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  • Utico takes water pipeline spending past $217mn

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Utico has taken its investments in water transmission and distribution (T&D) networks in the Northern Emirates past the AED 800mn ($217mn) mark, as demand continues to rise.

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  • Bahrain plans key infrastructure development projects

    Bahrain July 18 , 2017

    The Kingdom is set to start implementing a series of infrastructure development projects, to iron out traffic congestion and improve road networks.

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  • Kuwait plans $8 billion in petrochemical investment

    Kuwait July 10 , 2017

    Kuwait has announced plans to invest more than $8 billion globally on petrochemical projects.

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  • Work begins on $5.2 million highway expansion project in Bahrain

    Bahrain July 02 , 2017

    Construction work has begun on the expansion of a key highway in Bahrain, the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning has announced.

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  • Construction margins affected due to low oil prices

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    Lower oil prices are pushing construction firms’ margins down in the Middle East, forcing several companies to reduce prices in order to get work.

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  • $85.6 billion new building contracts expected in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    The overall value of new building contracts awarded in the GCC in 2017 is expected to reach $85.6 billion, according to a new report.

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  • HVACR market in the MEA to increase to 10,000 thousand units by 2022

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    The HVACR market in the MEA region is expected to increase to 10,086.31 thousand units by 2022.

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  • Positive outlook for the GCC construction sector in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2017

    The outlook for construction companies in the GCC will improve in 2017, a recent industry research has reported.

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  • The Middle East is ready for global contractors

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    Private investor confidence is expected to increase as oil prices stabilise, setting 2017 on course to be a significant year for the Middle East construction sector, according to industry experts.

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  • Investments of $302 billion needed to meet MENA power demands

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are prioritising investments in the power sector and need to invest $302 billion over the next 5 years to feed the rapidly rising demand for electricity, according to a recent industry report.

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  • MENA energy investments aim to draw $1 trillion in 5 years

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    Total energy investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could approach the $1 trillion mark over the course of 5 years.

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  • Combined construction in the GCC is valued close to $1.1 trillion

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    The value of ongoing urban construction projects across the GCC has exceeded the $1 trillion mark, indicates new research findings.

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  • GCC VAT framework to be announced soon

    Oman March 09 , 2017

    GCC countries will announce the unified VAT framework within the next 10 days, according to officials at Ernst & Young.

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  • Infrastructure pipeline supports Bahrain’s 4.7% non-oil growth

    Bahrain March 08 , 2017

    An unprecedented pipeline of large-scale infrastructure projects, the implementation of which has accelerated over the last year, is a key factor underpinning the momentum in the non-oil economy.

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  • GCC states to adopt 5% VAT from January 2018

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    All six nations of the GCC are planning to implement a 5% value added tax (VAT) by January 2018, a senior UAE official said.

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  • Improved productivity with advanced resource planning systems

    February 13 , 2017

    Enterprise software Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) serves as the backbone of a business where companies will be able to improve communication between departments, streamline operations and ultimately deliver quality products and services to its...

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  • Infrastructure spend of $265 million planned for Bahrain's Nurana project

    Bahrain February 12 , 2017

    Bahrain-based NS Holdings Company plans to invest BD100 million ($265 million) over the next 5 years for infrastructure development work at its upcoming $1 billion mixed-use project, Nurana.

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  • Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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  • The region's largest IKEA is on schedule for completion by Q2 2018

    Bahrain February 06 , 2017

    The iconic IKEA store will open as per schedule in Q2 2018, a senior official has confirmed.

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  • Bahraini firm to build Amlak’s residential project

    Bahrain February 05 , 2017

    Amlak, the real estate investment arm of Bahrain's Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), has awarded the construction works of its residential project ‘The Sixty Six’ to Yousif Al-Zayani Trading & Contracting Company.

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  • Bahrain awards $150 million contracts to Saudi Development Fund

    Bahrain January 29 , 2017

    The government of Bahrain has signed a $150 million contract with Saudi Development Fund (SDF) to build 1,265 units, type D11 as part of the Al Ramli housing project.

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  • Middle East will be the fastest growing construction market in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The Middle East’s construction market is set to grow at a faster pace than any other region in the world this year, according to analysts BMI Research.

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  • New projects proposed for Bahrain’s $1.1 billion airport plan

    Bahrain January 17 , 2017

    Bahrain’s $1.1 billion airport redevelopment may include a shopping complex, cinema and a theme park.

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  • $270 million worth projects to be delivered by Bahraini firm in Q1

    Bahrain January 15 , 2017

    Bahrain-based real estate investment company, Bin Faqeeh, has announced that it will start delivering $270 million worth of projects during Q1 2017.

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  • Amlak to launch multiple real estate projects this year

    Bahrain January 15 , 2017

    Bahrain-based Amlak, the real estate investment arm of the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), has revealed plans to launch a series of new residential and multi-purpose projects this year.

