UAE Focus

Dubai-based real estate developer Omniyat has revealed plans to build a $273-million hospitality project in the UAE, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group. The new hotel will be the hospitality group’s first luxury city hotel bearing the Langham Hotels and Resorts brand in the UAE.

Bids have been invited for the development of the airfield systems, air traffic control (ATC) tower and utilities infrastructure (design and build) at Fujairah International Airport (FIA), as part of a multimillion-dollar expansion plan for the facility being undertaken in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports.

Dubai has launched a competition to design a 60,000-seater stadium that will be built in the UAE emirate to stage matches at football’s 2019 Asian Cup, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

A consortium comprising SMS Group and Larsen & Toubro has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Al Gharbia Pipe Company for its new steel pipe plant.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has invited developers to build and operate a partially developed beach project in the UAE capital. The project, located on an island in the residential neighbourhood of Al Bateen, comprises three main zones – the ladies beach, public beach and waterfront walkway.

Leading interior contracting company Depa said it has signed contracts worth more than Dh719 million ($195.74 million) in the first half of this year following contract wins such as Madinat Jumeirah Extension and Dubai Opera in Dubai.

Madinat Jumeirah, a five-star hotel in Dubai, will offer the largest hotel event space in the country when the Fort Island expansion is completed next month (October), said Jumeirah Group, owner and operator of the property.

Al Noor Hospitals Group plans to expand in the UAE with new blocks being built that will see its size almost double. According to the new plan, the group will sign long-term leases worth about Dh1 billion ($272 million) with its landlord Al Saqr Property Management that will allow it to expand its three main hospitals in Abu Dhabi.

Glass lines win $76m orders in H1 Glass, the first glass holding company in the Middle East and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments (DI), has announced that its coating lines have won projects exceeding Dh280 million ($76.2 million) in the first six months of 2015.

Nshama, a private developer of integrated lifestyle communities, has awarded the construction contract for its Zahra and Hayat Townhouse communities in Town Square to Beaver Gulf Group. The flagship development of Nshama, Town Square is Dubai’s first-of-its-kind smartly designed, stylish, green neighbourhood.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed plans to build 12 marine transport stations at the Business Bay Canal and the Dubai Water Canal thus increasing the total number of marine transport stations to 18.