Date archive forSeptember, 2016
pearl-pearl
By Staff writer On Sunday, September 25th, 2016
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UDC mulls new link road to Pearl Qatar

United Development Company (UDC) is considering building a new road to connect man-made island, The Pearl, Qatar with the rest of Doha in bid to ease traffic congestion. The developer has launched an engineering More...

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By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Bruce Shaw to rebrand as Linesight

International construction consultancy firm, Bruce Shaw, has changed its name to Linesight. Bruce Shaw International has operated in the Middle East for eight years and has regional offices in the United Arab Emirates More...

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By Staff writer On Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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Siemens technology to control buildings at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Siemens will provide a building management system for Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East‘s largest theme park destination, which opens next month. Desigo CC Building Management System (BMS) will control More...

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By Staff writer On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Qatar Airways Increases Flights By 40% In Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways will now operate 20 flights per week to and from Riyadh, increasing its services by more than 40%. Qatar Airways   Passengers travelling into and out of Saudi Arabia will benefit from greater connectivity More...

omniyat
By Staff writer On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Omniyat Set To Open More Than 1,000 Hotel Rooms By 2020

Dubai-based property developer Omniyat is set to open 505, 5-star hotel rooms and 495 deluxe serviced apartments in Dubai by 2020. Mark Phoenix, Managing Director of Omniyat revealed the developer’s impressive More...

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By Staff writer On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City Officially Opens For Business

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Inc., has offically opened the 1000+ room hotel, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. The hotel is the second Westin hotel to open in Dubai and the largest More...

Al Maktoum International Airport
By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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250, 000 passengers to travel over Eid holiday

Emirates Airline said on Wednesday it expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend as travellers take advantage of the long Eid Al Adha weekend. Over 160,000 travellers will be passing through More...

Dubai expo
By Staff writer On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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EXPO 2020 Dubai reveals further details of legacy plan

The site for Expo 2020 will be transformed into an ecosystem to encourage the growth of the UAE’s knowledge-based economy, according to plans unveiled at Cityscape Global on Monday. In a keynote speech at the More...

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By Staff writer On Sunday, September 11th, 2016
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Nakheel launches twin-tower residences at Ibn Battuta Mall

Master developer Nakheel has launched Ibn Battuta Residences, a twin-tower complex with 531 luxury apartments to be built next to Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. The project, launched on the first day of Cityscape Global More...

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By Staff writer On Saturday, September 10th, 2016
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J&P clinches contract for Qatar Foundation Stadium

A joint venture led by Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P) has been confirmed as the main contractor for the Qatar Foundation Stadium, the fifth venue to begin construction for the 2022 FIFA World More...

library
By Staff writer On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Dubai awards $272m deal for Mohammed bin Rashid Library

A mystery company has clinched a AED1bn ($272mn) contract to build Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai, approved the deal for the 650,000 square feet More...

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By Staff writer On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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Dubai South to become the new address of happiness

Master developer Dubai South, billed as the first city in the world centred around the happiness of its residents, on Tuesday unveiled its first two key real estate projects, The Villages and The Pulse at Cityscape More...

saif zone
By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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SAIF Zone hopes to attract more investors from Sri Lanka

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, SAIF Zone, has recently participated in a business event entitled, ‘International Business Forum – Expanding Business Globally’, which was organised by the More...

Dubai expo
By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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EXPO 2020 Dubai reveals further details of legacy plan

The site for Expo 2020 will be transformed into an ecosystem to encourage the growth of the UAE’s knowledge-based economy, according to plans unveiled at Cityscape Global on Monday. In a keynote speech at the More...

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By Staff writer On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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Nakheel launches $1.36bn Deira Islands Boulevard

Nakheel has started work on a AED 5bn ($1.36bn), 20-tower community at Deira Islands, Dubai. With 16 residential buildings, two hotels and two serviced apartment complexes, Deira Islands Boulevard will transform More...

Ooredoo Warns Customers about Phone Scams from Local Numbers
By Staff writer On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Ooredoo ICT Workshop Tackles Issues Facing Small Businesse

Ooredoo hosted a workshop for small and medium enterprises in Qatar recently, as the company strives to ensure that companies of all sizes can access advanced solutions and services. Representatives of more than More...

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By Staff writer On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Adoption of bankruptcy law to boost competitiveness of national economy

The Cabinet’s adoption of the bankruptcy law was timely and would make the national economy more competitive and investment environment more attractive, Rashid Al Balushi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, More...

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By Staff writer On Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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Mohammed bin Rashid unveils 47mn sq.ft Jumeirah Central project

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Saturday announced the launch of Jumeirah Central, an urban mixed-use city district expected More...

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By Staff writer On Sunday, September 4th, 2016
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Eurozone Inflation Remains at 0.2% in August

Eurozone inflation remained at 0.2% in August, a new estimate by the EU statistics agency Eurostat showed Wednesday, according to the (dpa). The figure is far below the European Central Bank’s annual inflation More...

DIFC
By Staff writer On Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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DIFC posts Strong growth in first half of 2016

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub for the US$7.8 trillion Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, today announced the successful results of its first half 2016 operating More...

Microsoft, Etisalat sign global framework agreement
By Staff writer On Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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Microsoft makes USD1 million software donation to Al Jalila Foundation

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, today announced that Microsoft has donated USD 1 million of software to support the More...

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By Staff writer On Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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Mohammed bin Rashid tours IMG Worlds of Adventure, hails role of private sector

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said today that the private sector is a key partner to the public sector in the UAE’s economic development More...