Sunday 1 May 2016

DIFC launches new lifestyle community development

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced the launch of Gate Avenue at DIFC, a first-of-its-kind urban living development that will create a unique cultural experience in the region. Convening the world’s most coveted retail brands, culinary concepts and art


Laticrete launches first pump truck in UAE

Laticrete Middle East has launched its first pump truck, which will allow construction professionals in Middle East to finish new concrete or level existing slabs to the highest standard in record time while significantly reducing project costs. The launch was held at Meydan Hote


Albilad unveils new water garden city in Bahrain

Albilad Real Estate Investment is showcasing Water Garden City, a mixed-use development along the northern coastline of Manama in Bahrain, at the Gulf Property Show. Founded in Bahrain in 2006, Albilad is owned by local and regional investors. Water Garden City will be the


Impact Estate showcases top products

Impact Estate, a Bahrain-based full-service real estate company, is taking part in the Gulf Property Show 2016 along with its sister company Impact Interiors. Both companies are showcasing exceptional products at the exhibition taking place at the Bahrain International Exhibition


Dubai summit in 'green infrastructure' spotlight

Leading construction experts and architects discussed key topics related to green infrastructure, and sustainable projects besides exploring new techniques in landscape architecture and design at a recent summit in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit was organised


Siemens wins service deal for Qatar power plant

Siemens has been awarded a 25-year service contract for the planned Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. The customer is Umm Al Houl Power, a company established through a partnership among Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QWEC), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Founda


25pc of buildings to be 3D printed by 2030

Dubai aims to become a leading hub of 3D printing technology by 2030, as much as 25 per cent of buildings in the emirate will be based on this technology, it has been revealed. The 3D printing technology is capable of transforming the construction sector by lowering costs and red


Reclamation in Manama banned

A ban on further private coastal reclamation has been imposed in Manama, Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, adding that the Capital Trustees Board plans to veto any new application to reclaim the sea for projects such as hotels, apartments and malls.


Barwa Real Estate Q1 profit falls 80pc

Qatar's Barwa Real Estate, one of the Gulf Arab state's largest listed developers, reported an 80 per cent fall in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday. Barwa made a net profit of QR651 million ($178.82 million) in the three months to March 31, it said in a statement.


Saudi Arabia to overhaul financial district, economic cities

Saudi Arabia is revising plans for a glitzy financial district in Riyadh and the creation of six industrial cities, after the projects were plagued by delays and a lack of enthusiasm among potential tenants and investors. The government's frank, public assessments of the proj

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