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Aldar gains ground within two global ESG benchmarks

The company’s improved ESG ratings have been attributed to the consistent and broad integration of sustainability practices into its operations

Hamriyah Free Zone inks investment deal with UAE’s Grankraft

The authority has leased approximately 323,000sq ft plots of land, with an investment value of Dhs22m in the first phase

Alpha Dhabi Holding begins hiring process in support of Nafis initiative for Emiratis

The company offers potential for progress and growth in the fields of construction, healthcare, hospitality, industry and investment in promising sectors.

Saudi Crown Prince plans emissions-free industry hub ‘floating’ on sea

The project, dubbed ‘Oxagon’, will feature a port and a logistics hub

NIA unveils world’s first AC safety helmet for construction workers at Expo 2020 Dubai

The product launch is part of the India Innovation Hub initiative by the Indian Pavilion at the World Expo 2020

Dubai South The Avenue

Dubai South launches new freehold development project called The Avenue

Plots in The Avenue will vary in size from 30,000-55,000 square feet

How digital transformation is taking root within the construction industry

The pandemic has turbo-charged digital transformation. Is the construction industry ready to harness the full potential of the available technology?

Sustainability trends: How to make MENA cities more resilient

Cities need to adopt a holistic and evidence-based framework to guide the building of resilience

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC signs agreements worth up to $1bn for project engineering services

The contracted services are to be primarily carried out in the UAE

GCC: How a traditional mall can become relevant and profitable again

The new consumer is looking for a multi-layered and interactive environment, which can provide memorable and rewarding experiences

How user experience is instrumental to developing sustainable smart cities

Cities are complex, networked, and continuously changing social ecosystems, shaped and transformed through different technologies and human interests

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed issues decree regulating 3D printing in construction sector in Dubai

Dubai Municipality is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the new decree

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates new roads connecting various emirates

New infrastructure projects worth Dhs1.95bn have been launched in the UAE

Arada gets Dhs250m funding from Dubai Islamic Bank for megaproject construction

The additional funding comes after an initial financing of Dhs300m was secured earlier this year from the bank

Dubai Roads

RTA awards contracts for constructing 34.4km internal roads in Dubai

The internal roads will be constructed at three residential communities – Al Quoz 2, Nad Al Sheba 2 and Al Barsha South 3

Sharjah’s Arada awards first two contracts for Dhs8bn Masaar project

US consultancy Parsons wins the infrastructure design contract

Murban Alpha dhabi

Alpha Dhabi acquires UAE hospitality investment company Murban

Abu Dhabi based Murban was founded in 2006 and reportedly has Dhs1.7bn in equity

Abu Dhabi’s Aldar launches Noya Luma villa project in Yas Island

Construction is set to commence in November 2021, with handovers expected to begin in February 2024

Sharjah’s Arada awards Dhs180m contract to build The Boulevard at Aljada

Construction will commence immediately, with completion scheduled by end-2022

Click and mortar: The acceleration of technology in construction in the GCC

The future of the construction sector hinges on how swiftly players adapt to newer technologies

Why setting net-zero carbon standards is imperative for mitigating climate change

Adopting smart energy and building management systems can not only reduce carbon emissions, but also reduce electricity bills significantly

Saudi Arabia Alula

Saudi Arabia: How AlUla’s development reverberates a message of inclusion, sustainability and culture

The ‘Journey Through Time’ Masterplan is an enormous opportunity for the local residents

Dubai’s Drake & Scull International bags contracts of over Dhs376m

DSI is also bidding for a Dhs260m project in Kuwait and for projects valued at Dhs1.49bn in Iraq

Abu DHabi

Abu Dhabi issues two PPP tenders to private sector

The projects include the construction of three schools and a street lighting upgrade programme

Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project

Video: New Dubai-Sharjah road cuts travel time between the two emirates

The Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project cuts travel time between the Emirates Road and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road from 25 minutes to 9 minutes

Saudi Arabia Alula

Saudi Crown Prince launches master development plan for AlUla

It will be implemented in three phases until 2035, with the first phase set to be completed by 2023

Construction of roads to the new Al Khail Avenue Mall to be completed soon – Dubai’s RTA

The roads and bridges leading to the mall will complete construction by the end of the first half of 2021

Arabtec Holding

Arabtec confirms filing for bankruptcy in Dubai Court

The bankruptcy judge decided to appoint a panel consisting of seven experts to examine the application

Trump’s Dubai golf expansion gets delayed until at least 2022

The 18-hole course designed by Tiger Woods is reportedly facing another delay

Work progresses on One Za’abeel project in Dubai with Tower B topped out

The One Za’abeel project includes two towers and ‘The Link’ – claimed to be the world’s longest cantilevered structure