Wednesday 22 November 2017

Investors 'rush to buy' Aldar's waterfront homes

Aldar Properties, a leading UAE-based property developer, said it has witnessed an overwhelming response from buyers for the second and the final phase of its waterfront development Water’s Edge, located on Yas Island, the most exciting destination in Abu Dhabi. Buyers turn


GCC 'working on $3.1 trillion development projects'

The GCC has one of the biggest construction pipelines in the world with $3.1 trillion worth of projects planned or under way in the region, according to a report. The high value of projects planned and under way is a clear indication of how the projects industry has become a key


Jeddah's waterfront project enters final phase

Construction on the 720,000-sq-m Jeddah waterfront corniche is entering its final phase, the largest in the project's development, said a report.   The Jeddah project boasts the longest pedestrian bridge in Saudi Arabia, connecting the corniche and Prince Fa


Virgin Hyperloop One set to develop GCC ultra-fast tube

US-based Virgin Hyperloop One, a start-up developing super high-speed transportation systems, is working on an ambitious plan to connect the entire Gulf region through an ultra-fast tube transportation system, which will operate at a velocity of 1,100 km per hour.  


Ideal Standard unveils novel designs at Dubai show

Ideal Standard, a leading provider of key bathroom solutions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, is showcasing its innovative products at Downtown Design 2017 expo in Dubai. A premier showcase of original, high quality design from all over the world, Downtown Des


RTA eyes 3D printed pedestrian bridge, bus stop

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched new 3D printing initiatives geared towards implementing various projects using this gamechanger technology. The move is aimed at enhancing the ‘Smart City’ initiative of the Dubai Government and serve the


Bahrain's key highway project on track

Work is progressing well on the Alba & Nuwaidrat Interchange Revamp Project in Bahrain, with all concrete works already done and 43 per cent of the job at Alba’s single way flyover completed. A vital project, Alba & Nuwaidrat Interchange Revamp Project, is being fun


Enec in major nuclear plant construction milestone

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and its Korean joint venture partner Kepco have achieved a series of construction milestones on the units of the Barakah Plant with the successful installation of reactor containment building liner dome section and completion of concrete pouring for th


Abu Dhabi approves $95m infrastructure projects

The Abu Dhabi government has approved infrastructure development projects worth more than Dh350 million ($95.2 million) including roadworks, stormwater drainage networks and parking facilities in the UAE capital. The projects were okayed by the executive committee of the Abu Dhab


Designs unveiled for giant Oman botanical garden

Leading UK-based engineering firm Arup has joined hands with architect Grimshaw and design consultant Haley Sharpe Design to deliver the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretive designs for the Oman Botanic Garden, the largest such facility in the Arab world. Cover

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