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  • Saudi Arabia’s construction projects worth over $800mn

    Saudi Arabia October 28 , 2018

    The kingdom accounts for a over a third of the total value of GCC construction projects

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  • AESG opens new office in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 13 , 2018

    UAE-based construction consultancy eyes growing opportunities in the kingdom

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  • INDEX to debut in Riyadh this year

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2018

    Saudi capital to host key interior design show from 30 October – 1 November 2018

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2019 dates confirmed

    Saudi Arabia April 18 , 2018

    The construction tradeshow to return to the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

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  • Dutch firm undertakes study for KSA high speed rail

    Saudi Arabia April 18 , 2018

    Royal Haskoning to carry out extensive market survey along the Haramain corridor

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  • Saudi to underline green building credentials

    Saudi Arabia April 09 , 2018

    Industry leaders to discuss the latest trends at Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia this week

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  • Emaar unveils two-tower Vida Za’abeel hotel

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    Towers of 68 and 70 storeys will be home to a hotel and a collection of serviced apartments

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  • Class is Permanent

    March 15 , 2018

    Edward Gallagher, managing director (Middle East, Russia and Central Asia), Losberger De Boer, on the advantages of semi-permanent buildings

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  • Class is Permanent

    March 12 , 2018

    Edward Gallagher, MD of Losberger De Boer, on the advantages of semi-permanent buildings

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  • Saudi Vision 2030 takes centre stage at The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2018

    Exhibition highlights innovation in building design and the technology needed to accelerate urban growth in the Kingdom

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  • Pöyry chosen for key Saudi water project

    Saudi Arabia March 05 , 2018

    Works include engineering services for Rabigh-Jeddah-Makkah Water Transmission System

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  • The Big 5 Saudi to help foster global ties

    Saudi Arabia March 05 , 2018

    4,700+ construction projects worth $852bn underway in the kingdom

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  • GCC Cultural Renaissance: The Construction Challenge

    February 27 , 2018

    As the arts and cultural scene evolves in the GCC states, there’s room for a variety of facilities. The signature buildings have been dominant so far, but a community scene is also emerging. Iain Wylie, Design Manager, Faithful+Gould, explores.

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  • GCC Cultural Renaissance

    February 27 , 2018

    Iain Wylie, Faithful+Gould, on the challenge of delivering these complex projects

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  • Saudi calls for sustainable urban development

    Saudi Arabia February 25 , 2018

    The Red Sea project and NEOM among the mega-projects targeting sustainable design

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  • Saudi to open 84 new hotels in 2018

    Saudi Arabia February 13 , 2018

    The Kingdom's current pipeline of hotel developments is 143

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  • Saudi HVACR and FM sectors see growing demand

    Saudi Arabia January 24 , 2018

    Recently concluded trade shows in Jeddah welcome 18% more visitors in 2018

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  • $165mn infrastructure contract awarded for Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia January 18 , 2018

    A new deal ‘signals a movement’ in the mega project

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  • UD Trucks celebrates sales success in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 16 , 2018

    Company head is ‘serious’ about driving sales growth and performance

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  • Samsung launches world’s first wind-free air conditioner

    Saudi Arabia January 15 , 2018

    The new system offers energy efficiency and low electricity costs

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  • High-level HVAC efficiency comes to the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2018

    HVACR Expo Saudi open in Jeddah, co-located with FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo

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  • More than 6,000 expected at Saudi HVAC-R event

    Saudi Arabia January 09 , 2018

    HVACR Expo Saudi will run from 14-16 January 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

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  • KSA: Mabani Steel contracted for King Avenue Mall

    Saudi Arabia January 03 , 2018

    Firm to design, supply and install steel structure for mall in Jeddah

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  • KSA and EU to discuss energy efficiency

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2018

    Meeting to take place during HVACR Expo Saudi from 14-16 Jan in Jeddah

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  • Saudi HVAC-R market to hit $6.36bn by 2022

    Saudi Arabia December 18 , 2017

    HVACR Expo Saudi next month to welcome 20% more exhibitors

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  • Cladtech to supply facades for Jeddah's Sail Tower

    United Arab Emirates December 03 , 2017

    Al Rajhi Building Solutions-owned firm to manufacture and install curtain wall facades

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  • Opportunity Knocks

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    The education and healthcare sectors in the GCC are ripe for private investment

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  • Leminar pens exclusive deal with Canada’s Flo Fab

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Agreement covers distribution of Flo Lab HVAC products in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait

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  • TIME Hotels to launch Saudi resort

    November 05 , 2017

    New opening to be part of GCC expansion plans

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  • Currie & Brown opens Riyadh office

    Saudi Arabia October 28 , 2017

    Consultant has 50 staff offering project and cost management and contract advisory

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  • Emaar launches Vida Harbour Point

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The hotel is one of 7 upcoming Vida hotel projects in the UAE

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  • ACES contracted for Saudi housing project

    Saudi Arabia October 02 , 2017

    Geotechnical investigation is for the Baha and Assir project.

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  • Saudi PIF to lead $4.8bn Jeddah downtown project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2017

    Project to accommodate 58,000 with housing, retail, hospitality, marine, cultural, and entertainment facilities

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  • Atkins joins flagship Saudi wastewater PPP project

    Saudi Arabia September 26 , 2017

    Consultant to provide advisory services for key infrastructure project

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  • New stages of Jeddah Waterfront project to launch

    Saudi Arabia September 11 , 2017

    The 4.2km project to feature the longest walking bridge in the Kingdom

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  • DAMAC awards 370 contracts worth $950mn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Over 50% of contracts awarded for its AKOYA Oxygen development.

