Monday 21 August 2017

Qatar unveils design of 6th World Cup stadium

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has revealed the design for Al Thumama Stadium – the sixth venue for 2022 FIFA World Cup. Designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M Jaidah, chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), the stadium is inspired by the &ls


600 attend workshop on VAT for real estate sector

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in co-operation with the Federal Tax Authority, last week organised a workshop in Abu Dhabi on applying the value-added tax (VAT) system in the UAE. The workshop, titled "VAT for Real Estate Sector and Registration Mechanism&qu


Empower provides district cooling solutions to 75 buildings this year

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has connected 75 new buildings to its services so far this year. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings i


1,518 new traffic signs installed in Bahrain

Bahrain's Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry has installed 1,518 traffic signs in various governorates of the kingdom during the first half of this year. This included 575 warning and regulatory signs, 113 guiding signs, replacement of 360 damaged signs


JLL appoints new country head for Saudi Arabia

JLL, a leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has appointed Ibrahim Albuloushi  as its new national director and country head for Saudi Arabia. Albuloushi is an international executive with 20 years’ experience in creating vision and strategic direction with


Spanish hotel chain to build new property in Oman

Oman's tourism and hospitality industry has received a major boost with the announcement of plans to build a major hotel in Jebel Sifah, an inspired lifestyle community developed by Muriya - a leading integrated tourism project developer in Oman. A Spanish developer, which Mu


Kuwait cultural centre wins top award

Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) has been selected for the Award of Merit of ENR’s Global Best Projects Awards. The complex will be honoured at a gala ceremony on October 23, at the Sheraton hotel, Times Square, New York. Since its


Makkah Grand Mosque expansion work to resume: report

Saudi Arabia is expected to restart work on the $26.6-billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah next month, nearly two years after work was stopped on the project, a Reuters report said.


$55bn healthcare projects coming up in Mena

Healthcare projects worth $55.2 billion are currently in the pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to latest industry estimates. A total of 37 mega hospital projects worth about $28.2 billion are already under way in the Gulf region, and these are


GCC project awards to stay steady at $117bn this year

The total value of contract awards in the GCC projects market this year is expected to stay steady at $117 billion compared to last year, a report said.   The GCC projects market had a muted performance in the first half of 2017, but it is expected to perform be

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