ADNOC to build GCC’s largest NGV service station

ADNOC Distribution is planning to build the GCC’s largest natural gas for vehicles (NGV) service station in Mahawi, located on the Abu Dhabi-Al-Ain road. The mega...

Saving of ecology begins at home

Contrary to the common perception that the industries and business entities are responsible for most of the country’s pollution or carbon footprint, the Ecological Footprint Initiative (EFI) undertaken by the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) has found out that 57 per cent of the UAE’s eco footprint is contributed by households.

Two more paid parking zones in Abu Dhabi from April 30

Starting April 30, residents will have to pay to park their cars in more than 3,700 spaces in two areas along Abu Dhabi's Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum or Airport Road, where parking is currently free of charge, a senior official said on Monday.

Etihad CEO addresses global tourism forum

James Hogan, the chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, addressed the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the subject of sustainable growth. In his keynote speech, Hogan discussed the central role tourism plays in the expansion of economies, and highlighted the remarkable progress of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan and Etihad’s role in achieving this ambitious vision.

Samsung to bid for GCC metro projects

Korean contracting giant Samsung Engineering is preparing to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the GCC. The company has expressed its firm interest in...

Middle East MICE industry upbeat about future, say participants at GIBTM

The overall outlook for the Middle East Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is upbeat, despite recent regional political upheaval. This is according to delegates polled at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre this week.

Fluor signs Abu Dhabi contract

US-based Fortune 200 firm Fluor Corporation Monday said it has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) to provide programme management consultancy (PMC) services for the emirate's overall Integrated Public Transportation Network (IPTN). The project is part of DoT's plan to invest $82 billion in the transport network of Abu Dhabi, which includes the construction of roads and a light rail.

Sky is the limit for UAE’s young talent

In May, the rodeo is coming to town - not with lassos and bucking broncos, but with machines hovering above the ground and piloted by remote control-wielding students. This will be an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rodeo - a competition to design and operate UAVs.

2012 outlook for Abu Dhabi transport

The preliminary design for an Abu Dhabi metro and downtown light-rail transit (LRT) that will travel at a maximum speed of 100kph is planned for a summer 2012 unveiling. Construction on the 266-kilometre first stage of the Etihad Rail network between Habshan and Ruwais is to begin early in 2012
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First phase of Abu Dhabi Metro to be operational by 2015

Dubai: The first phase of the planned Abu Dhabi Metro project will be operational by 2015, a senior official says.

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid has eyes on the horizon

While most of the crowd gathered in Portofino, Italy appeared intense, hopeful or curious, one young man in particular all but burst with possibility. The Emirati sailor, Adil Khalid, looked uncommonly ecstatic as Azzam, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing yacht, was unveiled earlier this month.

Mott MacDonald helps launch ‘The Surface Transport Master Plan 2030’ for...

Mott MacDonald has helped Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport (DoT) launch the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) 2030. The STMP 2030 will see a comprehensive...

Oman to hire consultants to develop first rail network

Mr Al Affani said that Oman, one of six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council, is trying to improve transport links with other Middle Eastern nations. Ten companies have been shortlisted for each contract that will be awarded in June 2011.

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