle East draw lighting producers

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    New developments across the Middle East, and specifically in the GCC region, will create fresh demand for state-of-the-art and energy efficicent lighting technology and design

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  • REPORT: Dubai Expo 2020 expected to generate $23bn

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    Dubai Expo 2020 is forecast to boost economic growth to an average 6.4% a year until 2016, and as high as 10.5% by 2020, according to a report analysing the impact of the event.

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  • REPORT: GCC retail market to reach $221bn in 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    GCC retail sales are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 per cent between 2013 and 2018 to reach $285 billion.

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  • Arabian Construction Company wins $78.5m contract for India project

    India August 19 , 2015

    The Supertech Hues residential project, located near New Delhi, will cost $320m to build and is due for completion in 2016.

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  • Goldman Sachs to invest $150m in India

    India August 19 , 2015

    These are the latest of several institutional investments in India’s property market since rules over the size of investments were relaxed in October last year.

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  • Dubai launches design competition for Asian Cup stadium

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is going to build a 60,000-seat stadium for the 2019 Asian Cup matches to be played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

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  • Indian PM visits his countrymen working in UAE capital

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    Narendra Modi, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to start a two-day state visit to the UAE. An estimated 2.6 million Indians live and work in the UAE but this is the first visit by a premier for 34 years.

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  • REPORT: Abu Dhabi demand for office space decreases in 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    The number of enquiries from the engineering and construction sector has increased however, reflecting growing demand stemming from rising infrastructure construction activity

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  • AlMansoori expansion plans on track as it announces two senior appointments

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    New chief in India and Scotland as UAE engineering oil giant undergoes expansion

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  • Dubai building giant reveals $195m second quarter loss

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    Arabtec showed a net loss of $350m (AED1.3bn) for the first six months of 2015, compared with a $72m (AED265m) profit in the same period last year.

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  • Structural work complete at Abu Dhabi marina project

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2015

    Exclusive Marina Bloom development on target to complete new year as focus moves to fitting out

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  • Experts focus on UAE ambition to be world's top tourist destination by 2020

    August 12 , 2015

    Hospitality professionals reveal their themes for this year's Dubai conference Full details of the Vision Conference 2015, part of The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, September 28-30 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • Starwood signs four hotel deal to make stays in Dubai cheaper

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2015

    New deal brings 816 mid-price rooms to the emirate as Dubai government focuses on cheaper hotel costs ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex wins $425m Abu Dhabi mall contract

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Developer confirms contractor and reveals new Al Maryah Central Mall will offer the first Macy's outside of the USA and a Bloomingdale's

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  • 30 firms fined for ignoring summer work regulations

    August 10 , 2015

    UAE inspectors made 27,000 visits since June 15 to ensure the midday break law - which prevents workers being exposed to the sun and heat - was being enforced. It remains in place until September 15.

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  • Dubai Cycling Path project 70% complete

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    RTA says the Dubai Cycling Track is on target for completion later this year

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  • UAE hands over multi-million dollar projects in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    The projects, in critical sectors such as health, education, transport and infrastructure, are part of a massive UAE development assistance programme pledged a year ago.

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  • UAE: Prices down for 13 groups of building materials

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2015

    Increases range between 0.7 per cent for the steel group and 8.6 per cent for construction labour costs, while decreases ranged from 0.2 per cent for waterproofing products and 4.2 per cent for power cables.

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  • New postage stamps celebrate UAE 'historic' construction milestones

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2015

    Etihad Rail, Masdar City, Shams 1 Solar Power Plant and Khalifa Port are pictured on commemorative stamps issued by the Emirates Post Group to mark the Key Strategic Projects of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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  • Abu Dhabi builds more hotels as visitor number soar

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2015

    Tourist and business visitors to the UAE capital's hotels were 20 per cent up in the first three months of 2015 as constructors concentrate on meeting demand with 2,300 rooms set to open this year and more than 5,000 already planned within two years.

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  • Dubai’s theme parks sector to reach $1.4bn by 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2015

    The GCC is investing millions in the entertainment sector with new project launches including Saudi Arabia’s $133m KidzMondo theme parks and Oman’s $120m Majarat Oman.

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  • Abu Dhabi company signs $171m hotel deal in London

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    The hotel was the location of the original Scotland Yard Police Station and later the British Army recruitment centre for Westminster. This is the second investment by LuLu Group in London.

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  • Abu Dhabi property market: 'stable - but government decisions will decide the future,' says new report

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    New JLL report shows property prices stabilizing in the capital but we are currently at a ‘tipping point’, with market stability very much dependent on the government continuing to invest

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  • Five healthcare facilities closed in Abu Dhabi for series of cleanliness violations

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    As GCC hospital sector undergoes massive construction investment, Abu Dhabi health chiefs are ensuring standards remain high

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  • Why UAE hospital closures are good news for the region

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    Healthcare investment in the region is currently around $40 billion which will ensure the finest facilities in the world. But you need great management too and today the Abu Dhabi government showed it will accept only the best by closing five facilities. Gary...

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  • Authorities review safety after site worker dies at The Louvre, Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2015

    A 28-year-old man died last month during building work on Abu Dhabi's showpiece museum but news of the death came from the French media

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  • Warner Bros theme park in UAE set for 2018 opening

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2015

    The Warner Bros theme park on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, was delayed following the financial crash. This month is has been confirmed work is underway at the site in preparation for 19 spectacular rides that will open in Q3 2018.

