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  • Al Khodari Sons raises $10mn from machinery sale

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    Saudi contractor offloads assets amid kingdom’s construction downturn

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  • Aldar takes sales of Water’s Edge project to $218mn

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    Developer sells out of second phase of Yas Island project

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  • Infra work awarded for Bahrain project

    November 20 , 2017

    Cyprus Cybarco Tabet contracted for residential project within Diyar Al Muharraq

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  • DEWA to install solar panels on water reservoirs

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2017

    Etihad ESCO employed to design and install PV systems at Dubai reservoirs

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  • Bee’ah selects Italian firm to design new HQ interiors

    United Arab Emirates November 18 , 2017

    Building will be the first in the UAE to run on 100% renewable energy

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  • Grand views with KELLER minimal windows

    United Arab Emirates November 17 , 2017

    Company to display its frameless sliding windows at The Big 5 2017.

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  • The Case for Zero Energy Buildings

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    The technology is developing fast and awareness is growing in the region

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  • The Journey to Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    How do you introduce sustainability at all levels of the built environment?

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  • Taking design sky high

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    The latest retractable enclosure developments from waterpark projects around the world will be showcased at The Big 5 show.

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  • Drake & Scull dives deeper into the red

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    MEP contractor posts $97.7mn third quarter loss amid ongoing restructuring

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  • Omniyat agrees $120mn financing with Al Hilal Bank

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Islamic financing facilities focus on luxurious One Palm project

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  • J&P wins main contract for The Address Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Deal marks the groundbreaking of the luxury hotel and residential development

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  • Carillion JV signs letter of award for $317mn contract in Oman

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Carillion Alawi named preferred bidder for New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah

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  • Dubai targets 163,840 real estate units by 2021

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    New real time analysis of real estate data aims to make buying decisions more rational for investors

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  • wasl puts tower 3 at Park Gate Residences on sale

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    First two of the four towers sells out in under a month

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  • Precast concrete to take the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    The Summit is a prelude to The Big 5 Heavy to take place from 26-28 March 2018

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  • Oman Botanic Garden designs revealed

    Oman November 14 , 2017

    Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design to deliver project located 35km from Muscat

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  • $95.3mn Azizi Aliyah Project on track

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    Developer strengthens portfolio of serviced apartments in Dubai

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  • Aldar reports big drop in third quarter earnings

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Net profit falls by close to 20% to AED 601mn (163.6mn).

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  • Winters is Coming to The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    The WinAIR Differential Pressure Gauge to be introduced at the show

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  • Change at the top for Aldar Properties

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak appointed chairman; Talal Al Dhiyebi named CEO

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  • ARACO contracted as consultant on $20mn Dubai tower

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Firm is named architectural consultant on the project in Barsha Heights area

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  • Exploring New Technologies in the DBFO Model

    November 13 , 2017

    Ranya Metwalli Shields, head of Sustainability at Al Hamra Kuwait will highlight the ’Sustainable Achievements and Lessons Learned on Live LEED Projects in the GCC Region’ during her session on the first day of The Big 5 Dubai.

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  • SSH to supervise construction of Bahrain’s CanalView

    Bahrain November 12 , 2017

    Consultant has also executed lead design services on the project

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  • EFS Facilities Services contracted by KAEC

    Saudi Arabia November 12 , 2017

    Three-year deal to provide FM services at the private Saudi city on the Red Sea

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  • Berkeley Assets sets up MENA HQ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    Private equity firm invests in real estate, hospitality, logistics and technology sectors

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  • Emaar reports 32% hike in Q3 earnings

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    A surge in property sales spurs profit at Dubai’s largest developer

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  • Lootah inspects Dubai Frame progress

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    New tourist attraction expected to open to the public later this month

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  • Emirati consultancy more than doubles workforce

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    AESG expansion follows surge in demand for integrated services

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  • Caterpillar and Al-Bahar return to The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    Construction machinery heavyweights to have the largest stand at 2018 event

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi set to open this weekend

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Launch of the Jean Nouvel-designed icon comes 10 years after plans were first unveiled

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  • Azizi to launch $6.8bn mega project this month

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    British themed development will have over 100 buildings with 30,000 units

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  • SSH supervises construction of Dhofar Beach Resort

    Oman November 08 , 2017

    Mixed use complex in Salalah will have hotel, residential and leisure offerings

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  • Arabtec delivers third straight quarterly profit

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Construction contractor continues recovery backed by new project wins

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  • Abu Dhabi Airport MTB is 86% complete

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    State of the art airport is due to open by the end of 2019

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  • Abu Dhabi turns on $1.5bn Mirfa IWPP

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Plant can produce 1,600 MW of power and 200,000 m3/d of water

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  • DAMAC awards contracts worth over $90mn

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Deals cover the road network and main works within AKOYA Oxygen residential project

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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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  • KSA: Paints and coatings market on the up

    Saudi Arabia November 07 , 2017

    Companies should consider investing in tech-intensive and green products

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  • RAK Ceramics reports soaring profits

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Combination of rising sales and cost savings boost bottom line in Q3 2017

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  • HyperloopTT chairman coming to The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Bibop Gresta to address the Excellence in Construction Summit on November 26

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  • Social Contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    How ASGC became the contractor of choice for government backed social infrastructure projects

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  • Manazel close to completing Abu Dhabi villas

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Al Reef 2 consists of 860 duplex villas across four neighbourhoods.

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  • Dubai: off-plan sales overtake ready transactions

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    First time the phenomenon has been seen since 2008

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  • Dubai has 28,600 buildings under construction

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Construction of 5,633 buildings completed in the first nine months of 2017

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  • Augmented Reality: A Powerful Ally in Construction

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    AECOM says its new app could be a game changer in managing the operation and maintenance of buildings

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  • KEO appoints new MD for its PMI division

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Mark Jamieson to play crucial role in KEO’s continuous growth in the market

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  • Steeled for Success

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Emirates Steel is primed to become the region’s leading supplier to the construction industry

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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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  • Pump up the volume

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Italy’s DAB Water Technology aims to boost its Middle East customer base

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  • Grimshaw opens new office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Architectural practice opens base in D3 Design District to support UAE projects

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  • Is the Future Bright for Solar in Saudi?

    Saudi Arabia November 05 , 2017

    The kingdom must incentivise private investment in the solar market

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  • Ritchie Bros. launches IronPlanet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Construction machinery auctioneer to introduce its online only service

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  • ENGIE-led JV to develop $400mn wind project in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    French energy firm contracted for wind farm on the Gulf of Suez

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  • Saudi construction market outlook brightens

    Saudi Arabia November 02 , 2017

    Efforts to bring the private sector into play will bear fruit in 2018, report says.

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  • UAE likely to fall short of construction contract forecast

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Nearly $20bn worth of contracts need to be signed in Q4 to meet $45bn prediction.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim begins work on $380mn Abu Dhabi mall

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    City Centre Al Jazira is located between Airport Road and Al Muroor Road

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  • Ellington tops out its second Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Developer marks construction milestone at 188 unit residential project

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  • Laticrete to unveil innovative solutions at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Supercap will be a major highlight of the company's stand at the show next month

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  • Besix invites students on Dubai site visit

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Trip is part of a collaboration with a local art gallery

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  • Marina Mall Abu Dhabi to undergo $800mn expansion

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Plans include 300,000 sqm mall extension and waterfront promenade

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  • Union Properties forms new investment arm

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    UPP Capital Investment will specialise in direct and indirect real estate investments

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  • Lootah Real Estate completes 50% of The Waves

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Project located in Jumeirah Village Circle is due for handover by Q4 2018

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  • Construction gathers pace at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Pavilions for some participant countries reach above-ground level

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  • Dubai: RTA spends $20bn on projects in 10 years

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    The city is primed to become one of the world’s smartest in mobility terms.

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  • Dubai launches MENA’s first e-commerce free zone

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils $735mn project

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  • Grundfos introduces energy check service

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2017

    Pump specialist to help companies lower their energy footprint

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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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  • Dubai has 453 rooftop solar installations

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2017

    Shams Dubai initiative now generating 18.7 MW of electricity

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  • Peikko to ramp up UAE production with new factory

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2017

    Finnish concrete specialist to build a new factory in RAK by end of 2018

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  • SKM launches new line of chillers

    October 28 , 2017

    Products to be showcased at The Big 5 in Dubai from November 26-29

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  • Emaar awards $140mn contract to Al Futtaim Carillion

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Creek Horizon is scheduled to be complete in early 2020

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  • The Sustainable City lives up to its name

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Dubai project saves 1,402 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in a year

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  • Arcadis appoints City Executive for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Mario Pishiri has 20 years' experience of living and working in the emirate

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  • Taking 3D printing to new heights

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    The founder of Cazza has set his sights on pioneering the technology in the construction world

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  • WSP joins Dubai’s exclusive fire and life safety list

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Consultant achieves 'House of Expertise’ status with Dubai Civil Defence

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  • ASGC begins work on Dubai Mall expansion

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project will add further retail space to Downtown Dubai

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  • Lootah Real Estate invites bids for Dubai South project

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project to add 1.15mn sq ft of residential units

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  • Nakheel profits rise 2.5% to $1.09bn

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    The developer has handed around 1,200 units to customers so far this year

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit Dubai International Airport

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Dubai Airports aims for annual energy savings of up to 20%

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  • Aspect chooses Aconex to manage Dubai school project

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Platform used for integrated cost control with process and information management

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  • Azizi nears completion of ninth project in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction of Azizi Montrell passes 80% ahead of February handover

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  • Tunnel work begins on Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed launches boring machine at site near Discovery Gardens.

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  • Sobha launches Building 5 in Hartland Aflux

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction is due for completion in October 2019

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  • Abu Dhabi property market continues slide

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Negative growth due to weakness in the job market and reduced housing allowances, says Asteco

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  • A Year is Not Long Enough

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    The impact of yearly software upgrades on BIM implementation

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  • Firestopping made easier with new tapes from 3M

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    New tapes from 3M provide contractors and architects with an easier way to stop fire, water, smoke and sound

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  • New solution form Elfo for wastewater treatment

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The series will target specific needs of different applications

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  • Al Khodari Sons eyes $100mn debt for equity swap

    Saudi Arabia October 23 , 2017

    Board of Saudi contractor approves issue of new shares to ease liquidity issues

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  • Dubai plans AED 10mn 'community charity' park

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The plans is part of the Year of Giving

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  • Dubai real estate transactions hit $55.6bn in 9 months

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    Data indicates an increasing demand across all property categories

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  • PROJECTS: Timely delivery key for buyers

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    ARTAR says punctuality, fire safety important factors for investors

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  • Deyaar and Huawei to deliver smarter properties

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Developer to elevate living experience through cutting edge technology

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  • Getting Back to Basics

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Feras Kalthoum, acting CFO, Drake & Scull International, on the plan to return the MEP contractor to former glory.

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  • 3D printing: Pushing the limits of architecture

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Chris Kelsey, CEO of 3D printing company ‘Cazza’, to speak at The Big 5’s Excellence in Construction Summit

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  • Saudi’s PIF stimulates real estate sector

    Saudi Arabia October 21 , 2017

    Government backed scheme launched to boost liquidity in the market

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai related projects worth $33bn

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2017

    Hundreds of projects now underway as 3-year countdown begins, says BNC Network

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  • Offplan property sales soar in Dubai

    October 21 , 2017

    Q3 transaction values more than double to AED 4bn says Chestertons

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  • France returns to The Big 5 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2017

    26 companies to present products, services and expertise at the show

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  • Daikin expands dealership network in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2017

    Two stores opened with two more in the pipeline

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  • Eagle Hills Diyar awards Marassi Boulevard contract

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Kooheji Contractors bags deal to build residential component of Marassi Al Bahrain

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  • Diyar Al Muharraq awards $11mn infra contract

    Bahrain October 18 , 2017

    Hafeera Contracting starts work on Al Qamra Residential Plots

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  • DAMAC reports 20% drop in Q3 profit

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Cost of sales drag on bottom line despite rise in revenue

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  • Seven myths around sustainability

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Ergonomics specialist Humanscale dispels common misconceptions

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  • Multiplex wins main contract for twin towers at JBR

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa will be the tallest building on the waterfront

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  • Supplier Focus - Mustafa Moiz, managing director, Speedex

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    The Big 5 Hub caught up with the managing director of the Dubai-based tool distributor

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  • Al Shirawi FM selected for Dubai’s IHC

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm continues close relationship with Dubai Industrial City

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  • BAM wins $17mn Dubai road contract

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    DP World awards deal to build link to Jebel Ali Port Terminal 4

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  • AECOM contracted for major Jordan healthcare project

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    US firm to provide lead design and consultancy for expansion of King Hussein Medical City

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  • Azizi readies $6.8bn mega project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    The centrally located development will add 30,000 units before Expo 2020

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  • ABB bags $45mn order to power Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm will build an electricity substation for the project

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  • ARADA launches Anber Community

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2017

    Project to be located in the Central hub of the Aljada master plan

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  • RSG completes foundation works on Burj Sabah

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2017

    Construction works were supported by 3 concrete pumps, 12 mixers and an on-site concrete testing lab

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  • Saudi Railway Company signs contract with Thales

    October 15 , 2017

    Contract to include maintenance activities, transfer of knowledge and support to Saudi Railway Polytechnic

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  • KEO secures Dubai Maritime City contract

    United Arab Emirates October 15 , 2017

    Contract to include preparation of infrastructure design & build documentation for Phase 1 of the project

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  • Bahrain’s $1.1bn airport expansion is on track

    United Arab Emirates October 15 , 2017

    The project is expected to be completed by Q2 2019

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  • Nakheel awards $45mn marina contract at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Investment in the mega project tops AED 7.5bn with latest deal

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  • Eagle Hills signs Emaar for Bahrain project

    Bahrain October 12 , 2017

    Agreement marks Emaar Entertainment’s first international expansion in the GCC

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  • Wasl sells first tower at Park Gate Residences

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Developer prepares to launch sales of second tower

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  • Dubai developer plots $1bn spend

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Reign Holdings backs hotel apartments in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle.

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  • Solar key to achieving UAE’s 2050 Energy Strategy

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The Big 5 Solar 2017 gets UAE Ministry of Energy patronage

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  • Al Shirawi FM contracted for Dubai luxury tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Firm signs with Signatures Estate for 118 Luxury Tower in Downtown Dubai

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  • Al Ghurair to invest $1.36bn on 58 projects in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Projects will be built in Deira, Bur Dubai, Al Barsha, Al Qusais, and Al Warqa

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  • Saudi FM market to reach $50bn by 2030

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2017

    FM market in the region is highly dominated by demand for hard services

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  • Value of PPP projects in MENA hits $185bn

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2017

    Figure has more than doubled in the past 12 months, says MEED

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  • Meraas to launch Phase 1 of La Mer next week

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The second phase of the project will open in early 2018

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  • Dubai: A Maturing Market

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    David Godchaux, CEO of real estate company Core Savills, allays fears that the Dubai property market is becoming oversupplied.

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  • Stored Potential

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Combining solar photovoltaic (PV) with storage could provide huge benefits to developers and utilities

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  • Windows, Doors & Facades sector hits new heights

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Tradeshow sees a 33% jump in visitor numbers to over 7,000

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  • GE bags $140mn Saudi power plant deal

    Saudi Arabia October 10 , 2017

    US firm to provide maintenance and servicing for 8 turbines at Riyadh plant

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  • Jumeirah Golf Estates awards $109mn contract

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Al Qabdah Building Contracting bags deal for Alandalus

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  • UAE - Operation and maintenance of solar street lights

    October 09 , 2017

    Operation and maintenance of solar street lights at Warsan Village and Al Furjan

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  • Bahrain - Landscaping at the Bahrain National Museum

    October 09 , 2017

    Landscape of Main Entrance and Driveway at the Bahrain National Museum

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  • Gulf Glass deals highlight GCC market potential

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait identified as key glass markets in the region

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  • Hormann launches thermal insulated industrial sectional doors

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    This technology reduces energy, while lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions

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  • KBW Investments appoints Chief Commercial Officer

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    Aaron Chehab will drive growth in core markets KSA and UAE.

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  • Siemens wins Oman power contract

    Oman October 09 , 2017

    Scope of work to include manufacturing, design, engineering, testing and training services.

