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Sadiyaat Island projects

Contract awarded for Saadiyat Island Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local firm awarded contract for enabling work on Saadiyat Island project

Khadem al-Qubaisi

Ipic replaces managing director Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

UAE energy minister replaces Khadem al-Qubaisi after eight years leading the Abu Dhabi investment company

Office rents in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi prime office space vulnerable to oil prices Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Demand remains heavily concentrated on top-end of market, while secondary space demand remains stable

Renewable energy

No time frame for Noor 1 tender Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Masdar shares renewables projects plans exclusively with MEED

UAE Economy Minister, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri

UAE focuses on boosting exports Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Government seeks a better balance with trading partners

Saadiyat Island masterplan

Bloom Holding to develop mixed-use project Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer announces real estate project in Abu Dhabi

Aldar headquarters in Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties reveals new projects Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer announces three residential schemes in Abu Dhabi

Steel industry

Middle East steel production rose in March Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Marginal increase driven by higher output in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Technip wins Abu Dhabi offshore project management deal

Abu Dhabi plans major five-year offshore investment Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Adnoc official says emirate aims to sustain 3.5 million barrels-a-day total capacity

Oil rig

Commercial bids for Hail field set for May Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Abu Dhabi offshore development operated by Japan-owned consortium Adoc

Abu Dhabi has no timeline for onshore concession stakes

Abu Dhabi has no timeline for onshore concession stakes Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

State oil company head says awards are still pending after January award to Total

Abu Dhabi prime rental rates

Abu Dhabi property market to slow Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First-quarter results show steady rises but low oil prices will mean reverses later in 2015

Mashreq

Mashreq reports profit rise Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank has supported key projects in the Gulf

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Contractor wins Dubai exhibition halls Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Nine-month contract will increase space to over 122,000 square metres

Dubai

Al-Fattan plans to build more Dubai towers Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Scheme will be built close to Sheikh Zayed Road

Arabtec

Chairman departure means more uncertainty for Arabtec Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Khadem al-Qubaisi will leave the construction company after not being nominated for the board

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Airbus A380 engines contract is largest ever order for UK-based group

Planned wastewater projects

Second phase planned for Dubai wastewater plant Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Planned expansion of existing Jebel Ali sewage treatment plant will more than double capacity

Dubai Mall fountains

Emaar predicts $1bn net profit for 2015 Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer concludes annual general meeting with profit projections and 15 per cent capital equivalent for shareholders

Jebel Ali

Two tenders launched for Downtown Jebel Ali Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local developer invites contractors to submit bids for work on Downtown Jebel Ali project

Analysis

Dubai Water Canal

GCC builds on lessons learned Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, says tighter regulation and a more mature market have made the GCC an attractive region in which to operate

David Clifton, Faithful + Gould

Saudi population growth stresses public infrastructure Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

The kingdom’s young population has expectations around housing and social infrastructure that will require major investment programmes

Fujairah oil storage capacity

Fujairah oil storage continues rapid expansion Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Capacity demand rises as traders hold stocks while crude prices stay low

Video graph

Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription Required

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

UAE oil and gas contract awards with oil prices

Counter-cyclical oil spending unlikely to return in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Boom in contract awards during 2009 recession-led oil slump will not be repeated

China year of ram

China diversifies Gulf spending Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

China is expanding its spending in the Gulf beyond the oil and gas industry

Dubai hotels

Mixed start to 2015 for Dubai hotels Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Colin Foreman

New supply will present challenges for hotel sector in first quarter

Non-performing loan volumes in decline

UAE banks to weather difficult 2015 Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

New report says sector is well-equipped to deal with slowdown

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Burj Khalifa cover

Cloudy outlook for Dubai property sector Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Internal and external factors play a role in the slowdown of Dubai’s real estate market

UAE bank profits 2014

UAE banks to face a rocky 2015 Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Analysts warn of slowdown in credit growth

Richard Thompson

Dubai's construction market active but softening

29 January 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Still many opportunities despite challenges, say speakers at Destination Dubai

Supply and demand: Domestic gas consumption has outsripped production in recent years

Abu Dhabi takes on gas deficit Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

The Shah project is providing a boost to gas availability in the UAE, but it is only part of its strategy

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription Required

19 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Average LNG import prices to Japan

GCC LNG exporters hit as prices plummet Subscription Required

14 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Lower Asia demand growth and tumbling crude price signal weak liquefied natural gas market in 2015

Falling crude prices are accentuating the excess supply of hotel rooms in Dubai

Dubai tourism sector to cool on oil slump Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Ahmed Ramdan, group CEO of the local hospitality consultancy Roya International, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on tourism in Dubai

Dubai freehold villa supply pipeline

Dubai property market regains balance Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Dubai’s real estate market has matured, and will continue to see slow but sure growth on the back of confidence fuelled by the Expo 2020 win

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

Dubai hotel rooms

Dubai’s budget hotel dilemma Subscription Required

11 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

While there is strong demand in the emirate for mid-range and budget hotels, the cost of land is holding back development of sector

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, Dubai’s response has been to plan for the long term

Dubai adopts cautious stance Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Faced with an economic storm in 2015, the emirate’s response has been to plan for the long term

Comment

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Dubai in the UAE

Dubai is the market that delivers

21 April 2015 | By Austyn Allison

Emirate’s aggressive economic diversification efforts are paying off

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec

21 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation

19 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar

16 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow'

16 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible

14 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate is quickly emerging as one of the world’s most attractive solar markets

The UAE’s new Companies Law has missed an opportunity to revolutionise the country’s capital markets

UAE Companies Law misses opportunity Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

New legislation will drive market for initial public offerings, but could have gone further

Port operations

New port operator leverages Dubai experience Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

New port operator will help emirate’s maritime sector keep growing

Etihad Airways

Gulf aviation hub to be largely unchallenged Subscription Required

11 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Demands from US airlines have been raised in Washington

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

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