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Construction

New projects

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis to tender new project Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Client confirms that Silicon Park project is on track

Dubai

Contract awarded for Dubai residential tower Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

New mixed-use residential development in Jumeriah Village Circle announced

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Development will cover 7.4 million square metres

Manama, Bahrain

Amlak launches first project in Manama Subscription

31 December 2014 | By

Marina development in Bahrain launched and set to start in 2015

Damac affiliate to develop Dubai Media City residential tower Subscription

30 December 2014 | By

Modern Elegance working on the 56 storey tower

Jeddah Municipality announces small city projects

Jeddah Municipality announces small city projects Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Authority planning three new areas to be built on outskirts of city

Road

Cairo to Cape Town road work awarded Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Arab Contractors take on part of ambitious African road project that plans to connect Egypt and South Africa

The Dubai Marina location where the Marina Gate development will be constructed

Alec wins Dubai Marina Gate contracts Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Alec awarded first of two contracts for Marina project

The planned Qatar Foundation Stadium

Qatar unveils stadium design Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Qatar Foundation Stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators

Container port

Morocco opens prequalification for Nador West Med Port Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

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

Project bids

The Gallaria mall in Abu Dhabi

Contractors submit bids for Abu Dhabi mall Subscription

26 January 2015 | By ,

Gulf Related’s Al-Maryah Central plans to open in 2018

Oman's planned railway

Bids in for Oman rail network Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Contractors submit technical offers for first section of Oman’s national railway

Hospital

Negotiations for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Discussions with bidders are ongoing

Firms submit bids for Qatar Hilton resort

Firms submit bids for Qatar Hilton resort Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Salwa development will be built southwest of Doha

Oman seeks lawyers for rail scheme

Oman seeks lawyers for rail scheme Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Legal services bids due on 20 January

Al-Wakrah stadium

Qatar extends World Cup stadiums deadlines Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Tender dates for two stadiums being built in preparation for Fifa’s 2022 football World Cup have been extended as contractors ask for more time

Downtown Jebel Ali business district

Downtown Jebel Ali project tender launched Subscription

4 January 2015 | By

Limitless invites contractors for infrastructure and construction work

Contractors submit Dubai Trade Centre prequalifications Subscription

30 December 2014 | By

Development is located on Sheikh Zayed road

Project awards

Arabtec Holding

Arabtec subsidiary wins two contracts Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Target Engineering has won two contracts in Abu Dhabi

Oman awards road work

Oman awards road work Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Galfar Engineering & Construction confirms $73m contract win

Dubai

Contract awarded for Dubai residential tower Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

New mixed-use residential development in Jumeriah Village Circle announced

Al-Jaber wins Abu Dhabi road contracts

Al-Jaber wins Abu Dhabi road contracts Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Musanada awards work on Mafraq to Ghuweifat highway

Rail intersection

Alstom wins contract for Egyptian railway line Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

France-based firm wins contract to modernise Egyptian trains

Indra wins Riyadh metro ticketing deal

Indra wins Riyadh metro ticketing deal Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Spanish firm appointed to work on ticketing and access control systems for railway

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Development will cover 7.4 million square metres

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Local firm wins contract to build residential units for Etihad Rail staff

Financing

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

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

AHIC 2015

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2015

5 November 2014

Hotel Development for Tomorrow’s Traveller

Jordan projects by sector and project status

Jordan pushes ahead with transport plans Subscription

1 October 2014

While airport and shipping projects flourish, finance issues plague rail development

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport Subscription

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

Update

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Al-Maktoum airport expansion delayed Subscription

1 February 2015 | By

Enabling works contract for Al-Maktoum International in Dubai was due to be signed by the end of 2014

Union House in Dubai

Contractors submit bids for Dubai museum Subscription

1 February 2015 | By

Project will be built where UAE rulers formed the federation in 1971

Construction

Desert Rose project can be delivered early Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Scheme could be completed before 2020

Oman highway projects

Bids submitted for final Oman road package Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Bids have been received from 11 firms for the final package of major Oman road project

Hospital project

February award for Kuwait hospital Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Government is negotiating with bidders for Kuwait’s Al-Jahra hospital expansion project

Amlak

Amlak appoints marina project manager Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Bruce Shaw selected to oversee Bahrain waterfront scheme

Union House in Dubai

Union House museum tender delayed Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Dubai museum tender extended by RTA as two local firms confirm interest

Doha delays delivery of Sharq Crossing

Doha delays delivery of Sharq Crossing Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Government decides scheme is not needed for 2022 Fifa World Cup

Construction trends

UAE federal budget

Major public construction projects set to go ahead Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

While governments review their priorities in the face of volatile oil prices, important infrastructure schemes under construction in the region are expected to advance as planned

The price of labour and materials has been rising since 2010, but the decline in oil will provide respite from inflation

A window of opportunity Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

The price of labour and materials has been rising since 2010, but the decline in oil will provide respite from inflation and encourage clients that want to move ahead with projects despite oil price concerns

GCC construction contract awards, 2008-14

A year for resilience in the construction sector Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Lower oil prices will test the commitment of clients in 2015, with schemes already under construction expected to go ahead while planned projects are set to see delays

In 2014, Bahrain and Qatar were the only markets where a local contractor did not head the ranking

Abu Dhabi giant bounces back Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Following a multibillion-dollar restructuring, Al-Jaber Group has become the UAE’s most active construction company, winning more work than any other GCC contractor in 2014

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Abu Dhabi residential rental prices

Changing landscape for Abu Dhabi property Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

International investment could serve developers as emirate’s market continues slow growth

Dubai freehold villa supply pipeline

Dubai property market regains balance Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Dubai’s real estate market has matured, and will continue to see slow but sure growth on the back of confidence fuelled by the Expo 2020 win

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

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MEED comment

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

28 January 2015 | By

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

The supply chain in Qatar will continue to be tested this year as other more essential projects continue to be built, such as the main stadiums

Sharq Crossing delay good for Qatar

20 January 2015 | By

Construction market already overheating as other more essential projects continue to be built

Dubai in the UAE

Diversified Dubai drives ahead

20 January 2015 | By

Emirate is tendering major projects despite oil price slump

Marassi al-Bahrain development

UAE real estate investment buoyed by Eagle Hills

8 January 2015 | By

Eagle Hills and Al-Mabaar combine portfolios as Abu Dhabi reignites international real estate investment

Dubai Marina

Robust Dubai can weather 2015 storm

18 December 2014 | By

Challenging year ahead is not cause for worry yet

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

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment

11 December 2014 | By

Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

As the Saudi market grows and the opportunities become more sizeable, more foreign contractors will be prepared to compete in this environment

Removal of kingdom's bidding barriers only first step Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Other hurdles still remain for contractors when entering the Saudi construction market

Dubai creek

Dubai returns to the creek Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

New waterfront developments are being built in Old Dubai

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Special reports

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

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

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

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

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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

People

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

Mark Andrews Subscription

4 November 2014

Mark Andrews is managing director for Middle East business at Laing O’Rourke

Rashid al-Nafisi Subscription

22 September 2014

Rashid al-Nafisi is chairman of the Al-Mazaya Holding Company

Salwa Nabil Malhas Subscription

16 September 2014

Salwa Nabil Malhas is chief business development and marketing officer at Al-Mazaya Holding

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Email: colin.foreman@meed.com

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