Finance hub springing up on Sowwah

Sowwah Island, the capital’s future official financial centre, which has developed by the governmental investment company Mubadala Development, will be connected to the Abu Dhabi island by the end of this year.

First metro line to link downtown Abu Dhabi

MEED reported that Abu Dhabi's first metro lines will connect the city's downtown areas with the international airport. As per report in April, the project's...

Abu Dhabi airport prepares to handle up to 40m passengers

Renovation of terminal 1 will be finished in a couple of weeks. Abu Dhabi's airport is currently one of the fastest growing in the world, and is expected to handle up to 40 million passengers once its $6.8 billion expansion plan is complete.

Masdar City Abandons Public Transportation System of the Future

Sure, modern cars have gone electric and contain a bunch of microprocessors sensing just about everything in and around the vehicle, but as many a comedian has quipped, where are all the flying cars we were promised? The initial goal of Masdar City was to have a “street” level that was a large vehicle-free pedestrian zone.

Abu Dhabi metro consultant ‘on board soon’

A consultant for Abu Dhabi’s metro system was likely to be appointed next month, according to a senior transport official.

Major road and bridge projects worth USD 142 billion underway at Gulf

Major road and bridge projects valued at USD 142 billion are under way or at the planning stages in the Gulf region, with the UAE leading the way after adding to its transport infrastructure with the recent opening of Dubai Metro’s Green Line.

Abu Dhabi projects to look forward to in 2014

Hafilat. An automated payment card for public transportation will be made available this year for residents to use on board all DoT inner city buses. The cards will be rechargeable and machines stationed on entrances and exits of buses will automatically calculate and deduct the trip fare from each card as it is swiped across the sensor.

Al Bateen Executive Airport gears up for F1 Grand Prix to showcase new DhabiJet...

Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Middle East’s first dedicated executive airport operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), is gearing up for the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that will be held from 11-13 November.

Fluor signs Abu Dhabi contract

The company is no stranger to UAE projects. In February, Fluor said it had been awarded the PMC contract worth $7 billion for the 131 kilometre Abu Dhabi Metro, which is a part of the IPTN.


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Building of Abu Dhabi airport terminal to start ‘next year’

Work on the immense Midfield Terminal Building, part of a Dh25 billion (US$6.08bn) to Dh27bn redevelopment and expansion plan for the airport, is expected to start in the second quarter of next year, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) said yesterday.

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In April 2006, Abu Dhabi took a bold and historic decision to embrace renewable and sustainable energy technologies. As the first major hydrocarbon-producing nation to take such a step, it has established its leadership position by launching Masdar, a global cooperative platform for open engagement in the search for solutions to some of mankind's most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and truly sustainable human development.

Abu Dhabi University opens doors to students from MENA region

In order to bring more foreign students who wish to receive a quality western education in a multi-cultural environment, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is partnering with different international recruiting agencies from the MENA area to serve as a liaison between the university and potential students around the region.

Abu Dhabi floats tramway tenders

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) yesterday floated tenders for the development of the capital's 340km tramway network that will see people commuting on the light rail transit system by 2014.

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