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Construction Cost Index of Dubai surges 0.16 percent in Q4-2018

Construction costs rose during Q4 of 2018 by 0.16 percent, compared to the Q3 of 2018, with construction costs rising by 0.14 percent for...

Building Greener Thinking into Middle East’s Real Estate

Across the Middle East, it’s not just the glass skyscrapers glittering in the sunlight; growing numbers of buildings are incorporating renewable energy measures such...

Urgent Need for Fire Secure Skyscrapers

Dubai has been at the forefront of high rise and tall building construction and the recent launch of the world’s tallest hotel – Gevora...

Mirdif Hills Project Progresses as per Schedule

Dubai Investments Real Estate Company , a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC , has announced the completion of preparation work including excavation and shoring...

Middle East Point of View: Ethical Tax, Anti-bribery Management and GCC...

Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the...

Dubai is building 71,000 new hotel rooms

The UAE leads the booming hospitality and leisure-recreation market in the GCC, according to latest BNC report commissioned by The Big 5. The combined...

Masdar City Begins Construction on Residential Complex

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering, sustainable city, announced construction has begun on a residential complex that advances the city’s aim to be a leading...

Construction of 10 buildings in Dubai Design District already underway

Following the announcement made on Saturday by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler...

New Midday Break for Outdoor Workers in UAE

The Ministry of Labour has announced a new regulation for firms and companies in the United Arab Emirates that bans outdoor work between 12.30...

Abu Dhabi to invite tenders for district markets

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announces that preparations are in hand for inviting a number of public tenders shortly to develop community markets...

Construction to recommence on Dubai Trade Centre District

Work will shortly recommence on the construction and remasterplanning of Dubai Trade Centre District, a 146,000 square metre site between the current Dubai International...

Dubai Municipality introduces simplified building services

The Building Department of Dubai municipality organized a meeting with consulting and contracting companies working in the emirate of Dubai aimed at introducing the...

Construction opportunities valued at US$ 500 billion in GCC

Despite grappling with challenges and delivery issues related to current projects, major opportunities in the construction sector remain prevalent in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu...

Emaar approaches contractors for two projects in Dubai

Emaar has announced plans to launch new projects in Dubai this year Emaar Properties PJSC plans to start and restart building two residential developments in...

UAE Construction Industry Outlook

The UAE residential and commercial market is still searching for equilibrium as funding has been curtailed, projects scaled back and contractor resources downsized. Developers...

GCC Residential and Commercial Construction Outlook

Alpen Capital today announced the publication of its GCC Construction Industry Report . The research focuses on key emerging trends, fundamental growth drivers, noteworthy...

New trend in Middle East: Villa built in a day

Is there a future for modular precast housing solutions in the Middle East? Imagine assembling a secure, sustainable, villa in just one day. It is...

Construction contract awarded for Dubai’s Vegas-style hotel complex

Construction expected to begin in June New hotel floor area will sprawl across 350,000 square metres Construction giant Leighton Holdings' Middle East subsidiary has won a...