September 19, 2021

Artificial beach atop Dubai high rise soon


The unique feature will be part of the Rosemont Hotel & Residences, an upcoming five-star hotel and hotel apartment to be managed by Hilton’s luxury brand Curio. The development will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Thanyah First and will comprise two towers, 47 storeys high with a combined five-storey podium and two basements. Preetam Panwar, executive director at Zas Architects, the lead design consultants, told XPRESS: “The artificial beach strip will be open air, mimicking an actual beach. The sand will be filled in pits, held by groins to mitigate erosion.” Dr D.J. Armin, managing partner of…

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GCC in need of drainage despite lack of rain, industry expert says


Johann Groult, General Manager of drainage manufacturer Birco, has said that flooding caused by rainfall in in the Middle East should not be dismissed because it only rains a few times a year. Despite the fact that rainfall in the GCC region is among the lowest in the world, he says the long-term cost of not having drainage installed will become increasingly apparent as the region’s construction continues to experience strong growth. “Due to climate change, rainfall with large amounts of precipitation is becoming more frequent around the world. While rain is less frequent in the Middle East now, we…

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Instarmac to Exhibit at The Big 5, Dubai

The Big 5

The Big 5 will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 23rd to the 26th November 2015 and Instarmac are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time. The Big 5 is the global meeting place for the construction industry and with some 80,000 people visiting each year, it is no surprise that this event is number one in the construction calendar. 2,800 exhibitors will attend the 4 day event and will present products in categories such as Outdoor Design & Landscaping, Facilities Management, Safety, Water Management, General Building Materials, Building Interiors and Concrete & Related Products….

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Kuwait’s plan to convert old cemeteries into parks draws debate


The Kuwait City Municipal Council has been working on a number of projects, including plans to convert old cemeteries into parks, relocate the city’s zoo, and build new housing units, the local media has reported. A local newspaper has reported that after being confronted with protests over plans to convert some of 50 cemeteries in Kuwait into public parks, of which only cemeteries in three areas are in use, the municipality decided to put the plans on hold for now. Speaking to Kuwait Times, Muhalhal Al Khaled, director of the Municipal Council, said: “There is a rule that after 50…

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Qatar plans to open 55 new parks


Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning is working on designs for 55 new parks in different areas of the country, said a report. These parks will have new standards and international specifications and will offer all servicess and facilities including free Internet, reported The Peninsula. Two of the new parks will be opened in Umm Salal and Al Wakrah in a few months, it added. source

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RTA awards Dh250m Dubai Parks contract

Dubai Parks

The Roads and Transports Authority has endorsed a Dh250 million contract to build roads and bridges at Dubai Parks and Resorts project in cooperation with Meraas Holding. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said the bridges and roads will link the new project situated at Shaikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, four kilometres from Seeh Shoaib. The new project, expected to open in October 2016, is being designed as an international leisure destination to attract tourists, from the region in particular but also from around the…

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Aspire Park Eid activities attract families


Some families shied away from shows at crowded malls and headed to verdant parks to spend the second day of Eid holidays yesterday. Aspire Park was one of the places visitors thronged in huge numbers to enjoy outdoor activities organised by Aspire Logistics in line with Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) Eid Al Adha Festival. For the first time, Aspire has put up an exciting water sports show, featuring fly boarding, wake boarding and jet skiing exhibition. “This is the first time for us to organise a water sports show in the lake. We want the people to gather to celebrate…

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Dhahban Marine Park opens


Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed inaugurated the first marine park at Dhahban on the shores of the Red Sea, 40 km north of the city near the Bay of Salman recently. The first marine park, which was started a year ago by the Jeddah municipality as “Dhahban,” is a popular picnic spot frequented by Saudi citizens, especially fish lovers who visit the area to have a taste of fresh fish. The new marine park at the waterfront has landscaping and greenery. It is equipped with a wide range of multi-recreational facilities including a football pitch and children’s entertainment areas,…

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Nine public parks in Doha to have more facilities and attractions


Nine public parks currently under construction in Qatar will have more facilities and attractions to better serve visitors, apart from being environment friendly. “More fitness facilities and equipment, soft rubber tracks for walking, more bathrooms and toilets, and modified playgrounds for children,” are among the attractions, an official told Gulf Times yesterday. Facilities will be set up for the blind and for people with disabilities and special needs, explained Dalia Sallam, an agriculture engineer at the Public Parks Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP). Speaking on the sidelines of a presentation to Doha Gardens Club members,…

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Dubai Water Cancal: Safa Park to get crystal lagoon, man-made beach

Safa Park

Safa Park is set to become one of Dubai’s prime residential communities, with its own crystal lagoon and man-made beach. The master plan of Dubai Water Canal, a waterway that connects Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf, will include a four-tower complex – Crystal Lagoon Towers (for now), offering hundreds of freehold apartments while the striking Gate Towers, a mixed-use tower, will serve as the gateway to the canal. The model of Dubai Water Canal at display at Cityscape Global. “We are building two out of the four Crystal Lagoon Towers (remaining two towers will be developed by Meraas Holding),…

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