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King Fahd Causeway

Firms prepare bids for Saudi-Bahrain causeway Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Marine works involve building a new island

Oman road dualization scheme

Muscat receives bids for Barka to Nakhal road project Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Scheme involves turning the existing Barka to Nakhal road into a dual carriageway

Oman road

Firms bid for Oman expressway project management Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Construction work on the Batinah Expressway scheme has already started

Mecca construction projects

Two compete for Mecca’s King Abdul Aziz Road project Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Design and build deal is valued at about $1.6bn

Elevated road

Contractor secures Qatar interchange work Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

New interchange in Qatar will provide access to a new shopping mall

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Market news

Parking in Dubai

Dubai developing 22 smart city initiatives

10 September 2014 | By

Emirate’s Smart City programme cover traffic control, smart parking and public transport services

Qatar roads

CH2M Hill Halcrow secures Qatar road services contract Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Consultancy deal will help improve road safety in Qatar

Bahrain invites companies to prequalify for bridges project Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

New bridges will be built to connect Al-Madina al-Shamaliya islands in Bahrain

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

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Roads trends

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Bahrain Transport Project of the Year

31 July 2014

North Manama Causeway

Yemen transport projects by status

Sanaa struggles to progress with projects Subscription

28 July 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Delays in unlocking donor funds and the deteriorating security situation in the north of the country have held up progress on major transport schemes in Yemen

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Dubai road plans

Double vision for Dubai road link Subscription

10 April 2014

Dubai’s main highway is the focus of a feasibility study looking at adding an elevated level in a bid to ease cross-emirate traffic congestion

Roads programme makes headway in Oman Subscription

1 April 2014 | By

A major part of Oman’s economic development plan is linked to improving highway infrastructure, resulting in huge investment being ploughed into opening up land transport links

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Road presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments


Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Expansion in Saudi Arabia lifts market Subscription

11 September 2014

Projects announcements in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia give boost to Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Iraq’s project market continues to slide as US steps up intervention Subscription

14 August 2014

The contraction in Iraq’s projects market weighed on the regional index for the Gulf as a whole

Gulf Projects Index

Dubai’s Mall of the World boosts index Subscription

17 July 2014

UAE and Bahrain are the outstanding markets of the week

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Cowi Subscription

An international consultancy founded in 1930 that works across many sectors, including water, rail, road, airports, bridges and tunnels, energy and construction

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Ashghal Subscription

The government body, also known as Public Works Authority, coordinates the design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in Qatar

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Mattar Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

30 May 2013

Mattar Mohammed al-Tayer is Chairman and executive director of Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), and vice-chairman of Etihad Rail

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012

Robert Hardy is divisional director of transport and planning, Middle East, Mott MacDonald

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