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  • Kone wins order for Bahrain airport expansion

    Bahrain January 12 , 2017

    KONE Corporation has won the order to supply 145 elevators and escalators for the new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Work on 3,520 housing units in Bahrain to begin this year

    Bahrain January 02 , 2017

    Bahrain’s housing ministry has announced that work on the 3,520-unit Al-Ramli housing project will begin this year.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Islamic Development Bank agrees $434 million funding for MENA projects

    Saudi Arabia December 28 , 2016

    Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $434 million funding for development projects in the MENA region.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • GFH gives $150 million Bahrain Harbour Row project to AlMoayyed

    Bahrain November 03 , 2016

    GFH Real Estate (GFHRE), the real estate arm of the GFH Financial Group, has appointed AlMoayyed Contracting as the main contractor of its Harbour Row project in Bahrain Financial Harbour.

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  • 5 mega residential projects for Bahrain

    Bahrain November 01 , 2016

    Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing has unveiled plans for an ambitious blueprint that featuring the construction of five community living projects across the kingdom which will include 65,000 homes.

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  • Bahrain’s highest residential tower project to be unveiled shortly

    Bahrain October 31 , 2016

    Commercial Real Estate Development Company, Al Tijaria, is set to unveil its Al Tijaria Tower project, the highest residential tower in Bahrain.

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  • Armacell plans to build $16 million manufacturing facility in Bahrain

    Bahrain October 20 , 2016

    Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market, has announced plans to build a new plant in Bahrain.

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  • Three new properties announced by Ascott in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 18 , 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East announcing new contracts to manage three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of...

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  • KONE to equip Lusail Light Rail Transit System

    Qatar October 17 , 2016

    Qatar’s Lusail Light Rail Transit (LLRT) system will be equipped with 139 elevators, escalators and auto-walks by KONE, the elevator and escalator solutions specialists.

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  • First Bahrain appoints contractor to build $30 million villa project at El Mercado Village

    Bahrain October 09 , 2016

    First Bahrain Real Estate Development Company has announced their appointment of Decorators, part of Promoseven Holdings, to construct residential villas for the El Mercado Village project. The project comprises the construction of eight villas and 34...

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  • Amlak plans new mixed-use retail project in Bahrain

    Bahrain October 06 , 2016

    The renovated ‘Souq Al Buhair’ will include 30 retail units and will be ready by mid-2017

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  • Bahrain launches tender to build 1,246 housing units & infrastructure tender to be awarded later this year

    October 05 , 2016

    A tender to implement the first phase of the Al-Ramli Housing Project, comprising 1,246 units and funded by the Gulf Development Programme, has been launched at the Tender Board’s headquarters in Manama.

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  • Bahrain plans the construction of 40 green building projects

    October 05 , 2016

    As part of the country’s sustainable development initiative to reduce power and water consumption, as well as achieve operational cost reductions and maintenance, Bahrain is committed to developing 40 green building projects.

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  • Arabtec to build new hotel in Dubai Internet City

    October 04 , 2016

    The UAE’s largest listed builder, Arabtec, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract to build a hotel in Dubai Internet City.

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  • Bahrain's Diyar Al Muharraq Partners with ByrneLooby for marine habitat development

    Bahrain September 27 , 2016

    The company has comissioned ByrneLooby to do a study In line with its strategy to achieve sustainable development

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  • Saudi Aramco budgeted to spend $334 billion on infrastructure by 2025

    Saudi Arabia September 27 , 2016

    Saudi Government-owned oil company’s plans to invest approximately $334 billion by 2025, specifically for infrastructure and projects to maintain oil capacity.

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  • Reynaers: Keeping it in the family

    September 22 , 2016

    Reynaers' Managing Director shares insight on his company's growing presence in the windows, doors and facades market in the region

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  • Oman rail on track, officials say

    Oman August 28 , 2016

    The rail network will link three major ports and will provide a vital boost to the country's logistics sector

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  • Two Bridges will connect Saudi with Bahrain and Qatar

    Saudi Arabia August 23 , 2016

    The Kingdom is building up for massive GCC development

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  • GCC to have near-term relief from oil spike, says Moody's

    August 23 , 2016

    GCC's funding shifts more towards debt issuances this year

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  • Arabtec announces half year losses of $62.4mn

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Figure is significantly improved on same period last year, when developer reported losses of $353mn

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC aviation projects

    August 14 , 2016

    With growing populations and a build of massive tourist attractions, investment in aviation projects is at an all time high across the GCC. With more development in the sector, the growing influx of visitors, whether for business or pleasure, is fueling the...

