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Construction

New projects

Palm Jumeriah

Omniyat and Drake & Scull form partnership for Palm Jumeirah tower Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Enabling works set to start by end of October

Oman road

Oman invites bids for road upgrade project Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

Work will involve dualising road in southern governorate of Dhofar

Mace to manage Oman Cultural Complex project

Mace to manage Oman Cultural Complex project Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Scheme includes building a major library, archive and theatre in Muscat

Nakheel Nad al-Sheba

Nakheel to build new villa community for leasing Subscription

19 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based developer Nakheel’s 1,000 high-end villas will be built in the Nad al-Sheba area

Solar panels

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Stadium

Saudi Aramco to build 11 stadiums across the kingdom Subscription

6 July 2014 | By ,

State-owned oil major to oversee construction of sports facilities as part of King Abdullah Programme

World's biggest mall moves to Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World shopping centre was originally planned for Mohammed bin Rashid City development in Dubai

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Army Corps of Engineers will oversee development of medical facilities for armed forces

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to see addition of ultra-luxury resort

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to be expanded Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

New 350-room resort will be added to the hotel

Bahrain invites companies to prequalify for bridges project Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

New bridges will be built to connect Al-Madina al-Shamaliya islands in Bahrain

Project bids

football stadium

Aramco tenders project management for stadiums Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Construction contracts to be tendered in November

Emirates Flight Catering is evaluating bids from companies for the contract to build the third phase of its flight catering facilities at Dubai International airport

Emirates Flight Catering evaluates bids Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors are competing to build third phase of facilities at Dubai International airport

Saudi and Bahrain causeways

Firms prepare bids for Saudi-Bahrain causeway Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Marine works involve building a new island

Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, the UAE

Contractors sought for Reem Mall Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Shopping centre will be built on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island

Kuwait City

Prequalification documents submitted for Kuwait rail Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Project will be built in two phases by end of 2018

The 52-storey Palm Tower Hotel & Residences will be built next to the planned Nakheel Mall

Nakheel tenders Palm hotel tower Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Property will be built next to new shopping mall

Oman road

Firms bid for Oman expressway project management Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

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

10 September 2014 | By

Indian contractor emerges as low bidder

Project awards

Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah

Depa wins two Dubai hotel fit out deals Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Projects are at World Trade Centre and on the Palm Jumeirah

Dubai

Hill wins Dubai Parks & Resorts role Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

US firm will construction manage attractions

Nakheel Mall site and Al-Ittihad Park on Palm Jumeirah

Trojan wins Palm Jumeirah construction contract Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Nakheel appoints contractor to build residential block

The planned Al-Wasl Plaza of Expo 2020

HOK and Arup win more Dubai Expo masterplanning Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

Consortium worked on the concept for the bid in 2013

Metro

Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Nakheel

Nakheel awards Jumeirah Islands construction contract Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Local contractor will build houses and retail centre

Algiers

Arab Contractors wins $180m in Algeria contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Egyptian firm is awarded three major industrial zone projects

Hospital

GP Zachariades Group wins Bahrain hospital contract Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Cypriot contractor will build cancer centre at northern hospital

Financing

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

The planned Union Oasis development at Union Station of the Dubai Metro

Dubai’s Union Oasis project pending RTA approval Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Metro station area to be developed as a public-private partnership scheme

Dubai at night

Union Properties secures debt refinancing Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

UAE property developer signs AED360m ($98m) facility

Cairo streets

World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

Egypt’s slums secure upgrade funding Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

EU investment to improve living standards for country’s poorest

Bank debt to be prepaid four years ahead of time

Nakheel to prepay all remaining bank debt in August Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

With no covenants, Dubai-based developer Nakheel will be able to develop more projects

Nakheel to clear all bank debt in August Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Dubai developer Nakheel will make final repayment in August, four years ahead of scheduled

Update

Mall of the World

Dubai Holding to finalise Mall of the World plans in 2015 Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

First phase will take three years to build

Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District office space to be handed over in 2015 Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

The first phase of the development covers more than 2 million square metres

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Nakheel to tender construction work at Nad al-Sheba

Nakheel to tender construction work at Nad al-Sheba Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Development includes villas for leasing

The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Nakheel to complete last two building projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

News schemes will cost $1.14bn to complete

Warner Bros theme park planned for Abu Dhabi

Contractors bid for Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Warner Bros Development will have 19 themed rides

Index Tower Dubai

Emirates REIT appoints Foster for Index Tower redesign Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

UK firm was original architect for the Dubai building

football stadium

Aramco tenders project management for stadiums Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Construction contracts to be tendered in November

