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Dubai Mega Projects 2009: providing inside track on region’s projects

Posted on 20/02/2009

At a time when the regional project industry is facing a very uncertain future, the need to have up to date, relevant and accurate information is vital to the success of any business. MEED Events' Dubai Mega Projects 2009 being held on the 15th - 17th March 2009 at The Westin Hotel Dubai, is the leading forum for industry professionals to gain the latest information on Dubai's mega project market. Speaking about the forthcoming event Edmund O'Sullivan, Chairman for MEED Events, ...  >>MORE

Sewa completes 90% gas work in Khorfakkan City

Posted on 11/02/2009

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has completed 90 per cent of work on a gas station in Khorfakkan City. The installation project, carried out in five kilometre area, has ended the first phase to bring natural gas to Kalba City in the Eastern Region. The project is due to be officially inaugurated when the natural gas will be supplied to consumers in Kalba City. Ibrahim Rashid, Sewa's Deputy Director-General, said the natural gas project in Sharjah has achieved a big success, as ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai all set for 09/09/09 soft opening

Posted on 18/01/2009

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest man-made structure, will see a "soft opening" on September 9 this year in tandem with the launch of Dubai Metro, according to an industry source. "The target is to have the event coincide with the opening of the Metro on 09/09/09," a person close to the matter told Emirates Business. "There is still work to be done in terms of finishing the building," the person said. "This includes the access and exit planning as well as connecting the sewerage lines to the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Maritime City prepares to fill Middle Eastern sea trade niche

Posted on 06/01/2009

Dubai Maritime City, the world's first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, continues to achieve major development milestones and confidently progresses towards its 2012 completion date. Infrastructure for the Industrial Precinct of the unique maritime development is set to continue significantly during 2009 making it fully operational ahead of schedule with 85 per cent of the work complete. Groundwork for the Commercial Precinct is at 65 per cent, ...  >>MORE

Value of construction deals in UAE falls 85%

Posted on 01/01/2009

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UAE fell by 85 per cent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period last year, London-based weekly Middle East Economic Digest said. Contract awards worth US$14.4 billion were made during the fourth quarter of 2008, down from US$98.1 billion during the same period in 2007 as the global credit crisis rendered project financing a struggle, MEED said. Around US$23.2 billion worth of projects have been put on hold, almost 10 per cent of the ...  >>MORE

Burj Dubai to stand tallest for at least a decade

Posted on 10/12/2008

Every cloud has a silver lining and for the world it literally will be The Burj Dubai. The global financial crisis has ensured that the super-tall skyscraper, already the region's pride, will cement its place as the world's tallest building for at least a decade. In the recent past, several projects have been announced in the Middle East threatening to surpass Emaar's Burj Dubai. However, analysts state that all such projects, which require billions to complete, have been brought to a grinding ...  >>MORE

Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects

Posted on 05/11/2008

Ajman continues to pave the way for big real estate projects to be developed in the emirate by continuing to execute various infrastructure projects, including road networks, and water and drainage systems. The current total cost for these infrastructure projects is Dh 408m, and it is expected to cost a further Dh 4bn in the future, according to an official from the Municipality planning department. Speaking of the situation, Abdullah Al Dehaim, Deputy CEO of Ajman Marina, said: "The future ...  >>MORE

Creek expansion to make Bur Dubai an island

Posted on 02/11/2008

The planned extension of Dubai Creek will create a complete inland waterway from Deira to Jumeirah, turning Bur Dubai into an island. Dubai Creek, which starts from the Arabian Gulf near Al Shindagha in Bur Dubai, is currently 14km long and ends at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. It will be extended by another 12.2km from Ras Al Khor, back to the Arabian Gulf, passing through Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road, Safa Park, Al Wasl, Jumeirah 2 and the Jumeirah Beach Park. The Roads and ...  >>MORE

Khorfakkan desalination plants begins operation

Posted on 20/10/2008

The Khorfakkan Desalination plant began production yesterday with a generation capacity of 5 million gallons per day, the Sharjah Electricity '&' Water Authority (SEWA) announced. "The plant will produce 2.5 MGPD in the initial phase following completion of the trial operation, technical tests and water filtration," said Ahmed Mohammed Al Mulla, SEWA's Deputy Director for technical Affairs. He added that the next phase will see installation of highly capable membranes and production of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed views masterplan of Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit