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  • Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

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  • ENBD REIT buys Dubai Internet City building for $76mn

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Acquisition from SWEID & SWEID grows the real estate trust’s portfolio to $447mn

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  • Dubai: Rooftop solar power capacity hits 17.7MW

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    DEWA installs further 2MW of across two carports.

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  • DAMAC: Expo 2020 driving demand for hotel apartments

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Investor appetite for hospitality projects spikes in anticipation of the mega event

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  • Azizi awards contracts for $3.2bn Azizi Riviera

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    KSS, Zahrat Al Safa and Seidco to build phases 1 and 2 of the huge development.

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  • Bin Touq breaks ground on new $11mn HQ

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Transportation company launches facility at Dubai Industrial Park

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  • HVAC spend on Dubai projects hits $1.5bn

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The Big 5 Dubai 2017 to introduce dedicated HVAC hall

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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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  • Dubai South awards $163mn residential contract

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Al Qabdah Global Building Contracting to build The Pulse

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  • Dubai switches to Al Saafat green building rating system

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    New initiative will come into force in early 2018, says DM.

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  • FSI Middle East launches new FM app

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Chatlog facilitates communication between building occupants and the FM team

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  • Ring to make Middle East debut

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Home security provider to introduce suite of products and solutions to this region

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  • Tanmiyat names contractor for three towers in Dubai

    October 03 , 2017

    Beijing Emirates Company to deliver projects over the next six months

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  • SEWA to support The Big 5 Solar next month

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Chairman H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem to speak at the Global Solar Leader’s Summit (GSLS)

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  • Bellevue Towers passes construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Dubai Properties’ completes concrete raft casting at AED 200mn residential project

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  • Legal Eagle

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Sachin Kerur – head of Middle East Region at law firm Pinsent Masons – on the recent rise in construction disputes, the potential for alternative project finance models and the growing use of technology in the construction sector.

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  • Laing O’Rourke contracted for data centre project

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project to include the construction of three two-storey buildings and specialist mechanical, electrical and plumbing works

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  • Ellington Properties launches new project in MBR City

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project will feature twin towers offering one- and two-bedroom units

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  • VAT in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    How will it affect construction?

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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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  • Perkins+Will appoints new MD for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Appointment part of design firm’s growth strategy in the Middle East

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  • Former Kerzner man appointed Omniyat CFO

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Ali Tabbal was also previously CFO of Kingdom Holding and Dubai Holding

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  • Nshama hands over first Town Square units

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Owners take delivery of 320 Zahra townhouses in the heart of the 31 million sq ft project.

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  • Meraas opens Al Seef project on Dubai Creek

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    The tourist destination offers dining, shopping and hospitality options

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  • Aldar awards $200mn contract for The Bridges

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Construction Group Contracting House (CGCH) wins early works and main contract.

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  • Dubai Frame to open in November

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Emaar agrees to market the city’s latest landmark.

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  • Palma to complete Serenia Residences in December

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Developer signs with four luxury suppliers for outfitting.

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  • Power Management

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    How power plays a pivotal role in keeping buildings secure, safe and operational.

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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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  • UAE pioneers landmark Mars project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2017

    Laboratories, testing & study centres and a museum included in the plans

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  • Parsons appoints new area manager for MEA

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Responsibilities include infrastructure and transport project in Dubai

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  • Viega opens new Middle East office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    German pipe system manufacturer strengthens footprint in the region.

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  • Otis Elevators secures major Riyadh Metro contract

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    US firm to supply escalators, elevators and moving walkways for three lines

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  • Klampfer marks topping out of Sharjah hotel

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Novotel Sharjah Expo Hotel now 12 months from full completion

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Imdaad inks software partnership

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Technology facilitates smoother collaboration between project stakeholders

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  • Imdaad launches biofuel station in Jebel Ali

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Eco-friendly fuel derived from food waste will be used to run waste compactor trucks

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  • Work begins on Uptown Dubai mega project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Development near JLT was previously known as Burj2020 district.

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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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  • Parsons bolsters MEA infrastructure and transport team

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Max Clark takes over as Dubai-based business development director based

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  • Arabtec unit wins $54mn contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target to build two tower residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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  • Four construction shows see spike in visitor numbers

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show fast becoming the leading platform for professionals in the sector.

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  • UAE recognised as regional hub for the global glass industry

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    International exhibitors at Gulf Glass confirm positive outlook

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  • Key trade shows focus on hot industry topics

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Conferences and workshops draw the crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • FM EXPO 2017: UAE market revenue to almost double by 2022

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Construction growth, technology and service efficiency to underpin growth

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  • WDF 2017: Facade safety in the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    UAE is keen to introduce the latest innovations when it comes to fire safety of facades

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  • Showtime in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    FM Expo, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, and Gulf Glass get underway.

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Cleaners should be paid more, says top CEO

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Farnek Services CEO says wage hike would raise standards

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  • New product launches mark Gulf Glass opening

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    The seventh edition of the show opened with a series of new launches.

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  • Imdaad to launch first “work series” at FM Expo 2017

    September 24 , 2017

    Series will provide insights on facilities management and the disruptors behind the rapid transformation of the industry

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  • ALEC appointed to build One Za'abeel

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Construction is on track to complete in Q4 2020.

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  • RERA pushes retrofitting of fire-resistant facades

    September 24 , 2017

    Owners “strongly encouraged” to replace cladding across Dubai.

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  • ARACO wins three Dubai projects valued at $107mn

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Engineering firm contracted by local family owned conglomerate.

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  • Thousands to descend on Dubai building events

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM EXPO, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows, Doors & Facades and Gulf Glass open on Monday.

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Rising costs and dwindling margins put pressure on FM sector

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Margins in the facilities management industry are thin and getting thinner

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Technology is disrupting how people interact with places

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Technology is disrupting how people interact with places

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  • The Gaia Awards return!

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Make your submissions now!

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  • Predicting productivity

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    The Internet of Things and advances in artificial intelligence could make today’s workplaces fit for tomorrow, right now

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  • Deadline extended for Gaia Awards 2017 entries

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Free-of-charge opportunity to gain exposure and recognition for innovative products

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  • Landscape ‘modelling’

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Christopher Smeaton, BIM manager of landscape & urban planning at InSite tells us about the top trends in the industry

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  • Solar Cities

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Integrated solar into building facades and windows could be a game changer for sustainability in the region

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  • Designed for Life

    September 24 , 2017

    Principal landscape architect with SSH, Boris Fabinski, explains how cities are evolving from car-dominated environments into more liveable spaces

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  • Special Report: The Smart Move

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM firms are tuning in to the benefits of more sophisticated technologies.

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  • Special Report: The Feel Good Factor

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    How building design can improve the health of its occupants.

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  • Glass recycling in the UAE hospitality industry key to meeting sustainability goals

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Empty glass bottle waste should also be recognised as a valuable recyclable commodity

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new associate principal

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Lister brings more than 25 years of experience in retail, leisure and hospitality

    Read More
  • Euro Auctions makes Dubai debut

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Inaugural construction machinery sale sees 448 lots go under the hammer.

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  • Emaar joins Dubai Harbour mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Developer to build residences and a hotel covering 10 million sq ft.

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  • Al Jaber bags $41mn infra contract

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Work will enhance power infrastructure at Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP)

    Read More
  • Italy’s CIFA targets Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Concrete laying specialist to exhibit at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

    Read More
  • Saudi Arabia to tender cross country rail line

    Saudi Arabia September 19 , 2017

    Previously shelved project is close to being sanctioned.

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  • Asteco wins exclusive deal for new mixed-use tower

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    The mixed-use tower to have more than 650 apartments, 11 offices, 9 retail units

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  • Smart moves to reduce waste and save costs

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Survey reveals 42% of firms have adopted energy management software

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  • Time Hotels deploys SGE UAE's engineering software

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    The cloud-based system supports companies in seamless maintenance management

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  • UAE: hospitality projects valued at over $70bn

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Dubai provides almost two thirds of ongoing projects in the whole country.

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  • Nakheel assesses bids for Deira Islands hotel

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Contract award expected by the end of the year

    Read More
  • Nikken Sekkei to design Abu Dhabi’s Reem Tower

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Company will be responsible for the architectural, interior and landscape designs.

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  • Canada to help build AED 1bn hospital in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    MoU also includes building a research centre

    Read More
  • Dubai Municipality launches $354mn drainage project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Project will cover Al Maktoum Airport and the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

    Read More
  • Seven Tides breaks ground on new AED 500mn project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Project includes 1,118 units of 1- 2- 3-bedroom apartments

    Read More
  • Al Hamra Group appoints new senior executives

    September 18 , 2017

    Appointments are part of plans to lead the company in its next phase of growth

    Read More
  • DEWA awards contract for $3.9bn solar plant

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric shatter CSP world record.

    Read More
  • Parsons makes four key MEA appointments

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    Consultant bolsters Built Environment Division with big names.

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  • Special DIFC court created for tech and construction disputes

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    Launches in same week as new electronic case management system

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  • MAG PD launches $1.1bn residential project in Meydan

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    MAG EYE is the developer’s second major project launch of the week

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit 243 wasl Properties buildings

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    SmartAE awarded a $18.78mn contract for project which could save $4mn

    Read More
  • ARACO to design and project manage $44mn building

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    The 32 storey residential project is due for completion in December 2019

    Read More
  • Orascom-FCC win $320mn deal to build treatment plant

    Egypt September 14 , 2017

    Wastewater treatment plant in Egypt will serve 6 million people

    Read More
  • UAE FM market hits record $12.49bn

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    Eleventh edition of FM EXPO to capitalise on the UAE industry’s growing potential

    Read More
  • Kleindienst launches The Floating Venice in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The luxury vessel resort is a world first, with features like an underwater lobby and spa

    Read More
  • Thought-leaders to take stage at leading landscape show

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The agenda will be based on three themes - design, general overview and sustainability & smart-related topics

    Read More
  • Deyaar reveals AED1bn South Bay development

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    Project will add new residential and hospitality offerings to Business Bay

    Read More
  • Ramboll wins $32mn consultancy contract with IMKAN

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Engineering and design firm selected for $544mn project in Abu Dhabi

    Read More
  • SHUAA Capital to build tower on Sheikh Zayed Road

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Dubawi will have 500 hotel rooms and serviced apartments and 500 apartments.

    Read More
  • ARTAR chooses new fire resistant cladding for Mada Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Porcelain cladding offers fire-resistance up to temperatures of 1,200ºC.

    Read More
  • Omniyat’s One Palm residences tops out

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Multiplex built project becomes the tallest private residence on The Palm

    Read More
  • Meraas adds second cruise terminal to Dubai Harbour plan

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Project will accommodate 1.2 million passengers per year.

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  • MAG Property Development unveils $600mn resort

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    MAG Creek Wellbeing Resort will be located on the creek close to Ras Al Khor

    Read More
  • Positive feedback on Amman metro system

    September 11 , 2017

    Study conducted to coincide plans by the capital to build a comprehensive transportation network

    Read More
  • ALEC wins Dubai Hills Mall contract

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Kez Taylor-led contractor to build Emaar-Meraas joint venture project.

    Read More
  • Seven Tides to launch SE7EN Residences The Palm

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Two-tower development Palm Jumeirah features over 1,000 units

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • Dubai unveils legacy plans for Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    District 2020 to be long-term economic contributor

    Read More
  • Six Construct wins Masdar City contract

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Project to feature 9 buildings will target ESTIDAMA and LEED certifications

    Read More
  • Meydan Sobha launches District One Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Project is part of Phase 3 of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One

    Read More
  • Bahrain’s infrastructure projects valued at $32bn

    Bahrain September 11 , 2017

    The country to showcase $11bn worth key real estate projects at Dubai event

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  • Nakheel reveals plans for six new projects

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Range of developments includes residential, retail and hospitality.

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  • CSCEC selected for $2.2bn Motor City masterplan

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build the project in Motor City

    Read More
  • Frameless glazing systems from C3 Systems

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Horizontal and vertical glazing systems, and bioclimatic pergolas to be shown at Gulf Glass

    Read More
  • Abu Dhabi adds over 900 new buildings in Q2

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Over 20% higher than the same period last year.

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  • Aldar completes Repton School on Reem Island

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Fast track programme completed within 15 months

    Read More
  • Dubai Investments progresses projects worth $1.2bn

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Mirdiff Hills and Green Community developments close to completion.

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  • Kleindienst set to unveil $630mn Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Firm behind the Floating Seahorse says new project will feature a number of new world firsts

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  • Alef Group launches $817mn Sharjah project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    The car-free Al Mamsha project will be Sharjah's first fully-walkable community

    Read More
  • Fire Safety solutions on show at Windows, Doors and Facades 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Exhibitors will showcase a range of solutions to help developers meet new regulations

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  • First water home arrives at Marasi Business Bay

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Dubai Properties takes delivery of floating unit shipped from Finland.

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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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  • Azizi delivers three new projects in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Projects valued at $116.5mn, offering more than 300 residential units

    Read More
  • Phase 2 of Sobha Hartland launched

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Offering Dubai Canal views, the Gardenia Villas will be completed H2 2019

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2017

    Jean Nouvel-designed museum has been more than a decade in the making.

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  • ARADA unveils new $6.5bn community project in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2017

    Project to be built in phases, and expected to complete in 2025

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  • Aldar launches $653mn Yas Island project

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Water’s Edge will comprise 2,225 homes in 13 apartment buildings.

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  • Laing O'Rourke reaches Deira hotel construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Contractor on track to complete construction of project in Q1 2018.

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  • GMG breaks ground on new JAFZA warehouse

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings is constructing the 40,000 sqm facility.

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  • SEWA adds 100 solar-powered lamps in Khor Fakkan

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The lighting project is in compliance with energy conservation principles of international standards

    Read More
  • Global big data market to top $7tn by 2021

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    Middle East to support the growth; open data platform to drive citizen innovations and new digital revenue

    Read More
  • Nakheel to launch 6 projects worth nearly $872mn

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The new projects to include residential, retail and hospitality offerings

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  • National Properties launches Phase 3 of Motor City project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The project will add 137 townhouse villas under the Casa Flores brand and 136 units within Eden Apartments

    Read More
  • Essential factors for choosing a facade system

    September 04 , 2017

    Michel Francis, chief architect and design director at Dubai-based Dynamic Engineering Consultants (DEC), provides examples of essential factors in the selection of a façade system

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  • Standards and technologies for powder coatings

    September 04 , 2017

    Global specification standards, powder coatings technologies and new colour trends to come under the spotlight

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  • Tempered vacuum insulated glass for the GCC

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The tempered glass products increases productivity levels and further reduces energy consumption

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  • DEWA makes progress on $71m water project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The project includes the extension of major water transmission networks across the Emirate

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  • RKM Durar unveils striking new canalside project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Two curved towers will contain almost 250 units

    Read More
  • Dubai’s RTA and Siemens sign 3D printing agreement

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Partnership seeks to manufacture spare parts for Dubai Metro

    Read More
  • Lootah and Batta Technologies form water technology JV

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Partnership to provide sustainable water solutions in Dubai

    Read More
  • Neil Kee to head Benoy’s Dubai division

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Move coincides with design house’s tenth anniversary in the region.

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  • Emma Harvey joins Macro

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Facilities management specialist previously worked for JLL, Arabtec and Serco.

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  • Emaar unveils 43 storey tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    17 Icon Bay will be located close to the Central Park area.

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  • Two Marriott hotels planned for Dubai's JVC

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    WSW Architects to lead the project and WA International to manage interior design.

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  • Dufit Interiors partners with Le Cercle Middle East

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Joint venture combines fitout expertise with high-end furniture brands.

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  • CSCEC confirms $173mn Ajman housing contract

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Chinese firm to build 482 villas for government sponsored project.

    Read More
  • Oman plans $10.4bn for new housing units

    Oman August 28 , 2017

    A royal decree now permits non-locals to invest in the country, within ITC.

    Read More
  • The Workplace: A Starting Point to Achieve Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Johan Samuelsson – Vice President and General Manager of Trane, Middle East & Africa

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  • Enhanced construction telescopic handler from JCB

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Developed to meet the needs of rental companies and contractors alike

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  • Commissioning Your Way to High Performance Buildings

    August 28 , 2017

    Director at Alpin Limited (Masdar City), Jourdan Alexander-Younis, elaborates the value of independent

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  • VAT to bring massive changes to UAE solar industry

    August 27 , 2017

    Expert sheds light on VAT legislation and its impact on the growing solar industry in the UAE

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  • Bloom Properties awards enabling works for Bloom Towers

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    National Piling contracted for project in Dubai’s JVC.

