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Sharjah

Local developer announces major Sharjah project Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Sharjah Waterfront City will be developed across a 35 kilometre coast

Dubai Expo masterplan to be submitted soon

US firm wins Dubai Expo contract Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

US firm awarded consultancy contract

Etihad Rail extends tender deadline for second phase

Etihad Rail extends tender deadline for second phase Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Bidders prepare to submit offers in September

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

UK still waiting for Dubai airport funding decision Subscription

12 August 2015 | By

Export credit agency offered $2bn in 2014

Suez Canal

Grand opening for expanded Suez Canal Subscription

6 August 2015 | By

President leads nation in festive celebration to mark opening of $8.2bn project

Major works for Doha drainage project completed

Major works for Doha drainage project completed Subscription

6 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Remaining work includes excavation and construction of sub-tunnels

Alec wins Dubai school construction deal

Alec wins Dubai school construction deal Subscription

5 August 2015 | By

School development will be funded by Emirates Reit

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

The $4.3bn bid is 6 per cent lower than offers submitted last year

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Market news

UAE constructing company completes structural work on Abu Dhabi development

Al-Shafar completes structural work on Abu Dhabi development Subscription

9 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Contractor expected to finish Marina Bloom development by third quarter of 2016

To make significant inroads into reducing the waiting list for social housing, Manama will have to enlist the help of private firms

Bahrain construction sector grows by 7.5 per cent Subscription

23 July 2015 | By

Kingdom plans to spend $22bn on new projects

Egypt’s Arab Contractors has said it is set to start restoring damages to the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo

State-owned contractor set to work on damaged consulate in Egypt Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Local contractor will also carry out restorations to nearby buildings

Egypt construction

Egypt signs funding deal with Chinese firm Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Ministry signs agreement with Chinese firm to support projects in Upper Egypt

Cement plant

Saudi cement companies underperform Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Cement producers struggle as demand continues to surge

Mecca metro

Preferred bidder selected for Mecca Metro Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Spanish-led consortium appointed preferred bidder for Mecca Metro

Construction

Middle East records rise in construction disputes Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Report findings say resolution process is taking longer

Artist's rendition of Vida Town Square Dubai hotel

Local firm appointed for Town Square project Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Construction contract awarded for first phase of Dubai scheme

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Infrastructure trends

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Dubai property market

UAE real estate oversupply hits construction awards Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Slowdown comes as awards in Saudi Arabia double

Transport

Middle East Transport Infrastructure 2015 Subscription

8 July 2015

Transport grows despite falling oil

GCC construction awards

Updated Fidic contracts to relieve project pressure Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

A more collaborative form of contract is an opportunity for the region

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Moutaz al-Khayyat, CEO, Khayyat Contracting & Trading

Interview: Planning for business after the World Cup Subscription

9 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Moutaz al-Khayyat, the CEO of Qatari contractor Khayyat Contracting & Trading, has his eye on new markets, as he looks ahead to life after the World Cup

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

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Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait must maintain momentum Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Government cannot let lower oil prices derail vital infrastructure schemes

Colin Foreman

Changing the status quo of Saudi construction Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco’s setting up of a new project management company looks set to change the status quo of the kingdom’s construction industry

Hossam Abougabal

Expansion illustrates Bahrain’s economic vision Subscription

4 June 2015 | By

The airport could be the driver for Manama to reemerge as a favourable business environment

Colin Foreman

Time favours Russia, but not Qatar Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

A rebid held in 2017 would give new host enough time to prepare for 2022

Hossam Abougabal

Breakdown of Egypt-Arabtec deal costly for everyone Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

The military is asserting itself in Egypt’s construction sector

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

Emirates

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

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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

Value of projects planned or under way, 24 July 2015

Saudi Arabia and Iran drive index growth Subscription

28 July 2015

Iran’s projects market begins long climb after striking nuclear deal

Value of projects planned or under way, 17 July 2015

Mixed end to Ramadan for Gulf index Subscription

21 July 2015

Iran’s projects market begins long climb after striking nuclear deal

Value of projects planned or under way 26 June 2015

Saudi Arabia drives decline on Gulf index Subscription

1 July 2015

Kingdom’s projects market records biggest fall in value since February

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