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EMAAR and Dubai Holding Agree Dubai Creek Harbour Equity Swap

Emaar Properties has announced it will acquire Dubai Holding’s stake in its joint-venture Dubai Creek Harbour development with Dubai Holdings in a cash and shares deal that will make Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum’s personal investment portfolio the second largest shareholder in the Emirati developer in a deal worth AED 7.5 billion (USD 2.04 billion).…

Appointments

Hochiki Announces Senior Global Appointment

Global life safety solutions provider Hochiki has elevated Shinsuke Kubo, manaaging director of its operations in the Middle East who is based in Dubai, to the new role of Commercial Director for Hochiki Europe, Middle East, Africa (MEA) and India. Kubo will relocate to the company’s UK head office in Gillingham, Kent and undertaking regular…

Australia

Seeley International Celebrates Golden Jubilee in Dubai

Seeley International has celebrated 50 years of climate control solutions and its decade-long partnership with Climagulf in the Middle East at a special event in Dubai. The celebration on 25th May featured speeches from company founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley, and Group Managing Director, Jon Seeley. Sabu Abraham, Climagulf CEO, welcomed Sealey representatives and…

Government

Taqdeer Award for Farnek HSE Manager

Ranjit Raj, HSE Manager for UAE-based smart facility services provider Farnek, has received a Taqdeer Health & Safety Manager Award from the Government of Dubai at a gala ceremony in the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) on the Expo 2020 site.   Sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown…

Events

Final Call for Exhibitors: International Property Show Dubai 2022

FM Industry partner event, International Property Show (IPS) Dubai, will take place from 24 to 26 March 2022, offering regional and global real estate investors the opportunity to benefit from an upturn in demand created by Expo 2020. Dubai’s real estate market continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic following the introduction…

Events

GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai

04.03.2021, 12:53 GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai This year’s edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held alongside EXPO Dubai from 22 to 27 November. Organised under the theme, ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, the event will connect leaders from the global manufacturing community to consider the transformational impact…

News

Promoting COVID Security through Cleaning

25.11.2020, 11:32 Promoting COVID Security through Cleaning A new initiative from The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and ISSA’s Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) division will educate organizations on best cleaning practices during and after Covid-19.   Under the venture, ISSA’s GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program will become a recognized path of partial compliance for cleaning…

News

A New View from Above

20.11.2020, 11:37 A New View from Above Serco Middle East has entered into a MoU with NG Aviation for the development of a unique product for conducting airport obstacle surveys with satellite data. The agreement which was signed on 15 November at the company’s Dubai headquarters building supports Serco’s strategy of transforming its core capabilities…

Events

Optimising ICD Brookfield Place

23.09.2020, 18:04 Optimising ICD Brookfield Place The ICD Brookfield Place (ICDBP) development in Dubai International Financial Centre has selected the Facilio AI platform for its building performance optimisation.   Developed by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Brookfield Properties, ICDBP promotes itself as the premier lifestyle and business destination in the Gulf, occupying over four…

Appointments

Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director

24.06.2020, 09:17 Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director Wallace Weatherill has been appointed as managing director of Serco Middle East in a role that will include spearheading the operations of Dubai Metro – the largest automated transport system in the region, as well as the Emirate’s tram system. Wallace has worked in the Middle…

Construction

Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC)

01.06.2020, 14:04 Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC) The Big 5, the Middle East’s largest construction event, has been rescheduled for 12-15 September 2021. The new dates also apply to the specialised events that are staged alongside The Big 5 – The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone,…

News

Successful Intersec Dubai for Optex Group

18.02.2020, 11:19 Successful Intersec Dubai for Optex Group OPTEX and Fiber SenSys Inc., both OPTEX Group companies, have hailed the success of Intersec Dubai where they exhibited locating sensor solutions for high-end applications and the latest range of IP connected beam towers.   The new Terrain Defender TD100™, buried sensor from Fiber SenSys, shown for…

News

Kentec at Intersec Dubai 2020

20.01.2020, 11:53 Kentec at Intersec Dubai 2020 Kentec Electronics is previewing Takits Command Point, a fire investigation and evacuation process panel, at Intersec Dubai 2020 in advance of its formal launch later this year. The purpose of the demonstration at the Middle East’s leading exhibition which ends tomorrow, is to gather customer feedback, prior to…

