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  • Ammar Al Assam, CEO, Dewan Architects + Engineers will speak at Leaders in Architecture & Design Summit

    Ammar Al Assam, CEO, Dewan Architects + Engineers will speak at Leaders in Architecture & Design Summit taking place one the 11th-12th April 2018 in Dubai sharing his insights and perspectives on potential

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  • Charles Dalluge, President & Board Member of DLR Group will share his insights during Leaders in Architecture & Design MENA Summit

    Charles Dalluge, President & Board Member of DLR Group will share his insights with over 100 leading architects and developers during the Leaders in Architecture & Design MENA Summit that will take place o

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  • Ferco Seating will showcase its innovative seating systems during Leaders in Architecture & Design Summit on the 11 -12 April 2018 in Dubai

    Set amidst picturesque countryside, UK Headquarters is based in Shrewsbury, one of the UK's finest medieval market towns

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  • LAMM, Award-Wining Italian seating system manufacture will present its solutions at Leaders in Architecture & Design Summit in Dubai

    Leaders in Architecture & Design Summit will take place on the 11th – 12th April 2018 in Dubai giving the opportunity to more than 100 top level architects and developers to network, learn and source thei

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  • BNC report lists top Saudi development projects

    A significant number of expansion and redevelopment projects are among the 10 highest value construction projects in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest “Top Projects in Saudi Arabia” report prepared by

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  • Saudi Arabia Still Building World's Tallest Tower Despite Complications From Corruption Crackdown

    Saudi Arabia's construction of the tallest tower in the world is still going ahead, despite the recent crackdowns on corruption in the country, which lead to the detention of some businessmen who were backing the plan

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  • A New Beginning: Philip Gillard, KEO, Interview

    In the first week of January 2018, KEO International Consultants announced the appointment of Philip Gillard as vice president of design. As part of his role, Gillard becomes a full member of KEO’s Executive Leadership Board (ELB) and Direct Leadership Management Board (DLM). An accomplished design professional and a certified RIBA Chartered Architect with over 20 years of international design and project delivery experience, Gillard joins KEO from Gensler, where he was managing director of the Middle East office.

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  • GAJ draws influences from Arabic culture for Al Bait Sharjah design

    Al Bait Sharjah joined the portfolio of General Hotel Management (GHM) in the United Arab Emirates. The boutique hotel, located about 15 miles north of Dubai, is part of the UAE’s preservation project called “Heart of Sharjah”, a heritage project planned over a 15-year period and targeted for completion by 2025 that aims to revitalize the district.

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  • Saudi Arabia awards contracts to build palaces in huge new business zone

    RIYADH (REUTERS) - The Saudi Arabian government has begun to award contracts for the development of a huge business zone in the northwest of the country, asking local construction companies to build five palaces there, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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  • Saudi Arabia begins awarding contracts in giant Red Sea business zone project

    The Saudi Arabian government has begun to award contracts for the development of a huge business zone in the northwest of the country, asking local construction companies to build five palaces there, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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  • The Qingdao Eden Project

    Themed around water, the £150 million park will feature the world's largest indoor waterfall. At more than 50 metre high the waterfall will be approximately the same height as Niagara Falls on the border of USA and Canada.

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  • Euronews Injects Middle East Stories In Content Lineup

    Continuing with its focus on Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Euronews has launched a show that will profile the trendsetters, artists, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and the innovators in the region. The show ‘Inspire Middle East’, produced in Abu Dhabi, aims to shine the spotlight on people who are helping to bridge the cultural and business gap between East and West

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  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reveals Dh7 billion housing plan for Emiratis

    More than 7,000 homes will be built for Emirati families across the UAE in one of the largest social housing projects in the country.
    Details were revealed as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, approved the Dh7.2 billion budget for the three year house-building programme.

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  • Bahrain's new waterfront project set for 2019 launch

    Work is progressing at a steady pace on the Saada West, a seafront property development coming up in the Muharraq area of Bahrain, with the reclamation now fully completed.

    Endorsed by Bahrain's Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Saada West is being developed by Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah), the real estate arm of the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), reported BNA.

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  • UK's Aukett Swanke bolsters MidEast presence with new partnership

    A desire for longevity in the Middle East and to provide a continuing contribution to the maturing design and build industry in the UAE has led to UK-based global firm Aukett Swanke entering into a partnership with Dubai’s Omid Rouhani Architectural Design.

