UAE Focus


May 2014

RTA to build 19 footbridges

DUBAI’S Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to construct 19 footbridges through 2014 to 2015 in various parts of the city.

Seven bridges will be constructed this year and the remaining 12 next year, said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA chairman of the board and executive director.

RTA was expected to start last month the construction of seven of the pedestrian bridges, of which five will be fitted with lifts, according to Al Tayer.

The bridges will be built at various locations such as Bani Yas Street, Al Mina Street, Baghdad Street, at Al Maktoum Street, Amman Street, and Al Rasheed Street.

“Next year, the RTA will construct 12 pedestrian bridges distributed over a number of vital locations including Bani Yas Street near Dubai Municipality building and a bridge on Damascus and Al Nahada streets.

“All of the bridges will be completed in the last quarter of 2015,” he said.

In another development, work is under way on constructing four covered and air-conditioned pedestrian bridges for the Dubai Tram project.


HBA launches Studio division in UAE

HIRSCH Bedner Associates (HBA) has announced the launch of its award-winning Studio division in the UAE and the wider Middle East to offer interior design solutions for the growing mid-tier hospitality sector.

Catering to small and medium-sized hotels, Studio will offer cutting edge, stylish design solutions that meet the constraints of schedule and budget.

The launch comes at a time when the Dubai’s total hotel rooms are expected to nearly double to as many as 160,000 by the time World Expo 2020 opens.


T&T opens showroom in Dubai

TECHNICAL and Trading (T&T), a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (Esag), has opened a showroom in Deira, Dubai, to further strengthen its 25-year-old partnership with Danfoss, a global producer of air-conditioning components and solutions.

The showroom will focus mainly on complete refrigeration solutions – from sales, service and training of Danfoss trade partners.

Danfoss supports air-conditioning OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and refrigeration contractors through critical components and energy efficient solutions. It is one of the top three manufacturers of compressors for refrigeration industry.

“New compressor developments and solutions are critical to improve energy efficiency and service the substantial need of users in the UAE market,” said Abdulla Al Gurg, group general manager of Esag Group. “The complete Danfoss product portfolio within the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector is well perceived within the UAE market.”

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