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  • SSH Kuwait wins supervision contract for Al Adan Hospital expansion

    Kuwait August 04 , 2016

    Project awarded by Ministry of Health and is expected to take 42 months to complete

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  • Aluminium Bahrain appoints EPC contractor for power station project

    Bahrain August 02 , 2016

    The consortium will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1,792 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine power plan

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  • GCC spending on facades to grow to $12bn by 2024

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Architects and developers need to prioritise lower heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy efficiency, report finds

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  • New Dubai hotel to feature rooftop VOX cinema

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    The Aloft Hotel - which will be connected to City Centre Deira - will boast a rooftop cinema and cinematic themed floor

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

    Comfortable airport terminals key for growing passenger numbers, announces airport consultancy

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  • Aluminium Bahrain seeks $750m loan for expansion

    Bahrain June 22 , 2016

    he first stage of financing, which is the commercial bank loan, is already underway with banks invited to participate in the deal in recent days

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  • Bahrain's Bapco seeks bids for oil refinery expansion

    June 19 , 2016

    The award of the contract is expected to be made in the first quarter or second quarter of 2017

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  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

    Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Omani Minister of Transport and Communications, says 91% of work on MC3 package is complete

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  • Hamdan Bin Rashid inaugurates Community Management Week amid overwhelming response

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Brand new platform highlights sustainable community management solutions via five dedicated show brands

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  • Dubai's Arabtec Q1 net loss narrows as revenue rises

    May 16 , 2016

    The firm's quarterly revenue was $528 million, versus $487 million a year earlier.

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  • Algeria's Sonatrach awards $180m in oil service contracts

    Algeria May 09 , 2016

    Schlumberger was awarded a $75 million contract and Weatherford a $11 million contract

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  • Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with $82m Glamz Residence

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Danube had successfully floated the idea of home ownership two years ago as record numbers of customers joined the sustainable affordable housing bandwagon

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  • Bahrain finalizes interior designer for $1bn airport building

    Bahrain May 03 , 2016

    A joint venture between Arabtec and TAV is acting as the main contractor. It will build a new terminal building, a main services building and an aircraft bay.

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  • Oman delays ambitious GCC rail project

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    Senior official did not confirm when the project would be re-launched

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  • PwC Middle East acquires HLP Consulting

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    HLP to improve PwC’s ‘existing capabilities in the region’

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  • GE Oil & Gas breaks ground on new manufacturing centre

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2016

    Facility is based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and will create 100 new jobs

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  • World’s first gas-powered double-decker bus

    United Kingdom May 01 , 2016

    A major challenge in developing the bus was modifying its fuel system to ensure the bus offered an acceptable range for operators.

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  • KONE wins major order for Qatar’s Doha Metro project

    Qatar April 28 , 2016

    The contract includes the supply of over 500 pieces of equipment for Doha Metro’s Red Line South and Gold Line and a 20-year maintenance agreement.

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  • GCC Rail project to create 80,000 jobs

    April 26 , 2016

    Beginning from Kuwait City and ending in Muscat, the total cost of the 2,117-km railway is estimated at $15.4 billion, including the cost of two new causeways.

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  • Emaar reveals plans for 35 new hotels & residences

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2016

    The new openings will take the total number of new hotel rooms being added by Emaar Hospitality Group in the UAE to 3,835 and the number of new serviced residences to 4,249.

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  • Troubled Arabtec hires AlixPartners for review

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    Arabtec has recorded five constant quarters of losses and is aiming to cut costs which could include job cuts.

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  • Aluminium Bahrain appoints Bechtel as contractor for plant expansion

    Bahrain April 17 , 2016

    Bechtel will be the engineering, procurement and construction management contractor for Alba's Line 6 expansion project

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  • Bahrain retail rents stable despite economic slowdown

    Bahrain April 05 , 2016

    Office rents remained unchanged between Q4 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, with the Financial Harbour and World Trade Centre retaining the top spots as the most expensive buildings for occupiers.

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  • Arabtec cancels proposal to add board members

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Dubai-based construction company had said last week that it will submit a proposal to increase the number of board members from five to seven.

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) appoints Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting [ALEC] to undertake development.

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  • UAE & Singapore JV plans $120m aluminium plant in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The aluminium rolling plant in Abu Dhabi is a step towards diversifying the state’s economy away from hydrocarbons.

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  • UAE's Arabtec wins $463m government contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    Construction of 1,100 houses for Emirati nationals in Fujairah will begin immediately and complete in 2019.

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  • Arabtec wins work on $300m twin towers in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The project, situated in the central Dubai area, consists of two 50-storey twin towers covering a total built up area of 227,800sqm.

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  • Al Maha Ceramics makes big business in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    The company displayed its attractive eye-catching designs of "Digiplus" range of Ceramic tiles using contemporary Digital printing technology with a variety of shades to suit every décor and cater to the needs of its customers

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Where the rubber meets the floor

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2016

    "We have provided 27 units of park flooring to King Faisal University and we are hoping to do more and have a greater exposure in the market.”

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  • New timeline for 2,177km GCC rail project

    Saudi Arabia February 28 , 2016

    As part of an ambitious plan to go ahead, GCC transport ministers will meet in Riyadh next month to discuss plans to go ahead with the GCC railway project in a more realistic manner despite weak global oil prices.

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  • Why Mammoet is the heavy duty transporter of choice

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    If it’s big, heavy and needs moving, there is one name that has earned a mighty reputation: Mammoet, operating in the GCC for more than 40 years. Regional Commercial Director Mike Abbas talks to The Big 5 Hub about the challenges of being the heavy lifting...

