Taking its inspiration from traditional Arabic markets, the Deira Islands Night Souk covers a 15.3 sq.km site on a man-made island group in Dubai. this souk is the biggest night market in the world.
Developed by Nakheel PJSC, the Deira mixed-use project includes four man-made islands that will add 40km of coastline to Dubai. The Deira Island Night Souk’s 5,300 shops are already fully leased and the complex includes 96 quayside cafés and restaurants, accessible by both road and water.
Kingspan UAE supplied the roofing system for the installation contractors for the domed buildings in the souk. A key component of the roofing solution is Powerlon VCL 170, a vapour control layer produced by North Yorkshire firm Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd.
Vapour control layers prevent condensation affecting insulation, which is particularly important in climates with extreme temperatures and high humidity, such as the United Arab Emirates. The roofing system supplied by Kingspan includes Powerlon VCL 170, a polyethylene-based vapour control membrane with a mono-filament reinforcement scrim to provide sufficient tensile strength in wall and roof installations.
“VCL 170 has become Kingspan’s product of choice for KingZip standing seam systems in most of the markets being served from our Dubai office, as it offers good performance value,” said Shrini Menon, General Manager of Kingspan UAE.
Peter Winter, ITP’s Export Manager said, “We saw a very significant increase in our sales of VCLs to the UAE in 2016, as the quality and efficacy of our products is being recognised to a greater degree by developers and specifiers in the region.”