Tuesday 23 May 2017

Abu Dhabi unveils big plans for Hudayriat Island

Abu Dhabi government has unveiled major plans to develop a 30-km waterfront community on the 3,000-hectare Hudayriat Island located southwest of Abu Dhabi island. Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) held a workshop with stakeholders on Monday to discuss approaches that will he


5,800 new homes to enter Qatar market by year-end

An estimated 5,800 new homes are set to enter the Qatar real estate market by year end, assuming minimum construction delays, according to a report. These include apartments in five buildings at United Development Company's (UDC) flagship The Pearl project and 10 buildin


Oman sewage plant set for 2018 completion

Haya Water, a major government-owned water reuse company in Oman, said work was progressing as per schedule at its Darsait STP (sewage treatment plant) project and was due for completion by the end of next year. Darsait STP is considered to be one of the largest and most signific


UAE leads Gulf foray into $165bn Caspian Sea market

The UAE is spearheading the Gulf region’s push into the Caspian Sea states as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan offer an increasingly attractive proposition to companies affected by the slowdown in oil and gas projects activity project in the GCC, said a report. Major


Dubai launches control centre for transport systems

Dubai government has launched its new Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) for road and transport systems, said a report. It will act as a unified platform linking various control centres of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and operational agencies with an integrate


Damac launches premium villas at Akoya Oxygen

Damac Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer, has announced the launch of Aknan (shelter in Arabic), a collection of three-bedroom luxurious villas within the greenery of master development Akoya Oxygen.   Located at the 55-million-sq-ft luxury green community in


Grid inter-connectivity to net $33bn savings for GCC

Grid inter-connectivity between the GCC countries will generate $33 billion in investments, economic and energy savings for the bloc over the next 25 years, reported The Gulf Times, citing data from leading global consultant Dun & Bradstreet. The GCC Interconnection


Diyar Al Muharraq wins ISO 9001 certification

Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the leading urban developers in Bahrain, has achieved the distinction of being certified to ISO 9001 for quality standards. This significant accomplishment highlights the developer’s stringent adherence to policies and regulations that results in t


Top interior design expo kicks off in Dubai

More than 1,100 companies are taking part in the 27th edition of the Index Design Series, the region's leading interiors and design trade show, and the co-located Middle East Stone, which opened its doors on Monday (May 22). The four-day exhibitions were inaugurated by Sheikh


Tanzanian group makes debut at Index

Tanzania’s luxury furniture brand Molocaho by Amorette is making its debut at the Index Design Series 2017 expo in Dubai in a big way with the launch of M-Luxury Chair, the world’s only Tanzanite encrusted hardwood chair worth $98,000. A leading interiors and design t

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