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  • Drake & Scull Q4 net profit jumps

    February 14 , 2016

    The company posted a net profit of $4m in the three months to Dec. 31, compared with a profit of 3.8 million dirhams in the year-earlier period

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  • New test facility elevates KONE to new heights

    China February 14 , 2016

    China is home to a new 235m tower, which will be a testbed for some of the fastest lifts in the world.

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  • Upward progress - an insight into elevator giant KONE's new test tower in China

    China February 14 , 2016

    Asia leads the world in new high-rise construction and the world’s biggest elevator manufacturer has just opened a new test facility in China. We speak to Santeri Suoranta, who is Head of Technology, Major Projects, to find out why the new Chinese facility is...

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  • DBMT to set up facility in Hamriyah Free Zone

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2016

    This new facility will provide easy access to all the emirates as well as the international markets due to the strategic position of Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE

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  • GE signs $1bn deals to upgrade Iraq power grid

    Iraq February 01 , 2016

    The GE ‘Power Up Plan’ comprises a set of technological upgrades and solutions to ensure essential incremental power, adding 700MW to the national grid in time for summer.

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  • Arabtec, TAV win Bahrain airport contract

    Bahrain January 25 , 2016

    The scope of the contract includes the construction of the terminal, a services building and aircraft bay.

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  • MENA’s healthcare real estate sector continues to grow

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    “Healthcare real estate is an untapped asset.''

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  • Bahrain’s stalled tower construction to resume in April

    Bahrain January 24 , 2016

    Cityview is tendering for the remaining construction works with a view to complete the full project in December 2016.

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  • Dubai’s Burj Al Arab about to get bigger

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The unique concept - believed to be a global first in resort hotel design – will accommodate 32 beach cabanas, 400 sun loungers, two swimming pools, a restaurant and a bar. It will be called Burj North Deck.

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  • Why the GCC must move quickly to embrace sustainability

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    Following the success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference held in Paris in December 2015, the sustainability industry in the Middle East is set to gain prominence through 2016, says one of the UAE's most high profile green...

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  • Emirates Insolaire to see high demand for its solar technology in 2016

    January 17 , 2016

    "The solar PV industry is booming with the photovoltaic market growing 40 per cent year-on-year and Emirates Insolaire's end-market demand is hitting rapid growth levels almost every quarter," said Rafic Hanbali, Managing Partner of Emirates Insolaire

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  • Saudi Prince cancels plans to consider investments in Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of January 07 , 2016

    Alwaleed also said he had refused the Iranian ambassador's request for a meeting and stopped all flights to Iran by the budget carrier Flynas.

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  • Marassi Al Bahrain launches first residential development

    Bahrain January 04 , 2016

    Exclusive residential one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Marassi Residences offer panoramic views of the sea and lush greenery

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  • Saudi Arabia needs 3 million new homes by 2025

    December 16 , 2015

    Saudi housing ministry has 95 projects under designing phase, 25 under awarding stage, and 67 under implementation.

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  • Bahrain’s $100m Dragon City to open on December 27

    December 15 , 2015

    Spread over a total land area of 115,000 sqm with a built up area of 56,000 sqm, Dragon City is the first of its kind development in Bahrain.

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  • Non-oil exports from the UAE increase $3.2bn in first six months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Exports from UAE up 2 per cent year on year showing "direct non-oil trade is considerably stable despite the economic crisis witnessed by many countries around the world" Meanwhile imports are slightly down with gold and cars topping the list.

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  • @The Big 5: Unigulf presents new insulation panels

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2015

    These sheets are covered on one side with factory laminated aluminium and are available self-adhesive variety as well.

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  • @The Big 5: FORD TRUCKS REVEAL GCC EXPANSION PLAN

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Ford displays its newest construction vehicles at The Big 5, revealing that it will expand into new markets in 2016

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  • The Big 5 officially opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water for the UAE performs the official opening ceremony

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  • @The Big 5: Championing construction and infrastructure

    China November 23 , 2015

    China has always been one of the largest exhibiting groups at The Big 5 Dubai and more than 600 exhibitors are participating this year, occupying more than 7,000 sqm of space at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • More than $250k free training offered to professionals at The Big 5

    November 18 , 2015

    Industry trends highlight importance of training as 3,800 visitors set to attend 75 free CPD-certified workshops at MENA's largest construction show

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  • GCC hosts $115bn worth of rail projects

    November 17 , 2015

    The GCC hosts rail, tram, light rail, metro, and monorail projects, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia leading at $45bn, followed by Qatar at $35bn, the UAE and Kuwait at $15bn and Bahrain at $10bn, according to a report by the German Near and Middle East...

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  • MAN Truck & Bus will reveal new vehicles at The Big 5

    November 17 , 2015

    MAN EcoStyle will reduce overall operating costs, emissions, fuel usage in addition to improving driving standards and vehicle wear and tear

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  • Qatar offers growth potential for affordable hotels

    Qatar November 02 , 2015

    Approvals are currently in place for more than 120 hotels, which if realised will increase the level of supply to approximately 35,000 keys.

