With some $3.8tn worth of projects planned or underway, the Gulf is one of the most lucrative construction markets in the world.
But as Colin Foreman says this week in his comment tendering in 2017 reflects tightening margins for developers and contractors, market conditions are hardening.
The fall in oil prices since 2014 is squeezing regional finances and has increased the need for improved efficiency in project delivery, and greater onsite productivity.
Finding new and better ways to deliver projects is a vital element of the reforms taking place across the region.
MEED would to hear your views on how this can be achieved.
Whether through new forms of contract, or better adoption of new technology, there are many innovations that the industry can adopt.
Tell us what you think are the best opportunities to improve construction in the region by clicking on the link below taking part in MEED’s short survey
I look forward to hearing from you.