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Bollywood Parks Entry

Managing the delivery of Dubai Parks & Resorts Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

South Korea’s Samsung C&T is managing 27 contractors on the $2.9bn project

Ashghal seeks firms for Qatar hospital

Ashghal seeks firms for Qatar hospital Subscription

7 June 2015 | By

Healthcare facility will be built next to Qatar University

Abu Dhabi

Firms submit offers for $8.2bn of Abu Dhabi construction work Subscription

1 June 2015 | By

Projects cover infrastructure and buildings

Al-Wakrah stadium

Contractors submit bids for Qatar World Cup stadium Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Enabling works on the 45,000-seat stadium started in 2014

Saudi construction awards

Indian firm bids low for Riyadh headquarters Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Eight groups submitted bids for construction contract

Al-Wakrah Stadium

Contractors due to bid for Qatar World Cup stadium Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Enabling works on the 45,000 seat stadium started in 2014


Saudi Electricity Company extends headquarters deadline Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Complex will be located in Riyadh

Qatar projects

Qatar authority suspends US consultant Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Aecom seeking to address ‘delivery challenges’ on two Ashghal projects

Planned Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi

Firms submit revised offers for Abu Dhabi museums Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

The Zayed and Guggenheim museums will be built on Saadiyat Island


Aramco expected to progress with just two stadiums Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Downsized programme now expected to involve construction of sports villages

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Market news


Sharjah Healthcare City seeks investors Subscription

1 June 2015 | By

Masterplan for new site reaching completion

Qatar Foundation Stadium

Construction slowdown expected in Qatar Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

One of Doha’s biggest contractors says it is planning for a lull in project activity after the 2022 World Cup

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 Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Club looking to secure project financing before end of year

Abdulaziz Al Mawlawi

Qatar World Cup stadiums progressing Subscription

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

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Public buildings trends

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Video Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Stadium projects

Low oil prices leave little room for stadiums Video Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Forecasts at the end of 2014 said stadium projects would stall

Forecast education awards

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

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

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

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

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GCC Construction 2015

12 August 2014

A comprehensive overview of the civil construction industry in the GCC

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