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  • R Hotels seals deal for 2016 opening of its $136m resort on Dubai Palm

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2015

    R Hotels biggest investment is on track with the appointment of main contractor ANC and project manager Erga Progress Engineering Consultancy

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  • Emirates Green Building Council continues to strengthen UAE's sustainable built environment

    United Arab Emirates July 22 , 2015

    EmiratesGBC has been prime driver in facilitating UAE's vision to be a global leader in sustainable built environments

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  • Damac's first Versace-branded residence launched in London

    United Kingdom July 21 , 2015

    50 Storey AYKON Nine Elms to feature Interiors by Versace Home

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  • New luxury development set for MBR City

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    New residential development to take shape at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City expected to be completed by 2018

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  • TECOM Investments to offer Islamic fincancing for Villa Lantana Residential Community

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    Set in two well-planned and landscaped, gated communities, the development consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-attached family homes offering a choice of 17 different villa designs and 11 floor plans

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  • Al Arda Abu Areesh Road Repair Works

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Why the UAE's big spend on tourism will make it a world leader

    United Arab Emirates July 15 , 2015

    One of the leisure industry's leading observers Phil Taylor believes the country's investment in tourist attractions must be backed by excellent operators - and those are in place. His comment come as analysts forecast the leisure and entertainment market in...

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  • France loans $265m to fund Jordan’s energy & water projects

    Jordan July 15 , 2015

    Exactly $167 million will be a water sector policy loan, $43 million is for the planned Wadi Al Arab conveyer project in Irbid and $55 million will finance the green corridor project.

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  • Abu Dhabi sees 6% growth in rental rates

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    Rental rates have increased in Q2 2015, an improvement from the beginning of the year

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  • Solar Impulse indefinitely grounded due to damage

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage

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  • Massive fire destroys three dhows at Deira Creek

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    A huge fire on Dubai Creek consumed three dhows with cargo bound for Iran. No casualties were reported but financial losses may amount to millions. (See pictures and video below)

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  • Economic diversity to help UAE property business

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi rents are expected to maintain growth, while Dubai is expected to challenge and eventually overcome price fluctuations.

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  • Three senior Arabtec officials quit, new CFO appointed

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Group CFO, HR chief and general counsel resign as part of a reorganisation to save costs

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  • Record-breaking solar impulse pilot to speak at Gulf Sol 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Dr Bertrand Piccard’s first public address set to take place at the region’s leading solar summit

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  • Italian company wins $855m Al Khor 2022 stadium deal

    Qatar July 09 , 2015

    Set to be completed in 2018, the construction of the stadium will accommodate 70,000 spectators and has an area of 200 thousand square metres

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  • Roads & Infrastructure Works - Al Maqta

    United Arab Emirates July 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Reem Mall plans approved by Abu Dhabi UPC

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2015

    The Concept Planning Report (CPR) approval paves the way for the Enabling Works Permit, also issued by the UPC, which will allow for construction to commence on the $1bn project this year.

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  • Power & Cooling Enhancement Works

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2015 Read More
  • Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Stations Refurbishment & Upgrade Works

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2015 Read More
  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 UAE residential projects

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2015

    The UAE property market is slowing down after two years of soaring prices. But large-scale communities are under construction across the country, from luxury estates to affordable housing.

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  • NAPCO equipment reaches Oman ahead of schedule

    Oman June 30 , 2015

    NAPCO has ordered two extrusion presses from Spain’s TECALEX and a vertical powder coating line from Trasmetal, Italy.

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  • Community Police Centers Construction

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015 Read More
  • Total Facility Management Services

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015 Read More
  • Dubai's theme park industry set to attract close to $5bn by 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    The GCC is set to witness a boom in tourism as new projects and developments are being planned and in the execution phase to usher in more tourists than ever before.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower named MENA’s best skyscraper

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    It was named the 2015 winner in the Middle East and Africa category ahead of another Abu Dhabi tower, the new Al Hilal Bank headquarters on Al Maryah Island.

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  • dmg events appoints new Vice President of energy division

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    dmg events has employed Paul Wilson who will take over responsibilities from Christopher Hudson.

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  • Agility unit to invest $225m in Abu Dhabi mall project

    Kuwait June 23 , 2015

    The mall will be a partnership project where investment from United Projects Company for Aviation Services (UPAC)

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  • Etihad Rail Network Project - Phase 2 (Package F - Contract D0201)

    United Arab Emirates June 23 , 2015 Read More
  • Wathba Prison Construction Project

    United Arab Emirates June 23 , 2015 Read More
  • Seychelles negotiates with ADAC for new airport

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2015

    "We expect this project to largely boost airport traffic and the number of tourists to our country," President James Alix Michel says

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  • Administrative Building Construction - Qasr Al Sarab Air Wing

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2015 Read More
  • Infrastructure Works - Zayed City Commercial District (Package 3)

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2015 Read More
  • RTA awards $67m Dubai Parks & Resorts contract

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2015

    Construction is expected to span 14 months where China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCME)'s civil and infrastructure arm will carry out the project

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  • Abu Dhabi City Municipality constructs jogging, cycling tracks

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2015

    Tracks underway extend more than 80 km in length, more tracks, walks planned at Khalifa city, Mohammed bin Zayed city and Shakhbout city

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  • Chinese lead 20% boost to hotel visitor numbers in UAE capital

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    Good news for the UAE's expanding hotel sector as visitor numbers increase for first four months of 2015 and compared with 2014's figures show 11 per cent increase

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  • DMCC appoints architects to design world's tallest commercial building

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    WATG was also appointed Master Planner of 'Burj 2020 District' and Turner to project manage the development

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  • Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council announces growth plans for Al Reem Island

    United Arab Emirates June 16 , 2015

    ICMP will provide protection and enhancement of the North Bay mangroves while also facilitating a number of new transport links connecting Abu Dhabi island to other areas via Al Reem Island

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  • UAE hands over $250m to build 'quality' homes in Bahrain

    Bahrain June 16 , 2015

    On day work begins on 5,000 properties, Ambassador says the cash is part of his country's wish to strengthen ties with Bahrain

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  • Saudi SEDCO awarded contract for construction of Gardenia Residence

    Saudi Arabia June 16 , 2015

    The investment fund was closed successfully after its investors' shares exceeded the targeted amount of $93 million

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  • UAE firm wins $77.6m contract for Downtown Jebel Ali infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2015

    Downtown Jebel Ali spans 2 million sqm and stretches 11km along Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road.

