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Turkish firms dominate Mecca metro prequalification list Subscription Required

17 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

First phase civil works of Mecca Metro will include underground and above ground packages

Nakheel floats tender for Palm Jumeirah boardwalk project Subscription Required

17 April 2014, 7:12 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Palm Jumeirah boardwalk to stretch across the entire length of the outer crescent

Qatar invites firms to prequalify for zoo project Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 11:12 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Work will involve building the New Doha Zoo

Contractors bid for Dubai sewage treatment plant

16 April 2014, 8:02 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Dubai Municipality receives three proposals for Al-Awir facility expansion

New closing date for Dubai Metro tender Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 7:09 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Dubai Metro tender contract covers engineering for Expo rail link

Comment

Dubai

Financing the Dubai boom

17 April 2014, 15:17 GMT

Investor confidence is growing, but Dubai still needs to close several finance deals to attract future funding for revived infrastructure plans

Dubai road plans

Double vision for Dubai road link

10 April 2014, 15:33 GMT

Dubai’s main highway is the focus of a feasibility study looking at adding an elevated level in a bid to ease cross-emirate traffic congestion

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC

10 April 2014, 15:24 GMT

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Construction

Static costs calm before the storm

3 April 2014, 15:41 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The fact construction costs have not increased does not stop Dubai’s developers from being wary

Construction

Progress is key on housing deal

13 March 2014, 14:52 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The low-cost housing contract the Egyptian government has signed with Arabtec promises much-needed homes and jobs for citizens

Guarded optimism

Kuwait ushers in new dawn

20 February 2014, 16:24 GMT

Projects market has under-performed compared with Kuwait’s neighbours. Government has a rare opportunity to move forward with its plans

Doha: Only 38 workers are working so far on stadiums

Doubts linger over labourer welfare in Qatar Subscription Required

13 February 2014, 13:33 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Qatar’s new guidelines for migrant worker welfare are restricted to projects related to the World Cup

Ismaik: Implementing new strategy will be a challenge

Arabtec growth is a top priority Subscription Required

6 February 2014, 13:27 GMT | By Colin Foreman

While UAE contractor has become the largest in the country, the firm’s head has much bigger ambitions

Arabtec: Growth potential to further increase in 2015

Arabtec tackles new territories Subscription Required

30 January 2014, 14:20 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The Dubai-listed firm’s CEO has developed a bold growth strategy involving initial public offerings in markets in the region and beyond

Infrastructure

A revolution in project finance Subscription Required

23 January 2014, 14:25 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

With major infrastructure spending planned in the region, the race is on to find alternative sources of funding

Dubai World

Nakheel advances with The World Subscription Required

23 January 2014, 14:23 GMT | By Jeff Florian

In another sign of Dubai’s property sector recovery, construction work is resuming on The World project

Ambitious

Road upgrades to ease Dubai traffic Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 15:55 GMT

As road congestion ever-increases, Dubai is undertaking grandiose schemes for a solution

Awards

Local contractors dominate in 2013 Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 15:46 GMT

The small size and nature of most contracts awarded last year saw local firms capitalise

Growth: Nakheel’s finances are better than expected

Nakheel moves to be debt-free Subscription Required

9 January 2014, 13:26 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The firm has been quick to react to the upswing in Dubai’s property market, launching a slew of new projects, and is now prepaying debts

Nakheel is progressing with new project, the largest of which is the AED2.5bn Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel focuses on stable growth Subscription Required

31 December 2013, 9:26 GMT

New hotel and shopping mall projects will be a priority for the Dubai-based developer Nakheel this year

Kuwait set to become a major projects market

Kuwait looks to join projects big league Subscription Required

31 December 2013, 9:15 GMT

Kuwait is set to award some of the region’s largest packages this year and looks to become a key market

Contractors

Rivalry between contractors to rise Subscription Required

19 December 2013, 14:25 GMT

Asian firms may target 2014 as the year to replenish their order books, leading to fiercer battles to win work

Construction

Dubai to bolster public transport Subscription Required

12 December 2013, 15:12 GMT

The UAE emirate’s Roads & Transport Authority hopes private developers can encourage more people on to the metro

Damac

Damac listing to inspire firms Subscription Required

5 December 2013, 14:44 GMT

The developer’s listing on the London bourse shows investors are ready to look past the property crash

Caution

Damac listing reflects UAE property caution Subscription Required

3 December 2013, 12:10 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Developer had to settle for a share price at the bottom of the range

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