According to Maher Sweid, the managing partner of Dubai-based property developers Sweid & Sweid, infill developments are a growing trend within Dubai’s heavily populated urban areas; signalling the start of a new phase of maturity in the local real estate market. However, as Sweid explains, infill development not only comes with great opportunities, but with…

ASGC, one of the leading construction groups in the UAE, is increasing the deployment of drones and 3D scanning across its project portfolio — two technologies set to revolutionize and streamline the construction process. The inclusion of these highly-advanced solutions into the construction industry comes as part of ASGC’s technology-driven strategy, fronted by newly-appointed Chief…

Reducing a building’s energy consumption and emissions by furthering technological advancements in design, materials and construction techniques are vital to developing Dubai’s future buildings, according to the Head of Region at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). Speaking ahead of his presentation at the Cityscape Global Conference in September, Tariq Khayyat, Head of Region – Middle East…

Informa Exhibitions, organizer of the Cityscape real estate events, has signed an agreement with Ramtan Exposition & Conference, organizers of Restatex real estate events in KSA, to jointly organize Restatex Cityscape Riyadh this year, and Restatex Cityscape Jeddah early next year. Leveraging the real estate potential in Riyadh and Jeddah, both shows will be amongst…

The latest report from leading real estate consultancy Asteco indicates Q2 rental price declines for apartments and villas of four percent and one percent respectively. “Approximately 600 apartments were handed over during the second quarter, and more than 2,000 additional units are expected to be delivered over the next six months, placing further pressure on rates….