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Dubai’s new world record - The Torch

Posted on 01/05/2011

Dubai has yet another world record in its name - the world's tallest residential tower - ‘The Torch'. Select Group, a private property developers in the UAE, will begin handing over world's tallest residential tower next month, said a press statement. To be located in Dubai Marina, "The Torch” tower will beat Q1 Tower of God Coast, Australia, to become the world's tallest residential tower, the company said in a press statement on Thursday. "The Torch” at 348 metres (1,142 ft) at 86 ...  >>MORE

Nakheel to double Palm marina berths

Posted on 13/04/2011

Nakheel, Dubai-based master developer, has recommenced booking for berths in Palm Jumeirah and plans to double the berth number in the project, according to a senior company executive. "The Palm Jumeirah Marina provides 520 berths for boats. We are planning to increase this number to 1,000 in the future,” Saeed Harib, Managing Director, Nakheel Marine & Leisure, told Emirates 24|7. Palm Jumeirah Marina comprises two marinas: Marina East, which was opened on April 3, while Marina West ...  >>MORE

Technical team for Dubai Frame project formed

Posted on 11/04/2011

Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality issued an administrative decision to form a technical team for the Dubai Frame project, which will be formed in the municipality under the Administrative Decision No 70 of 2011. The committee, under the Chairmanship of Muaviya AbdulRahman Saffarini, Head of Construction Audit Unit in the Buildings Department, will include Roxy Bino, Urban Planning and Design Expert in the Planning Department (Vice-Chairman), Adil Mohamed Askar, ...  >>MORE

New skybridge gives Capital a towering claim

Posted on 10/04/2011

The Nation Towers project reached another major construction milestone as International Capital Trading and its contractors National Projects and Construction (NPC) and Arabtec Construction, successfully lifted into place an enormous steel bridge section weighing over 400 tonnes.  The overall installation of the bridge consisted of three major operations: assembly, lifting and positioning. Computer-controlled hydraulically operating lifting and sliding jacks were used to lift the massive ...  >>MORE

UAE to focus on Northern Emirates

Posted on 05/04/2011

The UAE is aiming at more infrastructure investment in its less developed Northern Emirates and creating more jobs for nationals this year, its economy minister said on Monday. The UAE promised in March to spend US$1.6 billion on electricity and water networks in Northern Emirates. Asked if the government plans additional measures in the north, Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said: "Of course. There is real focus on really creating projects in the Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, ...  >>MORE

Burj Khalifa bags Award of the Year'

Posted on 24/03/2011

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has won the award of the year for the best construction project in the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States. MEED, the Middle East's premier business intelligence provider, held a gala awards ceremony to recognise top projects across eight different categories at the first MEED Quality Awards for Projects, an independently-judged excellence recognition competition for projects completed in the GCC. Held on 22 March at the Ritz-Carlton, ...  >>MORE

Statistics Abu Dhabi: Prices of building materials stable of during November 2010

Posted on 02/01/2011

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued Saturday its periodic report on the prices of building materials, including a comprehensive analysis of movement in the average prices of the main types of building materials during the month of November compared to October 2010. SCAD monitors monthly movements in the prices of 194 items of construction materials, categorised into 21 groups of commodities and services that represent the most important materials used in the construction activity, ...  >>MORE

Towering ambitions for the UAE

Posted on 28/12/2010

Next year will mark some major property milestones for the two largest cities in the UAE. In Abu Dhabi, residents are due to start moving into homes on Reem Island and office staff are expected to start working at new premises on Sowwah Island. The moves are part of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 in action and are likely to result in a major change in the look and feel of the capital. In Dubai, meanwhile, thousands of new homes, offices and shops are expected to come on to the market even as prices ...  >>MORE

Second phase of Dh450m Abu Dhabi project begins

Posted on 19/12/2010

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) said yesterday construction of the second phase of its Dh450-million Abu Dhabi One (AD-1) project has started. ADCB said one of the two residential buildings in the project, located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre's Capital Centre District (CCD) is targeted for completion by May 14, 2012. The building project manager is Abu Commercial Properties (ADCP). "In line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision and ADCB's commitment to investing in the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality releases HSE Plan Development Manual

