Job cuts on the rise in Dubai – Gulfnews

January 18, 2009,AEDT

Gulfnews reports “WS Atkins, a leading British engineering consultancy firm, have laid off 170 professionals, bringing the total number of redundancies in Dubai to well over 3,200. Around 35 people had also been sacked from WSP and 15 from the Burj Dubai project at Hyder Consulting. Al Shafar General Contracting | Read More

Burj Dubai maintains record ascent – Saudi Gazette

January 10, 2009,AEDT

Saudi Gazette reports “Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties, set several global milestones in high-rise construction in 2008, an epoch-making year for the tower. On course to open in 2009, Burj Dubai has reached a record 780 meters (2,559 ft) height, and has over 160 stories, | Read More

A cityscape for all walks of life – The National Newspaper

January 5, 2009,AEDT

Jessica Hume of The National Newspaper talks to Robert Egan Landscape Architect about Abu Dhabi. The article starts with “After completing a waterfront development project in China, the landscape architect Robert Egan is now working on a project in Abu Dhabi which involves turning a downtown car park into a | Read More

Dubai-based firms announce thousands of redundancies – MEED

December 22, 2008,AEDT reports “Consultants and contractors shed staff in wake of collapsing real estate sector. Dubai-based consultants and contractors are now laying off thousands of staff, as increasing numbers of projects are being shelved in the wake of the collapse of the real estate sector.” read the full article @ the | Read More

Property firms adapt to tough times – The National Newspaper

December 22, 2008,AEDT

The National Newspaper reports “Construction companies are restructuring salary packages and relocating staff within the Gulf to try to counteract the slowdown in Dubai and avoid redundancies.” read the full article @ the SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Property firms adapt to tough times

Bahrain Bay infrastructure work nears completion

December 2, 2008,AEDT

Trade Arabia reports “Bahrain Bay Development, the $2.5 billion landmark waterfront community located in the heart of Manama, said the infrastructure work in the development was nearing completion. As a developer committed to implementing world-leading best practice, Bahrain Bay offers its land parcels to third party developers with fully-completed infrastructure | Read More

UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis – Gulf News

December 1, 2008,AEDT

Gulf News reports “The demand for engineers, architects and senior managers in the construction industry in the UAE has slumped due to the global financial turmoil but has not halted, a construction recruitment company official said.” [SOURCE: Gulfnews: UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis].

Leighton JV wins $USD2.4 bln UAE construction deal

November 27, 2008,AEDT

The Al Habtoor Leighton Group has signed a letter of intent for the AED 8.85 billion (USD$2.4 billion) Dubai Pearl mixed-use development for Pearl Dubai FZ LLC. The project involves the construction of an integrated city overlooking the Palm Jumeirah development in Dubai. Dubai Pearl will feature an iconic building | Read More

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