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  • UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium to lay off 250 of its workers

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015

    The company says it aims to cut costs as it plans to expand in the UAE and abroad.

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  • Al Raha & Al Bateen Community Markets Development

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015 Read More
  • Dubai's falling property market is as 'bad as Greece'

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015

    Dubai has come 53 in a poll of 56 property markets around the world and was second only to Ukraine in the level of property devaluation in the past three months

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  • Why falling property prices in Dubai mean developers must reconsider their construction plans

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015

    House prices in Dubai fell 6 per cent in the year to March putting its property market on par with debt-laden Greece. Does a strong dirham mean foreign investors see the emirate as less attractive? And is affordable housing the way ahead? Editor Gary Wright...

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  • Qatar government allots five plots to build new hospitals

    Qatar June 14 , 2015

    The hospitals will be built in the areas North of Qatar University, Ain Khaled, Abu Hamour and Al Furoush

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  • Remal Mall awards FM contract to Cofely Besix Facility Management

    United Arab Emirates June 11 , 2015

    The contract also includes operations and maintenance of electrical systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, fire and life systems, as well as potable water and other amenities

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  • Abu Dhabi authorities investigate Reem Island blaze

    United Arab Emirates June 09 , 2015

    Reem Island’s 22-storey under-construction building caught fire on Sunday (June 7) at around 11.30pm.

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  • Sohar Freezone attracts $780mn in investments

    Oman June 09 , 2015

    Sohar is strategically located to the rest of the region giving it great potential and opportunities for investment

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  • Almost 7% annual growth for MEA construction sector

    June 08 , 2015

    Kingdom Tower, Lamar Towers, Damac Heights and ADNOC Headquarters have been identified as some of the leading projects currently contributing to growth in the region

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  • Seminar highlights Dubai’s green economy goals

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2015

    Dubai plans to invest $1.23bn (AED4.5bn) on new innovation-focused initiatives.

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  • Bahrain is home to the Best Hotel in the Middle East 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2015

    Hospitality sector celebrates with the biggest award ceremony in the region at The Middle East Hotel Awards 2015 with winner in 21 categories.

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  • New IRENA headquarters inaugurated in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2015

    Due to passive design and smart energy management systems, the building demands 42 per cent less energy than global energy-efficiency standards.

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  • Abu Dhabi Municipality employs Bentley’s data solutions

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2015

    The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City now has instant access to subsurface investigation data that supports critical engineering decision-making.

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  • Aldar launches sales for Meera Shams Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates June 03 , 2015

    Mid-market apartments open for purchase by all nationalities at a two-day sales event at Crowne Plaza, Yas Island

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  • Egyptian developer inks three deals worth $63m

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2015

    The deals are part of a strategy to exit untapped real estate investments and underutilised sites that are not part of its plans while increasing cashflow in existing projects.

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  • Al Shafar’s $87m oil & gas projects on track for 2016

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2015

    The projects include a $43m project with ADNOC and a $45m contract with Al Hosn Gas.

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  • Nakheel Ibn Battuta Mall extension opens for lease

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    Developer launches another 71,000 sqm of shop and restaurant space at world's largest themed mall

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  • GCC elevator industry lifts off

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    Three factors are pushing the elevator market in the GCC: growing construction, urbanisation and development of energy efficient technology.

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  • Middle East Waste & Recycling Conference 2015 opens

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    The conference aims to establish a regulatory framework to deliver sustainable waste management strategies in the MENA region.

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  • What clients really want from their FM provider

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2015

    Day two of the World FM Congress at the FM Expo 2015 in Dubai's World Trade Centre posed the question: "How can the FM industry better serve clients? A distinguished panel offered some surprising insights

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  • Middle East Stone 2015: High-flying exhibitors set up shop

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    The only event dedicated to the region’s thriving stone industry opened today.

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  • Aldar sees 36% net increase for first-quarter 2015

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    First quarter was driven by growth in recurring revenues from the company's investment property portfolio, specifically Yas Mall and other expanded residential asset management units

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  • Emrill wins Dubai Airports contract

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    The contract will include services for Dubai Airport’s terminal 3 and Concourse B and C

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International signs five-star hotel in Bahrain

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    Leading global hospitality management chain furthers its expansion into the GCC with new hotel

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  • Aldar launches sales for Nareel Island development

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2015

    Sales of exclusive Emirati development brings in $136mn in reservations

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  • Arabtec names new chairman

    United Arab Emirates May 07 , 2015

    The contractor is currently in the middle of senior management changes in an aim to stabilise the company amid recent upheavals

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  • Faithful+Gould joins $1bn Reem Mall development team

    United Arab Emirates May 05 , 2015

    Currently at concept design stage, the Reem Mall project is expected to start construction later in 2015 with opening scheduled for 2018.

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  • UPDATE: Drake and Scull wins MEP project in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2015

    DSI registers $272 million worth of project awards in the first four months of 2015

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  • Massive opportunities as hotels move towards sustainability

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    Experts from across the country met to discuss green building in the hotel sector in a panel organised by Emirates GBC.

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  • SEMINAR: Hospitality sector shifts towards green building

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    Experts from across the country met to discuss sustainability in the hotel sector in a panel organised by Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC).

