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Dubai

Al-Fattan plans to build more Dubai towers Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Scheme will be built close to Sheikh Zayed Road

El-Seif wins $1.4bn Saudi housing deal

El-Seif wins $1.4bn Saudi housing deal Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Local contractor will build 2,800 villas

Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai plans new retail centre Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Retail precinct is part of free zone’s expansion plans

Mall of the Emirates and Umm Suqeim Road

Developer forms fund for new Dubai project Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

The residential and hotel scheme will be build on Umm Suqeim Road

Belgrade Waterfront development

Abu Dhabi developer plans another international project Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

New scheme will add growing portfolio

Aqaba container port in Jordan

Jordan moves on port extension Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Prequalification to begin in quarter two of 2015

Three property projects announced in Egypt

Three property projects announced in Egypt Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Housing Ministry signs agreements totalling $12bn

Zahra Townhouses in Town Square

Dubai developer launches Town Square project Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

First phase of Nshama’s megaproject launched with construction expected to start soon

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Minister claims citizens will soon benefit from projects worth a total of $22bn

Office building

Sabic to tender Jubail office in 2015 Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

First phase of Jubail office will have capacity for 4,500 employees

Project bids

Dams

Oman delays dam tender deadlines Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Thirteen firms considering bids

Bids in for Oman expressway work

Bids in for Oman expressway work Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Twelve firms in the running for latest package

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Construction supervision contract tendered

Jebel Ali

Two tenders launched for Downtown Jebel Ali Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local developer invites contractors to submit bids for work on Downtown Jebel Ali project

Bid deadline postponed for Dubai hospital construction

Bid deadline postponed for Dubai hospital construction Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New healthcare centre will be built at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Obhur creek crossing scheme

Saudi Arabia tenders bridge construction Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Contractors prepare prices for new crossing

Airport

Abu Dhabi tenders airport construction work Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Contract covers landside areas

Dubai Metro

Dubai seeks interest for Expo metro Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Route 2020 will be 15 kilometres long

Project awards

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Contractor wins Dubai exhibition halls Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

Nine-month contract will increase space to over 122,000 square metres

Oman roads

Oman awards dual-carriageway Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local firm approved for road construction contract

Artist's rendition of Town Square

Nshama awards earthwork deal for Dubai project Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

UAE developer lets $6m deal

El-Seif wins $1.4bn Saudi housing deal

El-Seif wins $1.4bn Saudi housing deal Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Local contractor will build 2,800 villas

Oman signs industrial estate contracts

Oman signs industrial estate contracts Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New industrial areas to be ready by end of 2016

Hospitality sector

Murray & Roberts joint venture win Oman hotel deal Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New property will be built at convention centre development

Palm Jumeirah

Drake & Scull wins Dubai contract Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Local firm awarded contract for mixed-use development

Iraq

South Koreans win Iraq infrastructure work Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contract follows 2012 development deal

Financing

Yu Tao

Non-payment lessons learned Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Still a concern but fewer non-payment problems likely if market contracts, says China State Construction

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Oman is expected to be one of the key markets in the region for project finance in 2015

Banks must innovate to support projects market Subscription

8 March 2015 | By

Fall in oil prices may force GCC banks to become more innovative when raising funds for major projects

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Banks must develop innovative finance packages to allow project market to continue growth

Bahrain

Finance deal for Bahrain housing project finalised Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Finance deal between two local banks for government housing projects

Update

Artist's rendition of Town Square

Nshama awards earthwork deal for Dubai project Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

UAE developer lets $6m deal

Jebel Ali

Two tenders launched for Downtown Jebel Ali Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local developer invites contractors to submit bids for work on Downtown Jebel Ali project

Artist rendering showing part of Egypt's planned New Capital City Project

Second quarter start for capital city construction Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Fast-tracked Egyptian megaproject was launched in March

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

Firms wait more than a year for double-deck decision Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Proposals for Dubai highway upgrade were submitted in April 2014

Oceana Hotel & Resort

Palm Jumeirah hotel project revived Subscription

8 April 2015 | By

Fit-out contract to be signed in April

Dubai Metro

Seven stations for new Dubai metro link Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

A preferred alignment has been selected for the Expo line

Dubai Creek

Contractor replaced on Dubai scheme Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Construction project will now be delivered by marine works contractor

GCC transport projects

Firms compete for Doha airport expansion Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Qatar’s new international airport opened in 2014

Construction trends

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Video Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Hinman: CH2M has become a nimbler organisation with a global view

Protecting against a slowdown Video Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

CH2M Hill’s Jacque Hinman and Neil Reynolds explain how the engineering firm has rebranded and reorganised its business units to become a more focused organisation

Jacque Hinman

Interview: Jacque Hinman, CEO, CH2M Video Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

In an interview with MEED, the engineering firm’s global head discusses the company’s strategy for the Middle East

Dubai Water Canal

GCC builds on lessons learned Video Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, says tighter regulation and a more mature market have made the GCC an attractive region in which to operate

David Clifton, Faithful + Gould

Saudi population growth stresses public infrastructure Video Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

The kingdom’s young population has expectations around housing and social infrastructure that will require major investment programmes

Construction leaders survey

Sourcing construction talent remains a challenge Subscription

7 April 2015 | By , Katie Briggs

Recruiting and retaining employees with the right skillsets is an issue that continues to worry construction companies across the region

