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Construction

New projects

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

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

Project bids

rail

Oman receives bids for national railway Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Eleven international consortiums submitted commercial bids

dam

Oman tenders dam work Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Three flood protection dams to be built in Wadi Aday

Stadium

Saudi stadiums progress slows Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Construction contracts were due to be awarded in late 2014

Jubail Industrial City

Royal Commission to tender $11bn of new projects Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu outlines 200 new contracts planned to be awarded by 2020

Dubai creek

Dubai seeks proposals for Shindagah crossing Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

New bridge will cross Dubai creek

Dubai Creek Harbour

Firms wait for Emaar Creek award Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Bids for six residential towers submitted four months ago

Abu Dhabi's TDIC tenders Al-Mamsha Saadiyat development

TDIC tenders Al-Mamsha Saadiyat Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Project involves building nine apartment blocks on Saadiyat Island

Union House in Dubai

Alec is low bidder for Dubai museum Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Six companies submitted prices for the construction contract

Project awards

Metro

Cairo metro contract awarded Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

French firms awarded latest Cairo metro construction contract

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

El-Seif wins Jeddah ministry headquarters deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Local contractor will build Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry building in Jeddah

Kindergarten schools

Ashghal awards six school contracts Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Qatar’s Public Works Authority presses ahead with social infrastructure

Construction

Kuwait University awards contract Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Kuwaiti authorities award construction contract to Indian firm for college buildings

Dubai creek

Al-Futtaim Carillion wins Meraas contracts Subscription

25 February 2015 | By ,

Two deals are latest awards for local/UK contractor in Dubai

Doha metro

Doha metro systems contract awarded Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

A Japanese-led consortium is set to be awarded the systems contract for the Doha Metro

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Chinese-led consortium awarded contract for work on Qatar’s port project

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

Financing

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

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

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

Update

Emaar Properties

Emaar seeks programme management proposals Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Role involves overseeing the development of Dubai Creek Harbour

Construction

Arabtec’s Egypt project faces difficulties Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Authorities raise funding concerns

Planned solar innovation centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dewa evaluates solar innovation centre bids Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Chinese contractor submits low bid for construction project

Metro

Cairo metro contract awarded Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

French firms awarded latest Cairo metro construction contract

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

El-Seif wins Jeddah ministry headquarters deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Local contractor will build Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry building in Jeddah

Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete

Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Local firm confirms completion of hotel project in Doha

Emaar receives bids for The Hills

Emaar receives bids for The Hills Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Work involves building six towers

Sabic plans 9,000 new villas for staff

Sabic plans 9,000 new villas for staff Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Majority of new villas will be built in Jubail

Construction trends

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government continues massive spending plans Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Positive forecasts for construction sector as government announces additional infrastructure spending

Slow 2015 in store for contractors in Abu Dhabi

Slow 2015 in store for contractors Subscription

8 February 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi’s construction market has struggled to deliver on the promise it once showed, with the decline in oil prices and the revised population forecast set to delay progress with new projects

Burj Khalifa cover

Cloudy outlook for Dubai property sector Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Internal and external factors play a role in the slowdown of Dubai’s real estate market

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

GCC cement capacity

Cement demand set to soar Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

With the pace of project activity picking up in Qatar in the run-up to the 2022 football World Cup, the governmentmay have to review cement prices

Richard Thompson

Dubai's construction market active but softening Video Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Still many opportunities despite challenges, say speakers at Destination Dubai

Forecast education awards

Saudi Arabia leads education projects spending Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

The kingdom will continue to lead the GCC in terms of education investment in 2015. Meanwhile, the other GCC states will focus on infrastructure in a climate of declining oil prices

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

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MEED comment

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Stadium projects

Low oil prices leave little room for stadiums

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

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Colin Foreman

Vanity projects slow amid low oil prices

1 March 2015

Leaner budgets for governments to focus on critical infrastructure

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise

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

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Hossam Abougabal

Orascom spin-off good for Egypt’s projects market

23 February 2015 | By

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger

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

3 February 2015 | By

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

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

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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 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

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

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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