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Dubai Metro

Dubai delays Expo metro submission date Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Local and international firms are forming bidding teams

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Export credit agencies teaming up for Dubai airport funding Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

UK offered $2bn of export credit guarantees in 2014

Dubai Expo masterplan to be submitted soon

Dubai receives bids for Expo infrastructure Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Award expected soon on fast-track project

Dubai Metro

Bidding teams form for Dubai Metro Expo link Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Prequalification documents are due to be submitted at end of May

Kuwait tenders housing construction

Kuwait tenders housing construction Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Three tenders launched by Public Authority for Housing Welfare

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal expansion to open ahead of schedule Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Suez Canal expansion work to be completed ahead of schedule

Qatar projects

Qatar authority suspends US consultant Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Aecom seeking to address ‘delivery challenges’ on two Ashghal projects

Mecca light rail system and example for Jeddah Metro

Dutch firm joins Jeddah masterplan team Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

Arcadis subsidiary joins team working on Jeddah transport masterplan

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Market news

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai to retender Maktoum airport enabling works Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Contract is first part of a $33bn expansion to the airport


Investment drive for northern emirates Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

The UAE Minister of Public Works Abdullah Belhaif al-Nuaimi on connecting the northern emirates

Selected Arabtec projects

Arabtec posts loss despite stable revenues Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

UAE contractor records losses in first quarter of this year

Artist's rendition of base of Kingdom Tower

Progress on the world's tallest tower Subscription

11 May 2015 | By

Phase one of Kingdom Tower under way

Heart of Jeddah

Heart of Jeddah tenders enabling work Subscription

11 May 2015 | By

Enabling and infrastructure tender launched for Jeddah redevelopment

UK Export Finance is providing $2bn-worth of export guarantees for the expansion of Al-Maktoum International airport

More support for Dubai aviation expected after UK election Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Conservatives formed new government after 7 May general election

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030 Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

All cities to be connected by freeways

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

UAE considers PPI regulations Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Roads would be first projects

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Infrastructure trends

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Dubai Water Canal

GCC builds on lessons learned Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Yu Tao, president and CEO of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, says tighter regulation and a more mature market have made the GCC an attractive region in which to operate


Qatar Projects 2015 Subscription

1 April 2015

World Cup projects gather pace

Luay Khoury, president and CEO, Projacs International

Shifting risk will drive innovation in construction Subscription

31 March 2015

Outdated liability models mean contractors are taking on too much responsibility, leading to work that does not do the industry justice, say construction leaders

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

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MEED comment

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal area encouraged by investment laws Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

The waterway expansion and development of the surrounding area could transform Egypt’s economy


UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Softening real estate prices have created a new funding challenge

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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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

Impact of GCC slowdown takes hold Subscription

12 May 2015

Bahrain makes the biggest gain, while Saudi Arabia’s market continues to fall

Gulf projects index

Mass declines on Gulf index Subscription

6 April 2015

Iran leads slump in region, with Bahrain and Iraq only countries to record gains

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

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

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Saudi Arabia: Public facilities upgrade Subscription

4 April 2015 | By

Provision of upgrading services for exterior and interior finishes of public facilities

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