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  • Nakheel floats tender for Dragon City Warehouses works

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2017

    Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated a public tender for the construction and modification of infrastructure for Dragon City Warehouses in the emirate.

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  • Majid al Futtaim to build $81.7 million community mall in Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans to build a new community mall in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City with a total investment of $81.67 million.

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  • Construction to restart on stalled Dubai Water Land project

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Construction on Dubai’s mixed-use Wonder Land project is expected to start in Q1 this year following its restructuring by investment company Ento Capital.

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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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  • Nakheel and Centara to build $136 million beachfront resort

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to build a $136 million beachfront resort with a waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

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  • Sharjah to begin work on 8 power stations this year

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    Development work for 8 power stations is planned to start in Sharjah this year, an official source has revealed.

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  • Construction works on the world’s largest nuclear plant is on track

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is successfully moving towards a new phase in the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is now more than 50% completed.

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  • How will VAT affect the construction sector in the GCC?

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the UAE, announced early last year that a GCC-wide resolution covering the tax will come into effect in 2018, with countries given until the 1st of January 2019 to be fully implemented....

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  • New road to link UAE and Oman by 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A 15km extension of the new 6-lane Fujairah expressway connecting UAE and Oman will be ready by next year, officials have announced.

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  • Mega projects worth $208 billion planned for MENA this year

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A pipeline of about $208 billion of major contracts is scheduled to be awarded across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this year, a new report has shown.

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  • Dubai Economic Council enhances partnership with Bank of China

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The Bank of China is expected to play a role in some of the UAE's most important projects in infrastructure and other sectors.

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion awarded AED 725 million contract for Phase 1A6 of the DWTC One Central development

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) the contract to deliver Phase 1A6 of One Central, a major integrated Real Estate development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in...

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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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  • Mega maritime project, Dubai Harbour, launched

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.

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  • Qatar’s IHG announces IPO plans, plans to raise $138 million

    Qatar January 03 , 2017

    Investment Holding Group (IHG) plans to float on the country’s stock exchange, representing one of the first attempts by a family-owned firm to be listed on it.

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  • Why does Dubai lead the Middle East's smart city list?

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2017

    The UAE is making huge strides towards achieving its vision of becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the region’s frontrunner, due to its high-tech infrastructural approach.

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  • Road expansion in Dubai to ease traffic congestion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Emirates Road, previously known as the Bypass Road, will be completed along Dubai by Q4 2017.

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  • Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone launches second phase of expansion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is set to launch the second phase of expansion following the completion of infrastructure works.

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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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  • US-based firm to create 3D printed buildings in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    The Dubai Government will collaborate with US-based Cazza Construction Technologies to implement 3D printing systems in the emirate.

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  • The ‘Lampswithbenefits’ Initiative - Recycling Hazardous Spent Lamps

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    ‘Lampswithbenefits,’ a Dubai Municipality-approved lamp recycling programme by Lamps4U is at the forefront of sustainable solutions in the lighting industry, thanks to this initiative and a range of environmentally-friendly lighting products.

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  • AKOYA Play development will be set around a water park

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has introduced AKOYA Play, a collection of 3-bedroom villas in an international golf community set around a “one-of-a-kind” water park.

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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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  • Islamic Development Bank agrees $434 million funding for MENA projects

    Saudi Arabia December 28 , 2016

    Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $434 million funding for development projects in the MENA region.

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  • Dubai Municipality announces $680 million boost for markets

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2016

    Construction of several markets and commercial complexes, expansion and maintenance of existing ones and establishment of new markets at a total cost of $680 million is currently being undertaken, aimed at contributing to the revitalisation of economic...

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  • 27% increase in infrastructure allocation for the new year

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Infrastructure allocation has increased by 27% from what has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016, to reach 17% of total government expenditure, reflecting the emirate's concern for the gradual implementation of the Expo 2020 projects.

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  • Unprecedented number of construction plans for 2017 by Azizi with 50 new projects

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced plans to launch 50 new developments in 2017, comprising of residential, commercial and retail space.

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for marinas at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Dubai-based Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of 6 marinas at Deira Islands.

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  • Umm Al Quwaim free zone ready for Phase 2

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is ready to launch the second phase of its expansion project.

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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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  • GAC to build new contract logistics facility

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    Shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC Dubai has broken ground for a new contract logistics facility.

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  • "Engineering marvel" Saudi-Oman link road expected to open shortly

    Oman December 19 , 2016

    A 680 km-long road linking Oman with Saudi Arabia via the Empty Quarter is expected to open early 2017, the Saudi Transport Ministry has confirmed.

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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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  • 218,800 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218,800 rooms under construction in the region, a report by global hotel data provider STR indicates. The November 2016 Pipeline Report shows 159,922 rooms in 560 projects...

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  • First UAE water heater manufacturer to get the Emirates Quality Mark

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    EVERHOT water heaters have been the most popularly known brand in the UAE since 1974, marketed by Al Huraiz.

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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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  • Abu Dhabi approves infrastructure projects worth more than $43.5 million

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Infrastructure project works worth more than $43.5 million have been authorised by the executive committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

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  • US-based specialist launches upgraded crane operating system

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    American mobile crane specialist Link-Belt Construction Equipment has revealed an upgraded version of its crane operating system, comprising several new features based on operator and customer feedback.

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  • 15 contracts valued at $343 million awarded by DAMAC over four months

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Dubai’s real estate developer Damac Properties has announced that it has awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at a total of $343 million, between the August and November this year.

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai Municipality to set up building materials and fire-testing lab

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality plans to set up its own laboratory to test building materials and products for fire resistance in a bid to boost fire safety in buildings in the UAE.

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  • $125 million contracts awarded by Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2016

    Two construction companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $125 million to work on the expansion of the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South.

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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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  • New project to boost supply of primary building materials in Qatar

    Qatar December 12 , 2016

    A recently-opened conveyor belt project at Mesaieed Port will enable Qatar to increase the supplies of primary building materials from 17 million tonnes to 34 million tonnes a year, Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) Chief Executive Officer, Eisa Al...

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  • $1.3 billion contracts awarded for The Heart of Europe in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2016

    Developer Kleindienst Group has appointed main contractors to build The Heart of Europe (THOE) project at The World islands, off Dubai’s coastline.

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  • New $108.90 million mixed-use project in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Al Taif Investment, a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Fujairah Investment Establishment Ltd, is planning to develop the $108.90 million mixed-use Fujairah Business Centre UAE.

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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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  • 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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  • Construction begins on Emaar’s The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Emaar has announced that construction work has begun on its new development in Dubai Marina, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa.

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  • $5.7 million Pond Park project by Dubai Municipality completed

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality’s new and sustainable $5.7 million Pond Park project in Khawaneej-1 is complete and expected to open doors to the public soon.

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  • 52 hotels planned for Morocco by 2020; 3171 rooms by 2017

    Morocco December 05 , 2016

    Aggressive hotel construction projects are on the pipeline for Morocco, with 52 hotels being planned by 2020.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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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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  • How will VAT affect the GCC construction sector?

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    In February of this year, the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs confirmed the country would introduce VAT on selected goods and services in 2018. Here, industry experts comment on the implications for the construction industry.

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  • Schon unveils $870 million hospitality project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    iSuites, a $870 million home-grown hospitality portfolio has been unveiled by Dubai’s Schon Properties which will include 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site.

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  • Nshama awards $817 million contracts for Town Square project

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Construction contracts worth around $816.8 million have been awarded to different entities for eight residential projects and for infrastructure work by Dubai-based developer Nshama for its 750-acre Town Square development.

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  • More ambitious 3D-printed projects on the way for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Dubai will soon follow the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed building with more equally ambitious 3D printed projects, a design expert said during a presentation last week.

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  • 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City begins construction work

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Excavation works have commenced at the 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City development coming up in the Dubai South district, according to a company statement.

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  • Cayan Cantara twin-tower project signs up main contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji International has been signed as the main contractor for Dubai's Cayan Cantara development, a twin-tower project comprising residential and hospitality components.

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  • $90 million RAK housing project begins work

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    A $90 million housing project has been announced for UAE nationals in Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Nakheel awards Siemens contract to build 3 Deira Islands electrical substations

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Developer Nakheel has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the Deira Islands master project in Dubai.

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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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  • Nakheel completes $37 million works on Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    Nakheel has announced the completion of the $ 36.75 million expansion of the Ibn Battuta Mall, following the completion of a link connecting the mall with the Dubai Metro.

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  • Rubber World Industries to invest $2million expanding Ajman factory

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    A UAE-based manufacturer is to triple its capacity with a $2 million expansion of its factory in the Northern Emirate of Ajman.

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  • Innovative automated fuel stations from Ukraine at PMV LIVE

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    Robotanks from Ukraine, manufacturers of full-automated container fuel stations, exhibited at The Big 5 for the first time this year.

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  • Jafza sees 14% growth in building and construction sector

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The building and construction segment in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) posted a 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016.

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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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  • RTA to build $14.7 million Dubai-Hatta road

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    The RTA has will be building a road $14.7 million road, strategically linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, as part of the $354 million Hatta Master Development Plan.

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  • Work begins on $12.3 million Sharjah leisure development

    United Arab Emirates November 15 , 2016

    The Sharjah Investment and development Authority (Shurooq) has started work on its $12.25 million Al Badayer Desert Camp project, which is expected to open in Q4 2017.

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  • Lab planned for sustainable autonomous home models for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced plans to set up a laboratory specialised in conducting experiments and tests for its sustainable autonomous houses to check efficiency of devices, systems and materials.

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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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  • New logistics centre in Dubai to enhance support to construction

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    In a move to expand its reach to the construction and retail channels in the region, UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, NIA Limited, has opened its brand new headquarters at Jebel Ali...

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  • Dubai Water Canal is now officially open

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    Dubai’s most iconic and most-anticipated project is now open, marking the celebration with a beautiful display of fireworks and lights.

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  • Construction works begin on Majid Al Futtaim’s Oman mall

    Oman November 09 , 2016

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties has started construction works of Mall of Oman, featuring the sultanate’s largest indoor snow park and an edutainment centre.

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  • The Dubai Canal opens today

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2016

    The $735 million Dubai Water Canal will officially open today, three years after it was first announced and initiating a new dimension in Dubai’s lifestyle.

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  • Dubai Arena will be the biggest multi-purpose venue in the region

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    UAE-based Meraas has launched Dubai Arena, a new hi-tech multi-purpose venue, planned to become the biggest touristic destination for global events and live shows in the region.

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  • A view from space of the Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    A photograph of the Dubai Canal has been taken from space by DubaiSat-2, a satellite operated by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

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  • 222 buildings in Dubai are now connected with PV panels

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that 222 buildings have been installed with rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid in October this year as part of its Shams initiative.

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  • World's tallest, largest, smartest government building is taking shape in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has started construction of a new headquarters in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf - Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in the world.

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  • 5,000 new homes in Dubai, building construction up by 90%

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Construction in Dubai has gone up by 90.6% this year as compared to the number of buildings completed in 2015, according to a data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

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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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  • Emaar to launch residential tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC will be launching Al Murad, a new residential project in Al Barsha, according to company registered brokers.

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  • Macro wins FM contract with DMCC

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    International facilities management company, Macro has won a 3-year Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to maintain commercial tower, One JLT.

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  • Dubai Government chooses HSBC to arrange $3 billion airport financing

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    The Dubai government of has picked HSBC to arrange the initial $3 billion funding of the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to a statement on the UAE state news agency, WAM.

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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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  • UAE federal budget allocates $891 million for ministry projects & $771 million for power and water

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    As part of the $68 billion allocated to societal development over the next 5 years, the UAE Government has assigned $891 million for federal ministry projects, and $771 million for development of UAE power and water projects, which will be implemented by the...

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  • Sharjah's Al Majaz Waterfront phase 2 extension to be made by year-end

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, will finalise the new extension of the Al Majaz Waterfront tourist destination by the end of this year.

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  • Dubai buildings to get star ratings by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Dubai Land Department is expecting to complete its star rating system by the end of next year which will determine rental rates for properties, both residential and commercial.

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  • Expo 2020 construction – progress and re-purposing afterwards

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau has provided a progress update on the construction of Expo 2020, which will be inaugurated in just four years.

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  • More than 50% of construction completed on phase 2 of Dubai solar park

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Shuaa Energy 1, the primary investor and developer for the second phase of the Mohammad bin Rashid Solar Park has announced that it has crossed the 50% threshold for construction of the project.

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  • New $73.5 million institute in Dubai to support 6% growth for MENA design sector

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) to be set up by leading Dubai organisations in collaboration with US-based design schools MIT and Parsons, with plans to welcome its first students by fall 2018.

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  • UAE raises clean energy target to 27% by 2021

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    The UAE is raising its target for clean energy from 24% to 27% by 2021 as part of its commitment to global efforts to fight climate change.

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  • Water gets released into Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    Water has been released in Dubai Canal for the first time during its three year period of construction as part of a testing process.

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  • Dubai’s 3D printing industry receives $100 million boost

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    US multinational software corporation Autodesk announced its partnership with Dubai Future Foundation to offer investment from their new $100 million fund to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the 3D printing industry.

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  • RAK's Flamingo Townhouses will be delivered this month, ahead of time

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2016

    The second phase of Flamingo Townhouses in Ras Al Khaimah’s Mina Al Arab community will be handed over to customers this month, over 60 days ahead of schedule.

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  • $136.13 million development to become new social and retail hub in Dubai, opening next year

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    A new shopping mall and hotel are set to open in Motor City early next year, as part of an investment worth $136.13 million.

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  • $272 million Marasi Business Bay Promenade to open next month

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2016

    Expected to be the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, the Marasi Business Bay Promenade is scheduled to open next month, Dubai Properties has announced.

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  • SAP says they can save Dubai $5 billion in bold new infrastructure plans

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    SAP UAE Managing Director, Tayfun Topkoc, has announced that the company can save the government more than $5 billion over the next five years.

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering signs distributor agreement with EuroVentus

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Al-Futtaim Engineering (AFE) has entered into a partnership agreement with EuroVentus to collaborate on future projects across the UAE. The agreement was signed by Dawood Ozair, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies and Qais...

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  • Three new properties announced by Ascott in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 18 , 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East announcing new contracts to manage three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of...

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  • New 45-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai by SP International

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has announced the launch of Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai, its first real estate project outside India.

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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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  • $8.17 billion Desert Rose project well on track

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2016

    Expected to house 160,000 people, work on the ambitious $8.17 billion Desert Rose smart satellite city has reached a detailed design stage.

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  • $41 million project to house 8,000 by UAE facilities management firm

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Farnek will invest around $41 million for a new staff accommodation centre at DIP, which will also incorporate a complete energy management system.

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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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  • $15m Dubai hotel deal is first in a bundle of projects by Egypt’s Arab Contractors

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The $15 million Dubai hotel construction contract is the first phase in a bundle of projects worth $163 million, company says.

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  • Emaar breaks ground on world’s tallest tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The skyscraper will anchor the redevelopment of the Dubai Creek

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  • Expert predicts 4% growth for the UAE construction sector, as $45 billion in contracts are lined up for 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    With 2017 bringing us closer to Expo 2020 Dubai, construction work is moving apace on projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai South. It therefore comes as no surprise that the construction sector in the UAE is forecast to grow by approximately 4% next...

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  • $272 million housing project planned for Ajman, UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme will build 729 housing units in Ajman. The $272 million (AED 1 billion) project will be the programme’s largest residential complex, since its inception in 1999 and is part of a move to enhance social stability for citizens...

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  • Dubai Municipality approves projects worth $4.2m

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The projects are part of a government strategy to improve services and are designed to meet green building standards

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  • Construction started on Middle East’s largest solar rooftop project

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai-based ports operator DP World has begun construction on the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East. The project will see the installation of 88,000 solar panels that will produce enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year.