Posted on 14/12/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has released the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Plan Development Manual for the Building '&' Construction Sector; a unique initiative intended to promote the HSE culture '&' conduct and realign it with the local laws and best global practices to minimise accidents '&' injuries and provide a safe environment at the workplace. By issuing this Manual, which is the first of its kind in the UAE, the Municipality aims at promoting the Health, Safety and ...  >>MORE

Historic grandstand at ADNEC to get striking new roof canopy

Posted on 09/12/2010

Construction has commenced on a striking new 320m canopy that will arch above the existing roof of the historic Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre grandstand. The celebrated grandstand which was built in 1979 is one of Abu Dhabi's oldest landmarks. It was used by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to view national parades and other major celebrations. Today, it is an integral element of the exhibition centre and provides the Presidential viewing point for the opening of the ...  >>MORE

Environment Minister announces Green Building rule implementation at federal level from next year

Posted on 29/11/2010

Dr. Rashid Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, said the Green Building rule will be implemented at the federal level from the beginning of next year in government projects in the first phase as the council of ministers had taken a decision in this regard in July. He was speaking during the inauguration of the second international conference, EnviroCities 2010, under the title, "Green Cities," at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City on Sunday in the presence of His ...  >>MORE

Over US$23b up for grabs in the UAE construction industry: report

Posted on 22/11/2010

The Big 5 2010, the largest building '&' construction exhibition in the Middle East, has ensured an optimistic start to the show as it reveals that over US$23 billion in construction contracts are ready to be awarded in the UAE market, according to a report by organisers of the event. The Ventures-dmg GCC Building Construction Industry Report 2010, developed for The Big 5, has conducted an in-depth critical analysis of five sub sectors of the building and construction sector, including ...  >>MORE

Rihan Heights on track for delivery in 2011

Posted on 14/11/2010

Capitala, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic master planner and developer, yesterday announced that the five towers of Rihan Heights, which form the first phase of its flagship development, Arzanah, have reached their final heights. The topping out of Rihan Heights is a major milestone in the completion of Abu Dhabi's newest community, on schedule to be delivered in 2011. Rihan Heights is situated on the north-eastern corner of Arzanah on 38,000 square metres of prime land and includes five ...  >>MORE

Demand for steel sees annual rise of 5 to 6% in the GCC

Posted on 26/10/2010

Europe, India and Taiwan will occupy 70% of total space at Tekno/Tube Arabia 2011, the 10th International Trade Fair for industrial machinery, metal working, machine tools, tubes and pipes industry that will be held from January 8 to 11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Steel used for pipes and tubes will be highlighted at the three-day show. According to figures released by Al Fajer Information and Services, there are 67 steel plants in the Arab region valued at ...  >>MORE

Public Works Minister inspects work on multi-billion Dirham East Coast infrastructure projects

Posted on 24/10/2010

Minister of Public Works Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has made an inspection tour of the road and infrastructure projects currently underway in the country's East Coast. The project's total cost is estimated at Dh2.09 billion. Sheikh Hamdan began his tour with a visit to the site of the 16-kilometer Dubai-Fujairah highway which will serve a number of areas, including Shawka, Kadra and Siji. Sheikh Hamdan, who chairs the executive committee for the development of remote area, said ...  >>MORE

UAE bags three NCSEA awards

Posted on 14/10/2010

The UAE has won three awards of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) allocated for the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. This was announced on the evening of October 2, during its 18th Annual Conference in Jersey City, New Jersey. A maximum of three awards were given in eight separate categories, with one project in each category being named the Outstanding Project. UAE Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo, Sheikh Khalifa Tower in Dubai and The Yas ...  >>MORE

Value of completed Dubai buildings in Q2 at all-time high

Posted on 13/09/2010

The value of Dubai buildings that saw their construction conclude in the second quarter of 2010 jumped more than 45 per cent to Dh11.07bn compared with Q1 2010 when buildings worth Dh7.61 were completed, according to Dubai Municipality statistics published by the Dubai Statistics Centre. This marks an all-time quarterly high for the value of completed buildings according to Dubai Municipality data, which maintains public records dating back to 2005. The jump in the value of the completed ...  >>MORE

