Wednesday 22 October 2014

Dubai's RTA wins special award for rail project work

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) received a special award at the annual Meed Mena Rail & Metro Summit held last night in Dubai, UAE, in recognition of the contribution it has made to the development of passenger rail travel in the Middle East. The award was a


Cherry Brown clinches HBA office fit-out contract

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), a leading hospitality design company, has roped in UAE-based Cherry Brown Interiors for the turn key fit-out of its new UAE office in Dubai. All the necessary elements of the work at the new facility at iRise Tower in Tecom are being managed by one


RCA to launch ground-breaking design innovations

The London-based Royal College of Art (RCA) will launch three groundbreaking projects featuring some of the world’s most promising new technologies at the upcoming Downtown Design event in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East’s leading platform for original design, Downtown Design w


Qatar to spend $205bn on infrastructure

Qatar is set to spend as much as $205 billion on infrastructure over the next four years, prioritising sectors such as housing, transport infrastructure, power, water and sewage facilities, said experts. In spite of growing storm clouds over the global economy, Qatar is set to pu


Dubai sees steady increase in land prices

With an expanding significance of freehold in Dubai, UAE, land prices will continue to gather momentum, especially towards the build-up for the World Expo 2020, said a report. As Dubai's real estate market enters its third cycle of 2014, the big question many investors and de


Doble Engineering opens new Dubai office

Doble Engineering, a global leader of diagnostic test solutions and consulting and testing services, has expanded its global footprint by opening a new office in Dubai, UAE. A company owned by Esco Technologies, Doble said the office will offer the company's full consulting a


GCC housing shortage to top 1m units by 2018

The young demographic structure of the GCC region is creating a surge in demand for housing that could lead to a shortage in excess of one million units by 2018, a report said. With the GCC region set to face a massive shortage of housing, governments need to pursue more holistic


Saudi developer to invest in stocks

Jazan Development Company (Jazadco), a leading Saudi company specialising in agricultural activity, said it has won approval from the company's board, to invest SR20 million ($5.3 million) in Tadawul-listed shares. Jazadco said the investment will be made through company'


SNC-Lavalin nets $37m Dubai district cooling deal

SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, said it had won a $37-million contract from UAE cooling company Tabreed to develop district cooling facilities for a resort in Dubai, UAe. The facilities will be built at Meraasland Themed Entertainment Resort, which is p


Saudi expo to draw construction industry giants

Leading construction heavyweights from across the world will be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and network among industry peers at the Saudi Build 2014. To be held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 10

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