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Video: How will Dubai’s rotating skyscraper work?

The following video outlines the theory behind Dynamic Tower, a rotating skyscraper that Dynamic Architecture has proposed for Dubai. The structure would feature a series of apartments that could be programmed by their occupants to rotate independently of one another. Wind turbines would … More

First modular seating for Qatar 2022 Al Bayt Stadium installed

The first modular seating elements are set to be installed at Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City as construction continues to advance, according to the organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament. The stands of Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor … More

Cayan Tower developer condemns Russian model for ‘life threatening’ stunt in Dubai

Cayan Group, the developer of the Cayan Tower in Dubai, has condemned the actions of Russian model Viki Odintcova after photographs of her hanging off the edge of the skyscraper without any restraints. The Saudi-based company said in a statement that the stunt … More

KOA launches $10,000-prize design challenge

KOA has launched a competition for design students with a grand prize of $10,000 (AED36,700). The KOA University Design Challenge will see students of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) compete to design an aspect of the UAE-headquartered developer’s Canvas project. Participants have the choice … More

Municipality chief reveals reason behind Dubai Frame opening delay

The opening of Dubai Frame, a landmark tourism project, has been pushed back due to replacement of exterior claddings, according to Dubai Municipality director-general. Launched in 2013, the $43.60 million (AED160 million) project has been delayed with the official opening planned in 2015, … More

Fire-hit Address hotel to open in 2017, Alabbar says

Emaar Properties’ fire-hit hotel, The Address Downtown Dubai, is likely to reopen by the end of this year, the company’s chairman is reported to have said. Mohammed Alabbar is reported to have made the statement during a conversation with Al Arabiya TV after … More

UAE plans to build ‘miniature city’ on Mars by 2117

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday announced the Mars 2117 project which aims to build a miniature city on Mars within 100 years, reported Arabia Business. Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, said the UAE … More

Dubai to launch world’s first driverless flying cars in July

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Chinese EHANG Company, on Monday announced that it had carried out the first test run of an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human, a world first, reported Arabian Business. RTA … More

Viceroy Dubai in JVC set for 2018 opening

The Viceroy Dubai in Jumeirah Village Circle, which was hit by a fire last year, is said to be scheduled for a 2018 opening, China State Construction Engineering Corporation’s Middle East (CSCECME) chairman reportedly said. Work on the 60-storey tower was pushed back … More

How high can we build?

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Dean McGrail tells James Morgan that, if challenges related to vertical transportation can be overcome, the sky really is the limit for super-tall structures in the Middle East. The Middle East is known the world over for its super-tall … More

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