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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

Abu Dhabi raises its profile with new skyline

Posted on 30/03/2010

Abu Dhabi's skyline has begun sprouting the type of towers that help put a city on the world map. Not only is this new generation of buildings taller and slicker than the glass edifices of yesteryear, they include features that would make them stand out in any metropolis. The entire Capital Gate building, part of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, tilts at an angle of 18 degrees. This is more than 14 degrees further than the leaning tower of Pisa, which leans by accident, not design. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to focus on investing in infrastructure

Posted on 23/02/2010

Abu Dhabi said yesterday it would give priority to infrastructure in government spending for the next few years as part of its long-term development blueprint intended to achieve sustained growth in the oil-reliant economy. Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, said the global financial crisis has prompted the emirate to rearrange its priorities, adding that a seven per cent growth target over the next two decades might not materialise. ...  >>MORE

Sorouh to deliver about 1,100 units this year

Posted on 23/02/2010

Sorouh, Abu Dhabi's second largest developer will deliver around 1,100 residential units this year and expects the property market in the emirate to stabilise this year, the company's chief operating officer said yesterday. "We'll deliver units in our Sun and Sky Towers at the end of the second quarter and start of third quarter," Gurjit Singh told Reuters on the sidelines of a property conference. "The handover of these units will show in our third-quarter results." Singh said he expects ...  >>MORE

Protecting a national asset: Burj Khalifa Towers with a 100 year design life

Posted on 18/02/2010

Standing 828 meters (2,717 feet) tall and boasting more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest structure: a single tower that will eventually house 12,000 people. The significance of designing and building the tallest building on Earth, costing over Dhs5.5bn (US$1.5bn), has become a matter of national pride making the protection of this national asset a priority to the government of the UAE, investors, and the tourism industry. "The combination of a 100 year design-life and ...  >>MORE

The World islands not sinking: Nakheel

Posted on 03/02/2010

Nakheel, developers of The World, has denied that The World islands are sinking. "Speculative reports suggesting that The World islands are sinking are wholly inaccurate," said a company statement. "The islands were finished some years ago and there has been no subsidence since. A system known as vibro-compaction was used to increase the load-bearing capacity of the reclaimed land mass," it said. "This process causes the soil to vibrate vigorously, minimising the tiny air gaps between the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi plans 26 new infrastructure projects in 2010

Posted on 27/01/2010

Abu Dhabi Municipality has said 26 new infrastructure projects will be developed this year in Abu Dhabi City and its suburbs. At the first municipal forum organised by the Municipal Affairs Department at Yas Island on Monday, Salma Al Junaibi, Director of Contracts and Tenders Department at the Municipality, said: "Sixteen of the new projects will be related to roads and infrastructure and 10 to urban planning.” Mohammed Sharif, Under-Secretary at the Municipal Affairs Department, ...  >>MORE

UAE English Newspapers highlight inauguration of Burj Khalifa

Posted on 06/01/2010

The English newspapers in UAE have given outstanding coverage to the inauguration ceremony of "Burj Khalifa", the world's tallest tower. The Dubai-based "Gulf News" said that an awestruck audience watched as the tallest tower in the world lit up with fireworks at the launch ceremony of the Burj Khalifa. Thousands of attendees held their hands to their mouths as the fireworks crackling above lit up Dubai's sky, and gasped every time a dramatic stunt was performed. Many could be seen ...  >>MORE

Japanese Media prominently highlights inauguration of Khalifa Tower

Posted on 06/01/2010

The Japanese Media prominently highlighted the inauguration ceremony of Khalifa bin Zayed Tower through its reports and Japanese Nippon TV Channel described it as "The First Important Event of the Year". In the television news that followed the details of the inauguration celebration, the channel reported that the launch of "Khalifa Tower" sparked new optimism regarding Dubai economic model. On the other hand, the Japanese newspapers highlighted Khalifa Tower inauguration in their first ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Tower is a sign of progress, development and determination, UAE Arabic press

Posted on 06/01/2010

The Arabic language newspapers have spotlighted yesterday's historical event when Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the world's most iconic building " Burj Khalifa" in Dubai. The "Al Khaleej" noted yesterday that Dubai Tower which is now Khalifa Tower is a sign of progress, development and determination. "When Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid opens Burj Khalifa

Posted on 05/01/2010

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated in Dubai yesterday evening, Burj Khalifa, the tallest edifice ever built by man on earth. Sheikh Mohammed unveiled at the site the commemorative plaque engraved with the name 'Burj Khalifa' to the thundering applause and cheer of the gathering who congratulated Sheikh Mohammed on this magnanimous achievement in the nation's march of civilisation. Beyond the imagination ...  >>MORE

