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Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Firms prepare Dubai airport expansion bids Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Al-Maktoum International expansion to accommodate FlyDubai

Frigate

Saudi Arabia looks to buy US warships Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Deal valued at more than $1bn

Riyadh Metro

Riyadh metro contract awarded Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Award for lines 1 and 2 of the light rail scheme

Emirates

Emirates targets 10 per cent passenger growth on Tehran routes Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Airline plans to add more flights to other cities in Iran

Qatar receives Siemens trams

Qatar receives Siemens trams Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

First 19 trams for Education City arrive in Doha

Thales wins Oman airports security contract

Thales wins Oman airports security contract Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Firm will deploy security solutions at Muscat International and Salalah airports

Roads

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait road project Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Ministry of Public Works moving ahead swiftly with major road schemes

Kuwait International airport

Contractors prepare to bid for Kuwait airport contract Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Passenger support terminal to be constructed within 450 days

Mecca

Simulation exercise under way for Mecca pilgrim metro Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Contractor undertakes 24-hour exercise for metro that transports millions during hajj

Railway

Oman Rail prepares to award first contract Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo , Philippa Wilkinson

Construction for first phase of Oman national railway to start by end 2015

Port

DP World profits up Subscription Required

27 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt burden rises on acquisitions

With the US Congress and Senate returning for their autumn sessions in September, the business community is hopeful that a renewal of Exim Bank’s authorisation can be passed

US Exim Bank shutdown affects Middle East projects Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Paralysis at export credit agency will damage US more than Middle East

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Airport contract approved days after final deal was awarded for Al-Zour North refinery

Railway

Qatar seeks consultants for long-distance railway Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project management provider to oversee execution of 146-kilometre scheme

Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Prequalifiers for Saudi airport scheme to be announced soon Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Deadline for submissions has been moved to 26 August

Kuwait awards major road project

Kuwait awards major road project Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Egyptian/Kuwaiti joint venture wins Nawaseeb road upgrade

Until 2007, state-backed Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) had a monopoly of the market

Saudi airlines get ready for competition Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

New entrants face double effect of low oil prices and strong dollar

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait prequalifies firms for airport building Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

15 joint ventures have been invited to bid on the project

Ashghal invites bids for roads project

Ashghal invites bids for roads project Subscription Required

20 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Ministry has called for tenders to construct perimeter roads in Barwa al-Baraha

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait awards multibillion-dollar airport contract Subscription Required

18 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Low bidder wins deal two weeks after bids submission

Analysis

Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects index Subscription Required

19 August 2015 | By Robert Jones

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Governments turn to private sector for project funding Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sustained lower oil prices could push governments towards alternative lending models

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Gianluca Ebracci, Alstom

The carriage revolution Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Transport spending is likely to continue to press ahead across the region despite falling oil prices

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Emirates airline

Emirates rises on falling oil Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Strong financial performance lifts carrier’s mood as it seeks to tackle head on the accusations of unfair government support by US rivals

Flanagan: I knew Emirates was going to grow

Obituary: Maurice Flanagan Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Austyn Allison

The former executive vice-chairman of Emirates airline talked to Austyn Allison in January about the carrier’s spectacular growth through the years. He passed away on 7 May

Hamad al-Bishri, deputy CEO, Qatar Rail

Interview: Hamad al-Bishri, Qatar Railways Company Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

Qatar Rail’s deputy CEO discusses the Doha Metro, the Lusail light rail project and the country’s tranche of the GCC railway project

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