UAE Focus

Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties have announced the launch of Dubai Square, a new retail metropolis that pushes the boundaries of modern retail and leisure in Dubai Creek Harbour by drawing on next-generation technology.

Dubai-based property developer Emaar said it will develop the Middle East’s largest Chinatown within the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour, its six-sq-km mega-development, only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the iconic Burj Khalifa.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is set to award contracts worth Dh11.4 billion ($3.1 billion) for the construction of 85 new 132/11-kV substations and six 400/132-kV substations over the next three years. Dewa has already awarded the contract for the construction of electricity transmission projects, worth Dh1.

Aramex, a leading provider of logistics and transportation solutions, said it has joined hands with IMG Solar, a subsidiary of Jordan-based Izzat Marji Group, to open the region’s largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plant project at its new logistics facility in Dubai. The 3.

Azizi Developments has awarded a Dh572-million ($156 million) deal to Majed Hilal Contracting for the development of Phase Four of Azizi Riviera, its flagship project in Dubai’s Meydan One district.

Master developer Nakheel has announced the opening of Phase One of a Dh400-million ($109 million) roads scheme being developed by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) at International City.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed all the major tunnelling works related to the Route 2020 Project, stretching 3.2 km at a depth ranging from 12 to 36 m, said a top official.

The Construction Cost Index (CCI) in Abu Dhabi reached a level of 103.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 9.9 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2017, a media report said. Construction costs also rose during the first quarter of 2018 by 5.

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality said it had saved Dh1.058 billion ($288 million) after the civic body started applying sustainability standards to various types of infrastructural projects.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.

Construction of the Dh4.4-billion ($1.2 billion) New Al Ain Hospital, a project with a total built-up area of 347,000 sq m, is now 66 per cent complete, Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada), was quoted as saying in a media report.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has started testing the turbines at the M-Station expansion project in Jebel Ali, which is the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE.

Work starts on two school projects Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), has started work of two kindergartens being built at a cost of over Dh85 million ($23.1 million).