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Belgian firm wins deal to supply Louvre Abu Dhabi display cases

Belgian firm wins deal to supply Louvre Abu Dhabi display cases

The master developer of Saadiyat’s Cultural District has announced that it has appointed Meyvaert Glass Engineering to provide display cases for the art pieces of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Endangered Hawksbill turtles hatching on Saadiyat Island

Endangered Hawksbill turtles hatching on Saadiyat Island

Two resort employees spotted hundreds of baby turtle tracks on the beach of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi last week, which led them to the discovery that endangered hawksbill sea turtles were hatching on the island. The duo were quick to alert the environment team of the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) which monitors the turtles under its Hawksbill Sea Turtle Conservation Programme.

 TDIC’s construction village receives MEED award for sustainability

TDIC’s construction village receives MEED award for sustainability

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, was awarded the Sustainability MEED Quality Award for Projects 2012 for the Saadiyat Construction Village – a model of best practice that was built to house workers employed by contractors during the construction phase of the island.

As Saadiyat Island's future takes shape, life retains simple pleasures

As Saadiyat Island’s future takes shape, life retains simple pleasures

Saadiyat is about to boom. Its museums may have been delayed but its luxury residences are rapidly filling up. Yet a tour of the island chain shows that tranquillity – and the sound of the waves – still rule. Words by John Henzell, photos by Christopher Pike

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

Making sense of Saadiyat Island

It is now March, but only now is Shaun O’Connor, chief financial officer of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), ready to flick the calendar to 2012. O’Connor, manning the books at TDIC for just nine months, has spent the past few weeks putting the finishing touches to the state-owned developer’s first-ever public annual results. And, he tells Gulf News, TDIC is well placed for the year ahead.

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

TDIC slows roll-out of hotels on Saadiyat

The developer of Saadiyat Island is to delay several of the hotels it is planning to build there in an effort to make the multibillion-dollar project commercially viable, according to the company’s chief executive.

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Emirati artists in collaboration with renowned photographer Stephen Shore to showcase art

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced that the next Emirati Expressions exhibition will open on the Oct. 19 and will feature the works of art by Emirati photographers collaborating with one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Stephen Shore.

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

Calls for waste management bids on Saadiyat Island

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is calling for Waste Management contractors to start putting in bids for the Saadiyat island Project in Abu Dhabi.