October 26, 2021

Emirati villa development in Al Gharbia welcomed

Al Gharbia

Plans for a beach-front community of more than 400 villas for Emiratis in Al Gharbia have been welcomed by people living in the Western Region. Work to break ground on Mirfa beach at the port city of Mirfa, 160 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi city, will begin in the first half of 2017 according to the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Spanning an area of 35,000 square kilometres, the development will include 410 villas, five retail plots, parks, mosques and a public beach. With a population of about 29,000 residents and an increasing demand for housing, Mirfa was a natural…

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Residents welcome new public parks and play areas


Residents across the Abu Dhabi have welcomed an ongoing drive to create more public spaces, parks and recreational areas around the city, saying these would contribute to a higher standard of living and public health. The initiative was announced by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City on October 24. The new play areas are part of its Dh798 million investment in developing the city’s infrastructure. “Abu Dhabi really needs more play areas for children, and spaces where activities can be organised for both children and adults. Right now, the only place to go when people want to spend time outside…

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State-of-the-art park opens in Taif


Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will inaugurate a state-of-the-art public park with various facilities and tourist attractions in Taif on Monday 26th October, said a website. The Radf Park, spread over 565,000 square meters, is a major project in the Kingdom, comprising tourism, social and amusement sections. Taif Mayor Mohammad Al-Mukhrij said the park has several lawns and playgrounds and a parking area for 1,200 cars, besides 10 complexes for children’s games. He said that the southern part of the park has center of sports activities including football, car races, table tennis halls, bowling, billiard, sitting halls, swimming pools, library…

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An amazing first day at Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar 2015


Bringing together key players across the landscape industry’s value chain, the first day of Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar has successfully ended. Held at The Intercontinental Hotel The City, Doha, this event focuses on exploring the challenges and opportunities in creating sustainable and attractive outdoor environments for Qatar with an emphasis on the development of youth and sporting facilities. A large number of exciting presentations were delivered today among which we can mention: “Melbourne, the world’s most livable city” by Tim O’Loan from AECOM, Melbourne, Australia, “Childhood Obesity; Turning back the tide. Youth, Recreation and the Public Realm” by…

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Compensation for land seized for airport to be disbursed soon


Municipal authorities will soon distribute the compensation for about 1,000 pieces of land confiscated for the construction of the new international airport in the city, officials said. An official source said the owners would soon be notified to come to the department of lands at the municipality with the deeds of confiscated property and their national IDs for the compensation process. A municipality official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the compensation would be in the form of plots proportionate in size to the land confiscated for the airport. He said the municipality has already developed a district containing…

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Middle East smart landscape summit 2016 dates announced

Smart Landscape Summit

The fourth edition of the immensely successful Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will be held on 25-26 April 2016 at Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai. Organized by global conference producers, Expotrade, the summit is the region’s foremost landscaping event, bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in the landscape industry. This year’s edition of the summit, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality was inaugurated by Eng. Salah Amiri, Asst. Director General for Environmental & Public Health Services Sector, Dubai Municipality . The summit offers a platform for over 400 attendees including…

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UAE’s Sharjah to construct 14m sqf industrial park


The UAE’s Sharjah Emirate will construct an industrial park spanning 14 million sqf. Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis is planned to become one of the largest of its kind in the region. Sharjah Asset Management, Sharjah Government’s invest arm, will oversee the project’s development. The park will comprise 353 plots, and will be situated on Emirates Road, close to Sharjah International Airport and Al Hamriya Port. Gregg Downer, CEO at Sharjah Asset Management, said: “This development will be officially launched in the near future and with full development details. “Registered investors will not only benefit from the exclusive plots launched at Stage…

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A healthier, happier city, by design at The Beach at JBR


, and an example of how good landscape design can influence urban culture and how people behave. Maarten Venter, a director at Cracknell, the international landscape architecture, planning and urban design practice that was responsible for landscaping the project, believes that the popularity of The Beach stems from the way it blends retail, leisure and dining options, all within sight of the Arabian Gulf. According to the South African landscape architect, who has been a resident of the UAE for a decade, the project “has given the community what the community needed: a community space”. It provides an open, accessible…

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Belgian urban vacuum cleaner takes on world’s litter


It looks like the high-tech equipment used to capture ghosts in the “Ghostbusters” film, with its large nozzle and tank, but this urban vacuum cleaner’s targets are more down-to-earth. The Belgian appliance — which has just hit the market in Poland, its 65th country — sucks up empty cans and bottles, trash, dog droppings and whatever other sidewalk litter happens to be in its way. “Even a full champagne bottle!” says inventor Christian Lange, who selected the moniker Glutton for the omnivore product that can also be seen sweeping the streets of Mecca and Paris’s landmark Champs-Elysees. What began as…

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Jumeirah Golf Estates Appoints Contractor For Alandalus Development


Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship, has today awarded the contract to Al Habtoor STFA Soil Group LLC for the construction of Alandalus. As one of the Middle East’s most desirable residential and leisure communities, Alandalus is Jumeirah Golf Estates latest development – a collection of 674 mid-market affordable luxury apartments and 54 townhouses. Construction is scheduled to begin before the end of October and be completed before the upcoming EXPO 2020 in Dubai, solidifying Jumeirah Golf Estates ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality properties to homeowners. This appointment marks the beginning of the next…

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