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Dubai receives bids for new creek crossing

Dubai receives bids for new creek crossing Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Bridge could be standard or iconic structure

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


Oman to tender $1bn road project Subscription

26 March 2015 | By ,

List of prequalified international consortiums finalised

Aqaba container port in Jordan

Jordan moves on port extension Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Prequalification to begin in quarter two of 2015


Dubai tenders University Hospital Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Healthcare facility to be built at Silicon Oasis

Riyadh Metro

Eversendai wins Riyadh metro work Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Contract covers the construction of depots

Metro design

French team wins Medina metro design role Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Contract covers preparing plans for three rail lines


Oman awards another Batinah Expressway deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

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

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DP World tenders port dredging Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Access channel will connect to under construction terminal

Dubai International airport

Dubai International to handle 100 million passengers in 2020 Subscription

17 March 2015 | By

Masterplan for airport being reviewed to find ways to increase passenger throughput


Cairo metro contract awarded Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

French firms awarded latest Cairo metro construction contract


Royal Commission to bridge housing gap Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Three major housing projects being built to service Jubail industrial City


Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

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


RTA signs agreement with Etihad Rail Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Eithad Rail and RTA sign agreement to ensure cooperation and non-objection to roads and station locations

Khalaf al-Habtoor

Al-Habtoor expresses Egypt interest Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Al-Habtoor considers Cairo city project ahead of investment conference in March

Khaldoun Tabari

Drake and Scull profits fall Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Profits decline as second half of 2014 proves challenging

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Qatar Projects 2015

8 March 2015

World Cup projects gather pace

Egypt GDP growth and planned real estate projects

Egypt real estate projects top $140bn Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Real estate plans across the country to face investors as investment conference nears

Gulf projects index

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2015 Subscription

1 March 2015

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

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

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

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

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Subscription

7 January 2015

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

Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins

Interview: Uwe Krueger, CEO, Atkins Subscription

23 December 2014

Urban population growth is creating new challenges for governments around the world. Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger says nowhere more than in the Middle East. Richard Thompson reports

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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

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


Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions


Perfect timing for OCI demerger Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

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

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 Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

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

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment Subscription

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 Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

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

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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

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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

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

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Saudi Arabia: Services facilities Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Construction and expansion of services facilities

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