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Oman projects by sector and Oman project status

Oman prioritises road and rail plans Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Developers must overcome the challenges presented by difficult terrain to create a comprehensive transport network

Jordan projects by sector and project status

Kuwait gives infrastructure schemes the green light Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

The election last year of a less combative parliament has led to good progress being made on key projects

Nakheel's Palm Jumeirah, site of the 11km The Boardwalk project

Nakheel appoints contractor for Palm island Boardwalk Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

The 11-kilometre-long promenade will be home to shops and restaurants


Arabtec says progress is being made on Egyptian housing Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

The $40bn scheme involves building one million homes

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Emirates Flight Catering is evaluating bids from companies for the contract to build the third phase of its flight catering facilities at Dubai International airport

Emirates Flight Catering evaluates bids Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors are competing to build third phase of facilities at Dubai International airport

Dubai airport awards and Al Maktoum airport

UK offers funding for Dubai airport projects Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors looking to secure work using the export credit guarantees

Saudi and Bahrain causeways

Firms prepare bids for Saudi-Bahrain causeway Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Marine works involve building a new island

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Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Work covers construction of roads and preparation of villa plots

Dubai metro station

Consultants compete for Dubai Metro upgrades Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Stations and rolling stock studies are aimed at increasing capacity


Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Parking in Dubai

Dubai developing 22 smart city initiatives Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Emirate’s Smart City programme cover traffic control, smart parking and public transport services

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi completes smart city study Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Study prepared a three-year roadmap

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah population to double in next six years Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

City will have more than six million people by 2020

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

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Middle East Infrastructure Review

30 September 2014 | By

Regional governments prioritise infrastructure spending to lay foundations for long-term growth

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Getting ready: Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup by airing this year's games in specially built fan zones

Qatar experiments ahead of hosting World Cup Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

The biggest challenge in hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar could be catering to thousands of football fans used to a less restrictive environment


Investors start developing malls in Doha ahead of World Cup Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

A series of new private-sector shopping mall projects in Doha are in the early stages of development

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

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

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 | 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 | 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

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Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

EPC projects

South Koreans still dominate EPC ranking Subscription

5 June 2014

South Korean firms account for six of the top 10 slots in MEED’s list of the highest ranked contractors


Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Doha’s plan to review the number of stadiums it will build has raised doubts about the credibility of its bid


Financing the Dubai boom Subscription

17 April 2014

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 Subscription

10 April 2014

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

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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 8 April 2014

UAE leads growth in Gulf index Subscription

10 April 2014

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

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

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Trac Development Group Subscription

Trac Development Group is a South Korean developer and investor working in the Middle East on the Basra New City , Iraq project

Fluor Corporation Subscription

Fluor Corporation established in 1912 in the US provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services

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Serwan Baban Subscription

21 November 2012

Serwan Baban is minister of agriculture and water resources, KRG

Herish Muharam Subscription

21 November 2012

Herish Muharam is chairman, the Kurdistan Board of Investment

Hama Ameen Hawranim Subscription

21 November 2012

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

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012

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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Egypt: Metro line fences and site levelling Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Implementation of external fences and site levelling works of a high-voltage station to serve a Metro line

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