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Gulf Dynamic Switchgear with expansion program increasing the production capacity by 200 percent. Gulf Dynamic Switchgear with expansion program increasing the production capacity by 200 percent.
Gulf Dynamic Switchgear Company (GDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of M'sharie LLC, the venture capital arm of Dubai Investments, which successfully expanded in 2006 has commenced new expansion program directed at increasing company production capacity b...
  30 Dec 2006  
State-of-the-art fire-fighting technology to be launched at Intersec 2007 from 21-23 January. State-of-the-art fire-fighting technology to be launched at Intersec 2007 from 21-23 January.
The latest state-of-the-art fire-fighting technology for industry and public sectors will be launched at Intersec 2007, the show's organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East have announced. Intersec Middle East, which is the region's largest trade show on ...
  29 Dec 2006  
Massive growth in the Middle Easts new and renewable energy sector expected. Massive growth in the Middle East's new and renewable energy sector expected.
Drastic increases in oil prices and increased awareness of the limited availability of traditional fossil fuels is giving the new and renewable energy sector enormous momentum, with many of the world leaders in the field of photovoltaics (solar power),...
  28 Dec 2006  
Dubai Municipality and Roads and Transport Authority at the Leaders in Construction Conference. Dubai Municipality and Roads and Transport Authority at the Leaders in Construction Conference.
Dubai Municipality and the Roads and Transport Authority join major developers and contractors to outline the vision for the Middle East construction sector. HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality and Abdul Majid Al Kha...
  21 Dec 2006  
The launching girder for the elevated section of the Dubai Metro Project has arrived in Dubai. The launching girder for the elevated section of the Dubai Metro Project has arrived in Dubai.
Over 13 meters wide, 15 meters high and about 109 meters long, the launching girder will be used to lift and position viaduct segments to form the elevated section of the project. This method is commonly used in erecting segmental bridges and railways....
  20 Dec 2006  
Burj Dubai has reached to level 95 with the help of formwork from Doka. Burj Dubai has reached to level 95 with the help of formwork from Doka.
Billed to be the tallest tower in the world, Burj Dubai employs the latest advances in engineering technology to complete the project on schedule. Currently 329 metres high, Burj Dubai has used 235,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete and 44,200 ton...
  19 Dec 2006  
Synergie Scotland adopts BIW Collaboration Technology for ICT Management Business. Synergie Scotland adopts BIW Collaboration Technology for ICT Management Business.
Inverness-based professional services consultancy Synergie Scotland has formed a technology partnership with BIW Technologies (BIW) to use BIW's web-based collaboration platform, BIW Information Channel, to support the collaboration services delivered ...
  19 Dec 2006  
PERI speeded up construction of the largest southern European Mercedes Benz sales centre in Milan. PERI speeded up construction of the largest southern European Mercedes Benz sales centre in Milan.
Construction of the largest southern European Mercedes Benz sales centre in Milan will be completed after only a 21-month building period. For the concrete frame work, only twelve months have been allotted to the experienced Züblin construction team. I...
  17 Dec 2006  
ICI Dulux Colour and Coatings seminar gathered more than 200 professionals. 'ICI Dulux Colour and Coatings seminar' gathered more than 200 professionals.
Ashish Chaturvedy, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Al Gurg Leigh's Paints commenting on the rapid growth of the UAE Interior Emulsion paint market at the ICI Dulux 'Colour and Coatings' seminar. The seminar gathered around 200 UAE-based con...
Al Gurg Leigh's Paints LLC 16 Dec 2006  
German based company Schott reports substantial increase in sales and earnings. German based company Schott reports substantial increase in sales and earnings.
Schott AG, based in Mainz, Germany, continues on its growth path. The international technology group expects a significant increase in sales and yet another rise in earnings for its fiscal year 2005/2006 (ended on 9/30). "We succeeded in meeting all of...
  10 Dec 2006  
New bathroom products broaden Kohlers extensive portfolio of water-conserving products. New bathroom products broaden Kohler's extensive portfolio of water-conserving products.
Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath technology, introduces several low-consumption products for residential and commercial applications to further establish its industry leadership in offering high-performing plumbing products that save wat...
  9 Dec 2006  
The first art museum to be built in Boston in nearly a century opens on 10 December. The first art museum to be built in Boston in nearly a century opens on 10 December.
The first art museum to be built in Boston in nearly a century opens its new digs today. And with its move to the Seaport District, the Institute of Contemporary Art stands to become the signature of a part of the city that even most Bostonians don't k...
  8 Dec 2006  
Limitless LLC - the international real estate development arm of Dubai World - to build a new city near Moscow. Limitless LLC - the international real estate development arm of Dubai World - to build a new city near Moscow.
The project, dubbed Great Domodedovo, was described by Saeed Ahmed Saaed, CEO of Limitless, as "one of the largest projects planned by an international developer anywhere in the world today." A US$11 billion investment in the project's first 7,500 acre...
  5 Dec 2006  
Cityscape Dubai - the worlds largest real estate exhibition of its kind - opened by Sheikh Hamdan. Cityscape Dubai - the world's largest real estate exhibition of its kind - opened by Sheikh Hamdan.
This year's three-day event is not only the largest Cityscape event, it is now recognised as the biggest event of its kind in the world, clearly demonstrating the stamina and strength of the Middle East's trillion US dollar property industry. With grow...
  4 Dec 2006  
SNASCO to present Sharjah Investment Centre at Cityscape 2006 from 4 to 6 December. SNASCO to present Sharjah Investment Centre at Cityscape 2006 from 4 to 6 December.
Leading regional property development firm SNASCO, announced that they are ready to participate in 'Cityscape 2006', an International Property Investment and Development show that will be held from the 4-6 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre. They...
  27 Nov 2006  
Abu Dhabi to get a US$1.1 billion Building Materials City with the regions first building materials exchange. Abu Dhabi to get a US$1.1 billion 'Building Materials City' with the regions first building materials exchange.
Abu Dhabi based Manazel Real Estate has announced plans to set up a $1.1 billion 'Building Materials City' with the region's first building material trading exchange. The 'Building Materials City' will be a hub for manufacturers, importers and supplier...
  24 Nov 2006  
Ortronics introduces the Wi-Jack Duo, the smallest dual band/dual radio access point. Ortronics introduces the Wi-Jack Duo, the smallest dual band/dual radio access point.
Ortronics, a global leader in high performance structured cabling solutions, introduces the Wi-Jack Duo, the smallest dual band/dual radio access point. The patent-pending Wi-Jack Duo fits into standard wall boxes in the footprint of all standard facep...
Ortronics Middle East 19 Nov 2006  
Al Habtoor Interiors and Index 2006 team up to encourage local young talents. Al Habtoor Interiors and Index 2006 team up to encourage local young talents.
Index has teamed up with Al Habtoor Interiors (AHI), a pioneer in interiors design solutions, to present the fourth annual Student Pavilion, which is designed to give students of UAE Universities the opportunity to participate in the largest interiors ...
  9 Nov 2006  
The Facilities Management market worth an estimated US$ 892 billion over the next 25 years. The Facilities Management market worth an estimated US$ 892 billion over the next 25 years.
New research just out shows that the facilities management (FM) market in the Gulf region will be worth an estimated US$ 892 billion over the next 25 years. The figures released by Middle East Strategy Advisors (MESA) show that the FM market in the UAE...
  5 Nov 2006  
The Big 5 ends after five successful days with 2,892 companies and more than 42,000 visitors. The Big 5 ends after five successful days with 2,892 companies and more than 42,000 visitors.
The Big 5 2006, which closed on Wednesday, concluding its annual showcase of the regional and global building and construction industry, saw a large number of deals being signed, agents appointed, new distributorships established and solid business lea...