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  • UAE’s Al Shafar finishes all structural construction work on The Onyx

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2015

    The hotel will offer 210 rooms and suites and the project will accommodate approximately 1,400 parking spaces.

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  • Prysmian’s Cables: The region’s favorite

    April 30 , 2015

    Jumana Abdel-Razzaq speaks to Prysmian Group’s Managing Director of the Middle East on how his company has been bringing industry cables to the region for more than 30 years

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  • Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

    April 29 , 2015

    Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

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  • Bloom launches new tower project in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2015

    The Stella Maris residential tower will be located at the southern end of Dubai Marina and construction is expected to start by the end of June.

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  • UAE's Dubal Holding looks into buying stakes in energy projects

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2015

    Dubal Holding, the holding company for Dubai's stake in Emirates Global Aluminium and other assets, aims to take a leading role in the industrial sector

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  • Abu Dhabi seals deal on controversial project in Serbia’s capital city

    Serbia April 27 , 2015

    The 30-year Belgrade Waterfront project promises to forever change the city’s skyline, but has residents split over its viability

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  • MAB Facilities Management to service Abu Dhabi World Trade Center development

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2015

    The services will span several buildings in the multi-use complex

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  • Abu Dhabi introduces new tool for commercial signage solutions

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council launches new tool to make it easier for building owners to adhere to Commercial Signage Regulations.

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  • Green building projects driving GCC stone market to $5.4 billion

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2015

    Stone is one of the most environmentally friendly products used in construction and is also durable and easy to re-use.

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  • Developers move towards affordable housing in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2015

    Market analysts predict more cheaper housing developments will be agreed in the UAE capital to meet increased demand

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  • New projects launched on Abu Dhabi’s man-made islands

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2015

    Bloom Holding and Aldar Properties have launched new developments in Abu Dhabi

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  • Report: Abu Dhabi property prices remain stable in Q1 2015

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector saw a sedate start to the year with sales rates stabilising after a growth spurt in 2014, along with modest Q1 2015 rental rate increases for specific projects in key locations.

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  • Construction to begin at new $272m Abu Dhabi steel plant

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2015

    Steel cold rolling factory will produce up to 250,000 tons of galvanised steel per year for customers in Middle East, Europe& Africa.

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  • Emaar unveils townhouse community in Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2015

    The 118 townhouses in Maple community will feature three, four and five bedrooms.

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  • UAE signs initial contract to build 50, 000 units in Egypt's new capital

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2015

    The residential project will accommodate 500, 000 people.

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  • Aluminium industry size to double in 10 years, say industry experts

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2015

    International industry players expect aluminium industry market worldwide to double within the next 10 years.

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  • Tender for soft landscaping has been floated for Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal

    United Arab Emirates April 15 , 2015

    A tender has been floated for soft landscaping at the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building

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  • Construction begins on Aldar's Ansam residential development on Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2015

    Ansam is currently the first and only residential development on Yas Island available for purchase for both Emiratis and expatriates.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC artificial islands

    United Arab Emirates April 08 , 2015

    Alongside its stunning designs and soaring skyscrapers, the GCC has become a world leader in artificial islands. We look at the billion-dollar islands in the sea that have transformed the Gulf coastline.

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  • GCC Construction Market to hit record high in 2016, says Tekla

    Saudi Arabia April 08 , 2015

    Tekla’s Structural Designer Software for the Middle East will help support technological Innovation for the GCC's $1 trillion mega-project market

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  • Tekla: GCC construction market to hit record high in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2015

    Structural designer software seeking a slice of the GCC’s $1 trillion project market by 2030

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  • New CEO to run Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building Project

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2015

    Mohamed Mubarak Al-Mazrouei will be responsible for heading Abu Dhabi Airport's $2.9 billion expansion project

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  • Work begins on another six pedestrian bridges across Dubai's main highways

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2015

    As part of ongoing safety initiative, the RTA built 22 pedestrian bridges in 2013 and 2014, and the new announcement means the total number constructed by 2016 will be 107.

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  • UAE backs major revamp of the Serbian capital but the waterfront development has divided residents

    Serbia April 02 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi-based developer Eagle Hills will commence the $3.26 billion Belgrade Waterfront project this year, transforming the city

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  • World Bank: $15.5 billion GCC Rail project on track

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2015

    More than $200 billion will be invested to develop about 40,000 kilometres of rail network across the GCC.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $2.94 billion Midfield Terminal 45% complete

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    The 700,000 sqm terminal and the extra runway to go with it are expected to increase airline passenger traffic into Abu Dhabi to more than 40 million a year.

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  • Dutch consider investment opportunities with Abu Dhabi Ports

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmad Aboutaleb and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Renée Jones-Boslead lead delegation on two-day visit to UAE

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  • How 3D modelling was used to form the distinctive sweeping arches at Abu Dhabi's new Midfield Terminal

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    Engineers from RMD Kwikform have used specialist 3D modelling techniques to design complex formwork and shoring solutions, to support the delivery of the new Abu Dhabi International Midfield Airport terminal.

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  • Dutch consider investment opportunities with Abu Dhabi Ports

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmad Aboutaleb and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Renée Jones-Boslead lead delegation on two-day visit to UAE

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC airport projects

    April 01 , 2015

    The Middle East is the air travel crossroads for the world and billions of dollars is being invested in airport expansion. Take a look at our Top 10.

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  • Clifford Chance advises on $10 billion Saudi Aramco facility

    Saudi Arabia April 01 , 2015

    The international law firm has been advising Saudi Aramco's lenders since 1979.

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  • New parks opening soon for Abu Dhabi suburbs

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2015

    Seven new parks will give residents living on the outskirts of the city the chance to enjoy the outdoors

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  • Musanada completes Ahmad bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2015

    Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque Project in Zakher, Al Ain will open on April 3, 2015.

