Monthly Archives: April 2017


The Bridges embodies the ideal balance between community and city living, and is situated next to the new public park which will be unveiled at Cityscape. Residents will enjoy stunning views of green parks and amenities which include two indoor ‘his and hers’ gymnasiums; a spacious private courtyard with adult’s and children’s pools; and an outdoor fitness area. Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2017 and be ready for handover during Q1 2020.

Reem Island is adjacent to the central business district on Al Maryah Island, and is also five minutes away from the city centre, and offers convenient access to world-class facilities and hotels nearby, including the Rosewood Hotel, Four Seasons, Galleria Mall, Cleveland Clinic, and Saadiyat Island.


Those interested in The Bridges will have the opportunity to view the masterplan, floorplans and purchase their unit at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Aldar’s stand will be located in Hall 5 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Yahsat Space Laboratory Launched at Masdar Institute

labThe Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Al Yahsat Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), have announced the launch of the Yahsat Space Laboratory. Masdar Institute is a part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Launched by officials from Masdar Institute, Yahsat and Orbital ATK, the lab responds to the UAE leadership’s call to develop and advance technologies within the space sector and to make continuing strides toward the UAE’s advanced space ambitions.



The final day of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship came to a close today at the IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, which is part of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship which runs until April 22, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The second and final day of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which was held over two days between April 16 – 17, saw boys aged between 10 -17 years old take to the mats of the IPIC Arena. The Arena was filled with excitement and cheers which echoed around the Arena, supporting their favourite players who were fighting it out for Championship titles.


Tech-Savvy Aloft Brand Enters Al Ain and Expands in the UAE

Marriott International today announced the opening of design-led Aloft Al Ain, the brand’s first property in the city of Al Ain and second in the United Arab Emirates. It marks a rapid expansion for the Aloft brand, which plans to open 10 new hotels across the Middle East over the next five years.

Owned by the Abu Dhabi based developer, Al Qattara Investments, Aloft Al Ain is an integral part of the city’s iconic 500,000 sqm, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Mixed-Use Development which also consists of the 25,000-seater and award-winning Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, considered the most advanced sporting arena in the Middle East, over 600 residential units, commercial buildings and a culinary hub with a diverse range of restaurants and cafes.

Delivering urban-influenced design and an energetic guest experience, Aloft Al Ain offers 175 loft-like guest rooms and suites with ultra-comfortable plush platform beds, large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss amenities. With design-led innovation in the brand’s DNA, all rooms and suites are equipped with SPG Keyless – the industry’s first truly mobile check-in system where guests can utilize their mobile phones as room keys.


ADX deploys cutting-edge financial transaction technology

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADX, has deployed a cost-effective, cutting-edge technology to streamline financial transactions and ensure efficiency.

“Blockchain is the most innovative technology in areas of digital transactions. It represents the second generation of the internet and has enabled ADX to join the elite top 10% of institutions globally which have already taken steps forward in adopting this technology,” Al Blooshi added.

Blockchain enables financial transactions between two participants in a safe, trusted and irreversible way, without relying on a third party, which in turn ensures cost reduction and more transparency and efficiency in trading transactions.