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Abu Dhabi's Zayed City to get its own metro station

Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City to get its own metro station

27/04/17

Metro will be a major component in the transportation master plan for the city, says planning officer Zayed City, the latest government-funded mixed-use development, in Abu Dhabi will have its own metro station, a senior Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) official has said. This is the first announcement by a government entity on the […]

80% of Dubai's Expo 2020 site to be redeveloped in legacy bid

80% of Dubai’s Expo 2020 site to be redeveloped in legacy bid

27/04/17

Senior official says all assets will remain after the event including the buildings and transport infrastructure Eighty percent of Dubai’s Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in a bid to ensure the mega event has a strong legacy in the emirate, it has been announced. All Expo assets and infrastructure will remain operational after the […]

Dubai's Nakheel starts work on Ibn Battuta Mall hotel

Dubai’s Nakheel starts work on Ibn Battuta Mall hotel

27/04/17

Set for delivery in 2019, the AVANI is the second Nakheel hotel planned for Ibn Battuta Mall Dubai master developer Nakheel on Monday broke ground on a new, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, with a total project value of AED240 million. The ground-breaking ceremony – Nakheel’s second in a week – was led by […]

Construction of Dubai’s Bluewaters ‘75% complete’

Construction of Dubai’s Bluewaters ‘75% complete’

30/03/17

Developer Meraas says 90% of buildings undergoing façade work at upcoming island destination ahead of handover starting early next year. Construction at the Bluewaters island destination off Dubai’s coast is 75% complete, with most structures having transitioned from structural work to the façade stage of the building process in preparation for handover starting in the […]

VAT ‘could impact cash flows for GCC construction firms’

VAT ‘could impact cash flows for GCC construction firms’

30/03/17

Proposed new law will not subject sale of new real estate units to taxation – report. Although the sale of new real estate units in the UAE will not be subjected to value-added tax (VAT) when it is implemented, it could impact cash flows and credit agreements for some construction firms, a leading tax expert […]

Qatar: Ashghal to begin work on 2.2km underpass

Qatar: Ashghal to begin work on 2.2km underpass

30/03/17

Qatar’s Public Works Authority, Ashghal, is set to start construction work on a 2.2km underpass that will span the northern and southern areas of Al Gharrafa. To enable construction, traffic on Tilted Roundabout will be diverted to a parallel intersection from 31 March, with an expected operation period of nine months. The new road layout […]

Dubai Properties launches Mudon Views project

Dubai Properties launches Mudon Views project

30/03/17

First phase includes one, two and three bedroom apartments in two buildings. Dubai Properties (DP) has announced the launch of an apartment complex in the emirate’s Dubailand district, according to a statement. Mudon Views will be situated in the Mudon residential master community, according to the UAE state news agency WAM. The first phase includes […]

Pininfarina announces entry into Middle East market

Pininfarina announces entry into Middle East market

30/03/17

Legendary Italian design house’s architectural arm expands in region with interior design of the Innovation Center in Dubai’s Sustainable City. Legendary Italian design house Pininfarina has made its Middle Eastern debut with its first large-scale project in the region – the interior design of the Innovation Center in Dubai’s Sustainable City. Established in 1930 by […]

Drake & Scull exits One Palm joint venture

Drake & Scull exits One Palm joint venture

23/03/17

Dubai construction firm Drake & Scull has sold its share in the One Palm development in Dubai to its joint venture partner Omniyat Properties. The property, located on the left trunk of Palm Jumeirah, was launched in 2014 and is scheduled for completion next year. When completed, the development will include 90 ultra-luxurious apartments with […]

Construction work begins on 350-store Mall of Oman

Construction work begins on 350-store Mall of Oman

23/03/17

Majid Al Futtaim says that work on the sultanate’s biggest shopping mall will be complete by 2020. Majid Al Futtaim, the UAE-based shopping mall and leisure developer, has announced the start of work on the Mall of Oman, a super-regional retail destination coming up in the sultanate. Located at Madinat Al Ifran, the new central […]

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