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Dubai's Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices are likely to curb spending in 2016

Capital projects will suffer if oil stays at $65 Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development says persistently low prices could curb spending in 2016

Dubai airport

Dubai launches 2021 vision Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman , Hossam Abougabal

Plan Dubai 2021 outlines goals for the next seven years

Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel

Nakheel to award $2bn of construction contracts Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Developer will focus on building assets that produce recurring revenues

Abraaj partially divests stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings

Abraaj reduces stake in Integrated Diagnostics Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Stake sold to emerging market investor Actis

Heathcare

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi healthcare work Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Abu Dhabi healthcare project secured by engineering subsidiary

Power

Fewa revises northern emirates utility tariffs Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Revisions will increase cost of water by 0.5 fils per gallon

Air separating factory

Air Liquide opens manufacturing plant in Ras al-Khaimah Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE facility to produce equipment for large air separation units

Building works

Al-Jaber wins $125m Upper Zakum contract Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE contractor to carry out civil works on artificial islands at Abu Dhabi offshore oil field

Third phase of new facility for Emirates Flight Catering to be built at Dubai International airport

Habtoor Leighton in front for Emirates flight catering Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract involves significant specialist work

Abu Dhabi-based Baniyas Investment & Development Company (BIDC) has raised a AED1bn loan to refinance existing funding used for various construction projects in the emirate

Baniyas Investment & Development Company secures refinancing Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Deal replaces previous funding deal for Bawabat al-Sharq Mall in Abu Dhabi

Ras al-Khaimah opens prequalifications for sewerage rehabilitation

Ras al-Khaimah invites prequalification for sewerage rehabilitation Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prequalification deadline for consultancy contract is 1 February

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties

Emaar to distribute special dividend Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Shareholders to receive $2.45bn on 23 December

UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei

Opec quota to remain even if crude drops further, says UAE Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE energy minister says Opec leaving market to stabilise itself, according to report

Tecnimont wins $2.3bn Al-Dabbiya field deal

Tecnimont wins $2.3bn Al-Dabbiya field deal Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Italian firm to carry out third-phase expansion of surface facilities at Abu Dhabi field

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract involves mostly mechanical, electrical and plumbing work

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sector set to boom in region, but technical expertise will remain in Europe and US

Union House in Dubai

Dubai tenders museum construction deal Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract covers Union Museum where the UAE federation was formed in 1971

Solar

UAE firm to develop Uganda solar project Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

10MW photovoltaic project will receive funding from European development fund

Construction

Optimism for construction in 2015 dampens Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Firms now have a more measure view on prospects for the sector

Sharjah International airport

Gama Aviation to build new Sharjah hangar Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Merger will boost expansion plans

Analysis

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

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

Oil

Impact of falling oil prices on the UAE Subscription Required

17 December 2014

Like Kuwait and Qatar, the UAE is well prepared to deal with a period of low oil prices. It has substantial fiscal reserves, a relatively low breakeven price, and the strongest non-oil economy in the region

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

Cloud computing

Interview: Richard Longdon, CEO, Aveva Solutions Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cloud computing is the future for oil and gas, but customers have to adapt their mindset, says Aveva CEO Richard Longdon.

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Mohamed al-Khadar

Interview: Executive director, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council is making good strides in helping the emirate plan the next phase of its development, says Mohamed al-Khadar

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 Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

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

Fujairah's location on the Gulf of Oman coast gives it direct access to the Indian Ocean, a geographical advantage that has attracted investment in key energy infrastructure over the past decade

Oil and gas drives $9bn projects pipeline in Fujairah Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Emirate’s access to Indian Ocean attracts investment

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription Required

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 Required

11 November 2014 | By Lara Golden

Think-tank communities becoming increasingly important element of global policymaking

Dame Kelly Holmes speaking at the Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Determination is the key to success, says Olympic hero

6 November 2014

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes presents Daman Corporate Health Awards 2014

Selected UAE banks profits for first nine months

Profitable UAE banks raise international profile Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Most UAE banks post first nine-month profit increase

Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Robert Jones

Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Selected GCC industrial EPC awards

GCC hits slump in non-oil industrial spending Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Contract spending on industrial projects has dropped for four years with only $1.5bn awarded to date in 2014

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 Required

25 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

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

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

Comment

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Dubai Marina

Robust Dubai can weather 2015 storm

18 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Challenging year ahead is not cause for worry yet

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment

11 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

The GCC’s well-funded security forces mean large-scale attacks on high-profile targets are unlikely

Security situation looks more uncertain in GCC

11 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Recent terror attacks in the GCC show it will be hard to prevent attacks on Western interests

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

More confident UAE emerging

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Sheikh Khalifa has continued father’s upward momentum despite economic challenges

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

Dubai Financial Market

Investors eager for Dubai flotations

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

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 Colin Foreman

Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

Dubai creek

Dubai returns to the creek

30 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

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