  4 Nov 2006  
Jumeirah Golf Estates awards golf course construction contract to Khansaheb Civil Engineering. Jumeirah Golf Estates awards golf course construction contract to Khansaheb Civil Engineering.
Nakheel's first residential golfing community - Jumeirah Golf Estates - has selected Khansaheb Civil Engineering to construct the first two championship golf courses on its prestigious residential golf community. A Letter of Intent has been signed with...
  1 Nov 2006  
Trimble to Acquire Meridian Systems for Enterprise Construction Project Management. Trimble to Acquire Meridian Systems for Enterprise Construction Project Management.
Trimble today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Meridian Project Systems, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Meridian Systems provides enterprise project management and lifecycle software for optimizing t...
Trimble Construction Division 1 Nov 2006  
Aconex selected for worlds largest construction project, the US$11.2 billion East-West Highway in Algeria. Aconex selected for world's largest construction project, the US$11.2 billion East-West Highway in Algeria.
Aconex has been selected to provide its online information management service to the main section of the world's largest current construction project - the US$11.2 billion East-West Highway development in Algeria. Aconex was chosen by the project devel...
Aconex Middle East 25 Oct 2006  
Promat, a leader in passive fire protection, opens its first Middle East office. Promat, a leader in passive fire protection, opens its first Middle East office.
Promat has opened its first office in the region, in Dubai. The company has been operating in the Middle East for more than 20 years and has an impressive list of local clients. Companies involved in the Middle East building boom will now have on-the-g...
  23 Oct 2006  
World leading construction experts to present expanded programme of free seminars at the 2006 Big 5 Show. World leading construction experts to present expanded programme of free seminars at the 2006 Big 5 Show.
Following the enthusiastic response to the series of construction industry seminars held alongside last year's Big 5 exhibition, the programme has been expanded further for the 2006 show, which takes place at Dubai International Exhibition Centre from ...
  11 Oct 2006  
Cansult and Maunsell have announced a merger that will create one of the largest consulting firms in the region. Cansult and Maunsell have announced a merger that will create one of the largest consulting firms in the region.
Two of the leading engineering services firms, Cansult Limited and Maunsell, will merge to create one of the largest consulting firms in the Middle East, to be known as Cansult Maunsell. The merger will form the first Middle East based operating compan...
  9 Oct 2006  
Aconex has secured a contract with British Gas Exploration and Production India Ltd. Aconex has secured a contract with British Gas Exploration and Production India Ltd.
Aconex has secured a contract with British Gas Exploration and Production India Ltd. (BGEPIL) to provide its online information management service to NRPOD, the Mid Tapti Gas Field expansion project, offshore Mumbai. NRPOD is part of a US$500million ex...
Aconex Middle East 4 Oct 2006  
Al-Futtaim Engineering officially opens their redesigned TOTO showroom. Al-Futtaim Engineering officially opens their redesigned TOTO showroom.
Al Futtaim Engineering, a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation and a member of the Al-Futtaim Group, opened its totally redesigned Toto showroom in Dubai. A traditional Japanese 'Kagamibiraki' ceremony marked the opening of doors to the public. ...
TOTO Asia Oceania (Middle East Branch) 30 Sep 2006  
Currie & Brown appointed as project managers for La Hoya Bay Residence. Currie & Brown appointed as project managers for La Hoya Bay Residence.
La Hoya Bay Residence, the new luxury waterfront development launched last week in Ras Al Khaimah, has appointed Currie & Brown as the project manager for the $180 million USD phase one development. La Hoya Bay Residence is the first phase of La Hoya B...
  27 Sep 2006  
Cityscape Dubai - now the largest b2b international real estate platform in the world. Cityscape Dubai - now the largest b2b international real estate platform in the world.
IIR Middle East the organisers of Cityscape Dubai 2006, which is due to take place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC) on 4-6 December 2006, has announced that the premier property investment and development event has grown to such an e...
  7 Sep 2006  
Nakheel launches Jumeirah Park - a family orientated residential community spreading over 370 hectares. Nakheel launches Jumeirah Park - a family orientated residential community spreading over 370 hectares.
