August 21, 2018

Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar 2015 held in October

Building on the hugely successful launch of Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar in October 2014, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to present the 2nd Future Landscape and Public Realm Qatar which will take place 26 – 27 October, 2015. Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar 2015 will provide an opportunity for landscape and design professionals, urban planners, urban designers and high-level decision makers from across the value chain to gather together and discuss new innovations and technologies, key challenges, the latest projects and future opportunities. One key area of focus will be the development of youth and sporting…

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Emirati designer wins prize for The Beauty Of Islam garden at London show

  Emirati designer Kamelia Bin Zaal’s debut garden at the the UK’s Chelsea Flower Show, The Beauty of Islam, has been awarded a prestigious Silver Gilt Medal. The garden, created in honour of HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, has been designed to evoke the ancient Arab spice routes as well as taking its visitors on a journey through Islamic and Arabic culture. This is accomplished through a blend of poetry, scents, calligraphy and a mélange of plants. “I am absolutely thrilled to have won a Silver Gilt medal, and so delighted to…

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Dubai’s green vision successfully showcased at Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

  Dubai’s Green Vision incorporating the latest advancements in sustainable and innovative landscaping technology were showcased successfully at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit that concluded in Dubai last week. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality and produced by global conference organizers Expotrade, the summit was attended by over 400 participants, and featured over 20 thought-provoking speeches, panel discussions and case studies, interspersed with networking sessions. The summit took place on 28-29 April at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa. The summit was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public…

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The 3rd annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit, The Region’s Leading Sustainable Landscaping event begins today

April 28, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, commenced today at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, with an exciting series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies and networking sessions. The summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade. The summit was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality, who also delivered a special address on behalf of the Dubai Municipality. Dignitaries at the summit included H.E. Jennes De Mol,…

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The UAE witness rising popularity of moon gardens

There’s something magical about moon gardens. A serene spot designed specifically to be appreciated once the sun has set, this is where you unwind after a long day and take the opportunity to revel in the quiet of the night. It’s little wonder that moon gardens are a growing trend in the West. Busy schedules, long working hours and arduous commutes mean that few people get the chance to enjoy their gardens during daylight. In response, gardeners around the world have started creating gardens that – as the name so romantically suggests – can be best enjoyed by moonlight. It’s…

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Dubai due to uncover the Holy Quran Park in September

The opening of the Holy Quran Park in Dubai is in sight, and final touches are being given to the park. Paving of the roads and parking construction is currently ongoing, the Dubai Municipality has announced. “The General Maintenance Department is currently preparing for the construction of the pavement and parking at the Holy Quran Park in Al Khawaneej,” the concerned department said. The 64-hectare park is expected to be completed and opened for public in September this year. The new attraction is intended to educate the public about the Holy Quran and its miracles, and will showcase all plants…

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Free Wi-Fi smart palms sprouting in Dubai

Dubai is rolling out dozens of new Smart Palm stations that provide free wireless internet access in parks, beaches and other locations. The UAE-made stations, standing six metres tall in the shape of a palm tree, also have fast mobile phone charging stations and screens displaying information on Dubai’s attractions. The first Smart Palm was installed at gate six of Zabeel Park on Wednesday and there are plans to fix over 50 more of them in other parks, beaches and other locations over the course of the year. The initiative has been made possible through cooperation between Dubai Municipality, Smart…

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Dubai homeowners soon to irrigate gardens using wastewater

The emirate took another step towards saving precious water reserves on Tuesday after the Government announced it would offer residents treated wastewater for a small monthly fee. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and chairman of Dubai Municipality, issued a directive on the use of treated wastewater to irrigate non-food crops in residential plots, including villas. For two-and-a-half fils per square metre, homeowners will be able to irrigate their gardens. “It’s a great idea,” said Mansour Ibrahim Mansour, former director of agricultural development at the Ministry of Environment and Water. “We all know the situation…

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Sustainable landscaping to be discussed at Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

  The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will take place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 28 and 29, 2015. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, the two-day event will take place at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE and is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade. The event will be attended by over 400 senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, committed to the development of sustainable landscapes across the Middle East region. The summit will be inaugurated by…

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H.E Hussain Lootah officially opens the Outdoor Design and Build Show 2015

The opening of the Outdoor Design & Build Show was a resounding success this morning with hundreds of visitors queuing up before the official opening time of 11 am at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Halls 5 – 6. After the official opening by His Excellency Eng. Hussain Lootah, Director General Dubai Municipality, visitors filled the exhibition area engaging with exhibitors and discovering over 200 new products and solutions. Visitors also took part in Landscape 2020 which provided them with real time updates on major projects in the region such as The Fujairah 2040 Master Plan and Palm Park. The Emirate…

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