Construction Week Online: The GCC’s top smart city projects of 2018

25 November 2018

Smart city construction has progressed in the GCC this November after the foundation stone for a new tech-driven city near Muscat was laid by a UAE-Oman joint venture.

The 45ha mixed-use metropolis called Madinat Al Irfan will be built by the Omani government-backed Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) and Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim with the two parties inaugurating construction activity for a project dubbed Muscat’s ‘city of the future’ on 14 November.

Omran and Majid Al Futtaim have created a joint venture business called Madinat Al Irfan Development Company to lead the long-term development of the project, which will be built in phases, starting with a mixed-use community development built across a stretch of land covering 2ha. Majid Al Futtaim is already working on a masterplan that will include serviced plots available for commercial, residential, education, healthcare, entertainment, and hospitality development.

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