Green building code aims to cut energy bills by 40%

Posted on 29/08/2010

Abu Dhabi will introduce a mandatory green building code this week that could see energy bills cut by 40 per cent in new homes to be built across the emirate. As of September 1, all new buildings must meet sustainability and urban design requirements to receive approval for construction to begin. The Estidama Pearl Rating System, developed by the Urban Planning Council (UPC), mandates that all buildings achieve at least a one-pearl rating. That should mean a 41 per cent cut in energy use and ...  >>MORE

Aldar projects keep moving ahead

Posted on 25/08/2010

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Aldar Properties' estimated Dh55 billion mixed-use development — Al Raha Beach — remains on track despite the slowdown wrought by the global financial crisis on the property sector in the region. "We will be handing over the keys at the Al Bandar residential development on Al Raha Beach in the coming weeks. The Al Muneera development, which is a residential and commercial project, would be the next to be handed over in 2011. This is to be followed by the ...  >>MORE

Final pilings completed on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Posted on 24/08/2010

Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of tourism, cultural, and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, is celebrating the placement of the final pilings for Louvre Abu Dhabi. This is a major construction milestone as this landmark Saadiyat Island project progresses on schedule for completion in 2013. Bauer International of Germany has been working onsite in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District since March 2010 to place 4,536 pilings, a total of nearly 100km ...  >>MORE

New DM Centre coming up on Sheikh Zayed Road

Posted on 21/08/2010

A new branch centre of Dubai Municipality is coming up on Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Safa area. With this the Municipality will have five branch centres, the other four being Umm Suqeim, Hatta, Karama and Al Tawar. The project, with an excellent architectural style, is located in a strategic area on Sheikh Zayed Road directly near the Metro station and Noor Islamic Bank, which adds a good feature to the project site. Up to 30% of the work of the two-floor building, which is being built at a land ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi gets ready for new Building Codes with Non-Stop Training Programme

Posted on 18/08/2010

The Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) has embarked on its second phase of its largest ever training programme to prepare the construction industry for new building code regulations to be launched at the beginning of the year 2011. The workshops started this month and will run until mid-November in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. More than 8 experts from the International Code Council (ICC) will lead these sessions that are designed to ensure trade professionals are ready to apply and comply the new ...  >>MORE

Aldar looks ahead

Posted on 16/08/2010

Beating analyst expectations, Aldar incurred a net loss of Dh789.5 million for the first half of the year compared to a net profit of Dh1.14 billion for the same period last year. However, the developer is more bullish about the second half, pinning hopes on the revenue generated from project handover. "With the impact of the global economic situation, this has been a very challenging first half of the year for the entire sector. Throughout this period, we have taken all appropriate action to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality continues safety inspection campaigns at construction sites

Posted on 10/08/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City praised the efforts of contracting '&' consultant companies as well as property developers in cooperating with it in implementing safety '&' security standards at sites. It called on all companies to show commitment and cooperate in boosting the safety of field workers in a joint work mechanism set for implementing the project's regulations at specific standards that ensure the safety, security and conservation of the environment. It also called on ...  >>MORE

Monte Carlo island to open as members-only club, party venue

Posted on 25/07/2010

Monte Carlo island on The World development off Dubai's coast is to be a members-only party and event venue, the CEO of project developer Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, told Gulf News Saturday. The island, part of "The Heart of Europe" project on The World, will be accessible only to those who own properties on the islands, or VIP members who would have to pay Dh30,000 in annual membership fees and own a boat, Kleindienst said. The island will be built in two phases. The developer ...  >>MORE

"Green Buildings project" approved

Posted on 08/07/2010

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved "Green Buildings Project" in the UAE. This comes in accordance with the strategic directions of the Federal Government aimed at achieving environmental sustainability, and by this approval the UAE has become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to apply these standards adopted globally on government installations. The guide contains general rules on ...  >>MORE

The UAE ranked sixth in the world in quality of infrastructure

Posted on 06/07/2010

The UAE has been ranked sixth in the world regarding quality of its infrastructure. It has also been ranked number 23rd in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) among 133 countries, according to the report issued by the Swiss based World Economic Forum (WEF. The UAE was ranked in competitiveness ahead of Malaysia, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Russia, India and China. The ranking reflects the efforts exerted by the UAE government and the Ministry of Public Works regarding the advanced ...  >>MORE

