Nakheel and Centara Hotels & Resorts have awarded a contract worth AED290.5m ($79.09m) to Parkway International Contracting to construct a beachfront resort at Deira Islands in Dubai.
Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties have unveiled Dubai Square, a tech-driven retail destination in Dubai Creek Harbour.
UAE-based Damac Properties has completed the construction of Damac Heights tower in Dubai Marina and announced the handing over of the luxury waterfront living to its new tenants.
China Machinery and Engineering (CMEC) has secured a $150m turnkey engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) contract from Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group (GFH) for the construction and financing of up to 85% of California Village, its Dubailand-based project.
Emaar Properties will construct the Middle East’s largest Chinatown in the retail district of Dubai Creek Harbour to honour Chinese expatriates and strengthen UAE-China relations, coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE.Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6km² mega-development, is located only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa.The retail precinct will be established in a central location in Dubai Creek Harbour, which will be home to the Dubai Creek Tower.Set by the Dubai Creek waterway, homes in Dubai Creek Harbour will offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline, the waterfront and the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.Emaar will also open three pavilions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China to promote tourism, education, trading and investment between the UAE and China. All three cities are served by direct daily flights to Dubai on Emirates Airline.In another announcement, Emaar said that it will expand its premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, to China.The company said it is holding discussions to develop and operate Address branded hotels in key cities in China.Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar said: “The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE is historic and will further strengthen UAE-China relations, underpinned by initiatives such as the UAE-China Week announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.“The development of the new Chinese retail and lifestyle district at Dubai Creek Harbour – as well as Emaar’s expansion into China, both in property and hospitality – highlight our commitment to the country, and our focus on contributing to the strength and success of UAE-China relations.”Emaar marked the Chinese New Year with a dragon-themed light and sound show on Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, and hosted festivities at The Dubai Mall.___________________________________________________________________________________________Image: Chinatown at Dubai Creek Harbour. Photo: courtesy of Emaar Properties PJSC.
Qatar Public Works Authority Ashghal has completed the construction of Qatar University Health Centre for the Ministry of Public Health as part of the government plan for the development of the health sector.
Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), the executive arm of the government of Oman for the development of the tourism sector, and Majid Al Futtaim have partnered to develop an OMR5bn ($13bn) mixed-use community in Muscat, Oman.
Damac Properties has awarded an AED72m ($19.6m) construction contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) for major road and infrastructure work at Akoya Oxygen development in Dubai.
Qatar-based HBK Contracting Company (HBK) has won a contract from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for executing the main works for Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.
Professional services company GHD is providing design and engineering consulting services for the masterplan and approval stage of Le Petit Paris, a mixed-use development at the Lusail Entertainment City in Doha, Qatar.
UAE-based property developer Seven Tides has unveiled plans for its first mixed-use development in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai, with the launch of Se7en City JLT.
Developer Nakheel has invited proposals for piling and enabling works for PALM360, a two-tower luxury hotel and residential project on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
Qatar public works authority Ashghal has announced the completion of main works of the first zone of Al Wakrah beach development project, which consists of three zones.
UAE-based Azizi Developments has awarded two contracts worth AED440m ($119.7m) for two buildings – Fawad Azizi and Jawad Azizi – in Dubai Healthcare City.
Qatar-based United Development Company (UDC) has signed three contracts worth QAR334m ($91.7m) for the development of Gewan Island project.
Aldar Properties has launched an AED10bn ($2.73bn) masterplan for the Alghadeer mixed-use project near Dubai-Abu Dhabi border in the UAE.
UAE-based real estate developer Union Properties has launched Zawaya, a mixed-use development in Motor City.
Abu Dhabi-based property development, investment and management company Aldar Properties has appointed Trojan General Contracting as the main contractor for Water’s Edge, the latest waterfront development on Yas Island.
Emaar Properties hospitality and leisure subsidiary Emaar Hospitality has unveiled Vida Za’abeel, a new hotel project in Dubai, UAE.
Abu Dhabi-based property development, investment and management company Aldar Properties (Aldar) has announced the launch of Reflection, an AED440m ($119.79m) boutique residential development on Reem Island off Abu Dhabi island's coast.