October 19, 2018

Jeddah’s mayor introduces 24th park in as many weeks

  Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras recently inaugurated the 24th park in the Al-Nuzha district under the Jeddah municipality’s program of giving a park to the residents of Jeddah every week. Abu Ras said that the gardens and landscaping department at the municipality is continually working on giving parks to the residents of Jeddah with the aim of providing a healthy and fresh environment to the residents of Jeddah. He said that in the coming months the municipality will launch more gardens which will help to increase the total green area. Last year, 74 gardens were established totaling almost 370,000…

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Jumeirah Group agree deal to manage scenic hotel resort in Abu Dhabi

  The Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain, has signed an agreement with His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan – a senior member of the Ruling family of Abu Dhabi – to operate a luxury Jumeirah resort on Sa’adiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Set in a prime location on the north eastern coast of Sa’adiyat Island, the property will be the most luxurious five-star resort in Abu Dhabi. Expected to open in 2017, the hotel will comprise 294 guest rooms, including spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas. Food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining venue,…

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Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 discusses artificial turf and landscape lighting

  The conventional modes of landscaping are evolving and at a singularly rapid pace. Spanning the range from schools and community centres to sporting facilities and recreational parks, sustainable landscaping is fast becoming a major factor in improving quality, design and safety standards. Exploring these developing trends with particular focus on artificial turf, landscape lighting and water installations, is one of the main themes at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality and produced by global conference organizers Expotrade, the summit will take place on April 28-29, 2015 at Sofitel The Palm…

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The Dubai Museum is most competitive tender to be won in Q1 2015

  The tender for main construction works at the Dubai Museum project will be awarded in the first quarter of this year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed. The enabling works including utility relocations, shoring, excavation, dewatering and permanent building piles are already underway. The new 26,000m² museum and associated buildings celebrate the union of the Emirates in 1971. The museum will focus on the years 1968 to 1974, with the political and social context of how the union of the trucial states came about and how they subsequently flourished. The site consists of both restored and reconstructed historic buildings…

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi encourage landscaping amenity development

  The UAE’s developers are setting the pace for sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), driving higher regional standards in the outdoor construction and design industry, said a leading consultant. The UAE’s construction industry is enjoying resurgence, with a total value of $315 billion in announced and planned projects last year, according to research by EC Harris, driven by mega-projects such as Expo 2020 and by spending on social infrastructure. “Dubai and Abu Dhabi are definitely leading the way for sustainable development here in the MENA region, with the municipalities having provided minimum standards that all…

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Al Barari envisage ‘lush’ landscape for phase two of estate development

With its lush green gardens, tree-lined pathways and 16 kilometres of waterways, Al Barari is a sharp contrast to the desert and scrubland that surrounds it – but all that comes at a high cost in water. The 14.2 million square foot estate, made up of luxury villas, a restaurant and plant nursery just off Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, is the brainchild of the Zaal family. With green spaces covering about 80 per cent of the area, demand for water is 30,000 cubic metres per day – more than an Olympic-size swimming pool – especially in summer. However, Kamelia…

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Dubai Wharf’s landscaping works on target for 2017 completion

Dubai Properties (DP) has announced that the construction work at its newly launched Dubai Wharf development in Culture Village is progressing as per schedule.  Following construction commencement in November 2014, over nine percent of the total construction has been completed. It includes previously completed enabling and substructure works. At present, work on the basement level slab concrete layout is on, post which the ground level construction activities will commence.  About 90 percent of the infrastructure work at Culture Village has been completed with the remaining works expected to be completed by Q1 2015 along with the 132 KV substation that…

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Dubai developer Nakheel issue tender for The Palm Gateway complex

  Nakheel has sought a contractor to build The Palm Gateway development to be located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. The scheme comprises of three towers to be constructed on an existing car parking podium (one basement and 14 floors) located at the entrance of the man-made island on Al Sufouh Road with a total built up area of 506,818m2including podium and beachfront. The scope of work comprises an all inclusive construction package including structural works, building services, facade, finishes, landscape, civil and interior design works, design and build scope for a chiller plant, and modifications to the existing podium structure….

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