UAE Focus

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, a global manufacturer of lifestyle ceramics solutions, launched a luxury bathware collection last month in Germany in partnership with Italy’s Pininfarina, a luxury designer whose clients include brands such as Ferrari, BMW, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has announced that more than 1,150 residential units, which include townhouses, duplex, three-, two- and single-bedroom and studio apartments, are currently under construction within the development.

Plans for a $500-million museum dedicated to the future, where significant elements are due to be 3D printed, were unveiled last month in Dubai. The plan was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The work on the cladding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome is well under way, revealed Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of Saadiyat’s Cultural District.

Leading developer Nakheel has issued a fresh tender for the enabling works at Al Khail Avenue, its new 3.6-million-sq-ft retail, dining and entertainment hub at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle.

Visen begins production at HFZ Visen Industries, the largest manufacturer of polymer emulsions for paints and coatings, textiles and adhesives in India, was expected to commence its commercial production from Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ) last month.

UAE-based Universal International, a specialist in mechanical, plumbing and door hardware products, has tied up with Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific for marketing its range of plumbing solutions in the GCC.

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the state’s sovereign wealth fund, has partnered with Canadian property manager Brookfield to build a $1-billion development in the heart of the emirate’s financial district.

UAE-based Rawlplug Middle East, a specialist in a wide range of fixing solutions, plans to expand its warehousing facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai as part of a strategy to boost its presence in the region.