• Abu Dhabi approves $653m housing loans


    Abu Dhabi government plans to issue new batch of housing loans worth Dh2.4 billion ($653 million) to more than 1,000 beneficiaries across the emirate in line with its initiative to provide appropriate housing to its citizens, said a report.

  • Work on key sewerage in Bahrain on track


    Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning has announced that the Ministry has achieved 46 per cent progress on the sewerage network in A’Ali, Block 748.

  • Bahrain Ministry of Works opens key road


    Bahrain’s Ministry of Works has opened the new Saar Southern Entrance road from Sheikh Isa bin Salman Highway has opened.

  • Colour change at Dubai canal 'due to building material'


    Dubai Municipality has clarified that the orange colour that appeared yesterday (June 23) in the man-made water canal in Dubai Marina was due to excavation works related to a construction project at Qarn Al Sabkha, said a report.

  • ACES completes Jordan pipeline project work


    Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES group), the region's leading geotechnical engineering and material testing firm, said it has completed the initial site investigation for the Red Sea - Dead Sea Pipeline Project in Jordan.

  • Dubai real estate transactions up 25pc in Q1


    Dubai's property sector has registered solid growth in the first quarter with about 25 per cent increase in overall transactional activity in the real estate sector, said a top official at a special industry event held in the city.

  • Arabtec wins regulatory nod for share capital cut


    Arabtec Holding, a leading Dubai-based contractor, said it has secured regulatory approval for its new capital reduction plan aimed at trimming its share capital from Dh6.1 billion ($1.6 billion) to Dh1.5 billion ($408 million).

  • Orascom deploys Genie boom lifts for giant Egypt project


    Orascom Trading has deployed key boom lifts and telehandlers from Genie, a unit of global lifting solutions specialist Terex Corporation for the turn-key construction of world's largest power plant project coming up in Egypt.

  • Damac offers big savings this Ramadan


    Damac Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer, is offering savings of up to Dh500,000 (136,099) on a select range of ready properties in Dubai, UAE as part of its Ramadan promotion which runs till June 30.

  • Dubai's residential off-plan sales boom to continue


    The boom in Dubai's residential off-plan sales will continue at least until year-end as buyers take advantage of less onerous payment plans and a greater choice of projects, according to a report.

  • Cavendish Maxwell makes key Mideast appointment


    Cavendish Maxwell, a leading property and construction consultancy in the region, has appointed Paul McCambridge as its new head of sales for Property Monitor, a UAE-based real estate data platform offered by top property professionals.

  • Oman to issue tenders for key renewable energy projects


    Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) is likely to issue tenders by the year-end for 11 renewable energy projects to be developed across the sultanate, said a report.

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Abu Dhabi approves $653m housing loans

Abu Dhabi government plans to issue new batch of housing loans worth Dh2.4 billion ($653 million) to more than 1,000 beneficiaries across the emirate in line with its initiative to provide appropriate housing to its citizens, said a report....



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