#Construction

Sustainable developments: Are they the future of real estate?

Legislation on minimum acceptable green standards, new building codes, new sustainable building materials and even the use and disposal of construction waste, will be required in the immediate future

Downtown Dubai

UAE’s Emaar Development reports net profit of Dhs2.38bn for first nine months of 2021

It reported its highest ever property sales of Dhs20.94bn over the same period

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

Hawazen Esber is CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Communities

How to create more sustainable communities within the UAE

The UAE is home to 869 green-rated buildings, the 14th highest national concentration globally

Pics: Work continues on SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, marine park on track for completion in 2022

Once complete, the park is set to be home to the world’s largest marine-life aquarium

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

Robotics and Automation

UAE to host region’s first conference on automation, robotics in construction

The country won the right to host the major global event during its participation in the 36th session of the conference held in Canada

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

Qatar says World Cup preparations on track despite pandemic

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the World Cup

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

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

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

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

Dubai Centre for Waste Processing

Dubai to build one of the world’s largest energy-from-waste projects

A consortium of companies will build and operate the Dhs4bn Dubai Centre for Waste Processing

Aldar Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

Aldar unveils Dhs500m Yas Mall redevelopment plan in Abu Dhabi

The redevelopment will add a total of 15,000 sqm of office space to Yas Mall

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

Tadweer Abu Dhabi

Tadweer recycled 1.9 million tons of construction waste in Abu Dhabi last year

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has mandated that at least 40 per cent of recycled materials be used in road and construction projects across the emirate

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

Aerial View of Coral Bloom Concept

In pics: Saudi’s Red Sea project unveils ‘Coral Bloom’ design for gateway island

Upon completion in 2030, the Red Sea project will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms

UAE-BUSINESS- Arabtec

CEO of Dubai contractor Arabtec resigns amidst its ongoing liquidation

Wail Farsakh was appointed to the role in April 2020

Proceedings begin in Amman court against former Drake & Scull CEO Khaldoun Al Tabari

The public prosecutor in Amman has filed an indictment against Al Tabari, his daughter Zeina Khaldoun Al Tabari, and Saleh Mustafa Muradweij on several charges

In pics: Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana project, featuring region’s largest aquarium, now 90% complete

Spread across 2.4km, the waterfront destination is expected to open this year

Dubai contractor Arabtec to file for liquidation at ‘earliest opportunity’

The decision reversed efforts sought by a minority group of shareholders to restructure and save the company from liquidation

AquaChemie Middle East

AquaChemie begins construction on $40m petrochemical terminal at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

The specialised bulk storage terminal will have a total capacity of around 40,000 cubic metres

Saudi Binladin considers joint ventures and asset sales amid revamp

The company has put thousands of employees on indefinite leave in recent months

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dhs6.6bn upcoming environmental sustainability projects in Dubai

It includes the construction of a Dhs4bn Dubai Centre for Waste Processing and a Dhs2bn Green Dubai Park Project