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  • French company plans bid for next phase of Etihad Rail

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2015

    Keolis hopes to tap into the GCC's booming transport industry, currently worth $3 billion

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  • Report: Oil prices may impact hospitality sector

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2015

    New report by Ernst and Young says the hospitality sector in the MENA region may see a decline from the previous year if oil prices continue to slump

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  • Smiths Detection wins $125m Abu Dhabi Airport contract

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2015

    The company will supply a complete range of advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi Airport’s new terminal.

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  • Cloisall bags UAE airport deals totalling $202m

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2015

    Cloisall has won contracts worth $202 million to work on UAE airports.

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  • TAV wins IT infrastructure contract for Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2015

    TAV Information Technologies has won a $50m communication technologies tender held for Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).

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  • Malaysian construction firm gets Riyadh Metro contract

    Saudi Arabia March 26 , 2015

    Eversendai Corporation will carry out steel works and cladding for lines 1 and 2 of Riyadh Metro.

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  • Indian Nuberg secures $35 million contract for turnkey Saudi Arabia chemical plant

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia's First Greenfield Sulfolane Manufacturing Plant contract secured by growing Indian supplier Nuberg EPC

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  • Knauf insulates Abu Dhabi midfield terminal building

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2015

    The company is responsible for insulating the HVAC ducting and the pipes that support the HVAC network for the new Midfield Terminal Building of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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  • Flying high - GEZE building technology in the second highest building in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2015

    GEZE provides 2,500 door closers integrated into the doors ensure safe closing. The integrated door closers are completely set into the door leaf and the guide rail is visible only when the door is open.

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  • Abu Dhabi's Louvre welcomes its prize-winning architect

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2015

    Work on the spectacular roof of the new museum on Saadiyat Island is 30 per cent complete and on target for completion before the summer

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  • Dubai's Arabtec seeks to sell four Saudi units

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2015

    Despite earlier claims of expansion, Arabtec will sell all but one of its Saudi Arabian subsidiaries

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  • Saudi Aramco awards $283m residential contract to Dubai’s Arabtec

    Saudi Arabia March 24 , 2015

    The residential project in Al Dhahran will take 28 months to complete.

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  • Arabtec sees Q4 2014 net profit loss

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2015

    Arabtec profits were hit by non-recurring general and administrative expenses, which jumped 75 per cent to an estimated AED800 million

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  • Abu Dhabi to start work on 76 new projects

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2015

    The 76 approvals were granted in 2014 by the emirate’s strategic urban authority, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), which has delivered 428 projects and master plans since its inception in 2007.

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  • “Expo 2020 is the main driver for construction and infrastructure in the UAE”

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2015

    Hotel chief says the tourism will dictate growth in several sectors.

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  • Drake & Scull Rail targets major rail project awards in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2015

    Drake & Scull Rail projects include underground metro networks, high speed rail, urban commuter rail and iconic rail terminus and rolling stock maintenance depots.

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  • Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council divulges list of approved projects

    United Arab Emirates March 16 , 2015

    The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council approved 76 projects in 2014 including major new developments in Al Ain and Al Gharbia.

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  • Dubai Canal Phase 1 work 40% complete

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2015

    Works include elevating Sheikh Zayed Road above the Canal course

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International debuts in Abu Dhabi with newest launch

    United Arab Emirates March 10 , 2015

    The launch of the new hotel in Abu Dhabi brings the company's portfolio in the Middle East to up to eleven hotels and projects

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  • UAE minister says GCC rail's 2018 deadline may not be met

    United Arab Emirates March 09 , 2015

    Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi said that GCC leaders knew that some countries may face challenges meeting the deadline when they met in Kuwait three years ago.

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  • Dubai World Central targets Italian companies to attract foreign investment

    United Arab Emirates March 09 , 2015

    The DWC delegation met with prominent Italian-based companies with several business prospects for the country

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  • Hansgrohe adds contemporary elegance to Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 08 , 2015

    Located at Al Maryah Island, Four Seasons Abu Dhabi is expected to set new standards in hospitality.

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  • Etihad Rail hands over Operation Control Centre to Etihad Rail DB

    United Arab Emirates March 08 , 2015

    Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has officially handed over control of the Operation Control Centre (OCC) in Mirfa to Etihad Rail DB.

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  • Abu Dhabi Ports and Gulf Precast sign $13.6m agreement

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2015

    Khalifa Port has signed an investment-related agreement with Gulf Precast, the UAE's largest precast concrete company.

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  • UPDATE: Egypt, Arabtec to resume talks on $40bn housing project

    Egypt March 05 , 2015

    Arabtec Chairman Khadem Abdulla al-Qubaisi flew to Egypt yesterday to talk about the $40 billion plan to build one million homes in Egypt.

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  • GCC healthcare investment boom continues with a new $272m hospital tender in UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi unveils plan for biggest healthcare facility - part of GCC's predicted $133 billion spend by 2018

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  • IN PICTURES: GCC flagship green building projects

    Saudi Arabia March 04 , 2015

    A picture gallery of the top sustainable buildings in the GCC from the Ventures ME report 'Focus on Sustainability in Construction'

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  • $1 billion project launched in Dubai’s financial district

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2015

    ICD Brookfield Place will comprise a 50-storey office tower, hotel and retail outlets. The first tenants are expected in 2018.

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  • Ducab new campaign promotes standards and safer building practices

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2015

    Ducab, UAE-based manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, is attempting to drive conversation around safer building practices and fire safety.