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  • New record for healthcare construction awards

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    GCC hospital contract awards to rise to $7.3bn in 2015, a new report says. Saudi Arabia is the region's largest market while the UAE and Qatar offer fastest growth. Nearly 70 mega hospital projects worth $100m-plus are currently under construction.

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  • SURVEY: Only one in ten public sector projects meet its deadline

    Bahrain October 20 , 2015

    In the past three years, less than one-third of all respondents' projects managed to come within 10 per cent of the planned budget and just a quarter of construction projects came within 10 per cent of their original deadlines.

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  • Hajj 2015 quota cuts cost $533m loss to building owners

    Saudi Arabia October 12 , 2015

    Spending levels during Hajj season, which usually reached $7bn (SR26bn) each year, have declined by 20 per cent to just $4.5bn (SR17bn) since the expansion work began.

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  • Saudi's total value of projects worth $9.9bn

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2015

    Strongest sectors include transport and aviation with large-scale projects, including international airports and metros, currently planned or underway

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  • Saudi to build $1.3m footbridge in Makkah

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2015

    Saudi municipality is also building the Duqum Al-Wabar overpass, linking Al-Haram Road and Muzdalifah Road with King Abdulaziz Road.

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  • Bahrain will invest $20bn in industrial and infrastructure projects

    Bahrain October 07 , 2015

    Bahrain’s open business environment has attracted international business from around the world looking to access the fast-growing GCC market, currently worth $1.6 trillion and expected to reach $2trn by 2020.

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  • Alba announces new Chief Marketing Officer

    Bahrain October 05 , 2015

    Alba remains committed to develop Bahraini nationals to take-up key leadership positions

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  • UAE's DC Pro Engineering eyes five-fold growth by 2020

    October 05 , 2015

    New Managing Director Fouad Younan sets sights on Expo 2020 Dubai and Qatari World Cup to further advance the company’s business targets

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  • Survey reveals the top shopping city in the world for Muslims

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    MasterCard survey rates the city number one for Islamic shoppers... just months after it was named the fifth most popular shopping destination in the whole world

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  • GARMCO signs remelt expansion contract with Fives

    Bahrain September 30 , 2015

    The project will create 50 new jobs, further bolstering GARMCO's position as one of the biggest employers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and will generate significant cost savings.

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  • Skills shortages a major challenge for MENA construction industry

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    Delays and cost overruns possible risks as labour demand peaks in the region.

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  • Saudi Arabia & Bahrain sign $300m deal for new oil pipeline

    Bahrain September 20 , 2015

    The new pipeline will replace an ageing 230,000 bpd link and enable Bahrain Petroleum Company to expand the processing capacity of its 267,000 bpd Sitra refinery.

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  • UAE mourns Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aged 33

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2015

    Expressions of sorrow and condolence have been received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his family following yesterday’s tragedy

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  • The Big 5 Kuwait 2015 opens today

    Kuwait September 13 , 2015

    This year’s edition has more exhibition space exclusively for Building Interior Products and a bigger open-air Plant, Machinery and Vehicle (PMV) Product Zone.

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  • Alba receives environmental permission for Line 6

    Bahrain September 07 , 2015

    Permission was granted based on a detailed environmental and social impact assessments carried-out by competent consultant and overseen by the Line 6 expansion team

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  • EGA launches new code of conduct

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    Campaign featured a series of activities designed to give employees a thorough understanding of EGA’s new compliance programme

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  • Assael Architecture to launch regional office in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company plans to open a new office in the UAE to assist Gulf clients looking to the London market for luxury property investment opportunities

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  • REPORT: GCC states must prioritise more efficient energy use

    September 02 , 2015

    Although the recent drop in oil prices has made conventional sources of energy cheaper in the GCC, a new report says it should not discourage investment in alternative energy supplies

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  • Lebanon spends $7.2bn on greenfield projects abroad

    Lebanon September 01 , 2015

    Lebanon is the seventh largest source of greenfield investment among 19 Arab countries, after the UAE ($297bn), Bahrain ($68bn), Kuwait ($67bn), Qatar ($48bn), Saudi Arabia ($41bn) and Egypt ($20bn) approximately.

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  • Qatar issues tender for GCC rail network’s Phase 1

    Qatar September 01 , 2015

    Phase 1 will constitute around 148 kilometers of freight and passenger line to Saudi Arabia’s border, while passenger trains on this line will also be connected to Education City and the Doha Metro.

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  • Construction contracts in Gulf could cross $194 billion

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Positive outlook on the horizon for GCC construction markets as many sectors defy oil prices amid renewed confidence

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  • Aluminium Bahrain seeks rating ahead of $3.5bn project fundraising

    Bahrain August 27 , 2015

    The company was considering a range of options to fund the scheme, including loans, export credit agency finance and a capital markets transaction

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  • Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project - Phase 1

    Bahrain August 25 , 2015 Read More
  • India, GCC countries aim to build lasting partnerships through economic forum

    August 25 , 2015

    The forum will bring together political and business leaders from across the Middle East who shall discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India

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  • Engineering executives, other positions in high demand for Dubai market

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    Executives from US, UK , Canada, Australia, France, Netherlands, India and 13 other countries from different continents eyeing Dubai's job market

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  • Dubai's Danube to award Glitz 3 contract in September

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    Shoring and excavation work on the $109 million Glitz 3 project is expected to start this month.