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  • Saudi Binladin Group resumes work on Grand Mosque

    Saudi Arabia August 20 , 2017

    Several stalled projects expected to restart in the coming months

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  • Haramain Express Train to operate debut trip in January

    Saudi Arabia August 15 , 2017

    Saudi’s Haramain Express Train will operate its first trip from Makkah to Madinah in January.

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  • Vida Dubai Mall hotel project launched

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    A new hotel project, Vida Dubai Mall, has been launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

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  • Chestertons appoints new MD for MENA

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    International property specialist, Chestertons, has appointed Nick Witty as managing director to oversee operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • De Boer to build a 6,500 sqm semi-permanent exhibition hall in Saudi

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    De Boer Middle East has won the contract to build a high-specification semi-permanent exhibition hall at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dow Chemical to build a new polymer facility in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia June 19 , 2017

    In a bid to advance investments in Saudi Arabia, US-based Dow Chemical Co. has signed two agreements with the Kingdom, according to a news report.

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  • $7.2 billion King Abdulaziz International Airport is 88% complete

    Saudi Arabia June 04 , 2017

    Experimental operations will begin next year at the $7.2 billion King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, with 88% works already completed, the company has announced.

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  • Dow Chemical to build a new coating facility in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia May 23 , 2017

    Dow Chemical Co. has signed two agreements to advance the company’s strategic, innovation agenda in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Jeddah Tower will open by 2019

    Saudi Arabia May 14 , 2017

    The first stage of the 1KM-high Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, is due by 2019 after having solved financial issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group (SBG).

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  • Saudi is core market for Drake & Scull despite challenges

    Saudi Arabia May 03 , 2017

    Despite reporting a 2016 loss of $222 million and launching a restructuring plan earlier this year, Dubai-based engineering contractor Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) plans to be more 'selective' about the projects the firm bids for going forward.

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  • Saudi plans to build a gigantic entertainment city in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build the kingdom’s largest entertainment, cultural and sports city, the latest in the nation’s ambitious infrastructure projects across various sectors as part of its Vision 2030 strategy.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2017 opens today in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2017

    Architects, engineers, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors from around the globe are converging at the 7th edition of The Big 5 Saudi 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will offer 48 complementary workshops

    Saudi Arabia March 21 , 2017

    The upcoming edition of The Big 5 Saudi will be offering a record of 48 free to attend and CPD (continuous professional development) - certified workshops.

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  • PPP can help solve Saudi housing shortage

    Saudi Arabia March 16 , 2017

    Key insights into public private partnerships’ benefits in the Kingdom by National Director and Country Head Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Jamil Hassan Ghaznawi, who will present a workshop on the first day of The Big 5 Saudi, on March...

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  • Riyadh leads Saudi hotel development with 48 projects

    Saudi Arabia March 13 , 2017

    Riyadh is Saudi Arabia’s busiest city for hotel construction with almost 50 hotel projects underway. The 2017 Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS prepared exclusively for The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, found that the Kingdom’s...

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  • Saudi to consider PPP investments for major rail projects

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia is likely to rely on public private partnerships to build some of its major new metro and train projects, including the Saudi Land Bridge intercity train development.

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  • Wood product imports top $1.2 billion in Saudi market

    Saudi Arabia March 01 , 2017

    Value of the wood sector spurs launch of Wood Tech & Design Expo, debuting in Jeddah on 22 - 24 January 2018.

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  • 68 new hotels to open in Saudi this year

    Saudi Arabia February 22 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia will see a record 68 new hotels and 29,033 hotel rooms open across its major cities in 2017.

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  • Infrastructure freezing eases in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia January 24 , 2017

    Saudi Arabian authorities have announced three public transport projects in the port city of Jeddah, a sign that a freeze on new infrastructure work in the kingdom may be easing as the government slows its austerity drive.

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  • New solutions and technologies on heating, air-conditioning at the HVACR Expo Saudi

    January 16 , 2017

    More than 80 exhibitors have gathered to showcase their latest products and technology at the HVACR Expo Saudi 2017, the country’s largest dedicated air-handling and refrigeration event, taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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  • Saudi facilities management show officially opens

    Saudi Arabia January 16 , 2017

    Industry professionals turned out in force to learn more about this growing market on day 1 of the FM EXPO Saudi 2017 and Saudi Clean Expo which opened its doors to thousands of yesterday.

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  • Work begins on Phase 2 of new 5 million sqm Saudi smart city

    Saudi Arabia December 30 , 2016

    Phase one of a new smart industrial city in Asfan, on the outskirts of northern Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, is complete and work has commenced on phase two, according to a news report.

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  • Adaptive Architecture: convertible structures

    December 30 , 2016

    Mustafa Rasch, Managing Director of SL-RaschOne, a company that creates unique convertible structures and lightweight architecture, explains this technology that has been revolutionising the business of adaptive architecture.

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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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  • Emaar launches third project in Saudi’s Jeddah Gate

    Saudi Arabia December 12 , 2016

    Emaar has announced the launch of its third luxury residential project in Jeddah Gate, under its Emaar Residences brand of homes.

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  • $80 billion Saudi construction boom to drive its $3.2 billion HVAC market

    Saudi Arabia December 08 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s HVACR (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration) market is poised for solid growth over the next five years mainly driven by the $80 billion Saudi construction boom, said a report.

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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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  • New Taif Airport will begin work in two months

    Saudi Arabia November 15 , 2016

    Work is set to begin in a couple of months on the new Taif Airport in Saudi Arabia, through which the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) aims to meet the growing demand for flights to and from Taif throughout the year.

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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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  • Malaysia sets its sights on new infrastructure development projects in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 13 , 2016

    Several new infrastructure development projects in Saudi Arabia have been identified by Malaysia which it believes can be developed in partnership by companies in both nations.

