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Egypt construction

Arabtec Egypt housing project under threat Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

One million home project in doubt amid claims of a breakdown between the two parties

Al-Hajar mountains

Runway extension for Fujairah Airport Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Work being done as part of the international airport’s expansion plans

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project comprises three parks: Motiongate, Bollywood Park and Legoland

Dubai Parks & Resorts eyes future expansions Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Half of land on site still available for further development

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts confirms 2016 opening Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

Works 17 per cent complete by value


Jabal Omar Development secures loan Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Islamic financing for Mecca development

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Export credit agencies teaming up for Dubai airport funding Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

UK offered $2bn of export credit guarantees in 2014

Property surge: There are fears another housing bubble is forming in Dubai

Dubai property values drop Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Dubai home values dropped in the first quarter of this year as a subdued market continues to struggle with supply and demand

Emaar the Economic City signs new funding deal for King Abdullah Economic City

Emaar, the Economic City gets financing Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Islamic financing for development of Economic City

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai to retender Maktoum airport enabling works Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Contract is first part of a $33bn expansion to the airport

Stock market

Emaar Misr to list Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Property developer plans IPO of Egyptian subsidiary

Aramco awards construction deal to Arabtec

Eight contractors in for tallest commercial tower in Dubai Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

The Burj 2020 will be built in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area

Dubai real estate

Dubai economy slowing not reversing Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

April figures show softening growth

Manazel plans Abu Dhabi healthcare project

Manazel plans Abu Dhabi healthcare project Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Developer reveals plans for medical complex

Tourism trends

Dubai hotel sector growth

Creating the best guest experience Subscription

30 April 2015

Hoteliers across the region are working to improve their offerings

Uncertain demand: Dubai’s Business Bay is experiencing a surplus of new office developments

Office buildings turned into hotels Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Paul Melly

Developers change their plans to meet demand for mid-range rooms

Effective changes: The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates was awarded LEED silver classification in 2013

Hoteliers pursue green agendas Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Paul Melly

Sustainability in the hospitality sector is being taken more seriously now

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort

Brands delivered through people Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Eliot Beer

Maintaining a distinct identity is essential in a crowded market


Hotel Investment 2015

29 April 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

Demand for rooms continues to grow

Growth slows in Dubai tourism market Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

The strengthening dollar is making the emirate a more expensive travel destination, potentially jeopardising its plan to reach 20 million visitors by 2020

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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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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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


Bahrain: Passenger boats Subscription

1 May 2015 | By

Supply of high-speed passenger boats

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