UAE: Abu Dhabi approves $64m worth of projects

Infrastructure projects with a projected value of $64m (AED235m) have been approved by the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee at the Executive Council.

Dubai: RTA completes $227m worth of internal roads

Internal roadworks worth $227.3m (AED835m) have been completed across 16 neighbourhoods in Dubai, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed.

Cayan launches $320mn Jeddah project

Saudi developer Cayan Group has announced plans for a new project at the Obhur waterfront in Jeddah designed by Japan’s Nikken Sekkei, the architectural firm which also worked on Cayan’s Cantara project in Dubai.

Contract awarded for Bluewaters Island transport system

Dutch technology firm 2getthere has won a contract to deliver a new automated vehicle system that will link Dubai’s Bluewaters Island with the city’s metro.

Emicool wins Mirdif Hills cooling contract

Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) has been awarded a contract to provide district cooling services at the Mirdif Hills project in Dubai.

Dubai Ruler lays foundation stone of Meydan One Mall

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has officially launched construction of the new Meydan One Mall development.

Arcadia named general designer for Bucharest project

Arcadia Engineering (Arcadia) has been appointed as General Designer for a major office building in Bucharest, Romania.

Dubai Plans to Launch Flying Taxis

Dubai is notorious for its traffic jams and the RTA has come up with a new way to bypass these jams to make life easier for commuters. The city’s Roads and Transportation Authority recently announced that it has already tested an autonomous drone that can fly above the traffic to transport passengers to their destination. The RTA demonstrated the autonomous drone at a three day event in the city called the World Government Summit. RTA’s plan is to make such flying taxis operational by the middle of this year.

Dubai Auto Parts Merchants Group Launches Membership Drive

Dubai has developed a reputation as the hub of the automotive trade in the MENA region. The city’s strategic location and investor friendly climate has drawn investors, suppliers and traders from different parts of the globe.

Automechanika eyes 5.9% vehicle aftermarket growth

Global auto aftermarket players continue to sign up to Automechanika Dubai 2017, which is being hosted in May, amid optimism over buoyancy in Middle East vehicle sales and spare parts demand.