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  • Arabtec to build new hotel in Dubai Internet City

    October 04 , 2016

    The UAE’s largest listed builder, Arabtec, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract to build a hotel in Dubai Internet City.

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  • Qatar to lead Middle East & North Africa in green buildings by 2030

    October 04 , 2016

    Qatar expects the highest number of green / carbon-neutral buildings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by 2030.

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  • DEWA awards 3D-printed laboratory project to Convrgnt Value Engineering

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The laboratory will be built as part of the Research & Development (R&D) centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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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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  • Al Thuriah Launches Sahara Tower 6, built to the UAE’s Green Building regulations and specifications

    September 29 , 2016

    - Sahara Tower 6 to be completed in Dec 2019. - One, two and three bedroom apartment units. - Foundation is laid and development is underway.

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  • Qatar to have highest number of 'green' buildings in MENA by 2030

    Oman September 29 , 2016

    The country has accelerated its efforts to build greener and more sustainable buildings in the last 10 years

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  • The UAE maintains top position in the GCC in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

    September 28 , 2016

    The UAE has maintained its top position for competitiveness in the GCC, moving up one position to 16th in the Global Competitiveness ranking in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017.

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  • Mall of the World project now under Dubailand entertainment initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2016

    Senior official gives updates on the recent developments for what will be the most extensive shopping district in the world

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  • Azizi Developments unveils AED 250 million residential project in Dubai, located near the site of Expo 2020

    September 28 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence, a modern, urban-luxury development located in the Al Furjan area of Dubai, close to the site of Expo 2020.

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  • Ground officially breaks on Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    More than 4.7 million cubic metres of sand has been moved ahead of the main construction phase

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  • Dubai Tourism begins implementation of Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    The move comes as a way to support more sustainable industry practices that benefit the hospitality industry and community

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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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  • Cave of Miracles approved for Dubai Quran Park project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The project consists of 12 gardens, containing plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to solar trees with a unique design inspired by the Arab and Islamic calligraphy

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  • Emaar launches new beachfront project in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The centrepiece of the development will be a tower measuring over 290 metres in height.

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  • PPPs to provide greater opportunities for GCC contractors

    September 25 , 2016

    Study reveals that the adoption of the PPP model has proven strongest in the UAE, Kuwait and Egypt as the countries with the most developed project pipelines

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  • ‘Brexit’ move tips scale in GCC’s favor

    September 21 , 2016

    New report sheds light on new economic reality for GCC countries after Brexit

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  • GE unveils new technology to strengthen efficiency of region's solar industry

    September 20 , 2016

    GE's Silicon Carbide technology provides 99% European Union level power conversion efficiency, enabling unprecedented productivity

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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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  • The launch of the first ever Windows, Doors & Façades event

    September 19 , 2016

    Trade show highlights solutions on how to balance complex design with safe materials

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  • Lootah Real Estate Development breaks ground on'The Waves' at Al Barsha South project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2016

    The company has investments exceeding 550 million dirhams of upscale residential villas and apartments, studios and duplex apartments

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  • Alumil provides platinum service

    September 18 , 2016

    The company will provide insight and expertise at this year’s event as an industry leader in aluminium systems

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  • UPDATE: Jumeirah Central project to be built in phases

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The project will be home to around 35,000 residents and will host 100,000 people annually when it is completed

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  • GCC delivers on $2 trillion mega-projects with European best practices

    September 05 , 2016

    GCC planners and developers are localising best practices from Europe to enhance the worker and visitor experience

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  • REPORT: Riyadh needs more affordable housing

    Saudi Arabia September 05 , 2016

    Chestertons KSA has released its Q2 2016 report for Riyadh, the first ever analysis of the Saudi capital by the leading property consultant.

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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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  • Six firms chosen for Nakheel’s Jebel Ali project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    A construction tender is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 and is anticipated for completion in 2020

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  • MAG Property Development Reports Robust Growth for Q3

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    AED 5 billion of projects delivered with another 5 billion of projects in development

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  • Dubai announces Jumeirah Central mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The new development is said to be a "futuristic mini-city" accomedating100 million visitors

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  • Mall of the World project shifts to new location

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2016

    Dubai Holding says a new location comes from a need to spread Dubai’s mega-developments across a wider area

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  • DAFZA signs landmark MoU with China to strengthen ties between Asia, Middle East

    September 01 , 2016

    Agreement aims to exchange expertise and experiences as well as expand bilateral cooperation

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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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  • 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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  • 210m walkway links Dubai Metro to Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The new walkway will allow passengers of buses and nearby metro station direct access to the mall.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex re-brands to Multiplex

    August 31 , 2016

    The contracting company will remain under the ownership of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU)

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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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  • Over 500 hotels currently in the pipeline in the Middle East

    August 30 , 2016

    About 501 hotels, totalling 144,321 rooms, are in various stages of development pipeline in the region

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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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  • wasl Group launches ‘Port Views’

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The new project is spread over an area of 1 million sq. ft. with more than 1,477 residential units

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  • Oman rail on track, officials say

    Oman August 28 , 2016

    The rail network will link three major ports and will provide a vital boost to the country's logistics sector

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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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  • City Centre Ajman gets a $163 million extension

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2016

    Majid Al Futtaim announced redevelopment plans for City Centre Ajman

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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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  • Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit expresses his pride on Dubai's green initiatives and exactly why it is imperative...

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  • GCC to have near-term relief from oil spike, says Moody's

    August 23 , 2016

    GCC's funding shifts more towards debt issuances this year

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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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  • Qatar's $2bn power project to pick up next phase

    Qatar August 22 , 2016

    Qatar is expected to generate about 11,000 MW of electricity and 490MGID of water by the end of 2018

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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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  • Alubond sets up 6m sqm of A2 production capacity in UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Alubond invests 50 million in A2 fire resistant panel production, the first in the UAE

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Biggest Solar Projects in the MENA

    August 21 , 2016

    MENA is going green. More and more countries are looking to renewable resources for energy and sustainability. Here are the top 10 biggest solar projects in the region.

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  • Azizi developers acquires plots in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    Azizi Developers has invested more than $1.22 billion in Dubai's real estate sector

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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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  • UAE's Construction job sector is trending

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Online job postings in the sector has seen a 6% increase

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  • Over 25,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Construction projects in Dubai have increased by 20% in the last year, according to Dubai Municipality

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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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  • How knowledge of Finance will keep engineers safe

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Expert expresses the importance of professionals in the construction industry to know the basics of finance

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  • Net Profit drops 37.4% in Dubai's Damac Properties

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties reported a 37.4% fall in second-quarter net profit on Sunday.

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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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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts to open its doors on October 31st

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    The much-anticipated destination will include three theme parks and a retail, dining and entertainment 'experience'

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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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  • Shaikh Mohammad approves RTA's 2030 plan

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    Shaikh Mohammad approves 2030 strategic plan at Umm Ramool, RTA HQ

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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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  • Saudi looks to 3D-printing to solve housing crisis

    Saudi Arabia August 07 , 2016

    WinSun Decoration Design Engineering hopes to harness 3D technology and embrace sustainable construction in Saudi

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  • Industrial rents dry out with summer months

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Core Real Estate research shows that Dubai's industrial rents have fallen

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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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  • Imdaad wins waste management deal with Union Coop

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Leading FM and waste management firm to implement retail waste management solutions for supermarket chain

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 biggest castles in the world

    July 31 , 2016

    Castles were meant to be unbeatable structures that showed off the power of the Empire. Here's a list of the top ten biggest castles in the world.

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  • Tristar wins contract to deliver infrastructure works at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Master developer Dubai South awards the contract for work at its flagship Residential District

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  • Dubai's Emaar Malls Q2 profit rises 11.2%

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Quarterly revenue was 785 million dirhams, up from 721 million dirhams a year earlier.

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  • DP World signs MoU to develop Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Agreement has been signed with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation

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  • Saudi, South Africa lead power generation construction in MEA

    Saudi Arabia July 27 , 2016

    “Gas, oil and coal power continues to play a significant role in the power strategy for most of the countries studied as ongoing power demands from growing populations and increased industrialization drive investment in these sectors," said Neil Martin,...

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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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  • 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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  • Land prices likely to rise along Dubai Route Expo

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Developers are expected to take advantage of accessibility afforded by the network

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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 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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  • Fire breaks out at Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Fire and police crews are at the blaze, while videos show debris falling from the building

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  • GCC spending on facades to grow to $12bn by 2024

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Architects and developers need to prioritise lower heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy efficiency, report finds

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  • Brexit unlikely to have lasting effect on Dubai market, says report

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2016

    Any negative impact on Dubai is expected to be 'temporary', according to JLL

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  • Labourers paid less than $544 a month to get free accommodation

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said the ruling would be rubber-stamped by the end of year.

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  • 47 firms caught flouting midday work ban in UAE

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has recorded 99.8% level of compliance for the midday break

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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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  • Dubai South awards contracts worth $270mn

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    A number of contracts have been signed with a number of companies, including Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, and Tristar Engineering & Construction

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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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  • Dubai's observation wheel given new name

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2016

    The soon-to-be world’s highest observation wheel has hit a new construction milestone, and been given a rebrand

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  • Fujairah National Construction Company wins Mag 5 Boulevard deal

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    MAG 5 Property Development has awarded the main contractor contract for its $190mn affordable housing project

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  • Arch of Khalifa International Stadium completed

    Qatar July 10 , 2016

    Last 22m segment of arch of the new stadium has been installed at a height of 120m

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  • EPC contract awarded for Phase 1 of Hassyan clean energy project

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2016

    The first unit of the breakthrough projectis expected to be operational by March 2020 - before Expo 2020 in Dubai

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  • Farnek bags IMG Worlds of Adventure MEP contract

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The firm has been awarded an initial 15-month contract, which will include MEP maintenance of the full IMG Worlds of Adventure site

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  • UAE group to invest in Australian hospitality project

    United Arab Emirates June 30 , 2016

    The project is expected to inject A$60 million into the region’s economy for each year of construction

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 infrastructure work to begin 'shortly'

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    Government minister says that Dubai is hoping to complete all major construction on the site a full year before the event's opening ceremony

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  • Brexit unlikely to have much effect on Middle East markets, say industry figures

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar has signalled its intent to continue with its UK investments, while property firm Cluttons believes Middle East investors could benefit from falling value of sterling

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  • Masdar, DEWA team up for third phase of record-breaking solar park in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030

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  • ACC to build new Mashreq HQ in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Contractor will complete the 35-storey tower in 28 months, with the completion date pencilled in for April 2019

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  • Cavendish Maxell appoints Nigel Armstrong as new CEO

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Armstong will begin the role at the beginning of July and will oversee a team of more than 60 people across eight departments

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  • Smart Dubai showcases Happiness Agenda strategy at DEWA

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    It is the first in a plan of meetings that the SDO intends to hold with its strategic partners to explain Smart Dubai initiative for implementing the Happiness Agenda

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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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  • Cayan Group eyes plots in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The group is looking at buying land after a decree was issued last week allowing non-UAE citizens full ownership of land for three plots in Dubai South

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  • Dubai ruler launches 2030 Dubai Industrial Strategy

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The strategy aims to develop and implement long-term industrial policies to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the industrial sector in Dubai and across its free zones.

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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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  • Bee'ah signs five year contract with Al Kalba Municipality

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The company will provide waste management services for public, residential, commercial and agricultural areas

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  • Imdaad laucnhes innovative green solution for spent CFLs

    June 23 , 2016

    Discarded fluorescent bulbs to be collected & recycled to avoid landfill disposal

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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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  • New law allows non-UAE citizens to buy land in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2016

    The decision adds new land plots to the freehold area in Dubai World Central available for non-UAE nationals in Dubai

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  • Midday break for workers starts in the UAE, ministry confirms

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The ministry said that daily working hours must not exceed eight hours in either day or night shift

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  • Al Ashram Investments, Aramex sign strategic agreement

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company will build Aramex’s new Express Courier Facility in Dubai on a build-to-suit/ leaseback basis

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  • Dubai rent prices at lowest point in 2 years

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    Prices are expected to continue to fall in the coming months

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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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  • Positive outlook for Dubai's residential market

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    According to a report, the prime residential market will benefit from limited availability in the few established areas and the steady demand

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  • Dubai ruler endorses EC3 project for EXPO 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    The facility will be the first of its kind in the Middle East in controlling, coordinating and integrating various transit modes

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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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  • Dubai house prices hit plateau

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The May 2016 ValuStrat Price Index (VPI) showed that there’s a “clear trend of a plateau” in Dubai’s residential prices

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  • Dusit to break ground on new Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The Dusit Princess ACES Dubai will be located in the Jumeirah Village Circle

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  • DEWA to build world's biggest Concentrated Solar Power project

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    The project is part of a wider plan for clean energy sources to provide 75% of Dubai's power by 2050

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  • RTA launches revised strategic plan 2016-2020

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    RTA's revised strategic plan is in line to render Dubai the smartest city in the world

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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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  • 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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  • REPORT: GCC projects worth $2trn in pipeline

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Construction, transport and power are forecast to be the leading sectors, with shares of 52 per cent, 19 per cent and 11 per cent.

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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 Parks & Resorts raises $460mn for Six Flags project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The oversubscribed rights issue will be used to fund new park that will open in Q4 2019

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  • Burj Al Arab unveils new beach terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The private facility at the self-styled seven star hotel stretches out 100m into the sea

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai investors urged to explore ‘less visible’ opportunities

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Sectors such as education, serviced apartments and industrial reported to be gaining traction with investors

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai partners with Emirates

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Emirates’ extensive route network to over 150 destinations means that it is well placed to support Expo 2020 Dubai in attracting 25 million visitors, 70% of whom are expected to travel internationally to visit the Expo.

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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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  • Mohammad Bin Rashid opens Burj Al Arab Terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    The terrace includes Scape Restaurant, two pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with day and sunbeds.

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  • Rock solid outlook for Middle East stone industry

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    Experts at this week's Middle East Stone event believe the future is bright, as companies look to expand at home and abroad

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  • How Dubai is reducing its waste… to zero

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The man responsible for Dubai Municipality’s recycling plans Abdul Majeed Abdulaziz Saifaie explains his vision of zero waste for the emirate by 2030.

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  • World’s first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The innovative structure next to Emirates Towers in Dubai took 17 days to print, and was installed on site in two days.

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  • Solar energy student contest in Dubai to build on COP21

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Competition will seek to bridge gap between education and industry, trip to Munich and cash prizes await winning teams

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  • Plans for $272m Dubai Canal project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Marasi Business Bay development, launched by Dubai Properties Group, is set for completion by 2023

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  • FM EXPO: FM industry gets technology boost

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    ROSMIMAN® Facilities is a web enabled system used by more than 10,000 customers in more than 15 countries.

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  • Saudi-Egyptian joint venture to build $3.6bn project

    Egypt May 25 , 2016

    The development will include 2 sq km of residential units and create more than 200,000 jobs.

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Best hygiene in MENA

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    "As one of the region’s most comprehensive and organised events that focuses on sustainable services for the community, this is an ideal venue to highlight the importance of personal, communal and global cleaning, sanitation and hygiene for a disease-free,...

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  • FM EXPO: Boosting FM globally

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Farnek is embracing technology and utilising it to showcase its alliances and broader FM capability.

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  • Outdoor Design & Build: Building a sustainable legacy

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Danish firm Thors-Design says that the United Arab Emirates has taken sustainability to its heart

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  • Styro eyeing Dubai Expo 2020 contracts

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Walid Wakim, GM of Styro, says that the company hopes to hear good news before the end of the year

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Paper towels becoming obsolete

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The Dyson Airblade hand dryer produces up to 71 per cent less CO2 than paper towels and is able to dry 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

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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: The synthetic choice

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    While the initial cost of installing is high, upkeep of artificial grass is much less expensive.

