Construction Industry News

Majid Al Futtaim to announce new mixed use project in Dubai in next 12 months

Majid Al Futtaim to announce new mixed use project in Dubai in next 12 months

20th July 2014

Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF Properties) is planning to launch a mixed-use development in Dubai, the company’s CEO George Kostas has said. “We are very confident in the Dubai market and we have been spending a lot of time thinking about what would be our first project here,” he told Gulf Business.We are hoping to announce the project in the next 12 months.”[..]

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Saudi Arabia approves 5700 new education projects worth US$ 14 bn

Saudi Arabia approves 5700 new education projects worth US$ 14 bn

19th July 2014

Saudi Arabia has approved 5,700 new educational development projects worth SR 54 billion (US$ 14.3 billion), according to news reports. The new projects were aimed at creating a qualitative improvement in the country's educational environment, Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was quoted as saying in a news report.[..]

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Jannah hotels and resorts to expand : more hotel apartments in UAE to be built

Jannah hotels and resorts to expand : more hotel apartments in UAE to be built

17th July 2014

Jannah Hotels and Resorts is to launch more apartment hotels in the UAE as part of an ongoing expansion programme.

According to Imad Darwish, CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based company, the expansion is intended to match a steady growth in the UAE's hospitality sector, which will witness a boom owing to the hosting of World Expo 2020 in Dubai.[..]

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DEWA awards consultancy contracts for Solar Innovation Centre of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

DEWA awards consultancy contracts for Solar Innovation Centre of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

17th July 2014

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a consultancy deal, to design and supervise the construction of its new Solar Innovation Centre, to Ted Jacob Engineering Group (TJEG).Ted Jacob Engineering Group will be working alongside Kettle Collective, which will be the lead architect for the project set to be built as part of the new Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park. It is set to complete in November 2015.[..]

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Abu Dhabi to augment retail space on large scale over next three years : CBRE report

Abu Dhabi to augment retail space on large scale over next three years : CBRE report

16th July 2014

Abu Dhabi will add 778,000 square meters of retail space over the next three years, representing 8% of the total new shopping space (9.8 million square meters) opened in 2013 in 180 cities globally. The figures were revealed by Bassam Saleh, marketing manager, Bawadi Mall, the five-year-old biggest shopping mall in Al Ain, based on a global study conducted by property adviser CBRE.[..]

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Ajman intesifies tourism focus; gears up infrastructure- airport, port and wastewater treatment plant

Ajman intesifies tourism focus; gears up infrastructure- airport, port and wastewater treatment plant

16th July 2014

The Emirate of Ajman is allocating 40% of its 2014 budget to increase work on new development, economic and social projects, that aim to boost tourism in the Emirate. H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, said the plan is part of Ajman's 2021 strategy, which expects a greater influx of tourists in the Emirate in the future. The plans follow a directive from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to enable projects that will increase the number of airports and ports in the UAE, and enhance the country's development.[..]

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Kuwait plans ME's largest bowling club, other recreation facilities for Youth

Kuwait plans ME's largest bowling club, other recreation facilities for Youth

15th July 2014

The Public Autkuwaitbowlinghority for Youth and Sports (PAYS) employed its deputy director and former Kuwaiti Footballer Jassem Al-Huwaidi to announce wide scale plans for a number of facilities across the country aimed at its youth. A bowling club in Samiya and multi-purpose sports hall in Sabah Al-Salem are among the venues which PAYS is helping develop to encourage Kuwaiti youth to enjoy their favorite activities.[..]

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