By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy


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

    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

    Dubai metro network

    Interview: Abdul al-Hassan, director of rail planning, Dubai’s RTA Subscription

    13 October 2014 | By

    When it comes to public transport in the UAE, there has been a dramatic shift in attitudes over the past decade, according to Abdul Redha Abu al-Hassan, director of rail planning at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).

    Dubai: Stations are critical intersections that bring together passengers, local communities and businesses

    From platforms to linking points Subscription

    12 October 2014 | By James Gavin

    Stations are now being designed to enhance the quality of journeys

    Stability: Speculators have left Dubai’s property market, following new legislation introduced at the end of 2013

    Dubai real estate market shows signs of maturity Subscription

    25 September 2014 | By

    After 12 years of dramatic ups and downs, the property market is now moving towards sustainable growth

    Selected global sovereign sukuk issuance and Saudi domestic bond issuance

    Dubai nurtures Islamic ambitions Subscription

    17 September 2014 | By

    The UAE emirate has been working on encouraging the development of sharia-compliant banks and is also leading the way as a location to list Islamic bonds


    Manchester Business School Middle East Centre Subscription

    14 September 2014

    Among the programmes on offer at MBS is the recently launched Global EMBA (GEMBA), a more personalised part-time MBA for the most senior executives

    Filter Dubai analysis by sector

    MEED comment

    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?

    25 September 2014 | By

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

    Speculators have left Dubai's property market and, as a result, demand and prices have cooled

    Dubai real estate market undergoes transition

    25 September 2014 | By

    Evolution into a more mature market will bring new investors

    Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

    UK in front for world's largest airport

    18 September 2014 | By

    New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

    Bahrain Financial Harbour

    GCC states diversify their funding options

    11 September 2014 | By

    Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

    See all MEED commentary

    Special reports


    Delivering Dubai Expo 2020

    27 January 2014 | By

    Big bang beginning to a year of fresh starts


    See all Dubai company profiles


    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

    See all UAE biographies


    UAE: PV systems Subscription

    23 October 2014 | By

    Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of on-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems

    Filter Dubai tenders by sector

    Newsletter Sign-up

    More sector and country newsletters

    Subscribe to MEED to receive your choice of premium newsletters

    Find out more