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  • Jeddah builds 2,800 new hotel rooms

    Saudi Arabia August 16 , 2016

    Jeddah aims to boost investments in infrastructure for Vision 2030

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  • 50 firms willing to employ Saudi Oger's unpaid employees

    Saudi Arabia August 14 , 2016

    Around 50 Saudi firms express interest to take in Saudi Oger's 2,500 Indian employees whose salaries have been delayed

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  • Saudi Oger owes staff $800 million, according to reports

    Saudi Arabia August 09 , 2016

    Saudi Oger construction company owes its employees nine months worth of salary at $800 million, says Arab News

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC Transport Projects in 2017

    August 07 , 2016

    Rail infrastructure is emerging as a heavyweight sector in the Gulf. With 19% of $2trn net value of GCC projects in pre-execution for the transport industry, it comes second only to construction, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE coming out as the strongest...

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  • Project awards halt for Saudi Oger over wages

    Saudi Arabia August 02 , 2016

    The government of Saudi halts all prohects of Saudi Oger when they received 31,000 complaints from workers on nonpayment of wages

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 biggest castles in the world

    July 31 , 2016

    Castles were meant to be unbeatable structures that showed off the power of the Empire. Here's a list of the top ten biggest castles in the world.

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  • Binladin group coming out of financial crisis

    Saudi Arabia July 24 , 2016

    The government has allowed the company to begin pushing for new biddings to deal with issues caused by falling oil prices

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  • UAE hotels in talks to open near Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 26 , 2016

    Jumeirah Group and Rotana Hotels are some of the hotels in negotiations to open in the new district near the new tower

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  • Saudi land tax to reduce prices by 40%

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    It has already resulted in a 25 per cent drop in prices

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  • Saudi Arabia in talks to introduce dancing fountains

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2016

    Company that designed the Dubai Fountain in talks with Saudi officials for Jeddah Economic City Mall

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  • Workers burn Saudi Oger vehicles over late salaries

    Saudi Arabia June 09 , 2016

    "They were protesting against nonpayment of salaries for six months,” Jeddah police say.

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  • Binladin may sell assets to pay off debt

    Saudi Arabia June 02 , 2016

    Some workers claim that they have not been paid in six months

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  • REPORT: Sale prices in Saudi residential market continue to fall

    Saudi Arabia June 01 , 2016

    Main Saudi Arabian cities have seen a shift in demand from sales to rentals

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  • Test runs of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain train on track

    Saudi Arabia May 30 , 2016

    Twelve Spanish companies are currently involved in completing the second stage of the project, which includes several suspension bridges of 2,500 meters in length and 24 meters high.

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  • Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring.

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  • GCC awarded construction contract for Emaar Residences

    Saudi Arabia May 22 , 2016

    Three towers featuring 283 properties will be built on the project, which is situated in Jeddah Gate

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  • World’s tallest building delayed by a year

    Saudi Arabia May 18 , 2016

    The 1km tower will be the world’s tallest building once completed. Jeddah Economic Company exec says project delayed following funding issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group.

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  • SITE VISIT: Al Zorah mixed use development in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The UAE's smallest emirate, Ajman is seeing a boom in development as it focuses on tourism and industry growth. It is proving to be one of the most exciting development destinations in the GCC.

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  • IN PICTURES: Dubai Ruler reviews Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium designs

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum looked at a number of designs

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  • dmg events launches successful Dubai event in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 11 , 2016

    Saudi Arabian facilities management industry set to touch $29 billion by 2017 at 10 per cent year-on-year growth

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  • Saudi Arabia lifts bidding ban on Binladin group

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    Among the reasons for lifting the ban is the importance of some of the projects Binladin is involved in.

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  • Saudi Arabia sets rules for tax on undeveloped land

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    The tax has been set at 2.5% of the value of land held by individuals or non-government entities.

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  • Saudi Binladin workers set company buses ablaze

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2016

    The attack comes a day after the company terminated employment for 50,000 foreign workers and issued them exit visas.

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  • Riyadh property prices stabilise in Q1 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 28 , 2016

    Around 6,000 residential units entered the Riyadh market during the first quarter of 2016, bringing the total stock to 995,000.

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  • IN PICTURES: Award-winning Dubai Expo 2020 designs

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Thirteen of the world's leading architectural firms took part in the Expo 2020 pavilion design competition. We look at the winners.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 facts about Emaar’s The Tower

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a $1bn tower in Dubai, which is set to be taller than the Burj Khalifa. Dubbed simply ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour development. Here is what we know so far.

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  • Emaar Properties Group CEO resigns

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Amit Jain, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, will handle Lahej’s responsibilities, the company said in a post on Dubai Financial Market’s website.

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  • Emaar unveils $1bn tower taller than Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2016

    Called ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour, Emaar’s chairman Mohamed Alabbar revealed.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 rides at Motiongate Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Motiongate Dubai looks set to open in October this year. It will have 27 rides and attractions in total, all centred around 13 Hollywood films. The Big 5 Hub lists ten of the best rides the theme park is set to offer.

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  • Saudi Arabian regulator approves Yamamah Steel IPO

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2016

    The Saudi stock index has swung wildly this year in response to low oil prices, but in the last few weeks has regained some strength, permitting IPO activity to resume

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

    March 23 , 2016

    From Sydney to Singapore, millions of people in 178 countries reportedly switched off lights for an hour starting at 8:30 local time in support of the campaign, which was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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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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  • Makkah leads Saudi hotel construction with 24,000 rooms in the pipeline

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2016

    Riyadh follows with 10,053 rooms and Jeddah with 6,980 rooms under development, with the majority of rooms forecast to open to the public over the next 5 years.

