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New projects

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

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

Wastewater

Royal Commission to expand central wastewater plant Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Project will expand capacity of plant by almost 40,000 cubic metres a day

Istanbul in Turkey

Al-Mayaza to develop six towers in Turkey Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Kuwaiti-Turkish joint venture announces real estate project in Istanbul

Dubai Expo site

Architects bid for Dubai Expo residential design Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Consultants also working on masterplan for event

Salalah Free Zone Company appoints Indian firm for work on Adhan phase one

Larsen & Toubro wins Oman infrastructure deal Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Salalah Free Zone Company appoints Indian firm for work on Adhan phase one

Saudi construction awards

El-Seif wins $2bn worth of Jizan contracts Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Local contractor will build multiple residential areas in Jizan

Project bids

Roads

Oman to tender $1bn road project Subscription

26 March 2015 | By ,

List of prequalified international consortiums finalised

Hospital

Oman tenders New Sultan Qaboos hospital Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

16 companies prequalified

Hospital

Oman to tender hospital project Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Another five hospital construction tenders expected in 2015

Hospital

Dubai tenders University Hospital Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Healthcare facility to be built at Silicon Oasis

Emaar Properties' Downtown district in Dubai

Emaar tenders Dubai tower construction Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Boulevard Point will be built in Downtown district

Four groups selected for $3bn Qatar mega-reservoirs

Four groups selected for Qatar mega-reservoirs Subscription

11 March 2015 | By , ,

Bids for contracts submitted in September last year

Nakheel's Al-Furjan development in Dubai

Nakheel community centre contract tendered Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Nakheel has asked contractors to submit bids for community centre at the Al-Furjan development

Union House in Dubai

Al-Shafar bids low for Dubai museum Subscription

8 March 2015 | By

Revised offers put local contractor in front

Project awards

Freight

French firm awarded Doha design contract Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Design contract awarded for work on Um Alhoul economic zone

Aramco awards construction deal to Arabtec

Aramco awards construction deal to Arabtec Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Arabtec Construction wins contract to build 380 villas

Riyadh Metro

Eversendai wins Riyadh metro work Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Contract covers the construction of depots

Resort construction

Towell wins Oman resort construction deal Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Local contractor will build two more residential zones

Mall construction

Contractor wins Doha mall deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

New retail centre will be built at Lusail

Highway

Oman awards another Batinah Expressway deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Transport & Communications Ministry signs almost $1bn in construction contracts

Union House in Dubai

Local contractor wins Dubai museum deal Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Revised offers were submitted in late February

The under-construction Jewel of the Creek development in Dubai

Local joint venture wins Jewel of the Creek deal Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Contract involves work on package 8 of Dubai development

Financing

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

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

AHIC 2015

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2015

5 November 2014

5 - 7 May 2015 | Hotel Development for Tomorrow’s Traveller

Update

Dubai Expo site

Dubai seeks firms for Expo infrastructure Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Project is one of the most high-profile in the emirate

Freight

French firm awarded Doha design contract Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Design contract awarded for work on Um Alhoul economic zone

Jumeirah Village Triangle

Nakheel invites bidders for mall enabling work Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Enabling works tender announced as Nakheel starts work on Jumeirah Village Triangle community mall project

Riyadh Metro

Eversendai wins Riyadh metro work Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Contract covers the construction of depots

Al-Rayyan Stadium (expansion)

Contractors express interest in Qatar stadium Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Al-Rayyan stadium will have 40,000 seats

Metro design

French team wins Medina metro design role Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Contract covers preparing plans for three rail lines

Mall construction

Contractor wins Doha mall deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

New retail centre will be built at Lusail

Tunnel boring machine

Flooding stops Doha Metro tunnelling machine Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Underground cavities are a major cause of concern for contractors

Construction trends

Al-Saad Multi-purpose Hall

Qatar Building Project of the Year Subscription

24 March 2015

Al-Saad Multipurpose Hall

Jabal

Saudi Arabia Building Project of the Year Subscription

24 March 2015

Jabal Omar Project Phase 1

The Beach

UAE Building Project of the Year Subscription

24 March 2015

The Beach

Baggage

UAE Small Project of the Year Subscription

24 March 2015

Baggage-Handling Services (BHS) Link Enclosure

Cleveland Clinic

UAE Social infrastructure Project of the Year Subscription

24 March 2015

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Barari

Ramboll Sustainable Project of the Year - UAE Subscription

24 March 2015

Al-Barari

David Cox, regional managing director, Middle East and South Asia, Mott MacDonald

Construction firms predict slowdown Subscription

24 March 2015 | By , Katie Briggs

Executives at some of the region’s top construction firms say lower oil prices will lead to a rethink about the need for future projects

Roger Cruickshank, Atkins

King Abdulaziz Boulevard project Video Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

The walkway will allow pilgrims to move around easier in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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MEED comment

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure

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

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

Colin Foreman

Vanity projects slow amid low oil prices Subscription

1 March 2015

Leaner budgets for governments to focus on critical infrastructure

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Fears of overambitious real estate plans as general confidence remains high in the lead up to Egypt Economic Development conference

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Hossam Abougabal

Orascom spin-off good for Egypt’s projects market Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

Dubai real estate

Market slowdown for Dubai real estate Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

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Special reports

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

Cover

Qatar Projects 2015

8 March 2015

World Cup projects gather pace

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

Gulf index stalls on Saudi Arabia decline Subscription

23 March 2015

Kingdom cancels out gains made by Bahrain and Qatar

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

Gulf projects index

Oman leads Gulf index growth Subscription

17 February 2015

UAE and Qatar only other countries to record increases in value

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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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