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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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  • Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists in 2020

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Visitors from the GCC countries topped the list of Dubai tourists, making up 25 per cent of the total number of tourists from around the world in Q1 2016.

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  • Falconcity of Wonders eco-campaign to support Dubai's 'green' vision

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The ‘Save the Nature’ contest challenges the community to create sustainable future in support of Dubai’s ‘green’ agenda

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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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  • Limitless to make early $560mn payment to banks and creditors

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    The company has successfully restructured its agreement with lenders, and will pay back more than $1.2bn in total

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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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  • Parsons awarded UAE deep wastewater tunnels project

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate

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  • SITE VISIT: Al Zorah mixed use development in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The UAE's smallest emirate, Ajman is seeing a boom in development as it focuses on tourism and industry growth. It is proving to be one of the most exciting development destinations in the GCC.

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  • Energy efficient buildings could save GCC billions of dollars

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    New energy efficient technology could save the region as much as $3.5bn, a report has found

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  • Healthcare projects to drive investment in GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    Healthcare industry is expected to need an additional 1500 beds by 2020

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  • Dubai to build new $3.4bn sewage system by 2021

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    This project will save millions annually spent by the government on operating and providing maintenance works for ageing infrastructure.

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  • Sharjah halts cladding use pending new fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The Sharjah Civil Defence would be upgrading its fire engines with GPS systems to quickly reach the location of fires.

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  • Masterplan for Tilal City project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    Six community mosques have been included in the plans for the $653.4mn project

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  • Middle East Waste and Recycling to kick off as Dubai targets Zero Waste by 2030

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The UAE has adopted specific measures to achieve the ‘zero waste’ objective and successfully divert 75 per cent of waste from landfills by 2021.

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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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  • ACC wins Boulevard Point contract

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The 63-Storey Tower will be built in Downtown Dubai

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  • The future of building technology

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Smart skyscrapers are able to achieve significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials in terms of structure, appliances, electrical systems, plumbing, and HVACR.

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  • More expats considering buying property in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    Two thirds of expatriates said they would consider splashing out on property in the emirates

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  • Sharjah to study warm environment infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    MoU signed with the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering

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  • Building the next ‘Smart City’ powered by the Internet of Things

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    As the UAE ushers in a new era of advancement, much has been predicted and promised about the integration of ICT into every aspect of the completed city developments. By Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE, HPE Aruba

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  • IN PICTURES: Dubai Ruler reviews Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium designs

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum looked at a number of designs

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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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  • 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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  • Follow the leader

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    Senior Managing Director Dawood Bin Ozair talks about how Al Futtaim Engineering is perfectly placed to capitalise on GCC markets, specifically Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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  • Fire engulfs factory fiberglass factory in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    Workers were evacuated from the factory located in Ajman’s industrial area, no casualties were reported.

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  • Dubai Courts agrees first PPP project intiative

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    The car park will be part of a larger project, which will include the new Supreme Court

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  • Egyptian banks arrange biggest ever loan to build 500,000 homes

    Egypt May 09 , 2016

    NBE, Banque Misr, and Banque Du Caire will contribute EGP6.33bn each to the loan while the HDB's share amounts to EGP1bn.

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  • VP views designs of Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The stadium will include a training hall, 5,000 car park, a sports museum and conference halls

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  • Penspen seals design consultancy contract with ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Firm will provide detailed engineering services for the modification and upgrade of various terminals and depot facilities

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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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  • 800,000m2 of Dubai office space to complete in next three years

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Demand is outstripping supply in some areas, boosted by start-up businesses and SMEs

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  • Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with $82m Glamz Residence

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Danube had successfully floated the idea of home ownership two years ago as record numbers of customers joined the sustainable affordable housing bandwagon

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  • Suitable management of medical waste

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    With medical tourism set to reach 500,000 a year by 2020, the generation of medical waste in the UAE is forecast reaching 35 tons per day in 5 years.

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  • Oman delays ambitious GCC rail project

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    Senior official did not confirm when the project would be re-launched

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  • PwC Middle East acquires HLP Consulting

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    HLP to improve PwC’s ‘existing capabilities in the region’

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  • Emaar’s profit reaches $328m in Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Emaar is launching a new Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour and expanding The Dubai Mall, in addition to rolling out 35 new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai and other international markets.

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  • DEWA receives five bids for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    The lowest recorded bid at the opening of the envelopes was US 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

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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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  • JAFZA Bridge project announced by RTA

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Bridge will cost around $28.6mn to build and is slated to take 18 months

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  • Atlantis The Palm to get $100m revamp

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    The hotel is currently in the mock-up stages to finalise the new room designs.

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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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  • Dubai: 25% of all buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2016

    The value of 3D printing technology based construction sector in Dubai will be $816 million (AED3bn) by 2025.

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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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  • IN PICTURES: Award-winning Dubai Expo 2020 designs

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Thirteen of the world's leading architectural firms took part in the Expo 2020 pavilion design competition. We look at the winners.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices to fall further

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The first quarter saw a 2.7% drop in rents, with a further drop of 3% to 5% expected later in the year.

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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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  • Emaar reveals plans for 35 new hotels & residences

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2016

    The new openings will take the total number of new hotel rooms being added by Emaar Hospitality Group in the UAE to 3,835 and the number of new serviced residences to 4,249.

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  • GCC Rail project to create 80,000 jobs

    April 26 , 2016

    Beginning from Kuwait City and ending in Muscat, the total cost of the 2,117-km railway is estimated at $15.4 billion, including the cost of two new causeways.

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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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  • Emaar says fire-hit Address hotel will not reopen in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    “There had been no negative impact on Emaar's balance sheet from the hotel's temporary closure.”

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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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  • Dubai developer says 14 affordable housing projects are in the pipeline

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    Ellington Properties says 14 new projects in Dubai will add more than 2,200 residential units including apartments, townhouses and villas to the market.

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  • Danube awards $50.4m construction contract for residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    While the market sentiments are down, Danube has been busy carving its own niche in the affordable housing segment.

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  • Dubai set to release tougher fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The new code will seek to address issues related to aluminium cladding in the wake of at least a dozen tower fires in the UAE since 2012.

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  • Switzerland becomes first nation to confirm Expo 2020 participation

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The country will have a $15.5m (AED57m) pavilion at the event. It will showcase its research capacity in the fields of renewable energy, mobility and the environment at the Expo.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices down by 10% in Q1

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    A total of 2,200 units were added to Dubai's residential property supply in the first three months of 2016 and rents decreased by 5 per cent.

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  • Emaar to pay 15% dividend after ‘severe’ cost cuts

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    Mohamed Alabbar says he was ‘really scared’ of the market conditions this year.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DEWA makes progress on substations for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Three 132/11 kilovolt main substations named Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity are being built at the cost of $114m.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property market starts to recover

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2016

    Eight off-plan residential projects were launched in the first quarter, adding more than 2,000 units to Dubai’s residential pipeline by 2021.

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  • dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa expands into North Africa

    Morocco April 18 , 2016

    INDEX North Africa & The Big 5 Construct North Africa launch in a regional economy poised to record growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent by 2020

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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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  • 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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  • Sharjah awards $34.2m power plant contract

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2016

    Scan Electromechanical Contracting Company will install and commission a 180 MW Siemens power plant and connect it to Al Hamriyah Power Station in Sharjah within a period of 20 months.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 facts about Emaar’s The Tower

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a $1bn tower in Dubai, which is set to be taller than the Burj Khalifa. Dubbed simply ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour development. Here is what we know so far.

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  • Siemens signs MoU for UAE power plant

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Siemens will submit a 2,200 megawatt (MW) turnkey solution under the terms of the agreement

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saudi company plans up to $12bn power investment in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia April 10 , 2016

    ACWA Power’s projects in Egypt until 2021 are forecast to add around 10,000 megawatts to Egypt's national electricity grid.

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  • Dubai approves $354m sewage plant expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    Second phase of Jebel Ali treatment plant gets a green signal for expansion. It will double the capacity of the sewage plant to 675,000 cubic metres per day.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed approves 6 Dubai megaprojects

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    As part of Dubai’s goal to become a sustainable city by 2021, Sheikh Mohammed also signed the ‘palm document regulations’ yesterday, which will evaluate green buildings.

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  • UAE truck manufacturers eye African markets

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    Gorica and Mammut keen on expansion in East Africa. Mammut says oil-producing markets in Africa have been hard hit by low crude prices.

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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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  • Damac reveals possible US expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    The Dubai-based developer also said it will further expand into the London market with a new up-scale project

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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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  • Eight UAE universities confirmed for Intersolar’s green challenge

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge will involve choosing a government building and retrofitting renewable components to achieve at least 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumed.

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  • Dubai’s DEWA develops drones to improve infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Sirb initiative comprises a fleet of high-end drones used to support Dubai’s infrastructure and contribute to providing efficient and easy-to-use services.

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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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  • 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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 rides at Motiongate Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Motiongate Dubai looks set to open in October this year. It will have 27 rides and attractions in total, all centred around 13 Hollywood films. The Big 5 Hub lists ten of the best rides the theme park is set to offer.

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  • Conference held for phase 3 of Al Maktoum Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Phase 2 of the project will be operation in April 2017, says HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

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  • Ajman Ruler applauds civil defence for fire operation

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Shaikh Humaid orders to provide all necessary assistance to affected people; accommodate them in hotels until a suitable housing is arranged for them.

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  • Egypt reviews $1.1bn solar energy project

    Egypt March 30 , 2016

    The project is located in one of Egypt's border governorates. The fund is also considering contribution to the capitals of three other projects.

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  • Dubai’s new law could address affordable housing woes

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    A proposed law by Dubai Municipality calls for mandatory 15-20 per cent affordable housing in future residential developments across the emirate.

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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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  • Huge blaze at Ajman tower continues into morning

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the UAE, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, visited the site oversaw the efforts by the civil defence to put out the fire.

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  • Korea-led consortium signs $20bn Saudi housing MoU

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2016

    The development will reportedly represent the largest ever project that a Korean builder has clinched from a foreign country

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  • DEWA to build 64 main substations over next three years

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    "DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al...

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  • Dubai ruler reviews $2.2bn One Central project

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed reportedly reviewed the detailed model of the upcoming mixed-use project, being developed and managed by the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis investments $980m in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    DSO registered a 38 per cent increase in the number of companies operating in technology free zone

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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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  • Plans for Dubai Opera house opening revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The iconic venue - the city's first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre will seat up to 2,000 for a theatrical production and up to 1,000 for a gala dinner.

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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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

    March 23 , 2016

    From Sydney to Singapore, millions of people in 178 countries reportedly switched off lights for an hour starting at 8:30 local time in support of the campaign, which was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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  • Dubai theme park set to open in October

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Motiongate is part of the $2.9bn (AED10.5bn) Dubai Parks and Resorts, a 2.3 million sqm development off Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.

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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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  • UAE company launches new sliding door system

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The multifunctional manual sliding door system is dorma+kaba’ s newest addition with easy installation and hassle free retrofit. It is suitable for wood and glass panel solutions.

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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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  • Kenya Government kicks off Mombasa Bridge design

    Kenya March 21 , 2016

    The final report and designs are expected to complete by the end of this month.

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  • Emaar to award Opera Grand construction contract in May

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    66-storey residential tower offering 200 apartments to be ready in Q1 2019

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  • GCC construction salary increases slow to 6.1 per cent

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    An increasing number of firms have been reducing headcount, particularly in energy and construction, the report noted.

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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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  • 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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 African building & infrastructure projects

    March 16 , 2016

    Africa is fast becoming a key market for the building sector and forecast to present massive opportunities over the next few years. The Big 5 Hub looks at ten of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects being carried out in the continent.

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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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  • Sharjah contractors welcome quick payments

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    The new payment system will boost competitiveness among contractors and enable them to deliver projects according to schedule.

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  • Chemical distributors unite in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Modern chemical distribution offers not just storage and transportation but also formulation expertise and technical services that enable coatings producers to find more value and high performance materials.

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  • Dubai show’s brush with sustainable coatings

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Thousands have arrived in Dubai for one of the biggest events in the paint and coatings sector in the region.

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  • Innovative Ti-Pure solutions

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    The global titanium dioxide market is poised to touch $31.19bn by 2022, led by growing consumption of whitening pigment in the paints and coatings industry.

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  • Dubai office space seen growing 7% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2016

    The report forecast that the trend in increasing office space will continue in 2016 and over the next few years

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  • Nakheel backs cancer awarness boat cavalcade in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The Pink Caravan arrives in the emirate tomorrow on its UAE-wide promotion of screenings and protectection for women

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  • Al Maha Ceramics makes big business in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    The company displayed its attractive eye-catching designs of "Digiplus" range of Ceramic tiles using contemporary Digital printing technology with a variety of shades to suit every décor and cater to the needs of its customers

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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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  • Russia agrees $5bn investment in Iran for new projects

    Russian Federation March 09 , 2016

    Russia agrees cash for Iranian infrastructure construction projects, which indicates greater cooperation between the two countries

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Geometrik flooring solutions

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2016

    "Placed in the middle of three continents, the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most demanded markets in the world, with all kind of exporters trying to reach it.”

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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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  • Alstom starts building train manufacturing site in South Africa

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    The site will be used to manufacture 580 suburban trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

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  • Salaries to increase in UAE construction market this year

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Despite a market slowdown amid low oil prices, the salaries in the UAE construction sector may still edge up throughout the year

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  • Indian vehicle giant plans $25m UAE expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Ashok Leyland plans to expand its production capacity at its Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) facility and building a new design and service training centre.

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  • More building services, smart technology engineering graduates needed, say experts

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Event organised by EmiratesGBC and Heriot-Watt University highlighted importance of educating future professionals to meet industry demand

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  • Punj Lloyd wins $45m Akoya Oxygen contract

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2016

    he scope of work includes the construction of 168 villas at Trixis Cluster of the Akoya Oxygen master development at Dubailand

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  • Property sales soar in Oman despite oil price fall

    Oman March 03 , 2016

    Oman's real estate transactions registered a rise of 31 per cent in January 2016, reaching $911m (OMR350.8m) compared to $697m (OMR268.4m) recorded in the same period last year

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of the best beach resorts in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Summer is just around the corner and Dubai’s beaches are ready for an action-packed season. You will find these hotspots crowded with people playing beach games, picnicking, jet-skiing, jogging, swimming in the warm Gulf waters or topping up their tans. The...

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  • Dubai unveils plans for $8.2bn free zone

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Dubai Wholesale City is expected to become the world’s largest global wholesale hub, and take about 10 years to develop.

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  • India's 2016 budget prioritises affordable housing and construction

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    The Finance Ministry said that construction of affordable houses up to 60 sqm under any scheme of the Central or State Government including PPP Schemes will be exempt from service tax.

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  • UAE's solar-powered desert retreat revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    "This is the world's greenest resort," says the Dubai developer and British architect, boasting 14,500 sqm of solar panels to meet visitors' energy needs with water pumped from underground and recycled.

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  • Dubai leader approves projects worth $1.9bn

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    “We will continue to follow up all sectors in the fields, and the infrastructure projects will be at the top of the agenda to provide decent living conditions for the citizens," says Sheikh Mohammed

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  • Japan firms to participate in Egyptian projects worth $18bn

    Egypt March 01 , 2016

    Japan's Foreign Ministry said that Japanese and Egyptian companies are scheduled to sign more than 10 memorandums of agreement on Wednesday.

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  • Rents continue to drop as property market matures

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Report says that it is a good time for renters and investors to buy property, re-enter the market

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  • Intersolar launches Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Intersolar Middle East’s competition for students will involve choosing a government building and retrofitting renewable components to achieve at least 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumed.

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  • Egypt seeks $24bn investment in power projects

    Egypt February 29 , 2016

    Power projects worth $70 billion that are expected to be carried out in the next six years in Egypt.