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  • Starwood signs four hotel deal to make stays in Dubai cheaper

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2015

    New deal brings 816 mid-price rooms to the emirate as Dubai government focuses on cheaper hotel costs ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020.

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  • Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project - Phase 1

    Bahrain August 06 , 2015 Read More
  • Indians ranked top foreign investors in Dubai property

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Indian investors carried out $2.12bn worth of transactions in the first half of 2015, followed by British, Pakistanis and Canadians

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  • Dubai real estate investment reaches $14.4bn in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    Dubai Land Department said that 20,000 investors collectively contributed $14.4bn (AED53bn) and UAE nationals topped the list with $3bn (AED11.5bn) Dubai property market transactions.

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  • Bahrain’s delayed $650m project to be completed in 2017

    Bahrain August 03 , 2015

    Work on site had restarted, and the project will be completed take approximately 24 months to complete.

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • Kuwait's construction sector continues to flourish

    Kuwait July 22 , 2015

    Plans to deliver more roads, residential units and infrastructure projects by 2020 will keep the sector on a growth path, despite challenges presented by reduced oil revenues and the rising cost of raw materials

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  • SeaWorld faces opposition to potential Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    An online petition has seen 32,663 signatories so far to shut-down potential plans to open a Dubai-based theme park

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  • Airfield Maintenance Services

    Bahrain July 13 , 2015 Read More
  • Infrastructure Works & Speed Humps Construction

    Bahrain July 13 , 2015 Read More
  • Bahrain Airport to relocate the aviation fuel tanks

    Bahrain July 12 , 2015

    Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and The Oil and Gas Holding Company BSC (nogaholding) have signed a contract with Mott MacDonald which will provide design and management services for the new Fuel Farm Complex and Fuel Hydrant.

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  • Bahrain’s GARMCO launches $55m aluminium project

    Bahrain July 07 , 2015

    The project will run for approximately 21 months, starting September 2015. Once complete, it will increase GARMCO’s production of aluminium slabs to 120,000 tonnes.

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  • Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project - Phase 1

    Bahrain July 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Kuwait construction sector thriving with $188bn projects underway

    Kuwait July 01 , 2015

    Kuwait has a combined value of retail, interior and fit-out market standing at $31 million.

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  • Are high costs of mega sporting events preventing host cities from applying?

    Qatar July 01 , 2015

    Researchers propose long-term changes to prevent the adverse effect of “mega-event” syndrome

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  • Service Road Construction

    Bahrain June 29 , 2015 Read More
  • Roads Opening and Sewerage Works

    Bahrain June 28 , 2015 Read More
  • Consultancy Services

    Bahrain June 28 , 2015 Read More
  • Honeywell launches new security camera series in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    New series provides simpler and more effective solutions for smaller scale and entry-level security requirements.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction industry witnessing a growth phase

    June 24 , 2015

    "The GCC governments challenge to diversify their economies from oil & gas and their consistent focus on infrastructure development across sectors has kept the construction industry in focus," says Sanjay Bhatia, Managing Director, Alpen Capital Investment...

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  • Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project - Phase 1 (1)

    June 23 , 2015 Read More
  • Bahrain developer completes $17m residential project

    Bahrain June 21 , 2015

    Bahraini developer Manara has handed over majority of the 77 villas constructed as part of the Tubli Gardens social housing projects.

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  • New sun control fabric can scratch 25% off your energy bill

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    GCC has more than 1,200 sustainable projects, with Dubai spending $820m to make 30,000 buildings energy-efficient by 2030, according to a report by Ventures Middle East.

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  • UAE hands over $250m to build 'quality' homes in Bahrain

    Bahrain June 16 , 2015

    On day work begins on 5,000 properties, Ambassador says the cash is part of his country's wish to strengthen ties with Bahrain

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  • UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium to lay off 250 of its workers

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2015

    The company says it aims to cut costs as it plans to expand in the UAE and abroad.

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  • Aluminium Bahrain gets government approval for $3.5bn expansion

    Bahrain June 11 , 2015

    Alba has allocated $3.5 billion for the expansion of Line 6 which will add 514,000 tonnes annually to its capacity.

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  • Dubai is home to best new hotel in the Middle East 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 10 , 2015

    "With 4,000 new rooms entering the Dubai market by the end of this year and the refurbishment of existing properties, the level of competition has never been higher," said Christine Davidson, Event Director, DMG Hospitality Portfolio

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  • Bahrain International Airport Expansion Project - Phase 1

    Bahrain June 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Bahrain is home to the Best Hotel in the Middle East 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2015

    Hospitality sector celebrates with the biggest award ceremony in the region at The Middle East Hotel Awards 2015 with winner in 21 categories.