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  • EMC and Liebherr to supply 200 Actros trucks

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    Strategic partnership to penetrate the UAE market

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  • Emirates Glass won $27.2mn projects in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    Of the total, AED 50mn of projects are based in the GCC

    Read More
  • Dubai Food Park blueprint released

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2017

    New facility to help grow UAE food industry by a forecasted rate of 70% by 2030

    Read More
  • Kenya's Vision 2030 on Track

    Kenya August 24 , 2017

    The Big 5 Construct East Africa 2017 will play host to 220 local and international exhibiting brands during the National Construction Week.

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  • Dubai Municipality to begin works on Hatta Project

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Plans include developing a heritage area, constructing public rest houses and building pathways

    Read More
  • Al Naboodah named contractor for Emaar’s Creekside 18

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Nearly 6,500 m3 of concrete already poured at the project in Dubai Creek Harbour

    Read More
  • Oman - Supply of lighting materials

    August 23 , 2017

    Supply of lighting materials in Oman

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  • Bahrain - Construction of 4 multi-storey car parks

    August 23 , 2017

    Construction of 4 multi-storey car parks in Muharraq

    Read More
  • AgileAssets appoints EMEA business development director

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Infrastructure asset management software provider to propagate business in the region

    Read More
  • Hitachi launches new escalator series for MEA

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Designed with enhanced safety and functionality features

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  • Hitachi launches new escalator series for MEA

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Designed with enhanced safety and functionality features

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  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

    Read More
  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

    Read More
  • Farnek signs FM contract for Abu Dhabi project

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firm appointed to manage facilities at villa compound in Khalifa City A

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  • Dubai’s JLT to get new 200 metre tower

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Invest Group Overseas (IGO) reveals plans to build $136mn project

    Read More
  • DAMAC awards $310mn contract to Multiplex

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Contractor will build the 50-storey AYKON London One tower

    Read More
  • OPINION Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Eagle Hills secures $82mn loan for The Address Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Agreement with National Bank of Fujairah will finance construction of the resort

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  • Bahrain’s Amwaj Gateway to be auctioned publicly

    Bahrain August 22 , 2017

    Cluttons and Mazad will organise and manage the auction

    Read More
  • CSCEC and Dubco bag $270mn contracts for Ajman project

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme awards deals for the Al Montazi Residential Complex

    Read More
  • Indonesia’s construction market to hit $136bn by 2021

    August 21 , 2017

    Rise in the value of the construction industry is set to drive huge demand for innovative building technologies and products

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • Drake & Scull announces new $48mn deal

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    Contract includes construction, civil engineering, and MEP works for the West Bay residential tower

    Read More
  • Empower connects 75 new buildings this year

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    The district cooling service provider helps developers with technologies that can guarantee energy efficiency and achieve higher cost savings

    Read More
  • Indonesia’s construction market to hit $136bn by 2021

    August 21 , 2017

    Rise in the value of the construction industry is set to drive huge demand for innovative building technologies and products

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  • GCC projects market slumps by 20% in H1

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    MEED says second half of 2017 expected to show improvement

    Read More
  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • EPC contract awarded for Masdar’s wind power project in Oman

    Oman August 20 , 2017

    Masdar has signed an engineering, procurement and construction with a global consortium to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, GCC’s first large-scale wind farm in Oman.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • Emaar and Meraas launch mall at Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    The 2 million sq ft mall is scheduled to open in late 2019

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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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  • Immensa Technology Labs achieves 3D printing first

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    UAE-based firm is the first in the Middle East to be awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

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  • Kele Contracting wins wasl contract

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Enabling works and infrastructure underway at Phase 1 of the project near Zabeel Park.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • Gate Avenue at DIFC to open by H1 2018

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Close to 3.5mn man-hours spent on the construction, of which 35% is completed

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  • ACES contracted for Dubai road project

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Specialist firm wins pile testing work for project led by CSCEC ME.

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  • Tourism lifts Egypt’s construction sector

    Egypt August 17 , 2017

    The country has a hospitality project pipeline worth $5.3bn, report says.

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Danube completes $95mn projects at Dubai Studio City

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Danube Properties has completed construction, and is preparing to handover its first projects.

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  • Dubai Lamp made mandatory for all new projects

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    The use of the energy-efficient "Dubai Lamp" has been made mandatory for all new developments in the emirate, the Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • Drake & Scull to carry out Fairmont Abu Dhabi work

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Contractor awarded $63mn MEP work on the 39 floor tower.

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  • KBR awarded consultancy contract by ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    KBR has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for a major natural gas project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Kuwait to invite bids for $1.2bn solar power plant

    Kuwait August 16 , 2017

    September 7 set as a deadline for companies to submit interest

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  • KEO wins key consultancy contract for Expo Village

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Design, engineering and project management firm to oversee residential component of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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  • GCC urban projects worth $32bn at tendering stage

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Value of contract awards to reach AED 187bn in 2017, says BNC Network

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  • Emaar Properties reports 15% spike in profit

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Emaar Properties recorded a healthy hike in net profit year to date as property sales rose by almost a quarter in Dubai.

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  • Barakah nuclear power plant enters final stages

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has installed steam generators and reactor vessel (RV) at the final unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, taking overall construction of the four-unit plant to 82%.

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  • BILDCO falls to second quarter loss

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi National Company for Building Materials (BILDCO) fell to a loss in the second quarter as costs rose.

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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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  • Two more contracts for Arabtec

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target Engineering bags deals worth AED 3.2mn.

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  • Currie & Brown appointed cost manager for Yas Bay

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Mixed use project is being developer Miral on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Saudi’s Sadara completes commissioning all its plants

    Saudi Arabia August 15 , 2017

    Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has commissioned the last of its 26 plants.

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  • DAMAC sees 20% drop in second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties recorded a drop in net profit in the second quarter of the year as costs rose.

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  • PV modules at The Sustainable City begin operations

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations at Dubai’s 10MW Sustainable City, the company has announced.

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  • Nakheel receives 5 bids for Dragon City project

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel is assessing five proposals, with bids starting at $245mn, for the construction of Dragon Towers, a twin-building residential complex at the Dragon City community in Dubai.

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  • Deyaar enhances fire safety programme

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has reinforced its commitment to fire safety by conducting an increased number of fire drills and inspections.

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  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi to fight water woes

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DEWA and ADWEA have signed a MoU for strategic water connections and the exchange of potable water in case of emergencies.

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  • ASGC deploys drones and 3D scanning

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Construction contractor ASGC is deploying more drones and 3D scanning across its project portfolio as part of a new technology-driven strategy fronted by new chief information officer, Herbert Fuchs.

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  • Wael Allan leaves Drake and Scull

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Wael Allan has parted ways with Drake & Scull International (DSI) after less than a year in charge of the contractor which reported a AED 199mn ($54.17mn) net loss for the second quarter on Monday.

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  • Middle East fire protection market sees double digit growth

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The Middle East fire protection systems market is witnessing double-digit growth, driven by growing construction activities, technology innovation, and accelerated fire protection spending.

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  • DEWA completes 70% of M-Station expansion

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    More than 70% of DEWA’s M-Station power plant expansion project is completed, senior officials have confirmed.

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  • Bob Hope to leave SSH

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    SSH chief executive Bob Hope is stepping down after five years in charge of the company.

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  • China-Oman Industrial Park adds 25 new projects

    Oman August 13 , 2017

    Oman Wanfang, master developer of the China-Oman Industrial Park in the country’s Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD), plans to develop 25 new projects.

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  • Azizi completes first Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Azizi Developments has completed construction of the AED 350mn ($95.24mn) Azizi Royal Bay on Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Eagle Hills awards Bahrain contract to Dadabhai

    Bahrain August 13 , 2017

    Eagle Hills Bahrain has awarded the construction contract for a project within the Marassi Al Bahrain development to Dadabhai Construction.

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  • Aecom pens KSA housing agreement

    Saudi Arabia August 13 , 2017

    Red Sea Housing Services Company (JAFZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aecom Middle East to cooperate on pursuing housing projects in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dubai's new one-stop-shop for building permits

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    A new strategy for Building Permit Procedures Development has been approved in Dubai to help speed up the process of acquiring building permits from concerned government entities to assist investors in the real estate sector.

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  • Siemens wins substation contracts in Egypt

    Egypt August 13 , 2017

    The contracts will help support Egypt’s power generation capacity, and in turn drive long-term economic growth

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  • Dubai to showcase innovative solutions for fire safety

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The recent fire incidents on a residential tower in London and two on residential complexes in Dubai have put a spotlight on façade safety.

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  • Yellow Door to build Dubai rooftop solar project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Yellow Door Energy (YDE) has signed a deal with Middle East Insulation to install a 205 kWp solar PV plant at the company’s newest facility in Dubai Investments Park (DIP).

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  • Production starts at Saudi phosphate plant

    Saudi Arabia August 13 , 2017

    Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company’s (MWSPC) has kickstarted production at its new phosphate plant in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Masdar and BMS to pursue sustainability projects

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Masdar and MDC Business Management Services (BMS), have signed a MoU to explore opportunities to deliver projects that improve the energy and water efficiency of buildings and facilities in the UAE.

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  • DP World to set up JV company with Egypt

    Egypt August 10 , 2017

    DP World will set up a joint development company with the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt, the UAE-based trade enabler has announced.

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  • HLG wins $13.6mn contract with DIFC

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    HLG Contracting has been awarded a contract valued at AED 49.5mn ($13.6mn) by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for the construction of temporary roads and carparking.

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  • EXPO 2020 DUBAI: SMEs receive over 50% of 2017 awarded contracts

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    The latest Expo 2020 Dubai report prepared by The Big 5 Dubai reveals that more than 15,000 businesses have registered their interest on the Expo's online procurement portal, and that $3bn in contracts are expected in 47 awards over 2017.

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  • Makkah’s $2.4bn ring road close to completion

    Saudi Arabia August 10 , 2017

    More than 75% of the $2.4bn Fourth Ring Road project in Makkah is complete, senior government officials have announced.

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  • Atkins pens traffic analytics deal

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    Atkins has signed a global partnership agreement that will enable it to drive data insight into transportation infrastructure projects.

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  • Atkins pens traffic analytics deal

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    Atkins has signed a global partnership agreement that will enable it to drive data insight into transportation infrastructure projects.

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  • Dubai sees 26% rise in real estate transactions

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Real estate transactions for H1 2017 reached a value of AED132bn ($36bn) through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions, the Dubai Land Department has announced.

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  • CSCEC awarded $17mn contract by Dubai’s RTA

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    CSCEC ME has clinched another road works contract with Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA).

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  • Tenders worth $2.8bn processed in Abu Dhabi during H1

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi's Department of Finance (DoF) announces tenders worth $2.8bn in Al Maqta’a bidding hall during H1 2017.

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  • Nakheel awards $117mn worth contracts for Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer, Nakheel, has awarded four contracts, with a total value of more than $117mn for Deira Islands.

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  • UPC enhances guidelines for public realms in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council has launched its revamped Public Realm Design Manual to ensure people living in the Emirate have convenient access to community facilities.

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  • Bahrain forms new urban planning authority

    Bahrain August 09 , 2017

    Bahrain will establish an Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA) following a decree issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Arabtec turns second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Contractor continues recovery with more positive earnings news.

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  • Eshraq awards $40mn Marina Rise contract

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    Al Sweidi & Shams Contracting will execute the main works of the Marina Rise project on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.

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  • Parsons appoints new rail and transit sector manager

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    Parsons has appointed Tony Di Rosa to lead the development of its rail and transit systems business and operations in the Middle East Africa (MEA) region.

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  • Controlling the Cost of Air and Moisture Penetration into Buildings

    August 08 , 2017

    William Whistler LEED AP, ESTIDAMA PQP, managing director of Green Building Solutions International, a regional leader in building air tightness testing, speaks on how to control air, and thus dollar leakage.

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  • What to look for when hiring an engineer

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    Yara Matar, HR representative at DC PRO Engineering, talks about the approaches that recruiters need to take in hiring engineers today.

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  • Construction advances on Expo 2020 Dubai site

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    A new video shows that considerable construction progress has been made at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as we approach the three-year mark ahead of the mega event.

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  • What to look for when hiring an engineer

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    Yara Matar, HR representative at DC PRO Engineering, talks about the approaches that recruiters need to take in hiring engineers today.

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  • Farnek pioneers new FM service

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    The new hyper-local forecasting services will help reduce costs, improve efficiency and safety for building maintenance and cleaning

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  • Kuwait awards $26.5mn contract for Al Zour LNG project

    Kuwait August 08 , 2017

    Hyundai Engineering and Construction has awarded Australian firm, SRG, a $26.5mn contract for the Al Zour LNG project in Kuwait.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awarded BIM certificate

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded the Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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  • Lootah to develop housing units at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Lootah Real Estate has signed a deal with Dubai South to develop housing units at the site's residential district.

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  • ARACO to design Emirati housing project

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO) will provide design and consultancy services for Abu Dhabi Housing Authority’s (ADHA) Bayti initiative.

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  • Arabtec bags $98.8mn contract for Dubai South Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has won a AED363mn ($98.8mn) contract for the construction of the Dubai South Mall by a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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  • DEWA awards $35.3mn contracts for 1,570 transformers

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED129.55mn ($35.26mn) to design, manufacture, test and supply 1,570 cast resin distribution transformers to a list of international specialist institutions.

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  • Practicality & sustainability will help develop Dubai’s future

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Sustainability is no longer a choice option within the industry, according to the head of Region at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), who says “practical solutions need to be delivered to the defining challenges of our era.”

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  • Petrofac awarded Duqm Refinery project

    Oman August 06 , 2017

    Petrofac has been awarded part of a $2bn contract by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries LLC (DRPIC) in the southern part of Oman

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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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  • Top 10 Commercial & Retail Projects in the GCC

    August 06 , 2017

    The latest "Major Commercial & Retail projects in the GCC" report prepared by BNC reveals GCC projects in order of estimated value, showing Dubai and the UAE as the highest ranking contributors.

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  • Cutting the GCC’s cooling cost by 40% with smart technology

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Implementing technologies for building management and district cooling could cut back on the energy used cooling during the GCC’s hot summer months by up to 40%, Siemens says.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to develop $117mn mall in Sohar

    Oman August 06 , 2017

    Majid Al Futtaim is expanding its footprint in Oman with the addition of a mall in Sohar that will open in late 2018.

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  • Abu Dhabi encourages more affordable accommodation

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has rolled out an initiative to encourage the conversion of commercial property into homes for people on lower incomes.

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  • Phase 1 of Sobha Hartland nearing completion

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Sobha Group is close to completing construction of the first phase of its Sobha Hartland villa development and expects to hand over the first units in December.

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  • SNC-Lavalin pushes ahead with Salalah methanol plant

    Oman August 03 , 2017

    SNC-Lavalin has received a notice to proceed with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase of its anhydrous liquid ammonia plant in Salalah, Oman.

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  • Aldar logs dip in Q2 earnings

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Aldar Properties recorded a 5% drop in second quarter earnings as revenue fell.

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  • IoT spend in MEA to reach $8bn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Middle East organisations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8bn market, global IoT enabler SAP has observed.

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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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  • Hyperloop One successfully completes inaugural test

    United States August 03 , 2017

    Hyperloop One has completed Phase 2 of testing, achieving historic test speeds travelling nearly the full distance of the 500 metre DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, the company has announced.

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  • Parsons wins contract for the world’s longest suspension bridge

    Turkey August 03 , 2017

    California-based Parsons has been awarded the engineering consultancy, construction support, and construction supervision/inspection services contract for the longest bridge in the Middle East.

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  • Bahrain’s Deerat Al Oyoun to be ready next year

    Bahrain August 03 , 2017

    One of the Kingdom’s key residential developments, Deerat Al Oyoun, is on track, with the first batch of villas expected to be completed in 2018.

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  • New $11mn logistics facility for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    A new logistics facility has broken ground in Jebel Ali Free Zone.

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  • ABB wins $30mn power plant order in Iraq

    Iraq August 02 , 2017

    ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, in the Basra region of southern Iraq.