Posted on 15/10/2008

H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, opened yesterday at the Emirates Palace an exhibition for the distinctive designs and projects of the Yas Marina Circuit Masterplan, which will host the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2009. His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, said:'The Yas Marina Circuit is a real investment in developing sports infrastructure ...  >>MORE

Industrialists, developers and investors praise "Emirates Industrial City"

Posted on 12/10/2008

Emirates Industrial Cities Company has attracted a large audience to its leading project, Emirates Industrial City, at Cityscape Dubai 2008, which is currently being held at Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center. Various investors and economic experts expressed their admiration and appreciation for the high standards the project is showing towards establishing fully integrated and specialized economical cities in the UAE. According to Sheik Abdullah bin Fahid Al Shakrah, ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to Spend Dh1.24 billion on
sewage treatment and roads

Posted on 05/10/2008

The Sharjah government has allocated Dh1.24 billion to finance the expansion and completion of sewage treatment and road construction projects. Dr Salah Al Haj, Director-General of the Sharjah Municipality, announced on Thursday that the amount has been approved by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasmi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to develop infrastructure projects in the emirate. He said Dh100 million of the total amount would be allocated to fund the ...  >>MORE

Emaar to showcase US$100b global portfolio at Cityscape

Posted on 03/10/2008

Emaar Properties, one of the world's largest property developers, is highlighting its presence at Cityscape Dubai 2008 with a never-before global portfolio. Exhibiting projects from nine of its key global markets including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, Canada, India and Pakistan, for the first time ever, Emaar will present projects of over Dh367 billion (US$100 billion) in development value at the premier property expo to be held at the Dubai International Convention ...  >>MORE

Aldar raises Dh7b for project funding

Posted on 02/10/2008

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Aldar Properties PJSC has borrowed Dh6.98 billion (US$1.9 billion) this financial year for project funding, a top-ranking company executive said on Wednesday. "The money has been raised through the capital markets and bilateral facilities. It will be utilised to develop our ongoing projects in the emirate of Abu Dhabi," Shafqat Malek, Aldar's chief financial officer, told Gulf News in an interview. Last year, Malek said Aldar, one of the largest companies ...  >>MORE

DWTC plans two multi-billion dollar commercial developments

Posted on 25/09/2008

Two multi-billion dollar large-scale commercial destinations, incorporating exhibition areas and financial and business districts, have been announced by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The two projects – Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali and Dubai Trade Centre District – will be built to expand Dubai's infrastructural capabilities, enabling growth of the emirate as a global destination for events, networking, business and lifestyle, the DWTC said and added they will be two of the most ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid commissions trial operation of Dubai Metro

Posted on 21/09/2008

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum yesterday launched the trial operation of Dubai Metro which ran for 11 kilometers between Jebel Ali Station and Ibn Battuta Mall Station. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler; H.E. Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet ...  >>MORE

Jebel Ali sewage water pumping station to be ready by mid 2009

Posted on 17/09/2008

Dubai Municipality has completed more than 58pc of the work of setting up the new sewage water pumping station at Jebel Ali, which is being set up at a cost of Dh195 million. The project, fifth biggest of the ongoing projects of the Municipality's Drainage and Irrigation Department, also includes setting up of necessary supporting pipelines. The project is part of the ongoing project of the main sewage water treatment plant at Jebel Ali and its huge pipe network and pumping stations. 'The ...  >>MORE

The tallest man-made edifice on earth continues to rise in Dubai

Posted on 02/09/2008

Burj Dubai, the iconic tower being developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, has reached a new record height of 688 meters (2,257.2 ft). The tower became the world's tallest after surpassing North Dakota, USA's KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres; 2,063 ft) in April 2008. Currently at over 160 storeys, the tower also has the largest number of floors in any building. When completed, Burj Dubai will meet all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid inspects a number of projects in Dubai

Posted on 28/08/2008

Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited yesterday Dubai Municipality (DM), where he inspected designs of infrastructure projects being executed by DM. Sheikh Mohammed was received by engineer Hussein Lootah, acting DM director general, directors and heads of departments and sections. He was briefed about quality of services being rendered to public. Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed about the project of green buildings, which he ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi and golf firm team up to boost tourism

