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Dubai roads

Dubai tenders two road construction projects Subscription

8 October 2015 | By

Prices are due to be submitted in mid-October

Saudi construction

Aramco meets consultants for project management venture Subscription

1 October 2015 | By

Saudi oil company plans to form delivery vehicle with at least five firms

Kuwait airport

Kuwait extends deadline for airport tender Subscription

30 September 2015 | By

Bids are now due to be submitted in November

Local joint venture wins Egypt military airport deal

Local joint venture wins Egypt airport deal Subscription

27 September 2015 | By

Three military airports will be built by contracting team

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Etihad Rail receives bids for second phase Subscription

17 September 2015 | By

Contractors submit technical proposals for construction packages

Riyadh Metro

Government moves to cut spending on Riyadh Metro Subscription

17 September 2015 | By

Focus shifts to ongoing projects as lower oil prices continue

Sewage treatment

Kuwait awards $261m of sewage infrastructure deals Subscription

17 September 2015 | By

Three contracts awarded for various projects

Hamad Port

Hamad Port prepares for further expansion

16 September 2015 | By

Design contracts for two additional terminals to tender soon

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Market news

Doha metro train

Doha to start metro tests in 2016

7 October 2015 | By

First phase is due for completion in 2019

Support: Bahrain will become more dependent on Saudi Arabia if oil prices remain low

Bahrain to decide on rail before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Light rail project study also planned

Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Mecca metro awards expected before end 2015 Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Officials say there is an urgent need to carry out project

Kuwait's Minister of Electricity & Water and Public Works, Ahmed al-Jassar (right), has resigned

Kuwait minister handed prison sentence Subscription

30 September 2015 | By

Minister for Electricity & Water and Public Works resigns after court judgement


‘Trouble ahead’ for GCC projects

15 September 2015 | By

GCC’s leading projects market analyst warns that low oil prices will hit projects in 2016   

Bahrain airport

Contractors prepare to submit Bahrain airport bids in October Subscription

15 September 2015 | By

Firms had been preparing to submit offers on 13 September

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

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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


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


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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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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