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Dubai, no more flammable material on buildings

Dubai Municipality (DM) has banned the use of combustible materials in buildings, reports Arabic daily Al Bayan. DM has issued a circular necessitating all consulting offices, contracting companies, suppliers and developers in Dubai not to use flammable materials in buildings and cladding and facades. DM has also prohibited the use of any systems that would weaken resistance of the used materials to ignition, including thermal insulation materials like rockwool, polystyrene, bitumen and flammable installation materials are strictly banned. The circular prohibits use of any combustible material, including paints, packaging materials, glues, fixtures used inside buildings and ceilings which are...

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Q1 Dubai Metro transports 50M passengers

Dubai Metro’s Red and Green Lines registered nearly 50 million users during the first quarter of 2016, according to new figures. Statistics from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that 49,913,698 people rode the transport system in Q1 while the Dubai Tram reported 1,338,601 riders. “This rise in the ridership of both the metro and tram during the first three months of this year is indicative of the appeal of these modes to residents and visitors of Dubai,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency of the RTA. “We, in RTA, are continuously endeavouring to deliver...

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Dubai’s costliest Penthouse to surpass AED 200M

Al Hartour City situated on the Dubai Canal waterfront will have three towers with 1460 apartments. There will be 12 penthouses on offer with the costliest expected to be a record breaking AED 209,844,888 according to the Tamleek Real Estate Co. The Residence Collection will include three VIP penthouses are spread across four floors and offer the ultimate luxury experience, with seven spacious bedrooms including an opulent master bedroom with ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, as well as multiple garden terraces, plus a lap pool and open-air Jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna and a steam room. The two top floors feature a...

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Deadline today, register units or face fines

The Dubai Land Department has finally cracked the whip on investors who have not adhered to its repeated warnings of completing unit registration, Emirates 24|7 can reveal. A notice, which is with this website, informs that investors who have not registered their transactions with the department will face fines of Dh10,000 to twice the fee prescribed, which means those who haven’t registered their rights with DLD will have to shell out 8 per cent registration fee instead of the regular 4 per cent registration fee. Here is what the notice states: Please take note that, effective April 17, 2016,...

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