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  • World’s tallest tower reaches 37th floor

    Saudi Arabia March 16 , 2016

    Kingdom Holding revealed that the 1km tower had reached its 37th floor. It will overtake the 830-metre Burj Khalifa once complete with a gross floor area of 245,000 sqm.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 African building & infrastructure projects

    March 16 , 2016

    Africa is fast becoming a key market for the building sector and forecast to present massive opportunities over the next few years. The Big 5 Hub looks at ten of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects being carried out in the continent.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi: Day 3 in pictures

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    Inaugurating The Big 5 Saudi, Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras noted the large number of regional and international companies exhibiting. Today is the last day of the event.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi: Leading Turkish actor surprises fans at the show

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    There are more than 65 Turkish companies exhibiting at The Big 5 Saudi this year.

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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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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 projects in Riyadh and Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub looks at the ten most important projects under construction in Riyadh and Jeddah, according to a Ventures Onsite report commissioned by The Big 5 Saudi (FREE downloads below).

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Day 2 in pictures

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2016

    The Big 5 Saudi exhibition in Jeddah arrived as a downturn was expected in the Kingdom's construction sector. And the event's uptake has surprised all.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Record-breaking attendance on Day 1

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2016

    Thousands have arrived in Jeddah for first day of the country's biggest construction show, with the the finest building suppliers from around the world and the strongest conference and seminar programme ever staged in the kingdom (see images below).

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  • Mapei lands at The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2016

    “This year marks our first-time attendance of The Big 5 Saudi. This is definitely the best place to be to provide customers with an invaluable touch-point with our brand."

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016 begins in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia March 07 , 2016

    Thousands arrive in Jeddah for first day of the country's biggest construction show, with the the finest building suppliers from around the world and the strongest conference and seminar programme ever staged in the kingdom.

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  • Dubai taxis reveals record profit for 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    Roads & Transport Authority backed taxi operator records strong profit from its 3,900 cabs and almost 8,000 drivers.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Best ever seminars at kingdom's biggest construction show

    Saudi Arabia March 06 , 2016

    Register to gain free entry to 38 educational events and 3,000+ construction products

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  • Dubai ranked best city for expats in MENA

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi rank at the top of the list for quality of life in the GCC, as Muscat, Oman listed 107th followed by Doha, Qatar in 110th place. Kuwait City came in 124th, closely followed by Saudi cities like Riyadh and Jeddah ranking at 164th and 165th...

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  • Green building made easy

    Saudi Arabia February 23 , 2016

    We speak to Eng. Omar Mohamed Al-Touqi, Technical Manager, King Abdulaziz University Projects – Jeddah prior to his seminar at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events as part of The Big 5 Saudi 2016.

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  • Saudi Arabia: 1,000 construction workers strike over unpaid wages

    Saudi Arabia February 18 , 2016

    Employees of a Jeddah company have refused to work, with some disconnecting the electricity to protest not being paid for six months.

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  • Saudi Arabia has 47,000 hotel rooms under development

    February 17 , 2016

    A record number of hotel rooms and 124 hotels are being developed in the kingdom, according to a new report.

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  • An expert’s eye on contract matters

    Saudi Arabia February 16 , 2016

    We speak to Andrew Jones, Partner and Head of Construction - Middle East at Dentons prior to his seminar at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events as part of The Big 5 Saudi 2016.

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  • Letter of the construction law

    Saudi Arabia February 16 , 2016

    We speak to Hussain S. Al-Shammari, Construction Engineer, Royal Commission in Jubail before his seminar at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events as part of The Big 5 Saudi 2016.

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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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  • REPORT: Saudi construction sector strong despite oil price fall

    Saudi Arabia February 11 , 2016

    The building and infrastructure sectors in Saudi Arabia are forecast to record the highest contractor awards in 2016, according to a new report. Free download available

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  • Half of Saudi green building projects facing delays

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2016

    The faltering of green building projects is due to a lack of clarity in aspects on the application of guidelines to the owner, the consultant and the contractor

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  • Saudi-Indonesian pact eyes construction projects

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2016

    "This is proof of this market’s continued growth with huge projects despite recession in many international markets."

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  • BIM and sustainable building

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2016

    We talk to Ayman Ahmed Hassan, Senior Projects Manager and Head of Architecture at Al-Naim Consultants who is conducting two sessions at The Big 5 Saudi, on BIM and another one on sustainable building envelop design.

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  • LEED experts at your service

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2016

    We talk to Tanvi Jaganath Manager of Education and Development at Green Technologies, which is organising interactive sessions where participants can put their technical inquiries through to LEED experts.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 projects in Makkah and Madinah

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia's construction industry is preparing for yet another busy year with several housing, healthcare and transport projects. The Big 5 Hub looks at the ten most important projects under construction in Makkah and Madinah.

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  • Jeddah development projects progress despite slowdown

    Saudi Arabia January 24 , 2016

    Officials say that billions worth of projects, both completed and ongoing, will continue as planned

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  • UAE newspapers continue to focus on Dubai fire safety

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2016

    Fire safety becomes key issue for news media in the UAE following hotel fire at The Address on New Year's Eve

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Special York Saudi chiller revealed in Jeddah

    January 13 , 2016

    We meet Dr Anwar Hasan, ASJC VP of Sales at this year's HVACR Saudi 2016 show, which runs still has one day to run and the doors open this afternoon a 4pm in the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Green means to a cool end

    Saudi Arabia January 12 , 2016

    We talk to Nader Antar, Managing Director, OTIS & UTC Climate, Controls & Security in the run up to HVACR Expo Saudi 2016, which opens on Monday January 11 in Jeddah

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  • @HVACRSaudi: European delegation visits HVACR Saudi Expo

    Saudi Arabia January 12 , 2016

    A delegation of 15 people visit the first Ever HVAC and refrigeration Expo alongside Eurovent, the official partner association

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  • @HVACRSaudi: An ugly truth behind closed indoors

    Saudi Arabia January 12 , 2016

    A dangerous global practice for reducing the energy bill is threatening the very fabric of society

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  • HVAC R Expo Saudi starts today

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    About 70 per cent of electricity consumption in the kingdom is used powering of air conditioners and with another half million homes needed in the country the demand for energy is also set to double.

