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Bahrain expects new line-up of projects

Bahrain expects new line-up of projects Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Minister claims citizens will soon benefit from projects worth a total of $22bn

Housing

Saudi firm teams up with housing specialist Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Local company partners with Brazilian firm to build low-cost homes

Emaar Properties

Emaar seeks programme management proposals Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Role involves overseeing the development of Dubai Creek Harbour

Construction

Arabtec’s Egypt project faces difficulties Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Authorities raise funding concerns

Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt

Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt Subscription

26 February 2015 | By ,

Abu Dhabi developer to announce major real estate project in Egypt

Sinai investment

Housing Ministry to invest in Sinai Peninsula Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Central Agency for Construction commits additional funds to roads, power and housing projects in Sinai

Dubai creek

Al-Futtaim Carillion wins Meraas contracts Subscription

25 February 2015 | By ,

Two deals are latest awards for local/UK contractor in Dubai

Sabic plans 9,000 new villas for staff

Sabic plans 9,000 new villas for staff Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Majority of new villas will be built in Jubail

Dubai Creek Harbour

Firms wait for Emaar Creek award Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Bids for six residential towers submitted four months ago

Dubai Expo site

Architects bid for Dubai Expo residential design Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Consultants also working on masterplan for event

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Market news

Dubai property

Slow start to the year for Dubai’s real estate Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Reduced capital flows and subdued demand for Dubai properties sees residential sale prices dip in the first six weeks of 2015

Union Oasis

Dubai transport agency to seek Union Oasis developers Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Public-private partnership will develop real estate on top of metro station

Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties’ outlook upgraded to positive Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Moody’s affirms Emaar Properties’ Ba1 rating

Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete

Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Local firm confirms completion of hotel project in Doha

Emaar receives bids for The Hills

Emaar receives bids for The Hills Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Work involves building six towers

Houses

Royal Commission to bridge housing gap Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Three major housing projects being built to service Jubail industrial City

Housing

Egypt proposes new housing project Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Housing minister put forward new residential project in 6th October City ahead of investment summit

Istanbul in Turkey

Al-Mayaza to develop six towers in Turkey Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Kuwaiti-Turkish joint venture announces real estate project in Istanbul

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Real estate trends

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

Richard Thompson

Dubai's construction market active but softening Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Still many opportunities despite challenges, say speakers at Destination Dubai

Abu Dhabi residential rental prices

Changing landscape for Abu Dhabi property Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

International investment could serve developers as emirate’s market continues slow growth

Dubai freehold villa supply pipeline

Dubai property market regains balance Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Dubai’s real estate market has matured, and will continue to see slow but sure growth on the back of confidence fuelled by the Expo 2020 win

Dubai hotel rooms

Dubai’s budget hotel dilemma Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

While there is strong demand in the emirate for mid-range and budget hotels, the cost of land is holding back development of sector

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MEED comment

Construction in Cairo

Egypt committed to foreign investment

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

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

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

3 February 2015 | By

Minimum 10 per cent drop in prices expected

Dubai project finance

Project financing requires innovation

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

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

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

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

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Presentations

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

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Projects awards

Dubai creek

Al-Futtaim Carillion wins Meraas contracts Subscription

25 February 2015 | By ,

Two deals are latest awards for local/UK contractor in Dubai

Bluewaters island

Contractors in Dubai win more Bluewaters work Subscription

4 February 2015 | By

Contracts cover the hospitality and residential components of the island

Dubai

Contract awarded for Dubai residential tower Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

New mixed-use residential development in Jumeriah Village Circle announced

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Development will cover 7.4 million square metres

India’s Larsen & Toubro has won a contract to build a hotel at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Larsen & Toubro to build Muscat Crowne Plaza Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Four-star hotel part of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dreamz by Danube development

UNEC awarded Dubai residential deal Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Danube awards construction contract to local firm for villa development in Dubai

FNC starts work on Fujairah Business Centre Subscription

29 December 2014 | By

Contraction of office complex to be completed in three years

The local Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) has been awarded a $147m contract for the expansion of Dubai Properties’ Remraam development

Local firm wins contract for Dubailand work Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Engineering Contracting Company wins deal for Remraam expansion work

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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Egypt: Housing construction Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Construction of nine residential buildings comprising 216 housing units

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