The world's tallest tower, 'Burj Khalifa' is 828 meter high

Posted on 05/01/2010

The world's tallest tower, developed by Emaar Properties, was unveiled tonight to a crowd of thousands and the world in a crescendo of fireworks, lasers and fountain displays. The official height of the tower, unveiled as 'Burj Khalifa', was announced as 828 metres (2,716.5 ft). A closely guarded secret, the official height of Burj Khalifa was flashed onto a giant screen before an estimated crowd of more than 400,000, as lasers and fireworks lit up the night sky. Fireworks cascaded from ...  >>MORE

Hilary Clinton congratulates Sheikh Mohammed on opening of Burj Dubai

Posted on 05/01/2010

The US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent a special message of felicitation to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the occasion of the unveiling of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower. In a letter to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, the Secretary of State also congratulated H.H, for the creation of Dubai Forum as a platform for focused discussions on sustainable development in the UAE. In her ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai opens to the public on Jan. 5

Posted on 05/01/2010

At the Top, Burj Dubai, the world's highest observation deck on Level 124 of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, will open doors to the public from January 5, 2010, according to a press release by Emaar Properties, developer of the Tower Tickets are time stamped at 30-minute intervals, on specific days, in order to carefully manage the daily rush of sightseers. Introductory ticket price is Dh100 for adults and Dh75 for children up to 12 years. For those who simply cannot wait, immediate ...  >>MORE

Spectacular sound, light, water and fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration

Posted on 04/01/2010

The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of January 4, 2010. A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound '&' music effects will describe the evolution of the world's most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey. In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope' lights will be integrated into the facade of ...  >>MORE

Thousands to take part in inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building

Posted on 04/01/2010

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, will open today (January 4, 2010) in a carefully orchestrated ceremony before a crowd of thousands. Developed by Emaar Properties, Burj Dubai is the focal point of the 500-acre master planned community Downtown Burj Dubai. A giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across Downtown Burj Dubai including the Waterfront Promenade, will broadcast the inauguration in real-time. Hundreds of international media, including ...  >>MORE

UAE largest investor in rail infrastructure with US$26.8bn projects

Posted on 04/01/2010

The UAE continues to remain the largest investor in rail infrastructure with projects worth US$26.79 billion (Dh98.4bn) either being planned, designed or under construction. A total of US$113.5bn worth of rail infrastructure projects are currently being either planned or under construction in the GCC, according to statistics released by Ventures Middle East. Saudi Arabia stands second in the list of countries in the on GCC with rail projects worth US$19.28bn. Meanwhile according to a media ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid to inaugurate Dubai Tower on Jan 4th

Posted on 03/01/2010

On January 4, 2010, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President '&' Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is inaugurating Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower), the world's tallest building (more than 800 meters), as yet another unique achievement by Dubai to be added to the pages of humanity's modern history as yet another landmark to further promote Dubai as an Emirati and Arab city with global brand and ambitions. The inauguration of Dubai Tower is true demonstration of Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai showcases 'vertical travel' with world's highest elevators

Posted on 31/12/2009

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building by Emaar Properties, set to be inaugurated on January 4, 2010 to mark the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai, is setting new trends as well as world records in elevator and escalator installation and operation. In what is described as the 'intelligent elevator installation,' Burj Dubai will have 57 elevators and eight escalators streamlining the travel needs of the ...  >>MORE

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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


Abu Dhabi raises its profile with new skyline


Abu Dhabi to focus on investing in infrastructure


Sorouh to deliver about 1,100 units this year


Protecting a national asset: Burj Khalifa Towers with a 100 year design life


The World islands not sinking: Nakheel


Abu Dhabi plans 26 new infrastructure projects in 2010


UAE English Newspapers highlight inauguration of Burj Khalifa


Japanese Media prominently highlights inauguration of Khalifa Tower


Khalifa Tower is a sign of progress, development and determination, UAE Arabic press


Mohammed bin Rashid opens Burj Khalifa


The world's tallest tower, 'Burj Khalifa' is 828 meter high


Hilary Clinton congratulates Sheikh Mohammed on opening of Burj Dubai


Burj Dubai opens to the public on Jan. 5


Spectacular sound, light, water and fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration


Thousands to take part in inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building


UAE largest investor in rail infrastructure with US$26.8bn projects


Mohammed bin Rashid to inaugurate Dubai Tower on Jan 4th


Burj Dubai showcases 'vertical travel' with world's highest elevators