Tuesday 25 July 2017

Experts see huge demand for outdoor specific design

The thriving construction market in Dubai is set to drive huge demand for outdoor specific design and build projects, making calls for more authentic public spaces, said indusry experts. With new landscaping projects implementing change in the outdoor construction sector, open co


Ajman’s nature reserve gains key wetland ranking

Al Zorah Nature Reserve, a premium waterfront destination in Ajman, has been officially declared as a 'Wetland of International Importance' under the Ramsar Convention, making it the seventh site in the UAE on the Ramsar List, said a report. The Ramsar Convention, also kn


Shaikhani to deliver Dubai commercial tower in Q4

Dubai-based property developer Shaikhani Group has announced plans to deliver its Dh80 million ($22 million) commercial tower, Cambridge Business Centre, in the fourth quarter of 2017. The 2B+G+9+Health Club Cambridge Business Centre will feature 116 commercial apartments spread


$1bn Bahrain medical city project makes headway

Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning will be carrying out the infrastructure works for the $1-billion King Abdullah Medical City, a massive healthcare project coming up in the south of the kingdom. A financing contract worth BD16.5 million ($43.4 m


Senaat – Abu Dhabi unit wins top EPC ranking

Senaat – Abu Dhabi, one of the UAE’s largest industrial investment holding companies, said its subsidary - National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) - has been ranked 5th in the annual list of Top 30 engineering, procurement and construction companies in the energy sector in th


New tax 'to hit Bahrain property prices'

A new tax imposed by Bahrain on infrastructure development could cost commercial developers hundreds of thousands of dinars extra for large projects, said a report citing an MP. The tax was introduced earlier this month and imposes a levy of BD12 ($31.5) per construction square m


City Centre Bahrain unveils home furnishing trends

City Centre Bahrain, the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination in the kingdom, will be showcasing the latest home furnishing trends for this season during a 14-day campaign which runs till August 5. During the ‘Home Furnishing’ campaign, visitors spe


Oman university to build solar parking lots

Oman's Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is set to start building solar parking lots within its premises starting from next month in co-ordination with Jacobs International Engineering Consultancy (JIEC), said a report. An Oman-based international consultant, JIEC provides key s


Enec completes key test on nuclear energy plant

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has successfully completed the cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) at Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The completion of this milestone, which concluded approximately 12 months after


Deyaar unit to offer free maintenance service

Deyaar Development, a leading property development company, said its facilities management unit has launched a new initiative aimed at providing free maintenance services to underprivileged families across the country. As part of its initiative, Deyaar Facilities Management has s

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