Emaar to outshine developers’ figures in second quarter

Posted on 05/07/2010

Weak land sales and deliveries will weigh on Abu Dhabi developers' second-quarter earnings, while handovers are expected to boost figures for Emaar Properties. "Overall, we don't see much on the upside, with the exception of Emaar Properties,” said Jad Abbas, equity analyst at EFG-Hermes in Dubai. "We are looking at a good quarter for Emaar and earnings are expected to be driven by deliveries of properties from Burj Khalifa,” he added. The Egyptian bank is forecasting a net profit of ...  >>MORE

ADNIC to be the first sub-developer at Aldar's Al Raha Beach

Posted on 28/06/2010

Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's leading real estate development, investment and management company, and Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), a leading insurance company in UAE, have signed an agreement whereby ADNIC will be the first sub-developer in Al Raha Beach, Aldar's waterfront development, which includes a mix of residential communities as well as business, retail and leisure. The agreement is part of Aldar's long-standing strategy to allocate portions of the Al Raha Beach ...  >>MORE

Aldar awards major infrastructure contracts for Al Falah development

Posted on 16/06/2010

Aldar Properties yesterday announced the award of three contracts to deliver key infrastructure at Al Falah, one of the new UAE National Housing Communities which form part of the government housing initiative as set out in Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. The development, launched in 2009, will provide 5,000 homes for UAE families across five villages, each with approximately 970 villas plus three schools, mosques, and neighbourhood retail, health and leisure facilities. Located to the east of Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Capital Gate tilts in Abu Dhabi's favour to secure top spot in Guinness

Posted on 06/06/2010

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) said Saturday its Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi has been certified as the ‘World's Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower,' by Guinness World Records. Adnec said in a statement that Capital Gate has been "built to lean 18 degrees westwards — more than four times that of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa", adding that it earned the Guinness recognition after rigorous evaluation by the Awards Committee since January, when the exterior of the ...  >>MORE

Authorities to probe steep steel price increase

Posted on 29/04/2010

The Ministry of Economy on Monday said it will investigate the more than 60 per cent increase in steel prices since the beginning of the year. Terming the increase "unjustified", Ministry of Economy director-general Mohammad Al Shehi said in a statement: "The ministry is always keen to create equilibrium in the market between traders and consumers and will tackle the steel prices issue very soon. "We will contact and meet steel factories in the UAE to investigate the issue of the high ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi plan in spotlight

Posted on 22/04/2010

Speakers at the Cityscape Conferences welcome the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan but asked for details about the deadline. Most visions' timelines globally, and probably including Abu Dhabi's, are purposely strained, said Mohammad Al Hage, director of investment banking at Unifund Capital. "Visions are supposed to inspire, so even if we get half of what is planned done by 2030 that's a great achievement." Building less and slower may be just the right recipe; all plans need to adapt to ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed tours Cityscape 2010

Posted on 20/04/2010

The UAE, under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is keen to provide all forms of support to the business, investment and services sectors, including the property sector, said General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In a statement made yesterday during an inspection visit of the Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2010, Sheikh Mohammed underlined the huge potential Abu ...  >>MORE

New building concept saves 70% electricity

Posted on 19/04/2010

A recent study of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, has revealed a consumption of over 7,000 MWe in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi alone added to an expense of Dh8 million, a figure that is expected to rise with the high level of growth and construction in the UAE. ‘Stand-alone' Abu Dhabi villas have by far the highest consumption of energy due to their large spaces, un-insulated concrete walls, individual A/C units and high proportion of exposed external surface relative to internal volume. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi real estate ventures on track

Posted on 18/04/2010

The Government of Abu Dhabi has been crafting its future skyline offering a balanced growth that will be sustainable. The emirate, which hosts the UAE capital, is also developing a new administrative headquarters in Capital District where the seat of the UAE Government and Abu Dhabi Government will be relocated. Despite the current global financial crisis, a majority of Abu Dhabi's real estate and infrastructure projects are going ahead, with developers and government entities pumping in ...  >>MORE

