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Dubai news and analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and economic data.


Dubai's Expo 2020 plans in numbers

$7bn Expo 2020 financing costs

$23bn The impact of its successful bid

25 million Expected number of attendees

81,000 Number of new hotel rooms needed by 2020

Dubai Mall to expand

Dubai to build more than $2.7bn of new retail space ahead of Expo Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World is the largest project planned

Joint venture wins Dubai Expo metro line contract Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Parsons and Systra to complete preliminary engineering for rail project

Dubai ruler orders formation of new Expo 2020 office Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

New office to be led by State Minister Reem Ibrahim al-Hashemi

Four designers bidding for Burj 2020 district contract Subscription

8 June 2014 | By

The new district will contain the world’s tallest commercial tower

    Dubai trends

    Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

    A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription

    20 November 2014 | By ,

    The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

    Energy use by Mena cities 2010

    Mixed response to green building Subscription

    13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

    Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

    WEF Think Tank launch

    World Economic Forum launches global think-tank Subscription

    11 November 2014 | By Lara Golden

    Think-tank communities becoming increasingly important element of global policymaking

    Selected UAE banks profits for first nine months

    Profitable UAE banks raise international profile Subscription

    5 November 2014 | By

    Most UAE banks post first nine-month profit increase

    Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

    Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription

    4 November 2014 | By

    Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

    UAE projects by sector and UAE project status

    UAE ramps up development as construction sector recovers Subscription

    22 October 2014

    About $549bn-worth of infrastructure projects are planned or under way in Dubai, with a further $312bn in Abu Dhabi

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    MEED comment

    Dubai Financial Market

    Investors eager for Dubai flotations

    13 November 2014 | By

    Meraas is listing its theme park subsidiary to help fund projects

    Al Maktoum International airport, in Dubai, arrivals entrance

    Dubai growth is a nice problem to have

    6 November 2014 | By

    Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

    Dubai creek

    Dubai returns to the creek

    30 October 2014 | By

    New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

    Meydan's reputation for cashing in bonds has not stopped it from attracting bids from seven of the region’s leading contractors for its new Entisar Tower project on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

    Contractors try to forget clients cashing in bonds

    23 October 2014 | By

    Even clients with reputations for treating firms unfairly are attracting bids as Dubai’s property market continues with its resurgence

    Dubai serious about power

    Dubai serious about power

    16 October 2014 | By

    Emirate is making sure it avoids the potential supply shortfall facing Abu Dhabi

    Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises interesting questions

    Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises questions

    9 October 2014 | By

    Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

    Dubai Financial Market

    Exchanges vie for African company listings

    6 October 2014 | By

    Dubai and London bourses compete for North African business

    Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

    Can coal ever be clean? Subscription

    25 September 2014 | By

    Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

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    Special reports


    Delivering Dubai Expo 2020

    27 January 2014 | By

    Big bang beginning to a year of fresh starts


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    Valerie Lindsay

    Valerie Lindsay Subscription

    22 September 2014

    Valerie Lindsay is dean of faculty of business, University of Wollongong in Dubai

    Christopher Abraham

    Christopher Abraham Subscription

    22 September 2014

    Christopher Abraham is head of Dubai campus, senior vice-president of institutional development, S P Jain School of Global Management

    Muhammad Nawaz Brohi Subscription

    16 September 2014

    Muhammad Nawaz Brohi is head, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

    Ehsan Razavizadeh

    15 September 2014

    Ehsan Razavizadeh is regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, Cass Business School

    Randa Bessiso

    15 September 2014

    Randa Bessiso is director, Middle East, Manchester Business School

    Massimo Falcioni Subscription

    10 September 2014

    Massimo Falcioni is head of Middle East countries at Coface

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