Wednesday 19 December 2018

UAE joins Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

The United Arab Emirates has become a member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), an initiative launched at the United Nation's Conference of Parties (COP21) held as part of the Lima Paris Action Agenda. Representing the UAE, the Ministry of Infrastru


UL to help design energy-efficient buildings in Mena

Global independent safety science company UL has introduced a new testing and commissioning service for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region that helps determine the energy efficiency of buildings. The launch of UL's new building envelope testing and commissioning s


Red Sea unveils masterplan for mega tourism project

The Red Sea Development Company, a wholly-owned entity of Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), has unveiled the masterplan of its mega luxury tourism project, which will see 22 islands being developed to provide premium facilities for tourists as part of the project that is expected to create an


Entertainment, tourism to bolster Saudi property sector

Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is expected to experience exponential growth as the kingdom focuses on advancing its entertainment and tourism sectors, said a new whitepaper released by leading global real estate advisor CBRE. CBRE, which began operations in Saudi Arabia


Borouge breaks ground on 5th polypropylene unit in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has begun construction of its fifth polypropylene unit within  the company's plant in the Ruwais region of the UAE capital. Once the project comes on stream in the third quarter of 2021, it will boast a production capacity of 480,000 tonnes


JPA Design welcomes new regional head for Mena

London-based JPA Design, a world leader in hospitality and transport design, is strengthening its presence in the Middle East with the appointment of industry professional Carol Finnie as regional director, Middle East and North Africa (Mena). The appointment follows the company&


Mubadala, Dubal Holding to sign desal deal with EGA

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Mubadala and Dubal Holding are set to sign an agreement to develop a state-of-the-art power block and a water desalination plant at EGA’s smelter at Jebel Ali in Dubai, a media report said. The new facilities will improve the efficiency of p


Tamdeen working on giant tennis complex in Kuwait

Tamdeen Group, a leading mixed-use property developer in Kuwait, said work was in full swing at its ambitious Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex, which aims to position the country as a preferred international tennis destination in the region.  


Diplomat Radisson Blu Bahrain undergoes big revamp

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa, Bahrain, one of the kingdom’s most recognised hotels, has recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation of the property. The renovation, which included the modernisation of the lobby, reception area, roo


Utico commissions $100m water pipeline in UAE

Utico, a leading private utility company in the UAE, said it has commissioned the largest sustainable trans-Emirate pipeline in the country, built at a cost of over $100 million. The pipeline which connects Ras Al Khaimah, Um Al Qwain, Sharjah and Ajman is now operational supplyi

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