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Oman roads

Oman awards dual-carriageway Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local firm approved for road construction contract

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Construction supervision contract tendered

Jebel Ali

Two tenders launched for Downtown Jebel Ali Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local developer invites contractors to submit bids for work on Downtown Jebel Ali project

Oman signs industrial estate contracts

Oman signs industrial estate contracts Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New industrial areas to be ready by end of 2016

Abu Dhabi construction

Abu Dhabi tenders $8.2bn of construction projects Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Firms submitted project management proposals in 2014

Dubai contract awards and projects by status

Dubai projects push on despite property price fall Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Emirate’s ruler has approved a raft of new construction projects

Obhur creek crossing scheme

Saudi Arabia tenders bridge construction Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Contractors prepare prices for new crossing

Airport

Abu Dhabi tenders airport construction work Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Contract covers landside areas

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Market news

Artist's rendition of Town Square

Nshama awards earthwork deal for Dubai project Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

UAE developer lets $6m deal

Road in Ethiopia

Egyptian firms encouraged to enter Ethiopian market Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

Egypt and Ethiopia meet on the sidelines of regional summit and agree to encourage better relations between the two countries

Port

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

Metro

Cairo metro contract awarded Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

French firms awarded latest Cairo metro construction contract

Houses

Royal Commission to bridge housing gap Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Three major housing projects being built to service Jubail industrial City

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

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

Rail

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

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Infrastructure trends

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

Cover

Qatar Projects 2015

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

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

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MEED comment

Dubai projects

Dubai takes on another mission impossible

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

Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Construction

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

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Presentations

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

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Projects trends

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

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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Tenders

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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