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  • Engineering titans Jacobs and CH2M unite

    United States August 02 , 2017

    Jacobs Engineering has agreed to acquire CH2M in a cash and stock transaction worth $3.27bn, the two companies announced today.

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  • New structural glazing solution from Sageglass

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    SageGlass will launch its new structural glazing solution, “SageGlass VARIO,” next month.

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  • Kuwait: Project awards expected to pick up in H2 2017

    Kuwait August 02 , 2017

    The pace of project implementation in Kuwait cooled in Q2 2017 as bidding on major projects faced some delays, according to a new report by National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).

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  • Developing Urban Landscapes with Happiness

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    "When developing urban landscapes with happiness as core value and principle, it can have far reaching effects on the health of future generations," believes Peter Scott, director landscape architecture, Khatib & Alami who explains how smart and sustainable...

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  • Arabtec wins $171mn contract with DAMAC

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has clinched a AED 628mn ($171mn) contract with DAMAC Properties to develop 1,296 villas at DAMAC’s AKOYA Oxygen master development.

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  • ALEC wins $163mn contract for Jumeirah Living Marina

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Select Group has appointed ALEC for the main works of Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, its flagship waterfront development in Dubai Marina.

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  • DSI unit wins $71.5mn contract for Saudi wastewater plant

    Saudi Arabia August 01 , 2017

    A subsidiary of Dubai-based Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won a SAR 268mn ($71.5mn) contract to develop a wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Saudi unveils major tourism project

    Saudi Arabia August 01 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia has launched a massive new tourism development called the “Red Sea Project,” which is aimed to become a leading coastal destination.

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  • Work to begin on $381mn Abu Dhabi mall next month

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Construction on the AED1.4bn ($381.17mn) City Centre Al Jazira will begin in Abu Dhabi next month, making it the brand’s debut offering in the UAE capital.

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  • New versions of Trimble’s Tekla software launched

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Construction tech company, Trimble, has launched three new versions of its “Tekla” software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams - Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017 and Tekla Tedds 2017.

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  • Making Shade in Abu Dhabi: The Al Bahr Towers’ Adaptive Architecture

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    An excerpt from 'The Future of Making' by editor/author Tom Wujec, contributor Grace Dubosh, and Autodesk.

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  • DIRC secures $300mn loan deal for Mirdif Hills

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has signed an AED1.1bn ($299.45mn) financing deal with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for its Mirdif Hills development.

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • UAE transport projects reach $87bn in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Total value of 481 active transport projects has exceeded AED321.49bn ($87.6bn) in H1 2017, according to construction intelligence service provider, BNC Network.

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  • Clyde & Co bolsters construction in Dubai with new partner

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Clyde & Co has appointed Matthew Heywood as a partner in its Global Projects & Construction practice.

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  • Abu Dhabi strengthens trade ties with China

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has just signed a $300mn (AED1.1bn) investment cooperation agreement with China’s Jiangsu Province to strengthen economic ties and build investment projects through joint opportunities for both nations.

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  • CSCEC awarded $165mn Expo 2020 roads contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has penned a contract with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for a major road project related to Expo 2020.

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  • Water treatment specialist sets up MENA HQ in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Kurita has opened a regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to serve its customers spread across the GCC and the Middle East.

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  • Drake & Scull appoints new board member

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Drake & Scull International has appointed UAE entrepreneur Mohammad Atatreh as the board member, replacing Khalaf Sultan Al Daheri who resigned from his seat.

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  • DEWA awards $1.7mn reservoir consultancy contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a consultancy contract worth AED6.3mn ($1.71mn) to design and construct two water reservoirs.

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  • 60% of Mleiha Fossil Rock Lodge is now complete

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has completed 60% of the construction of the second phase of its Mleiha eco-tourism and archaeology project.

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  • RTA to install remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The mandatory phase for the installation of remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks has begun, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • UAE FM market size hits an all-time high of $12.5bn

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, an industry report has announced ahead of a key exhibition to take place next month.

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  • Spotlight on smart grid security

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES) has thrown the spotlight on the critical role of security in smart grids, urging individuals, organisations and utility providers to be prepared to deal with cyberattacks.

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  • Arkan positive of surge, after H1 net profits show 37.5% drop

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Arkan Building Materials has shown a 37.5% drop in net profits for H1 2017 to AED25mn ($6.8mn) from AED40mn ($10.9mn) the same time last year.

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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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  • NACO chosen for design work at Kuwait’s new airport

    Kuwait July 27 , 2017

    NACO has been chosen to carry out design work for a major redevelopment of Kuwait International Airport.

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  • IFC approves $635mn loan for Egypt solar projects

    Egypt July 27 , 2017

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) has given the green light to a $635mn investment in 11 solar power projects in Egypt that will generate a combined 500 megawatts (MW).

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  • Al Habtoor City residences 70% complete

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Construction of three residential towers at Dubai’s Al Habtoor City is more than 70% complete and on track for delivery by the end of the year.

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  • Comansa CM adds new model to its luffer range

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tower crane manufacturers, Comansa CM, is launching the new luffing-jib crane CML165, with maximum load capacity of 12 tonnes and 50-metre reach globally and made available in the Middle East this September.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • CESI to support Bahrain’s renewable energy programme

    Bahrain July 26 , 2017

    Dubai-based CESI will collaborate with Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) as a lead consultant in the technical integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems across the kingdom.

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  • Spotlight to fall upon urban greening and landscaping

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Dubai’s thriving construction market is set to drive huge demand for outdoor specific design & build projects, fanning interest for more authentic public spaces.

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  • $100 trillion needed for global infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Close to $100tn needs to be invested in global infrastructure projects over the coming years to support global economic growth, according to a report by G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub).

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  • Petrofac wins Iraq contracts worth $100mn

    Iraq July 26 , 2017

    Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than $100mn for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two international oil companies in Iraq.

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  • Ellington unveils third Belgravia project in JVC

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Ellington Properties has launched its fourth residential project in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) neighbourhood.

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  • Nakheel announces $718mn in H1 net profits

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Nakheel has announced a net profit of AED2.64bn ($718.7mn) for the first six months of 2017, as compared to AED2.95 ($803.15mn) billion for the same period last year.

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  • CEO appointed for Emirates Towers Business Park

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Fareed Abdulrahman Al Janahi has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Dubai Holding’s Emirates Towers Business Park.

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  • Value of UAE building projects in H1 reaches $228bn

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    The combined value of 7,488 active building projects reached $228bn (AED836.76bn) in the first half of the year ending June 2017, according to project research and intelligence provider, BNC Network.

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  • Mammoet opens branches in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Heavylift specialist Mammoet has opened two new offices in the Middle East after seeing a rise in business across the region.

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  • Shaikhani to deliver $22mn business centre in Q4 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Dubai-based Shaikhani Group will deliver their AED80mn ($21.8mn) Cambridge Business Centre by the fourth quarter of this year, the developer has announced.

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  • Buoyant property demand spurs Dubai construction sector

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Stiff competition in the residential property market in Dubai is helping to spur demand for off-plan property and giving a welcome boost to the construction sector, a new report says.

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  • Deyaar launches new initiative offering free FM services

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has launched “Deyaar Al Khair,” an initiative that will provide free maintenance services to underprivileged families across the country.

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  • Faithful+Gould appoints head of programme management, KSA

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Faithful+Gould has hired Paul Sweeney as head of programme management for its 160-strong business in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Abu Dhabi to inject $1.09bn into Egypt’s infrastructure

    Egypt July 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) will provide AED4bn ($1.09bn) worth of grants and concessionary loans for 64 project developments in Egypt.

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  • DEWA chief reviews MBR Solar Park progress

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently visited the Research & Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al-Dahal to review its progress.

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  • Mamsha Al Saadiyat hits construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat waterfront residential project has passed a significant construction milestone, with the main structure for all buildings now complete.

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  • Kuwait’s $2.4bn causeway project nears completion

    Kuwait July 24 , 2017

    The KWD 738mn ($2.4bn) Sheikh Jaber causeway project in Kuwait will be launched by the end of next year.

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  • Amlak Finance completes first villas in Mirdiff

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Amlak Finance has completed construction of Phase 1 of its first fully-owned residential development.

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  • UAE - Rehabilitation of Service Tunnels

    July 24 , 2017

    Specialised companies with valid license from the Government of Dubai, Department of Economic Development are invited to participate.

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  • Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour dredging contract

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Dutch dredging outfit Van Oord has clinched a contract to carry out marine works on Dubai Harbour, one of the emirate’s latest mega projects.

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  • Sharjah Airport to add a new private jet terminal

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    The Sharjah Airport Authority is planning to build and operate a new private jet terminal valued at AED110mn ($30mn).

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  • $4mn extension for Sharjah’s Al Badayer Oasis project

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has announced an AED15mn ($4.08mn) extension to their Al Badayer Oasis project.

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  • RTA completes 85% of $157mn phase of road project

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Completion rate of works on Phase 1 of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project has reached as much as 85%, the chief of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • Deyaar awards $163mn contract to Belhasa E&C

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has awarded Belhasa Engineering and Contracting Company with a AED 600mn ($163.3mn) contract to build two residential districts in Dubai Production City.

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  • Turner & Townsend delivers record growth

    United Kingdom July 20 , 2017

    UK-based construction and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend has announced a 42% increase in revenue to £45.6m ($59.4m) and 24% increase in profit on their business in the Middle East over the last 12 months.

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  • The UAE is ready for change

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Strong government strategic planning and horizon scanning, demographics and security has positioned the UAE among nations most prepared for change.

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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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  • Social Infrastructure Projects in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Michael Connor, Associate Director - Faithful + Gould, explains how GCC countries need better social infrastructure, but funding remains a challenge.

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  • ECC wins multi-storey car park project

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC) has been awarded a joint-venture multi-storey car park project with McLaren Construction.

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  • UAE FM market sees growth surge

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Growth in the UAE facilities management industry is being fueled by a buoyant property market, a fast expanding hospitality sector, growing mergers and acquisition activity within the industry and adoption of more advanced technologically.

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  • DP World to help develop Indonesia’s ports and trade infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    DP World has signed a contract with the Indonesian government and port officials where they will help develop the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra.

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  • Adil Toubia named CEO of Ecolog

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Ecolog has appointed Adil Toubia as vice chairman and chief executive officer.

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  • Galfar wins $68mn Oman road contract

    Oman July 19 , 2017

    Galfar Engineering & Contracting Co has bagged a contract worth OMR 26.24mn ($68mn) for package 3 of Al Batinah expressway project in Oman.

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  • EmiratesGBC to launch building retrofit training programme

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will launch its Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme will be launched in August.

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  • Fujairah’s Smart Logistics City construction to begin in 2018

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    A partnership agreement was signed by the government of Fujairah with Minpoint Business Investments and consultancy firm NIRAS International Consultancy in Copenhagen for the construction of the first phase of the emirate’s Smart Logistics City.

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  • Emirates Towers Business Park a “defining” development

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years, putting Dubai on a path to rivalling The City in London or New York’s Wall Street as a financial centre, according to a new report.

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  • Sharjah launches $40mn road enhancement project

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    The AED146 mn ($40 mn) University City Road Enhancement Project was launched by the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, SUPC, in collaboration with the emirate’s Road and Transport Authority.

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  • DEWA awards $26mn contracts for low-voltage cables

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has handed out contracts worth AED 95mn ($25.9mn) to a number of national companies for the supply of 1,290km of low-voltage cables for household connections.

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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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  • Masdar develops solar absorber for better power generation

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Researchers at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI) have helped develop a high-performance solar absorber aimed towards making solar power generation more efficient and affordable in the UAE.

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  • Soaring demand for glass in the MENA construction market

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Glass will be brought to the forefront of trading at a key exhibition in September, in response to increasing demands in sustainable building practices in the region.

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  • Cooler solutions from Carrier this summer

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    XPower variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system and the AquaForce 30XV air-cooled screw chiller are two new innovative cooling solutions from Carrier, which officials believes will be ideal for the arid climatic landscape of the Middle East.

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  • Macro appoints Middle East MD

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    Facilities Management firm Macro has named Mark Graham as its new managing director in the Middle East.

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  • Solar-powered design wins RTA marine station contest

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    A design concept based using solar power and paying homage to the fishing and pearling heritage of the region has been chosen for RTA’s new marine stations.

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  • Saudi invites bids for major 400MW wind-power project

    Saudi Arabia July 17 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia is inviting bidders for the construction of a 400MW utility-scale wind-power project, a first of its kind in the Kingdom.

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  • Progress on DEWA's $51 million pipeline project

    United Arab Emirates July 16 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced progress on a $50.35 million (AED185 million) 27KM water pipeline extension project.

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  • Dubai – Re-insulation of CHW pipes

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2017

    Re-insulation of CHW pipes for 12 buildings in Discovery Gardens

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  • Saudi Arabia – Maintenance of streets and facilities

    July 13 , 2017

    Maintenance of streets and facilities (roads painting) in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Kuwait - Road consultancy and supervision works

    July 13 , 2017

    Provision of consultancy services for management and supervision works for the construction.

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  • $170 million contract signed for 5 towers at Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded a $170 million (AED619 mn) contract to UAE’s HLG Contracting to build five 16-storey towers at the Expo Village.

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  • Ain Dubai is racing toward completion

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Landmark Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai is nearing completion with the successful installation of the fifth of eight 107-metre sections of its wheel rim.

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  • Atlantis, The Palm to get a $100 million facelift

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Atlantis, The Palm, has announced a $100 million refurbishment programme across its premises as well as expansion on their second property, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residencies.

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  • $1.5 billion Dubai Food Park unveiled

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has launched the $1.5 billion (AED5.5 billion) Dubai Food Park, seeking to enhance Dubai's position as a leading regional hub for food trade and re-export of foodstuffs.

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  • Nearly $100 billion needed to power Oman until 2040

    Oman July 11 , 2017

    A recent paper published by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) in Oman has estimated that $90.92 billion (OMR35 billion) of resources will be required to power the nation up to and beyond 2040.

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  • Oman’s Ottco to construct new terminal at Duqm

    Oman July 10 , 2017

    The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) chose Oman Tank Terminal Company (Ottco) to construct the Ras Markaz Crude Oil Storage Terminal.

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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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  • Dutco Balfour Beatty wins $12.5 million contract for DEWA’s new HQ

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dutco Balfour Beatty has been awarded a AED 46 million contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for Phase 1 of the construction of its new headquarters, Al-Sheraa.

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  • $3.27 billion sewerage system for Dubai by 2025

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality is planning to build a new deep-tunnel sewerage system by 2025, valued at $8.17 billion.

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  • Musanada announces progress on $1.4 billion highway project

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has completed two of a total of six packages of the Mafraq-Ghuwaifat Highway project.

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  • Arabtec to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has been awarded the $96.18 million contract to build the national pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the National Media Council has announced.

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  • Next-gen detectors to enhance fire safety in buildings

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Honeywell launches next-gen aspirating smoke detectors to enhance fire safety measures in buildings.

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  • Nakheel opens new monorail station

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel has opened a new station on The Palm Monorail in Dubai.

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  • Dubai is planning a $1.36 billion business district

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has unveiled the AED5 billion Emirates Towers Business Park, an integrated business district.

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  • Siemens to supply power train for Kuwait plant

    Kuwait July 04 , 2017

    Siemens has won an order to supply the key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant in Kuwait.

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  • Dubai Airport Street Project is half done

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2017

    Fifty percent of construction works on Dubai’s Airport Street Project covering Rashidiya and Casablanca Intersections is complete, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has...

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  • Progress on $247 million infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2017

    Work is progressing in seven infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi according to the emirate’s General Services Company, Musanada.

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  • Kuwait prepares tender for a new labour city

    Kuwait July 02 , 2017

    Kuwait is currently working on the necessary documentation required to float a tender for a new expat city that can accommodate 20,000 foreign workers.

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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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  • What Does it Take to Build a 'Liveable' City?

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2017

    Muhammad Obaid, Principal Architect, Partner and Manager of EMKAAN, tells us what it takes to attain ‘liveability’ in today’s intelligent, urban living and working spaces.

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  • Abu Dhabi to develop Fujairah Port

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 35-year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate the upcoming port in Fujairah.

