UAE Focus

Construction work on the Dh1.4-billion ($381.15 million) City Centre Al Jazira, located between the Airport Road and Al Muroor Road in Abu Dhabi, is set to begin next month (October) and is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

Al Naboodah Construction Group, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, has been awarded the contract for Creekside 18, a waterfront residential project in Dubai Creek Harbour being developed by Emaar Properties in a joint venture with Dubai Holding.

The combined value of 7,488 active building projects in the UAE reached a whopping $228 billion by the end of June despite the weaker global economic growth scenario, said a report.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, says it has connected its network to Bluewaters - a mixed-use project developed by Meraas in Dubai – in record time.

The first half of this year saw an improvement in construction contract awards across the UAE compared to the same period last year with the deals totalling $22 billion, a report said.

Invest Group Overseas (IGO), a Dubai-based developer, has launched its mega residential development IGO 101, while committing to invest more than Dh2 billion ($544 million) in projects, leading up to 2020. With construction to begin in December 2017, IGO 101 is scheduled for completion in Q4 2020.

Dubai-based wasl Asset Management Group is forging ahead with its wasl1 project in Dubai, with the appointment of contractors. Enabling works are now under way following the appointment of Kele Contracting for Phase One of the project. Hills & Fort Construction is undertaking the infrastructure for the entire development.

Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, has opened its largest multi-purpose facility with a 55,000-sq-m built-up area over four levels, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch in Dubai.

Arabtec wins Damac villas deal Damac Properties has awarded Arabtec Construction a Dh628-million ($171 million) contract to develop 1,296 villas at its Akoya Oxygen master development in Dubai.

Limitless, the property development arm of the Dubai World group of companies, has unveiled plans to build a $350-million health resort on the tropical island of Siberia – part of The World Islands project 14 km off the coast of Dubai, said a report. The luxury retreat will be developed, owned and operated by the firm, The National reported.

KEO International Consultants – which is providing design and construction supervision services for the Expo Village being developed by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in Dubai – said it has completed the technical design for six parcels of the a residential community development in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed over 70 per cent of the M-Station expansion project, the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has revealed that construction work on the Dh4.4-billion ($1.2 billion) New Al Ain Hospital, a project executed on behalf Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), is on track and is now 50 per cent complete.

Emaar Properties has unveiled plans to build a new mall in the Dubai Hills Estate, one of the largest master-planned communities being developed in Dubai, in joint venture with Meraas.

Al Ghurair, the UAE-based industrial conglomerate, is registering substantial savings in power consumption and slashing an estimate of 10 to 30 per cent of its carbon emissions through its various environmental sustainability initiatives.

Admares, a pioneer of innovative floating construction, said it has completed work on nine luxury ‘floating’ bungalows at its plant in Rauma, Finland, and has started shipping them to the UAE where they will be set up at the Marasi Business Bay development project in Dubai.

UAE-based Alec, an award-winning multi-disciplinary construction company, has won the contract for the Jumeirah Living Marina Gate project in Dubai.