Thursday 20 June 2019

Abu Dhabi gears up for World Road Congress

Over 200 exhibitors from international private and public groups are expected to showcase the latest transport, road and planning innovations at the 26th PIARC World Road Congress which kicks off in Abu Dhabi on October 6 and runs until October 10. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Depa


Philippines unveils Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion design

The Philippines has unveiled the design of its country pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event that will reinterpret the country’s history and showcase its natural beauty within a 3,000-sq-m coral reef-themed facility. The unveiling of the Filipino pavilion design w


Major revamp for Emirates Development Bank

The UAE Cabinet has restructured the board of directors of the Emirates Development Bank (EDB)  as part of its plan to modernise work mechanisms in the federal government.   The eight-member board will be chaired by Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, M


Kalba, Khor Fakkan roads project set for 2020 opening

The UAE authorities said work was progressing at a steady pace on the Kalba Corniche and Khor Fakkan roads project being built at an investment of Dh210 million ($57 million).      With the cities of Khor Fakkan and Kalba witnessing the implementation


GFH Properties launches Bahrain Harbour residences' sale

GFH Properties, the real estate arm of GFH Financial Group, has launched the sales for its landmark Harbour Row residences with an exclusive financing plan that enables prospective buyers to purchase their dream home in Bahrain’s best waterside location as the development continues to p


Spanish group APD completes Abu Dhabi palace work

Spanish group Acciona Producciones y Diseño (APD) said it has carried out the technical development and the museographic implantation of the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi to turn it into a visitable space destined to highlight the UAE's historical and cultural legacy.


Saudi Arabia awards $1.2bn road maintenance contracts

Saudi Arabia has awarded 110 contracts worth more than SR4.3 billion ($1.2 billion) to several local companies mainly for building a good road infrastructure in the kingdom, said a report. Transport Minister Nabeel Al Amoudi attended a signing ceremony in Riyadh for operation, ma


Switzerland starts work on Dubai Expo 2020 country pavilion

The Swiss government has broken ground on its country pavilion, 'Belles Vues', for the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 event. The project has been designed by Zurich-based architects OOS in collaboration with Bellprat Partner and Lorenz Eugster. The ground-breaking ceremony was


Foster + Partners in big Saudi high-speed rail ops success

Foster + Partners, a leading UK-based architectural firm, has announced the successful operation of Haramain high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia. The 450-km high-speed rail link between the major Saudi Arabian cities of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) f


Emaar Hospitality Group opens new upscale hotel in Dubai

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure arm of global developer Emaar Properties, has unveiled Vida Emirates Hills, a new upscale lifestyle hotel in the heart of the tranquil Emirates Hills neighbourhood in Dubai. The property is located in walking distance of Emirat

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