Dubai records 5.5% growth in energy demand in 2022

Dubai records 5.5% growth in energy demand in 2022

Energy demand last year reached 53,180 gigawatt-hours, compared to 50,401 gigawatt-hours in 2021

Aldar announces record sales for period ending Sept 30, 2022

UAE telcos partner with Aldar Properties to deliver advanced services

By virtue of the agreement, both service providers will deliver telecommunications infrastructure for the developer’s major projects

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

Fujairah AIport unveils new runway

Fujairah Airport unveils new runway

The new runway has a length of 3,050 metres and a width of 45 metres

Dubai sets out roadmap to make public transport emission-free by 2050

The roadmap for achieving zero-emission public transport is based on initiatives related to infrastructure, the circular economy and green mobility

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

Saudi Arabia launches supply chain initiative to beckon $10.6bn of investments

The initiative will contribute to overcoming challenges faced by global supply chains

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

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

Saudi giga projects - The Line, NEOM

Saudi Arabia: Real estate and infrastructure projects’ value tops $1.1tn since launch of Vision 2030

Global real estate consultancy Knight Frank said it’s tracking 15 giga projects in various phases of construction around the kingdom, many of which are new stand-alone super-cities


Tomorrow first: Is the future of logistics here?

Experts from across the region’s logistics and freight sector give us the lowdown on advanced technologies, digitisation, e-commerce and other key trends transforming the sector


UAE approves 22 policies to expedite transition to circular economy

The policies focus on four main sectors of manufacturing, food, infrastructure, and transport


Dubai’s dnata to invest $100m in green operations in next two years

Earlier this year, dnata committed to reducing its waste to landfill by 20 per cent by 2024

Preparing for the future of work: Promoting creativity in the age of automation

Building creative capacity requires a community of entrepreneurs, creatives, visionaries, and coaches to help local talent bring their ideas to life


Sheikh Khalifa: UAE spent Dhs40bn in development projects under former President’s rule

Sheikh Khalifa became President of the UAE on November 3, 2004, and remained in that role until his death on May 13, 2022

DEWA plant

DEWA nears completion of SWRO plant in Jebel Ali

The Dhs897m SWRO desalination plant has a production capacity of 40 million imperial gallons per day of desalinated water

Jubail Island ADIB financing

ADIB signs off Dhs500m Sharia’a-compliant deal to develop Jubail Island

The funding will cover the construction of up to 453 villas and 133 townhouses as part of the Phase 1 development of Jubail Island

Sharjah: SEWA carries out 35 road and street lighting projects during 2021

SEWA’s projects included the installation of 7,132 new lighting poles, laying 215 km of cables and installing 97 lighting boxes

Investcorp sets up infrastructure investment platform in North America

Investcorp’s new platform will enable investments in critical infrastructure companies and projects across North America


Infrastructure upgrades in Dubai’s JLT to include new road network

The master developer of the community, DMCC, is also working on renovating the various lakes across the area

Dubai’s RTA completes 50% construction of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Roads Corridor

The project, which extends 8km along Ras Al Khor Road, runs from the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road to the junction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

FedEx Express to invest over $400m in Saudi Arabia

FedEx Express has been facilitating trade in the kingdom since 1994

Abu Dhabi UAE government

UAE markets its first federal bond to global investors

The UAE passed a law in October 2018 allowing the federal government to issue sovereign debt for the first time

How will Expo 2020 Dubai impact the local real estate market and shape future trends?

Developers need to understand the changing demands of potential investors and organisations

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