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November 2018

Route 2020 bridges work on track

Dubai officials said all the bridge works related to the Route 2020 network will be completed by the end of this month (November).

The new route covers the 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line to the site of Expo 2020. The project includes seven stations (five elevated and two underground), they stated.

Director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Mattar Al Tayer said work on the viaduct of the metro route was progressing at a steady pace. The interior design of the metro stations reflect the four elements of nature: air, earth, fire and water and features futuristic elements.


Etihad Rail Stage Two tendered

Etihad Rail, the developer of UAE’s integrated railway network, has invited bids from leading construction companies and contractors to provide design-and-build services for Stage Two of the mega project.

Stage Two involves the construction of a rail network in Abu Dhabi that will connect to the Saudi border at Ghweifat and the Omani border at Al Ain, and also vital areas such as Mussaffah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, stated the company.

Etihad Rail said the tender is open to only those companies who have international/local experience in executing major design-and-build freight rail projects covering civil and track works, bridges and drill and blast tunnels to the required high quality and schedule.

The last date for submitting bids was October 18.


Deyaar’s first hotel set to open

Deyaar Development will soon mark its foray into the hospitality industry with the opening of its first hotel at the end of the year. The new hotel in Dubai will be managed by Millennium Hotels & Resorts, it was announced.

Located in Business Bay, the 30-storey Millennium Atria Business Bay comprises studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, and duplex apartments designed by YOO Studio.

Every unit in Millennium Atria Business Bay has a characteristic personality and flair, with a key focus on simplicity, functionality, and urban elegance paired with the latest smart home technology.

The hotel’s facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, a sports bar, infinity pool on the 25th floor, a five-star spa, gymnasium, kids’ club, and a cinema terrace.  

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