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Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The $4.3bn bid is 6 per cent lower than offers submitted last year

Mahan Air

Iran looks to revamp airline fleets Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

State to acquire up to 90 commercial planes annually within the next few years

Kuwait International airport

Three submit bids for Kuwait airport terminal construction deal Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Multibillion-dollar contract was retendered after proposals were submitted last year

The Suez Canal in Egypt

Four-year wait for Suez Canal revenue boost Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Increased revenues from expanded Suez Canal will take time

Indian airline denies Qatar talks

Indian airline denies Qatar talks Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

No negotiations under way on equity stake

Dubai International airport

Dubai tenders Airport road construction Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Project is latest major road upgrade planned for emirate

Suez Canal

Egypt plans more Suez Canal work Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo continues to focus on modernising the waterway

Dubai Metro

Dubai tenders Expo metro link Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Eight prequalified groups invited to bid

Qatar Airways is in talks to buy a significant stake in an Indian airline

Qatar in talks to buy Indian airline Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Qatar Airways clarifies earlier reports

Work under way on Jebel Ali port extension

Work under way on Jebel Ali port extension Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dubai Port World expands container port capacity

Trial run held for new Suez Canal lane

Trial run held for new Suez Canal lane Subscription Required

26 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Official opening ceremony to be held in early August

Kuwait airport extends prequalification

Firms prepare bids for Kuwait airport terminal Subscription Required

26 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Retender is open to prequalified contractors

Cairo is developing new administrative centre between Cairo and Suez canal. Project unveiled in March 2015 at Egypt Economic Devlopment Conference. Being developed by Capital City Partnership led by Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

Egypt kicks off multibillion-dollar rail project Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Chinese firm to deliver first trains by August

Enoc petrol pump

UAE adopts fuel deregulation policy Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Policy to trigger short-term rise in gasoline prices

Dubai International airport

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise repays loan Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Aircraft leaser returns to expansion plans

New airport terminal planned for Dammam

New airport terminal planned for Dammam Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Private terminal to be developed in partnership with US firm

Algeria tenders major road feasibility study

Algeria tenders major road feasibility study Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Tender to close by end of September

Kuwait seeks consultants for airport project

Kuwait seeks consultants for airport project Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Deadline extended for bid submission for airport package 1

The technical expertise required includes experience in the design-and-build of urban tunneling structures utilising tunnel boring machines

Jeddah seeks contractors for metro Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Rail network is part of city’s transport upgrade programme

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah seeks rail and tram contractors Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Consortiums between local and international firms to be formed to meet prequalification criteria

Analysis

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

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

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