UAE Focus

The last of the major design elements of the Expo 2020 Dubai site was unveiled last month with Al Wasl Plaza, an open space that combines breathtaking design, innovative technology and an intricate domed trellis incorporating a huge immersive projection experience. The plaza will be a unique space at the centre of the 4.

Dubai’S Nakheel broke ground on two new hotels in Dubai last month: The Avani hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, with a total project value of Dh240 million ($65.3 million) and the Premier Inn Dragon City.

Aldar Properties’ seven key projects are making steady progress, as Yas Island’s Ansam and Al Raha Beach’s Al Hadeel enter into the final stages of development ahead of handover in September. Ansam, located on the west side of Yas Island, is nearing completion with facade glazing and internal fit-out, ahead of handover this year.

Aldar Properties has launched The Bridges, a 1,272-unit  mid-market residential development to be built at a cost of Dh1.3 billion ($354 million) on Reem Island in the UAE capital. The Bridges’ two plots, each containing three towers with 636 homes, are separated by the new 2.4-km canal that runs through Reem Island.

Imkan to build creative hub Imkan is to build a new hub in Abu Dhabi where creative people can live and work. The waterfront Makers District will feature residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space over an area of 180,000 sq m on Reem Island.

Case Construction Equipment and its official dealer Al Shirawi Enterprises launched the Case 570T, a new tractor backhoe loader, in Dubai, through a two-day event recently.  The first day was dedicated to customers and key accounts.

LuLu Group International has launched work on a new 2.3-million-sq-ft mall costing Dh1 billion ($272 million) at the hi-tech Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai.

Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mena has partnered with Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Abu Dhabi, to deliver 27 Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 tractor-heads to Suhail Al Mazroui Transportation and Heavy Equipment Establishment.

Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services (RSS) has bought more than 300 JCB generators in a deal worth more than $11 million. JCB Power Products said the order is the biggest yet for its new range of RS generators designed and manufactured in the UK for the global rental sector.

Emaar Properties said The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is all set to rise with the  successful completion of the pile foundations for the 928-m-high skyscraper. The 6-sq-km Dubai Creek Harbour sits by the Dubai Creek, overlooking the Downtown Dubai skyline and is near the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nakheel has opened a waterfront retail pavilion at its new Dh450-million ($122.52 million) Jumeriah Islands Townhouses community in Dubai, bringing 14 shops, restaurants and cafes to the neighbourhood.