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  • INDUSTRY TALKS: Understanding Concrete Types

    June 21 , 2017

    With more than 2,000 successful projects serving as a testimony to the regional market leadership of Golden Readymix (GRM), the company elaborates on the various types of concrete, and factors affecting its durability and performance.

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  • Dubai Municipality launches the Soil Map Project

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Developers of large and high-rise construction projects can now benefit from comprehensive geological data with the launch of the Soil Map Project by Dubai Municipality.

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  • Abu Dhabi announces $30 million road improvement plans

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Improvement works will soon start on Sheikh Zayed Tunnel and Street at a cost of $29.7 million, Abu Dhabi City Municipality has announced.

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  • Work begins on a new ‘super campus’ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Construction work has begun on the planned Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai, with a total investment of around $74.8 million.

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  • 100,000 lamps donated for Dubai Housing Projects

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality has donated 100,000 lamps for Dubai housing projects, as part of the municipality Year of Giving initiatives.

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  • Aldar to float tenders for 4 projects

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2017

    The Yas Mall hotel, the Retail Park on Yas Island and the Shams Central Retail Park on Reem Island are among 4 projects for which main construction tenders will soon be issued, developer Aldar Properties has announced.

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  • $250 billion worth of projects in Saudi yet to be awarded

    Saudi Arabia June 19 , 2017

    A pipeline of more than $250 billion worth of projects under development in Saudi Arabia, according to data released by a new industry report.

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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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  • Phase 1 of Mirdif Hills project complete

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2017

    Preparation works for Phase 1 of the $810 million Mirdif Hills project, currently under construction in Dubai, is now complete, announced its developer.

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  • FLIR launches new range of thermal imaging cameras

    June 15 , 2017

    The new FLIR T530 and T540 thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including building/construction, power generation, electrical distribution and research laboratories.

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  • Midday break rule begins tomorrow in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    This year’s mandatory midday break rule be put into effect from tomorrow, June 15th and run until September 15, the Standing Committee for Labour Affairs has announced.

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  • Nakheel floats tender for a new shopping mall

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    UAE’s Nakheel has issued a tender for the construction of a new shopping mall at its high-end Nad Al Sheba residential community project.

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  • FEWA signs deal with Umm Al Quwain to build desalination plants

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    In order to meet demands of steadily increasing water consumption in the UAE’s residential, economic, industrial and cultural sectors, Umm Al Quwain plans to build reverse osmosis plants.

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  • $1 billion Al Maryah Central to be completed in 2018

    June 14 , 2017

    More than 76% of construction works is completed on the $1 billion Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Turkey’s TAV to build 3 airports in Saudi

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    Turkish airport operator, TAV, and Al Rajhi Group has signed a deal with the Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority to operate 3 airports in the Kingdom.

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  • $36.5 million terminal to be built at key Moroccan port

    Morocco June 12 , 2017

    Morocco’s National Ports Agency (ANP) is set to launch the construction of a new $36.5 million multipurpose terminal at a key commercial port.

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  • Mixed-use project by Dubai Investments is on track

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Investments has announced that infrastructure development of its Palisades project in Dubai Investments Park is currently underway.

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  • DEWA awards $15.8 million Hatta consultancy contract to EDF

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $15.8 million consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French electrical utility company, EDF.

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  • $14 million cultural centre project completed in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    The UAE government has announced the completion of a major cultural centre project in Fujairah, using sustainable materials, in line with its GCC green building regulations, at a total cost of $13.9 million.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to power 4 more malls with solar panels

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2017

    Solar panels will power 4 more malls by Majid Al Futtaim by 2018, delivering expected savings of around $22 million, the company has announced.

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  • Emaar to offer real estate development business in IPO

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    Emaar Properties has announced plans to offer up to 30% of its UAE real estate development business in an initial public offering (IPO).

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  • New district to accommodate Expo 2020 hospitality staff

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    As part of their strategic preparations for Expo 2020, UAE-based wasl Asset Management Group has launched ‘Warsan’, a new project that will provide accommodation facilities for hospitality staff.

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  • 118 active road infrastructure projects in Oman

    Oman June 06 , 2017

    The Omani Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced that currently 77 interchanges and 41 bridges are under implementation in different governorates.

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  • NXN to use McAfee solutions to offer managed security services

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2017

    Smart cities digital services, NXN (formerly neXgen Group), has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East.

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  • 26,653 buildings planned for Dubai this year

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with more than 26,000 buildings under construction in the city.

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  • Building on a strong foundation

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Specialist geotechnical intelligence is the need of the hour in overcoming ‘unforseen ground conditions’ in the built environment in the GCC.

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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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  • Saudi firm starts construction on Jordan solar projects

    Jordan June 04 , 2017

    Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Saudi-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has started construction works on 2 solar PV projects in Jordan.

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  • Dubai Mall to soon add one more access point

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2017

    Dubai Mall will soon provide additional access from Al Khail Road through a new bridge connecting to upper deck of the Financial Centre Road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • Cross Laminated Timber: A Viable Alternative to Concrete

    June 01 , 2017

    Wood is changing the building materials landscape in the region. This article speaks about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), an engineered wood product that proponents believe has the potential to rival steel and concrete as the go-to building material of the...

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  • Thermally modified American hardwoods

    June 01 , 2017

    Thermally modified timber (TMT) was first developed to improve the performance and durability of softwoods, but it has more recently been extended to boost the performance of hardwoods. Roderick Wiles, AHEC Director for Africa, Middle East, South Asia and...

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  • Works to soon begin at Duqm’s $513 million liquid berth

    Oman May 31 , 2017

    Construction work on the $513 million liquid terminal at the Duqm Port will start within a month, according to an official at the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad).

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  • FM Panel on Legionella

    May 31 , 2017

    Expert panel talk on best practices and expert advice on the prevention, monitoring, analysis and treatment for legionella in the built environment.

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  • Miral awards new contract for $3.27 billion Yas Bay project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2017

    Faithful+Gould has been appointed to provide project management services for the $3.27 billion Yas Bay development in Abu Dhabi.

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  • DEWA awards $217 million contract for desalination station

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth $217.27 million for Phase 3 of its K-Station to Spanish company, Duro Felguera.

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  • Qatar awards contracts for FIFA training sites

    Qatar May 30 , 2017

    Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has awarded two contracts to build team training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Market focus: Powering Qatar

    Qatar May 29 , 2017

    Qatar plans to increase its power generation capacity by 50% in the next 2 years, with plans in place to raise the country's power capacity to 13.1GW by 2018.

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  • Deloitte launches VAT app in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2017

    In order to help businesses in the GCC understand the potential impacts of the implementation of, and operation under, VAT, Deloitte Middle East has created a free and interactive mobile application.

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  • Abu Dhabi signs multiple construction deals

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) and Capital Investment LLC have signed a build-operate-transfer or ‘Musataha’ contract for the rehabilitation of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Park, formerly known as Al Khaldiya Park for Women.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat project assigns lead designer

    United Arab Emirates May 28 , 2017

    US-based CBT Architects has been appointed the lead designer to master plan Hudayriat Island, a 30km waterfront community located in the southwest of Abu Dhabi, the Urban Planning Council (UPC) has announced.

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  • The Big 5 Construct Egypt to debut in 2018

    Egypt May 24 , 2017

    Professionals, decision-makers and exhibitors from the global construction sector will converge in Cairo to explore business opportunities within the country’s rapidly growing market at the launch show of The Big 5 Construct Egypt in 2018.

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  • Faucet aerators that can make water dance

    May 24 , 2017

    The award-winning MIKADO faucet aerators from Neoperl use geometric and intriguing designs, giving the otherwise simple device a distinguishable feature.

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  • Emirates Post awards $1.6 million FM contract to Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) firm Imdaad has been awarded $1.6 million contract to provide integrated FM services to the Emirates Post Group (EPG).

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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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  • First 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium launched

    Qatar May 23 , 2017

    Qatar has officially opened the first of the 8 expected stadiums to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Dubai's Damac Managing Director steps down: Company issues statement

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2017

    The Managing Director of Damac Properties has resigned from his post, the company announced in a statement sent to the bourse just before the weekend.

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  • Building and sustaining a PMO

    May 21 , 2017

    Tarik Al Hraki, Managing Director, Founder and Project Management Consultant of PM House Consulting, explains the relevance of using a project management office (PMO) at the core of a business.

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  • Port of Duqm to be operational in 2019

    Oman May 21 , 2017

    Construction work on container terminal and other key infrastructures at the Port of Duqm (PDC) is going on in full swing and is expected to be completed by 2019, according to a senior official.

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  • Arabtec wins $400 million contract for 2020 Tower

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2017

    UAE-based contractor Arabtec has secured a $397.3 million contract from Wasl LLC to build a 63 storey tower in Dubai.

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  • Qatar to record 12.1% growth rate up to 2021

    Qatar May 21 , 2017

    Qatar will be among the fastest-growing construction markets globally over the next 5 years up to 2021, recording double-digit growth as the government work to tackle its “significant” infrastructure needs, a new report has shown.

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  • Gravel and cooking oil as building materials

    May 18 , 2017

    Recycled steel slag, wadi gravel and used cooking oil are some of the building materials that construction companies in Qatar are hoping to incorporate into its building activities, in a bid to support the government’s aim to encourage green construction in...

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  • Distinguishing between CAD and BIM

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2017

    Khaled HajBakri, Architect / BIM Engineer at Mazaya Consulting Engineers, explains the difference between conventional CAD to the current and advanced BIM methods of architectural engineering.

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  • Adopting sustainable building design in the GCC

    May 18 , 2017

    Dr. Edgar Small, Coordinator of Construction Management and Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai, speaks about the trends, advantages and challenges in the implementation of sustainable building design within the GCC construction sector.

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  • LATICRETE introduces next generation cement technology

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2017

    Manufacturer of installation and finishing systems, Laticrete, has launched its latest innovation, the LATICRETE SUPERCAP and the next-generation Pump Truck.

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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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  • Korea plans $20 billion city project in Saudi

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    A Daewoo E&C consortium has made a proposal for a $20 billion city project in Riyadh.

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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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  • Kuwait voices support for oil cuts in 2018

    Kuwait May 17 , 2017

    Kuwait has joined Saudi Arabia and Russia in supporting an extension of oil-output cuts by OPEC and other global producers through Q1 2018 to help trim global stockpiles.

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  • Saudi Aramco awards new contract for offshore platforms

    Saudi Arabia May 16 , 2017

    Saudi Aramco has awarded a new contract to UAE’s National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for 4 offshore platforms and associated submarine pipelines, cables and tie-ins for Al Safaniya, Zuluf and Berri Oilfields.

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  • Dubai secures $3 billion for airports expansion

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2017

    The Dubai government has secured a $3 billion in long-term financing for the expansion of its airports.

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  • Trump to visit Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 15 , 2017

    American President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia on May 19, the White House has announced, marking his first foreign trip after completing close to 4 months in office.

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  • Nakheel awards $408 million for new Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel has signed a construction contract worth nearly $408.28 million for The Palm Gateway, a new, three-tower residential, retail and beach club complex in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Saudi awards half a million dollar project to Turkey’s Yuksel

    Saudi Arabia May 14 , 2017

    A $506.6 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has been awarded by Saudi Arabia to Turkish construction company Yuksel.

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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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  • Abu Dhabi updates Infrastructure Standards Guidelines

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has released an updated edition of the Infrastructure Standards Guidelines (ISGL) for the emirate, following its approval by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

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  • Drones and lasers could solve the mysteries behind Egypt’s ancient pyramids

    Egypt May 11 , 2017

    Japanese researchers have gone high-tech in an effort to unravel the mysteries behind the construction of Egypt’s pyramids, mapping out the ancient structures using advanced laser scanners and a drone.

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  • Nakheel releases tender for $182 million RIU resort

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2017

    A joint venture between Dubai-based developer Nakheel and Spanish hospitality group RIU Hotels and Resorts has released a construction tender for an 800-room, beachfront resort and water park at Deira Islands.

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  • $3.27 billion master development plan for Yas Island unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2017

    Miral’s $3.27 billion master development plan to transform the southern end of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi has been launched.

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  • Kuwait's $4.2 billion airport expansion hits new milestone

    Kuwait May 10 , 2017

    Heavy construction works have been launched at Kuwait’s new $4.27 billion passenger terminal.

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  • Showtime in Qatar

    Qatar May 08 , 2017

    Supporting major events in Qatar such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Qatar Vision 2030, a brand new event has been launched, Building Services Qatar, set to debut in January 2018.

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  • Aldar awards $462 million contract to Trojan for Yas Acres

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2017

    Aldar Properties has awarded Trojan General Contracting a $462 million contract for the first three precincts of Yas Acres, its flagship development on Yas Island.

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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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  • The Knowledge Issue

    May 03 , 2017

    The May Big 5 Hub Quarterly Magazine is THE KNOWLEDGE ISSUE – and for the first time, the construction industry itself is guest writing the magazine. This is what you need to know to get involved…

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  • Kuwait awards $4.6 billion infrastructure contracts in Q1

    Kuwait May 03 , 2017

    With $4.6 billion contracts being awarded in Q1 2017 and an additional $20 billion worth of contracts expected to be signed by the year-end, Kuwait’s projects pipeline for this year remains robust.

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  • Valued at $20 billion, Saudi leads GCC facilities management market

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2017

    The facilities management (FM) sector in Saudi Arabia remains a largely untapped market that offers huge growth opportunities for regional FM players looking to expand and innovate on their services in the Kingdom.

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  • UAE approves $111.6 million infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2017

    The Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President has approved a number of projects, worth a total of $111.615 million.

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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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  • Qatar turns to solar energy to meet demand for power

    Qatar May 01 , 2017

    A series of public and private investments are driving new developments in Qatar's solar sector, which aims to produce 20% of its electricity using solar energy by 2030, a report has announced.

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  • Dubai’s Airolink signs deals worth $760 million

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    Dubai-based design and build construction firm, Airolink has announced signing $760 million worth of new project contracts.

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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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  • Egypt floats tender to refurbish iron and steel company

    Egypt April 30 , 2017

    The government of Egypt has floated a tender seeking bids from international construction and engineering groups for the refurbishment of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company (Hadisolb).

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  • The construction world just got bigger…

    Morocco April 27 , 2017

    Sustainability and green building educational theme for last day of The Big 5 Construct North Africa show, at the Parc Des Expostions de l’Office des Changes in Casablanca.

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  • Saudi and Egypt to float tenders for $1.6 billion power project

    Egypt April 26 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia and Egypt are set to finalise tenders for transformers and lines for a jointly-developed $1.6 billion electricity interconnection project next month.

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  • Egyptian developer acquires $244 million at new capital site

    Egypt April 25 , 2017

    Egypt's largest listed real estate developer, Talaat Mostafa, has bought a 500-feddan (acre) plot the country’s new administrative capital for $243.77 million, the company told the media.

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  • DAMAC to open two hotel properties in the next 2 months

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties is set to launch two completed hospitality projects in May and June respectively, the Dubai-based developer has announced.

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  • Abu Dhabi signs $16.34 million in deals to develop infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has signed two agreements with Emak Investment Group for the construction of two slipways for boats at Al Bahya and Al Sadr cities.

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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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  • Jordan welcomes China to explore investment opportunities

    Jordan April 25 , 2017

    Jordan has called upon Chinese companies to explore investment opportunities across various sectors for increased cooperation.

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  • Kuwait encourages Chinese investment

    Kuwait April 24 , 2017

    Kuwait has urged Chinese companies and conglomerates to partake in its national development schemes. Samih Johhar Hayat, Kuwait Ambassador to China made the call during a conference in Guangzhou, as he addressed companies that specialise in construction and...

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  • New projects worth $293 million for Saudi’s healthcare sector

    Saudi Arabia April 24 , 2017

    The Ministry of Health has launched health projects worth more than $293 million aimed towards providing comprehensive and integrated health care services to its citizens.

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  • South Korean construction firm signs $270 million deal with Qatar

    Qatar April 20 , 2017

    Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co has signed a $270 million financing deal with Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) to support the company’s current projects in the State including the construction and upgrading of the E-Ring Road.

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  • Abu Dhabi government signs $60.4 million deal for new central market

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2017

    The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, represented in the Municipality of the Dhafra Municipality, signed an investment agreement worth $60.44 million to develop the central market in Madinat Zayed in the Dhafra Region.

