The UAE has set laudable targets to reduce energy use and ensure new schemes are environmentally friendly, but it is battling negative public perceptions and the fact it has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world.
Gulf developers, particularly in Dubai, have announced a number of ambitious underwater projects over the years, but so far none have come to fruition. With recent advances in technology and a renewed sense of excitement, well-placed sources have revealed many of the big players are preparing to unveil their plans to finally conquer the sea
It may not be a household name but Al Bandary Real Estate’s new projects — including a distinctive water park and ultra-luxury residential towers — are propelling the Qatari developer in that direction
A government-backed scheme in Abu Dhabi aims to kick-start the emirate’s knowledge economy by filing international patents to protect reams of scientific inventions — from the seemingly trivial to the technologically critical