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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

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Airbus A380 engines contract is largest ever order for UK-based group

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

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

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

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

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

Tourism 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

Religious tourism

Tourism potential remains untapped Subscription

6 April 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The Saudi authorities have long said they are keen to attract more tourists and draw attention to the country’s heritage sites. So far, however, little is being done to expand the industry

Flights at Saudi international airports

Kingdom invests in aviation sector Subscription

6 April 2015 | By James Gavin

Saudi Arabia is trying to keep pace with its GCC neighbours in the airports sector, with a series of expansions planned

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Rawabi planned city in the Palestinian Territories

Homes move up the Palestinian agenda Subscription

30 March 2015 | By James Gavin

The Palestinian Territories are to see new affordable housing projects come to fruition, despite the challenges developers have had to face getting the schemes off the ground

Funding: Jabal Omar Development Company received a $1bn loan from NCB, a new entrant to the MEED 100

MEED 100 largest listed companies: Construction & Real Estate Subscription

25 March 2015

Jabal Omar Development Company leads the construction sector in the MEED 100 ranking

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People

Laurent Voivenel Subscription

27 January 2015

Laurent Voivenel is CEO at Hospitality Management Holdings

Guido de Wilde Subscription

12 July 2014

Guido de Wilde is senior vice president, regional director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in the Middle East

Alex Kyriakidis Subscription

12 July 2014

Alex Kyriakidis is president and managing director Marriott International, Inc. Middle East & Africa

Helal Saeed al-Marri Subscription

27 January 2014

Helal Saeed al-Marri is director-general, Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing

Reem al-Hashimy Subscription

27 January 2014

Reem al-Hashimy is UAE minister of state and managing director of the Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-president and prime minister, UAE; Ruler, Dubai

The people spearheading Dubai's expo plans Subscription

27 January 2014

Twelve key figures involved with Dubai’s Expo preparations

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MEED events

AHIC 2015

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2015

5 - 7 May 2015 | Hotel Development for Tomorrow’s Traveller

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Egypt tourism

Egypt’s tourism projects outlined to potential developers Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Egypt pushes ahead with plans to build new Red Sea resorts

Egypt tourism

Egypt plans to revive tourist industry Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Tourism minister targets 20 million tourists per year by 2020

Saudi Arabian tourists

Saudi Arabians top Dubai tourism visitors Subscription

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 passengers Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Emirate is expected to receive 70 million passengers in 2020

Tenders

Egypt: Building construction Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Construction of a building in a second residential district


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