UAE Focus

The world’s first fully functional 3D printed building is set to come up in Dubai, it has been revealed. The plans for the office building were unveiled in the emirate in a move that is expected to establish the country’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design.

Al Hamra Real Estate Development said the expansion work at its shopping mall in Ras Al Khaimah was progressing well with its completion likely in the third quarter of next year. Once ready, the net leasable area in the Manar Mall will double to 60,000 sq m from the current 30,000 sq m, said its Ras Al Khaimah-based developer and owner.

UAE-based Tech Group has launched its third concrete manufacturing plant in a bid to increase its production base to almost a million units per month. The construction group based in the emirate of Ajman said it has invested close to Dh60 million ($16.

R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the UAE-based R Holding, said it has awarded key construction and project consultancy contracts for the second phase of its new resort and spa in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

Abu Dhabi University has started construction work at its new campus, which will house an engineering college on a sprawling 9,200-sq-m area in the UAE capital, said a report. The project, which is estimated to cost Dh37.75 million ($10.

Nedaa wins Sharjah airport contract Sharjah International Airport has awarded a major contract to leading wireless communications firm Nedaa for installation of a base transmission station and supply of 400 Tetra-based wireless communication devices.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City (MBR City), a community destination and prime residential location in Dubai, is set to witness the development of a Dh1-billion ($272.2 million) luxury residential project titled ‘Jade at the Fields’.

The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), one of the leading diversified international contractors in the region, has been awarded a Dh263-million ($72 million) contract by Abu Dhabi Ports for the development of infrastructure at its flagship project, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi is preparing ground for the construction of a Warner Bros theme park on Yas Island, said a report. In collaboration with regional developer Aldar Properties, Warner Bros plans to construct a theme park with 19 rides, a hotel and multiplex hotels, said a report in Arabian Business.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has awarded a contract for an internal roads project in the Al Barsha area of the emirate. Al Barsha South 2 will complement the initial phase of the internal roads construction project at South 1 – both of which cost a total of Dh100 million ($27.22 million).