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<p>The UAE President&rsquo;s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of AED500 million ($136m).</p> <p>The projects will be implemented across the country, according to a statement carried by UAE state news agency WAM.</p> <p>During ...
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<p>An open call to find the best potential routes for futuristic Hyperloop transport corridors has been narrowed down to 35 semi-finalists, including proposals from the UK, USA and India.</p> <p>Developer Hyperloop One fielded 2,600 registrants in five months ...
<p>Systra and Aecom are to take charge of transport planning, preliminary design and invitations to tender for the next phases of the extension to Dubai&rsquo;s tram system.</p> <p>The 14-month contract second and third phases. Phase 2 of the Dubai Tram will ...
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<p>Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) has won a &pound;160m contract to deliver the latest phase of a major development in Dubai.</p> <p>Dubai World Trade Centre has appointed the Carillion JV to build Phase 1A6 of its One Central development, which is located between ...
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<p>Dubai plans to build the Middle East and North Africa&rsquo;s largest marina as a part of its latest megaproject announced Monday.</p> <p>The waterside &lsquo;Dubai Harbour&rsquo; development, to be developed by Meraas, is set to span 20 million square ...
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Gulf News   23 December 2016   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>The Government of Dubai&rsquo;s Dh47.3 billion budget for 2017 with significant increase in public spending on infrastructure, innovation and social sectors is seen as a growth oriented spending plan by the emirate&rsquo;s business fraternity.</p> <p>While ...
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<p>Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, head of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inaugurated a 400/132 kilovolt (kV) substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, according to a press announcement.</p> <p>The AED 275 million ($75m) ...
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<p>The Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group Skai has said it has completed its flagship Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel and residences project and will officially open its doors in March 2017.</p> <p>The $1.17 billion project was recently awarded ...
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<p>Dubai&rsquo;s Roads and Transport Authority is set to open a bridge leading to Nakheel&rsquo;s Deira Islands project this week.</p> <p>The AED 150 million ($40.8m) bridge will be opened on Friday, December 16, 2016, the RTA said.</p> <p>Deira Islands will ...
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Reuters   13 December 2016   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Abu Dhabi has signed the United Arab Emirates' second hyperloop feasibility study to build a futuristic high-speed transport system connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.</p> <p>Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) and ...