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Latest News from MEED

Kuwait International airport

Council reviews Kuwait airport awardSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Turkish/local team submitted the lowest bid for Terminal 2 in August 2015

Combined-cycle power plant

UAE meets bidders for power plant expansionSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Eight groups submitted prices for power plant conversion project

Waste-to-energy plant

Dubai preparing to tender waste-to-energy projectSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

The first phase of the scheme is planned to have a minimum capacity of 2,000 tonnes a day (t/d)

Siemens turbine

Siemens signs Qatar power deal Subscription

28 April, 2016 By

German company was awarded contract to provide turbines for power project in 2015

Power plant

IFC arranges Iraq power plant financing packageSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Debt and equity package will include IFC’s first Islamic syndicated loan


Hackers target Qatar National BankSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Lender has launched investigation

3D printing technology in construction

Dubai ramps up innovation driveSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

A quarter of journeys in the emirate will be driverless by 2030


Egypt still waiting for return of Russian flights Subscription

28 April, 2016 By

Egypt’s tourism minister admits he is not sure when Russian flights will return

Hotel sector

Hoteliers look to renovate during slow periodsSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Hotel operators will increasingly seek to reinvest in properties as regional markets slow down

Tehran metro

Tehran metro projects await fundingSubscription

28 April, 2016 By

Three metro lines require $5.8bn in funding

Sheraton hotel

Starwood aims for 100 Middle East hotels by 2020Subscription

28 April, 2016 By

US group aiming to increase its footprint in the region by 75 per cent

Desalination plant

Qatar planning next Ras Abu Fontas water projectSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Desalination plant would be seventh major desalination plant at Ras Abu Fontas

Solar power

Abu Dhabi invites bids for 350MW solar projectSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Solar project will be developed as an independent power project (IPP)


Aramco considers India downstream investmentsSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Indian oil minister says refinery and petrochemicals stakes were discussed with oil company chairman

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Dubai launches Gate Avenue at DIFC Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Retail district will connect existing and future projects at financial free zone

Dubai Metro

Dubai identifies locations for transit-oriented development Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Mixed-use schemes fully integrated into Route 2020


Oman seeks firms for logistics hub Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Tender scope includes roads and infrasrtucture


Dur Hospitality plans Yanbu hotel development Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Saudi company also signs franchise deal with Marriott International

Doha, capital of Qatar

Katara plans renovations for more hotelsSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Qatari company has begun a programme to update its hotels

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways net profit up in 2015Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

UAE flagship carrier generated $103m in net profits in 2015

Eurofighter jets

Kuwait to build two new air basesSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Launch pads oriented towards Iran, say defence expert

Kingdom Tower, Riyadh

Saudi tourism investment safe in the long term Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Saudi tourism sector difficult to predict in the short term due to current economic climate

Tehran, capital city of Iran

Rezidor mulls Iranian market Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

It is key for Iran to improve local legislations that often discourage foreign companies

Hotel sector facing challenges

Economics, politics and terror weighing on global travel marketSubscription

27 April, 2016 By Edmund O'Sullivan

Lower oil prices hitting GCC hotel industry

Qatar hotels

Hotel investment in emerging countries provides greater rates of return Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

Growth in economies in emerging countries outstrips developed economies

Cairo, capital city of Egypt

Egypt tourism investment needs two years of stability Subscription

27 April, 2016 By

The industry needs two years of 50 per cent plus occupancy 

Data centre

Vision 2030 addresses digital infrastructureSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

National council to be formed to supervise digital transformation

Casablanca tramway

Casablanca pioneers big data use in public transportSubscription

27 April, 2016 By

Real-time capture of passenger data improves efficiencies

Offshore oil and gas

Aramco selects contractor for Hasbah gas field expansionSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Low bid for project off kingdom’s Gulf coast came in at $1.5bn

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud

Vision 2030: The reforms announced so farSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Sweeping overhaul of Saudi economy announced by deputy crown prince

Solar power

Saudi Arabia sets 9.5GW renewable energy targetSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Details will be laid out in upcoming King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative

Rescue: Aramco took over the development of Jizan Economic City to prevent its failure

Riyadh to salvage economic cities and financial districtSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Government admits projects did not realise their potential

Port of Salalah, Oman

Oman building new bunkering terminal for Salalah shippingSubscription

26 April, 2016 By

Oman Oil Marketing Company signs lease agreement with Salalah Port Services