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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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  • Emaar to open burned out hotel by the end of this year

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2017

    The Address Downtown Hotel, which was damaged in a fire on New Year’s Eve 2015, will open in Q4 this year, developer Emaar Properties has announced.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah launches new economic zone to drive growth

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2017

    The government of Ras Al Khaimah has launched a new authority aimed to drive the emirate’s development by diversifying its offerings to attract a broad client base and grow the number of investors.

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  • Saudi seeks private sector investments for airport infrastructure

    Saudi Arabia April 18 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) plans to ensure more private sector involvement in developing airports across the Kingdom, a top official has announced.

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  • Aldar to float tender for $354 million residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi developer Aldar Properties PJSC is expected to issue the main construction tender for its $354 million residential project in the next few months, a senior official at the company has announced.

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  • 20% of infrastructure works complete at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2017

    Essential infrastructure works, including the road network, sewage, lighting, electricity and water networks of Abu Dhabi’s Zayed City project is close to 20% complete.

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  • Lebanon seeks up to $12 billion in infrastructure investment

    Lebanon April 16 , 2017

    The Lebanese government is seeking $10-$12 billion in infrastructure investment from the international community over the next 7 years to ease the impact of Syrian refugees in the country.

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  • Delayed until 2020: $1 billion mall in Abu Dhabi

    April 16 , 2017

    The opening of a $1 billion mall scheduled to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island has been pushed back by two years until 2020, partly due to issues with its design, as well as delays in receiving approvals, the developer's Chief Executive has said.

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  • Construction begins at Qatar’s 2022 World Cup inauguration stadium

    Qatar April 16 , 2017

    Organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup have announced that work has begun on the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium which will host the opening of the tournament.

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  • Qatar signs deals worth $2.27 billion for power infrastructure

    Qatar April 12 , 2017

    Kahramaa, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, has signed contracts worth $2.27 billion as part of its plan to develop and strengthen the country’s power infrastructure.

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  • Nakheel awards $37 million contract for new hotel at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has signed a $37 million contract for a second hotel at Dubai’s Dragon City.

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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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  • Construction works on Dubai Safari near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2017

    The Dubai Safari project is nearing completion, Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • Abu Dhabi approves $20.15 million for infrastructure development

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2017

    The Infrastructure and Environment Committee of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi has approved infrastructure projects worth $20.15 million, to meet the growth and sustainability needs of the region.

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  • DEWA to build three 400kV substations to boost production capacity

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated $272.2 million for the development of three 400kV substations over the next 3 years, adding to its current network of 21 units.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah to improve road network to ease traffic woes

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2017

    A new roundabout is being constructed in Ras Al Khaimah as part of its road infrastructure development plans aimed to ease traffic congestion in the Emirate. Works have begun on the Al Qasimi Corniche road.

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  • Qatar slashes FIFA budget to half & reduces number of stadiums

    Qatar April 09 , 2017

    Qatar will spend significantly less than originally intended to deliver the World Cup in 2022, according to a senior official.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah’s construction sector grows by 18.3%

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2017

    The real estate market in Ras Al Khaimah grew by nearly 45% from $925 million in 2011 to $1.34 billion in 2015, while the construction sector grows by 18.3%, according to the latest industry data published this week.

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  • Aldar announces $520 million new investments in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties has announced plans to invest a further $517.4 million into their current investment programme to include mid-market residential, hospitality and retail assets on Yas Island and Reem Island.

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  • RTA plans to present opportunities for new construction projects

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2017

    Plans by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to embrace driverless vehicle technology by year 2030 are expected to present opportunities for property developers in Dubai.

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  • Kuwait signs $492 million contract for airport expansion

    Kuwait March 30 , 2017

    A joint venture between China’s Avic International Holding Corporation and locally-based Al-Dar (HOT) Engineering & Construction will build a new runway at the Kuwait International Airport (KIA).

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  • Six projects at Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone enter design phase

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2017

    Work is progressing on Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ) is 6 projects currently in planning or design stages within its master development, a senior executive has confirmed.

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  • Egypt - Implementation of civil works and sanitary drainage discharge pipelines

    Egypt March 30 , 2017

    Implementation of civil works and sanitary drainage discharge pipelines for the extension of the Al-Habil sanitary drainage water treatment station.

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  • MEC and PMV Live to return as The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2017

    Aimed to broaden the exhibition profile, the Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will return as The Big 5 Heavy.

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  • Kuwait Oil Company signs $1.3 billion EPC contract with Petrofac

    Kuwait March 30 , 2017

    Continuing on its plans to increase and maintain oil production over the next 5 years, Kuwait Oil Company has awarded a $1.3 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to oilfield services company, Petrofac.

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  • Saudi Aramco anticipating $1 trillion valuation after tax cut

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2017

    Saudi Aramco anticipating $1 trillion valuation after governmental tax cut lowering their tax to 50% from 85% as kingdom plans to sell shares in world’s largest oil exporter.

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  • Dubai economy least vulnerable to future economic crises

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2017

    Dubai’s economy will be the least vulnerable to future economic crises, according to a report from global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank.

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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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  • Construction begins on $6.8 million recycling plant in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2017

    Advancing in line with their forecast of a strong market potential for waste management in the region, Dulsco has started construction works on the first phase of a 46,452 sqm recycling facility at Dubai Industrial Park.

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  • $15 billion investment required for Egypt rail projects

    Egypt March 22 , 2017

    Egypt is targeting up to $15.02 billion worth of investment in new rail and metro projects.

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  • New policy to tighten rules on foreign workers in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia plans to tighten restrictions on foreign workers from September 3 to pressure companies into hiring more of its citizens, aimed to help ease unemployment among Saudis from the current 12.1% to 9% by 2020.

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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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  • African nations seek investment to fill infrastructure gap

    Morocco March 22 , 2017

    Morocco's $1.8 billion Ithmar Capital state fund is seeking to raise between $1-$2 billion from infrastructure specialists and other sovereign funds for its Africa green infrastructure fund. This will focus on clean energy and water projects and is...

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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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  • 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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  • Phase 2 of MBR Solar Park inaugurated, works begins on Phase 3

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    The second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park at Seih Al Dahal has been unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • Nakheel awards $50.23 million construction contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has awarded a construction contract worth $50.23 million for a second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall.

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  • Aldar invests $514 million to expand portfolio

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties has announced that it will expand its asset management portfolio, driving growth of recurring revenue. The investments comprise mid-market residential, hospitality & leisure and retail assets on Yas Island and Reem Island amounting...

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  • $408 million contract awarded for Sharjah airport expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Parsons Overseas Limited has been awarded a $408 million project management contract for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed appoints new Chairman for Dubai Holding

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has appointed Abdulla Al Habbai as the new Chairman of Dubai Holding.

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  • Oman targets investments worth $8 billion for industrial port

    Oman March 20 , 2017

    As part of a new phase of expansion and growth, Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar) is targeting $8 billion worth of new investments over the next 5 years.

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  • $64 million for Abu Dhabi infrastructure projects approved

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2017

    As part of the Abu Dhabi Plan, projects worth a total of $64 million has been approved by the Executive Committee.

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  • Kuwait to award maintenance contracts worth $164 million

    Kuwait March 20 , 2017

    Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works is set to award 13 maintenance project contracts worth more than $164 million including 5 linked to roads in various governorates across the country.

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  • QRAIL awards $76 million contract for Phase 1 of Doha Metro

    Qatar March 19 , 2017

    Qatar Rail Company (QRAIL) has awarded a $76 million contract to L&T Electrical & Automation for the Phase 1 of Doha Metro.

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  • $227 million invested by RTA over 5 years for internal roads construction

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2017

    The construction of internal roads worth approximately $227.34 million has been completed since 2012 in Dubai. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that more projects, worth around $56.4, will be ready this year.

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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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  • GCC companies are not ready yet to meet deadline for VAT

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    A survey on GCC VAT indicates that more than half the businesses in the region haven’t yet started preparations for the implementation of the value added tax (VAT) that is expected to take effect from January 1, 2018.

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  • Work on Kuwait’s $3 billion causeway set for completion as planned

    Kuwait March 15 , 2017

    Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah causeway project is on track to be completed in 2018. Also known as The Subbiya Bridge it is expected to cut the driving time between Kuwait City and Subbiya to 20-25 minutes, from its current duration of 90 minutes.

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  • New automated bus networking system for Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, has been awarded a contract to deliver a new automated bus networking system that will link the emirate’s Bluewaters Island with Dubai Metro.

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  • Masdar awards $3.3 million contract to Hill International

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Construction risk management firm Hill International has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to provide project management services during the construction of the Masdar Institute Neighbourhood, a development within Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.

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  • Kuwait - Building demolition and reconstruction works

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  • Qatar - Renovation of water proof works

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  • UAE - Provision of mini-distribution pillars

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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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  • North Africa construction growth: $473 billion in active projects

    Morocco March 13 , 2017

    In Morocco, the output value of the construction industry will raise at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 4.07% over the next four years, the Moroccan Investment Development Agency forecasts.

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  • Statue found during Cairo construction likely to be 3,000 year old Ramses II

    Egypt March 13 , 2017

    The working-class neighbourhood of Matariya in northeast Cairo saw archaeologists pulling from a patch of barren ground a 3,000 year old, 8-metre high statue they believe might be a world-class find - that of Ramses II.

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  • UAE scientists creates new building materials from agricultural waste

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Scientists at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) are using agricultural waste to create a new material that could prevent leakage of energy from building insulators, while making the nation clean and green.

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  • DAMAC awards $382 million worth projects over 2 months

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Dubai-based luxury real estate developer DAMAC Properties announced that it has awarded 121 construction, supplier and consultancy contracts valued at $381.16 million in Dubai during January and February 2017.

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  • McDermott signs MoU with Saudi Aramco to build offshore platforms

    Saudi Arabia March 12 , 2017

    US-based construction and engineering firm McDermott International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco for a long-term land lease at the new maritime facility at Ras Al Khair, located in the east coast of Saudi Arabia.

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  • Qatar Rail signs deal with Ooredoo for network infrastructure

    Qatar March 09 , 2017

    Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has signed an agreement with telecom company Ooredoo for the implementation of their next-generation In-Building Solution (IBS) across the Qatar Rail Red Line Metro network.

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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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  • Saudi Aramco awards $91million contract for Jizan Port project

    March 08 , 2017

    Saudi Aramco has awarded China Harbour Engineering Company a $91 million contract for the construction of a commercial port at Jazan Economic City, located southwest of Saudi Arabia.

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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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  • 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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  • New 75,500 sqm mall to feature Dubai’s second IKEA store

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2017

    Dubai-based Al Futtaim Group is developing a new 78,500 sqm mixed-use retail project will include the emirate's second Ikea store.

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  • Qatar’s $481 million desalination project nears completion

    Qatar March 07 , 2017

    Qatar’s first desalination project to use reverse osmosis, Ras Abu Fontas A3 is nearing completion. The final phase of the $481 million project is expected to be completed during Q1 this year.

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  • Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2017

    Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

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  • Two new cement plants for QNCC as infrastructure spend continues

    Qatar March 06 , 2017

    According to Qatar’s Finance Minister, the country is spending almost $500 million a week on major infrastructure projects as it prepares for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. It is expected that spending will continue at that level for 3-4 years, as new stadiums,...

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  • Abu Dhabi plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) plans to close a financing package for a $872 million solar power plant in April 2017, making it the world's largest.

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  • Egypt attracts interest for $20 billion Russian industrial zone

    Egypt March 05 , 2017

    Egypt and Russia are set to finalise a contract in May to establish a Russian industrial zone in the Suez Gulf Area, Egypt’s Trade Minister Tarek Kabil has announced.

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  • Main contractor chosen for $600 million Dubai Expo project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) has been chosen as the main contractor for a $600 million project as Dubai prepares to host the 2020 World Expo, the government has announced.

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  • RAK Properties sign $3.13 million contract for hospitality project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    RAK Properties has signed a $3.13 million enabling works contract with Al Nuaimi Group for an upcoming hospitality project in the emirate.

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  • Abu Dhabi needs more affordable and freehold homes

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s property market needs more mid-priced homes, opening up a market for developers and construction companies to tap into.

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  • Contracts awarded for the largest solar PV plant in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi has awarded a consortium consisting of Japan's Marubeni Corporation and China's JinkoSolar Holding Co the contract to develop a solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in the emirate, which when completed is expected to be the largest solar power plant...

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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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  • Abu Dhabi to build largest NGV service station in the region

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2017

    ADNOC Distribution plans to construct the Arabian Gulf’s largest service station natural gas for vehicles (NGV), advancing in its mission to offer alternative low-emissions fuels.

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  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi shaping up for 2018 launch

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2017

    Developers of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi have announced that the indoor theme park will include 29 immersive rides, entertaining shows and interactive attractions.

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  • New system to speed up construction licence issuing in Kuwait

    Kuwait March 01 , 2017

    The Kuwait government has launched a new electronic system to speed up the issuing of construction licenses in the country.

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  • Demand drives launch of new project by Dubai’s MAG 5 PD

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    UAE-based MAG 5 Property Development (MAG 5 PD) has launched Phase 3 of MAG 5 Boulevard in Dubai South.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis unveils its first smart city project

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    The foundation stone has been laid for the $354 million (AED1.3 billion) Silicon Park, the first integrated smart city project, at the Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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  • Construction of $89 million hospital to be financed by Ajman Bank

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    Ajman Bank has signed a financing agreement with Saudi German Hospitals Group for the construction of a 50-bed hospital in Ajman, according to media reports.

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  • Refurbished Khalifa International Stadium to open mid-2017

    Qatar February 27 , 2017

    One of the major venues for the FIFA Wold Cup 2022 in Qatar, Khalifa International Stadium (KIS), is expected to open by the end of Q2 2017.

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  • Go-ahead for $136 million road project to ease Dubai-Sharjah congestion

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Contract for 12km highway approved at a cost of $136 million

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  • All Dubai Buildings to be classified in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that work on their ‘Building Classification’ project is now being carried out at an accelerated pace and expects to complete its survey of all buildings across the emirate this year.

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  • DEWA to build 97 new substations for future energy demand

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    DEWA has announced plans to plans to construct 97 new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, at a projected cost of $2.72 billion.

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  • Msheireb awards mega car park contract to Mawaqif Qatar

    Qatar February 26 , 2017

    Mawaqif Qatar will operate and manage car parking facilities at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), an urban regeneration development, as per a new contract.

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  • Siemens will supply 5 gas turbines to new Saudi power plant

    Saudi Arabia February 26 , 2017

    Siemens has received an order for five F-class gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Saudi calls bids for 700MW energy projects

    Saudi Arabia February 23 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia is inviting pre-qualification bids to develop 700 MW renewable energy projects which form part of Phase 1 of the Kingdom’s National Renewable Energy Programme.

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  • ENOC to build 10 service stations in the UAE this year

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2017

    Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) will build 10 service stations in Dubai this year as part of its 2020 expansion programme, the company has announced.

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  • Qatar to increase spend on smart infrastructure development

    Qatar February 22 , 2017

    Qatar is currently spending $500 million per week on capital projects in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and plans to boost its expenditure on smart infrastructure developments over the next five years, says an industry report.

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  • Nakheel receives construction proposals for Deira Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    Three proposals were submitted by the February 20, 2017 deadline, with bids starting at $1.14 billion, the company said in a statement.

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  • $320 billion worth power projects in the GCC pipeline

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    The GCC currently has in its pipeline more than $320 billion worth of power projects in various stages, out of which more than $100 billion are projects with renewable and alternative sources, according to an industry report.

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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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  • Abu Dhabi government floats tender for 250 villas

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada), a government-owned company, has floated a tender for the construction of 250 villas.

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  • UAE charity collects $5.2 million to build 156 mosques

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2017

    Collections of up to $5.2 million have been gathered by UAE-based charity, The Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs), which will be used to build 156 mosques, both locally and abroad.

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  • Bechtel wins Saudi project management office contract

    Saudi Arabia February 21 , 2017

    US-based construction and project management firm Bechtel will facilitate the establishment and operations of Saudi Arabia’s National Project Management Office (NPMO).

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  • RAK Properties announce $47.6 million in net profits

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    The Ras Al Khaimah-based property developer has reported net operating profits of Dh175 million ($47.6 million) during 2016 from Dh160 million in 2015, marking a 9.38% growth rate.

