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 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

Haven by aldar announced in Dubai

Here’s what Haven, Aldar’s first residential community in Dubai, will offer

 Construction of the first phase of Haven by Aldar is due to begin in Q2 2024, with handovers expected in Q3 2027


Key Trends in the Welding Industry in the Middle East and Central Asia

From traditional methods like arc welding to cutting-edge techniques such as laser, robotic welding, the industry has evolved to meet evolving demands and challenges

Dubai 3D printing

Dubai launches world’s first 3D printing certification for construction sector

The certification will help streamline procedures and improve the quality of 3D printing concrete mixes used in factories licensed and operating in Dubai

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

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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

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Abu Dhabi GDP shows 3.9% growth in Q1 2023: SCAD

According to SCAD estimates, Abu Dhabi’s non-oil GDP (at constant prices) surpassed the highest quarterly value of the past nine years, reaching Dhs146bn in Q1 2023

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

Female engineer at UAE construction site

UAE construction sector open to state-monitored playbook

The adoption of a monitored playbook approach is expected to drive earlier stakeholder engagement and team collaboration

Ali Sajwani MD operations and tech DAMAC Group Image Mark Mathew MMG

Cover feature: DAMAC Group’s Ali Sajwani on the company’s journey of transformation

The group’s managing director – operations and technology shares the next chapter of growth planned for the Dubai-based conglomerate 

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

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

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An overview of the latest trends in the Saudi construction sector

The Saudi Arabian construction sector is undergoing a period of dynamic evolution, as the monarchy seeks to diversify its economy and increase foreign investment


QatarEnergy, CPChem begin construction of $8.5bn petrochemical facility

The plant is expected to startup in 2026

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

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


National Marine Dredging Group achieves 30% growth in net profit during 2022

The group’s total assets increased to Dhs16bn, an increase of 24 per cent compared with total assets at December 31, 2021

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

PIF adds Diriyah project to its portfolio

Saudi Arabia’s PIF announces Diriyah as its fifth giga project

The sovereign wealth fund’s other giga projects include NEOM, Red Sea, Qiddiya and Roshn 


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

Dubai Investments breaks ground on Danah bay

Dubai Investments breaks ground on Dhs1bn Danah Bay project on Al Marjan Island

Danah Bay will be a premium beach community with a resort-style retreat in Ras Al Khaimah

Conares opens Dhs150m colour-coated steel plant in JAFZA

Conares opens Dhs150m colour-coated steel plant in JAFZA

Exporting products to 26 countries across six continents, the company’s assets are currently estimated to be valued at Dhs2.5bn

Saudi Arabia’s construction sector strongest across MENA region, reveals JLL

Saudi Arabia’s construction sector strongest across MENA region, reveals JLL

Construction output growth in Saudi Arabia is anticipated to rise by 3.2 per cent in 2022, with a further annual average growth rate (AAGR) of 4 per cent between 2023 to 2026 as indicated by Global Data


Building and construction show Big 5 opens in Dubai today

Global players, startups, digital disruptors, investors, ESG advisors, and policy makers will gather for the four-day event at Dubai World Trade Centre