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These developers are bringing the ‘WOW’ factor to Ras Al Khaimah

The development, which has an estimated value of Dhs4.8bn, will be ready for handover by 2026

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RAK Properties’ Sameh Muhtadi on why Ras Al Khaimah is a magnet for investors

With its strategic location, favourable business environment and diverse investment sectors, RAK offers compelling advantages for investors seeking to maximise their returns, says RAK Properties CEO Muhtadi

Work kicks off on new luxury Baccarat Hotel and Residences Dubai Image Supplied

Work kicks off on new luxury Baccarat Hotel and Residences Dubai

Award-winning architects Studio Libeskind and interior design studio 1508 London led by H&H Development will oversee the design

NEOM's Aquellum development. (Source: NEOM)

NEOM reveals ‘upside-down’, underground skyscraper in Saudi mountains

NEOM’s new futuristic project will also include bringing life-like meta-verse experiences and an “omnidirectional internal transit system”

Ali Al Kuwari on embracing smart and sustainable practices in construction

Insights: Embracing smart and sustainable practices in construction

Here’s why modern brands and construction projects must have sustainability and smart features at their core, and not just as an afterthought

NZ1 Masdar city's first net zero commercial building completed Image Masdar City

Introducing NZ1, the region’s first net zero commercial building

The building is designed to use 53 per cent less energy than conventional buildings and produce all of its annual energy requirements on-site

Dubai

Dubai safety inspections target almost 15,000 construction sites

The safety campaign in Dubai throughout this year has targeted all engineers, consultants, supervisors, workers and consulting companies present at these sites

Interview: Ian Riley, CEO of World Cement Association, shares the industry's journey to net zero Image: Supplied

Interview: Ian Riley, CEO of World Cement Association, shares the industry’s journey to net zero

We look at how the global cement industry is implementing sustainable practices and how the MENA region can align with these objectives

PIF launches Al Balad Development Company to develop Jeddha Historic District Image courtesy PIF X

Saudi’s PIF sets up Al Balad Development Company to transform Jeddah’s historic district

The company will follow leading urban planning and environmental sustainability standards to preserve the area’s unique heritage

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower: Construction resumes on world’s tallest tower

It will be a mixed-use building featuring a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory

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New bridge connecting Bur Dubai to Dubai Islands set to open in 2026: RTA

The bridge extends 1.4 kilometres and comprises four lanes in each direction

Red Sea Global, Masdar and EDF sign for Amaala utlities concession agreement Image Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global, EDF, Masdar ink Amaala multi-utilities concession deal

Amaala will be powered entirely by solar energy, saving the equivalent of nearly half a million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year

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Dubai: Robots slash construction material testing time, find out how

The cement checks are important components of concrete mixtures and the results of their inspection have an impact on the quality of buildings

Dubai issues first construction licence for 3D-printed villa Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai issues first construction licence for 3D-printed villa

The villa is expected to be completed by October and will be built entirely from locally sourced concrete

Dubai Municipality grants LINQ modular construction licence

Dubai Municipality awards LINQ modular construction licence

The licence allows LINQ to pilot the design and build highly sustainable, customised modular G+6 units both for commercial and residential developments

Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, senior executive vice chairman of MAG discusses Reserve highlights Image mag Group

How MAG Group’s Keturah Reserve is blending sustainability, wellbeing and luxury 

Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, senior executive vice chairman of MAG, shines the spotlight on the group’s new and exclusive development, Keturah Reserve, and shares how bio living can have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing

Emirates Stell Arkan introduces new operating model Image credit Emirates Steel Arkan

UAE’s Emirates Steel Arkan introduces new operating model, creates 2 separate units

The new operating model has resulted in the creation of two separate business units – Emirates Steel and Building Materials

Modon Properties Al Hudayriyat Island image credit Modon Properties

Abu Dhabi unveils masterplan for Al Hudayriyat Island project

Over the next 18 months, Modon Properties will be focusing on the construction of enabling infrastructure for Phase 1 in line with the project’s approved plan

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Saudi’s Red Sea Global, Partanna project to use carbon-negative concrete

Partanna, which uses recycled ocean water brine in its carbon-negative concrete, will supply Red Sea Global with 11,000 carbon-negative pavers initially for its landscape nursery

Sultan Haitham City image credit Twitter Oman News Agency

Oman unveils plans to build Sultan Haitham City

The smart and sustainable city will cover an area of approximately 15 million square metres

Housing platform launch Darak. Image credit: MOI by WAM

UAE government launches national housing platform ‘Darak’

The platform aims is to help citizens by managing their housing construction projects and to reduce the burden of costs

emirates steel arkan DNV to boost decarbonisation through five-year collaboration Image credit emirates steel arkan

Emirates Steel Arkan, DNV to drive decarbonisation in steel, building materials industry

The two entities have signed a Decarbonization Strategic Collaboration Agreement as part of a five-year collaboration

Dubai Municipality introduces new online system for building permits image Dubai media office

Dubai introduces new online platform for building permits, control services

The new system will help streamline procedures and reduce the required application documents, making it easier for customers to input data and track application updates

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Construction boom: UAE, Saudi Arabia expect surge in project numbers and values, says report

Majority of construction decision makers in the two countries are confident about the market conditions over the next 12 months

Korea Eximbank and Saudi Aramco deal

Saudi Aramco signs $6bn deal with Korea Eximbank

The deal comes amid expectations of lucrative business opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East

China grants Saudi Arabia Approved Destination Status

Saudi launches company to develop world’s largest downtown in Riyadh

The new Murabba project will feature a museum, a technology and design university, a multipurpose immersive theater, and more than 80 entertainment and culture venues

Saudi’s PIF invests $1.3bn in four local construction companies

The transactions are part of the fund’s strategy to enable the kingdom’s strategic sectors

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DAMAC awards Dhs886m main works construction contract for Cavalli Tower

China State Construction Engineering Corporation will carry out main works construction of the 71-storey Cavalli Tower

Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex in Sharjah

Sharjah’s Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex

The contract to build the four-building complex was awarded to a Dubai-based company with civil and industrial construction experience

Construction

Building green: How the UAE’s construction sector is promoting sustainability

Real estate developers have rapidly embraced the concept of net-zero buildings and accelerated their transition to eco-friendly construction