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  • Royal Rose gets royal seal of approval

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2015

    The extravagant $191m hotel built in the style of a 17th Century French palace in Abu Dhabi was officially opened by HE Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan today

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  • Senaat to invest $1.3bn in industrial projects moving the UAE on from its oil foundation

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2015

    Company chairman HE Husain Jasim Al Nowais's billion dollar pledge to move country's development" "We are in fact so much more than just oil-producing nations and that our strength lies in the diversity of our crafts and our cooperation."

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  • UAE launches island to rival Ibiza in $1 billion Al Marjan development

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2015

    Dream Island, one of four in the $1 billion Al Marjan Island development, is being promoted as a venue that will rival one of Europe’s biggest party capitals.

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  • New Dubai Expo 2020 campaign will include 'everyone'

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2015

    Today is the launch of the 'For Everyone' #expo2020 campaign aimed to increase international understanding of the event's aims and objectives... and it will include a new logo design competition

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  • Dewan Architects & Engineers begin work on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2015

    Dewan Architects & Engineers have started work on the design of Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Emaar holds sales launch of 'Acacia at Park Heights' in Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2015

    The residential tower, Acacia at Park Heights, will be launched simultaneously in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Karachi and London on February 28 at 10am

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 UAE PROJECTS

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2015

    Here is The Big 5 Hub’s pick of the projects around the UAE, some are new, some are the re-launches of pre-crash plans, but all are spectacular.

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  • Parks Construction

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Hörmann Middle East completes sectional door projects in UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2015

    Hörmann Middle East has installed its technologically superior sectional doors in newly completed projects in UAE.

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  • The Italian job: how one nation's relationship with the UAE is set to grow

    Italy February 19 , 2015

    Italian trade minister praises UAE reception for 55 leading construction companies after a three-day trade mission to forge new partnerships for future projects

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  • The UAE inaugurates three micro grid solar plants in Fiji

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2015

    UAE-Pacific partnership fund provides project financing in Fiji with three new solar micro grid projects

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  • Double digit sales growth for Abu Dhabi real estate market for 2014, with stable outlook for 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2015

    Rental rates have increased by 10%, and 9% for apartments and villas. Whereas villa sales prices rose by 16% and apartments are up 15%.

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  • Geo-technical Studies

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2015 Read More
  • Soil Investigation Services

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2015 Read More
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    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2015 Read More
  • Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah to get a $62 million facelift

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2015

    Al Hamra Real Estate Development has awarded a $62 million (AED230m) contract to double retail space at Al Manar Mall.

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  • Antara project underway in Saudi by Gulf Related

    Saudi Arabia February 17 , 2015

    520 new homes for the Riyadh expatriate residential market completed by October 2016

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  • Hotel operators flock to Saadiyat Islands for new developments

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2015

    Jumeirah Group has inked a contract to build a $234m resort on Saadiyat Islands. Also under development on the island are the Saadiyat Rotana Resort, Hilton and Shangri-La.

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  • Aldar Properties net profit rises 7% in Q4 2014

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2015

    Aldar Properties issued its financial results for the 12 month period to December 2014, showing strong annual growth

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  • UAE officials highlight sustainable urban planning for achieving smart cities

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2015

    Leading UAE officials and experts identified the need for more sustainable urban planning to create smarter cities and livable communities at this year's Government Summit

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  • Dubai ranked most sustainable city in the GCC

    February 11 , 2015

    Dubai was ranked first within the GCC and 33rd overall on Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index of 50 prominent cities

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  • ETA Ascon wins ADNOC contract for a new international school

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded a contract for a new international school in Abu Dhabi to ETA Ascon Construction.

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  • Fujairah expanding international footprint in line with global energy sector transformation

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2015

    Fujairah has established itself as a leading bunkering and storage centre and is strategically positioned at the crossroads of a new energy corridor opening up East of Suez to Asia

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  • Water industry giant Suez Environment buys two firms

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2015

    Suez Environment, through its subsidiary Degremont has acquired a Canadian company, Poseidon and a British company, B&V Group.

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  • Tips for preventive home maintenance

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2015

    Preventive home maintenance is very important as it helps avoid failure and damage. By implementing a preventative maintenance plan, residents can limit the chances of costly repairs.

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  • Hill International signs three deals with ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2015

    Hill international signs three contract deals worth more than $900m

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  • Arabtec wins contracts worth $102m from Emaar

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2015

    Arabtec will build thousands of new villas at Dubai’s Al Mira Residences and Arabian Ranches

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  • Gemini begins construction at Khalifa Industrial Zone

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2015

    Construction work has begun on Gemini Building Materials' manufacturing facility at Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port

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  • Steel works on piers at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal Building 99% complete

    United Arab Emirates February 01 , 2015

    Steel work on Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) is 99% complete.

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  • Aster opens 100-bed hospital in Dubai's Mankhool area

    United Arab Emirates February 01 , 2015

    A new Aster Hospital has opened in Dubai’s Mankhool area.

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  • Oman's PAEW initiates $62m water projects in South Batinah

    Oman January 29 , 2015

    Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has pumped $62 million in water projects South Batinah.

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  • Mina Zayed District Development

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2015 Read More
  • Joint venture to build world’s first solar desalination plant in KSA

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2015

    Al Khafji desalination plant will be the first solar powered desalination plant in the world located in northwestern Saudi Arabia

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  • Joint venture to build world’s first solar desalination plant in KSA

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2015

    Al Khafji desalination plant will be the first solar powered desalination plant in the world located in northwestern Saudi Arabia

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  • Drake & Scull Dubai wins $49m Reef Residence contract in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2015

    Gulf Technical Construction Company, a subsidiary of Drake & Scull has won a $49 million project for the Al Reef Residence Tower in Dubai.

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  • Arabtec engineering arm lands $94m ADNOC housing contract

    January 25 , 2015

    Target engineering, an Arabtec subsidiary, was awarded the expansion of the Ruwais housing complex in Abu Dhabi

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  • ABB wins $28m order for power and water plant project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2015

    ABB has won a $28m contract to supply an electrical Balance-of-Plant (eBoP) solution for a new Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) project.

