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Gulf investment vehicles have been buying construction companies and the motives are far from clear
US hotel operator to bring new brands to the emirate to help the government hit its 20 million visitors by 2020 target
Bidders prepare to submit offers in September
- UK still waiting for Dubai airport funding decision
- Saudi Arabia issues more than $5bn of bonds
- Weaker demand drives property slump
- Tall towers make a comeback
- UAE leads the region’s developers
- Kuwait catches up in 2015
- Starwood signs deal for more mid-market hotels in Dubai
Contract values expected to grow by at least 10 per cent in 2012
Visits to Doha from Dubai are a far more sociable affair than they used to be. In the past a trip to Qatar normally meant lonely nights in a hotel room catching up with emails and work.
People in Doha say it is the stadiums planned for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Others say it is the proposed rail and metro networks. Some say it is the port or the airport, both of which are currently under construction. And some still say it is in the on hold causeway that will connect Qatar with Bahrain.
- Accepting debt
- Palm Island is here to stay
- Summer is already here for contractors in the UAE