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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

Qatar specialist centre

SSH wins Qatar clinic design and supervision Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Project will have six interconnected buildings

Hospital project

Amal hospital to be complete in 2016 Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Work progressing on schedule for Dubai psychiatric healthcare project

Warner Bros theme park planned for Abu Dhabi

Contractor wins Abu Dhabi theme park construction deal Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

New attraction will be built on Yas Island

Dubai's Museum of the Future

Dubai approaches contractors for museum Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Futuristic building will be constructed on Sheikh Zayed Road


Dubai retenders solar innovation centre Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Bids did not meet expected quality

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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 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


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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Public buildings trends

Slow 2015 in store for contractors in Abu Dhabi

Slow 2015 in store for contractors Subscription

8 February 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi’s construction market has struggled to deliver on the promise it once showed, with the decline in oil prices and the revised population forecast set to delay progress with new projects

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

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

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