Friday 21 October 2016

Sobha unveils 'Vaastu Homes' along Dubai Water Canal

Sobha Group, a premium real estate developer, has unveiled Vaastu-inspired homes at Sobha Hartland – the only fully integrated freehold community along the Dubai Water Canal. The resort-style luxury housing project comprising studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments


Empower achieves 8.9pc saving in district cooling

UAE-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has achieved 8.9 per cent savings in energy consumption of district cooling during its novel four-month summer campaign. One of the world’s largest district cooling service providers, Empower said the “S


Impact named sales agent for Bahrain waterfront project

Leading Bahraini development company Al Ma’awdah Group has appointed Impact Estate as the sales and marketing agent for its multimillion-dollar waterfront project, Residence Sharq.    The freehold development, which enjoys a prime location within the $1.6 billion-


Developers 'must ease financial burden on home buyers'

The current economic challenges will force real estate firms in the Gulf region to do more to ease the financial burden on investors and end users when it comes to buying homes, said Artar Real Estate Development, a Saudi-based company. Artar is the real estate development arm of


University of Sharjah ties up with Portugal Tecnico

University of Sharjah (UoS) said it has signed a co-operation agreement with Instituto Superior Tecnico, the largest school of architecture, engineering, science and technology, in Portugal. The deal covers joint co-operation in graduate and post graduate programmes, curricula de


Shuaa Capital completes Jeddah hotel project

Shuaa Capital Saudi Arabia (SCSA) said the construction and fitting works on its Centro Shaheen Jeddah Hotel has been completed and is set for handover to the Rotana Hotel Management Company to begin operations. Centro Shaheen is the first of a series of three hotel properties th


Abu Dhabi to start work on new girls' school

Work on the Shakhbout Girls School project, to be developed on a 50,192-sq-m area in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will start early next month and is due for completion by mid-2018, said a report. The three-storey building with a total built-up area of 22,716 sq m is being built by Abu Dhabi G


Exova wins Saudi pipeline project contract

UK-based Exova, a global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, said it has been awarded a £500,000 ($655,125) contract by Sepco Arabia Company to support construction on the main gas pipeline across Saudi Arabia. The project will see Exova testing and validat


KBR wins US Army project contract in Kuwait

KBR, a major engineering, procurement and construction company, said its joint venture with top private security firm Triple Canopy, has been awarded a major contract by the US Army for its Kuwait base operations. It is a firm fixed-price contract for one year with four option years. T


Dubai waterfront project on track for November launch

Dubai Properties (DP) has announced that the 12-km-long Marasi Business Bay Promenade is on schedule for launch in November, coinciding with the opening of the Dubai Water Canal being built by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). A leading Dubai-based real estate master dev

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