UAE Focus

Gulf Related, a leading regional real estate development company, said it has won approval from Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) to start work on the Phase One retail component of its $1.5-billion mixed-use project coming up on Al Maryah Island in the UAE capital. A 3.

UAE-based Mohebi Logistics, a leading vertically integrated supply chain management company in the Middle East, has broken ground on its new Dh550-million ($150 million) facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

The second phase construction of R Hotel’s new property in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, started last month, following the completion of piling and foundation work. Located at the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the Dh10-million ($2.7 million) hotel and resort project is expected to open in the last quarter of 2016.

Abu Nasir General Transport Establishment has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain crane, a new model launched by the US-based Terex Corporation.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has invited developers to submit proposals for car-parking projects across the UAE’s capital city based on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) investment model.

Leading luxury real estate developer Damac Properties said it has awarded more than Dh2.8 billion ($762 million) in construction contracts in the first five months of 2015.

The Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi has been declared The Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as part of its Annual Awards programme for 2015.

Dubai Sports City (DSC), the world’s first integrated purpose-built sports city, said work on its new residential, commercial and sport facilities was progressing well.

Emaar project to cost $2.72bn EMAAR  Properties’ new mixed-use beachfront development in Dubai’s Al Mamzar district is expected to have a preliminary cost of Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion), the UAE state news agency Wam said.

Dubai-based contractor Shapoorji Pallonji said work at the Amity International School in Abu Dhabi was nearing completion and set for launch in September. The school, based on the British curriculum and managed by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), will accommodate more than 800 students and offer education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

UAE master-developer Limitless has awarded a contract worth Dh285 million ($78 million) for infrastructure work at its flagship Downtown Jebel Ali mixed-use project in Dubai.

UAE-based builder Arabtec revealed it is in the final stages of the external facade cladding work on the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum during a visit by Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) officials last month.

Nakheel, the master developer of ‘The World Islands’ project, has given the go-ahead to Oqyana Real Estate for its unique floating private islands project off the coast of Dubai. With this move, Oqyana World First has become the first floating island project which has been officially approved by Nakheel.

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC) has granted approval for the integrated concept masterplan of Al Reem Island, which outlines community facilities including schools, hospitals, mosques, parks and promenades.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is to extend the city’s metro tracks from its current 70 km to 110 km by 2020, then take it further to 200 km by 2025 and finally double up to 421 km by 2030.