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Saudi road accident deaths and Saudi road projects

Jeddah driving $12bn transport masterplan

17 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city is developing a comprehensive integrated transport network to modernise the city and improve road safety

Metro

Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth

16 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

Dubai airport awards and Al Maktoum airport

UK offers funding for Dubai airport projects Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors looking to secure work using the export credit guarantees

Saudi and Bahrain causeways

Firms prepare bids for Saudi-Bahrain causeway Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Marine works involve building a new island

High-speed train

Spanish firm to study Saudi high speed rail link Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

The 480-kilometre line will cut journey times

Kuwait City

Prequalification documents submitted for Kuwait rail Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Project will be built in two phases by end of 2018

Airport

Kuwait sets November deadline for airport terminal building Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

The prequalification process was reopened in June

Oman road dualization scheme

Muscat receives bids for Barka to Nakhal road project Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Scheme involves turning the existing Barka to Nakhal road into a dual carriageway

Oman road

Firms bid for Oman expressway project management Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Construction work on the Batinah Expressway scheme has already started

Oman has received prices from four contractors for a building package at Sohar regional airport

Oman receives bids for Sohar airport Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Indian contractor emerges as low bidder

Port

Yemen seeks consultant to supervise Aden port construction Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Beijing-funded project is being built by China Harbour

Parking in Dubai

Dubai developing 22 smart city initiatives

10 September 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Emirate’s Smart City programme cover traffic control, smart parking and public transport services

Mecca construction projects

Two compete for Mecca’s King Abdul Aziz Road project Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Design and build deal is valued at about $1.6bn

Dubai Metro rolling stock

Dubai to buy more metro rolling stock Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Transport authority says multibillion-dollar investment is needed in metro

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription Required

3 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel

Rail

Oman tenders first railway section Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

There are 18 groups prequalified for design and build package

Suez Canal

New Suez Canal project could use foreign funding Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Canal expansion intended to be financed by the Egyptian people

Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

Bahrain airport

Bahrain starts airport prequalification Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi is funding the development programme

Analysis

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

High-yield traffic: The Gulf’s carriers have different strategies to attract premium-class travellers

Airline services at a premium Subscription Required

15 May 2014 | By Jeff Florian

As one regional airline launches a new class segment, the Gulf carriers are entering a premium war

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

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