Abu Dhabi approves $66m for infrastructure projects

The Abu Dhabi government has approved investment of $65.67 million (AED241 million) for development of infrastructure projects within the emirate, it was announced on Wednesday.



Carillion JV wins $197m deal for Dubai's One Central project

Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Al Futtaim Carillion the contract to deliver phase 1A6 of One Central, a major development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in the heart of the city’s Central Business district.



Construction starts on $820m Mirdif Hills project in Dubai

Dubai Investments has announced the start of construction of the AED3 billion ($820 milllion) Mirdif Hills project, being developed by its real estate subsidiary Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC).



Revealed: Dubai Harbour, the city's newest mega project

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Monday launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the MENA region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.



Dubai's Nakheel said to eye $2.7bn contract awards in 2017

Dubai-based developer Nakheel is reportedly planning to award at least $2.7 billion worth of contracts during 2017.



Umm Al Quwain free zone to launch phase 2 of expansion

Umm Al Quwain's free trade zone is set to launch the second phase of expansion following the completion of infrastructure works.



UAE construction firm inks deal to build luxury Cyprus tower

UAE-based construction firm Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has signed a joint venture contract to build a 170-metre luxury residential tower called ONE in Cyprus.



RTA to improve Dubai traffic issues with connected light signals

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the final phase of its replacement of light signal control units, effectively connecting light signals with the traffic control centre as part of the city's Smart City initiative.



Etihad now offers Wi-Fi on all its long-haul flights

Etihad is one of seven airlines now offering Wi-fi on 100% of its long-haul available seat miles (ASMs), according to a new report from routehappy.



Careem to double its car service for kids in the UAE

Ride-hailing app Careem is set to double it dedicated car service for kids in the UAE.