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  • Masharie to increase aluminium production to meet demand in downstream, industrial fields

    February 28 , 2016

    Masharie subsidiary's are targeting new markets as part of their international expansion strategy, with a strong focus on Africa, GCC and Middle East

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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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  • 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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  • Saudi internet gets US tech boost

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    US tech giant backs new high-speed internet access for the kingdom

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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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  • Electric and hybrid vehicles become popular in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Earlier this month, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that half the emirate’s cabs would be hybrid cars by 2021.

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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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  • Al Habtoor appoints new MD for UAE hospitality

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Kamal Naamani will be overseeing he operations of the company’s growing portfolio of new developments, including the much-anticipated Al Habtoor City.

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  • Pipe producer’s move to fight counterfeits

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    “The depth of the counterfeit steel industry in the UAE remains unquantified, however its existence presents a significant challenge.”

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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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  • Unique glow-in-the-dark paving

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Evaglow by Making Ground is a unique paving system that glows in the dark creating an eco-friendly way of illuminating patios, pathways and general paving areas.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction firms urged to cut staff

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Spending has declined due to low oil prices and companies are required to hire more nationals, which increases labor costs. These factors have forced GCC contractors to suddenly cut costs and tighten their operations.

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai Properties unveils affordable housing project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    “We believe that everybody should have access to good quality affordable housing that meets their needs," said Abdullatif AlMulla, GCEO of Dubai Properties Group

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  • RTA extends prequalification deadline for Union Oasis Project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    Pre-qualification of developers and potential bidders for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Union Oasis project has been extended until the 28 February.

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  • DEWA approves 143 enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic consultants and contractors

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    DEWA is encouraging building owners to take advantage of the Shams Dubai initiative and locally generate clean energy which helps to reduce their electricity bills, increase their property value, protect the environment, support Dubai's economy, and guarantee...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dubai's biggest engineer launches fire safety division

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Al-Futtaim Engineering has introduced The Control and Life Safety division to carry out design, installation and maintenance of fire protection and detection systems.

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  • DMCA and DMCC launch Dubai Maritime Club

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    New group to focus on Innovation, communication and collaboration in developing dynamic network of maritime professionals in Dubai

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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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  • Oman to focus on domestic rail system

    Oman February 15 , 2016

    Technical and bureaucratic delays have pushed expected completion of the GCC rail project past the original target of 2017. So Oman has shifted its focus towards a domestic rail system.

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  • Qatar Rail reveals progress on Doha Metro's green line

    Qatar February 15 , 2016

    Two Tunnel Boring Machines are among 21 used in the first phase of the Doha Metro. Qatar was recognised by Guinness World Records for having the largest number of tunnel boring machines operating simultaneously in a single project.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RTA approves 2016 budget of $2 billion

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    Chairman of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority said that as many as 55 major infrastructure projects will be developed this year, including 12 new road projects.

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  • DEWA accelerates energy and water infrastructure for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    DEWA has launched a wide variety of initiatives to support this, allocating over AED2.6 billion to boost electricity, water, and renewable energy projects according to the highest international standards.

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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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  • Egypt signs four contracts for projects worth $25bn

    Egypt February 11 , 2016

    The ministry has signed two contracts with Mountain View in addition to two contracts with Arabia Group for Development & Urban progress company and Palm Hills.

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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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  • UAE plans to trim ministries as sheikh announces changes

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    "In the new structure of the federal government, we will have a roadmap for outsourcing most of the government services to the private sector," Sheikh Mohammad said.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to spend $3.7bn building two malls in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia February 08 , 2016

    The 300,000-sqm Mall of Saudi will be the kingdom's largest and the 100,000-sqm City Centre Ishbiliyah will have 250 stores.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed announces new tower in Dubai Creek area

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed has approved a design by the Spanish-Swiss neo-futuristic architect Santiago Calatrava. Construction starts in a few months.

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  • Caterpillar cuts 670 more jobs after sales losses

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Caterpillar cuts jobs at home as revenues continue to slide due to its struggling mining sector

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  • Bank pledges $144m for Egypt's energy infrastructure, ports

    Egypt February 07 , 2016

    The financing is alongside a $72m senior loan and $22m mezzanine loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and a $72m equivalent loan from the Commercial International Bank (CIB).

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  • Consultancy lays off 100 staff across Middle East

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2016

    Some of the projects it is currently working on include the Port Sultan Qaboos redevelopment in Oman and the Riyadh and Doha metro lines.

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  • Qatar’s real estate transactions reach $115m in a week

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2016

    The increase in the transaction value during January 24-28 was triggered by a mega deal worth $27.7m (QR100m).

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  • DBMT to set up facility in Hamriyah Free Zone

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2016

    This new facility will provide easy access to all the emirates as well as the international markets due to the strategic position of Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE

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  • Egyptians for Housing plans $102m tower project

    Egypt February 03 , 2016

    Egyptians Housing has delivered 50 per cent of the residential villas compound in New Cairo with total investments worth EGP220m.

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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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  • Saudi-Indonesian pact eyes construction projects

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2016

    "This is proof of this market’s continued growth with huge projects despite recession in many international markets."

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  • Dubai tourism strong despite NYE hotel blaze

    Thailand February 01 , 2016

    Booking numbers for the first quarter of the year have shown positive growth despite anticipated economic challenges ahead

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  • RAK ceramics completes European acquisitions

    United Arab Emirates February 01 , 2016

    RAK Ceramics deepens stake in Europe with full acquisition of its British and German entities and new leadership team

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  • New deal aims to make Dubai "open-air museum"

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    Officially launched in 2014, The campaign was part of the inaugural project of the Government of Dubai Media Office’s initiative Brand Dubai that aims to make public spaces an open air gallery

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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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  • India to give 20 cities a $7.5bn smart makeover

    India January 31 , 2016

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to create 100 new smart cities by 2022 that will have internet connectivity, e-governance along with quality infrastructure such as waste management and efficient public transport.

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  • Damac boss will “strip naked on TV and resign” if property market crashes

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The bold claim follows Dubai’s property prices falling 12.2 per cent in 2015, the largest drop seen in any city worldwide.

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  • REPORT: Construction slump a ‘blessing in disguise’

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    JLL says project delays will help stabilise the property market by preventing excessive supply.

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  • Tendering process goes smart in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality and Tejari launch ‘Automation of Engineering Contracts’ project to develop new procedures on electronic-based tendering and awarding of bids

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  • Dubai visitor numbers soar in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai welcomes record 14.2 million overnight visitors , double the growth of the global tourism industry. Growth is forecast to continue as emirate boosts hotel rooms and increases leisure attractions

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • First phase of Sharjah eco-tourism project completed

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Shurooq says that an estimated $68m will be invested over the next few years.

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  • Dubai freezone reveals new arrivals

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    In total, DSP has welcomed 20 new business partners to its community in Q4 2015, bringing the total number of industry specific businesses in the community to 300.

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  • DEWA calls on students to join first Solar Decathlon Middle East

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    DEWA organises Solar Decathlon Middle East with AED10 million ($2.7m) in prizes for university students

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  • New postage stamp features Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    A new postage stamp has been issued in the United Arab Emirates to mark the sixth birthday of the world's tallest building.

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  • Dubai achieves world record for lowest water loss rate of 8.26%

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA has exceeded major European and American companies by cutting water network losses from 9.1% in 2014 to 8.26% in 2015, compared to 15% in North America.

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  • Dubai awards $71m contract for 46km water network extension

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA awards multi-million dollar project to boost emirate's water supply by 2018 in the south of the emirate.

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  • UPDATE: Address hotel fire caused by electrical fault

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    An electrical fault from an exposed wire has been said to be the official cause of the New Years' hotel blaze

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  • Vietnam signs $2.2bn power project with Saudi, Korean firms

    Saudi Arabia January 21 , 2016

    The pact comes as Vietnam faces a shortage in power supply amid the developing country's ever-increasing demand for electricity to fuel economic expansion, which hit a five-year high of 6.7 percent in 2015.

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  • dmg events announces Matt Denton as new President for Middle East, Asia and Africa operations

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    "I was delighted to be instrumental in persuading him to rejoin dmg events in 2010 and I am pleased that he will now take the helm of our Middle East, Asia and Africa portfolio,” said Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events.

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  • DEWA awards $35.4m contract to extend major water networ

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The project is expected to be completed within 30 months of its start date. The NDRC network will be launched and will be fully-operational once all extension work has been completed.

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  • Expo 2020: Wamda partner to drive collaborative entrepreneurship

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    Dubai Expo 2020 is beginning to have a direct effect on the wider economy with the news that a new partnership has been set up to boost collaboration between businesses of all sizes

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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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  • Dubai’s Burj Al Arab about to get bigger

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The unique concept - believed to be a global first in resort hotel design – will accommodate 32 beach cabanas, 400 sun loungers, two swimming pools, a restaurant and a bar. It will be called Burj North Deck.

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  • UPDATE: The Address fire sprinklers ‘ran out after 15 minutes’

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    “The water in that system drained quite quickly because of how many sprinklers were operating," said Matt Bright of the Dubai Civil Defence

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  • Why coatings' success in the MENA region must include green chemicals

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    Paint and coatings suppliers, the chemicals producers and the government must work hand-in-hand for a sustainable future

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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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  • MENA to invest $35bn in renewable energy by 2020

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    The GCC's solar capacity is expected to reach 10 gigawatts, representing a market opportunity of at least $10 billion to 2020, with solar rooftops in the UAE reaching 2.5 gigawatts and a $3 billion opportunity.

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  • Foreign investment in Dubai real estate up 24% in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    New report says foreign property investors spent $36.8bn last year with Indians second only to Emiratis. Brits were the top European investors, Jordanians were the biggest non-GCC Arab investors while investment by Saudi nationals almost doubled year on year.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts leases nearly two-thirds of Riverland Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    The company has confirmed that it has exceeded its 2015 target for its Riverland dining and retail space

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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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  • Dubai seeks $2bn from private sector for metro extension

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    The RTA has invited contractors bidding for the project to submit a financing proposal for up to 80 per cent of the project cost and may award the contract this month.

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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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  • Imdaad renews FM contract with Hamdan Sports Complex

    January 17 , 2016

    Company promises "innovative, sustainable & integrated FM solutions for two years"

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  • DAFZA looks to LinkedIn to widen its worldwide appeal

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Dubai freezone signs deal with world's largest professional network

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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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  • DORMA Gulf unveils the eco-friendly ST FLEX Green Sliding Doors

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Compliant with the German energy-saving regulation, the EnEV 2009, the ST FLEX Green is a very sustainable and reliable interior set-up and entrance solution.

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai fire regulation shakeup after New Year's Eve blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 13 , 2016

    Cladding regulations across the emirate will be reviewed following the devastating blaze at The Address hotel on New Year's Eve. Yresterday, top fire chief orders update of 2012 fire code for cladding within three months

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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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  • @HVACRSaudi: Finding your comfort ozone

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    Trane, an HVAC R show exhibitor, is aiming for 50 per cent reduction in the direct Green House Gas (GHG) potential for its HVAC products by 2030. The show opens today at 4pm and runs until January 13 in Jeddah.

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  • UAE district cooling industry to grow by 18% as demand surges

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    One of leading players, Emicool, to boost market share to 20% in the UAE, with plans to expand capacity to 500,000 TR and foray into Saudi Arabia and Qatar

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  • UAE’s Al Habtoor Group to launch $8.5bn project in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor called on GCC businessmen to team up with the group in this project as well as other investments in Egypt.

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  • Developments to sprout along Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The projects will include residential, retail and hospitality projects along the canal

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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 Land Department reports $72.7bn real estate transactions in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The total amount of real estate transactions recorded in Dubai last year exceeded AED267 billion, through 63719 transactions, an 8% increase compared to last year. USD1=AED3.67

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  • Etihad Rail partners with CEVA Logistics

    United Arab Emirates January 07 , 2016

    Once ready, the Etihad Rail network will span approximately 1,200 kilometers across the UAE, providing both freight and passenger services.

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  • Insurers to review premiums at 500 Dubai skyscrapers over flammable cladding fears

    January 06 , 2016

    Insurers in Dubai reconsider premiums for pre-2012 composite clad buildings following devastating fire at The Address. Manufacturer of aluminium-polyurethane panels used at the 302m hotel says it met fire standards in 2006. UAE's National newspaper releases...

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  • The name’s Bond…

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2016

    For nearly three decades, Bond Interiors has been providing a full range of planning and turnkey fit-out services to the interior contracting industry. Founder and Managing Director Saad Moaswes talks honestly about its development, reveals the secret of...

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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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  • Marassi Al Bahrain launches first residential development

    Bahrain January 04 , 2016

    Exclusive residential one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Marassi Residences offer panoramic views of the sea and lush greenery

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  • DEWA approves $6.4bn budget for 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    The budget will enable DEWA to adopt the best and latest clean energy technologies across all its operations to maintain its leading position nationally and internationally

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  • RTA's green economy practices garner global recognition

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    The award was presented by The Business Year: one of the pioneering firms in the research and publishing of economic resources at local and global levels.

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  • Dubai ruler visits Address hotel fire site

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed praised emergency services for their efficient work in putting out the fire. Dubai authorities have set up a special hotline number for those who were evacuated from the hotel.

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  • Developer Emaar shares fall following New Year's Eve blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    Emaar chairman, Mohamed Alabbar, said that the company intends to restore the building “to all its glory and even surpass the splendid architectural standards".

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  • Lights, camera, action for newest hotel brand

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    In the competitive world of hospitality building a brand is as important as building the resort complex. And that brand must be more more than image alone: it is about the creation of a unique experience. Thomas Van Vliet is the CEO of Paramount Hotels &...

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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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  • Initial design is the key to successful LEED-rated construction

    December 31 , 2015

    Sustainable building expert Reniel Barroso, Accredited Professional and Engineering Manager with Green Technologies, UAE, explains why obtaining a LEED ratings need not be a complicated or overly costly process.

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  • UAE approves $86m road and housing projects

    United Arab Emirates December 17 , 2015

    Al Zaabi said that these projects are an addition to the developed infrastructure in the UAE that will facilitate the movement of citizens and residents.

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  • RAK's 'party island' seeks more Chinese investors

    December 17 , 2015

    Al Marjan sees huge potential for Chinese businesses and investors to get more involved in its four-island development

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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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  • Construction in the Middle East will continue to grow in 2016 despite low oil prices

    December 15 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub Editor Gary Wright looks back at 2015 and, despite the negative effect of tumbling oil prices on government spending across the construction sector, believes 2016 will still see growth.

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  • Bahrain’s $100m Dragon City to open on December 27

    December 15 , 2015

    Spread over a total land area of 115,000 sqm with a built up area of 56,000 sqm, Dragon City is the first of its kind development in Bahrain.

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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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  • Al Habtoor plans $544m hotel investments in 2016

    December 14 , 2015

    The value of the company’s investments and expansion initiatives in Dubai currently stand at $3.4bn (AED12.5bn).

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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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  • Trump signage returns on Damac project in Dubai

    December 14 , 2015

    After appearing to have removed real-estate mogul turned presidential hopeful Donald Trump's name of its $6 billion Akoya project, reports indicate that it has been restored

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 ports in the Middle East

    December 14 , 2015

    Ports in the Middle East are some of the busiest and most dynamic in the world. Take a look at the top 10 ports in the region.

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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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  • Kuwait sets the standard by awarding $30bn projects while other GCC countries cut back, amid falling oil prices

    Kuwait December 13 , 2015

    And Kuwait has more than $25bn development schemes planned or underway with $90bn in the construction sector, oil and gas projects were worth $69bn, transport, $49bn and power $26bn

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  • RTA to build $21m cycling lanes in residential areas

    December 13 , 2015

    The project will extend 57km across Warqaa, Mushrif, Mirdif, Mizhar and Khawaneej.