Centrally located within "new Dubai", between Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 5 and 6, Jumeirah Park is a secure, integrated and family orientated residential community spreading over 370 hectares. The community comprises more than 2,000 three, four and ...
  7 Sep 2006  
LED Lighting Technology Makes One Giant Leap Forward. LED Lighting Technology Makes One Giant Leap Forward.
Eyeleds® Introduces the PowerEYE® and is the first company in the world to have managed to bring the new Philips/Lumileds K2 Powerleds onto the market and, amazingly, integrate these into their ultra-flat Eyeleds fittings!
Eyeleds Middle EastEyeleds Middle East 5 Sep 2006 Website
Dubai Municipality receives honors for exceptional work using GIS technology. Dubai Municipality receives honors for exceptional work using GIS technology.
Dubai Municipality has been recognized for excellence in the geographic information system (GIS) field with a 2006 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Twenty-sixth Annual ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California. ESRI, the ...
  22 Aug 2006  
Bahrains Lulu Island has choosen Aconex to manage project documents and communication. Bahrain's Lulu Island has choosen Aconex to manage project documents and communication.
The Aconex online information management service will be used to save time, increase productivity and reduce risk on the US$1.2 billion Lulu Island development in Bahrain. Leigh Jasper, Aconex Managing Director, said: "Lulu Island Development is one of...
Aconex Middle East 18 Aug 2006  
Mott MacDonald appointed as the lead consultant for Dubai Sports Citys mixed use canal hubs. Mott MacDonald appointed as the lead consultant for Dubai Sports City's mixed use canal hubs.
Working with RTKL architects, Mott MacDonald will be responsible for all architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering for the two mixed use canal hubs located at either end of the feature canal, which forms the centrepiece of the Du...
  31 Jul 2006  
Amazing plans for a tower block with rotating penthouses and rotating villa with its own car lift. Amazing plans for a tower block with rotating penthouses and rotating villa with its own car lift.
The amazing plans for a tower block with four rotating penthouses and a rotating villa with its own car lift have been unveiled in Dubai by property developers High Rise Real Estate LLC. Planned for construction at Jumeirah Village South, the US$ 48 mi...
  29 Jul 2006  
Dubai Rapid Link has been awarded the $1.1 billion contract to construct Phase II of Dubai Metro. Dubai Rapid Link has been awarded the $1.1 billion contract to construct Phase II of Dubai Metro.
Dubai Rapid Link (DURL), an international consortium led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI), has been awarded the contract to construct Phase II of Dubai Metro by Dubai's Roads by Transport Authority (RTA). The $1.1 billion contract for Phase II ...
  28 Jul 2006  
Less Costly CAD Software Could Reduce Piracy Rates in the Construction Industry. Less Costly CAD Software Could Reduce Piracy Rates in the Construction Industry.
Company aims to support anti-piracy by reducing CAD software purchase costs by more than 90%; Tecnoserve to sell industry standard CAD software to the Middle East burgeoning building and construction industry. The high cost associated with buying legal...
  10 Jul 2006  
Stainless Steel Bollards from Autopa Stainless Steel Bollards from Autopa
Contemporary and practical, the Autopa range of stainless steel bollards will brighten up any location. Stainless steel looks elegant and clean, with the benefits of being easy to maintain. The brushed finished grade 304 is our standard, grade 316 (ext...
Autopa LimitedAutopa Limited 8 Jul 2006 Website
Famco secures warehousing project for the new Cargo Mega Terminal at Dubai Airport. Famco secures warehousing project for the new Cargo Mega Terminal at Dubai Airport.
Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco) has been awarded the subcontract by SD Middle East (Siemens) for the supply and installation of a state-of-the-art Dexion ASRS (Automatic Storage and Retrieval System) to the new Cargo Mega Terminal at the Du...
