Tuesday 28 January 2020

Saudi building sector urged to lower carbon footprint

Hydro Building Systems Middle East recently hosted a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss building solutions in compliance with Saudi Building Code that will help position the kingdom as a leader in green buildings. A provider of Technal systems, Hydro Building Syste


Azizi sells 95pc units in flagship Dubai MBR City project

Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has sold 95 per cent of its residences in Phase One of Riviera, its flagship residential destination in Dubai, thus recording sales of over Dh2.14 billion ($582 million). Phase One of Riviera comprises 3,589 residences i


AXA Gulf opens new 7-storey Bahrain HQ

AXA Gulf, one of the largest international insurers in the GCC, is moving its activities to its new seven-storey Bahrain Bay headquarters this week.    Located on the main island, 6.8 km from Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain Bay is one of Bahrain&rsqu


Business park to be set up in Duqm zone

Oman's Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) and Maysan Properties have signed a usufruct agreement to establish a business park under the ‘Maysan Square Duqm’ brand in the SEZ, said a report. The project will be developed in five phases, starting from 2


Soft Mobility Project to cover 3 Dubai areas

The initial phase of Dubai Master Plan for ‘Soft Mobility’ would be completed March 2020, said director-general and chairman of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA),adding that this phase covered three residential districts of Karama, Mankhool, and Al Qusais 1.


Jumeirah eyes big Saudi mega-projects developments

Leading hospitality and leisure group Jumeirah is planning big developments in Saudi Arabia’s 'mega-projects' -  the $500-billion Neom metropolis and the Red Sea project, said its top official.   “We must be in those locations, but I wan


World's largest urbanisation forum to kick off in Abu Dhabi

Leading policy makers, mayors, academics, business people, community leaders, artists and urban planners will be in Abu Dhabi next month for the world’s leading conference which is being held in the Arab region for the first time.   The 10th session of the


Sewa provides power connections to over 1,700 projects in 2019

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) said it has provided power connections to 1,741 new projects during 2019 covering key residential, industrial, commercial, governmental and agricultural categories across the city.   This comes as part of t


Mubadala signs Uzbek thermal power complex deal

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade have signed an implementation agreement with JSC Thermal Power Plants of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the development of a power complex at Talimarjan in the former Soviet republi


Dubai, Riyadh in Top 20 Global Dynamic Cities 2020 list

Cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are gaining momentum, with Dubai, Riyadh and Nairobi all ranked within the top 20, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index 2020 which identifies the world’s most dynamic cities from a real estate perspective.   

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