Construction trends

Abu Dhabi received bids for the contract to build the Guggenheim Museum in August this year

The UAE's cultural challenge Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Although several landmark museum projects have been launched in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, few have been completed

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

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

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Iraq expressway network

Construction and housing in Iraq Subscription

7 August 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Only the construction of millions of homes can solve the housing crisis

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

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

Lebnanon construction activity

Property sector sees short-term gains in Lebanon Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Signs of a recovery in Lebanon’s real estate and construction sectors may just be temporary as a new political vacuum is denting investor confidence

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MEED comment

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Construction workers

Solving the Saudi labour crisis

18 September 2014 | By

Compromise is needed from both sides to achieve this difficult mission

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Nakheel Nad al-Sheba

Dubai developers must end sales price concerns Subscription

19 July 2014 | By

Developing cash-generating assets requires funding, but delivers long-term revenues

Aramco: Investing in future development

Saudi Aramco takes the lead in development Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Since its formation, it has led development in the kingdom, stepping beyond the remit of its core business. Today, it shows no signs of slowing down

Biggest mall: Mall of the World is back on track

New mall depicts cautious approach Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

The change in location for Dubai’s Mall of the World shows developers are continuing to be risk-averse

Dubai construction

'Come and we will build' now Dubai's mantra Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Risk averse developers break from ‘build and they will come’

The Mall of the World site as seen from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

Arabtec share price has fallen

Arabtec locked in a fight for survival Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Company’s ability to manage risks will be thrown into doubt following meltdown

Nakheel back from debt

The milestone is Nakheel is back Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Prepaying all bank debts will allow Nakheel to return to its former glories

Construction

Contractors await market revival Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Construction contract awards for the first half of 2014 are 66 per cent down on the same period in 2013

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Special reports

Construction

Construction: Off-plan sales market returns

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

Construction

A Guide to GCC Construction Subscription

4 May 2014 | By

Resources tighten on construction sector rebound

Construction

Construction: Demand grows for project managers Subscription

9 April 2014

Complex construction schemes in the GCC has led to a rise in the use of project managers

GCC real estate

Real Estate: GCC property markets stabilising Subscription

18 March 2014

There is an uptick in demand for residential and commercial property across the region, with just one or two exceptions

GCC construction

Construction: Continuing GCC projects growth into 2014 Subscription

16 January 2014

After such a successful 2013, beating that target will be a major challenge for the GCC projects market in the year ahead

SR Cover Riding the Boom

Construction: Middle East rides the new projects boom Subscription

21 November 2013

Transport awards, particularly metro schemes, are driving a construction rebound across the region

EPC

Engineering, Procurement & Construction 2013: Tapping the region's community

9 October 2013

Welcome to Engineering, Procurement & Construction in the Middle East, sponsored by Arabtec and Samsung Engineering

Riyadh metro

Construction: Metros drive contract awards Subscription

26 September 2013

It has already been a bumper year for construction awards in GCC

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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

Kuwait

Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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Top 10 projects

Q2 Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Housing Complex in Basmaya Iraq 8,000
2 Basra New City: Phase 1 Iraq 3,750
3 Housing Development: Phase 2 Saudi Arabia 3,600
4 Abraj Kudai in Mecca Saudi Arabia 3,500
5 King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Project: Jeddah Security Forces
Medical Complex
Saudi Arabia 3,350
5 King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Project: Riyadh Security Forces
Medical Complex
Saudi Arabia 3,350
7 Ch'Rafate City Project Morocco 3,000
8 Grand Mosque Expansion in Mecca Saudi Arabia 2,500
9 Dubai Pearl: Tower UAE 2,400
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 Q2 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: September 2014

Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Index sees its worst week in nearly two years Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

All markets declined apart from those of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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People

Sadoun bin Bargash al-Sadoun

1 July 2014

Sadoun bin Bargash al-Sadoun, is president, ABV Rock Group

Dani Kabbani Subscription

25 June 2014

Dani Kabbani is managing partner of Eversheds Doha legal office

Ahmad Khalaf Al-Marri Subscription

24 June 2014

Ahmad Al-Marri is general manager at Union Properties

Chris Wilcock

Chris Wilcock Subscription

31 March 2014

A leading construction lawyer in the region advising on complex construction contracts and dispute avoidance/resolution

Grigoris Christofides Subscription

28 November 2013

Grigoris Christofides is chief executive officer, Arabtec Construction

David Barwell Subscription

28 November 2013

David Barwell is CEO, Aecom

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