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Qatar invites firms to prequalify for zoo project Subscription

16 April 2014, 11:12 GMT | By

Work will involve building the New Doha Zoo

Kuwait cancels tender for $1bn hospital project Subscription

15 April 2014, 11:28 GMT | By

Contract for Jahra New Hospital project in Kuwait to be awarded through ‘negotiation’

Drake & Scull wins new contracts in Kuwait Subscription

13 April 2014, 10:31 GMT | By

Projects include a cultural centre and healthcare facility

Local contractor bids low for Kuwait palace project Subscription

13 April 2014, 10:28 GMT | By

Contract includes demolition, design, and construction works for Al-Salam Palace

Qatar awards first World Cup stadium construction contract Subscription

9 April 2014, 13:23 GMT | By

Nine new stadiums are expected to be built ahead of the 2022 tournament

Saudi Arabia tenders first package on ministries development Subscription

1 April 2014, 4:53 GMT | By

Planned ministries complex in Riyadh will be built on a site covering 5 million square metres

Kuwait receives design bids for disabled sports facility Subscription

31 March 2014, 9:54 GMT | By

Project involves re-building facility in Kuwait City

Dubai approves Halcrow design for Union Museum Subscription

31 March 2014, 8:58 GMT | By

New Dubai museum to be built at Union House

New tourism project launched in Hatta Subscription

31 March 2014, 7:01 GMT | By

Hatta Heritage Inn and Market to be built by multinational contractor

Interior Ministry extends headquarters bid deadline Subscription

31 March 2014, 6:11 GMT | By

Contractors now have until 7 May to submit prices for Interior Ministry headquarters building contract

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Market news

Abu Dhabi invites firms for hotel development Subscription

1 April 2014, 7:03 GMT | By

New tourism project to be built in Western Region

Fifa official says World Cup should remain in Qatar Subscription

16 February 2014, 5:57 GMT | By

World Cup seen as helping to push Qatar to improve labour rights record

Amnesty criticises Qatar's new worker welfare standards Subscription

12 February 2014, 6:00 GMT | By

Human rights group says guidelines do not go far enough to protect construction workers

Qatar issues standards governing working conditions for labourers Subscription

11 February 2014, 7:05 GMT | By

Qatar’s new guidelines are in response to reports of mistreatment of workers on construction projects

Qatar appoints consultants for Al-Rayyan stadium Subscription

11 February 2014, 5:54 GMT | By

Aecom appointed project manager and Ramboll design consultant for World Cup facility

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre names new CEO Subscription

5 February 2014, 6:48 GMT | By

Malcolm Morris replaced by Gautam Sashittal

Kuwait preparing tender documents for hospital project Subscription

2 February 2014, 6:31 GMT | By

Tender for Ibn Sina hospital to be issued in two months

Dubai Healthcare City signs deal for new project Subscription

30 January 2014, 5:13 GMT | By

Mixed-used development to include hospitals and residences

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Public buildings trends

UAE Sustainable Project of the Year

31 March 2014, 9:14 GMT

Dewa Sustainable Building

Saudi Arabia Social Project of the Year

31 March 2014, 7:49 GMT

King Fahad National Library

Gulf Projects Index 18 Mar 2014

No change for Gulf Projects Index Subscription

20 March 2014, 17:04 GMT

A static week as gains made in Kuwait, the UAE and Iraq are offset by decline in Iran

Riyadh

Sustainability gathers momentum in Saudi Arabia Subscription

8 December 2013, 13:19 GMT | By

A record number of delegates and speakers addressed the 4th annual Saudi Green Building Forum

The cost implications of building green Subscription

21 November 2013, 6:27 GMT | By Melanie Noronha

The GCC is pushing energy efficiency in construction up the agenda and is putting in place standards and codes to turn future developments green. Progress, however, is still slow

Prophet Mosque Expansion in Medina Subscription

13 October 2013, 12:26 GMT

The expansion will accomodate up to one million worshippers

Security Compound: KAP 1 Subscription

13 October 2013, 11:08 GMT | By

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior is building a network of security compounds around the country

Grand Mosque Expansion Subscription

13 October 2013, 10:45 GMT

The Ministry of Hajj is expanding the mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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People

Jean Nouvel Subscription

4 August 2013, 6:14 GMT

Jean Nouvel is founder and partner, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Donna Sultan Subscription

4 August 2013, 6:14 GMT

Donna Sultan is chief executive officer, KEO International Consultants

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Exclusive pre-launch offer: Qatar Projects Market Report 2014

3 April 2014, 5:18 GMT

A comprehensive overview of the region’s fastest growing projects market

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