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  • Omniyat Brings Ultimate Luxury Hospitality Brand Dorchester Collection to Dubai

    The new project is confirmed for one of the largest waterfront plots in Dubai's Marasi district; includes luxury hotel and residences

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  • Will Saudi Arabia’s latest megacity venture deliver on the hype?

    In the process of diversifying its economy to become less reliant on its oil reserves, Saudi Arabia recently announced the launch of a megacity and special economic zone called Neom. GRI assesses its potential.

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  • MAG Lifestyle awards Dubailand project contract

    MAG Lifestyle Development, the development arm of UAE-based property developer MAG Group, has appointed Seidco General Contracting as the main contractor for the group's prestigious residential landmark, MAG 230, to be developed in the heart of Dubailand, in a deal worth Dh300 million ($82 million).

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  • Grimshaw Architects has released the first visual of the Eden Project in Qingdao

    The Qingdao Eden Project, planned for the city on the east coast of China, is currently being designed by the British practice as part of the ecological park's international expansion plans.
    Themed around water, the £150 million park will feature the world's largest indoor waterfall. At more than 50 metre high the waterfall will be approximately the same height as Niagara Falls on the border of USA and Canada.

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  • Snøhetta Just Designed the World's Most Beautiful…Fish Market?

    A new seaside edifice in Muscat, Oman, the eye-catching structure nodsaesthetically to the curving shapes of fish and Arabic calligraphy

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  • Tender for Czech Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai launched


    Prague, Feb 1 (CTK) - A tender for the design of the Czech pavilion at the 2020 World Expo exhibition in Dubai was launched by the office of the Czech general commissioner for Expo on Thursday, which invited domestic and foreign companies to submit their bids which have to represent Czech culture.

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  • $15bn in deals signed at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    The deals include financing for solar energy, waste management, and water projects

    Over $15 billion worth of projects and funding were announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi and co-located events, the International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition, it was announced on Monday.

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  • The Middle East's cladding sector is undergoing an evolution

    Technology adoption has accelerated over the past couple of years, with every industry starting to digitise in one way or another.
    The construction sector, however, has proven to be more resistant than most towards this shift to smarter solutions, and slower in its acceptance of digital approaches to designing and building projects.

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  • Bayut moves HQ to Dubai Design District

    UAE-based property portal Bayut.com said it has shifted its headquarters from Dubai Internet City to a sprawling 9,000-sq-ft space in the creative and innovation-driven neighbourhood of Dubai Design District (d3), to accommodate their rapidly growing team.

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  • Developer awards contract to start work on Sharjah's biggest project

    ARADA says it has hired Jacobs Engineering Group to carry out infrastructure design of $6.5bn Aljada project
    Developer ARADA has awarded the infrastructure design contract for Aljada, Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use project, to professional services firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

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  • UAE’s Al Zorah completes marina project in Ajman

    Al Zorah Development Company has opened Marina 1, a creekside project located in its eponymous mixed-use development in Ajman.
    The company said in a statement that Marina 1 features more than 15 dining outlets and recreational facilities.

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  • The best new architecture of 2018

    From the Scalpel in the City to two embracing skyscrapers in Beijing, architecture is heading to new heights this year

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  • Dhabi Contracting is expanding its worker accommodation facilities in the UAE so it can house up to 7,500 more workers, according to Bishoy Edward.

    The company's chief operating officer (COO) told Construction Week that the company, which has $1.6bn (AED6bn) worth of ongoing projects in the UAE, is building two labour camps, one in Abu Dhabi and another in Dubai.

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  • Art Jameel Will Open New Creative Complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2019

    Art Jameel is set to open Hayy: Creative Hub, a roughly 55,800-square-foot complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that aims to be a community-based incubator for contemporary art, comedy, theater, and filmmaking. The three-story development, which will open in 2019, is designed by Dubai-based architecture firm ibda design and located in the city’s northern Al Mohamadeyah neighborhood.

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  • UAE's Azizi to deliver Dubai Healthcare City project ahead of schedule

    Developer says Azizi Aliyah Residences will be completed in second quarter of 2018
    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced Azizi Aliyah Residences, one of its first major sell out projects in Dubai Healthcare City, will be delivered ahead of schedule.

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