Friday 30 September 2016

UAE tower enters Guinness for record concrete pour

Geepas Tower, an upcoming development in the UAE, entered the Guinness World Records along with the project contractor Gulf Asia Contracting (GAC) - the construction arm of the multi-billion-dollar business conglomerate RP Group - for completing the largest continuous concrete pour (of 19,793 c


Bahrain developer partners with ByrneLooby

Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the leading urban developers in Bahrain, has partnered with engineering firm ByrneLooby to implement new projects to enhance the marine environment. With the aim of finding effective and innovative solutions for the protection of coral reefs and marine l


Red Sea Housing rolls out game-changer product

Saudi-based Red Sea Housing Services Company has launched its pre-fabricated range of products built using innovative modular construction techniques which are ideal for residential and hospitality projects. The Red Sea Multi-Level Modular Building Series products were manufactur


Dubai Holding unveils Jumeirah Central masterplan

Dubai Holding has unveiled the approved masterplan of Jumeirah Central, a game-changing district development on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, designed by Hollywood, California-based architecture firm, 5+design. An urban mixed-use city district with 47 million sq ft of gross floor a


Expo 2020 Dubai work in rapid progress

More than 4.7 million cu m of earth has been recycled and moved in preparation for the construction phase of Expo 2020 Dubai at the 4.38-sq-km development site in Dubai South, UAE, according to the latest operational update. Expo 2020 Dubai today (September 26) released the updat


Emaar unveils new beachfront project in Dubai

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, today unveiled the first and only beachfront resort property under its flagship Address hotel brand in Dubai. The property includes The Address Jumeirah Resort + Spa, The Address R


RAK Ceramics launches new global brand identity

RAK Ceramics, one of the largest ceramics’ brands in the world, has announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity which is designed to unify all of its global subsidiaries. The official roll out will be effective immediately in the UAE, with subsidiaries expected


Saudi Aramco plans to spend $334bn in next 10 years

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco plans to invest a total of about $334 billion by 2025, including spending on infrastructure and projects to maintain oil capacity, a senior Aramco official said on Monday. Abdulaziz Al-Abdulkarim, vice president for procurement and


Siemens' 1,000th gas turbine arrives at Qatar power plant

Siemens recently celebrated the arrival of the company’s 1,000th gas turbine produced at its Berlin factory for the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. After journeying thousands of miles from Berlin, the fifth of six 11-m-long SGT5-4000F turbines has made it t


Dubai's residential sale prices 'set for further decline'

The average residential sale prices in Dubai, UAE, which registered a sharp drop in the first half of 2016, are likely to fall further in coming months, thus reflecting a transition to a more mature market, said a report. The emirate’s residential and hospitality markets ha

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