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  • Joint venture wins Dubai Expo 2020 project

    January 25 , 2015

    CH2M HILL and Mace will provide services and project management for the Expo's master-development project

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  • Mace appointed to project manage Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2015

    National Real Estate Company (NREC) has appointed Mace to project manage the development of Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi.

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  • New tower announced for Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle

    January 22 , 2015

    The 38-storey tower will have studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with seven retail units

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  • Dubai’s TECOM Investments signs for syndicated loan facility

    January 21 , 2015

    TECOM signed for a conventional and Islamic facility for 3.53 billion dirhams with an option to raise it to 4 billion dirhams

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  • Saudi Arabia's nuclear, renewable energy plans pushed back

    January 21 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia had previously planned to install 17 gigawatts of nuclear power by 2032

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  • Abu Dhabi developer TDIC confirms CFO departure

    January 20 , 2015

    Shaun O'Connor had been CFO of TDIC since June 2011 but left two months ago

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  • UAE Ministry of Environment and Water launches report ahead of ADSW

    January 19 , 2015

    The report throws the spotlight on UAE’s Green Growth Strategy to achieve long-term, sustainable economic development

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  • UAE's first nuclear energy plant reaches new milestone

    January 18 , 2015

    The completion of the dome marks the final structural component of the vast Reactor Containment Building (RCB)

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  • Masdar Institute Green Career Fair at ADSW to Cater to Growing UAE Interest in Sustainability Fields

    January 15 , 2015

    2.3 million have found jobs in the renewable energy sector in recent years and local numbers expected to grow following UAE Innovation Strategy announcement

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  • Work begins next month on new plant producing freshwater and power for UAE

    United Arab Emirates January 13 , 2015

    Work begins next month new facility in Abu Dhabi generating 1,600MW of electricity and millions of gallons of fresh water daily

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  • Hospital building continues to grow as GCC healthcare investment reaches record levels

    January 12 , 2015

    Demand for better healthcare promotes increased spending and development of new medical facilities in the GCC

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  • Tenders being floated for Packages 7, 8 & 9 for the Al Batinah Expressway

    Oman January 12 , 2015

    Oman tender board is floating the tenders for Packages 7, 8 & 9 for the Al Batinah Expressway.

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  • NTCC wins Etihad Rail’s contract for designing and building employee residences

    United Arab Emirates January 11 , 2015

    Etihad Rail is awarded National Transport and Contracting Company (NTCC) a contract to build employee residences in Mirfa.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel expands with 10 new hotels in the GCC

    January 11 , 2015

    The Group plans to open new hotels in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Iraq

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  • Al Jaber Group wins Abha Airport development project

    Saudi Arabia January 06 , 2015

    The project is worth an estimated price of SR1.8 billion ($480 million)

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  • Abu Dhabi roads win prestigious construction award

    December 30 , 2014

    Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel project won for achieving improved connectivity between landmarks in Abu Dhabi while providing a gateway to more development opportunities

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  • Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island on track for Q2 2016 opening

    December 23 , 2014

    Construction will now move forward with the completion of the façade and internal components to the hotel

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  • Abu Dhabi tops list of 'Construction Mega Cities'

    December 22 , 2014

    Abu Dhabi tops the list of Construction Mega Cities, with total project values close to US$480 billion, just ahead of London in second place (US$477 billion) and Dubai in third (US$394 billion)

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  • Mubadala 2015 projects to remain unaffected by decreasing oil prices

    December 18 , 2014

    Falling oil prices will not affect projects at Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment firm, in 2015.

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  • Diyar Al Muharraq joint venture unveils new waterfront development

    December 17 , 2014

    Diyar Al Muharraq has launched a joint venture with Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi to develop a project called Marasi Al Bahrain.

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  • GWC to develop $188mn Bu-Sulba Logistics Hub in Qatar

    December 17 , 2014

    Gulf Warehousing Company will develop the Bu-Sulba Logistics Hub for SMEs in Qatar.

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  • DSE wins $22.5 million healthcare project in Abu Dhabi

    December 16 , 2014

    Drake & Scull Engineering was awarded a $22.5 million (AED82.5m) healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Al Jaber Energy Services wins $125mn contract

    December 16 , 2014

    The project is a continuation of the three other ongoing projects AJES have on the four artificial islands located about 84km from Abu Dhabi

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  • 35th edition of The Big 5 achieves record-breaking visitor and exhibitor participation

    December 16 , 2014

    Region’s largest construction show welcomed 81,401 professionals

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  • Abu Dhabi bourse to see suspensions if stocks fall by 5%

    December 15 , 2014

    Suspensions would last for five minutes and would allow investors to review their trades and study information. By Reuters

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  • Dubai’s bourse posts biggest daily drop in six years

    December 15 , 2014

    Other GCC countries experienced the trend as panic selling spread throughout the region due to falling oil prices

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi dome lowered to final position

    December 14 , 2014

    The 7,000 tonne, 180-metre wide dome was lowered onto the four permanent piers of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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  • Tecnimont bags $2.2bn onshore contract for Abu Dhabi's Al Dabbi'ya development

    December 14 , 2014

    Tecnimont has won a $2.2bn onshore contract for Abu Dhabi's Al Dabbi'ya development.