  1 Jul 2006  
Solar Technologies FZE to invest US$ 14 million in a  facility at Dubai Techno Park. Solar Technologies FZE to invest US$ 14 million in a facility at Dubai Techno Park.
Dubai Techno Park has announced the signing of an agreement with Solar Technologies FZE, which will invest US$ 14 million in a facility located at the park, to develop high technology solar energy products and solutions. The company will be designing a...
  27 Jun 2006  
BricsCad announces BricsCad V7 with improved functionality and new features. BricsCad announces BricsCad V7 with improved functionality and new features.
With the release of BricsCad V7, BricsCad continues its successful conquest of the DWG CAD market. Since the introduction of BricsCad V5 in 2004 -- which set the tone in the DWG alternative market -- BricsCad has steadily expanded its market share to a...
  15 Jun 2006  
Hollywood production firm to set up US$ 1 billion film city in Ras Al Khaima. Hollywood production firm to set up US$ 1 billion film city in Ras Al Khaima.
Mirage Holdings FZCO, a Hollywood based film production firm, will set up and operate a Film and Media City in Ras Al Khaimah with an investment of US$ 1 billion. CEO of Mirage Holdings FZCO, Michelle Nickelson, signed the deal with RAK Investment Auth...
  13 Jun 2006  
MEEDs Middle East Cement 2006 - Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, 19-20 June 2006. MEED's Middle East Cement 2006 - Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, 19-20 June 2006.
MEED's Middle East Cement 2006 will once again be the ultimate information-exchange forum for the regional industry. Senior industry figures from across the globe will explore in detail the abundant investment opportunities on offer, debate strategies ...
  12 Jun 2006  
Biggest Hotel Show ever opened in Dubai today - 700 exhibitors from 46 different countries. Biggest Hotel Show ever opened in Dubai today - 700 exhibitors from 46 different countries.
The industry showcase, organised by dmg world media Dubai Ltd one of the region's leading exhibition companies, had to increase the amount of exhibition space by 2,500 square metres to accommodate surging demand from international and regional exhibito...
  4 Jun 2006  
Facilities Management Expo opens at Dubai World Trade Centre. Facilities Management Expo opens at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Businesses in Dubai could cut their energy bills by a third by involving facilities management companies at the design stage of their new buildings, a leading energy management specialist claimed today. Khaled Bushnaq, CEO of Energy Management Services...
  4 Jun 2006  
Al Habtoor Group to build an exotic Thai-Balinese luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah. Al Habtoor Group to build an exotic Thai-Balinese luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah.
Al Habtoor group, one of the prominent business groups in the UAE, is boosting its hotel presence in Dubai with two new hotels and also plan to build a hotel in Abu Dhabi to cater to the capital's growing tourism market. The company is waiting for the ...
  1 Jun 2006  
Zenitel provides IP based solution to French Highways. Zenitel provides IP based solution to French Highways.
Zenitel, international market leader in integrated communication solutions for the professional market, is pleased to confirm its latest contract with the Sanef company, France, comprising a large highway network, using the latest IP technology. Sanef ...
  25 May 2006  
Airport Build & Supply Exhibition attracts record response. Airport Build & Supply Exhibition attracts record response.
Over 400 of the world's leading airport and aviation suppliers are expected to descend on Dubai in June from June 5 -- 7, 2006 to capitalise on more than US$ 40 billion worth of airport developments currently taking place across the Middle East on the ...
  20 May 2006  
Dubai Properties launches $16.3 billion Culture Village. Dubai Properties launches $16.3 billion Culture Village.
Inspired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the magnificent complex, spread over an area of 40 million square feet next to Garhoud Bridge, is planned to be a unique de...
  14 May 2006  
Eyeleds® Outdoor - your guide in the dark. Eyeleds® Outdoor - your guide in the dark.
Eyeleds® Outdoor is a high-quality innovative lighting product for both flooring professionals and design lovers, which is easy to use and install.
