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Aramco sets stadium construction award date

Aramco sets stadium construction award date Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Nine groups preparing to submit bids for programme

Saudi construction awards

Four groups submit bids for $2.6bn Saudi medical city Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

King Khaled Medical City in Dammam will include 1,500-bed hospital

Aramco receives stadium project management bids

Aramco receives stadium project management bids Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

Sports arenas will be built at 11 locations across kingdom

Oman gives bidders more time for cultural complex

Oman gives bidders more time for cultural complex Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Development comprises three major buildings

The larger of the two orders is for King Faisal Medical City in Abha in the Asir province

Joint venture wins Saudi medical deals Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Two contract awards total more that $2.66bn

Saudi Aramco has invited nine groups to submit bids by 26 October for the contract to build 11 stadiums

Aramco tenders construction work for stadiums Subscription

29 September 2014 | By

Oil major invites bids by 26 October

Aramco stadium programme to cost $4.4bn

Aramco stadium programme to cost $4.4bn Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Programme said to be growing in scope

Warner Bros theme park planned for Abu Dhabi

Contractors bid for Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Warner Bros Development will have 19 themed rides

football stadium

Aramco tenders project management for stadiums Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Construction contracts to be tendered in November

Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, the UAE

Contractors sought for Reem Mall Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Shopping centre will be built on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island

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Market news

In Abu Dhabi, new buildings must have a rating of at least one pearl and all government buildings must achieve a minimum of two

Lowest price wins must end for contract awards Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Focus on cheapest bid hampering sustainable building development  

Planned Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi

Contractors submit bids for Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Subscription

26 August 2014 | By

Saadiyat Island will be home to several major museums

Kier targets Middle East building sector Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

UK-based contractor Kier looks to build on recent Dubai University construction deal

New $544m tourism project planned for Dubai creek Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Dubai creek tourism project will entail floating market, hotels and restaurants

GCC must rethink megaproject delivery Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Infrastructure analyst calls for current projects to be used to educate future planners

Kuwait approves 248,000 new homes Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Properties will be built outside the traditional urban area of Kuwait City

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Dubai to transform metro stations into art galleries Subscription

20 April 2014 | By

Six of Dubai’s metro stations to house assorted art objects

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Abu Dhabi received bids for the contract to build the Guggenheim Museum in August this year

The UAE's cultural challenge Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Although several landmark museum projects have been launched in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, few have been completed

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in June in the Middle East

Dubai Mall

Dubai's 13 biggest shopping mall developments Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World tops the $2.7bn-worth of Dubai-based shopping centre projects in MEED’s list

GCC social infrastructure awards and projects

Region invests in social services Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

GCC governments are making progress on social infrastructure projects promised in the wake of the regional unrest, with healthcare and education enjoying the most attention

State spending drives project activity in Kuwait Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Major construction projects and a steady stream of smaller awards by government bodies are keeping contractors busy in Kuwait

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion


Stadiums are the new focus in Qatar Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Contractors are now turning their attention to the 2022 World Cup stadium projects, although details of upcoming projects are still unclear

Al-Rayyan stadium: A project manager has been chosen

Focus returns to Qatar's stadium programme Subscription

14 April 2014 | By

2014 is set to be the year in which Qatar awards construction contracts to build several World Cup stadiums. Not a moment too soon, say contractors  

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Jean Nouvel Subscription

4 August 2013

Jean Nouvel is founder and partner, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Donna Sultan Subscription

4 August 2013

Donna Sultan is chief executive officer, KEO International Consultants

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