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  • Construction equipment rental in Qatar to cross $1.9 billion

    Qatar February 20 , 2017

    Qatar's construction equipment rental market is projected to cross the $1.9-billion mark over the next 5 year, an industry report says.

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  • Qatar to finance $150 million dam in Morocco

    Morocco February 20 , 2017

    Qatar will finance the construction of a dam in Guelmim, a province in southern Morocco, which is expected to cost $150 million.

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  • Egypt sets conditions for new capital city development

    February 20 , 2017

    Egypt’s Ministry of Housing disclosed conditions for building Phase 1 of the country’s new capital city to real estate developers and investors.

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  • Energy-efficient multi-comfort house for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    Saint-Gobain has signed a deal with Masdar City to build an energy-efficient ‘Multi–Comfort House’, a first of its kind for the company in the Middle East.

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  • Formation of New Dubai World Board decreed by HH Mohammed bin Rashid

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decree for the formation of the Board of Directors of Dubai World, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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  • Two Omani SMEs awarded Shell’s solar PV project for schools

    Oman February 20 , 2017

    Shell Development Oman has awarded contracts to two Omani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in schools, as part of a pilot phase of their ‘Solar into Schools’ project.

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  • Dubai's The Address Downtown to reopen in 2017 after NYE fire

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    Emaar Properties will reopen its prestigious Address Downtown Dubai hotel by the end of 2017, almost two years after the building was gutted by fire during 2016 New Year's eve, according to the developer's chairman.

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  • Saudi to allot 120,000 residential units to citizens this year

    Saudi Arabia February 19 , 2017

    The Saudi government is set to hand over 120,000 residential units to its citizens across the Kingdom under a housing programme named ‘Sakani’, recently launched by the Ministry of Housing.

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  • $313.6 billion worth of active projects currently in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 active projects worth an estimated Dh1.15 trillion ($313.6 billion) are currently underway in Dubai, indicating that the projects trends look set to remain upbeat throughout 2017, a new report has revealed.

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  • Manazel to launch a major coastal project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Manazel Real Estate has announced that it is preparing to launch a major coastal project in Ghantoot, an area situated between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • Riyadh metro will be operational in two years

    February 19 , 2017

    The Riyadh metro project is on schedule to be fully-operational by 2019, officials from the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh have announced.

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  • $231 million projects underway at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta mall

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2017

    Construction works is currently taking place on a $231 million worth of projects at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, developers Nakheel has announced.

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  • 22% of Abu Dhabi’s Mamsha Al Saadiyat is complete

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) have announced that 22% of development works at its beachfront project, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, is complete.

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  • UAE will build the first city on Mars within 100 years

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2017

    The UAE will build the first city on planet Mars by 2117, in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.

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  • Infrastructure contracts worth $220 million signed by Duqm authority

    Oman February 15 , 2017

    Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has awarded 4 contracts for infrastructure works at a total cost of approximately $220 million, in a bid to complete projects as part of their 2020 plan.

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  • Construction starts at Majid Al Futtaim’s $39.5 million community mall in Oman

    Oman February 14 , 2017

    Majid Al Futtaim Properties has broken ground on its new community mall in Oman, My City Centre Sur, following the appointment of Oman Shapoorji Company LLC (OSCO) and Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) as the project’s main contractor.

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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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  • Fire accidents in the UAE drop 31% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    The UAE Ministry of Interior has recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016 compared to 2015, a senior official said.

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  • Transportation projects valued at $11 billion are on schedule in Qatar

    Qatar February 14 , 2017

    Projects at the airport and the port as well as roads and transportation in general are progressing as planned, according to Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti.

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  • Oman invites consultants for independent water projects

    February 13 , 2017

    Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited bids from consultancy firms to provide project management and technical consultancy services for construction of two independent water projects (IWP) being developed in the country.

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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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  • EU pledges $122.4 million in aid for Jordan’s infrastructure

    Jordan February 13 , 2017

    The EU has pledged 115 million euros ($122.36 million) towards Jordanian waste management and “democratic governance” programmes, as part of continuing support to the Kingdom, an EU statement has announced.

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  • Dubai Airport plans $12 million modular data centre complex

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2017

    UAE-based fit out and refurbishment contractor ALEC has won a contract to build a $12 million modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport.

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  • Land approved for two airport projects in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia February 12 , 2017

    The Saudi government has approved two locations - Sudair City for Industry and Businesses and Riyadh-Hawtat Rani Tamim Road - for two domestic airport projects.

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  • New building block to help increase sustainability

    Qatar February 12 , 2017

    Global innovation centre, TRL, and Qatar's Ministry of Municipalities and Environment (MME) have launched ‘VegeBlock’, a building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country's construction segment, in a special seminar held at the...

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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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  • Construction on Kuwait’s new passenger terminal to complete in Q4

    Kuwait February 12 , 2017

    Construction work on the new terminal at the Kuwait International Airport is expected to be completed in November, a senior official says.

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  • Positive forecast on Dubai's construction sector for 2017, according to an industry report

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 construction projects worth $313 billion are active in Dubai indicating a strong year ahead for the industry, according to an industry report.

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  • 90% of all Qatar World Cup infrastructure projects awarded

    Qatar February 12 , 2017

    About 90% of FIFA World Cup projects across all sectors have been awarded and are expected to be executed within schedule.

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  • Nakheel to float tender for its stalled Madinat Al Arab project

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Dubai developer Nakheel is set to award the tender for infrastructure construction at its Madinat Al Arab project in Jebel Ali.

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  • Construction begins on new purpose-built factory at Dubai Investment Park

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Clima Uno, a brand of air handling units and fan coil units, is set to start construction of its new purpose-built facility in Dubai Investment Park (DIP).

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  • Dubai Municipality approves $9.5 million maintenance project

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    A $9.53 million (AED35 million) project has been approved for periodical maintenance of marine facilities and coastal protection for the next 2 years.

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  • Strong growth on the forecast for Dubai’s construction sector

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Dubai’s strong construction trends look set to continue through 2017, thanks to the multi-billion-dollar Expo 2020 projects which are currently underway, a new report says.

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  • Billions wasted on infrastructure projects due to bad planning, according to global report

    February 08 , 2017

    A global report released today said billions of dollars are wasted on infrastructure projects because of bad planning, bureaucracy and the failure to retain good staff.

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  • Daewoo wins $590 million contract to build expressway in Qatar

    February 08 , 2017

    Daewoo Engineering & Construction (E&C) has been awarded a $590 million contract to build an expressway in Qatar.

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  • Phase 1 of RTA's rail infrastructure system is completed

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Rails Agency, the key unit of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has completed Phase 1 of the Rails Infrastructure Maintenance Management System Project (RIMMS).

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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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  • Saudi registers highest rail project value in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar accounts for 85% of the $69 billion worth of rail projects under construction in the GCC.

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  • $185 million road project in Abu Dhabi is on track

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Works on a $185 million project to upgrade the road network and interchange serving Abu Dhabi International Airport is 61% complete, according to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).

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  • Construction work begins on $272 million JBR tower project

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Work has begun on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties, after the developer signed a deal with Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) as the main contractor.

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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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  • SSH to design a 300,000 sqm children’s hospital in Kuwait

    Kuwait February 05 , 2017

    Kuwait’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public Health have appointed design firm, SSH as the design lead for a new children’s hospital.

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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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  • Chinese firm wins $216 million RTA project

    United Arab Emirates February 05 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) a major road expansion project valued at $216 million.

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  • Oman’s Sinaw-Mahoot-Duqm Road is 60% complete

    Oman February 02 , 2017

    A 109 km stretch of the new Sinaw-Mahoot-Duqm road project has officially opened, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced.

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  • Abu Dhabi approves $83 million worth infrastructure contracts

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2017

    The Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved projects valued at a total price of $82.76 million worth.

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  • Nakheel plans to award $2.72 billion construction contracts in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel plans to award construction contracts worth $2.72 billion this year, more than three times the value it signed in 2016.

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  • Saudi construction market to reach $96.52 billion in 2025

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2017

    Advanced construction technology will be vital for delivering Saudi Vision 2030 mega-projects on time and on budget, experts announced ahead of The Big 5 Saudi Arabia.

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  • Saudi to invite bids for renewable energy projects in April

    Saudi Arabia February 02 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia will invite international and domestic companies to bid for renewable energy projects in April, the Energy Minister has announced, adding that he expected to award the deals in September.

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  • 'New Kuwait' to transform economy by 2035

    Kuwait February 01 , 2017

    Kuwait has unveiled a new plan to transform the country into a regional financial and cultural hub by 2035 through 164 strategic development programmes.

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  • French firm awarded $1.2 billion Saudi power plant contract

    Saudi Arabia January 31 , 2017

    French electric utility, Engie, in partnership with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, has been awarded a $1.2 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Fadhili independent power project (IPP) in eastern Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts awards Phase II contract to US firm

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    US-based engineering company CH2M was awarded a major contract by UAE-based Dubai Parks & Resorts for Phase Two of its theme park project.

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  • Work begins on Alfardan Properties’ mixed-use project in Muscat

    Oman January 31 , 2017

    Oman-based Alfardan Properties has announced that work on a mixed-use project on the Sultan Qaboos Highway, close to the Muscat International Airport has begun.

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  • Etihad ESCO to implement rooftop solar PV project

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    DEWA’s energy management services provider, Etihad ESCO, said it has submitted a tender to implement a rooftop solar photovoltaic project at a 640-villa housing development in Dubai’s Hatta area.

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  • Duqm Port work to finish by 2019, become operational by early 2020

    Oman January 31 , 2017

    All major works at the Duqm port will be completed by Q4 2019 and become operational as a full-fledged port at by the beginning of 2020.

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  • Imdaad taps into FM growth with $16.34 million investment plan

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management company, Imdaad, has announced plans to invest $16.34 million this year to achieve growth via targeted acquisition of local firms.

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  • Italian firm to build a Transportation Education Centre in Doha

    Qatar January 30 , 2017

    Italian architectural firm, ONE WORKS, has been chosen by Qatar Rail to design a Transportation Education Centre (TDC) by in Doha, a news report has announced.

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  • Kier Group wins $187 million contract to build a housing project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2017

    A joint venture between UK-based contractor Kier Group and the UAE’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has won a $187.2 million contract for a housing project in Dubai.

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  • Oman invites bids for developing logistics hub

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  • Egypt to tender pharmaceuticals zones project

    Egypt January 30 , 2017

    Egypt to tender pharmaceuticals zones project in the Northern Suez Governorate in the first quarter of 2017.

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  • Mega home project on Dubai Water Canal launched

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    Real estate developer Sobha Group has announced the launch of Hartland Estates – Quad Homes’, along the Dubai Water Canal at Sobha Hartland in Dubai.

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  • Eco-Villa prototype opens its doors at Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    Masdar City’s Eco-Villa, a pilot project incorporating water and energy-saving technologies and a UAE national family will soon live in the prototype sustainable dwelling, the developer has announced.

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  • Bobcat launches new range of rigid frame telehandlers

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    American construction equipment brand, Bobcat has launched a new range of rigid frame telehandlers offering a choice of 11 models that cover a wide spread of lifting capacities.

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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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  • Makkah has MEA's highest number of rooms under construction

    Saudi Arabia January 29 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has the most hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa.

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  • Abu Dhabi – Construction of two new pipelines

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2017 Read More
  • NPCC awarded two contracts by Aramco

    Saudi Arabia January 26 , 2017

    Saudi Aramco has awarded National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) two new contracts for 17 jackets in the Berri and Marjan Oilfields.

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  • 10 floating homes planned for Dubai Canal Project

    January 26 , 2017

    Finnish company, Admares has been commissioned to build 10 ‘floating homes’ and transport them by sea to Dubai for the Marasi Business Bay development.

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  • AESG plans new division to address fire and life safety needs

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2017

    AESG, a consultancy practice in the Middle East, has announced the establishment of its dedicated Fire and Life Safety consultancy division.

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  • Updated UAE fire code implications on ongoing projects

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2017 Read More
  • Abu Dhabi merges investment funds IPC and Mubadala Development

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s government has merged two of its top investment funds - Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) to form Mubadala Investment Company.

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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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  • Long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to restart

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Eshraq Properties says it is pressing ahead with long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to a news report.

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  • DEWA calls out bids for 200MW concentrated solar power

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017 Read More
  • Dubai South and Deyaar agree deal for the project

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    The new development, which will be equally owned between Dubai South and Deyaar, features residential units, shops, retail outlets and hospitality facilities.

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  • Phase 3 of works set to begin on Dubai Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    DEWA and Masdar will begin construction of phase three of Dubai's $13.6 billion Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Solar Park at the end of this month

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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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  • UAE endorses 420 construction projects worth $136 million

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The UAE President’s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of $136 million.

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  • Kuwait - Road and city lighting

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  • New waste-to-energy plant to be built in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    Integrated energy and waste management company, Bee'ah and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar have teamed up to develop a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, with the capacity to divert 300,000 tonnes of solid waste to landfill in Sharjah.

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  • Emaar launching new project in Dubai’s Downtown

    January 19 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC is launching Downtown Views II, a new 55-storey residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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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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  • Boskalis awarded $533 million Duqm port contract

    Oman January 17 , 2017

    Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis), a global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has been awarded a $533 million contract for the design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth...

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  • Work begins on Saudi’s $32 billion housing project

    Saudi Arabia January 17 , 2017

    Saudi government has started construction work on a $32 billion residential project to build 280,000 residential units over the next 3 years.

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  • ‘High quality’ residential projects in Kuwait's Sawaber area

    January 17 , 2017

    Chairman of the structural plan committee at the Municipal Council Ali Al-Moussa said the new plan for Al-Sawaber Complex requires demolition of the old buildings and establishing new high-quality residential projects.

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  • Kuwait determined to complete new $4.5 billion terminal on time

    Kuwait January 17 , 2017

    Supervisory Committee to be tasked with dealing with delays to its major aviation project.

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  • Nakheel inviting proposals for Deira Islands Boulevard

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2017

    $1.36 billion project will accommodate 10,000 people, over an area of more than 7 million sq ft

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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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  • 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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  • Kuwait airport and causeways projects on track, MPW confirms

    Kuwait January 15 , 2017

    Construction of a new terminal at the Kuwait International Airport is proceeding according to schedule since work started in early December, the state’s Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa has confirmed.

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  • Nakheel floats tender for Dragon City Warehouses works

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2017

    Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated a public tender for the construction and modification of infrastructure for Dragon City Warehouses in the emirate.

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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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  • Construction work on Qatar's Dukhan Highway East project on track

    Qatar January 15 , 2017

    Senior officials from Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal) have announced that nearly 40% of work on Dukhan Highway East development is already competed and the project is on track for launch by Q2 2019.

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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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  • 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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  • Saudi hires HSBC for advise on privatising construction of school buildings

    Saudi Arabia January 12 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia has hired HSBC as financial advisor for its plans to privatise construction and management of school buildings, as it seeks to cut state spending in an era of low oil prices, a Saudi executive told Reuters.

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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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  • Petrofac wins $600 million contract for Salalah LPG project

    Oman January 12 , 2017

    UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac said it has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth nearly $600 million from Salalah LPG.

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  • Construction to restart on stalled Dubai Water Land project

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Construction on Dubai’s mixed-use Wonder Land project is expected to start in Q1 this year following its restructuring by investment company Ento Capital.

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  • Riyadh rail and bus system on track despite infrastructure cuts

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2017

    Despite Saudi government cuts to infrastructure last year after oil revenues fell, Riyadh's $22.5 billion urban rail and bus system is on track, a major contractor has confirmed.

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  • Qatar to float tenders for airport expansion in 2017

    Qatar January 10 , 2017

    Qatar will be floating tenders this year for the expansion of the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha aimed at boosting its ultimate capacity to more than 65 million passengers.

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  • Saudi government awards $18.4 million contract to Khodari

    Saudi Arabia January 10 , 2017

    Saudi Arabian construction firm Abdullah Abdul Mohsin al-Khodari and Sons has secured an $18.40 million contract with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

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  • PwC to advise on Saudi’s plans to cancel projects worth $20 billion

    Saudi Arabia January 10 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia is working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on plans to cancel about $20 billion of projects as the kingdom seeks to shore up its finances, Bloomberg has reported.