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Finding your comfort ozone

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    Trane, an HVAC R show exhibitor, is aiming for 50 per cent reduction in the direct Green House Gas (GHG) potential for its HVAC products by 2030. The show opens today at 4pm and runs until January 13 in Jeddah.

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  • UAE and Qatar remain among the world's cheapest places to build

    January 11 , 2016

    New report says "The relative cost of construction across 44 major cities, finds that the local labour markets and resource availability have positively benefited cities in the GCC."

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  • Green means to a cool end

    Saudi Arabia January 07 , 2016

    We talk to Nader Antar, Managing Director, OTIS & UTC Climate, Controls & Security in the run up to HVACR Expo Saudi 2016, which opens on Monday January 11 in Jeddah

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  • IN PICTURES: Address Hotel Dubai's New Year blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    A closer look at the 63-storey luxury tower, which had to evacuate guests and residents, as well as throngs of customers of the hotel’s seven restaurants, at the height of New Year’s Eve celebrations due to a massive fire at 9.30pm on Thursday.

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  • Saudi plans to build 72 judicial buildings

    Saudi Arabia December 21 , 2015

    The buildings will also be in-line with the needs of the judiciary of these regions of the Kingdom

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  • Construction in the Middle East will continue to grow in 2016 despite low oil prices

    December 15 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub Editor Gary Wright looks back at 2015 and, despite the negative effect of tumbling oil prices on government spending across the construction sector, believes 2016 will still see growth.

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  • Why saving energy can make you ill

    Saudi Arabia December 11 , 2015

    Dangerous chemical emissions from modern home and office furnishings have proven to affect pupils' ability to learn as well as the performance of workers. Prof Dr Geo Clausen, from Denmark, will visit Saudi Arabia's HVACR show next month to highlight the risks...

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  • Haramain train station in Jeddah nears completion

    Saudi Arabia December 07 , 2015

    The second phase of the Haramain High Speed Rail project will be complete by the end of 2016

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  • Saudi Arabian government to tax owners of undeveloped housing land

    Saudi Arabia December 06 , 2015

    New White Land Tax targets speculators who buy and sell urban development sites but never build. KSA capital Riyadh has an estimated 40 per cent of suitable housing sites with utilities and roads connected. Developer share prices take a tumble

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  • JEC & Alinma investment in an $2.2bn real estate fund deal

    Saudi Arabia November 30 , 2015

    The fund's objective is to develop Jeddah Tower and the Jeddah Economic City infrastructure

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  • Saudi Binladin to sack 15,000 employees

    Saudi Arabia November 29 , 2015

    Some of the 15,000 staff will be laid off immediately, while others will be temporarily transferred to work on a multi-billion dollar airport project in Jeddah.

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  • @The Big 5: Laticrete’s $2m palace deal

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    Laticrete has also worked on Sheikh Mohammed’s palace in Dubai, in addition to royal residences in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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  • @TheBig5: Exhibitor Capson lands half million dollar order on first day

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    An Indian tile manufacturer is celebrating after securing orders worth $600,000 plus on the first day of The Big 5 2015 in Dubai

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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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  • Saudi Arabia to have four industrial cities for women

    Saudi Arabia November 15 , 2015

    The Council of Ministers issued a new decision to allocate lands and areas inside cities for the establishment of industrial projects specifically to employ more women

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  • Gulf train designs to be ready by year-end

    November 05 , 2015

    A senior official says Saudi Arabia will implement its part of the project by 2016

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  • Starwood’s 1,139-room hotel in Makkah to open next year

    Saudi Arabia November 05 , 2015

    The hotel operator currently has ten operating hotels in the country and nine in the pipeline.

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  • Will India really build the world's tallest building?

    India November 02 , 2015

    Indian minister wants to build tallest tower in the world - but it is not just Dubai's Burj Khalifa he'll need to beat

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  • Zamil Steel wins $5.2m contract for Saudi exhibition pavilion

    Saudi Arabia October 27 , 2015

    The scope of the contract includes the design, fabrication, supply and erection of pre-engineered steel buildings as well as the provision of all EPC works

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  • New Jeddah airport to be ready by mid-2017

    Saudi Arabia October 25 , 2015

    The building will be part of a strategic programme that will include fleet development, expansion of its flight network and installation of the latest information technology

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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 ministry awards $293m in municipal contracts

    Saudi Arabia October 08 , 2015

    Ministry of municipal and rural affairs has awarded 156 sanitation and public improvement projects worth $293m (SR1.17bn) to several contractors.

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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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  • Haramain railway to replace pilgrim buses in 2016

    Saudi Arabia September 29 , 2015

    There will be 35 trains operational by next year to serve more than 2 million pilgrims

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  • A glimpse at the future of hotel design

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2015

    "A young population and significant capital resources of the MENA states are key advantages. Hotels are scrambling to anticipate travelers’ future needs, and some changes already taking effect can help us get glimpse of what’s to come"

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  • Qatar's planned transport projects will not be affected by falling oil

    Qatar September 16 , 2015

    With massive investments in rail and port projects, Qatar aims to continue to develop its transport sector with $38bn planned for the future

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  • Dubai’s DMCC launches Burj2020 District masterplan

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Burj2020 District will host the world's tallest commercial tower as groundwork starts next year

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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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  • Metro projects dominate railway developments in the GCC

    September 01 , 2015

    "Despite years of talks and planning, we are still no closer to the development of a GCC rail network even though we are just three years away from the official opening date," says Ed James, Director of Content & Analysis at MEED Projects.