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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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  • “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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  • 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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  • DEWA aims to generate 5,000MW solar power by 2030

    December 09 , 2015

    During COP21, Al Tayer emphasised that the UAE is a pioneer in the transition towards a green economy, implementing green initiatives, adopting economic diversification and its commitment to achieving sustainable development

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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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  • Tasneef signs contract for floating villas

    December 08 , 2015

    Contract enables Kleindienst to obtain exclusive standards issued by Tasneef for the first of its kind project in the world

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  • Egypt real estate to receive $12.8bn investment in 7 years

    Egypt December 08 , 2015

    Egyptian government is going to sign final agreements of two partnership projects announced during the country's Economic Development Conference.

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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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  • New laws issued for Dubai Smart City initiative

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid sets legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city.

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  • Dubai awards contract for $129m road project

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    The new road, with four lanes in each direction, costs around $129m (AED474m) and extends 25km from the Dubai-Al Ain Interchange to Al Yalayis Road.

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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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  • Non-oil exports from the UAE increase $3.2bn in first six months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Exports from UAE up 2 per cent year on year showing "direct non-oil trade is considerably stable despite the economic crisis witnessed by many countries around the world" Meanwhile imports are slightly down with gold and cars topping the list.

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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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  • Belgian construction giant celebrates 40th anniversary in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Six Construct, a subsidiary of BESIX started its first project - the Sharjah National Cement Factory - in 1975 when it got its local license and has since completed more than 30 projects in the Emirate.

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  • Dubai's Road Transport Association announces $129m road contract

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Eight-lane, 25-km highway is Phase II of the Academic City Road Project linking Al Ain Interchange to Al Yalayis Road set for 2017 opening.

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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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  • Welsh trade mission targets construction deals at Big 5

    November 29 , 2015

    Welsh exports to the Middle East have grown steadily with the construction and engineering sector now a key priority

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  • @The Big 5: Dutch partnership with UAE grows as construction surges

    November 26 , 2015

    More than 10 new Dutch companies have joined and are testing the waters in what many view as a great business environment

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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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  • Autodesk University: For those who design, build, make & create

    November 26 , 2015

    On December 16, Autodesk will give professionals the opportunity to experience keynote speeches, exclusive classes and industry sessions on the hottest trends in software design.

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  • @The Big 5: Techmatik sells concrete block machine for $2.7m

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    “We are working on a lot of projects so it is hard to say what the equipment will be used for but Dubai’s Palm Islands and several parks around the city including Zabeel are some of our most important ongoing projects.”

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  • @The Big 5: How to Trade in the UAE draws large crowds

    November 25 , 2015

    Experts outlined ways on how to start a business and enter the UAE market successfully

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  • @The Big 5: A first for Peru

    Peru November 25 , 2015

    For the first time in The Big 5 history, Peru has a pavilion at the show.

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  • @The Big 5: Germany is a driving force in UAE business

    Germany November 24 , 2015

    Trade between the UAE and Germany is forecast to reach $17bn in the next few years. More than 120 exhibitors, including state agencies, are coming together in The Big 5’s 2,269 sqm German pavilion.

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  • @The Big 5: Unigulf presents new insulation panels

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2015

    These sheets are covered on one side with factory laminated aluminium and are available self-adhesive variety as well.

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  • The Big 5 officially opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water for the UAE performs the official opening ceremony

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  • @The Big 5: Dubai reveals its sustainable future

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Dubai Municipality discussed the use and implementation of green concrete on Monday during a seminar in its aim to make Dubai a leading sustainable city.

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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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  • Pump it up with Lubi

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Lubi Industries is a leading Indian manufacturer which produces more than 4,500 products ranges of water pumps and electric motors.

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  • RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS EXPECTED AS THE BIG 5 OPENS IN DUBAI

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    #builddubai Thousands of construction professionals begin arriving at the World Trade Centre today. It is the region's largest construction and build show with 3,000 exhibitors, the biggest education and seminar programme ever and a host of new features.

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  • @The Big 5: Building and construction sector in Jafza registers 74% growth in the last 5 years

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Participates in Big 5 to attract more multinationals interested in the GCC's$327 billion market

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  • @TheBig 5: Dubai Investments targets strong growth amid construction boom in UAE and GCC

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2015

    Company to showcase innovative products and technology at Big 5 exhibition

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  • Don’t miss out! Register FREE for The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 18 , 2015

    FREE registration closes 22 November midnight. An entry fee of AED150 per person will apply to all visitors who registered their visit during the show days.

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  • More than $250k free training offered to professionals at The Big 5

    November 18 , 2015

    Industry trends highlight importance of training as 3,800 visitors set to attend 75 free CPD-certified workshops at MENA's largest construction show

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  • GCC hosts $115bn worth of rail projects

    November 17 , 2015

    The GCC hosts rail, tram, light rail, metro, and monorail projects, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia leading at $45bn, followed by Qatar at $35bn, the UAE and Kuwait at $15bn and Bahrain at $10bn, according to a report by the German Near and Middle East...

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts project structure 73% complete

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2015

    The park is expecting 6.7 million visits at the end of its first full year of operation in 2017, expecting revenues of $653 million.

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  • Leading by example: Jafza shows businesses how to trade in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 15 , 2015

    Hosting the “How to Trade in the UAE” seminar again this year, Jafza continues to be a major business hub, especially in construction, it’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer explains.

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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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  • 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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  • Damac shares dip as Q3 revenues fall

    United Arab Emirates November 11 , 2015

    Profit up compared with same period last year for Damac but included more than $100m of land sales

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  • Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Nshama announce joint venture

    United Arab Emirates November 11 , 2015

    Dubai Healthcare City and Nshama enter a joint venture agreement to establish a mixed-use development in the free zone’s Phase 2 expansion project located at Al Jadaf Dubai

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  • Why residents are just as important as design in the cities of the future

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2015

    We talk with Baharash Bagherian, founder and designer of Baharash Architecture, an award-winning studio in London, which is the lead designer for phase 2 of Dubai’s first sustainable city.

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  • EmiratesGBC 'Energy Efficiency Programme' online database goes live

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2015

    All building industry stakeholders in the UAE are invited to register on the online database

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  • Dubai theme park to build 56-metre freefall tower

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2015

    Two new rides include Zombieland, a 56-metre high free fall tower and Underworld, a multi-sensory 4D theatre where guests are caught between vampires and lycans.

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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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  • Al Futtaim Carillion wins $196m contract for DTCD

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    The contract will be for two Grade A office properties at the Dubai Trade Centre District

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  • New Riyadh projects to provide 8,000 jobs

    Saudi Arabia November 08 , 2015

    The HCRD is aiming to turn Riyadh into a smart city by investing in major projects

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $110m contract to upgrade Airport Road

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    The government body said the move is part of a plan to cater to the projected growth in travellers using Dubai International Airport, which expects to serve 92 million passengers by 2020.

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  • Gulf train designs to be ready by year-end

    November 05 , 2015

    A senior official says Saudi Arabia will implement its part of the project by 2016

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  • China’s UK visit confirms $61.5bn deals in housing and infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2015

    Business deals include a major Chinese investment in the UK's first nuclear power station since the 1980s.

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  • RTA, French delegation discuss future collaboration for UAE transport projects

    United Arab Emirates November 04 , 2015

    The meeting provided an open dialogue between french companies and Dubai's transport authority for future and current developments

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  • Nakheel showcases projects in Mumbai for Indian investors

    November 04 , 2015

    Indian investors account for 11% of Nakheel’s customers, investing more than $300 million in the Palm Jumeirah alone

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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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  • RAK Ceramics shows year-on-year profit increase of 42%

    United Arab Emirates November 04 , 2015

    RAK Ceramics, UAE, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2015 and shows strong growth, especially in Saudi.

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  • Nakheel JV to build resort on Deira Islands Project

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2015

    The planned partnership with Centara is Nakheel’s third joint venture for hotels at Deira Islands announced this year.

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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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  • NBF, GRDI finance construction of IKEA's distribution centre at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2015

    Bank was also responsible for bringing the construction firm into the project, underscoring its extensive expertise and network of contacts in the contracting sector

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  • New FM provider for Doha Exhibition Centre

    Qatar November 02 , 2015

    UAE FM company Macro lands three-year service contract for Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in Qatar

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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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  • Will India really build the world's tallest building?

    India November 02 , 2015

    Indian minister wants to build tallest tower in the world - but it is not just Dubai's Burj Khalifa he'll need to beat

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  • RAK Free Zone signs deal to increase services

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2015

    "RAK FTZ will continue looking into more strategic partnerships to help boost the competitiveness of the UAE" Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, MD of RAK FTZ

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis wins region's highest LEED certification for "Techno-Point" building

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    First Government of Dubai Facility to Achieve Platinum Rating for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

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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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  • New world-class golf club unveiled in Qatar

    Qatar October 29 , 2015

    An 18-hole championship golf course, five-star hotel and public park are part of a massive new luxury development in Doha's Education City

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  • UAE named top Arab country for doing business

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2015

    World Bank report finds UAE in top five globally for tax set up, processing of construction permits and electricity delivery

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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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  • New Green Deal website is latest step in Dubai's campaign to be a leading sustainable city

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2015

    Government leaders in Dubai have backed a new ‘Green Deal’ online portal to encourage residents to adopt sustainable products which went live today

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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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  • UAE worker dies in scaffolding collapse

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    Four workers, including the victim, were widening the 18-metre-deep well on the farm of their Emirati employer.

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  • Concrete skills college to open in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    New school in the UAE to train decorative concrete construction professionals as demand for the skill soars

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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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  • DEWA receives positive response for third Phase of Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    International companies have shown great interest following a tender request for the 800MW third Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • Emirate of Sharjah to get new industrial park

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    The new park will be one of the largest in the Middle east at 130,000sqm

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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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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis installs first smart street lights in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2015

    A collaboration with Du, the intiative is In line with the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart City Initiative

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  • Construction worker killed by falling wood

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2015

    Police say a load of planks fell from a crane as it was being moved across the construction site

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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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  • 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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  • SURVEY: Only one in ten public sector projects meet its deadline

    Bahrain October 20 , 2015

    In the past three years, less than one-third of all respondents' projects managed to come within 10 per cent of the planned budget and just a quarter of construction projects came within 10 per cent of their original deadlines.

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  • RTA opens prequalification of bidders for Union Oasis Project

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2015

    Bidders must have experience and resources to undertake the project in line with the provisions of the Law No 22 for 2015 governing the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Dubai.

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  • Aldar showcases projects to US Department of Commerce led delegation

    October 19 , 2015

    Nine engineering and architecture companies are undertaking a tour of the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of trade mission

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  • Nakheel reveals $626m contract awards for three new malls

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2015

    Dubai developer announces contract awards for the Night Souq at Deira Islands, Warsan Souk and The Circle Mall are set to be completed in 2018

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  • Families left homeless following terror blaze in Sharjah forced to 'sleep in their cars'

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2015

    UAE National newspaper reveals heartbreak of homeless families following fire in Sharjah apartment block two weeks ago

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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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  • DMCC freezone celebrates worldwide recognition

    October 14 , 2015

    DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, has been named ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ 2015 by The Financial Times fDi Magazine.

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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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  • More hires expected for ME construction sector over next 6 months

    October 13 , 2015

    90 per cent of companies intend to hire in general, or for existing vacant positions, with the majority in the construction industry

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  • 56 plots to go on sale on The Pearl-Qatar

    Qatar October 13 , 2015

    Early buyers can benefit from an incentive plan designed to reward investors coming forward in week one by offering a 15 per cent discount on the original set price of a given plot, while the discount for second and third week buyers will be 10 and 5 per...

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  • Dubai’s RTA to continue spending billions on infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2015

    A running tender called Union Oasis with an estimated cost of $218m (AED800m) and a truck rest area with an investment of $30m (AED110m) is underway.

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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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  • 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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  • Empower increases its stake in Dubai district cooling

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2015

    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has awarded contracts valued at $16 million (AED59m) in the third quarter of the year to boost district cooling (DC) operations across Dubai.

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  • Activists critical of Mumbai metro underground costs

    India October 11 , 2015

    The cost of constructing an underground metro would be almost three times the cost of an elevated metro.

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  • Falconcity of Wonders provides investment opportunities for the hospitality sector

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2015

    The Hotel Show was an excellent platform for Falconcity of Wonders to draw global attention to its distinctive and diverse elements, massive investment appeal, and Dubai's stature as a lifestyle and leisure hub.

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  • New Saudi-Oman highway to reduce distance by 800 km

    October 08 , 2015

    The $426m motorway passes through the eastern Saudi province of Al-Ahsa and the Rub' al-Khali desert through to the Oman border.

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  • Why the GCC construction sector is attracting the Europeans

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2015

    · EU businesses increasingly looking to GCC for new opportunities · GCC industries also said to be searching for quality EU suppliers · Interiors, doors among the top products in demand in the region

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  • Dubai's Legoland gets its first rollercoaster

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2015

    The Dragon roller coaster is the first ride to be installed at Dubai Parks and Resorts, a $2.8 billion project set to open in October 2016 with three separate theme parks

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  • Bahrain will invest $20bn in industrial and infrastructure projects

    Bahrain October 07 , 2015

    Bahrain’s open business environment has attracted international business from around the world looking to access the fast-growing GCC market, currently worth $1.6 trillion and expected to reach $2trn by 2020.

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  • UAE completes 264km of Etihad Rail network

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    The 1,200-km line, originally planned to be completed in 2018, will link major industrial zones, cities and ports in the UAE

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • $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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  • DEWA awards contract for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2015

    The Solar Innovation Centre, which will act as a museum and exhibition for solar and renewable energy manufacturers and developers, will be completed in 2017

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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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  • 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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  • Nakheel awards $223 million Palm Tower hotel contract

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    The first 18 floors of the The Palm Tower has a five star, 290-room hotel including a rooftop infinity pool, restaurant and viewing deck. Above are 504 luxury residences

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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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  • Survey reveals the top shopping city in the world for Muslims

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    MasterCard survey rates the city number one for Islamic shoppers... just months after it was named the fifth most popular shopping destination in the whole world

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  • Tractors and road trucks move towards a greener future

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    Ford Trucks’ reveals details of its new environmentally friendly engines that meet tough new laws.

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  • GCC to raise funds for African infrastructure projects

    October 01 , 2015

    Dubai-based Greenstone Equity Partners has partnered with Harith, a company that has sown the seeds of infrastructure in more than seven countries in the continent, as well as indirectly in a number of countries across Africa

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  • Dubai’s real estate investments remain at healthy levels

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    Dubai showing stabilized growth rates, says Financial Times

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  • UAE top Arab nation and second globally in 73-country Islamic Economy Indicator

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    The Islamic economy is growing at almost twice the global economy. "UAE today is taking on greater global importance in the Islamic economy as one of the fastest growing sectors in the world."

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  • UAE hotel and visitor attraction revenues forecast to double by 2019

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    A new report for The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show Dubai reveals that the UAE is leading the Middle East and North Africa for hotel room revenues

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  • New UAE labour rules effective from January 1, 2016

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    Three new rules about ministry-approved contracts, terminating employees and labour permits will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

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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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  • RAK commissions $20m water project for Al Ghail

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    The 55 km pipeline will provide water through one of the most difficult terrains in the country

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  • CAREERS: FM training co appoints new associate

    September 29 , 2015

    New appointee for Kentish & Co

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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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  • Drake & Scull wins $33.5m contract for beachfront project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    DSE will develop over 72,000 sqm of food and beverage (F&B) concepts and the project is expected to be completed by 2016.

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  • Skills shortages a major challenge for MENA construction industry

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    Delays and cost overruns possible risks as labour demand peaks in the region.

