UAE Focus

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced the completion of the structure for the Museum of the Future, which aims to be an icon of the future of science and innovation and a top global destination for the launch of new technologies.

Oman has unveiled the design and theme of its pavilion for the mega Expo 2020 Dubai event. The theme ‘Oman - Chances Throughout Ages’ will bring to life the sultanate’s story of national progress through an exploration of the healing, connecting and unifying power of frankincense.

Dubai-based investor Viva City is set to develop the world’s largest commercial sports mall, Sport Society, at a strategic location in the emirate close to the Deira City Centre.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has celebrated the achievement of a historic milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with the completion of all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units being built in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.

Aldar Properties, a leading property developer in Abu Dhabi, has signed up Al Rakha Contracting & General Transport to complete the infrastructure buildings and early works package for the first neighbourhood in Phase Two of its Dh10-billion ($2.72 billion) Alghadeer project, located close to the border of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

RAK Ports, which oversees the seaports of Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the opening of the first of two new deepwater berths constructed at Saqr Port. The project at Saqr Port has been ongoing since mid-2017 and is one of the largest engineering initiatives to have taken place in the Northern Emirates in recent years.

The total capacity of Phase Four of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project will rise from 700 MW to 950 MW, following a deal between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power.

UAE-based Al Ghurair Properties has announced that four of its new residential projects in Deira, Dubai, are all set for delivery. The real estate development arm of Al Ghurair Investment, the company said these are part of the 58-building project being developed at an investment of Dh5 billion ($1.36 billion).

UAE’s newest developer Arada has announced plans to create one of the country’s smartest cities at its 24-million-sq-ft development Aljada located in the heart of Sharjah. Among the key innovations to be introduced at the Dh24-billion ($6.

Dubai tops the list of the world’s megacities for construction projects with the total value of projects in pipeline amounting to $374.2 billion, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.  A total of 6,645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities are valued at $4.2 trillion, it said.

DHCC project nearly ready Azizi Developments said work was moving at a steady pace on its Dh470-million ($128 million)  Azizi Aliyah Residences coming up in the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).