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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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  • King Abdullah Economic City to launch ready homes this week

    Saudi Arabia August 31 , 2015

    Villas, townhouses, paired homes and apartments will be made available to the public on September 3-5 in Jeddah.

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  • Saudi launches $53m Red Sea Mall expansion

    Saudi Arabia August 27 , 2015

    Expansion will add 145,000 sqm of leasable space to Jeddah’s largest mall. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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  • Hotel construction in Turkey reaches an all-time high

    Turkey August 27 , 2015

    Hotel construction in Turkey is booming with 75 projects and 12,968 new rooms in the pipeline.

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  • Arabian Construction Company wins $78.5m contract for India project

    India August 19 , 2015

    The Supertech Hues residential project, located near New Delhi, will cost $320m to build and is due for completion in 2016.

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  • Jeddah Metro to reduce 30% of traffic by 2040

    Saudi Arabia August 17 , 2015

    Jeddah's population is expected to reach 6.2 million by 2033 as the metro system becomes a vital source of transport throughout the city

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  • Qatar Rail unveils architectural works opportunities for Doha Metro stations

    Qatar August 17 , 2015

    Mohamed Timbely, Senior Director, Architecture and MEP at Qatar Rail, briefed attendees during a conference on the Doha Metro's architectural works

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  • Experts focus on UAE ambition to be world's top tourist destination by 2020

    August 12 , 2015

    Hospitality professionals reveal their themes for this year's Dubai conference Full details of the Vision Conference 2015, part of The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, September 28-30 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • Saudi diesel generators market to hit $700m

    Saudi Arabia August 06 , 2015

    Diesel generators market in Saudi Arabia is projected to cross $700 million by 2020, "Saudi Arabia Diesel Gensets Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020" report said.

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  • Saudi Arabia approves $267m municipal contracts

    Saudi Arabia August 02 , 2015

    The projects include storm water drainage systems, walkways, environmental health projects, seafront development and construction of municipal buildings and public facilities as well as several consultancy contracts.

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  • Advance permission now mandatory for transporting heavy equipment in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia July 21 , 2015

    The decision comes from a need to provide more safety regulations as Saudi's population continues to expand

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  • Gardens, Pedestrian Passageways & Yards

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Central Zone Improving & Developing

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Gardens, Pedestrian Passageways & Yards

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Urban Center Construction

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Fencing Graves & Washers Construction

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Entries Developing & Aesthetic Models Construction

    Saudi Arabia July 16 , 2015 Read More
  • Damac continues to focus on high-end projects in GCC

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2015

    The Dubai-based property developer aims to have a compititive advantage in the luxury residential market in the UAE and abroad

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  • French company to implement railway transport projects in Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of July 05 , 2015

    AREP signed a contract with the Iranian Railways to locate and design stations for Tehran, Mashhad, and Qom railways

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  • Zamil Steel wins $5.5m factory project in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia July 02 , 2015

    The contract includes design, fabrication, supply and erection of more than 340 metric tons of pre-engineered steel buildings. And all EPC and finishing works for the new water tanks production facility.

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  • Mall of Qatar to be as big as 50 football fields

    Qatar July 02 , 2015

    Mall of Qatar is set to open next year and will be the largest mall in the country

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  • Alabbar launches region's first not-for-profit real estate educational Institute

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2015

    Real estate centre of excellence aims to boost practical knowledge in the property sector, offering short-term training courses covering a wide spectrum of real estate development practices

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  • Consultancy Services

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  • Saudi officials meet to discuss progress of new Kingdom Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 25 , 2015

    Prince Alwaleed: "World's tallest Tower cost construction work picking up pace."

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  • DMCC appoints architects to design world's tallest commercial building

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    WATG was also appointed Master Planner of 'Burj 2020 District' and Turner to project manage the development

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  • Saudi SEDCO awarded contract for construction of Gardenia Residence

    Saudi Arabia June 16 , 2015

    The investment fund was closed successfully after its investors' shares exceeded the targeted amount of $93 million

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  • Saudi government reveals plans for homes on 18,000 designated sites

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2015

    The projects supervised by the ministry of Commerce include villas, apartments, office units, commercial units and land development

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  • Saudi Arabia spends $1.06trn in five years, 30% on capital projects

    Saudi Arabia June 10 , 2015

    Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency chief presented two reports on development projects at Al Salam Palace this week. King Salman expressed satisfaction with the country’s financial situation.

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  • Almost 7% annual growth for MEA construction sector

    June 08 , 2015

    Kingdom Tower, Lamar Towers, Damac Heights and ADNOC Headquarters have been identified as some of the leading projects currently contributing to growth in the region

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  • Singapore’s Hyflux wins $48m Saudi desalination project

    Saudi Arabia June 04 , 2015

    New desalination plant in Yanbu will have ten units, each with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters per day.

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  • Saudi Arabia’s contract awards reach $15.3bn in Q1 2015

    Saudi Arabia June 03 , 2015

    Healthcare was the main contributing sector, accounting for 26 per cent of awarded contracts at $4bn (SR15bn), followed by residential real estate $3.2bn (SR12bn) and industrial $1.6bn (SR6bn).

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  • GCC elevator industry lifts off

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    Three factors are pushing the elevator market in the GCC: growing construction, urbanisation and development of energy efficient technology.