Appointments

ABM Announces Senior HR Appointment

20.01.2020, 11:04 ABM Announces Senior HR Appointment ABM has announced the appointment of Chris Townsend as senior director of HR for the UK, Europe and the Middle East. In his new role, Townsend – who has spent the last ten months in a contractor role supporting ABM UK’s HR team, will refine the company’s talent…

Construction

Fire Rated Screens Contract

08.11.2019, 13:46 Fire Rated Screens Contract Steel glazing systems supplier Wrightstyle will design and install fire rated screens for the new Tube station at Battersea Power Station which forms part of the Northern Line extension. The new station will serve a mixed-use redevelopment of the iconic old power station, with shops, restaurants, bars, offices and…

News

Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS)

14.10.2019, 12:45 Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) New York FM tech start-up Facilio and UAE innovator Smart IoT LLC will be supporting development of a new Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) solution for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) subsidiary, Digital DEWA. Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Digital…

Engineering

FM Expo 2019

17.09.2019, 13:45 FM Expo 2019 FM Expo, the largest event dedicated to the Middle East’s facilities management industry, has officially opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today. Now in its fourteenth edition, the event’s opening ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority,…

Events

FM Expo 2019: Transforming the GCC FM Landscape

15.08.2019, 12:16 FM Expo 2019: Transforming the GCC FM Landscape With the GCC’s facilities management sector embracing change, FM EXPO will be returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17th to 19th September. Organisers, dmg events, have confirmed major exhibitors, including Ejadah Asset Management Group, Boecker, FSI, ZOLL, Evac+Chair and Dussmann Service Middle East…

Automation & AI

An Audience with Bill Heath

19.06.2019, 04:05 An Audience with Bill Heath FM Magazine spoke to Polyteck Group non-executive director and former Mace Macro Chairman, Bill Heath, about his latest career move, Dubai, and the future for facilities management. Bill Heath has championed consultancy-led facilities management since 1994, when he led a management buyout of Xerox UK’s property services division to form…

Automation & AI

An Audience with Bill Heath

19.06.2019, 04:05 An Audience with Bill Heath FM Magazine spoke to Polyteck Group non-executive director and former Mace Macro Chairman, Bill Heath, about his latest career move, Dubai, and the future for facilities management. Bill Heath has championed consultancy-led facilities management since 1994, when he led a management buyout of Xerox UK’s property services division to form…

Energy Management

Dubai Rollout for Hubgrade 4.0

07.05.2019, 01:52 Dubai Rollout for Hubgrade 4.0 Enova, the Middle East facilities management joint-venture company of the Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Group and Veolia, has opened a control room dedicated to the new Hubgrade 4.0 smart FM platform in its Dubai headquarters building. Originally developed for the European market by Veolia, the Hubgrade smart monitoring…

News

Drake & Scull Confirms Historic Losses

01.05.2019, 10:51 Drake & Scull Confirms Historic Losses Dubai-based Drake & Scull International has reported 2018 losses of 4.5 billion UAE dirhams (£938,290), and confirmed the Emirate’s Public Prosecutor is investigating the contents of the prospectus issued prior to its 2009 listing on the Dubai Financial Market. In a statement released yesterday, the construction and…

Appointments

New Serco Middle East CEO

16.04.2019, 10:47 New Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem, Atkins’ former managing director of engineering and design for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) has joined Serco Middle East as its new managing director. Malem is a specialist in the energy sector who has previously served as the managing director of Atkins’ global Power and…

Events

Dubai Property Festival 2019

27.03.2019, 13:56 Dubai Property Festival 2019 The Dubai Property Festival has opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), with developers from twelve countries showcasing an estimated US $30 billion of luxury real estate investments.   Inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Land Department (the Emirate’s land registry) which co-organises the…

Environment

Dubai Property Festival 2019 (26-28 March)

20.03.2019, 12:46 Dubai Property Festival 2019 (26-28 March) Preparations are being finalised for this year’s Dubai Property Festival which is organised by Dubai Land Department’s Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center. The three-day event is a marketplace for local and foreign investors in the Emirate’s property market, and showcases developments from many of its…

Events

International Property Show

20.02.2019, 15:08 International Property Show The 2019 edition of FM Industry and Facilities Management Magazine™ partner event, The International Property Show (IPS), will be take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 26-28 March. This year’s edition of the largest event globally for investors in emerging markets real estate looks set to…

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