Eyeleds Middle EastEyeleds Middle East 11 May 2006 Website
Dubai to build 2nd airport to keep pace - Dubai World Central to cost $33 billion. Dubai to build 2nd airport to keep pace - Dubai World Central to cost $33 billion.
The new airport, already given the ambitious name of Dubai World Central and the airport code JXB, is one element of the Dubai government's plans to invest up to $33 billion in building a second passenger and cargo hub that will divert some of the traf...
  8 May 2006  
Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabis new $27 billion tourism development project. Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi's new $27 billion tourism development project.
Saadiyat Island, currently being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company under Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, is set to become a leading tourist destination in the Middle East in the coming years. Saadiyat Island, which translates from Arab...
  30 Apr 2006  
Dubai World has launched an integrated real estate development company - Limitless LLC. Dubai World has launched an integrated real estate development company - Limitless LLC.
Limitless LLC intends to become one of the world's leading developers. Limitless is a new business unit of the recently established holding company, Dubai World. It plans to leverage the experience and expertise of its team, gained while conceptualizin...
  25 Apr 2006  
gulfBID Exhibition - Bahrain, Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May 2006. gulfBID Exhibition - Bahrain, Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 May 2006.
gulfBID is strategically located in Bahrain, providing exhibitors with unique access not only to the rapidly growing building and interiors sectors within Bahrain but also to the Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabian markets, all of which are easily accessib...
  25 Apr 2006  
Projects in the region have now reached more than $1 trillion. Projects in the region have now reached more than $1 trillion.
Research from Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) Projects shows that the total value of projects has risen by more than $250 billion in the first three months of 2006 alone, and exceeded $1 trillion in the first week of April. The projects market in th...
  25 Apr 2006  
Serco Docklands - winner of the Public Transport Operator of the Year award. Serco Docklands - winner of the Public Transport Operator of the Year award.
Serco was pronounced winner of the Public Transport Operator of the Year award at the London Transport Awards last week, for its operation of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Beating stiff competition for the award including shortlisted operators c2c...
Serco Middle EastSerco Middle East 20 Apr 2006 Website
The Office Exhibition - Gulf regions premier event for the design and management of the office environment. The Office Exhibition - Gulf region's premier event for the design and management of the office environment.
The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region's premier event for the design and management of the office environment. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world renowned providers of office furniture, o...
  13 Apr 2006  
Another solar first for Rheem - one of the most energy efficient water heaters available. Another solar first for Rheem - one of the most energy efficient water heaters available.
An innovative and pre-emptive move on behalf of Rheem has seen the launch of Australia's first dedicated instantaneous gas boosted solar water heater. Australia's leading manufacturer and supplier of water heaters, Rheem has been manufacturing solar mo...
  12 Apr 2006  
CEMEX to increase cement production in the UAE with construction of a new grinding facility costing US$50 million. CEMEX to increase cement production in the UAE with construction of a new grinding facility costing US$50 million.
CEMEX has announced that it intends to begin construction of a new grinding facility for cement and slag in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in order to help meet increased local demand. The construction of the grinding facility will increase commercial an...
  3 Apr 2006  
Al Fozan to build a US$ 12.3 million manufacturing facility at Dubai Investments Park. Al Fozan to build a US$ 12.3 million manufacturing facility at Dubai Investments Park.
Al Fozan, a major importer of steel, wood, electrical and hardware material, as well as a leading manufacturer of steel and wooden products for the building and construction industry, is to set up a $12.3 million manufacturing facility at Dubai Investm...
  26 Mar 2006  
Domotex Middle East will take place for the first time on 28 - 30 May 2006 in Dubai. Domotex Middle East will take place for the first time on 28 - 30 May 2006 in Dubai.
DOMOTEX is celebrating the launch of a new international fair. On 28 May 2006 Dubai will host the first DOMOTEX Middle East: 'Following the success of DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany, and the equally huge success of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR in Shanghai it ...
  26 Mar 2006  
The Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) at Bahrain International Exhibition Centre 6-10 May 2006. The Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) at Bahrain International Exhibition Centre 6-10 May 2006.
