Tuesday 28 February 2017

Abu Dhabi launches interlocking concrete pavers certification

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has unveiled a certification scheme to verify the quality of interlocking concrete pavers used in pedestrian pathw


$2 trillion GCC projects driving pipe, tube business

Regional producers working in pipes and tubes have seen a steady jump in business despite the difficult market conditions, thanks to the infrastructure, oil and gas and industrial projects worth $2 trillion that are under way in the GCC, said the organisers of SteelFab. A leading


Dubai launches $354m Silicon Park development

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has announced plans to set up its first integrated smart city project, Silicon Park,at an estimated cost of Dh1.3 billion ($354 million). The landmark development, to be built over a 150,000 sq m area at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free


Meraas unveils vibrant Dubai waterfront residences

UAE developer Meraas held an exclusive preview of its stunning new residences at Bluewaters, a vibrant cosmopolitan island that will also be home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel. More than 300 special guests who attended the event held on the newly-built


Ducab wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label fifth year running

For the fifth year in a row, Ducab, a leading cable manufacturing company,  has been awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label in recognition of initiatives and communications around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Dubai Chamber CSR Label is designed to provide a diagno


Dubai South opens new business centre

Dubai South (the rebranded Dubai World Central) has launched its new business centre in the Business Park to allow companies to leverage its strategic location in close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport and Expo 2020 Dubai, said a report. The initiative is likely to hel


Emirates REIT posts strong rental growth in 2016

Emirates REIT, the UAE’s first regulated sharia compliant real estate investment trust listed on Nasdaq Dubai and managed by Equitativa, has reported a rental income of $45.3 million for 2016, up 23 per cent over the previous year. Emirates REIT also posted strong rental gr


MAG 5 PD starts work on Phase III of Dubai South project

UAE-based MAG 5 Property Development (MAG 5 PD) said it has launched the third phase of MAG 5 Boulevard, a first-of-its kind project coming up within the strategic Dubai South area community. A leading property developer of luxury mid-range developments and pioneering affordable


Renewables shift 'can save GCC states $87bn'

Shifting to clean and renewable energy presents a very strong potential for oil-producing GCC countries to maintain global leadership in the energy sector despite the current market slowdown, while reaping massive savings of up to $87 billion as well as potentially reducing up to one gigaton of


30 German firms head to Dubai WoodShow

More than 30 German companies are participating in Dubai WoodShow to be held in Dubai from March 7 to 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre. “Dubai WoodShow 2017 is a key platform to showcase new products, innovations and technologies governing the industry. It’s where busine

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