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  • dmg events unveils two new shows for Saudi Arabia’s $732bn construction sector

    Saudi Arabia May 25 , 2015

    Industry-focused HVACR Expo Saudi and Stone and Surface Saudi Expo will offer platform for regional buyers to meet global suppliers

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  • Shangri-La hotel chain makes its first move into Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 24 , 2015

    The first Shangri-La hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to open in 2018 after an agreement was signed last week by Assila Investments

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  • World’s fastest doubledeck elevators installed in Saudi Kingdom Tower

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2015

    Leading elevator company to begin installation activities at Kingdom Tower construction site

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  • Take a look into the future with our latest magazine

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    The Big 5 series of construction shows is the key to success in the region with thousands of satisfied exhibitors. Our magazine brings together our commercial shows and all the news and insight from across the region. You can read the latest issue for free.

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  • Jeddah’s $460m Lamar Towers project on track

    Saudi Arabia May 05 , 2015

    Lamar Investment & Real Estate Development Company and Drake & Scull International have awarded a $53m external façade contract to UAE-based Technical Glass and Aluminium Company.

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  • The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2015 opens in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia May 04 , 2015

    “Saudi Arabia expects to complete 16,000 new hotel rooms in Riyadh and Jeddah by 2018, and a 400% increase in domestic tourism by 2019.”

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  • Where now for air-conditioning in the Middle East?

    May 01 , 2015

    The worldwide ban on refrigerant gas R-22 to protect the environment will have a dramatic effect on both the new supply and servicing sectors of the HVAC industry. Stuart Corr, Mexichem Fluor Techno Commercial Director, offers advice for both manufacturers and...

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  • New technologies to launch at The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2015

    Saudi Arabia April 30 , 2015

    Global technology giants LG Electronics is capitalising on the increase of premium hotels in Saudi by introducing advanced new technology products designed specifically for the hotel market.

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  • Jeddah's north beachfront to get $213m makeover

    Saudi Arabia April 29 , 2015

    Jeddah Corniche's northern beachfront will have water fountains, waterfalls and lakes, all made in different designs.

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  • New report highlights Saudi Arabia's three year hotel building boom

    April 27 , 2015

    Riyadh and Jeddah will add 16,000 hotel rooms by 2018 according to new report

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  • Saudi Arabia and Ireland sign $100m deal for industrial project

    Saudi Arabia April 26 , 2015

    “Waste management in Saudi Arabia is a growing issue.”

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  • Dubai skyscrapers earn top 20 place in world's costliest rentals

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2015

    New report places the city at number 16 in the world's most expensive rentals for buildings over 350ft. Dubai has completed nearly 190 skyscrapers since 2000 and Shanghai 90.

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  • Saudi to tender three desalination projects

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia plans to tender three large desalination projects in 2015 and 2016 as part of an investment programme for the utilities sector.

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  • Saudi Arabia's 453km Haramain Railway ready for trial run

    Saudi Arabia April 13 , 2015

    The train will cross the distance between Jeddah and Makkah in 30 minutes and the distance between Makkah and Madinah in two and a half hours.

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  • Makkah's Grand Mosque expansion project in final stages

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2015

    Work on Phase 2 of the Grand Mosque expansion project in Makkah set to be completed by June

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  • Jeddah to build $40 million mixed-use towers

    Saudi Arabia April 09 , 2015

    The two towers are being developed by the Sabban Group of Companies and to offer 272 luxury apartments in total.

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  • Saudi to float Jeddah metro contract tender in Q2 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 02 , 2015

    New project involves the construction of a 149km network, including around 18km underground rail in the town center.

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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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  • Drake & Scull Rail targets major rail project awards in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2015

    Drake & Scull Rail projects include underground metro networks, high speed rail, urban commuter rail and iconic rail terminus and rolling stock maintenance depots.

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  • IN PICTURES: The Big 5 Saudi 2015 Days 1, 2 & 3

    Saudi Arabia March 12 , 2015

    With 545 exhibitors from 52 countries and an expected 17, 000 visitors, this year’s The Big 5 Saudi is the largest till date. See image galleries below

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  • A giant of the construction sector continues to lead at The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    Saudi Liebherr is one of the Kingdom's top vehicle and crane suppliers and once again arrives at the Jeddah show with a couple of unique vehicles

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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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  • Already successful in Saudi with one product - then add a new one too

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    The Big 5 Saudi exhibitor Spanos has sold concrete batching plants across Saudi Arabia. This year it is building on that success in a new area with its steel and galvanisation skills.

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  • Saudi investment amounts to $268 million in Tunisia

    Tunisia March 11 , 2015

    Tunisia’s new government received $268 million from Saudi Arabia, $1.2 billion from World Bank, $500 million from Qatar National Bank and $318 million from European banks in 2014.

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  • Air-conditioner gas is the latest target for counterfeiters and Mexichem is on a mission to educate the industry

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia will implement the worldwide ban on the use of air-conditioning refrigerant R22 from 2018 and Mexichem FLUOR is at The Big 5 Saudi 2015 promoting the alternative from the biggest producer in the world. And it brings a warning to beware counterfeit...

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  • Doing business in Saudi is more straightforward than you think, says Greek coatings company after securing first deal

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    Exhibitor at The Big 5 Saudi 2015 Vernilac knows the kingdom offers great opportunity and offers a few words of advice to anyone looking to succeed there

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  • Old and new come together at The Big 5 Saudi 2015

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2015

    Amini Building Materials offers the Tupy pipe fittings for the first time in Jeddah

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  • Saudi developers encouraged to offer alternative building designs

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2015

    The Sustainable Design & Construction Seminar series begins today at The Big 5 Saudi 2015

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  • Why heavy-duty construction vehicles are just like your laptop computer

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2015

    A first-time exhibitor from China at The Big 5 Saudi 2015 has explained why the Kingdom is so important to his company’s growth

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  • LEED for Ladies at The Big 5 Saudi 2015

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2015

    The Big 5 Saudi 2015 will offer a special LEED training day for women on Wednesday at at The Holiday Inn, Jeddah Gateway.