Major deals expected at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

Posted on 18/04/2010

A business-like approach to real estate development and investment rather than the speculation of the past will be reflected in this year's Cityscape Abu Dhabi which opens Sunday, according to the organisers. "The world has changed and Cityscape is no longer about people scrambling for off-plan properties to flip as quickly as possible," said Rohan Marwaha, Managing Director, Cityscape in a press statement. "Now, the emphasis is on business-to-business, joint ventures, partnerships and the ...  >>MORE

Kuwaiti developer announces 4-tower Dh1.2 billion Al Reem Island project

Posted on 13/04/2010

Kuwaiti developer, National Real Estate Company (NREC) confirmed its confidence in Abu Dhabi's real estate market today; announcing an Dh1.2 billion four-tower residential project to be developed on Najmat Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island. The waterfront ‘Carina Views' towers have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the middle-income professionals. Kuwait-based NREC is a leading regional real estate investment and development company that owns and manages properties and assets ...  >>MORE

ADNEC commences construction on landmark Al Ain Convention Centre district

Posted on 11/04/2010

In a significant development for Al Ain and a move that underlines its commitment to the city, ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company) has announced the commencement of construction on phase one of the AED 3.5 billion Al Ain Convention Centre district, located near the popular Al Jimi area of the city. "Al Ain Convention Centre district is a pioneering and highly strategic initiative for Al Ain city and its people. ADNEC is very pleased to commence development on this landmark project ...  >>MORE

UAE infrastructure to touch Dh80 billion

Posted on 04/04/2010

The UAE's infrastructure sector will grow by 3.3 per cent this year and the industry value will reach Dh79.6 billion in 2010, a new report has said. The quarterly UAE Infrastructure Report by Business Monitor International (BMI) reckoned that infrastructure growth in the UAE this year will be fuelled by Abu Dhabi, and to a lesser extent by transport infrastructure projects in Dubai, such as the Green Line Metro project, the Al Maktoum International Airport and the expansion of Dubai Airport. ...  >>MORE

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Dubai’s new world record - The Torch


Nakheel to double Palm marina berths


Technical team for Dubai Frame project formed


New skybridge gives Capital a towering claim


UAE to focus on Northern Emirates


Burj Khalifa bags Award of the Year'


Statistics Abu Dhabi: Prices of building materials stable of during November 2010


Towering ambitions for the UAE


Second phase of Dh450m Abu Dhabi project begins


Abu Dhabi Municipality releases HSE Plan Development Manual


Historic grandstand at ADNEC to get striking new roof canopy


Environment Minister announces Green Building rule implementation at federal level from next year


Over US$23b up for grabs in the UAE construction industry: report


Rihan Heights on track for delivery in 2011


Demand for steel sees annual rise of 5 to 6% in the GCC


Public Works Minister inspects work on multi-billion Dirham East Coast infrastructure projects


UAE bags three NCSEA awards


Value of completed Dubai buildings in Q2 at all-time high


Green building code aims to cut energy bills by 40%


Aldar projects keep moving ahead


Final pilings completed on Louvre Abu Dhabi


New DM Centre coming up on Sheikh Zayed Road


Abu Dhabi gets ready for new Building Codes with Non-Stop Training Programme


Aldar looks ahead


Abu Dhabi Municipality continues safety inspection campaigns at construction sites


Monte Carlo island to open as members-only club, party venue


"Green Buildings project" approved


The UAE ranked sixth in the world in quality of infrastructure


Emaar to outshine developers’ figures in second quarter


ADNIC to be the first sub-developer at Aldar's Al Raha Beach


Aldar awards major infrastructure contracts for Al Falah development


Capital Gate tilts in Abu Dhabi's favour to secure top spot in Guinness


Authorities to probe steep steel price increase


Abu Dhabi plan in spotlight


Mohammed bin Zayed tours Cityscape 2010


New building concept saves 70% electricity


Abu Dhabi real estate ventures on track


Major deals expected at Cityscape Abu Dhabi


Kuwaiti developer announces 4-tower Dh1.2 billion Al Reem Island project


ADNEC commences construction on landmark Al Ain Convention Centre district


UAE infrastructure to touch Dh80 billion