UAE Focus

The Louvre Abu Dhabi marked a major milestone last month, completing the installation of its 7,000-tonne dome.

Abu Dhabi conglomerate Al Jaber Group has won a Dh2.57-billion ($699.8 million) contract to build 40 residential build-ings for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). The project includes 1,920 residential units for the state-owned oil company’s staff in Ruwais, a township 240 km from Abu Dhabi.

Dubai’s top developer Emaar has joined hands with Dubai Holding, a global investment company, to launch their first luxury residential development in Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons, which will boast the tallest twin towers in the world.

Construction work on the Mirfa Independent Water and Power Project (Mirfa IWPP) in Abu Dhabi is set to start following the signing of a $1.5-billion financing package by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and GDF Suez.

RTA drones to monitor projects Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a drone service to facilitate the monitoring of its key projects at various stages of completion.

Paschal-Werk G Maier, a leading and specialised manufacturer of formwork systems, is playing a key role in a number of projects in Dubai, with its modular panels being used in all the vertical components of these developments.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to launch the second phase of the water canal project as work on traffic diversion at Al Wasl Road nears completion. The work under Phase One of the main traffic diversion on Al Wasl Road near Safa Park was due to be completed at the end of last month.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed a key sector of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project with the conclusion of construction works on Qarn Al Sahbkha Road.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has joined hands with Nshama, a newly launched property firm, to develop a value-added lifestyle project in Dubai. The joint venture project, which aims to focus on sustainability, culture and knowledge, will offer residents easy access to the business and cultural nerve centres of the city.

UAE-based Mac Al Gurg has been awarded a contract by Al Shafar General Contracting Company (ASGC), for the supply and installation of SieMatic kitchens at City Walk, a new outdoor lifestyle community in Dubai. Mac Al Gurg is the local partner of SieMatic, a market leader in high-quality kitchens.

Dubai is set to join the ranks of major global cosmopolitan cities when it flags off its own tram network this month. Following successful trial operations, Dubai’s new tram system will be officially launched on November 11 as the first tramway project outside Europe to be powered by a ground-based electric supply system along the track.

SNC-Lavalin Gulf Contractors (SLGC) will provide district cooling (DC) facilities for the Meraasland Themed Entertainment Resort in Dubai, under a $37-million contract signed with Tabreed Parks Investment – a subsidiary of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed).

Delta Faucet Company, a leader in sustainable and innovative water solutions for residential and commercial buildings, has opened a state-of-the-art showroom in Abu Dhabi, strengthening its two-year partnership with UAE building and construction group Mac Al Gurg.