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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

Package three of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre awarded

Indian contractor wins Omran deal Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Package three of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre awarded

Union House in Dubai

Alec is low bidder for Dubai museum Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Six companies submitted prices for the construction contract

Bids in for Qatar World Cup stadium

Bids in for Qatar World Cup stadium Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

Al-Bayt stadium will be built in Al-Khor


Bid deadline extension for UAE solar centre Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

Contract will involve building centre at Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Union House in Dubai

Contractors submit bids for Dubai museum Subscription

1 February 2015 | By

Project will be built where UAE rulers formed the federation in 1971


Negotiations for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Discussions with bidders are ongoing

Al-Wakrah stadium

Qatar extends World Cup stadiums deadlines Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Tender dates for two stadiums being built in preparation for Fifa’s 2022 football World Cup have been extended as contractors ask for more time

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Market news


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

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

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Public buildings trends

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

November contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in November in the Middle East

Mohamed al-Khadar

Interview: Executive director, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council is making good strides in helping the emirate plan the next phase of its development, says Mohamed al-Khadar

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