UAE Focus

The total value of projects under construction in Dubai is worth $53.6 billion, with a further $337.2 billion in the planning stage, a new report said.

Prequalification bids for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Union Oasis project in Deira – one of Dubai’s busiest districts – were due to be submitted by the extended deadline of the end of last month, The deadline for the submission of bids was extended by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Aut

DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, has signed two major contracts for civil construction work at its new Container Terminal Four on a reclaimed island in Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Korean builder Ssangyong has won three big projects in Dubai worth $1.6 billion in joint venture with European contractor Besix and China State Construction Engineering Corporation.

Work on the Dh2.1-billion ($571 million) Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway project is more than 60 per cent completed, said a report, citing senior officials of Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada).

Piling Tech, a specialist in foundation engineering, design and execution of the latest techniques in boring and driven piling systems, has added a new set of piling rigs to its growing fleet of construction equipment, which is expected to help boost its production capacity.

Leading contractor Wade Adams Contracting has recently taken delivery of a range of Volvo construction vehicles to support timely completion of its infrastructure projects in the UAE.

Dubai plans to build the biggest library in the Arab world, designed in the shape of an open book on a Arabic lectern, at a cost of Dh1 billion ($272 million), reported the state news agency Wam. The 1-million-sq-ft Mohammed bin Rashid Library, to be built in Al Jaddaf area of Dubai, will house more than 4.

Global property developer Emaar Properties will open a new Rove Hotel adjacent to Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s upcoming largest integrated theme park destination.

UAE-based real estate developer Bloom Holding has started work on Phase Three of its exclusive residential development project Bloom Gardens following the early completion of the second phase.

Fischer Middle East marked its achievements of last year by honouring its business partners at an event in Dubai.

Key road project completed Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said work on widening a 7-km-long section of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Project has been completed.

Work on Dubai Properties’ (DP) Manazel Al Khor, a luxury residential project in the heart of Dubai, has reached 70 per cent completion and is set for handover this year. “We are gearing up to hand over Manazel Al Khor this summer as we are currently working according to the planned development timeline.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network, has suspended the tendering process for Stage Two of the project. It said that all bidders have been informed in writing of the decision.