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Oman road

Oman tenders package eight of Batinah Expressway Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Companies have also been invited to bid for package seven of Oman road scheme

Dubai creek

Dubai seeks contractors for new creek crossing Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Dubai creek tender is expected to attract interest from new international players

Tender board contracts down 28 per cent in Oman Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Roads dominate Oman’s state tender board as first six months of 2014 total RO616.3m

Spanish consortium wins Algeria road work Subscription

16 July 2014

Contract covers 380 kilometres of East-West highway

Oman tenders more Batinah Expressway work Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Closing date for contract to build package seven set for mid-September

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Market news

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

Kuwait fills key roles in Public Works Ministry Subscription

9 April 2014 | By

Kuwaiti cabinet has approved appointment of undersecretary and assistant undersecretary

Dubai receives bids for double-decking of Sheikh Zayed Road Subscription

8 April 2014 | By

Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking project is one of the most ambitious in the emirate

Dubai plans city-wide traffic command and control centre Subscription

27 February 2014 | By Jennifer Malapitan-Aguinaldo

Dubai Roads & Transport Authority revists transport system roadmap

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Roads trends

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

UAE Transport Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Comprehensive Improvement of Parallel Roads Project, contract R881/2C

Bahrain Transport Project of the Year

31 March 2014

North Manama Causeway

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

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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

Dubai’s Mall of the World boosts index Subscription

17 July 2014

UAE and Bahrain are the outstanding markets of the week

Gulf projects index

Index up 10.6 per cent on last year Subscription

15 May 2014

Kuwait now the second-fastest growing market in the region after Saudi Arabia

Gulf projects index

Iran records biggest decline Subscription

27 March 2014

Kuwait and Iraq top gainers in the Gulf Projects Index

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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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Egypt: Road works Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Carrying out road asphalting works

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