Topic: developers

Developers must sell space based on consumer data, not square footage

Ibrahim Ibrahim, managing director at Portland Design Associates, the London-based branding, retail strategy, and design consultancy part of the Perkins+Will group of companies, discusses the changing face of retail. Ibrahim highlights that part of the firm’s design process is based on research and an … More

Nakheel awards four contracts worth $117m for Deira Islands

UAE-based developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts collectively worth more than $117m (AED430m) for its 15.3 square kilometre Deira Islands waterfront development, Construction Week reported. The contracts, covering islands A and B of the four-island project, are for a sewage treatment plant, a … More

Developers need to start building infrastructure now to accommodate flying vehicles, RTA said

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to hold talks with the largest developers in the emirate to get them ready to offer flying taxi services to residents in their communities, a senior government official has said. Last week, it was reported … More

Tree-lined Viceroy JVC tower by SKAI Holdings is 40 per cent complete

SKAI, the Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group, has announced it has completed 40 percent of the construction of its AED1.28 billion ($348.4 million) Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village hotel and residences. The development is on track to open as planned in 2018, the … More

Jamil Jadallah, NEB, on how to succeed in Dubai’s market

Conducting business according to a firm set of standards and an open and honest approach emphasising loyalty to clients are the keys to success across the increasingly competitive market place of Dubai. That is the view of Jamil Jadallah, CEO of National Engineering … More

Video: designMENA tours Zaha Hadid’s The Opus building with Omniyat

designMENA was invited by developers Omniyat  on a hard hat tour of Dame Zaha Hadid’ first building in Dubai, The Opus, which is set to house the ME by Melia hotel as well as commercial and residential areas. In addition to the architectural … More

Progress details revealed for Zaha Hadid Opus tower

designMENA was invited by developers Omniyat to preview the building’s hotel lobby as well as viewing The Opus’ luxury residences, commercial office space, F&B and nightclub areas. The tour showcased a  showroom floor layout including renderings of how the finished venues and amenities … More

New interior images revealed for Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus in Dubai

New interior renderings have been unveiled for Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus tower in Dubai’s Business Bay, showcasing ME by Meliá hotel lobby, hotel rooms as well as private residence areas. Once completed, the hotel will  consist of 250,000 square feet of entertainment zones … More

Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts now over 85% complete

Damac Properties has announced that its luxury hotel and serviced residences, Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts, which was originally due to open by the end of 2015, is now more than 85 percent complete, ConstructionWeekOnline reports. Developed by Damac in collaboration … More