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2016 delivers 44% rise in completed buildings in Dubai

Dubai registered completion of 11,413 buildings in 2016, a 44 percent increase from 2015, Dubai Municipality said on Wednesday. The new completions added over 105 million square feet of building space, 33 percent more than 2015. Layali Al Mulla (pictured), director of the … More

Trump’s Dubai golf course set to open in February

The Trump International Golf Club in Dubai is to have a grand opening in mid-February, following a preview launch event on February 7, the company has announced. Located in Damac’s $6 billion Akoya development next to Dubai Studio City, Trump International Golf Club … More

Security system design is new rule for Dubai building permits

Developers in Dubai will be refused building permits and completion certificates unless their projects are approved by the newly-formed Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), a senior government official told Arabian Business. SIRA, set up last year, is authorised to deal with the regulations … More

Expo 2020 detailed designs nearly complete

Expo 2020’s detailed designs are almost complete, a senior official said last week. With several tenders being issued in recent weeks ahead of what will be a very busy construction phase, more than 4.7 million cubic metres of sand has already been shifted … More

New products on the market: January

Commercial Interior Design presents a collection of the best products of the month.

UAE President amends Abu Dhabi UPC provisions

UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued the law amending some provisions regarding the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC). Under the new law, the UPC shall prepare … More

Dubai team studies disability-friendly design

A joint team tasked with Dubai’s project to transform into a disability-friendly city has met with government agencies in the emirate to chart out a design plan for revamp and future development works. The group, The Accessible Environment for Persons with Disability Project, … More

Dubai’s Emaar hires new CEO to drive hotel expansion plan

Emaar Properties on Tuesday announced the appointment of Olivier Harnisch as the CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, its hospitality and leisure business. Harnisch joins Emaar from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Brussels, where he was chief operating officer, responsible for a portfolio of … More

Dubai launches Middle East’s first solar-powered ‘abra’

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a solar-powered ‘abra’ at Al Mamzar, as part of the Dubai Government’s clean energy initiative. The ‘abra’, the traditional wooden boat that operates at Dubai Creek, is the first public marine transit mode powered by … More

Driverless cars test run begins in Dubai’s Business Bay

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Properties have started the test run of driverless vehicles, each capable of carrying 10 persons, over a 650 metre long track in Business Bay. The move follows the success of the first and second phases … More

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