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Egypt’s capital city infrastructure work to continue

Egypt’s capital city infrastructure work to continue Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Government will not cancel any utilities and infrastructure projects related to new city

UAE retenders Etihad Railway project management

UAE retenders Etihad Railway project management Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

At least four US firms are competing for the role

Doha metro train

Arcadis wins Doha Metro design work Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

Contract entails design and consultancy for Gold Line underground stations

Bahrain airport

Bahrain gives airport bidders more time Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

Major international consortiums have been invited to submit offers

Contract awarded for road network near major Dubai development

Contract awarded for road network near major Dubai development Subscription

23 June 2015 | By

Roads & Transport Authority awards $67m deal

The local Emaar Properties has restricted resales on its Dubai Creek Harbour units until handover, which is expected in 2018

Dubai drives on with creek projects Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

Emirate’s focus has returned to its traditional base

Dubai creek

Dubai appoints US firm for new Creek crossing Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

Signature bridge is emirate’s largest new road project

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Turkish firm awarded MEP contract in Jeddah Subscription

18 June 2015 | By

Contract awarded for major mixed-use project

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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

Aqaba port, Jordan

Work on new Aqaba LNG terminal completed Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Project helps ensure consistent supply of energy fuels into Jordan

Dubai creek

Dubai plans creek cable car crossing Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Project will connect to Dubai metro network

Seoul, South Korea

Saudi fund signs on South Korea acquisition Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

Construction joint venture to be established


Aramco venture to target work overseas Subscription

14 June 2015 | By

Project management company’s focus is $160bn of Saudi projects

Saudi projects by sector

Aramco plans new venture for $160bn of projects Subscription

9 June 2015 | By ,

New project management entity to concentrate on infrastructure

Qatar World Cup

Worries in Doha about losing World Cup Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Decision making on projects is expected to slow down

Stadium being constructed in Qatar

Fifa official says Qatar may lose World Cup Subscription

8 June 2015 | By

Fifa official says Qatar may lose World Cup

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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


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

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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

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

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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

Qatar and Kuwait boost Gulf index Subscription

26 May 2015

Saudi Arabia records sole decline in regional projects market

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

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Mass declines on Gulf index Subscription

6 April 2015

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

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