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Palm Jebel Ali greenlit by Sheikh Mohammed as part of Dubai 2040 Urban Plan

Palm Jebel Ali, in its scope is twice the size of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and is part of the portfolio of projects being developed by Nakheel

Saudi SEZs

New Saudi SEZs attract $12.6bn from maritime, mining, manufacturing, logistics sectors

The Saudi SEZs offer competitive corporate tax rates, exemption from customs duties on imports, production inputs, machinery and raw materials, and 100 per cent foreign ownership of companies

Port of NEOM open for business photo courtesy NEOM

Saudi Arabia’s Duba Port is now called Port of NEOM

When completed, the port will operate at net carbon zero levels with 100 per cent renewable energy at source

Tecom Group Q1 Dubai-Media-City_web

TECOM Group’s Q1 2023 net profit rises 34% to Dhs255m

The group’s Q1 revenue touched Dhs514m, a 6 per cent year-on-year increase on the back of sustained occupancy levels and high retention rates

Borouge building material

Borouge supplies materials worth $26.5m to mega projects in MEA

The company’s materials contribute to reducing carbon emissions generated during the manufacturing process of the pipes and their operational lifespan

AD Ports Group Egypt Photo WAM

AD Ports Group inks 30-year deal to develop, operate port in Egypt

AD Ports Group will invest up to $200m in superstructure and equipment, buildings, and other real estate facilities and utilities’ network inside the concession area

Drydocks World now an affiliate of Dubai Ports Authority media centre

New law establishes Drydocks World as Dubai Ports Authority affiliate

The law outlines the authority’s responsibilities, including planning and policy development for overseeing the emirate’s seaports and terminals

Ras Al Khaimah to launch Digital Assets Oasis

Ras Al Khaimah to open world’s first free zone for digital and virtual asset companies

RAK Digital Assets Oasis will open for applications in Q2 2023

Museum of the future turns one

Dubai’s Museum of the Future turns one, here are its key milestones

The Museum of the Future has welcomed more than a million visitors since it opened last February

Dubai Future Foundation Signs Agreement to Launch Senseable City Lab at WGS Photo courtesy Dubai Media Office

Dubai Future Foundation, MIT to launch region’s first Senseable City Lab

The global MIT initiative researches and trials pilot projects for planning urbanisation and growth of cities

Aqaba cruise terminal inauguratedAqaba cruise terminal inaugurated - AD Ports Group to operate and manage it

AD Ports Group, Aqaba Development Corporation inaugurate Aqaba Cruise Terminal

The new terminal marks the launch of the first of five strategic mega projects planned between AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation

Dubai's RTA opens Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, two bridges to ease traffic

Dubai’s RTA opens Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, two bridges to ease traffic

The project serves Dubai Silicon Oasis, over 25 universities and colleges, and a student population of 27,500 in addition to the surrounding developments

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Hatta Water Reservoir project is 76.8% complete: DEWA

The project is expected to be completed in April this year

Metal park Kezad

New Metal Park breaks ground at KEZAD

Covering a total land area of 450,000 square metres, the park will have state-of-the-art facilities to support storage and handling, processing, and fabrication activities

RTA announces opening of Phase- I of Sheikh Rashid-bin Saeed Corridor Project

Phase I of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Corridor Project opens

Upon the completion of the two phases, the capacity of Ras Al Khor Road will jump to 10,000 vehicles per hour

Sheikh Mohammed approves second phase of Dubai 2040 urban development plan

Sheikh Mohammed approves second phase of Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan

The master plan calls for developing a 20-minute city where residents can reach their destinations within a third of an hour, either on foot or by bicycle

Sheikh Mohammed approves plan to develop countryside in Dubai pic_dubai media office

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai Countryside and Rural Areas Development Master Plan

The master plan will establish a distinct identity for each district, support farmers to sell their local products, and transform Dubai’s rural areas into key tourist destinations

AD Ports, CHEC sign deal

AD Ports Group, China Harbour Engineering Company to jointly build topside infrastructure

The agreement includes the development of the first net zero carbon administration building to be constructed for the joint venture

RTA completes three roads 2022

Dubai’s RTA completes construction of internal roads in three residential areas

RTA has also begun constructing internal roads and street lighting works in four new residential communities: Margham, Lahbab, Al Lesaily and Hatta

AD Ports Al Fanar Gas Group

AD Ports Group, Al Fanar Gas Group to create JV to offer industrial services

The partnership will initially focus on managing selected utilities networks, spare parts management and improved customer offerings

Saudi's PIF to establish 5 companies to pursue investments

Saudi’s PIF to establish five companies to pursue investments in Bahrain, Oman, other countries

The announcement follows the launch of the Saudi Egyptian Investment Company in August

ADGM turns 7

Abu Dhabi Global Market celebrates seventh anniversary

To mark the event, ADGM chairman Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi took a special tour to meet the international and local entities located at the financial centre

Etihad Rail

Etihad Rail: Track laying of main line in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah complete

Around 3,250 workers took part in the track laying work, recording 13 million work hours over 25 months

Dubai Internet City-Intel: Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President, TECOM Group and Taha Khalifa, Country Manager GCC, CCG Director EMEA, Intel

Gitex Global 2022: Dubai Internet City to host Intel’s first AI software R&D centre in the GCC

Intel will also relocate AI experts from various global offices to bring international tech talent and skills into the community

Al Quoz Creative Zone Master plan approved

Al Quoz Creative Zone master plan approved

The master plan aims to create a vibrant cultural and creative destination in Dubai that encourages residents and visitors to engage with art and culture

ETIHAD RAIL-OMAN RAIL JV Co., holds first Board meeting: Image WAM

Oman Rail-Etihad Rail JV Company board holds inaugural meeting

The board appointed Ahmed Al Hashemi as CEO, and Mohammed bin Zahran Al Mahruqi as deputy CEO of the company

Etihad Rail_Oman Rail courtesy WAM

UAE and Oman to build $3bn railway line

The newly formed company will handle the design, development, and operation of the rail network, connecting Sohar Port to the UAE National Rail Network

Etihad rail concludes knowledge transfer programme with DB

Etihad Rail concludes knowledge transfer programme with Deutsche Bahn

The joint venture Etihad Rail DB has been responsible for the operations of stage one of the UAE National Rail Network since 2016

Etihad Rail signs MoUs

Etihad Rail signs MoUs with international railway companies

The agreements, signed at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, cover rail operations and maintenance, service facilities, passenger stations and cargo transportation

Abu Dhabi Ports Group CMA Terminals Khalifa Port

Construction of CMA Terminals Khalifa Port on track: AD Ports Group

Once ready, the new terminal will have an initial capacity of 1.8 million TEUs