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Yas Mall

Aldar signs deal with Chalhoub for Yas Mall Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based retailer Chalhoub will open a 18,600 department store at new shopping centre

Nakheel to build new villa community for leasing Subscription

19 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based developer Nakheel’s 1,000 high-end villas will be built in the Nad al-Sheba area

Nakheel officially signs design and engineering deals Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Contracts cover Deira Islands Mall and Palm West Beach

Dubai gives bidders more time for 100-storey tower Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Meydan Group’s Entisar Tower will be built on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubiotech headquarters to open in 2015 Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Building design of Dubiotech headquarters is based on the DNA helix

Nakheel formally signs Palm Jumeirah mall construction deal Subscription

13 July 2014 | By

Two local contractors were awarded contract to build the Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah in May

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

Al-Futtaim receives bids for Dubai Festival City mall expansion Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

At least four contractors compete for Dubai Festival City construction work

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

Nakheel appoints contractor for Al-Furjan community centre Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based developer Nakheel is building three other neighbourhood malls

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Cairo streets

World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

Dubai Mall to expand

Dubai to build more than $2.7bn of new retail space ahead of Expo Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World is the largest project planned

Mixed response to direct escrow account payments Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Some Dubai real estate developers are paying firms directly from escrow accounts

Aldar appoints Mohammed al-Mubarak as CEO Subscription

13 July 2014 | By

New chief executive has been with company since 2006

Nakheel posts 54 per cent rise in profits Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Results follow news of early debt repayment plan

Dubai apartment prices grow at exceptional rate in April-June Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Apartment prices grow at annualised rate of more than 25 per cent

Limitless receives approval for Vietnam project Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Developer Limitless plans to start construction work on its Halong Star development in Vietnam this year

UAE developers start to look overseas again Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Major new real estate projects planned by Abu Dhabi’s Eagle Hills in Serbia and Nigeria

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Real estate trends

Doha

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

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

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New focus: Developers to build properties to rent

Dubai must end sales price worries

24 July 2014 | By

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illustration

Rethinking Egypt's cities

4 May 2014

Egypt rises to the urban development challenge

Construction

A Guide to GCC Construction

4 May 2014 | By

Resources tighten on construction sector rebound

Construction

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

EPC

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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Presentations

Projects trends

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

Value of projects planned or under way ($bn) 10 June 2014

Kuwait rebound lifts Gulf Projects Index Subscription

12 June 2014

GCC state of Kuwait is now the fastest-growing projects market in the Gulf region

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Projects awards

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

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

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

Al-Naboodah Laing O’Rourke wins Majid al-Futtaim hotel contract Subscription

15 June 2014 | By

Majid al-Futtaim Properties’ Hilton Garden Inn-branded hotel will be built in Al-Barsha

Bam secures more Al-Ain stadium development work Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

Netherlands-based contractor Bam recently completed Al-Ain stadium

Drake & Scull wins contracts in Jordan Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Work involves providing engineering services at Saraya Aqaba development

Habtoor Leighton wins Dubai's Jewel of the Creek Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Development is being built on the banks of the creek

People

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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