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Dreamz by Danube development

Dubai developer awards contract on Dreamz by Danube Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Development’s affordability has made it popular with buyers

Sharjah

Local developer announces major Sharjah project Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Sharjah Waterfront City will be developed across a 35 kilometre coast

Burj Khalifa Dubai skyine

Local firm plans Dubai hotel Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

To be developed in the Downtown area

Dubai real estate

Contractors prequalify for Dubai mixed-use scheme Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Local firms express interest in development

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Firm to work on $270m Living Communities Programme

The new Atlantis hotel planned in Dubai

Seven bid for Dubai Atlantis construction deal Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

International and local contracts compete for resort deal

The new Atlantis hotel planned in Dubai

Contractors bid for Dubai's Atlantis Subscription

9 August 2015 | By

Construction contract involves building new hotel on the Palm Jumeirah

Al-Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi

Brookfield Multiplex wins Abu Dhabi mall construction deal Subscription

9 August 2015 | By

Mall is scheduled to open in March 2018

Meydan race course

Meydan launches another Nad al-Sheba project Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

New development includes tall tower, shopping mall and world’s longest indoor ski slope

The Villamar development (left) in Manama's central business district in Bahrain

Work resumes on Bahrain’s Villamar Subscription

3 August 2015 | By

Mixed-use development stalled in 2011

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Market news

Artist rendering of Town Square by Nshama

Beaver Gulf Group wins Dubai contract Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Deal awarded by local developer Nshama for townhouses project

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal

Local firm wins community work in Dubai Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

The new retail complex will be the second community centre in the al-Furjan area

Egypt housing

Egypt and Arabtec still in housing talks Subscription

20 August 2015 | By

Negotiations on the terms of the project started in 2014

Abu Dhabi capital city of the UAE

Aabar Investments gets new CEO Subscription

20 August 2015 | By

Ipic director appointed as new head

Egypt tourism

Egyptian developer records first half profits Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

Finances improve due to hotel developments

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi Aramco awards construction contract Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

Local firm wins more housing work

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi firm reports 179 per cent profit increase Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

UAE developer records significant surge in profits due to improved margins 

Aloft hotels

Starwood signs deal for more mid-market hotels in Dubai Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

New properties will help Dubai reach its goal of 20 million visitors in 2020

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Real estate trends

Emaar Properties: Downtown district in Dubai

UAE leads the region’s developers Subscription

11 August 2015 | By ,

MEED ranking of the top developers in the Middle East shows the UAE in a dominant position

Egypt projects pipeline

Egypt faces financing bottleneck Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

Cairo has a huge demand for finance, but local banks are thinly stretched by government borrowing while international lenders are wary of currency risk

Dubai property market

UAE real estate oversupply hits construction awards Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Slowdown comes as awards in Saudi Arabia double

Middle East contract awards June 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2015 Subscription

6 July 2015

More than $13bn-worth of contracts awarded in June

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

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MEED comment

Hossam Abougabal

Funding disputes continue to haunt Egypt’s plans Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Egypt’s Capital City cancellation could prove detrimental

Colin Foreman

Changing the status quo of Saudi construction Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco’s setting up of a new project management company looks set to change the status quo of the kingdom’s construction industry

Hossam Abougabal

Breakdown of Egypt-Arabtec deal costly for everyone Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

The military is asserting itself in Egypt’s construction sector

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

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Special reports

Developers remain confident in the long-term potential of the Dubai property market

GCC real estate sector struggles with low oil prices

11 August 2015

Dubai, the bellwether market for the region, has seen residential sales transaction values slump in the first half

Real estate

Prices fluctuate in maturing real estate market Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

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

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Presentations

Projects trends

Value of projects planned or under way, 24 July 2015

Saudi Arabia and Iran drive index growth Subscription

28 July 2015

Iran’s projects market begins long climb after striking nuclear deal

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Projects awards

Dreamz by Danube development

Dubai developer awards contract on Dreamz by Danube Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Development’s affordability has made it popular with buyers

Artist rendering of Town Square by Nshama

Beaver Gulf Group wins Dubai contract Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Deal awarded by local developer Nshama for townhouses project

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal

Local firm wins community work in Dubai Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

The new retail complex will be the second community centre in the al-Furjan area

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Firm to work on $270m Living Communities Programme

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi Aramco awards construction contract Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

Local firm wins more housing work

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract

Emaar confirms Dubai construction contract Subscription

2 August 2015 | By

Contract to build the Hills is valued at $230m

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal Subscription

26 July 2015 | By

The $245m contract is the latest deal awarded by the local developer

Palm Jumeirah

Main contract awarded for Dubai hotel Subscription

23 July 2015 | By

Local contractor wins deal for resort scheme

Companies

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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: Residential towers Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Implementation of two residential towers

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