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Colin Foreman

Colin Foreman

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All by Colin Foreman

Blog posts

  • GCC project market to hit $150bn in 2012

    Contract values expected to grow by at least 10 per cent in 2012

    Arabian World Construction Summit Blog24 May, 2011

  • New Doha International airport

    Old faces longing a return to Dubai

    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.

    MEED Blog8 May, 2011

  • Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium

    Qatar’s most important construction project

    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.

    MEED Blog3 May, 2011

  • 500 dirhams note

    Accepting debt

    In early 2009 I visited a Dubai-based contractor and during the meeting I was concerned that the company’s general manager was about to have a heart attack as he told me how much money his company was owed by local developers.

    MEED Blog28 April, 2011

  • Palm Jumeirah

    Palm Island is here to stay

    Dubai is a city that thrives on rumours and back in 2004 there was one story that everyone was talking about. The Palm Jumeirah is sinking. I remember being told the tale by engineers, housewives and taxi drivers. Everybody seemed to know about it.

    MEED Blog28 April, 2011

  • Summer is already here for contractors in the UAE

    In the desert outside Al-Ain the temperature in the UAE is forecast to cross 40°C this week for the first time this year. The event might not be a major one, but it’s a timely reminder that the cool days of winter are over and summer is fast approaching.

    MEED Blog25 April, 2011