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Qatar stadium

Qatar tenders Al-Khor stadium construction Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Project also involves the construction of a retail precinct

The planned Al-Wakrah stadium in Doha

Doha tenders World Cup stadium Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

At least nine groups are prequalified to bid for Doha’s Al-Wakrah stadium

Kuwait University in Kuwait

Kuwait University tenders building work Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

Kuwait University contract covers building and operation work


GP Zachariades Group wins Bahrain hospital contract Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Cypriot contractor will build cancer centre at northern hospital


KEO wins Duqm consultancy contract Subscription

12 August 2014 | By

Kuwaiti consultant will prepare feasibility studies and design for two major areas of Duqm’s Special Economic Zone

Six Construct wins Ferrari World Abu Dhabi expansion

Six Construct wins Ferrari World Abu Dhabi expansion Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Attraction already the world’s largest indoor theme park


Aramco to invite 12 to bid for 11 stadiums Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

An award is expected by the end of 2014

Oman tenders cultural centre construction

Oman tenders cultural centre construction Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Bid deadline set for late September

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Centre work

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar hospital work Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Joint venture replaces team of OHL and Contrack for work on Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Mace to manage Oman Cultural Complex project

Mace to manage Oman Cultural Complex project Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Scheme includes building a major library, archive and theatre in Muscat

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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

Abu Dhabi invites firms for hotel development Subscription

1 April 2014 | By

New tourism project to be built in Western Region

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Public buildings trends

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  

Gulf Projects Index 8 April 2014

UAE leads growth in Gulf index Subscription

10 April 2014

Iraq records largest decline in value of projects market in the region

Jeddah cultural centre gets under way Subscription

9 April 2014 | By

The Prince Sultan Cultural Centre project aims to re-establish the city as a leading venue for exhibitions and conferences and as the centre for private healthcare in Saudi Arabia

UAE Sustainable Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Dewa Sustainable Building

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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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GCC Construction 2015

GCC Construction 2015

12 August 2014

A comprehensive overview of the civil construction industry in the GCC

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