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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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  • Best ever compliance for firms allowing workers midday heat breaks

    September 27 , 2015

    Just one in 1,000 Dubai companies ignored the summer law that keeps workers indoors and doctors say fewer people were treated for heat exhaustion this year

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  • Pakistan has embarked on a solar future

    Pakistan September 22 , 2015

    Pakistan ends import tax on solar equipment and allows homeowners to borrow cheap money to introduce renewable sources of energy

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  • Jordan opens new $287m wind farm

    Jordan September 22 , 2015

    The $287 million project, built in the southern governorate of Tafilah, will account for 3% of the total energy currently produced in Jordan.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 UAE projects revealed in 2015

    United Arab Emirates September 21 , 2015

    The UAE has announced a series of high-profile new developments this year and we take a look at 10 of the best...so far. Investments totalled $39.5bn in 2014, this year that is set to reach $42.2bn.

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  • Dubai's DEWA to issue tender for 800MW Phase 3 of solar park

    United Arab Emirates September 21 , 2015

    Dubai's strategic plans envision 7 per cent of power generation from renewables by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030.

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  • Falling gas price will not halt Qatar's massive infrastructure investment

    September 21 , 2015

    Qatar’s plans to award $220bn worth of large-scale investment projects over the next 10 years, according to new report by Standard & Poor’s.

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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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  • REPORT: Qatar to spend $220bn on development projects

    Qatar September 20 , 2015

    A new report by global credit rating agency Standard and Poor says Qatar's investment programme will focus on infrastructure, education and health.

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  • Construction starts on 2022 World Cup final venue

    Qatar September 17 , 2015

    Lusail stadium, which will seat 80,000 spectators, is set to be completed in 2016. Twelve stadiums will be used for the World Cup in 2022.

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  • Qatar to build 8,500km of new highways

    Qatar September 17 , 2015

    Qatar has allocated 95 per cent of its infrastructure investments to road transport.

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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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  • IN PICTURES: 10 of the best new construction products

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub selects 10 new construction products that are worth a closer look and now available on the MENA market from September.

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  • “Hollywood in the desert” theme park reveals its movie inspired rides

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The theme park will include 27 rides, of which 21 will be indoors, as well as a water park, restaurants, interactive labs and a Smurfs Village

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  • Construction experts still in high demand across GCC construction sector

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The UAE is the easiest market for hiring expatriate talent, while Saudi Arabia is the most challenging, according to an industry panel.

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  • UAE housing development to remember the fallen

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    The UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain has ordered a new development be named in honour of the nation's servicemen who died in Yemen

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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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  • Nakheel signs three new development deals worth $650m

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    New mixed-use community of more than 1,500 villas and serviced residences at Nad al Sheba in Dubai gets the go ahead with multi-million contract signing

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  • Pictures from GulfSol 2015 and the Global Solar Leaders' Summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    One of the biggest gatherings of government ministers and senior managers in the renewable energy sector took place in Dubai' UAE, today.

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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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  • Dubai delegates told Pakistan is on road to its solar future

    Pakistan September 14 , 2015

    Pakistan ends import tax on solar equipment and allows homeowners to borrow cheap money to introduce renewable sources of energy

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  • Dubai will get 15% of energy from renewables by 2030

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Dubai will be "a smart, integrated, connected city that is sustainable with its resources, improve quality of life, and establish itself as a role model for the world in green economy," says DEWA COO HE Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer in a keynote to the Global Solar...

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  • "Solar energy is an opportunity not a threat to business"

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Global Solar Leaders Summit's final panel discussion was the Action Roadmap Round Table: Aligning policy, investment and infrastructure development to drive solar market outcomes.

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  • Ecomagic brings the safest kind of paint to the market

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Paint company makes huge splash at Gulf Glass Exhibition with water-based paint application, the first of its kind in the Middle East

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  • Life-size dinosaurs arrive at Dubai theme park

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    IMG Worlds of Adventure has completed the installation of 69 life-size dinosaurs in its Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zone as the world’s largest indoor theme park nears completion.

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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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  • GulfSol 2015 opens today

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    The MENA region is expected to attract more than $50 billion investment in solar power until 2020.

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  • The Big 5 Construct India 2015 exceeds expectations

    India September 13 , 2015

    More than 8,000 visitors, 250 exhibitors and 21 hours of free professional training was part of the three-day event this year, which closed yesterday surpassing last year’s records.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to reveal new retail extension at Mall of the Emirates

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    'Evolution 2015', the largest redevelopment project to-date, will be unveiled at the end of the month

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  • The Big 5 Kuwait 2015 opens today

    Kuwait September 13 , 2015

    This year’s edition has more exhibition space exclusively for Building Interior Products and a bigger open-air Plant, Machinery and Vehicle (PMV) Product Zone.

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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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  • Region’s first solar energy summit focuses on Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    As the cost of solar photovoltaic panels fall and investment soars, a special panel will address policies of governments across the region.

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  • Dubai developers foresee 15% price declines this year

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    Expert says prices are likely to fall for 12 more months, though developers continue to unveil new projects across the city

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  • The Big 5 opens its doors in India today

    India September 10 , 2015

    Leading architects, builders, consultants, designers and engineers from all over India and the Asian peninsula arrive Mumbai for three days of The Big 5 Construct India 2015

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  • RAK's Al Marjan Island completes new Corniche phase 1

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    "With its existing attractions, the island is drawing a growing number of visitors and tourists. With this project in hand, AMI will continue to raise the importance of business and tourism sector of Ras Al Khaimah,” architect Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli

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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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  • Joint venture lands $137m MEP contract for new mall in Qatar

    Qatar September 09 , 2015

    Qatar success continues for Al-Futtaim Engineering, which celebrates JV MEP contract at Doha Festival City's new mall

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  • Why just one in five new homes in Dubai is considered 'affordable'

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    Better access to transportation in for middle-income communities may help develoeprs build more affordable homes in the emirate

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  • Why quality machinery makes the finest glass products

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    "The secret to success is to do what nobody else is doing," Marcel Dagher, General Manager HIET- Glass Machinery.

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  • UAE, Pakistan construction markets continue to expand

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Pakistan plans to double exports to the UAE from its present level of around $3 billion, as both construction industries continue to grow says Andy White, vice president of dmg events, orginsiers of The Big 5

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  • UAE developer unveils Thai JV for beachfront resort

    September 08 , 2015

    Nakheel will build 500-room first Avani project as part of its Deira Islands development. It's the developer's second hotel JV project this year

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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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  • Mall of the World development in Dubai reveals its new chief

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Morgan Parker is new Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding's mega-development in the UAE

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  • EGA launches new code of conduct

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    Campaign featured a series of activities designed to give employees a thorough understanding of EGA’s new compliance programme

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  • Qatar’s Msheireb Properties launch its first Downtown Doha building

    Qatar September 07 , 2015

    The new building is a school named Qatar Academy Msheireb. It occupies 12,754 square metres with the capacity of 450 students.

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  • Assael Architecture to launch regional office in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company plans to open a new office in the UAE to assist Gulf clients looking to the London market for luxury property investment opportunities

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  • Al Habtoor Group to unveil new luxury residence

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company will launch The Residence Collection, Al Habtoor City this week, a luxury residential project part of the Al Habtoor city development

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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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  • RAK Properties awards contract for second phase of popular Flamingo residence

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Robust demand for Phase 1 units and growing popularity of Mina Al Arab community drives expansion in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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  • Helipads to be constructed along Dubai Tram

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Three helipads to be constructed to improve response time to emergencies

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  • Dubai finance leaders boost ties with Indian finance sector

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) ends seven-day series of meetings in Mumbai saying it wants more than 100 Indian companies to choose the emirate by 2024

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  • Seven days until India’s biggest construction event

    India September 03 , 2015

    Countdown to The Big 5 Construct India 2015, which opens in Mumbai on September 10

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  • Town Square unveils new affordable residential apartments

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2015

    Sales launch of the Jenna apartments will commence on September 5, 2015 with 2-bedroom prices starting from $204,165

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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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  • Lebanon spends $7.2bn on greenfield projects abroad

    Lebanon September 01 , 2015

    Lebanon is the seventh largest source of greenfield investment among 19 Arab countries, after the UAE ($297bn), Bahrain ($68bn), Kuwait ($67bn), Qatar ($48bn), Saudi Arabia ($41bn) and Egypt ($20bn) approximately.

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  • Shortages may pose a challenge for GCC construction industry in next 2 years

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2015

    Population growth has created a large demand for more building and development in GCC countries, but shortages for materials and labour may cause delays

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  • UAE building owners can now install solar panels

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    The solar panel invitation is one of three smart initiatives being offered as part of the Smart Dubai project launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • DEWA receives youth group at its sustainable building

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    DEWA’s Sustainable Building is the first sustainable government building in the UAE and the largest government building in the world to receive a Platinum Rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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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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  • Hazel Wong: How past success influences the future

    August 31 , 2015

    Dubai has become synonymous with iconic buildings, becoming an architect’s canvas for innovative schemes that stretch the imagination. Hazel Wong, architect for the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, talks about that design and her latest project.

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  • GCC undergoing one of the world's biggest infrastructure transformations

    August 31 , 2015

    Huge investment attracting biggest global machinery manufacturers cutting-edge concrete technology suppliers also being attracted global construction equipment market to hit $240bn by 2020

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  • Sustainability for facility managers: The impact of technology

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    Driven by the ever increasing number of construction projects and infrastructure developments in the UAE, the FM sector is expected to witness massive growth as service providers move to support the growing market. Sandrine Le Biavant, Director of Consulting...

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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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  • Construction contracts in Gulf could cross $194 billion

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Positive outlook on the horizon for GCC construction markets as many sectors defy oil prices amid renewed confidence

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  • Building for the ‘green’ generation

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Sustainability begins with education. With GCC countries increasingly investing in green building in an effort to reduce carbon footprints, a new type of school in Dubai plans to set the standard for the future.

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  • SPECIAL FEATURE: The first fully fledged "green" school in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Sustainability begins with education. With GCC countries increasingly investing in green building in an effort to reduce carbon footprints, a new type of school in Dubai plans to set the standard for the future.

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  • Sharjah Waterfront City to launch in September

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Spread across 36km of coastline, Sharjah Waterfront City will be the largest commercial, residential and tourism development in the rapidly developing Emirates of Sharjah.

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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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  • 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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 women in MENA construction

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub takes a look at ten of the most powerful women in the region’s construction and infrastructure-related business sectors.

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  • Salas to direct Crystal Lagoons projects worth over $13bn

    August 26 , 2015

    As new Regional Director, Salas aims to identify new opportunities to take patented mega-lagoon technology to key Gulf destinations

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  • Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah expansion to complete this year

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The resort also plans to launch Jumeirah Al Naseem, a 430-room hotel that is set to open in 2016.

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  • Engineering executives, other positions in high demand for Dubai market

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    Executives from US, UK , Canada, Australia, France, Netherlands, India and 13 other countries from different continents eyeing Dubai's job market

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  • India, GCC countries aim to build lasting partnerships through economic forum

    August 25 , 2015

    The forum will bring together political and business leaders from across the Middle East who shall discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India

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  • DEWA partners GulfSol for Middle East's leading solar energy event

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    Global Solar Leaders' Summit in Dubai next month, part of GulfSol, shows partner Dubai Electricity & Water Authority's commitment to renewable energy.

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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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  • Work on Jumeirah flyover begins as part of Dubai Canal project

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Work on the six-lane flyover on Jumeirah Road has begun, after a detour was put in place last week

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  • Newly named Dubai South city will be home to a million people

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Revealed: details of the new 145 sq km mega city as Dubai World Central changes its name and becomes the new focus for jobs, homes and international links for the emirate's future.

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  • Dubai District cooling giant reveals its strategy to clear debts early

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    The provider of air-con for more than 50,000 people in Dubai, UAE, has paid more than $50m to creditors six months earlier than planned

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  • Dubai launches $6m ‘crocodile park’ project

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    Dubai Municipality has already awarded a contract to build the crocodile park, located 10 kilometres away from Dubai International Airport.

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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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  • Al Habtoor City set to open by year-end

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    The city will be located within a 15 minute radius of all major attractions in Dubai

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  • Dubai investment freezone sends delegation to India

    August 19 , 2015

    'Dubai International Financial Centre is opening the door to new markets and fresh opportunities for the Indian economy and its burgeoning private sector,' Arif Amiri, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the DIFC Authority

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  • Dubai's Danube to award Glitz 3 contract in September

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    Shoring and excavation work on the $109 million Glitz 3 project is expected to start this month.

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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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  • Indian Prime Minister's successful two-day visit to UAE ends with 30,000 rally

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    PM Narendra Modi's state visit to the UAE see billion dollar investment announcements and a pledge to strengthen business ties over the next five years

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  • Positive response to MAG affordable housing project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Developed over 3 phases with 13 buildings in total, phase 1 handover of the project is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018

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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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  • Developer promotes new Indian projects in Doha

    Qatar August 18 , 2015

    Demand for real estate in Mumbai has registered 97% growth from Q1 in 2008 to Q1 in 2015

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  • First store opens at the new retail development on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Spinney's supermarket is the first of 70 shops and restaurants at Nakheel's new Golden Mile Galleria

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  • US solar firm lands Saudi finance deal

    Saudi Arabia August 18 , 2015

    Thin-silicon solar cell producer Solexel signs extra finance deal with the investment arm of King Saud University "to help transition Solexel into revenue".

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  • Ministry of Environment and Water discusses implementation of UAE Green Growth Strategy with Emirates Transport

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    Both parties look forward to activate strategic partnership to drive sustainable development

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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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  • Emicool plans capacity expansion of 500,000 tonnes of refrigeration by 2020

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    The construction boom in the UAE, especially near the Expo 2020 site, has increased demand for more district cooling services

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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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  • European distributor buys majority share in Drywall Qatar

    Qatar August 16 , 2015

    SIG purchase is part of increased Middle East expansion

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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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  • $82m Glitz affordable housing project ahead of schedule

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2015

    Shoring & Excavation work completed on Glitz 1 and 2 developments, which are sold out

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  • ABB lands $150m Saudi sub-station expansion contract

    Saudi Arabia August 13 , 2015

    ABB technology to upgrade five GIS substations to increase electricity transmission capacity in Saudi Arabia

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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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  • 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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  • GEZE slim line range installed at Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2015

    Blending artistic design with the prerequisite of door automation and control, GEZE Slim Line products were chosen to be installed at a Dubai hospital

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  • New UAE attache for India, the country's biggest trade partner

    August 11 , 2015

    India is first for total trade volumes with a balance of trade reaching $28 billion in 2014, while the UAE investments in India exceed $8 billion

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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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  • RAK Ceramics continues global expansion

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    The company sees a promising outlook on solid restructuring and expansion in high margin sanitaryware and tiles

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  • Newly certified anti-bacterial flooring means safer food production

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Flowfresh Floors new covering means food and beverage producers can specify materials, safe in the knowledge that they will meet regulatory authority’s standards for safety

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  • Regional lighting market estimated to be worth $3.5 billion by 2020

    August 10 , 2015

    Economic diversification and 'green' infrastructure investments guide GCC lighting systems market to double-digit growth

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  • RAK ceramics $146m net profit in first six months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    From the start of 2015, RAK Ceramics made eight new senior appointments in the UAE and Asia, aimed at strengthening the implementation of its corporate strategy and driving growth across core businesses of tiles, sanitaryware, tableware and taps and faucets.

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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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  • 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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  • Nakheel signs Al Tayer Group for Al Khail Avenue Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Top names in luxury, fashion, beauty and hospitality set up shop at new Jumeirah Village mall

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  • UAE in top 10 LEED for green building worldwide

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    UAE ranks eighth in the world - the best in the Middle East - and it is ahead of countries like Sweden and Turkey according to new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) released yesterday. This is the second year that US Green Building Council...

