The ‘Dubai Green Spine’ project is an ambitious scheme to transform the 64-kilometre-long Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (E311) into a sustainable corridor, led by the urban planning and development firm URB.

Qatar’s Ooredoo, Kuwait’s Zain Group, and the UAE’s TASC Towers Holding have formally agreed to merge their combined portfolio of approximately 30,000 cellular towers, forming a $2.2B entity – the largest tower operator in the Middle East and North Africa. In the merged entity, Ooredoo and Zain will each hold 49.3%, achieved through an asset and cash equalisation process, while TASC’s founders will retain the remaining ownership and continue managing business operations. Completion of the deal is anticipated in 2024, subject to regulatory approvals.

Agthia Group PJSC, a prominent food and beverage company in the region, has taken a significant stride in reducing its carbon footprint. The group’s solar energy initiative involves setting up solar power plants at the production facilities of Al Ain Water and Al Foah, two key subsidiaries. This environmentally conscious collaboration with Yellow Door Energy, a renowned UAE-based solar developer, is formalized through the execution of a Letter of Award and the subsequent signing of a solar lease agreement, demonstrating Agthia’s commitment to sustainability.