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Thales bids low for Bahrain airport technology deal Subscription

29 November, 2015 By

Project to kick off airport modernisation programme


Qatar launches investigation into five construction companiesSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Rain exposes poor construction at Doha’s $17bn airport

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

Dutch firm frontrunner for Iran's airport city dealSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Award likely to be hampered by regulatory and finance constraints


Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

This will involve significant investment from the private sector

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation

Saudi Arabia forms $10bn investment fund

Saudi Arabia to impose 2.5 per cent land taxSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

According to government statistics, there are currently 750,000 families eligible for public housing

The new Atlantis hotel planned in Dubai

Two frontrunners emerge for AtlantisSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

Contract is one of Dubai’s most high profile construction deals

Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, the UAE

Contractors prepare bids for Reem Mall Subscription

19 November, 2015 By ,

Construction works for the estimated $1bn Abu Dhabi mall expected to start soon

Dubai Holding makes senior appointments

Dubai commercial rents remain flatSubscription

19 November, 2015 By

Dubai’s commercial rents remain unchanged for first three quarters


Bahrain airport seeks firms for fuel facilities Subscription

18 November, 2015 By

Prequalification submissions close on 9 December

Saudi Arabia housing

Saudi land tax legislation in final stages Subscription

18 November, 2015 By

Saudi Arabia has been discussing land taxes since 2014

Jabal Omar development

Jabal Omar extends Hill management dealSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

US firm has been working on Mecca development since 2010


Saudi Arabia to privatise airports Subscription

18 November, 2015 By

Riyadh’s King Khaled International first to be privatised

Tourism trends


Oman to narrow down PPP plansSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

Implementing public-private partnerships could be challenging, with questions around legal frameworks, bankability and the capacity of local banks

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said

Muscat expected to streamline spendingSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

Civil servants in the sultanate are aware that spending will fall from 2016, and have submitted less ambitious spending plans

Resort in Oman

Diversifying Oman's tourism appealSubscription

16 November, 2015 By James Gavin

Muscat is looking to increase the sultanate’s attractiveness to a wider range of tourists, and is undertaking several measures to support the industry


Currency shortage impedes Egypt investorsSubscription

12 November, 2015 By

Government should take action to improve sentiment

Oman seeks firms for regional airport

Oman's untapped tourism potentialSubscription

6 October, 2015 By Dominc Dudley

A new marketing strategy aims to boost the number of visitors

St Regis Dubai and W Dubai – Al-Habtoor City complex

Starwood focuses on mid-range offerings in UAESubscription

25 August, 2015 By

US hotel operator to bring new brands to the emirate to help the government hit its 20 million visitors by 2020 target

Jordan visitors and tourism revenue

Regional conflicts threaten Jordanian tourism sector Subscription

29 July, 2015 By

Countermeasures by the Jordanian government include regulatory adjustments to attract investors and reverse the recent fall in visitor numbers

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on trackSubscription

29 June, 2015 By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum



Laurent VoivenelSubscription

27 January, 2015Updated: 3 February, 2015

Laurent Voivenel is CEO at Hospitality Management Holdings

MEED events

AHIC 2013, Day1

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

26 -28 April 2016 Hotel development for tomorrow’s traveller

Egypt tourism

Egypt’s tourism projects outlined to potential developersSubscription

16 March, 2015 By

Egypt pushes ahead with plans to build new Red Sea resorts

Egypt tourism

Egypt plans to revive tourist industrySubscription

15 March, 2015 By

Tourism minister targets 20 million tourists per year by 2020

Saudi Arabian tourists

Saudi Arabians top Dubai tourism visitorsSubscription

27 January, 2015 By

More than 1 million Saudi nationals visited the emirate in 2014

Dubai International airport

Dubai Expo will add 5.4 million air passengersSubscription

27 January, 2015 By

Emirate is expected to receive 70 million passengers in 2020

Saudi Arabia: Tourist zone developmentSubscription

28 September, 2015 By

Development of tourist zones

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