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  • Laws issued on setting up Museum of the Future, innovation dirham fee

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    HH Mohammed bin Rashid has issued three new decrees to support the museum and its projects

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  • $604m deal signed for Qatar reservoir project

    Qatar August 09 , 2015

    The new mega reservoirs will be the largest reinforced concrete reservoirs in the world once complete

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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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  • 'New' Suez Canal opens today as Egypt celebrates

    Egypt August 06 , 2015

    Egypt's year-long widening and dredging project, which cost $8bn will double the country's revenues from shipping by 2023, says leader

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  • Ras Al Khaimah to build $196m water desalination plant

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Once completed in 2017, the Al Hamra Water Company will generate 22 million gallons of water per day (MGD) to serve the needs of Ras Al Khaimah and surrounding regions.

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  • Indians ranked top foreign investors in Dubai property

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Indian investors carried out $2.12bn worth of transactions in the first half of 2015, followed by British, Pakistanis and Canadians

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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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  • Dubai luxury property market sees 4.5% drop in prices

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    A report by Knight Frank says a decline in interest from investors in the Eurozone and Russia has resulted in a reduction in prime residential prices.

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  • Dubai Investments Park attracts 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    Dubai Investments' business park in the south of Dubai reveals the number of new businesses, which have moved in this year

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  • Dubai real estate investment reaches $14.4bn in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    Dubai Land Department said that 20,000 investors collectively contributed $14.4bn (AED53bn) and UAE nationals topped the list with $3bn (AED11.5bn) Dubai property market transactions.

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  • Ducab expands product range with DuPan wires

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    The cables are intended for use with AC voltage up to 600V or DC voltage up to 1000V.

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  • Alstom wins $87.9m Algeria tramway contract

    Algeria August 04 , 2015

    The extended line in the Constantine area will span 18 kilometres in total once work is completed.

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  • Series of world firsts for new Meydan One mega development

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    • World’s longest indoor ski slope at 1.2km • World's largest dancing fountain (50% bigger than the Burj Khalifa) • World’s tallest residential tower 711m (overtaking Dubai's Princess Tower) • World’s highest 360-degree observation deck at 655m. • Sky...

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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 thermostat to reduce energy consumption in mosques

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2015

    VisionPRO® 8000 thermostat’s auto-azan feature can automatically adjust temperatures and reduce energy consumption in mosques across the GCC and Middle East.

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  • Dubai giant Emaar Properties sees profits hit $600m in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2015

    Profits up 12 per cent on revenue of $1.77bn, an increase of 13 per cent compared with the same period last year.

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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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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  • What the construction sector needs to do next as house prices fall in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2015

    This week the full effects of government mortgage controls and lower oil prices were seen in Dubai where 66 per cent fewer home retail sales took place in the first six months of the year compared with 2014. Gary Wright considers what is next for the...

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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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  • DP World begins $1.6bn Dubai port upgrade

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2015

    Phase 1 of container Terminal 4 at the Jebel Ali port will create new capacity of 3.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) by 2018.

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  • UAE ministry approves three new road projects

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    The approvals are for the development of Sharjah — Al Dhaid Road, the UAE-Oman border Shaam — Al Dara Road and the Western Khor Fakkan Road.

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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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  • 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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  • Egypt launches housing project with $63m in expected revenues

    Egypt July 26 , 2015

    Egyptian property developer Hyde Park Properties aims to achieve sales of $197m by the end of 2015.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sharjah reveals plan for tourist island

    United Arab Emirates July 22 , 2015

    Reclaimed land off the coast of the emirate, which neighbours Dubai, is set to be come its newest tourist developement

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  • Kuwait's construction sector continues to flourish

    Kuwait July 22 , 2015

    Plans to deliver more roads, residential units and infrastructure projects by 2020 will keep the sector on a growth path, despite challenges presented by reduced oil revenues and the rising cost of raw materials

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  • SeaWorld faces opposition to potential Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    An online petition has seen 32,663 signatories so far to shut-down potential plans to open a Dubai-based theme park

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Qatar unveils large-scale logistics project

    Qatar July 16 , 2015

    The logistic committee has drafted a general policy to launch the project in the southern part of country to attract investment from all investors

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ajman Ruler orders $14.2m payoff for Al Nakheel residents

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    Properties in the Al Nakheel area in Ajman were affected by the construction of the urban development plan. The damages are expected to be paid in less than a week.

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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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  • KidzMondo to build 7 theme parks for $133m in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia July 14 , 2015

    The first branch is expected to open by Q1 2017 in Riyadh.

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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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  • Dubai apartments make investors shell out millions

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    Q2 2015: 10,970 square foot apartment in Cayan Tower sold for $6.8 million.

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  • Why glamorous Dubai's new hotels are targeting budget visitors

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    Almost half of all the new hotel rooms built in Dubai at the end of 2015 are three star or lower, according to a new report, which concludes operators of the glamourous emirate's "saturated luxury market" now face competition from cheaper rooms.

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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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  • Farnek biogas initiative to help families in Nepal

    Nepal July 09 , 2015

    UAE-based FM leader begins rollout of innovative programme to isolated rural communities across Nepal as part of its 2015 corporate social responsibility mandate

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  • Interior Decoration & Furnishing Works

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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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  • Dubai rents to continue to decline

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Dubai real estate prices to continue softening until 2016, says latest research by leading property firm Core Savills

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  • Marmo Classic on Levant expansion

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2015

    Marmo Classic Stones Factory LLC will take part in events in Kuwait City and Amman

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  • DWC targets China to attract foreign investments

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2015

    Business Park Free Zone concludes meetings with major Chinese companies after business tour

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  • Ajman firm inaugurates a new $16.5m concrete plant

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2015

    The new plant will increase Tech Group’s production by almost a million units per month.

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  • Damac continues to focus on high-end projects in GCC

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2015

    The Dubai-based property developer aims to have a compititive advantage in the luxury residential market in the UAE and abroad

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  • UAE and Qatar’s infrastructure development strongest in MENA

    United Arab Emirates July 07 , 2015

    BMI Research named the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as the the fastest growing and most stable construction and infrastructure markets in the MENA region.

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  • Drastic property market correction in Dubai is unlikely

    United Arab Emirates July 06 , 2015

    No bubble say business leaders in new survey

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  • Dubai Municipality plans to start $545m projects this year

    United Arab Emirates July 06 , 2015

    The projects include the $264m Museum of the Future.

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  • Dubai Charity Association to build in Mauritania

    Mauritius July 05 , 2015

    The second phase of the project will be completed by next year with 31 houses

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  • $150m new residential roads for Dubai by 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2015

    The project will be developed in two phases which will include the construction of internal roads in Dubai's Al Barsha area

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  • DIFC starts construction of $56m building

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2015

    Gate Village Building 11 is set for completion in Q2 2017.

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  • Dubai authority introduces service to connect up to 150kV in 10 days

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2015

    DEWA has reduced the procedure for getting electricity to two phases from three and duration from 35 days to ten.

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  • Alabbar launches region's first not-for-profit real estate educational Institute

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2015

    Real estate centre of excellence aims to boost practical knowledge in the property sector, offering short-term training courses covering a wide spectrum of real estate development practices

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  • 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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  • Dubai Frame among $463m worth of municipality projects

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2015

    The Dubai Frame is among at least six projects to be completed by the end of this year by Dubai Municipality, with another nine in the pipeline for 2016

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  • Dubai reveals plans for world’s first 3D printed building

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2015

    The new technology will cut labour costs by 50-80 per cent and construction time by 50-70 per cent.

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  • Kuwait construction sector thriving with $188bn projects underway

    Kuwait July 01 , 2015

    Kuwait has a combined value of retail, interior and fit-out market standing at $31 million.

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  • UAE’s DuPont settles two counterfeit cases

    United Arab Emirates June 30 , 2015

    The infringement of the DuPont trademark and mislabelling of protective apparel jeopardized the safety of industrial workers.

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  • Nakheel appoints Van Oord for coastal work at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates June 30 , 2015

    The two-year contract will include 8.5 km of beaches, 3.5 km of quay walls and 9.5 km of rock revetments at two of the four Deira Islands

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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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  • UAE temperatures boost demand for Portacool™ coolers

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    Portacool™ products have resulted in an increase of approximately 11.75% each year for the past three years.

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  • 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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  • Landmark Hotels & Suites to expand in 2016

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    The Dubai-based hotel chain will be opening new hotels across the UAE, including in Dubai and Fujairah

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  • Dubai will not increase real estate registration fees

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    Decisions to increase the various fees are issued by Dubai Executive Council, which does not have plans to review the current real estate fees.

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  • Dubai developer Limitless to repay $564m to creditors

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    The cash payment amounts to 42 per cent of its $1.21bn (AED4.45bn) total debt pile.

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  • SITE VISIT: Sobha Hartland - Mohammed bin Rashid City

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    Sobha Hartland project is on track with one of the schools set to open in September 2015 and all other properties to be delivered between 2017 and 2020. The Big 5 Hub went along to see work in progress.

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  • RTA to construct 400 newly designed, solar-powered ‎bus shelters

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2015

    The number of bus shelters to soar to 1285 by the project completion

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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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  • Honeywell launches new security camera series in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    New series provides simpler and more effective solutions for smaller scale and entry-level security requirements.

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  • Qatar building materials costs to triple by 2018

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    Qatar is spending more than $200m on infrastructure ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022. Inflation in the construction sector stands at 3% this year and is expected to reach 15-20% by 2018.

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  • First Solar Modules to power 200mw solar photovoltaic project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 24 , 2015

    Consortium led by ACWA Power establishes global cost benchmark with Middle East's largest PV plant

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 richest MENA construction moguls

    United Arab Emirates June 24 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub selects the top 10 richest construction moguls in the MENA region, according to their net worth.

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  • Farnek wins new service contracts in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 24 , 2015

    Around 75 of Farnek’s cleaning, maintenance and service staff will be deployed to work on the two buildings in Dubai Internet City and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

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  • Unilever launches $272m industrial project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 23 , 2015

    Dubai Industrial City offers duty-free import facilitation for machinery and a tariff-free access to the GCC and MENA markets.

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  • S&P: UAE property market is prepared for the correction that's underway

    June 22 , 2015

    New report expects the UAE's property market to continue to decline in the next two years, pushed by low oil prices

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Imdaad awards fleet maintenance contract to Emirates Transport

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2015

    Three-year comprehensive agreement includes complete maintenance and repair services

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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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  • Dubai to complete new $19.8m autism centre in 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    Dubai Autism Centre is currently under construction in the city's Al Garhoud area

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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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  • New sun control fabric can scratch 25% off your energy bill

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    GCC has more than 1,200 sustainable projects, with Dubai spending $820m to make 30,000 buildings energy-efficient by 2030, according to a report by Ventures Middle East.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 MENA renewable energy projects

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    Despite its oil and gas wealth, the GCC is leading the world in renewable energy projects. We take a look at 10 of the best across MENA.

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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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  • Nakheel approves first floating island project on The World Islands

    United Arab Emirates June 16 , 2015

    OQYANA Real Estate signed a deal with Amillarah Private Islands earlier this year to create a series of Floating Private Islands within the 'OQYANA World First development' on 'The World Islands' project in Dubai

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  • UAE-based Bion Industrial launches new tipper trailers

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2015

    New B250, B340 and B480 tippers boast outstanding payload, unmatched efficiency, advanced safety features and durable materials.

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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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  • RTA to extend Metro tracks to 421km by 2030

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015

    The Roads and Transport Authority hopes to increase the share of public transport trips to 20 per cent by 2020, with a further 30 per cent by 2030

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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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  • 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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  • Petrofac wins $900mn Oman contract

    Oman June 11 , 2015

    The total contract value is expected to be around $900 million with around one-quarter of the revenues relating to professional services including engineering, construction and commissioning management

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  • Dubai is home to best new hotel in the Middle East 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 10 , 2015

    "With 4,000 new rooms entering the Dubai market by the end of this year and the refurbishment of existing properties, the level of competition has never been higher," said Christine Davidson, Event Director, DMG Hospitality Portfolio

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  • DAMAC Properties awards $762mn in contracts in first 5 months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 10 , 2015

    The contracts include more than 1,500 villas at AKOYA Oxygen and Construction of Three Hotel Apartments Towers

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Middle East museums and gallery projects

    June 10 , 2015

    Countries across the Middle East are experiencing a cultural renaissance with some of the most iconic museums flourishing from Jordan to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Here is The Big 5's pick of the finest museums across the region, focusing on its heritage

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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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  • Solar Impulse pilot set for Dubai visit when world flight ends

    United Arab Emirates June 09 , 2015

    Dr Bertrand Piccard, who spent 12 years preparing for the pioneering flight in the giant aircraft powered only by the sun, will be a speaker at Gulf Sol exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Duba

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  • UAE's National Drilling Company inks $543m contracts for new rigs

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2015

    The company will buy 14 new rigs in addition to building one offshore and one onshore rig at the cost of $203m.

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  • Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Real Estate awards AVENUE 353's construction contract to McFadden International

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2015

    AVENUE 353 offers buyers the opportunity to take advantage of the booming touristic rental market - the fastest growing investment sector in the Middle East

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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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  • 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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  • Al Tayer discusses investment prospects in road projects with American delegation

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2015

    The delegation discussed investment prospects open for the private sector in roads and public transport means the RTA is planning up to 2020

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  • Dubai Ruler reviews Emaar’s $2.7bn beachfront project

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2015

    The mixed-use development at Al Mamzar will include 4, 000 residential units, 300 hotel rooms and 250, 000 sqm of retail outlets.

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  • wasl properties launches first part of $136mn project

    United Arab Emirates June 03 , 2015

    dar wasl includes a host of premium quality facilities on Wasl Road in Dubai

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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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  • dmg events appoints new Vice President of Design & Hospitality Division

    United Arab Emirates June 03 , 2015

    Andy Stuart has worked on several show launches, awards, publications and digital communities with operational experience throughout the UK & Europe, India, Russia, UAE, China and the USA.

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  • UAE’s Prestige Construction wins $20m contract for Ajman mall

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2015

    The $33m water-front retail project is expected to attract tourism to emirate of Ajman, located along the Persian Gulf in the UAE.

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  • The Circle Mall project - Jumeirah Village

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2015 Read More
  • 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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 projects

    Qatar June 02 , 2015

    Since June 2015 the world regulating body of football Fifa has been engulfed in scandal and on September 25 Swiss authorities announced its President Sepp Blatter was under criminal investigation. As pressure mounts from around the world for a fresh look at...

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  • UAE’s R Select launches $191m retail projects

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2015

    R Select plans to venture out of Ajman with a $68m (AED250m) plan for two community malls in Dubai. With the current expansion plan, its portfolio will be worth more than $259m (AED950m) in the next two years.

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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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  • High land prices may destabilise property sector in Qatar

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2015

    Qatar's real estate sector remains in its infancy while local investors often prefer to trade land rather than develop plots

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  • REPORT: GCC construction projects valued at $172bn in 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2015

    Region's biggest project is $32b Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. Countries are embarking on the biggest development boom in history, with upcoming global events and infrastructure building driving major projects from Saudi Arabia to Qatar and the...

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  • Dubai will build 28,000 new hotel rooms by 2018

    June 01 , 2015

    Top hotel chiefs reveal their plans for hospitality expansion as hoteliers across the Middle East prepare for this week's Middle East Hotel Awards 2015, which is being held in Dubai

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  • IN PICTURES: Give a Ghaf campaign kicks off, to plant 5,000 trees this year

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2015

    Drought - tolerant, evergreen Ghaf tree, possibly the sturdiest plant in the harsh desert environment is now endangered, thanks to urbanisation and rapid infrastructure development.

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  • RTA’s Dubai cycling track is 50% complete

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2015

    The Dubai Cycling Track project is set for completion by the end of August 2015.