Posted on 27/08/2008

World-class golf courses could be developed in some of the most remote parts of the emirate to help boost tourism, it was revealed yesterday. A new alliance between the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) and Troon Golf, the world's largest golf course management company, will promote the emirate as a future top golfing destination. Improving the standard of golfing facilities across the emirate is a priority, with new golf developments likely to be built in Al Gharbia and near Al ...  >>MORE

Nakheel to maintain water quality at Palm

Posted on 27/08/2008

Floating booms will prevent reclamation foam from reaching swimming areas around the Shoreline Apartments, a Nakheel spokesperson told Emirates Business yesterday. Residents of the apartments were recently given letters from the developer warning them of fine sediment in the waters. In July, Nakheel revealed the new home for the world famous cruise liner, QE2, as the anchor of its marina development on the eastern trunk side of Palm Jumeirah. The site is midway down the shoreline boulevard ...  >>MORE

Bab Al Bahr's piling works completed ahead of schedule

Posted on 21/08/2008

Rakeen has announced that it has completed the piling works for half of the residential component of the Bab Al Bahr and is set to proceed with the construction of the residential units. Rakeen emphasized that the unobstructed workflow has been a significant success after a critical shortage of building materials as well as sharp increase in prices have affected several construction projects across the region. Rakeen also reported that main contractor Al Hamra Construction Company will start ...  >>MORE

Capital Centre reveals landmark towers

Posted on 20/08/2008

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed two distinctive commercial and residential towers by SinoGulf Investments that architecturally mimic the movement of sand dunes. The towers will be key features of the Dh8 billion Capital Centre development underway surrounding Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Designed by world-renowned architects, Woods Bagot, the towers represent the abstraction of dune sand lines when the desert breeze blows. The concept design has been based ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's DPE releases building material index

Posted on 17/08/2008

The Department of Planning and Economy (DPE) - Abu Dhabi yesterday released the second edition of the Building Materials Index in a bid to check any price manipulation by some vendors. DPE said the current boom in the construction sector worldwide has brought about a corresponding increase in the prices of building materials in the emirate. It expressed hopes that "project owners will find this index useful as it will keep them informed about pricing trends. "This information will further ...  >>MORE

Green building code in Dubai from next year

Posted on 12/08/2008

All buildings coming up in Dubai from next year will have to comply with the ‘Green' building standards of the Dubai Municipality (DM) failing which the building plans will not be passed, Issa Al Maidour, Assistant Director-General for Planning and Building Affairs, said on Monday. The municipality is preparing a legislative framework, termed 'Green Building Code', for the developers, contractors and consultants to follow. 'All building plans coming to us from next year must comply with the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi infrastructure and real estate investments to reach Dh200 billion by 2012

Posted on 11/08/2008

Infrastructure and real estate investments in Abu Dhabi are expected to reach Dh200 billion by 2012, according to latest studies, as a result of the government's efforts to fill in the gap in the supply for residential units within the UAE capital. The formation of Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties, in addition to various initiatives to fine-tune its real estate regulations, is also driving the growth of the market, which is expected to welcome 140,000 housing units by 2013. As the market ...  >>MORE

Steel prices drop 15% in the UAE

Posted on 11/08/2008

Steel prices in the UAE have dropped about 15 per cent since the end of July as a decline in global prices coincided with the summer lull in the desert country, traders said yesterday. A tonne of reinforcing steel bar (rebar), used in construction, fetched around $1,400 yesterday, down from around $1,650 in last week of July, dealers said. On July 20, a tonne of steel was traded at around $1,700 a tonne as demand for construction materials continued to drain the local market. Gulf states are ...  >>MORE

Hydra Properties completes foundation work of Hydra Avenue Towers at Al Reem Island

Posted on 10/08/2008

Hydra Properties, the leading UAE-based international property developer, yesterday said that it has fast tracked its prestigious Hydra Avenue Towers project, located at Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, by completing the foundation work for the project ahead of the schedule. "Hydra Avenue Towers is all set to add majesty and grandeur to Al Reem Island. Avenue Towers is rising fast to fill a void in the property market in Abu Dhabi and is the answer to the prayers of investors and those who seek ...  >>MORE

