• The Big 5 gears up for debut Digital Festival - Global


    The Big 5, a leading event for the construction industry, is launching the first Big 5 Digital Festival-Global this year. The online event, to run from November 23 to 26, will see experts discuss the challenges for the sector in a post-Covid world.

  • UAE nuclear energy plant Unit 1 reaches 50% power capacity


    The reactor of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the UAE has achieved 50% of its electricity production capacity, said Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of ENEC and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco).

  • US pavilion for Expo 2020 set for November completion


    Construction work on the US pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai event is progressing as per schedule and will be completed in November, said a top envoy. The pavilion is being developed under the theme ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of the future.’

  • Aldar's hospitality unit names GM for Yas Plaza Hotels


    UAE developer Aldar said its hospitality unit has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new area general manager for Yas Plaza Hotels. In his new role, Bakshi will oversee the strategic operations of Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza in Abu Dhabi.

  • Eltizam launches tech-driven B2C maintenance company


    Eltizam Asset Management Group has launched 800TEK, a specialist company that provides tailored home, office and retail maintenance services. The new firm will offer advanced and comprehensive in-unit B2C services for individual clients.

  • MEA power industry tenders up 2pc in August


    There has been a 2 per cent jump in tender activity linked to power projects across Middle East and Africa in August with 83 tenders announced compared to last 12-month quarter average of 81, mainly driven by one segment - T&D Equipment, said a report.

  • Azizi begins Riviera Phase 3 expansion work


    UAE-based Azizi Developments has started expansion work on the third phase of its flagship lifestyle community project, Riviera in MBR City, Dubai. Riviera Phase 3 will boast 3,671 residential units including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.

  • WFH to cut office space demand by 20%: Barclays


    Working from home (WFH) is here to stay, and could reduce demand for office space by 10-20% in a post-Covid-19 world, said Barclays, a British multinational investment bank and financial services company.

  • ENBD REIT announces key revamp of Dubai Media City tower


    ENBD REIT, the shariah-compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has announced a major refurbishment programme for its largest asset by value, Al Thuraya Tower 1 in Dubai Media City.

  • Local firms to get shares in Duqm projects


    Oman Company for Development of Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Tatweer) and Iskan Oman Investment Company have announced their plan to allocate capital shares of their new projects in Duqm for the local community companies.

  • Austria completes basic structure of Expo 2020 pavilion


    Austria has reached an important milestone with the completion of the basic structure of its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai under the UAE authorities’ health and safety rules for construction sites in Dubai in context of the pandemic.

  • Oman lays foundation stone for 700-bed hospital


    Oman has laid the foundation stone for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah which is being set up at an investment of RO129 million ($334 million). Work on the 700-bed facility coming up over a 94,400-sq-m area will be completed in four years.

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The Big 5 gears up for debut Digital Festival - Global

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