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Index Tower Dubai

Emirates REIT appoints Foster for Index Tower redesign Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

UK firm was original architect for the Dubai building

The planned Bulgari hotel will be located on Jumeirah Bay Island, a 6 million square-feet mixed-use development sculpted in the shape of a titanic seahorse off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road

Firms invited to prequalify for Dubai Bulgari hotel Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Property will be built on Jumeirah Bay Island

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

The 52-storey Palm Tower Hotel & Residences will be built next to the planned Nakheel Mall

Nakheel tenders Palm hotel tower Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Property will be built next to new shopping mall

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis aims to build smart city model for the world

9 September 2014 | By

Completion expected in fourth quarter 2017


Hill wins Dubai Parks & Resorts role Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

US firm will construction manage attractions

Entisar Tower

Six compete for Entisar tower Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

The 100-plus storey tower will be built on Sheikh Zayed Road

City Centre Muscat expansion

Majid al-Futtaim plans further expansion to City Centre Muscat Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Work will involve adding 60 new retail and dining outlets

Entisar Tower Dubai by Meydan Group

Dubai developer receives bids for 100-storey tower Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Tall structure will be built on Sheikh Zayed road

Palm Jumeriah

Omniyat and Drake & Scull form partnership for Palm Jumeirah tower Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Enabling works set to start by end of October

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Market news

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Abu Dhabi Exchange could see Tasweek listing

Real estate company Tasweek to appoint IPO adviser Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi firm concluding talks with banks and law firms

Jumeirah hotel chain

Dubai Holding subsidiary reports profit hike Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Company on target to exceed AED4bn ($1.09bn) in annual net profits

The planned Union Oasis development at Union Station of the Dubai Metro

Dubai’s Union Oasis project pending RTA approval Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Metro station area to be developed as a public-private partnership scheme

Emaar Properties profits

Emaar to list 15 per cent of mall group Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Developer confirms planned initial public offering


Nakheel awards Jumeirah Islands construction contract Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Local contractor will build houses and retail centre

Dubai Mall

Analysts remain confident on Emaar Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Dip in revenue not a cause for concern 

Dubai at night

Union Properties secures debt refinancing Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

UAE property developer signs AED360m ($98m) facility

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Real estate trends

Dubai financial markets performance

Investor appetite for Emaar places pressure on DFM Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Success of Emaar’s mall group listing could herald growth for initial public offerings


Investors start developing malls in Doha ahead of World Cup Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

A series of new private-sector shopping mall projects in Doha are in the early stages of development

Regional investment in global commercial real estate

Middle Eastern investors spent $13bn on real estate abroad in 2013 Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Around $180bn in investments expected over the next ten years

UAE commercial banks loans and advances

UAE central bank says lending not driving real estate boom Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Bank releases financial stability report for 2013

Dubai real estate

Dubai property overheating fears resurface Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

The World Expo in 2020 will be key to Dubai’s property sector growth, but creating a sustainable market and avoiding another real estate bubble must be high on the agenda

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s construction rebound Subscription

1 May 2014 | By

Developers in the emirate are selling off-plan properties again as confidence returns to the market

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MEED comment

Emaar Malls Group's Dubai Marina Mall

Mixed reaction to Emaar Malls Group listing

1 September 2014 | By

Emaar Malls Group intial public offering sets benchmark for Dubai’s capital markets

Nakheel Nad al-Sheba

Dubai developers must end sales price concerns

19 July 2014 | By

Developing cash-generating assets requires funding, but delivers long-term revenues

Aramco: Investing in future development

Saudi Aramco takes the lead in development Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Since its formation, it has led development in the kingdom, stepping beyond the remit of its core business. Today, it shows no signs of slowing down

Biggest mall: Mall of the World is back on track

New mall depicts cautious approach Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

The change in location for Dubai’s Mall of the World shows developers are continuing to be risk-averse

Dubai construction

'Come and we will build' now Dubai's mantra Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Risk averse developers break from ‘build and they will come’

The Mall of the World site as seen from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

Arabtec share price has fallen

Arabtec locked in a fight for survival Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Company’s ability to manage risks will be thrown into doubt following meltdown

Nakheel back from debt

The milestone is Nakheel is back Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Prepaying all bank debts will allow Nakheel to return to its former glories

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Special reports


Rethinking Egypt's cities

4 May 2014

Egypt rises to the urban development challenge


A Guide to GCC Construction Subscription

4 May 2014 | By

Resources tighten on construction sector rebound


Construction: Demand grows for project managers Subscription

9 April 2014

Complex construction schemes in the GCC has led to a rise in the use of project managers

GCC real estate

Real Estate: GCC property markets stabilising Subscription

18 March 2014

There is an uptick in demand for residential and commercial property across the region, with just one or two exceptions

SR Cover Riding the Boom

Construction: Middle East rides the new projects boom Subscription

21 November 2013

Transport awards, particularly metro schemes, are driving a construction rebound across the region


Engineering, Procurement & Construction 2013: Tapping the region's community

9 October 2013

Welcome to Engineering, Procurement & Construction in the Middle East, sponsored by Arabtec and Samsung Engineering

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Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Index sees its worst week in nearly two years Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

All markets declined apart from those of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Gulf Projects Index

Dubai’s Mall of the World boosts index Subscription

17 July 2014

UAE and Bahrain are the outstanding markets of the week

Gulf Projects Index

Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014

UAE, Qatar and Iraq only other countries to record increase in value

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Projects awards


Hill wins Dubai Parks & Resorts role Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

US firm will construction manage attractions

Nakheel Mall site and Al-Ittihad Park on Palm Jumeirah

Trojan wins Palm Jumeirah construction contract Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Nakheel appoints contractor to build residential block


Nakheel awards Jumeirah Islands construction contract Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Local contractor will build houses and retail centre

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Arabian Construction Company wins Jeddah real estate contract Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Lebanese firm Arabian Construction Company wins contract for three buildings at Emaar Square in Jeddah

Downtown Dubai

Arabian Construction Company wins Emaar towers deal Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Contract marks second major order secured by the contractor in the Downtown Dubai development this year

Majid al-Futtaim Properties, developer of Mall of the Emirates, has awarded a contract to build its new shopping mall at Dubai’s International Media Production Zone to Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex

Brookfield Multiplex wins Majid al-Futtaim mall construction deal Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

New retail centre will be built at the International Media Production Zone

Al-Furjan development in Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Nakheel appoints contractor for Al-Furjan community centre Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based developer Nakheel is building three other neighbourhood malls

Al-Jaber wins Lusail City infrastructure contract Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Work entails construction of streets and lighting systems


Grigoris Christofides Subscription

28 November 2013

Grigoris Christofides is chief executive officer, Arabtec Construction

Ali Odeh Subscription

28 November 2013

Ali Odeh is chairman and chief executive officer, Turner International Middle East

Mohammed al-Marri Subscription

28 November 2013

Mohammed al-Marri is chief officer for design and delivery, Msheireb Properties

James Goettsch Subscription

4 August 2013

James Goettsch is chairman and chief executive officer, Goettsch Partners

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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Kuwait: Building construction Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Construction, completion and maintenance of an administration building

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