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Cairo Metro

Egypt signs financing deal for Cairo metro Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

France to provide long-term loans for Cairo trains

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

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

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard as seen from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tramway project in Downtown finally materialises

Sharjah International airport

Gama Aviation to build new Sharjah hangar Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Merger will boost expansion plans

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Doha metro train

Consortium wins Doha metro contract Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Lotte Engineering & Construction wins Red Line North elevated works

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Strata plans second plant in Al-Ain

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Aerospace manufacturer to manufacture more Boeing parts

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Dubai plans to award first part of $33bn airport expansion Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract covers enabling works at Al-Maktoum International airport

Stevin Rock will use the UAE’s under-construction rail network to distribute products from its three quarries

Stevin Rock signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

National railway will transport firm’s construction products

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

Plane

Oman Air pursues expansion plans Subscription Required

7 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Muscat to Manila route inaugurated on 2 December

Container port

Morocco opens prequalification for Nador West Med Port Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Deadline on 22 December for Nador West Med Port construction and infrastructure package

Road construction

Oman extends bid deadline for Batinah Expressway packages Subscription Required

3 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Sultanate has awarded $2.1bn-worth of construction contracts on road project to date

Oman approves road contract awards

Oman approves $702m of road contract awards Subscription Required

3 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tender board gives green light for Adam-Thumrait and Barka-Nakhal carriageways

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

US consultancy will carry out design and feasibility studies for Sarooj-Sanaiya project

Oman extends bid deadline for railway contract

Oman extends bid deadline for railway contract Subscription Required

30 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Proposals for first section now due on 18 January 2015

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, in Dubai

Dubai awards road upgrade contract Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve upgrading roundabout on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau is unable to issue tenders until the Council of Ministers issues executive regulations for two laws relating to public-private partnerships

Kuwait on hold for PPP bylaws Subscription Required

23 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Project delays caused by wait for Council of Ministers to agree new regulations

Analysis

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

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

Waleed Youssef

Waleed Youssef, Middle East director at TAV Airports Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Waleed Youssef is bullish about the Turkish firm’s prospects for investment in the region, given its resilient aviation sector

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

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