Construction sector grows 25%

Posted on 05/08/2008

The UAE's construction sector grew by more than 25 per cent in 2007 – the highest increase among key contributors to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), according to official figures. The sector shot up by 25.4 per cent from Dh46.4 billion in 2006 to Dh58.3bn last year, the Central Bank figures showed. It was the country's fastest expanding industry, surpassing growth in the dominant oil sector, which stood at 18.5 per cent. Manufacturing was the second-fastest growing sector, ...  >>MORE

Ajman to invest Dh8.8 billion in infrastructure

Posted on 30/07/2008

The UAE emirate of Ajman is investing Dh8.8 billion in various infrastructure projects plus a coal-driven power plant. "Ajman's buoyant real-estate market has great potential," said Mohammed Al Zarah, the vice-president of Dubai-based Great Properties, in a statement yesterday. The company is a consortium put up by various investors in the Gulf Co-operation Council bloc. He added that the investment includes the Dh500 million allocated by the emirate for infrastructure such as roads, the ...  >>MORE

Major work commences on Dubai Trade Centre District

Posted on 29/07/2008

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced yesterday the commencement of major construction work on the first phase of the Dubai Trade Centre District (The District), the integrated commercial destination that is coming up at the heart of Dubai's business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, according to a Press statement. The District has also recently received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard pre-certification for its commitment to sustainability. With the ...  >>MORE

DPE to issue price index for building materials

Posted on 20/07/2008

The statistics section at the Department of Planning and Economy (DPE) is planning to issue general price index for basic building materials similar to the commodity price index issued recently to curb the manipulation of prices by some traders. According to a statement issued by the section, the building materials' price index will include 22 articles, constituting 90 per cent of basic construction materials. The price index will help in denoting periods of price stability or hiking in a way ...  >>MORE

Third of Dubai's budget for infrastructure

Posted on 17/07/2008

More than 33 per cent of Dubai's budget expenditure in 2009 will be earmarked for infrastructure projects, according to the head of the financial department. This follows the Dubai's department issuing Notice No2 of 2008, which starts the process for drawing up the budget for 2009. Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of Dubai Department of Finance, said an initial expenditure ceiling has been set along with September 30 as the deadline to receive the budgets of various departments and ...  >>MORE

HCSEZ plans to build family-styled labour complexes

Posted on 16/07/2008

The Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones (HCSEZ), has announced plans to build family-styled labour complexes to provide proper residential units for those with limited incomes. The HCSEZ has taken regulatory measures to ensure good environment for residents at the current labour accommodations. Engineer Khadem Sawayeh Al Muhairi, executive director for the labour services at the HCSEZ, said the corporation would construct world-class complexes at competitive prices for the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Economy reaches price agreement on cement at Dh18 per bag

Posted on 15/07/2008

The UAE Ministry of Economy, yesterday, announced the list of cement outlets and agents who have agreed to sell cement at Dh18 per bag at stores within the city limits and for Dh19 per bag in outlets that are away from the city. His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shihi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy, said that the agreement completes the memorandum of understanding that the Ministry of Economy signed on May 2008 with cement manufacturers in the UAE to enhance ...  >>MORE

Sorouh selects Hill International as project manager for six towers at Shams Abu Dhabi

Posted on 10/07/2008

Hill International announced yesterday that it has been awarded a contract by Sorouh Real Estate PJSC, one of Abu Dhabi's leading real estate companies, to provide project management services for Gateway Towers 3 to 8 at the Shams Abu Dhabi development. The four-year contract has a value to Hill of approximately AED 128.6 million (US$35.0 million). Construction of the six mixed-use towers is expected to cost approximately Dh5.9 billion (US$1.6 billion) and be completed by May 2012. The six ...  >>MORE

UAE steel prices soar, construction boom drains market

Posted on 10/07/2008

Steel prices in the UAE have risen about 15 per cent so far this month compared as a construction boom in the Gulf Arab oil exporter has drained the building materials market, traders said yesterday. A tonne of reinforcing steel bar (rebar), used in construction, fetched around US$1,550 yesterday, up from around US$1,350 in the last week of June, dealers said. One executive from a Gulf steel producer said he expected prices to hit US$1,650 a tonne by the end of the month. The rising cost of ...  >>MORE

