UAE Focus

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed an MoU with the Dubai Future Foundation for the design, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to annually produce 4,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy required to run the Museum of the Future.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway, has awarded a Dh1.5-billion ($408 million) contract for Package A of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network to a joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corporation and Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C).

Emaar has announced ‘Dubai Stars’, a walk of fame saluting stars and influencers from all over the world. The project will kick off with a global social media campaign asking people to nominate their favourite celebrities and influencers for the first 400 stars at Dubai Stars.

ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organisations, intends to set up its first-ever international chapter in the UAE later this year.

The UAE will invest Dh600 billion ($163 billion) until 2050 to meet the growing energy demand and ensure the sustainable growth of the economy, said the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) in a new report.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftop of Al-Qusais car-parking terminal, on the Green Line of Dubai Metro. The move was made in co-ordination with the Shams Dubai smart initiative of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that work was progressing at a steady pace on the entire Route 2020 Project, which is the extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to the Expo 2020 site. The line extends 15 km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station (11.8 km of elevated track, and 3.

The UAE has allocated Dh1.5 billion ($408 million) towards the construction of ‘new generation’ Emirati schools. The government has also launched a plan to transform the Higher Colleges of Technology into economic zones.

A steel arch bridge in Shamal, Ras Al Khaimah, has received recognition as the world’s longest steel bridge, spanning a length of 32.37 m, from Guinness World Records. The record was previously held by Poland’s 26-m-long bridge.

French authorities have unveiled the architectural model of the country’s pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai event which will run from October 20 next year to April 10, 2021 in Dubai under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has opened the doors of Al Shindagha Museum to visitors. Phase One of the project also includes the ‘Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ pavilion and Perfume House.

Qasr Al Watan, the UAE’s newest cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace compound in Abu Dhabi, was inaugurated last month.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the allocation of Dh5.8 billion ($1.57 billion) for water and electricity projects in the Northern Emirates. He approved a Dh2.

UK-based Direct Access Consultancy has opened its first international office in Dubai, UAE, after winning a contract to turn the city’s Expo 2020 exhibition into an event accessible for all, thanks to support from the Britain’s Department for International Trade (DIT).