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  • Final preparations underway for The Big 5 Saudi 2015

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2015

    The biggest construction show in Saudi Arabia opens in just over four hours and more than a thousand people are at The Jeddah Center for Forums and Events completing those last minute touches.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2015 opens

    United Arab Emirates March 09 , 2015

    The Jeddah Municipality Deputy Mayor, Eng. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Qarni officially inaugurates The Big 5 Saudi 2015 (picture gallery below)

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  • Knauf to highlight ECOSE® Technology at The Big 5 Saudi 2015

    Saudi Arabia March 09 , 2015

    Knauf’s new generation of mineral wool truly represents a step change in sustainability for the insulation industry.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2015 opens tomorrow

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2015

    It is the 5th year anniversary of the international building and construction show, taking place in Jeddah from 9th to 12th March.

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  • IN PICTURES: GCC flagship green building projects

    Saudi Arabia March 04 , 2015

    A picture gallery of the top sustainable buildings in the GCC from the Ventures ME report 'Focus on Sustainability in Construction'

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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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  • Saudi Arabia to become largest FM market in the region

    Saudi Arabia March 03 , 2015

    The Kingdom's FM market is currently worth more than $20bn and is growing at more than 10% as year, according to a new report

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  • Saudi sets world record in its quest for water storage

    Saudi Arabia March 02 , 2015

    Phase one of the project to meet Jeddah's spiralling water needs has been completed at a cost of more than $1m and earned the city a Guiness World Record

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  • Makkah’s Grand Mosque Expansion underway

    Saudi Arabia March 01 , 2015

    The ongoing expansion of the Grand Mosque is now in its second phase and is scheduled for completion for next June, according to senior Saudi officials

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  • Knauf Exeed introduces sustainable products to Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia February 26 , 2015

    Knauf highlights sustainable insulation to Saudi construction companies in their quest to go 'green'

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  • Dubai $350m three-tower development will start off-plan sales next month

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2015

    Structural work will complete at The Onyx next month and as fit out begins, private buyers will be invited to put down a deposit on homes forecast for completion next year

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  • Global director at RICS MENA to speak at Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia February 21 , 2015

    RICS to address Dispute Prevention and Conflict Avoidance Panels in the MENA region at the Big 5 Saudi in Jeddah, 9-12 March 2015 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

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  • Ring Road Construction Project - Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Sterilization Department Development

    Saudi Arabia February 20 , 2015 Read More
  • Madinah officials urged to complete projects on time

    Saudi Arabia February 19 , 2015

    The Saudi leadership has urged officials and companies to finish projects in Saudi cities on time and without delay

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  • The Big 5 Hub Quarterly launched today... read it here for FREE

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2015

    The first edition of The Big 5 Quarterly was launched on February 17 with construction news, views and previews of everything associated with The Big 5 series of shows and the booming construction and build industry in the Middle East and East Asia

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    February 16 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub chooses 10 world leading projects from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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  • REPORT: GCC needs more green building products to meet construction demand

    Saudi Arabia February 12 , 2015

    “The GCC market still needs more building product options, with sustainable solutions, in order to meet the upcoming demand,” says new Ventures ME report.

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  • Maersk Line Jordan announces new ME5 service line

    Jordan February 11 , 2015

    The new service launched by Maersk Line Jordan aims to improve maritime transport in the Kingdom, with direct calls to Aqaba from key global logistical hubs

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  • Dubai ranked most sustainable city in the GCC

    February 11 , 2015

    Dubai was ranked first within the GCC and 33rd overall on Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index of 50 prominent cities

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  • King Abdullah Economic City showcases Golf Community properties

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2015

    Luxury villas and plots in prestigious golf community set to launch in Jeddah and Riyadh soon

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  • Dr Wael Khalil : Contributing to a greener Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2015

    It’s the biggest environmental project ever for the city: The Jeddah Environmental Master Plan. Country Manager Dr Wael Khalil will explain its implementation during a presentation on the third day of The Big 5 Saudi.

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  • Fifth anniversary for The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia January 22 , 2015

    First launched in 2011, the event has quickly established itself as the Kingdom’s most popular international construction event. Every year since inauguration has witnessed substantial growth - nearly 90 per cent to date. From 300 exhibitors in 2011 to more...

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  • Three new cities to be built in Saudi

    December 28 , 2014

    The three cities will be of residential, recreational and industrial use located on the outskirts of Jeddah

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  • 35th edition of The Big 5 achieves record-breaking visitor and exhibitor participation

    December 16 , 2014

    Region’s largest construction show welcomed 81,401 professionals

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  • Saudi Binladin Group awards $77m deal for Abraj Kudai Towers

    December 14 , 2014

    Mystas Infra Saudi Arabia (MISA) has won a $77 million contract from Saudi Bin Ladin Group.

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  • Saudi firm inks agreement to channel cloud technology for construction projects

    December 14 , 2014

    Major Saudi construction firm signs corporate agreement with Aconex for Jabal Omar Phase 4 and other megaprojects.

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  • Construction of 67,000 housing units underway in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia December 08 , 2014

    The project comprises 1,250 residential buildings that have 25,000 housing units

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  • Hydro International provides stormwater solutions for Al Haramain stations

    December 03 , 2014

    Hydro International has provided stormwater attenuation and underground storage as part of the Al Haramain Makkah to Madinah rail project.

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  • Top Qatari contractor praises The Big 5 Dubai 2014

    December 01 , 2014

    Urbacon supports growth of The Big 5 series of events in the GCC.

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  • Kingdom Tower to reach 6th floor by end of 2014

    Saudi Arabia November 05 , 2014

    Press conference indicates work on Kingdom Tower is moving at an accelerated pace

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