Aldar's Al Raha headquarters on schedule

Posted on 08/07/2008

Aldar Properties said yesterday the construction of its headquarters was "on track for timely completion". When finished in 2009 the facility will be the first building at Abu Dhabi's Al Raha Beach waterfront development to be occupied. The building has been designed by world-renowned architects MZ & Partners and recently received worldwide attention when it was named the Best Futuristic Design at the Building Exchange conference in Spain. Excavation, piling, basement work and finishes, and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to invest US$200 billion in infrastructure projects by 2030

Posted on 01/07/2008

In line with its strategic plan (2008-2012), the emirate of Abu Dhabi is aiming to create sustainable industrial growth driven by the ongoing economic boom. Utilising the windfall from a five-fold increase in oil prices, the UAE's capital has posted an impressive growth in non-oil sectors, with the manufacturing sector accounting for 11 percent of the GDP in 2008, while the real estate and construction sectors accounted for 4 and 9 percent, respectively. These figures reflect the serious ...  >>MORE

Dredging work kicks off at Marina Zone

Posted on 30/06/2008

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) has commenced dredging the 2.4 kilometre Marina Zone to enhance its state-of-the-art exhibition facilities, which will soon become largest in the Middle East. The National Marine Dredging Company's suction dredger, Al Kattouf, currently located in the Adnec channel opposite the exhibition centre, will increase the channel depth to six metre to improve access by excavating approximately 1.5 million cubic metre of seabed. The dredging operations ...  >>MORE

Emaar Bawadi unveils Maysan Towers in Asmaran community

Posted on 29/06/2008

Emaar Bawadi, the joint venture between Emaar Properties PJSC and Bawadi, a member of Tatweer, has unveiled the Maysan Towers, the first residential tower complex comprising three high-rise apartment towers within the 70 million sq ft Asmaran master-planned community in Bawadi. Registered customers can purchase homes on a 'first registered, first served' basis on June 30 at a sales event to be held at the newly opened Asmaran Sales Centre located on Al Qudra Road. This will be the first ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Mega Projects 2009: providing inside track on region’s projects


Sewa completes 90% gas work in Khorfakkan City


Burj Dubai all set for 09/09/09 soft opening


Dubai Maritime City prepares to fill Middle Eastern sea trade niche


Value of construction deals in UAE falls 85%


Burj Dubai to stand tallest for at least a decade


Ajman Marina prepares infrastructure for big projects


Creek expansion to make Bur Dubai an island


Khorfakkan desalination plants begins operation


Mohammed views masterplan of Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit


Industrialists, developers and investors praise "Emirates Industrial City"


Sharjah to Spend Dh1.24 billion on
sewage treatment and roads


Emaar to showcase US$100b global portfolio at Cityscape


Aldar raises Dh7b for project funding


DWTC plans two multi-billion dollar commercial developments


Mohammed bin Rashid commissions trial operation of Dubai Metro


Jebel Ali sewage water pumping station to be ready by mid 2009


The tallest man-made edifice on earth continues to rise in Dubai


Mohammed bin Rashid inspects a number of projects in Dubai


Abu Dhabi and golf firm team up to boost tourism


Nakheel to maintain water quality at Palm


Bab Al Bahr's piling works completed ahead of schedule


Capital Centre reveals landmark towers


Abu Dhabi's DPE releases building material index


Green building code in Dubai from next year


Abu Dhabi infrastructure and real estate investments to reach Dh200 billion by 2012


Steel prices drop 15% in the UAE


Hydra Properties completes foundation work of Hydra Avenue Towers at Al Reem Island


Construction sector grows 25%


Ajman to invest Dh8.8 billion in infrastructure


Major work commences on Dubai Trade Centre District


DPE to issue price index for building materials


Third of Dubai's budget for infrastructure


HCSEZ plans to build family-styled labour complexes


Ministry of Economy reaches price agreement on cement at Dh18 per bag


Sorouh selects Hill International as project manager for six towers at Shams Abu Dhabi


UAE steel prices soar, construction boom drains market


Aldar's Al Raha headquarters on schedule


Abu Dhabi to invest US$200 billion in infrastructure projects by 2030


Dredging work kicks off at Marina Zone


Emaar Bawadi unveils Maysan Towers in Asmaran community