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Dubai Municipality launches Soil Map project for skyscrapers

Dubai Municipality (DM) has launched the Soil Map Project, an emirate-wide initiative that it claims is the Middle East’s largest smart geological project. The Soil Map Project will involve the production of interactive soil maps of each area in Dubai. All soil maps … More

UAE opens its first 3D printing factory

The UAE’s first 3D printing factory has been launched by Immensa Technology Labs, Construction Week Online reports. Immensa is known for its additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing capabilities. The facility features eight 3D printing systems, and offers more than 30 materials for … More

Citterio-designed Bulgari Resort Dubai achieves project safety milestone

The Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai, designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, has achieved a safety milestone in project construction, according to a statement by international project management consultancy Faithful+Gould. The project has exceeded 30 million safe work hours with no lost time to injuries … More

Dubai to start testing autonomous air taxis in Q4

Dubai will begin trials of an autonomous air taxi (AAT), capable of carrying two passengers, in the fourth quarter 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said, according to Arabian Business. The authority has signed an agreement with Volocopter, a Germany-based specialist manufacturer … More

Five Holdings takes over Dubai’s Viceroy Palm Jumeirah hotel

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts will no longer operate its Palm Jumeirah property. The hotel has been taken over by Five Holding’s Kabir Mulchandani less than three months after opening its doors on March 31, 2017, Hotelier Middle East Online reports. Five Holdings, the … More

End-user is key to creating residential projects says Lacasa

Architects need to put themselves into the mind of the end-user when it comes to designing successful residential projects, according to Emad Jaber, founder of Lacasa. The company, whose name actually translates as “the home” from Spanish, is a specialist when it comes … More

UAE ranked GCC’s top country in global innovation

The UAE, which earlier this year launched a project to build homes on Mars by 2117, has been named the Gulf’s most innovative country, writes Arabian Business. The UAE was ranked 35th globally in the Global Innovation Index 2017 co-authored by Cornell University, … More

UAE safety experts warn over cladding after London tower fire

Fire safety experts have urged developers to check the cladding on both old and new buildings in the UAE to avoid a tragedy like the fire that engulfed a London residential tower on Wednesday morning, Arabian Business reports. At least 17 people were … More

Facial recognition technology to replace gates at Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports will test a new facial recognition technology this year that will eliminate long queues at its flagship, Dubai International Airport (DXB), Arabian Business reports. In order to ease rush at passport control counters, Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs … More

Dubai ranked third among list of most green buildings in world, report says

Dubai is ranked third in the list of global cities with the highest number of green buildings, according to a new report, writes Arabian Business. Core Savills, in a report titled “Sustainability and Wellness in Dubai”, said the emirate has over 550 projects … More

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