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  • Sorting Post Office Construction

    Bahrain June 02 , 2015 Read More
  • FM EXPO 2015: final day at the Innovation Zone has again attracted the top names in FM

    May 19 , 2015

    The Emrill sponsored Innovation Zone has brought some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the business and today's programme is not to be missed. All CPD certified

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  • German cleaning services provider showcases award-winning products at Dubai show

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    Karcher ‘s Managing Director in the Middle East gave the Big 5 Hub an insight into the cleaning service provider’s newest products at FM Expo 2015

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International signs five-star hotel in Bahrain

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    Leading global hospitality management chain furthers its expansion into the GCC with new hotel

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  • Dubai builder Arabtec swings to surprise first-quarter net loss

    United Arab Emirates May 13 , 2015

    The Q1 results were not anticipated by analysts who expected a higher quarterly profit

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  • SSH Bahrain wins Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Highway project

    Bahrain May 04 , 2015

    The project aims to reduce traffic congestion and delays during peak hours by upgrading the current highway to a motorway standard.

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  • Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

    April 29 , 2015

    Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC artificial islands

    United Arab Emirates April 08 , 2015

    Alongside its stunning designs and soaring skyscrapers, the GCC has become a world leader in artificial islands. We look at the billion-dollar islands in the sea that have transformed the Gulf coastline.

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  • Lawyers reveal Bahrain agreement to meet social housing needs in the kingdom

    Bahrain April 07 , 2015

    Bahrain's largest contract agreed for the development of social and affordable housing to help meet the country's needs for 50,000 people

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  • World Bank: $15.5 billion GCC Rail project on track

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2015

    More than $200 billion will be invested to develop about 40,000 kilometres of rail network across the GCC.

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  • Designer for new Dubai “Museum of the Future” announced

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2015

    Former Atkins architect Shaun Killa will be the designer for the new Dubai Museum of the Future

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  • Contractors await tenders for $1.4 billion Atlantis resort

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2015

    Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Kerzner International Holdings (Kerzner) are building The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences at The Palm, Dubai.

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  • Indian Nuberg secures $35 million contract for turnkey Saudi Arabia chemical plant

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia's First Greenfield Sulfolane Manufacturing Plant contract secured by growing Indian supplier Nuberg EPC

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  • Saudi Arabia’s commercial vehicle spare parts market to value $3.65 billion by 2020

    Saudi Arabia March 25 , 2015

    Sales of commercial vehicles are on an upward drive in the Gulf region, with Saudi Arabia at the forefront of increased opportunities for the lucrative CV spare parts market.

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  • Diyar Al Muharraq signs $732 million agreement with Bahrain ministry

    Bahrain March 23 , 2015

    Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing has purchased 3,100 residential units for $732 million (BD276m) from Diyar Al Muharraq as part of its Social Housing Programme.

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  • Bahrain’s Investment Gateway project on track

    Bahrain March 22 , 2015

    Investment Gateway – Bahrain is being constructed within close proximity to the air and sea ports of Bahrain, Mina Salman and Manama.

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  • Bahrain’s $13bn economic city project slackens

    Bahrain March 17 , 2015

    The city was expected to generate $13 billion (BD5bn) annually and provide 243,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2040.

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  • Bargain pickup trucks and the Chinese buses have driven Mercedes out of the Kingdom

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    Vehicles are an essential part of The Big 5 Saudi show, whether it’s giant loaders or robust pickup trucks. We look at some of the cheaper options and discover a growing list of converts to Chinese brands

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  • Ascott sees growth in serviced apartments industry for GCC

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    The hospitality sector in the GCC continues to grow, with an increasing demand for international branded serviced apartments.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International debuts in Abu Dhabi with newest launch

    United Arab Emirates March 10 , 2015

    The launch of the new hotel in Abu Dhabi brings the company's portfolio in the Middle East to up to eleven hotels and projects

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  • SSH Bahrain wins Ras Al Barr Resort project

    Bahrain March 08 , 2015

    SSH Bahrain has been awarded a contract for Ras Al Barr Resort by PK Development Company, a joint venture between Kuwait Finance House and private investors.

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  • Bahrain Steel completes $340m term, revolving facilities synd loan

    Bahrain March 05 , 2015

    Norton Rose Fulbright advises HSBC, Mashreqbank and Arab Banking Corporation in relation to a $340 million term and revolving facilities for Bahrain Steel.

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  • Investment in power, infrastructure & construction fuels ME power cables market

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2015

    The GCC interconnection power grid project to open up lucrative opportunities for market participants, says Frost & Sullivan.

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  • Gulf Extrusions receives Gulf Aluminium Council Health and Safety Award

    Bahrain March 04 , 2015

    Gulf Extrusions (Gulfex) was recognised for excellence in health and safety initiatives and significant contributions towards a more sustainable Gulf region.

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  • Qatar aims for 80% of 2022 World Cup projects to be sustainable

    Qatar March 04 , 2015

    Qatar is on track to ensure the overwhelming majority of the projects to be used in the 2022 FIFA World Cup will achieve world-class standards of sustainability.

