Thursday 25 August 2016

Al Shirawi Interiors completes hospital fit-out

Al Shirawi Interiors, a specialist in interiors with expertise in fitout, partitioning, suspended ceilings and carpentry works, recently completed the fit-out job of the 132,500-sq-ft Medcare Women & Children Hospital on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE. The 65-bed facility is


Two hotels to be built at Kuwait's Avenues Mall

Two new hotels are being built as part of the $900-million fourth phase expansion of The Avenues Mall, a top retail destination in Kuwait City.   The hotels will be operated by international hotel chain Hilton. Kuwait's Al-Rai Real Estate Company, owned by Mabanee, and H


Atlas Copco commissions largest hydraulic breaker

Atlas Copco Middle East, a leader in engineering solutions, recently commissioned the region’s first HB 10000 hydraulic breaker at the Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Weighing an impressive 10 tonnes and with a single impact blow energy of 16


Qatar retail rentals remain stable in H1

Qatar’s prime retail malls continued to enjoy relatively stable rentals and high occupancy rates in the first half (H1) of the year despite the ever increasing supply amid weaker consumer confidence, a report said. Villagio and City Centre Doha are two of the country’


Drake & Scull denies hiring adviser to seek investment

Dubai-listed builder Drake & Scull International has not hired a legal adviser to help to bring a strategic investor into the company, it said on Wednesday. "The company denies the appointment of any legal adviser in connection with bringing in a strategic investor or is


Topping out of Bayat Plaza Tower One completed

The superstructure for Tower One of Bayat Plaza, located off the intersection of Madinah Road and King Abdullah Road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was topped out recently. The Bayat Plaza project is being developed by Manazil, a development arm of the Sabban Group in Saudi Arabia.


37 pioneering projects in Cityscape Awards shortlist

Thirty-seven names are in the running for the prestigious 2016 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets which recognises outstanding concepts in real estate development and architecture from around the world. Judges from 16 organisations, including chartered surveyors, academics, to


Dewa sets up 24/7 cyber defence centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has established a 24/7 cyber defence centre, becoming the first government organisation in Dubai to establish such a centre. The centre is in adherence with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Pri


Shriram EPC wins $230m Oman steel mill contract

Sharjah-based Shriram EPC FZE, a leading engineering, procurement and construction contractor, has won a contract worth $230 million for constructing the balance of plant of a steel mill in Sohar, Oman. The 1.2-million-tonnes-per-annum mini mill project is being built by Moon Iro


Smart technology 'can cut cooling bill by 40pc'

By implementing two key smart technologies for building management and district cooling, the amount of energy required for cooling can be reduced by up to 40 per cent, says Siemens, a global technology powerhouse.      “Cooling is considered to be responsible

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