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Oman tenders New Sultan Qaboos hospital Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

16 companies prequalified


Oman to tender hospital project Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Another five hospital construction tenders expected in 2015

Al-Rayyan Stadium (expansion)

Contractors express interest in Qatar stadium Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Al-Rayyan stadium will have 40,000 seats

Union House in Dubai

Local contractor wins Dubai museum deal Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Revised offers were submitted in late February

Foster + Partners appointed for Lusail stadium

Foster + Partners appointed for Lusail stadium Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Arena will be main venue for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

Union House in Dubai

Al-Shafar bids low for Dubai museum Subscription

8 March 2015 | By

Revised offers put local contractor in front


Saudi stadiums progress slows Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Construction contracts were due to be awarded in late 2014

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

El-Seif wins Jeddah ministry headquarters deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Local contractor will build Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry building in Jeddah


Local firm awarded mall expansion work in RAK Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Manar mall expansion contract awarded to local firm

Saudi construction awards

El-Seif wins $2bn worth of Jizan contracts Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Local contractor will build multiple residential areas in Jizan

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Yousef AlHorr, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

World Cup stadiums to conform to green standards Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Metro stations, stadiums and government buildings must hit minimum sustainability standards

Egypt's Al-Ahly football team

Egypt’s Al-Ahly football club to seek funding for new stadium

15 March 2015 | By

Club looking to secure project financing before end of year

Abdulaziz Al Mawlawi

Qatar World Cup stadiums progressing

12 March 2015 | By

More tenders due for release, with all stadiums due for completion by 2020

Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman bin Nasser al-Thani

Qatar aims to tackle labour camp issues Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Daruna is developing high-quality workers’ accommodation that will be open for external inspection

Omar Bahgat

Qatar to build up to 70 medical centres Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Focus is moving from purely clinical facilities to more wellness centres, with design attention paid to colour and light

Yousef Al-Horr

Green building to be compulsory in Qatar by 2020 Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Sustainable guidelines being implemented across over 1.75bn sq ft of projects


Bahrain reveals healthcare investment plan Subscription

31 December 2014 | By

Bahrain to invest millions in healthcare centres and hospitals over the next 10 years

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Report did not find enough evidence of corruption to justify revote

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Saudi Arabia leads education projects spending Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

The kingdom will continue to lead the GCC in terms of education investment in 2015. Meanwhile, the other GCC states will focus on infrastructure in a climate of declining oil prices

In 2014, Bahrain and Qatar were the only markets where a local contractor did not head the ranking

Abu Dhabi giant bounces back Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Following a multibillion-dollar restructuring, Al-Jaber Group has become the UAE’s most active construction company, winning more work than any other GCC contractor in 2014

UAE federal budget

Major public construction projects set to go ahead Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

While governments review their priorities in the face of volatile oil prices, important infrastructure schemes under construction in the region are expected to advance as planned

Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins

Interview: Uwe Krueger, CEO, Atkins Subscription

23 December 2014

Urban population growth is creating new challenges for governments around the world. Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger says nowhere more than in the Middle East. Richard Thompson reports

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

Doha Festival City

Interview: Kareem Shamma, CEO of Doha Festival City Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Progress at Doha’s largest shopping mall shows the private sector can indeed deliver large-scale projects in Qatar, says Kareem Shamma

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