Fire fighters with a focus on instructional services will gather in Manama, Bahrain on May 6th for the 2006 edition of the Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) -- the region's top training event for fire fighters engaged in municipal and stru...
  25 Mar 2006  
The worlds largest kitchen and bathroom exhibition to take place in Dubai from 14 to 16 May. The world's largest kitchen and bathroom exhibition to take place in Dubai from 14 to 16 May.
ISH Kitchen and Bathroom 2006, the world's largest bathroom and kitchen exhibition, is set to take place on 14th -- 16th May, Dubai World Trade Centre. To date demand to exhibit has increased by close to 40% since last years show. Some of the world's m...
  19 Mar 2006  
Ducab signs USD 62 million contract with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Ducab signs USD 62 million contract with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Ducab, the leading manufacturer of high-quality power cables in the Middle East, has signed an USD 62 million contract with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the supply of medium and low voltage cables. The deal constitutes the largest s...
  15 Mar 2006  
Otis wins record order for 21 apartment buildings in Kuwait. Otis wins record order for 21 apartment buildings in Kuwait.
More than 2,600 residents are expected to live in the apartment buildings owned by the Ministry of Awkaf, a government agency responsible for the construction and administration of housing projects. Otis currently maintains 60 residential and commercia...
  10 Mar 2006  
Nokia is awarded a USD 190 million managed services and network deal in the UAE. Nokia is awarded a USD 190 million managed services and network deal in the UAE.
"du" is a new participant in the growing United Arab Emirates (UAE) market, and becomes a new customer for Nokia. The contract underlines Nokia's strength as a comprehensive supplier of network equipment and services, its capabilities in managing outso...
  8 Mar 2006  
Middle Easts largest waste management plant commences operations. Middle East's largest waste management plant commences operations.
The first phase of Tadweer, the region's largest Material Recovery Facility, was officially inaugurated for operation on 1 March 2006 by Mr. Hussain Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality. The Dubai Municipality also announced that an ag...
  6 Mar 2006  
Roadex 2006 -- the Middle Easts largest road industry event attracts exhibitors from over 20 countries. Roadex 2006 -- the Middle East's largest road industry event attracts exhibitors from over 20 countries.
Roadex 2006, to be held 12--15 March 2006 under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attracted exhibitors from more than 20 countr...
  6 Mar 2006  
The $1 billion Snowdome in Dubailand to be completed in 2008. The $1 billion Snowdome in Dubailand to be completed in 2008.
The groundwork has already begun for this mega real estate project in Dubai which will be the perfect place for the people to escape the hot sun. Dubailand, a major development from Dubai Real Estate will feature Snowdome which will be completed in 200...
  4 Mar 2006  
Emirates Glass launches Charmline - a chemically treated glass with a beautiful distinctive translucent finish. Emirates Glass launches 'Charmline' - a chemically treated glass with a beautiful distinctive translucent finish.
Emirates Glass, a Dubai Investments subsidiary and the region's leading supplier of premium architectural flat glass products, has announced the latest addition, Charmline, to its range. Charmline has a chemically-treated outer surface with a beautiful...
Emirates Glass LLC 1 Mar 2006  
Hardware & Tools exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre May 14th - 16th 2006. Hardware & Tools exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre May 14th - 16th 2006.
This is the seventh edition of the successful show, which last year attracted around 265 exhibitors from over 20 countries. In 2005 Hardware & Tools solely attracted in excess of 4500 visitors from around the region, the Sub Continent, India and Russi...
  1 Mar 2006  
Dubai Maritime City - 90 percent of the breakwater now completed. Dubai Maritime City - 90 percent of the breakwater now completed.
'We are pleased with the significant progress that has been made on the project and we are confident that we are able to meet the April 2006 deadline' said Amer Ali, Project Manager of Dubai Maritime City. 'With the breakwater and rockworks constructio...
  26 Feb 2006  
Facilities Management heads for major growth in the Middle East. Facilities Management heads for major growth in the Middle East.