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  • Economic Zones World and Shanghai Yaming Lighting sign MoU

    United Arab Emirates May 28 , 2015

    Both the entities to work together to identify areas of partnership across the entire spectrum of the supply chain

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  • Salaries skyrocket in GCC construction sector where 'CEOs earn more than bankers'

    United Arab Emirates May 28 , 2015

    Construction sector tops salary league with senior bosses raking in up to $1.2million in "basic pay" says industry analyst. Executive search firm Rasf reveals latest pay scales for top-tier professionals in region

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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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  • Nakheel’s $218m The Pointe 30% complete, opening set for Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    Developer says a 100 out of 145 available outlets have been leased in what could become Dubai’s priciest waterfront-based dining and entertainment strip.

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  • Dubai’s Business Bay continues to flourish with new AG Tower

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    “Business Bay is now in the spotlight and is currently being described as Dubai's new Manhattan." - Prem Gopalani, Executive Chairman, Fortune 5

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  • Dubai spends $21.8bn on transport infrastructure in 10 years - and it's set to continue

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    Roads & Transport Authority chief reveals details of his department's construction investment in the emirate

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  • Hilton to put its mark on Dubai World Central

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    "We anticipate considerable demand for hotel accommodation not only from passenger flows at the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020, but also from business travelers associated with the wider DWC community."

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  • Retrofitting buildings for greater energy-efficiency

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    Event to bring together industry professionals and government bodies, including Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Etihad ESCO and RSB, among others

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Indian megaprojects

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    Our choice of the megaprojects in India, a country undergoing one of the biggest infrastructure and construction investment programmes in the world.

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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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  • UAE's Pinnacle Tower: Dark emergency exits a bigger hazard than fire

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2015

    “We do not have a clear emergency evacuation plan and information was limited at best. How the fire was not more of a disaster is a miracle,” says resident.

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  • Arabtec denies reports of Egyptian housing project cancellation

    Egypt May 25 , 2015

    The company's shares fell sharply on Sunday following accusations that the project had halted

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  • Imdaad named ‘Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year’

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2015

    Wins honor at 2015 Emirates Green Building Council Awards for excellence in sustainable initiatives

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  • High rents in Qatar due to housing shortage

    Qatar May 25 , 2015

    Housing prices have been rising significantly over the past two years with high construction costs as a factor, experts say

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  • How cycling will transform transport in Dubai (despite the soaring summer temperatures)

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2015

    Cycling fan and The Big 5 Editor Gary Wright takes a look at the emirate's investment in cycle tracks across the city and confidently predicts success (for the second time)

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  • Official: Dubai theme parks on-track to open in 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2015

    About 7,800 workers from 27 contracting firms are on the site to make sure all works are completed on schedule

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  • RAK Properties awards Mina Al Arab project to Majestic Jetties & Marinas

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2015

    The new marina, which will be located in the center of the Lagoon Walk, will provide long-term berthing for recreational vessels up to 25 metres in length

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  • Dubai Canal is 33% complete

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2015

    The completion rate of Dubai Canal has touched 33 per cent and all phases of the project are on schedule, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • Marmo Classic reveals new 9mm tile made from stone waste

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2015

    KalingaStone launches cost-effective, superslim engineered stone Tiberio. "We are targeting customers seeking natural stone alternatives, but also providing a solution to designers and end users that are looking for an alternative to ceramic tiles."

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  • Viking Gulf sets its sights on the FM sector in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    Facilities management is the industry to look at says Viking Gulf Chairman, stating that the business is the most professional in the UAE

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  • How Italian craftsmen are transforming stone exteriors in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub speaks to the Managing and Commercial Director of Fila Group on how his company keeps the most prestigious stones clean and protected

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  • IN PICTURES: Aseel Marble’s big celebrations at ME Stone 2015

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    “It was clear on the first day of the show that it will be the biggest stone event in the region.” Dubai's tallest man visits big show.

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  • Huge response to Middle East Stone debut highlights market maturity

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    First-ever event dedicated to the region’s thriving stone, marble and ceramics industry will end tomorrow

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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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  • FM Expo 2015: Imdaad and WMS Metal Industries to install waste separation system in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    The installation of the new waste separation system is expected to help consolidate Dubai Government's efforts to recycle 75 per cent of municipal solid waste by the year 2020.

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  • Dubai World Central affordable housing community announced

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2015

    A vibrant new community to be developed at DWC Residential Area for handover in 2018

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of the best ME Stone 2015 exhibitors

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2015

    The Middle East Stone show 2015, which runs until Thursday May 21 at the World Trade Centre in Dubai has attracted 230 exhibitors from 22 countries showing some of the most remarkable stone and tile building materials ever seen under one roof.

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  • FM Expo 2015: Scaling the heights

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2015

    An expert from Emrill will reveal strategies to reduce service fee charges at the Finance Clinic at 2.15pm today.

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  • FM Expo 2015: Seasoned FM services by OCS

    Saudi Arabia May 19 , 2015

    Ongoing Saudi projects mean that the demand for topnotch facilities management will accelerate. OCS has spread its operations to Saudi Arabia through a joint venture with Zahid Group.

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  • FM EXPO 2015: final day at the Innovation Zone has again attracted the top names in FM

    May 19 , 2015

    The Emrill sponsored Innovation Zone has brought some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the business and today's programme is not to be missed. All CPD certified

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  • See the latest innovative products at this year's FM EXPO

    May 18 , 2015

    Top companies bring their newest products to this year's exhibition

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  • Imdaad showcases new recycling ideas for FM and waste sectors

    May 18 , 2015

    Imdaad promotes stakeholder engagement & Hard & Soft FM as principle intelligence partner of FM EXPO 2015

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  • IN PICTURES: Middle East Stone 2015 opens

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    The Middle East Stone Show will also feature 15 technical and design showcases, 6 practical workshops, panel discussions and more than 40 CPD certified seminars

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  • ETA Facilities Management to hold master class on smart facilities management solutions at FM EXPO 2015

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    CEO Dr. Hayan Sayed to discuss modern smart technologies and latest innovative smart solutions that cater to the industry

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  • H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid inaugurates FM Expo

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    FM Expo, the only facilities management exhibition in the Middle East, opened today at 11am.

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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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  • FM EXPO 2015: Busch into the green scene

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    “Busch Systems develops more molded recycling bins, waste collection receptacles, and composters than all other manufacturers combined.”

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  • German cleaning services provider showcases award-winning products at Dubai show

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    Karcher ‘s Managing Director in the Middle East gave the Big 5 Hub an insight into the cleaning service provider’s newest products at FM Expo 2015

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  • FM EXPO 2015: EcoTech’s clean up act

    May 18 , 2015

    Tissues, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers can cut the risk of infection by 80 per cent.

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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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  • Save up to 40% on you air conditioning energy costs

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    Compressor modulation is the future for air conditioning: better control and cheaper running costs, says Emerson's Matthew Neidlinger

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  • Affordable housing proves to be investor need for UAE market

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2015

    Developer sees huge success with sales of its affordable housing project

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  • First phase of Dubai Festival City mall expansion is complete

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2015

    Open on May 14 for all visitors, the expansion will include a new atrium and redesign

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  • Contracting companies gain from large hotel investments in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2015

    CEO of Kele Contracting explains how UAE hotel ventures are increasing competiveness for companies like his

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  • RAK Ceramics profits soar to $20.5m in first quarter of 2015

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2015

    UAE tile and ceramic manufacturer's adjusted profit figures for the first quarter of 2015 is up 22% year on year following strong sales and restructure of its company commitments

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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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  • Dafza to expand facilities to meet growing demand

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2015

    Two expansion projects were announced for one of the fastest growing freezones in Dubai, adding a range of services and amenities for its clients

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  • Brits invited to help Dubai use hydrogen fuel cells to reduce carbon emissions

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2015

    Dubai Carbon will work with British AFC Energy to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by using hydrogen fuel cells in a number of facilities.

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  • ACC honoured for high project safety standards

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2015

    The British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards honours Arabian Construction Company for third consecutive year of exceptional workplace safety standards

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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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  • Emrill appoints new support services director

    United Arab Emirates May 07 , 2015

    Harrison joins Emrill with 15 years Middle East and international experience covering Panama to Samoa with key clients such as NHS, Carillion and Balfour Beatty.

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  • China bets on Sharjah to boost trade

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Sharjah has been a facilitator of trade between the UAE and China, with bilateral trade between Sharjah and China expected to cross $5 billion in 2015.

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  • Flowcrete’s coating features in Mall of the Emirates expansion

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Deckshield has been designed around the dual principles of durability and appearance.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Middle East theme park projects

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    New theme parks and leisure facilities that will boost tourism and attract visitors from around the world make this region one of the most exciting in the world

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  • Take a look into the future with our latest magazine

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    The Big 5 series of construction shows is the key to success in the region with thousands of satisfied exhibitors. Our magazine brings together our commercial shows and all the news and insight from across the region. You can read the latest issue for free.

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  • Sharjah launches $21.8m leisure island project

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Al Noor island will consist of a Butterfly House, a literature pavilion and art sculptures, the emirate's investment authority said in a statement.

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  • Foster+Partners wins d3 phase 2 contract

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Following the delivery of phase 1 of its master plan, Dubai Design District (d3) has revealed development plans for a dedicated Creative Community

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  • Office complex in Dubai will set new standard when it opens in November

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Set for completion before the end of the year, One JLT will bring together like-minded people in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. JLT is a DMCC Free Zone, which is the fastest growing in the UAE, The Big 5 Hub’s Jumana Abdel-Razzaq met DMCC Director Krysta Fox...

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  • Programme for INDEX and workspace at INDEX Design Talks announced

    United Arab Emirates May 05 , 2015

    Design Talks speaker lists has been unveiled with sustainability, holistic wellbeing and Building Information Modelling in Design as just some of the anticipated subjects to be discussed

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  • Germany’s Manz presents CIGS thin-film solar modules with record efficiency of 16%

    United Arab Emirates May 05 , 2015

    “16% record efficiency in module format is an important milestone, but immense potential of CIGS technology is not nearly exhausted,” CEO Dieter Manz

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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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  • Dubai's RTA awards $130 million bridges contract

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2015

    Two new bridges will link Bluewaters island tourist hotspot with mainland

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  • World's finest surface design at first-ever Middle East Covering Exhibition

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2015

    Middle East Covering will bring the best in coverings, finishes and surface design to facilitate the current $2.5tn worth of projects in the region

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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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  • Now load management can be simpler than you think

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    Joe Rose, Technical Marketing Manager at Big Foot Systems, explains the importance of load management in refurbishment projects

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  • Palma Development launches first residential-only project on the Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    The themes of exclusivity and the sense of belonging are main aspects driving the first-ever, 100 per cent residential community on The Palm

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  • France’s Moviken delivers a Marine Passenger Information System for Dubai’s RTA

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    The system called Naviboat provides information to passengers on the Dubai Ferries by means of large screens installed in the passenger cabins.

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  • RAK Hospitality Holding concludes $240m debt transaction with Mashreq and Arab Bank

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2015

    Facility will be used for consolidating and refinancing existing debt, acquisition finance for two hotels and new finance for two hotel refurbishment projects

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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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  • Nakheel doubles first-quarter profit to $357mn

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2015

    Dubai developer increases net profit after first-quarter project announcements and continued debt repayments

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  • It’s good to talk

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2015

    Liz Kentish explains why strong relationships are built on a foundation of great communication

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  • Falconcity of Wonders presents an appreciation award to Dubai Municipality

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2015

    The award was presented as an appreciation towards the Municipality's enduring efforts in sustaining Dubai's position with the highest international standards of sustainability.

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  • Binghatti developers launch apartments in Dubai Silicon Oasis

    United Arab Emirates April 29 , 2015

    “The demand for affordable, mid-segment properties is far outpacing the available supply and that this segment will continue to experience growth in Dubai and the region as a whole.”

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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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  • 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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  • Dubai ruler approves $136m Union Museum project

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2015

    The project will also involve restoring the Union House to its original state and replacing the existing flagpole with a slightly taller 123m mast.

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  • Meraas launches Bulgari residence in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2015

    Italian jeweller Bulgari and Dubai developer Meraas Holding plant to build a luxury resort and residential project on a man-made island off the coast of Dubai

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  • DuPont unveils ThermoPro in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2015

    The product launch is part of DuPont’s initiatives and campaigns to spread preventive awareness about safety against fire and hazardous chemicals in industries, factories and commercial spaces.

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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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  • Minister says UAE is an example to the world with its green intiatives

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2015

    Dr Abdullah Belhaiv Al Nuaimi highlights the sustainable achievements of the his department saying the country has taken a lead and developed some unique solutions to energy saving

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  • We meet the man behind the city of the future

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2015

    In June 2015 people begin moving into a brand new city development billed as the most sustainable housing development not only in the UAE, but anywhere in the Middle East. Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers believes The Sustainable City Dubai will become a...

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  • UAE grants $7.5m to three healthcare projects in Serbia

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2015

    Foundation stones have been laid for the projects funded by Khalifa Foundation, UAE.

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  • Dubai’s DEWA to tender coal-fired power plant

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2015

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will open a tender in two weeks to build a coal-fired plant with a capacity of 1200 Megawatts (MW), Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA said.

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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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  • RAK Ceramics recognised by the Environment Protection and Development Authority

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2015

    The company planted 300 trees around its factories in addition to 10,000 existing trees in support of Earth Day.

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  • New $3m bottle crusher will cut glass waste to landfill by 80 per cent in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2015

    Deal announcement revealed during Irish trade delegation visit to GCC

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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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  • Sharjah’s Tilal City Registers 70% Sales for zones to compete in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2015

    Split into five zones (A-E), the master planned community will occupy an area of 25 million square feet and provide high-quality, affordable housing for 55,000 – 65,000 residents in apartments, villas and townhouses.

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  • UN Secretary General Praises UAE leaders for support of sustainable business practices

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2015

    The Pearl Initiative and United Nations Global Compact Regional Forum was attended by more than 500 regional and international business leaders and representatives from UN organisations, government and civil society.

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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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  • 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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  • Swedish wood exports to UAE stand at $200 million

    United Arab Emirates April 16 , 2015

    The UAE is a major hub for the timber trade in Gulf region through Dubai.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 mega mall projects in the Middle East

    April 16 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub looks at the region's top 10 mall construction projects in the region. From brand new mega-malls to massive extensions to existing high-profile shopping destinations.

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  • Dubai to spend $817 million on sustainability projects in 2015

    United Arab Emirates April 16 , 2015

    Dubai Muncipality’s sustainability drive is focused on heritage and tourism districts

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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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  • UAE to host 'National Roundtable of Financing and Investing in Green Economy Projects' for 6th Green Economy Annual Conference

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2015

    The UAE is set to host the sixth edition of the Green Economy Annual Conference under the title National Roundtable of Financing and Investing in Green Economy Projects on 25 May in Dubai.

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  • Hoermann secures high speed doors projects in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2015

    UAE projects include Nad Al Sheba Club, Al Tayer Motors in Musaffah, Nad Al Sheba Health Club and Carrefour in Al Ghurair Centre.

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 development on track

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2015

    The Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee shared its first update this year on the status of the Expo 2020 preparations with the Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

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  • ‘Spiderman’ scales world’s largest twisted tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2015

    Dare devil ascends the Cayan twisted tower on Sunday during a promotional event for the company’s new project launch

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  • ETA Facilities Management presents free webinar for FM professionals this morning

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2015

    ETA teams up with FM EXPO 2015 for smart tech webinar today

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  • Drake & Scull wins $91 million contract for Dubai hotel

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2015

    Drake & Scull will undertake complete MEP works for a high profile mixed use development under construction in Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Dubai Metro extension to Expo 2020 site approved

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2015

    Dubai Metro’s red line extension, named Route 2020, will span 15 km and include seven new stations.

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  • Jeddah to build $40 million mixed-use towers

    Saudi Arabia April 09 , 2015

    The two towers are being developed by the Sabban Group of Companies and to offer 272 luxury apartments in total.

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  • Habtoor Leighton wins Qatar’s $608m reservoir project

    Qatar April 09 , 2015

    The world's largest reinforced concrete reservoirs will have a capacity of 100 million gallons each.

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