Wednesday 29 June 2016

Six Flags in talks to build theme parks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has begun talks with Six Flags Entertainment Corp to build theme parks, the company said on Tuesday, as part of the kingdom's efforts to expand its tourism sector and diversify the economy. Developing the leisure sector is fraught with difficulties in a deeply co


RTA to open major traffic detour in Dubai

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open on Thursday (June 30) the initial phase of the main traffic diversion extending from the intersection of Casablanca Road with the Airport Road (Cargo Village intersection) up to the intersection of Marrakech Road with the Airport Road (i


Radiant to set up oil distillation plant in Sharjah

India’s Radiant Group, an expert in oil distillation process, is set to build its new factory on a 107,639 sq ft of land at Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, at an investment of $10 million. The 60,000 metric-tonne-capacity oil distillation plant will come up in the Phase Two of


Qatari maintenance firm wins ISO certification

Qatari Modern Maintenance Company (QMMC), a key provider of electro-mechanical contracting services to the construction and industrial sectors, has been successfully certified with the prestigious ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards. The int


ABB lights up world’s first 3D-printed office in Dubai

ABB, the global leader in power and automation, has unveiled the smart building technology it has supplied for the world’s first 3D printed office building, the ‘Office of the Future’ in Dubai, UAE. ABB provides the lighting control; lightning, earthing and over


Emerson opens solutions, education centres in Dubai

Emerson has opened its new solutions and education centres at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai, UAE. The centres, spanning a total of 5,000 sq ft, are located at Emerson's Middle East and Africa (MEA) headquarters, which is also home to manufacturing and service facilitie


Kuwait residential market posts solid growth in May

The activity in the residential market in Kuwait picked up in May following a lull during the previous month with the sector netting a sales of KD112.8 million ($373 million), up 88 per cent over April sales, said a report. A total of 278 transactions were registered, up 49 per c


Qatar developer deploys Yardi software for Lusail project

Place Vendôme, a project by Qatar-based United Developers under way in Lusail City, has implemented Yardi Voyager 7S, a browser-independent and mobile-enabled real estate software as a service platform. A QR5-billion ($1.37 billion) mixed-use development, Place Vendôm


Aldar sees success for UAE community project

Aldar Properties, a leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi, UAE, said that with over 70 per cent of its 100 retail units occupied and operational, Al Falah is emerging as a major community destination, and one of the most sought-after national housing developments within the emirate.


Doosan to build desalination plant in Iran

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company has been awarded a 220-billion-won ($185 million) contract to build a desalination plant in Iran, according to a report. Under the deal with the Iran-based Sazeh Sazan, the Korean group will construct the facility over

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