Wednesday 26 April 2017

Nakheel breaks ground on $65m hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

Dubai master developer Nakheel today (April 24) broke ground on a new, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, with a total project value of Dh240 million ($65.3 million). The ground-breaking ceremony – Nakheel’s second in a week – was led by chairman Ali Rashid Loo


Renault rolls out ultra-tough trucks into Mideast

Renault Trucks, a French commercial truck manufacturer owned by the Volvo Group, has introduced its new model K Xtrem - designed for construction, building site supply and long-haul conditions - into the Middle East market. The robust model, developed to take on the most challeng


Dubai set for Smart Skyscrapers Summit

Leading regional and international construction experts will discuss the latest trends and technological developments in innovative skyscraper construction at a key induustry event in Dubai, UAE, next month. The fourth edition of the annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017 will be h


Damac Golfotel room up for grabs at ATM

Damac Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality arm of luxury real estate developer, Damac Properties, has announced that it will be giving away a hotel room at the prestigious Golfotel, the only premium five-tower hotel complex surrounded by a golf course in Dubai. Visitors to the c


Emrill wins Dubai Healthcare City FM contract

Emrill, one of the UAE’s leading facilities management companies, has been awarded a contract by Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone.   Under the new contract which extends until the end of 2019, Emrill will deliver integrated f


Kone lands big Saudi supply contract

Kone Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 153 elevators for eight different projects commissioned by Alargan Projects in Saudi Arabia. Saudi-based Alargan Projects is a specialist in the development of fully integrated re


Metsec strengthens Mideast presence with Dubai office

Voestalpine Metsec, the UK´s largest specialist cold roll-forming company providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries, has opened an office in Dubai, UAE, as part of its expansion programme in the Middle East. Having worked in the GCC region for mor


Top firms eye $1.6bn Saudi-Egypt power project

Global technology giants including Alstom, ABB and Siemens are in the race for a $1.6-billion electricity interconnection project being jointly developed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, said a report. The two neighbouring countries are set to finalise tenders for transformers and


Work set to start on Liwa project package 3

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Company (Orpic) will celebrate the ground-breaking of Package Three of its Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project on April 27. The event, which will take place in the Wilayate of Ibri, Fahud, will be held under the patronage of Sultan bi


Oman set to launch major tourism complex in Barka

Oman's Ministry of Tourism is set to sign an agreement with Palm’s Beach Company to develop the RO265-million ($688.22 million) Al Nakheel Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) in the Governorate of South Al Batinah. The project, overlooking the Sea of Oman, in Barka will st

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