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  • One year on Abu Dhabi’s most sustainable hotel is also the most popular with budget guests

    December 14 , 2014

    The first hotel in the emirate to win a two pearl green rating has seen occupancy rates of 89% - that’s 12 % above the average

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  • Abu Dhabi top official talks infrastructure and diversification in the GCC

    December 11 , 2014

    Abu Dhabi's Chairman of the Department of Finance spoke Wednesday about the need to diversify within the non-oil sectors, including infrastructure

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  • Knauf insulates Abu Dhabi midfield terminal building

    United Arab Emirates December 09 , 2014

    The company is responsible for insulating the HVAC ducting and the pipes that support the HVAC network for the new Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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  • New Scotland Yard bought by Abu Dhabi Financial Group for $580mn

    December 09 , 2014

    ADFG plans to redevelop the 55,000 square metre site in Central London into a world-class multi-use development

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  • Schneider Electric launches first Centre of Excellence

    December 09 , 2014

    The conglomerate has launched its first Centre of Excellence in Barcelona and is hoping to harness experience gained from working with over 200 cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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  • Schneider Electric launches first Centre of Excellence

    December 09 , 2014

    The conglomerate has launched its first Centre of Excellence in Barcelona and is hoping to harness experience gained from working with over 200 cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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  • Falcon Aviation Breaks Ground on $80 million VIP Completion Centre at Dubai World Central

    December 09 , 2014

    Falcon Aviation's new facility in Dubai World Central will cater to the growing demand of VIP aircrafts in the region.

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  • Manazel Real Estate announces launch of new medical city

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2014

    The Capital Healthcare project would consist of a new, 400-bed hospital as well as housing for doctors and hospital workers.

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  • Leminar Commences Operations in Kuwait

    December 08 , 2014

    Leminar Air Conditioning Company, the leading HVAC distribution company in the GCC, recently inaugurated their office and showroom in Kuwait City.

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  • Aldar rating raised to investment grade by Moody's

    November 30 , 2014

    Aldar Properties PJSC's credit rating has been upgraded to investment grade by Moody's Investors Service, citing the reduction of its financial leverage and development risk, and the increase in recurring rental income following the opening of Yas Mall and...

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  • Sharjah rents rise as demand outstrips supply

    November 27 , 2014

    The demand for affordable residential property is outstripping supply in Sharjah as rent prices continue to rise following similar trends in other cities

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  • David T’Kint: REINVENTION OF THE HOSPITALITY DESIGN INDUSTRY

    November 26 , 2014

    The Big 5 Hub talks to David T’Kint, Partner at Hirsch Bedner Associates about the company′s international presence and depth of experience.

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  • AED1.8 billion funding deal for London redevelopment

    United Kingdom November 25 , 2014

    Abu Dhabi investors have announced a AED1.8 billion financial deal for a major, high-end redevelopment project in central London

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  • Two Dubai Metro stations get new names

    November 25 , 2014

    Karama metro station is now called ADCB and Dubai Marina is now Damac Properties.

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  • Saeed Al Abbar: WHY MASDAR REMAINS A GREEN BENCHMARK

    November 25 , 2014

    Saeed Al Abbar, Director of AESG, held a seminar at The Big 5 Sustainable Design and Construction conference on November 18 regarding the Masdar Headquarters project in Abu Dhabi. By Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    November 24 , 2014

    With governments fully behind sustainable building a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet new standards and how suppliers can benefit.

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  • Dubai welcomes builders of the world

    November 17 , 2014

    UAE hosts more than 2,700 exhibitors for its biggest ever construction show.

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  • Why Masdar remains a green benchmark

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2014

    Saeed Al Abbar, Director of AESG, held a seminar at The Big 5 Sustainable Design and Construction conference on November 18 regarding the Masdar Headquarters project in Abu Dhabi. By Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

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  • Mashrabiya Reinvented: Double Façades, Persian Gulf Style

    November 13 , 2014

    Terri Meyer Boake is a Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Canada. She has authored 5 books and several journal articles.

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  • The Big 5, Middle East Concrete and PMV Live get even bigger in 2014

    November 12 , 2014

    A record number of exhibitors and educational events at this year’s exhibition, as the world comes to Dubai to be part of the GCC construction boom.

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  • TASWEEK announces H1 2015 start for Marrakesh Healthcare City hospital

    November 06 , 2014

    Tasweek Real Estate has announced that the 160-bed private hospital forming part of the Marrakesh Healthcare City (MHC) development in Morocco’s third largest city will be completed by Q4 of this year and commence operations by the first half of 2015.

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  • TDIC to complete phase 1 of high-Profile museums by 2017

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2014

    TDIC has announced that it hopes to complete Phase 1 of the Saadiyat Cultural District, including three high-profile museums, by 2017.

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  • ADPC welcomes Morgan Advanced Materials to Kizad

    November 04 , 2014

    Morgan Advanced Materials' CEO Mark Robertshaw and ADPC officials were joined by His Excellency Philip Parham, British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and key customer representatives for the ground-breaking ceremony for Morgan’s Middle East...

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  • Drake and Scull start work on DH172 million district cooling project

    November 03 , 2014

    Drake and Scull Engineering start work on a new district cooling plant in Abu Dhabi

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  • Macy’s to open first store outside of US in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2014

    Macy’s announced plans to open its first department store outside of the US in Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island.

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  • New report says GCC's green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 28 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 27 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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  • Why The Big 5 is the main focus for the region

    October 27 , 2014

    The Big 5 has changed and here Andy White, its Group Event Director, explains that new attractions are set to make this year’s event not only the largest, but its most successful.

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  • GCC MICE industry worth $1.3 billion poised for robust growth

    October 23 , 2014

    According to recent statistics, the GCC’s USD1.3 billion Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is set for continuous growth and expansion.

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  • The Rub of the Green

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2014

    The Oman Tourist Development Company (Omran) recently revealed plans to develop 12 new tourist sits aimed at improving the tourism revenue of the country. Among the potential sites are water parks, castles, forts and the building of eco-tourism resorts.Omran...

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