Witness the art of glass blowing at these 5 locations

A stop at a hot shop offers a behind-the-scenes look at molten glass and how it moves from the furnace to finished art. Groups can observe the process via demonstrations or step-in with actual gloves-on help.


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Dubai Municipality’s $272m library project to feature smart glass

The Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Library currently under construction in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf area is designed to meet two green building rating systems. ASGC, the main contractor of the project, told Construction Week that the library aims to achieve platinum ratings under LEED and Dubai Municipality’s Al Sa’fat.

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Fast, faster, SprintCut

LiSEC set itself the target of developing the most efficient cutting table for flat glass. The result speaks for itself: The brand new high-performance machine in the new LiSEC design with the name SprintCut cuts flat glass automatically and quickly thanks to the state-of-the-art motive power engineering.

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Sisecam Flat Glass introduced its high technology products at The Big 5 Show 2017

Sisecam Flat Glass, a subsidiary of Sisecam Group, introduced its new glass products especially Sisecam Temperable Solar Control Low-E and Sisecam Temperable Low-E at ‘‘The Big 5 Show 2017’ - International Construction Fair organized in Dubai 26-29 November 2017.

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Guardian Glass and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) kicked off a long-term joint training program which started with an interactive seminar recently conducted in Al Jubail under the title "Glass in Green Buildings". SCE members in the audience included prominent engineers, architects, and glazing and energy efficiency specialists from KSA’s government and private sectors.

21 November 2017

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H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), officially inaugurated four co-located, premium events at the Dubai World Trade Centre today: FM Expo, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, and Gulf Glass.

25th September 2017

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New product launches mark Gulf Glass opening

latest innovations and emerging technologies kick-started the Gulf Glass 2017 today. 

25th September 2017

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Frameless glazing systems from C3 Systems

Spanish producer of frameless glazing systems, C3 Systems, is set to bring a host of their products at a leading show this month- Gulf Glass Event

10 Sept 2017

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LandGlass will attend Gulf Glass 2017

LandGlass has announced that they will be attending Gulf glass 2017

8 Sept 2017

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Building Saves Energy with Glass Facade

This Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade:
A glass façade that meets the need for solar shading in the interiors while achieving maximum visual permeability.

 24 August 2017

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Emirates Glass won $27.2mn projects in H1 2017

UAE-based Emirates Glass has announced significant growth in profits, with the company being awarded mega projects worth a total value of AED 100mn ($27.23mn) during the first half of the year.

27 August 2017

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HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show- Gulf Glass.

20 August 2017

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Top 10 Commercial & Retail Projects in the GCC

The UAE commercial and retail construction is beating comparable GCC markets in both estimated value and number of projects, according to the latest Major Commercial & Retail projects in the GCC report prepared by BNC Network for The Big 5 Dubai. Four out of the five UAE based projects are being developed in Dubai, making it the construction hub of the GCC.

August 06, 2017

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Soaring demand for glass in the MENA construction market

Abu Dhabi building material prices down in May

The prices of building materials in Abu Dhabi, UAE, last month saw substantial change, with average prices of items in 16 categories witnessing a sharp fall compared to the same period last year, according to a report.

20 June 2017

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Automotive Glass Market worth over $29 Billion by 2024

Automotive Glass Market size will surpass USD 29 billion, or over 1,900 million sq.m by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Global automotive glass market for passenger vehicles will generate over USD 22 billion by 2024. Upsurge in demand for passenger cars, particularly in the emerging countries and their dynamic demographics will be key influencers.

6 March 2017

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1,000-Year-Old Colored Glass Beads Discovered in West Africa

A newly discovered treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads, as well as evidence of glassmaking tools, suggests that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to master the complex art of glassmaking, scientists reported.

13 June 2017

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Al Ghurair Construction has announced its partnership with Sky-Frame

Al Ghurair Construction, part of UAE-based conglomerate Al Ghurair, has announced its partnership with Sky-Frame, Swiss producer of frameless glass sliding door and window systems, as the exclusive supplier of its innovative seamless glass solutions in the Middle East.

31 May 2017

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Flat glass market is expected to witness growth

Grand View Research, Inc. – Market Research And Consulting. According to report published by Grand View Research, Global Flat Glass Market was valued at USD 71.98 billion in 2014. Growing demand for engineered glass in buildings, especially for use in windshields, transparent walls, and windows, is expected to drive the global market over the forecast period.

24 May 2017

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Saint-Gobain building glass celebrates royal opening of Oastler building

Saint-Gobain Building Glass looked on proudly last month as a £27.5m university building it helped to design and create was opened by the University of Huddersfield to provide a new home for its Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media.

22 May 2017

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Emirates Glass achieves strong results in 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Emirates Glass LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region, has announced that it has achieved strong results in 2016 compared to 2015 with profits exceeding all previous records, reinforcing its growing reputation and market share in the region.

21 May 2017

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