The Facilities Management (FM) business in the Middle East is set to enter a period of major growth as developers seek to protect their investments, a leading Dubai FM company says. Reliance FM says developers should recognise facilities management as ...
  25 Feb 2006  
ADPICO to build a new $258m new tube line to become the leading pipe factory in the Middle East. ADPICO to build a new $258m new tube line to become the leading pipe factory in the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi Metal Pipes & Profiles Industries Complex LCC (ADPICO) UAE, the one-year-old tube making plant in Abu Dhabi, belonging to steel entrepreneur Mohammad Rostami-Safa', has signed an order worth Dh950 million with SMS MEER GmbH, Monchengladbach, ...
  21 Feb 2006  
Woodshow 2006 to feature leading regional and international exhibitors. Woodshow 2006 to feature leading regional and international exhibitors.
Woodshow 2006, the only dedicated wood and wood machinery exhibition in the region, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 10 to 12, 2006, will have a strong regional and international presence, with exhibitors from more t...
  20 Feb 2006  
UAE to build worlds largest aluminum plant for US$6 billion. UAE to build world's largest aluminum plant for US$6 billion.
Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal) and Abu Dhabi's investment vehicle Mubadala agreed yesterday to invest six billion dollars to build the world's largest aluminium smelter. The two entities will jointly build, own and operate the 1.2 million-tonne per year ca...
  19 Feb 2006  
Leading German kitchen manufacturer targets UAE for expansion plans. Leading German kitchen manufacturer targets UAE for expansion plans.
Palmon Group, a diversified business group based in Dubai, has entered into a product 'Distributorship Agreement' with leading German kitchen manufacturer SieMatic to market and distribute their range of quality kitchens in the region.
  15 Feb 2006  
Hauff-Technik GmbH of Germany is exploring the possibility of entering the Middle East market. Hauff-Technik GmbH of Germany is exploring the possibility of entering the Middle East market.
Hauff-Technik GmbH of Germany is a European leader in the manufacture of building entry and seal systems for cables and pipes. "We want a share of the economic growth in the United Arab Emirates and are looking to establish a leading position in the Mi...
  12 Feb 2006  
Holcim enters UAE market with a 25 per cent stake in the National Cement Factory. Holcim enters UAE market with a 25 per cent stake in the National Cement Factory.
The Swiss cement giant Holcim has entered the fast growing United Arab Emirates market, acquiring a 25 per cent stake in a local firm. Holcim did not disclose the cost of its investment in the National Cement Factory company, which is based in Abu Dha...
  12 Feb 2006  
The regions largest ever energy industry dedicated showcase, Middle East Electricity 2006. The region's largest ever energy industry dedicated showcase, Middle East Electricity 2006.
Officially opened at Dubai International Exhibition Centre on Sunday February 5th by HE Mohammad Bin Dha'en Al Hamili, UAE Minister of Energy, Middle East Electricity 2006 is the largest and most significant showcase of products and services for the en...
  7 Feb 2006  
Dubai water and power needs will almost double by 2011. Dubai water and power needs will almost double by 2011.
The imminent shortage of water resources in Dubai has been compounded by the real-estate boom, with new construction projects taking a larger share of resources. "This is increasingly alarming since this region is already the driest in the world," Fady...
  2 Feb 2006  
Construction of the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel is expected to start within the next months. Construction of the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel is expected to start within the next months.
Among the latest of the prestigious real estate projects in Dubai, the most wonderful and the most exciting will be the construction of the $500 million underwater hotel. The Hydropolis Underwater Resort Hotel will be accessed by a tunnel via a watersi...
  1 Feb 2006  
Burj Dubai Reaches 25th Floor. Burj Dubai Reaches 25th Floor.
The world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai, has reached its 25th floor, developer Emaar Properties announced earlier this week. The tower will include a Giorgio Armani Hotel and the fashion designer visited the project recently to check on progress. ...
  30 Jan 2006  

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