UAE Focus

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has appointed leading design and engineering firm Dar Al Handasah to assist in bringing the Abu Dhabi Hyperloop commercial system to reality.

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) and UAE developer Wasl Asset Management Group said early works have commenced on their ambitious Dh3.2-billion ($871 million) Dubai CommerCity project and the piling and shoring will begin next year. Launched in 2017, Dubai CommerCity is spread over an area of 2.

The UK and a number of European companies have launched work on their pavilions, each vying for attention at the  upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, the first such event to be held in the Middle East and Africa region.

Dubai has invited bids for the largest substructure package in the world for its second airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set to become the primary airport for the emirate, as well as the home to Emirates airline from 2025.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded contracts worth Dh630 million ($172 million) for the construction of roads and transportation systems in connection with the upcoming Expo 2020 mega event.

Kleindienst Group, the UAE’s largest European property developer and creator of The Heart of Europe, a cluster of six islands on The World project, has announced that it will soft launch its first hotel on Main Europe island – the  Portofino Hotel – next month (December).

Arabtec Holding, a leading engineering and construction group, said one of its subsidiaries, Arabtec Construction has won a Dh311-million ($84.6 million) contract from Expo 2020 Dubai for the construction of the public realm in concourses and arrivals plazas at the mega project site.

UAE-based Bloom Properties has confirmed that work is progressing at a steady pace on several of its projects located across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which are on track for scheduled delivery.

Sika, a global leader in chemicals and building materials, has officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art production facility along with the offices in Dubai as part of its regional expansion strategy.

The UAE government has allocated around Dh4.8 billion ($1.36 billion) in the 2017-2019 budget for the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme to provide Emirati citizens with decent living standards and ensure social well-being and the economic welfare in the country. Under the 2019 federal budget, a total of Dh1.

Route 2020 bridges work on track Dubai officials said all the bridge works related to the Route 2020 network will be completed by the end of this month (November). The new route covers the 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line to the site of Expo 2020. The project includes seven stations (five elevated and two underground), they stated.