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Jebel Ali

Two tenders launched for Downtown Jebel Ali Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local developer invites contractors to submit bids for work on Downtown Jebel Ali project

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi Arabia to develop 14,600 housing units Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Housing Ministry signs agreements as part of the Housing Development 2 project

Hospitality sector

Murray & Roberts joint venture win Oman hotel deal Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New property will be built at convention centre development

Dubai contract awards and projects by status

Dubai projects push on despite property price fall Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Emirate’s ruler has approved a raft of new construction projects

Iraq

South Koreans win Iraq infrastructure work Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contract follows 2012 development deal

Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

Movenpick to operate new Dubai hotel Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Upscale operator expands portfolio in UAE

Artist rendering showing part of Egypt's planned New Capital City Project

Second quarter start for capital city construction Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Fast-tracked Egyptian megaproject was launched in March

Artist rendering of Town Square by Nshama

Binladin wins Dubai infrastructure work Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contractor will work on Nshama’s Town Square

Dubai Creek

Contractor replaced on Dubai scheme Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Construction project will now be delivered by marine works contractor

Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai plans new retail centre Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Retail precinct is part of free zone’s expansion plans

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Market news

Artist's rendition of capital city

Eagle Hills to build housing in Egypt Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

UAE developer awarded contract by Housing Ministry

Saudi Arabia housing

Ministry announces more Saudi housing Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Housing Ministry attempts to curb the kingdom’s housing shortage

Artist's rendition of Town Square

Nshama awards earthwork deal for Dubai project Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

UAE developer lets $6m deal

Dubai Mall fountains

Emaar predicts $1bn net profit for 2015 Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local developer concludes annual general meeting with profit projections and 15 per cent capital equivalent for shareholders

Tower construction

Cayan Group announces plans for Dubai and Riyadh Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Local developer announces projects in Dubai and Riyadh

Tower construction

Deyaar reports profit increase Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Local developer announces an increase in net profits as it seeks necessary approvals for AED3.5bn development

Europe was the main beneficiary, receiving $10.2bn of commercial real estate investment from the Middle East

Fall in Middle East outwards property investment Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

GCC fails to capture global real estate inflows

Palm Jumeirah

Drake & Scull wins Dubai contract Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Local firm awarded contract for mixed-use development

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Real estate trends

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Construction leaders survey

Sourcing construction talent remains a challenge Subscription

7 April 2015 | By , Katie Briggs

Recruiting and retaining employees with the right skillsets is an issue that continues to worry construction companies across the region

David Cox, regional managing director, Middle East and South Asia, Mott MacDonald

Construction firms predict slowdown Subscription

24 March 2015 | By , Katie Briggs

Executives at some of the region’s top construction firms say lower oil prices will lead to a rethink about the need for future projects

Egypt GDP growth and planned real estate projects

Egypt real estate projects top $140bn Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Real estate plans across the country to face investors as investment conference nears

Gulf projects index

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2015 Subscription

1 March 2015

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

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government continues massive spending plans Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Positive forecasts for construction sector as government announces additional infrastructure spending

Burj Khalifa cover

Cloudy outlook for Dubai property sector Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Internal and external factors play a role in the slowdown of Dubai’s real estate market

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

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Construction in Cairo

Egypt committed to foreign investment Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Authorities affirm FDI commitment with recent concerns surrounding the financing of Arabtec’s housing project

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Fears of overambitious real estate plans as general confidence remains high in the lead up to Egypt Economic Development conference

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

Dubai real estate

Market slowdown for Dubai real estate Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Banks must develop innovative finance packages to allow project market to continue growth

Marassi al-Bahrain development

UAE real estate investment buoyed by Eagle Hills Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Eagle Hills and Al-Mabaar combine portfolios as Abu Dhabi reignites international real estate investment

Dubai Marina

Robust Dubai can weather 2015 storm Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Challenging year ahead is not cause for worry yet

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

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Special reports

Real estate

Prices fluctuate in maturing real estate market

18 March 2015 | By

The region is seeing sharp differences in office and housing costs, depending on the maturity of the market

Illustration

Rethinking Egypt's cities

4 May 2014

Egypt rises to the urban development challenge

Construction

A Guide to GCC Construction Subscription

4 May 2014 | By

Resources tighten on construction sector rebound

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Presentations

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Bahrain makes biggest gains Subscription

14 April 2015

Iran and Qatar also expand, but fail to lift Gulf Projects Index

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Projects awards

Artist's rendition of Town Square

Nshama awards earthwork deal for Dubai project Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

UAE developer lets $6m deal

Hospitality sector

Murray & Roberts joint venture win Oman hotel deal Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

New property will be built at convention centre development

Palm Jumeirah

Drake & Scull wins Dubai contract Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Local firm awarded contract for mixed-use development

Iraq

South Koreans win Iraq infrastructure work Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contract follows 2012 development deal

Artist rendering of Town Square by Nshama

Binladin wins Dubai infrastructure work Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contractor will work on Nshama’s Town Square

Aramco awards construction deal to Arabtec

Aramco awards construction deal to Arabtec Subscription

24 March 2015 | By

Arabtec Construction wins contract to build 380 villas

Resort construction

Towell wins Oman resort construction deal Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Local contractor will build two more residential zones

Mall construction

Contractor wins Doha mall deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

New retail centre will be built at Lusail

Companies

People

Laurent Voivenel Subscription

27 January 2015

Laurent Voivenel is CEO at Hospitality Management Holdings

Mohammed Alabbar Subscription

22 January 2015

Mohammed Alabbar is chairman, Emaar Properties

Rashid al-Nafisi Subscription

22 September 2014

Rashid al-Nafisi is chairman of the Al-Mazaya Holding Company

Salwa Nabil Malhas Subscription

16 September 2014

Salwa Nabil Malhas is chief business development and marketing officer at Al-Mazaya Holding

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi Subscription

16 September 2014

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi is CEO at Al-Mazaya Holding Company

Grigoris Christofides Subscription

28 November 2013

Grigoris Christofides is chief executive officer, Arabtec Construction

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