UAE Focus

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has achieved a major milestone in the development of Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, with the removal of temporary sea protection walls at the project site on Saadiyat Island to allow the sea to surround the building.

CH2M, a global engineering company, said it has played a key role in the construction of a private 10,000-sq-m outdoor beach resort at the iconic Burj Al Arab managed by the luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group.

Aurecon, a global engineering advisory company, is collaborating with world-renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava on The Tower, a new icon in Dubai. Work on the new structure – set to become one of the world’s most recognisable buildings – has started.

Dubai-based Damac Properties has launched a 60-storey tower housing luxury apartments as part of its Aykon City development on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai’s Golden Quadrant.  In this phase, two-bedroom units have been released on sale.

Guggenheim Museum contracts due The Abu Dhabi government is set to award contracts for the construction of the UAE branch of the iconic Guggenheim Museum by the year-end or early 2017, said a senior official.

Majid Al Futtaim, the region’s leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer, has unveiled a strategic development plan that will see the company increase its total investment in the UAE by Dh30 billion ($8.16 billion) by 2026.

The UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed major electrical installation work at Unit One of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The completion of major electrical installation work at Unit One represents another milestone on the plant at Barakah in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dh703-million ($191 million) contract for the construction of the fourth and fifth phases of the Dubai Water Canal.

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is set to start work on a new 6,996-sq-m Enterprise Command & Control Center (EC3) building to be built at a cost of Dh335 million ($91 million) ahead of Expo 2020.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) calling for enhanced co-operation and partnership between them in designing and constructing the Etihad Museum as well as a new 123-m-tall flag-hoisting pole in Dubai.

Sanipex Group, a leading supplier of bathroom materials, tiles and plumbing products in the Middle East, is to supply custom-made bathtubs for the Marriott Hotel Group’s new Edition hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Airports said it has achieved a major milestone with the completion of the final de-propping of the last arch in the roof of the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The de-propping took three days and 90 jacking points were used around the building for support while the process was under way.

Technology and expertise from some of the world’s leading firms has gone into the successful launch of the world’s first fully functional 3D printed office building, which opened in Dubai recently.