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  • Ducab new campaign promotes standards and safer building practices

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2015

    Ducab, UAE-based manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, is attempting to drive conversation around safer building practices and fire safety.

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  • Barry Clarke: 'Why quality is the key to FM success in Saudi Arabia'

    Saudi Arabia March 03 , 2015

    FM is well established in the UAE and Qatar but Saudi Arabia still has some way to go. Barry Clarke is Macro International’s General Manager for the Kingdom and here he talks about the opportunities for 2015.

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  • Pre & Post Contract Quantity Surveying Services

    Bahrain March 02 , 2015 Read More
  • Qatar Rail restarts tendering for long-distance network

    Qatar February 24 , 2015

    Pre-qualification tenders have once again been launched for civil work on the first phase of Qatar’s long distance passenger and freight rail network, casting the 2018 completion date on the project into serious doubt.

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  • Pre Contract Engineering Consultancy Services

    Bahrain February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Mosque Construction

    Bahrain February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Engineering Consultancy Services

    Bahrain February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Antara project underway in Saudi by Gulf Related

    Saudi Arabia February 17 , 2015

    520 new homes for the Riyadh expatriate residential market completed by October 2016

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  • Alba signs Service Level Agreement with APM Terminals Bahrain

    Bahrain February 15 , 2015

    Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a Service Level Agreement with APM Terminals Bahrain, a subsidiary of APM Terminals, and operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain.

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  • Tunis Financial Harbor (TFH) to house $103m American University

    Tunisia February 09 , 2015

    Three American universities, in collaboration with a Tunisian university, will build a $103 million American University at Tunis Financial Harbor.

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  • Saudi-Bahrain pipeline contracts to be awarded mid-2015

    January 21 , 2015

    The contracts for the construction of a crude oil pipeline between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are expected to be awarded by the second quarter of 2015

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  • Australasia to be latest island to be developed on Dubai's The World

    January 13 , 2015

    OQYANA World First will consist of high-end villas opening up onto private beachfronts, contemporary seaside apartments and hospitality and retail elements

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  • GCC rail projects will attract $200 billion of investment

    January 12 , 2015

    Massive investment in the GCC Rail project is attracting billions of dollars of investment from governments and the private sector

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  • Bahrain Airport Company to award contract for enabling works under AMP

    United Arab Emirates January 11 , 2015

    Bahrain Airport Company set to award contracts for the enabling works for the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP) in Q1 2015.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel expands with 10 new hotels in the GCC

    January 11 , 2015

    The Group plans to open new hotels in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Iraq

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  • Qatar's affordable housing demand may grow at 3.75% until 2022

    December 18 , 2014

    The demand for "affordable housing" in Qatar has been projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.75% until 2022, a new study has shown.

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  • Diyar Al Muharraq joint venture unveils new waterfront development

    December 17 , 2014

    Diyar Al Muharraq has launched a joint venture with Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi to develop a project called Marasi Al Bahrain.

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  • GWC to develop $188mn Bu-Sulba Logistics Hub in Qatar

    December 17 , 2014

    Gulf Warehousing Company will develop the Bu-Sulba Logistics Hub for SMEs in Qatar.

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  • Brazilian building material exports to GCC reach $25.6 million in first three quarters of 2014

    December 16 , 2014

    Brazilian building material exports to GCC reach $25.6 million in first three quarters of 2014

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  • Dubai’s bourse posts biggest daily drop in six years

    December 15 , 2014

    Other GCC countries experienced the trend as panic selling spread throughout the region due to falling oil prices

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  • Abu Dhabi top official talks infrastructure and diversification in the GCC

    December 11 , 2014

    Abu Dhabi's Chairman of the Department of Finance spoke Wednesday about the need to diversify within the non-oil sectors, including infrastructure

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  • Oman to double gas prices for next year

    Oman December 08 , 2014

    The ministry has recently announced that it will double gas prices from $1.50 per million metric British thermal units (MMBTU) to $3.00 due to tumbling oil prices

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  • Diyar Al Muharraq signs deal for residential complex at Dragon City

    December 04 , 2014

    Construction work has already begun on the apartments and is due for completion around June 2015.

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  • Qatar to remain largely unaffected by falling oil prices

    Qatar December 04 , 2014

    Qatar will remain unaffected by tumbling world oil prices as the country sets to focus largly on economic diversification and the non-oil sector

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    November 24 , 2014

    With governments fully behind sustainable building a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet new standards and how suppliers can benefit.

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  • Schneider Electric expands its Juno Lighting Group Brand into Middle East markets

    November 24 , 2014

    Juno Lighting Group joins Schneider Electric's significant market presence in the Middle East; the company's innovative luminaires will be distributed by Lumasense.

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  • MENA invests $121.3 billion in land and transport infrastructure

    October 28 , 2014

    The GCC has recently committed to investing approximately $121.3bn in improving its land transportation infrastructure.

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  • New report says GCC's green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 28 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 27 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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