• Abu Dhabi orders disbursement of $1.9bn housing loans


    Abu Dhabi government has announced disbursement of Dh7 billion ($1.9 billion) housing loans to over 6,000 citizens, exempting retired low-income citizens from paying back the loans, as a special gesture on the occasion of country's 49th National Day.

  • Construction work starts on new UAQ neighbourhood project


    Construction work has begun on the Tolerance Neighbourhood Project 2 featuring 78 residential units in the northern emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain. The development, which is coming up on a 52,593 sq m area, is due for completion by the first quarter of 2022.

  • Zayed Sustainability Prize partners with BNP Paribas for global initiative


    UAE-based Zayed Sustainability Prize has entered into a strategic deal with top European bank BNP Paribas, for a humanitarian initiative, 20by2020, that aims to provide sustainable technologies and solutions to vulnerable communities in 20 countries.

  • Dubai announces 23pc cut in fuel surcharge for utility services


    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has announced a 23 per cent cut in the fuel surcharge for electricity and water bills starting from December 1. These savings, which are mainly due to the increase in solar energy production, is now being passed on to custo

  • Saudi Arabia completes work on mega Expo 2020 pavilion

    SIZE OF TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS
    Saudi Arabia has announced that the construction work on its country pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai has been fully completed. Spanning an area of 13,069 sq m - equivalent to two football fields - the kingdom's pavilion size is second only to that of host

  • Big 5 experts back speedy adoption of 3D printing in Mideast


    The inaugural Big 5 Digital Festival ended on a successful note featuring networking, product showcases and knowledge sharing between thousands of industry professionals. The four-day event saw experts back speedy adoption of 3D printing in the region.

  • Top experts discuss ways to get real estate market 'back on feet'


    Over 1,700 real estate industry professionals came together to forge long-term investment strategies, and share information and opinions aimed at helping the market get back to business at the Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit.

  • Bee'ah in deal to supply alternative fuel to Sharjah Cement Factory


    Bee'ah, a leading fully integrated environment and waste management company, said it has signed a long-term contract with Sharjah Cement Factory for the supply of alternative fuel from its solid recovered fuel (SRF) plant in the northern emirate.

  • Building material firms showcase innovative solutions at Dubai event


    Leading construction and building materials companies showcased the latest technologies and the innovative solutions at the 4th edition of Housing, Building Materials, Decoration & Engineering Consultancy Exhibition (DecoBuild 2020) held in Dubai.

  • Masdar, Tribe to develop energy from waste projects in Australia

    BIG CLEAN ENERGY BOOST
    Leading Abu Dhabi group Masdar said it has joined forces with Tribe, an infrastructure advisory and development firm, to set up a new venture that will support the delivery and management of utility-scale energy-from-waste (EfW) projects in Australia.

  • Dubai solar park Phase IV 'to have largest energy storage capacity'


    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said the fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, allowing for energy availability around the clock.

  • Abvent releases free BIM Track plug-in for EMEA market


    Abvent, a French developer of innovative design solutions for BIM (building information modeling) professionals, has announced the latest addition to its product offering in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Abu Dhabi orders disbursement of $1.9bn housing loans

Abu Dhabi government has announced disbursement of Dh7 billion ($1.9 billion) housing loans to over 6,000 citizens, exempting retired low-income citizens from paying back the loans, as a special gesture on the occasion of country's 49th National Day....



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