Luay Khoury, president and CEO, Projacs International

Shifting risk will drive innovation in construction Subscription

31 March 2015

Outdated liability models mean contractors are taking on too much responsibility, leading to work that does not do the industry justice, say construction leaders

Rawabi planned city in the Palestinian Territories

Homes move up the Palestinian agenda Subscription

30 March 2015 | By James Gavin

The Palestinian Territories are to see new affordable housing projects come to fruition, despite the challenges developers have had to face getting the schemes off the ground

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MEED comment

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec

20 April 2015 | By

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow'

16 April 2015 | By

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible

14 April 2015 | By

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Kevin Baxter

South Korea builds closer GCC ties Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Seoul wants to export more to the region

Colin Foreman

Testing times for Qatar construction Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

The country’s infrastructure development plans have reached a pivotal period

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

The World Cup date is fixed so Doha has to concentrate on infrastructure

Construction scene in Qatar

Qatar quietly moves forward with infrastructure Subscription

17 March 2015 | By

Doha must wish all its projects could move forward so peacefully, compared with the media frenzy surrounding projects linked to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Stadium projects

Low oil prices leave little room for stadiums Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Forecasts at the end of 2014 said stadium projects would stall

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

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Special reports

Cover

Qatar Projects 2015

1 April 2015

World Cup projects gather pace

Real estate

Prices fluctuate in maturing real estate market

18 March 2015 | By

The region is seeing sharp differences in office and housing costs, depending on the maturity of the market

Construction

Construction: Projects activity defies oil slump

27 January 2015 | By

Slowdown may just be a blip in a period of extended growth

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Riyadh

Saudi project activity stays strong amid oil price volatility Subscription

26 November 2014 | By James Gavin

The lower oil price may lead to uncertainty among stakeholders, but Riyadh’s willingness to maintain spending will continue to provide momentum for schemes

Tunnelling

Construction: Metro drives tunnelling boom Subscription

20 November 2014

It is estimated there are about $245bn-worth of projects with a tunnelling element planned or under way in the Middle East

Infrastructure

HSBC Middle East Infrastructure Guide Subscription

28 October 2014 | By

Governments embrace window of opportunity

Construction

Construction: Off-plan sales market returns Subscription

26 June 2014

The GCC construction industry is entering a new period of rapid growth

Kurdistan

Kurdistan Projects 2014

28 May 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Housing and industry lead the projects market in Iraqi Kurdistan

Illustration

Rethinking Egypt's cities

4 May 2014

Egypt rises to the urban development challenge

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Construction presentations

Dubai creek

Managing the Boom: The Outlook for the Middle East Subscription

23 July 2014

Opportunities and challenges for businesses in the region created by the new projects boom

UAE

Webinar: Impact of Expo 2020 on Dubai construction Subscription

4 February 2014

Dubai is expected to spend more than $7bn on infrastructure in preparation for the World Expo

Qatar metro

Webinar: GCC metro and rail projects Subscription

12 September 2013

MEED’s analysis and forecast presentation on the metro projects in the region

Middle East Outlook 2013

A region in transition: Middle East outlook 2013 and beyond Subscription

18 August 2013

Insight and analysis on the economic and projects outlook for the Middle East

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

Top 100 projects 2012

Top 100 projects: The Middle East market gains momentum Subscription

3 February 2013

This webinar examines projects market trends in the region and forecasts which countries and sectors will grow in 2013

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Top 10 projects

Q2 Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Housing Complex in Basmaya Iraq 8,000
2 Housing Development: Phase 2 Saudi Arabia 3,600
3 Abraj Kudai in Mecca Saudi Arabia 3,500
4 King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Project: Jeddah Security Forces
Medical Complex
Saudi Arabia 3,350
4 King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Project: Riyadh Security Forces
Medical Complex
Saudi Arabia 3,350
6 Ch'Rafate City Project Morocco 3,000
7 Grand Mosque Expansion in Mecca Saudi Arabia 2,500
8 Dubai Pearl: Tower UAE 2,400
9 Education City: Research Institute Sidra Medical & Research Center Qatar 2,300
10 Uptown Cairo Egypt 2,100
Click through to the full data table on the construction sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Bahrain makes biggest gains Subscription

14 April 2015

Iran and Qatar also expand, but fail to lift Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Mass declines on Gulf index Subscription

6 April 2015

Iran leads slump in region, with Bahrain and Iraq only countries to record gains

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

See all Gulf Projects Index articles

People

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi Subscription

13 April 2015

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi is president of the Bahrain Society of Engineers

Ayad al-Homoud Subscription

1 April 2015

Ayad al-Homoud is Chairman of the Kuwait Society of Engineers

Ali Mohammed al-Mazyood Subscription

1 April 2015

Ali Mohammed al-Mazyood is director of engineering at Dubai Health Authority

Muhyiddin Itani Subscription

1 February 2015

Muhyiddin Itani is managing director at Davis Langdon Lebanon

Bob Hope Subscription

25 January 2015

Bob Hope is CEO of SSH

Mohammed Alabbar Subscription

22 January 2015

Mohammed Alabbar is chairman, Emaar Properties

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Colin Foreman
News Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0238
Email: colin.foreman@meed.com

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UAE: Solar innovation centre Subscription

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Construction of a solar innovation centre in Dubai

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MCLS

MEED Construction Leadership Summit 2015

27 May 2015 | The GCC’s Premier Summit and Awards Programme.

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