UAE Focus

UAE-BASED renewable energy firm Masdar has announced the successful completion of the new global headquarters of International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), a 31,983-sq-m multi-use complex located in Abu Dhabi.

EMAAR Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has officially opened Manzil Downtown Dubai, a new upscale lifestyle boutique hotel. Managed by Vida Hotels and Resorts, the lifestyle hotel brand targets the new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers.

EXPANSION of the trauma and emergency centre at Rashid Hospital, a key hospital in the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) network, is 60 per cent complete, said a top official. The expansion will add 160 beds and will cost Dh161 million ($44 million).

ETIHAD Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has awarded a major contract to National Transport & Contracting Company (NTCC) for the design and construction of employee residences in the Mirfa area of the UAE capital.

NATIONAL Real Estate Company (NREC), one of the leading Middle East and North Africa (Mena) real estate developers, has appointed international consultants Mace to project manage the development of Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s new entertainment, dining and shopping destination.

Group to play key trade centre role DUBAI World Trade Centre (DWTC) has appointed a consortium of US-based CH2M Hill and UK-headquartered Mace to undertake all real estate and construction delivery related programme management services for its Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development in Dubai.

NAKHEEL expects to launch construction tenders for Al Khail Avenue mall – the latest project in the company’s growing retail portfolio – in the first quarter of the year, with project completion anticipated in 2018. The Dubai-based developer launched the leasing of 1.

WORK on Dubai’s new tourist and commercial Box Park project was scheduled to be completed at the end of last month.

DUBAI'S leading developer Emaar Properties is set to launch the first phase of a world-class trolley tram system in Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development.

RMD Boards, a division of JRD International based in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, is spearheading a campaign to adopt more eco-friendly materials in the interior decoration sector.

THE Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said the construction of the concrete dome for the first reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant has been completed. The completion of the Unit One dome marks another on-time milestone in the complex construction of the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant.

THE first smart hospital in the region is set to be developed on a sprawling 150,000-sq-m area at Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai. The Fakeeh Academic Medical Centre (FAMC) will include a 300-bed smart hospital and medical university.

LIMITLESS, a leading real estate master developer, has invited bids for the construction of the remaining infrastructure work in four zones (zones one to four) at Downtown Jebel Ali in Dubai. Located between Jebel Ali Free Zone and Techno Park, the four-zone development stretches 11 km along Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai’s main motorway.