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Kuwait airport extends prequalification

Firms prepare bids for Kuwait airport terminal Subscription

26 July 2015 | By

Retender is open to prequalified contractors

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

Infrastructure contract award for Abu Dhabi industrial zone Subscription

23 July 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi Ports Company awards infrastructure contract for industrial zone

Obhur creek in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah sets new deadline for Obhur bridge Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Creek crossing is part of the $12bn Jeddah Public Transport Programme

Saudi construction

Bidders submit credentials for Aramco project management venture Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Company targets $160bn of construction projects

Qatar announces industrial zone project

Qatar announces new industrial project Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Doha invites investors as it looks to develop major scheme

Mediterranean coast in Tunisia

Tunisia gets World Bank loan Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Loan intended to improve rural roads


Qatar awards economic zone contract Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Spanish - local consortium wins construction job

Dubai property market

UAE real estate oversupply hits construction awards Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Slowdown comes as awards in Saudi Arabia double

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Market news

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


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

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

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Infrastructure trends

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

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


Qatar Projects 2015 Subscription

1 April 2015

World Cup projects gather pace

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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

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

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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Kuwait: Storage system infrastructure Subscription

12 July 2015 | By

Supply, installation and upgrading of main storage system infrastructure

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