Climate-Defying Projects Become Newest Hit in Dubai

5-bedroom villas on The Palm

Dubai’s climate is not really that much tourist-friendly. The emirate has a tropical desert climate which means that the summers are very hot and humid. In addition, the rainfalls are short and irregular. That is why, over the last few years, Dubai is heavily investing in various climate-defying projects that often overshadow even the city’s […]

Companies behind London Olympics Won Dubai Expo 2020 Contract

An international consortium, led by US-based CH2M HILL and UK-based Mace, will deliver the construction components for the Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development. The two companies that won Dubai’s World Expo 2020 contract were involved in the construction of the 2012 London Olympic Games. An official statement confirmed that Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) […]

Most Expensive Cities to Build Worldwide

Tower 3-construction

The world’s most expensive cities to build and a few locations where the cosntruction cost is very high have been outlined by a new research, which is based on a comparative cost assessment. It examined the construction costs in a total of 43 locations and focused on 13 types of buildings. The most expensive location […]

Construction Work Begins on Expo 2020 Site

Dubai Expo 2020

Construction work is about to begin on Dubai’s Expo 2020 site, after the initial phase of the original Master Plan has been completed, officials said last week. The Expo Preparatory Committee announced the appointment of a consortium, made up by two companies, which will handle the mandatory Registration Phase. You may like the following related […]

Dubai ambitious projects may pose risks

Mall of the World

Last week, Dubai once again announced a new mega-project, called Mall of the World. It will comprise of the largest shopping mall worldwide, hotels and shopping streets. Requiring a massive investment of $6.8 billion, the ambitious project together with the potential overbuilding is raising concerns about the risks of repeating the 2009 property market crash […]