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Turkish firms dominate Mecca metro prequalification list Subscription

17 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By

First phase civil works of Mecca Metro will include underground and above ground packages

Nakheel floats tender for Palm Jumeirah boardwalk project Subscription

17 April 2014, 7:12 GMT | By

Palm Jumeirah boardwalk to stretch across the entire length of the outer crescent

Contractors bid for Dubai sewage treatment plant

16 April 2014, 8:02 GMT | By

Dubai Municipality receives three proposals for Al-Awir facility expansion

New closing date for Dubai Metro tender Subscription

16 April 2014, 7:09 GMT | By

Dubai Metro tender contract covers engineering for Expo rail link

Contractors submit bids for more Doha Metro work Subscription

15 April 2014, 5:37 GMT | By

Contracts cover elevated sections of the urban rail network

Mecca prequalifies 10 consortiums for metro project Subscription

10 April 2014, 12:35 GMT | By

Prequalified groups have until 6 July to submit bids for first phase of metro scheme

Rolling stock and systems bidders give presentations for Doha Metro Subscription

7 April 2014, 11:47 GMT | By

Firms submitted bids for the multibillion-dollar Doha Metro contract in March

Abu Dhabi prepares more tenders for super sewer scheme Subscription

6 April 2014, 6:58 GMT | By

Contract covers installation of odour control systems

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Market news

Kuwait fills key roles in Public Works Ministry Subscription

9 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By

Kuwaiti cabinet has approved appointment of undersecretary and assistant undersecretary

Dubai receives bids for double-decking of Sheikh Zayed Road Subscription

8 April 2014, 13:33 GMT | By

Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking project is one of the most ambitious in the emirate

Shahama port contract faces delay Subscription

30 March 2014, 11:04 GMT | By

Abu Dhabi Ports Company plans to upgrade Western region ports

Qatar to award $5.3bn-worth of expressway projects Subscription

19 March 2014, 5:06 GMT | By

A total of 49 contracts will be issued under Qatar’s expressway projects programme

Time is the overriding parameter for the World Cup and Expo Subscription

16 March 2014, 10:44 GMT | By

Cost is not the focus for infrastructure projects in Dubai and Qatar

Aldar's pipeline of Abu Dhabi housing projects totals 2,300 units Subscription

10 March 2014, 12:08 GMT | By

Current projects under development valued at over $1.5bn

Arabtec confirms Egyptian housing deal Subscription

10 March 2014, 6:55 GMT | By

Arabtec Holding deal with Egyptian government involves building 1 million new homes

Gulf infrastructure investment will ward off tapering ill-effects Subscription

4 March 2014, 10:34 GMT | By

QNB economist optimistic on region’s prospects

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Infrastructure trends

The UK’s Carillion has been the main beneficiary of UK government funding support and has managed to win contracts on key Dubai projects such as the Dubai Trade Centre District

UK funding to play increased role in Dubai projects Subscription

26 March 2014, 10:37 GMT | By ,

Armed with strengthening support from London, UK companies will find themselves in a better position to handle the growing competition in the emirate

Atiya: The region is a greenfield opportunity for Siemens

Integrating transport networks Subscription

4 March 2014, 11:05 GMT | By

Gulf countries need to interlink their new transport systems to attract more passengers and reduce traffic congestion, says Sami Atiya, head of Siemens’ mobility and logistics division


Kuwait’s year of progress Subscription

20 February 2014, 14:45 GMT | By

A new parliament has meant several high-profile contracts have now been awarded in the country

SR Cover Riding the Boom

Construction: Middle East rides the new projects boom Subscription

21 November 2013, 6:29 GMT

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

Samer Khoury, president, engineering and construction, CCC

Interview: Samer Khoury, president, engineering and construction, CCC Subscription

20 November 2013, 14:17 GMT | By

The Athens-based contractor’s solution to increased competition in the projects sector is to target specific niches where it enjoys a competitive advantage

Booming Dubai: Construction is picking up and project completions have spurred confidence in the emirate

Gulf projects market hits new peak Subscription

14 November 2013, 13:29 GMT

High oil prices and an increased appetite for investment expected to fuel further growth


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

9 October 2013, 13:59 GMT

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

Business Bay, Dubai

Canals make a comeback as Dubai’s property market rebounds Subscription

3 October 2013, 12:35 GMT | By

Real estate is the key for new inland waterway scheme

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MEED comment


Financing the Dubai boom

17 April 2014, 15:17 GMT

Investor confidence is growing, but Dubai still needs to close several finance deals to attract future funding for revived infrastructure plans

Dubai road plans

Double vision for Dubai road link

10 April 2014, 15:33 GMT

Dubai’s main highway is the focus of a feasibility study looking at adding an elevated level in a bid to ease cross-emirate traffic congestion


A revolution in project finance Subscription

23 January 2014, 14:25 GMT | By

With major infrastructure spending planned in the region, the race is on to find alternative sources of funding


Road upgrades to ease Dubai traffic Subscription

16 January 2014, 15:55 GMT

As road congestion ever-increases, Dubai is undertaking grandiose schemes for a solution


Doha to enforce labour regulations Subscription

21 November 2013, 14:43 GMT

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has promised to crack down on firms exploiting migrant labourers

Promise: The potential for growth is huge in the Gulf

Projects market gathers strength Subscription

14 November 2013, 14:22 GMT

Governments are investing heavily in major infrastructure schemes, boosting the region’s projects market

Al-Maktoum airport

A fresh take on airport design Subscription

31 October 2013, 13:45 GMT

Dubai is looking to expand the Al-Maktoum airport with a greater focus on passenger comfort

Sustainable Cooling Infrastructure

District cooling market will offer increasing opportunities Subscription

7 October 2013, 12:39 GMT | By

Upturn in real estate market is resulting in increased demand for cooling market

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Webinar: Impact of Expo 2020 on Dubai construction Subscription

4 February 2014, 5:43 GMT

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

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Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index 8 April 2014

UAE leads growth in Gulf index Subscription

10 April 2014, 11:06 GMT

Iraq records largest decline in value of projects market in the region

Gulf Projects Index 18 Mar 2014

No change for Gulf Projects Index Subscription

20 March 2014, 17:04 GMT

A static week as gains made in Kuwait, the UAE and Iraq are offset by decline in Iran

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Oman Holdings International Subscription

The diversified holding group is looking to benefit from Oman’s five-year development plan

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Ashghal Subscription

The government body, also known as Public Works Authority, coordinates the design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in Qatar

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Serwan Baban Subscription

21 November 2012, 8:15 GMT

Serwan Baban is minister of agriculture and water resources, KRG

Herish Muharam Subscription

21 November 2012, 8:01 GMT

Herish Muharam is chairman, the Kurdistan Board of Investment

Hama Ameen Hawranim Subscription

21 November 2012, 7:46 GMT

Hama Ameen Hawranim is advisor, Ministry of Electricity, Iraqi Kurdistan

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012, 8:27 GMT

Robert Hardy is divisional director of transport and planning, Middle East, Mott MacDonald

Ghazi al-Ahmadi Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Ghazi al-Ahmadi is chief executive officer, Al-Harbi Contracting Company

Joseph Daher Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Joseph Daher is executive vice-president of operations, Almabani General Contractors

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