Dubai’s Emaar expects 20% costs reduction

The Dubai-listed developer Emaar Properties forecasts a 20% reduction in costs next year, according to press reports. That is the expectation of Mohamed Alabbar, Emaar’s Chairman, who was citing the developer’s latest budget, the Reuters news agency ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Parks and Resorts holds private preview for workers

Dubai Parks and Resorts has given its construction workers a private preview of the destination they helped build. The Middle East’s largest integrated theme park destination company said in a statement that it hosted the event over a weekend as a sign ... ( read original story ...)

Study: 83% of Dubai residents are happy

Dubai: Around eight in 10 Dubai residents currently consider themselves happy, and an overwhelming majority believe that they will still be happy five years from now. Some 83 per cent of the people of Dubai are happy today while 95 per cent predict that ... ( read original story ...)

Riverland Dubai opening: 5 things to know

This October 31, when the phased opening of the Dh10.5 billion Dubai Parks & Resorts begins, visitors will be first enticed by Riverland Dubai, the themed 234,000 square foot ‘reception’ area with a river at its centre. No tickets are required to ... ( read original story ...)

Driverless vehicles to be part of public transport in Dubai soon

Dubai: Driverless vehicles could be part of the last mile solutions in Dubai in the near future, providing commuters door-to-door connectivity with Dubai Metro and other modes of transport. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is currently carrying out ... ( read original story ...)

‘UAE can make waves at wakesurfing’

told Gulf News. “It’s low impact and a low-injury sport, too.” Lagace added that the UAE’s weather and natural environment mean the sport should prosper here — if participants can display passion and commitment. “I am sure I can make rivals out ... ( read original story ...)

Watch: First look at UAE Hyperloop

The high-speed system, dubbed the Hyperloop One, will link the UAE capital with Dubai and drastically shorten the travel time between two cities. “We are in a new time now where you can develop a new transportation system in very few years and change the ... ( read original story ...)

UAE receives 14 bids for Umm Al Quwain desal plant: reports

The UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority has received 14 bids for a desalination project in Umm Al Quwain, reports The National. The project to design, build, finance, and operate a 45 million imperial gallons a day (205,000 m3/d) plant ... ( read original story ...)