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Dell Technologies, Presight ink MoU to drive digital innovation in UAE

The partnership will leverage Presight’s expertise in AI and data analytics with Dell’s capabilities in compute, storage, data protection and network solutions

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Kuwait signs $102m loan to develop Bahrain’s power grid

The loan agreement between Kuwait and Bahrain is financing the development of a 400 kilovolt transmission line

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UAE rates 5th in road quality, 10th in public transport globally, reveals WEF report

The report underscores the UAE’s efforts to bolster its infrastructure, making it a competitive and attractive destination for international business and tourism

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Investcorp Capital joins $4.2bn JFK redevelopment project

The construction of Terminal 6 will be executed in two phases, with Phase I already underway and expected to be completed by 2025

Major road improvement project nears completion, shares RTA

Major road improvement project 75% complete, shares RTA

Once completed, the project is expected to reduce journey times significantly, with peak hour travel times expected to be slashed by up to 40 per cent

Abu Dhabi greenlights Dhs66bn development blitz in 2024 Image Ab Dhabi Media Office

Abu Dhabi green-lights Dhs66bn development drive in 2024

Marking a significant focus on bolstering the housing sector, over Dhs59bn has been earmarked for the development of housing and public facilities throughout Abu Dhabi

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Dubai unveils designs for two new 20,000-seater stadiums

The designs of both sporting facilities prioritise sustainability and smart city integration

Reed smith experts on how Saudi giga-projects can introduced innovation to offset risks

Saudi giga-projects: How innovation can offset risks

There is an increasing awareness in the kingdom’s construction market of the necessity for more collaborative contracting methods to get these giga-projects across the finish line – efficiently and profitably

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Dubai breaks ground on mega $150m Agri Terminals facility

Agri Terminals will be Dubai’s largest multi-tenant facility for integrated agricultural processing and silo storage

Dubai launches world's first sustainable mobile floating fire station

Dubai launches world’s first sustainable mobile floating fire station

The station boasts a notable speed of 11 miles per hour, allowing it to swiftly reach incident locations

Aldar invests Dhs22bn in development projects in 2023

UAE’s Aldar Properties unveils Dhs5bn investment plan

The office and retail assets are part of the property firm’s investment portfolio, which houses Dhs25bn of income-generating real estate assets

Some roads in Dubai will have new names here's why

You will soon be able to suggest new names for Dubai roads, here’s how

Steps to engage and involve community members and accept proposals from them for new road names will start in the upcoming phases of the initiative

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Red Sea Global reveals airport facelift as first project in expanded portfolio

Red Sea Global has been commissioned to carry out refurbishment works at Al Wajh Airport in Saudi Arabia

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

Dubai Municipality completes beautification of four roundabouts Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai Municipality completes beautification of these key roundabouts

The Dubai Public Roundabout Beauty Project is aligned with the ‘Art in Public Spaces’ strategy, designed to showcase Dubai’s rich cultural and artistic heritage

ISCD Index 2023 Dubai ranks among top maritime hubs globally Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai retains spot among top five global maritime centres: ISCD Index

Dubai is the only Arab city on the Index that features 20 of the world’s most prominent international maritime centres

RTA cycling tracks in Al Khawaneej and Mushrif 90% complete Image Dubai Media Office RTA

Dubai: Construction on these key cycling tracks 90% complete, says RTA

The project, part of RTA’s master plan for jogging and cycling tracks, aims to increase the length of cycling tracks in Dubai to 819 kilometres by 2026

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Abu Dhabi Airports preps for Terminal A opening with largest live trial

Terminal A has the capability to handle 45 million passengers per year, and process 11,000 passengers per hour

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Saudi Arabia’s real estate, infrastructure projects hit $1.25tn

NEOM, the $500bn megacity, is progressing rapidly, with $70bn of projects now awarded, 45 per cent of which has been completed

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Abu Dhabi-based twofour54 unveils ambitious plans to build film studio

Set to span over 100 acres, twofour54 Studios will be a next-gen, virtual production-ready, metaverse-enabled and fully-fledged production studio

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UAE announces national programme for infrastructure development

Salamah 365 is a transformational project under the performance agreements signed by federal authorities in 2022

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Sharjah: SRTA announces partial closure of key road from July 17

The road works will be carried out in two phases according to the emirate’s roads and transportation authority

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Corridor Improvement Project _ Image courtesy RTA

RTA completes Dubai-Al Ain Road improvement project, four bridges built

The second and final phase included the construction of a two-lane bridge stretching 988 metres with a free left turn for traffic incoming from Nadd Al Hamar Road in the direction of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road

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Dubai’s plan to increase EV charging stations gains momentum

With the emirate’s focus on green mobility, DEWA aims to grow the city’s network of public EV charging stations by 170 per cent in less than three years.

Dubai RTA awarded contract for Garn Al Sabkha Street Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project Image RTA

Dubai: Dhs374m road project to enable smooth traffic flow, support population growth

The scope of the project covers the construction of four bridges, spanning 3,000 metres capable of carrying 17,600 vehicles per hour

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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

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

OPEC FUnd, AFC sign $50m loan image Getty for illustrative purposes

OPEC Fund, Africa Finance Corporation sign $50m loan to finance infrastructure development

The loan doubles the OPEC Fund’s commitment to AFC following an initial $50m 10-year loan provided in January 2021

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