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  • Floating pound hikes cost of building materials in Egypt

    Egypt January 09 , 2017

    The prices of building materials in Egypt have increased sharply since the country floated the pound, according to industry experts.

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  • Aconex software chosen for Kuwait causeway project

    Kuwait January 09 , 2017

    Aconex software solution firm has been chosen for the construction management of the $2.6 billion Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway project.

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  • Global firm keen to tap into Qatar’s tourism potential

    Qatar January 09 , 2017

    Crystal Lagoons has revealed details of its strategy to capitalise on growth within Qatar’s tourism sector.

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  • Nakheel and Centara to build $136 million beachfront resort

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to build a $136 million beachfront resort with a waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

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  • Italian firm awarded Kind Fahd International Stadium contract

    Saudi Arabia January 08 , 2017

    The General Authority of Sports in Saudi Arabia has awarded a contract to Italian firm Schiattarella Associati for the modification of the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

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  • Expert predicts a favourable construction sector in 2017 for Qatar

    Qatar January 08 , 2017

    The construction sector in Qatar is expected to peak this year amid a raft of projects and a favourable budget statement for 2017, a senior expert has predicted.

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  • Construction works on the world’s largest nuclear plant is on track

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is successfully moving towards a new phase in the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is now more than 50% completed.

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  • How will VAT affect the construction sector in the GCC?

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the UAE, announced early last year that a GCC-wide resolution covering the tax will come into effect in 2018, with countries given until the 1st of January 2019 to be fully implemented....

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  • Saving Energy in Chiller Systems

    January 08 , 2017

    While the chiller is the heart of chilled water systems, the support system of components and controls for the chiller are equally critical to maintain and manage to ensure the system runs at peak energy efficiency.

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  • Saudi Arabia - Supply and installation of power plants

    Saudi Arabia January 05 , 2017

    Supply and installation of power plants in the Western region

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  • Oman - Maintenance and completion works on housing units

    Oman January 05 , 2017

    Completion of remaining works for construction completion and maintenance of (60) housing units in in Wilayat Sohar.

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  • Mega projects worth $208 billion planned for MENA this year

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A pipeline of about $208 billion of major contracts is scheduled to be awarded across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this year, a new report has shown.

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  • Construction starts on $820 million Mirdif Hills project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The ground breaking ceremony takes place for the $820m Mirdif Hills project in Dubai that will feature over 1,000 apartments, a hotel and hospital.

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  • Mega maritime project, Dubai Harbour, launched

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.

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  • Qatar’s IHG announces IPO plans, plans to raise $138 million

    Qatar January 03 , 2017

    Investment Holding Group (IHG) plans to float on the country’s stock exchange, representing one of the first attempts by a family-owned firm to be listed on it.

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  • Sharjah approves $6 billion infrastructure budget for 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    Sharjah has approved a record $5.99 billion budget for this year as the emirate increases infrastructure spending to fuel growth.

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  • Jordan commences feasibility study for metro

    Jordan January 02 , 2017

    A study is under way to determine whether establishing an underground railway system in Amman is possible and feasible, according to a municipal official.

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  • Arab Fund to support road infrastructure projects in Oman

    Oman January 02 , 2017

    The Omani government and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) have signed two loan agreements to fund several road development and water projects in the Sultanate.

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  • Belgium firm launches latest update on engineering design

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  • Why does Dubai lead the Middle East's smart city list?

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2017

    The UAE is making huge strides towards achieving its vision of becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the region’s frontrunner, due to its high-tech infrastructural approach.

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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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  • Saudi Arabia - Power distribution to Al Wasl mountain

    Saudi Arabia December 30 , 2016

    Distributing power to Al Wasl mountain in the King Khalid air base

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  • Qatar - Maintenance of lighting system

    Qatar December 30 , 2016

    Maintenance of lighting system at Katara cultural village

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  • Road expansion in Dubai to ease traffic congestion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Emirates Road, previously known as the Bypass Road, will be completed along Dubai by Q4 2017.

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  • Structural work begins at Qatar tower project

    Qatar December 30 , 2016

    Gulf Contracting Company (GCC) has started the structural concrete works for the first phase of the Al Majed Tower, a 50-storey building located at the West Bay Area in Lusail City, Qatar, said a report.

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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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  • Stairway system for safe and smart building sites

    Germany December 30 , 2016

    Tammet Systems International GmbH brings safety on building sites when working at high altitudes with its innovative products, including stairway systems for construction sites.

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  • Evac+Chair emergency evacuation chairs

    United Kingdom December 30 , 2016

    Leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs UK based Evac+Chair International have designed chairs that can assist disabled or mobility impaired people to descend a staircase(s) in an emergency situation, without the need of great physical...

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  • $3 billion Kuwait causeway to open in 2018

    Kuwait December 29 , 2016

    Nearly 70% work is complete on the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway, one of the largest infrastructure projects being constructed in the GCC at an estimated cost of $3 billion.

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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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  • AKOYA Play development will be set around a water park

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has introduced AKOYA Play, a collection of 3-bedroom villas in an international golf community set around a “one-of-a-kind” water park.

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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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  • The ‘Lampswithbenefits’ Initiative - Recycling Hazardous Spent Lamps

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    ‘Lampswithbenefits,’ a Dubai Municipality-approved lamp recycling programme by Lamps4U is at the forefront of sustainable solutions in the lighting industry, thanks to this initiative and a range of environmentally-friendly lighting products.

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  • Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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  • Mega theme park to open in Oman in 2017

    Oman December 27 , 2016

    A theme park is being planned for an opening in 2017, making it one of the first entertainment arenas of this kind in the sultanate.

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  • Dubai Municipality announces $680 million boost for markets

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2016

    Construction of several markets and commercial complexes, expansion and maintenance of existing ones and establishment of new markets at a total cost of $680 million is currently being undertaken, aimed at contributing to the revitalisation of economic...

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  • The changing face of façade engineering

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Exclusive industry insights on the façade sector and how it continues to change for the better, by Renato Cilento, Senior Engineer, Façade Engineering, Arup.

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  • 27% increase in infrastructure allocation for the new year

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Infrastructure allocation has increased by 27% from what has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016, to reach 17% of total government expenditure, reflecting the emirate's concern for the gradual implementation of the Expo 2020 projects.

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  • 1,148 projects worth $800 million planned for Madinah in 2017

    Saudi Arabia December 21 , 2016

    Thirty two government directorates are working to achieve a total of 1,148 projects worth around $800 million in Madinah in 2017, officials have announced.

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  • Siemens believes in even “better” for region’s transport sector

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Transportation is the fastest evolving sector in the Middle East, mainly thanks to the use of the latest technology to advance the region’s infrastructure projects.

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for marinas at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Dubai-based Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of 6 marinas at Deira Islands.

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  • Unprecedented number of construction plans for 2017 by Azizi with 50 new projects

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced plans to launch 50 new developments in 2017, comprising of residential, commercial and retail space.

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  • Kuwait - Instrumentation and control systems maintenance

    Kuwait December 20 , 2016

    Maintenance of instrumentation and control systems at Mina Abdulla refinery

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  • Dubai - Implementation of electronic access control systems

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Implementation of electronic access control systems at industrial control system rooms

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  • Qatar - Road improvement works

    Qatar December 20 , 2016

    Road improvement works in the northern areas of the State

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  • Qatar develops cooling helmets for construction workers for the summer months

    Qatar December 20 , 2016

    Researchers at Qatar University has designed and developed an innovative cooled helmet which is claimed to have the potential to significantly reduce the skin temperature of construction workers by up to 10 degrees centigrade, allowing for safer and more...

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  • New deal to support Oman’s growing construction machinery market

    Oman December 20 , 2016

    US firm Case Construction Equipment has appointed Oman’s International Equipment and Contracting Co (IECC) as its new dealer for the sultanate to meet the growing demand for construction machinery from contractors, government organisations and rental...

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  • Pearl-Qatar developer to build 2 towers on the island

    Qatar December 20 , 2016

    Developer pf the Pearl-Qatar, UDC, has secured financing of up to $200.5 million from Qatar’s Commercial Bank to construct two towers on the man-made island.

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  • Umm Al Quwaim free zone ready for Phase 2

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is ready to launch the second phase of its expansion project.

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  • Irish firm wins $3.11 million Kuwait water station contract

    Kuwait December 20 , 2016

    Irish consultant in engineering and environmental sciences, Fehily Timoney & Co, has secured a $3.114 million contract from Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water to design a water distribution system.

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  • Dubai Smart City - the Major Stakeholders

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    In 2014, Dubai was ranked 28th on the Innovation Cities Index and since then has been recognised as one of the fastest climbing cities in global rankings.

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  • Dubai Memorial for late Zaha Hadid, The Opus

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    A rooftop lounge and a memorial to the late Zaha Hadid, the award-winning Iraqi-British architect, are being planned at a structure she conceptualised which is taking shape in Dubai’s Business Bay district.

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  • GAC to build new contract logistics facility

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    Shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC Dubai has broken ground for a new contract logistics facility.

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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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  • IFC invests $20 million to support Egypt’s infrastructure development

    Egypt December 18 , 2016

    In a bid to support Egypt’s infrastructure development the World Bank Group is investing in private industries to create jobs and help increase the competitiveness in the country’s growing construction sector.

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  • 218,800 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218,800 rooms under construction in the region, a report by global hotel data provider STR indicates. The November 2016 Pipeline Report shows 159,922 rooms in 560 projects...

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  • Jordan plans 6 new wind and solar energy power plants

    Jordan December 18 , 2016

    Jordan is planning to build six wind and solar energy power plants with a total capacity of 300 megawatts (MW).

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  • Kuwait awards $531 million contract to Chinese firm for two new hospitals

    Kuwait December 15 , 2016

    Kuwait’s Health Insurance Company (Daman) has signed a contract worth $530.85 million with China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) to build two hospitals in Jahra and Ahmadi governorates with capacity of 600 beds each.

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  • First UAE water heater manufacturer to get the Emirates Quality Mark

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    EVERHOT water heaters have been the most popularly known brand in the UAE since 1974, marketed by Al Huraiz.

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  • Fully-integrated software solutions from Xpedeon

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Xpedeon is a fully-integrated Enterprise Resource Planning ERP software, purpose-built for the projects industry.

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  • Block machines and systems for the concrete industry

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    AME is one of the leading manufacturers in Europe of machines and plants for the production of concrete block blocks, paving stones and more.

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  • New urban dredging concept from Aquamec

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    The amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredgers are used in building infrastructure in water environments, industrial-pond maintenance work, cleaning urban canals, deepening shallow waterways and flood prevention.

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  • New nine-hole golf course planned for Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design has completed plans for a new nine-hole golf course in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Feasibility study to connect Abu Dhabi and Al Ain using the Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) has announced plans to carry out a feasibility study for developing a high-speed hyperloop transportation system between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

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  • Students boost innovation in GCC’s $2 trillion construction industry

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    The Dubai Design Museum, Islamic Animation Center in Riyadh, and Muscat Viewer and Exposition Center were named as among the GCC’s most innovative projects in the Archiprix International 2017 competition, which was announced ahead of November’s Big 5...

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  • US-based specialist launches upgraded crane operating system

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    American mobile crane specialist Link-Belt Construction Equipment has revealed an upgraded version of its crane operating system, comprising several new features based on operator and customer feedback.

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  • Fibre optic cable network works for Omantel

    Oman December 14 , 2016 Read More
  • Consultancy services for roads building and infrastructure works

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016 Read More
  • Implementation of sewage networks at Madinah Al Monawarah

    Saudi Arabia December 14 , 2016 Read More
  • Region’s first marine life park to be built in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    SeaWorld, in partnership with Abu Dhabi government-backed Miral Asset Management, Abu Dhabi will build the region’s first and the world’s first SeaWorld marine life park outside the US on Yas Island.

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  • 15 contracts valued at $343 million awarded by DAMAC over four months

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Dubai’s real estate developer Damac Properties has announced that it has awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at a total of $343 million, between the August and November this year.

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  • Riyadh Metro awards material testing contract to ACTS

    Saudi Arabia December 13 , 2016

    Construction consultancy Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) was awarded the material testing contract for the Riyadh Metro project lines 1 and 2.

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  • ARaymond brings innovative fastening systems

    December 13 , 2016

    Fastening systems are the core business of ARaymond. Combining metal processing and plastic injection, AR teams create and develop time and cost saving innovative fasteners.

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  • New $500 million chemical complex at Jubail Industrial City

    Saudi Arabia December 13 , 2016

    Rufayah Chemicals Company (RCC) is building a new $500 million chemical complex in PlasChem Park in Saudi’s Jubail Industrial City.

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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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  • New project to boost supply of primary building materials in Qatar

    Qatar December 12 , 2016

    A recently-opened conveyor belt project at Mesaieed Port will enable Qatar to increase the supplies of primary building materials from 17 million tonnes to 34 million tonnes a year, Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) Chief Executive Officer, Eisa Al...

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  • Tender issued for major infrastructure works at Yanbu, Saudi

    December 12 , 2016

    The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJY) has issued a tender for the provision of infrastructure for a city centre and heavy industrial area as part of phase 1 at Yanbu.

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  • ADNOC awards $15.5 million facilities management contract to Hill International

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2016

    Construction consultancy firm, Hill International, has received a three-year contract from the General Services Unit (GSU) of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to provide facilities management (FM) services for its entire portfolio. The contract is...

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  • $1.3 billion contracts awarded for The Heart of Europe in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2016

    Developer Kleindienst Group has appointed main contractors to build The Heart of Europe (THOE) project at The World islands, off Dubai’s coastline.

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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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  • Al Hassan Engineering wins $67 million contract for waste treatment plant expansion project

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Omani firm, Al Hassan Engineering has won a $67.1million contract from Intecsa Ingenieria Industrial for its BeAAT treatment plant expansion project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • $775 million culture centre opens in Kuwait

    Kuwait December 07 , 2016

    The $775 million Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (SJAAC) has opened in Kuwait.

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  • $817 million expansion planned for Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Owners of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, National Investment Corporation (NIC), has announced plans for an $817 million expansion of the popular shopping centre.

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  • World’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai to get even bigger attraction adjacent to it

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    The Dubai developer that opened the world’s largest indoor theme park in August now plans an even bigger attraction next to it.

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  • Qatar to invest up to $13 billion on construction mega projects in 2017

    Qatar December 07 , 2016

    Ali Shareef al-Emadi, Finance Minister of Qatar, reiterates the country's commitment to achieving its goals with increased investment in major infrastructure projects.

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  • New $108.90 million mixed-use project in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Al Taif Investment, a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Fujairah Investment Establishment Ltd, is planning to develop the $108.90 million mixed-use Fujairah Business Centre UAE.

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  • Rotana plans $1.7 billion hotel projects in the UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi-based Rotana group has announced plans to open 7 new hotels in Dubai, 4 hotels in Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. The total value of these projects is estimated at $1.7 billion.

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  • Construction begins on Emaar’s The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Emaar has announced that construction work has begun on its new development in Dubai Marina, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa.

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  • 52 hotels planned for Morocco by 2020; 3171 rooms by 2017

    Morocco December 05 , 2016

    Aggressive hotel construction projects are on the pipeline for Morocco, with 52 hotels being planned by 2020.

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  • $5.7 million Pond Park project by Dubai Municipality completed

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality’s new and sustainable $5.7 million Pond Park project in Khawaneej-1 is complete and expected to open doors to the public soon.

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  • Construction begins on $350 million Imperial Avenue by Shapoorji Pallonji

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    India-based Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has begun early works in the construction of its first project in Dubai, Imperial Avenue.

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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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  • Construction work begins on $4.3 billion shipyard in Saudi

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2016

    Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun work on a $4.3 billion ship building complex in Saudi Arabia, being developed as a joint venture between the Korean engineering firm and Saudi’s state-run oil firm Aramco.

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  • Muscat’s Alargan International launches Telal Al Qurm townhouse project

    Oman December 04 , 2016

    The construction of 46 new townhouses has started in the Telal Al Qurm community project in Muscat.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invites bids for island work

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2016

    UAE-based Mubadala Development Company is inviting expressions of interest (EOIs) from leading construction companies for key landscaping works for its Al Maryah Island Promenade Extension project.

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  • Nshama awards $817 million contracts for Town Square project

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Construction contracts worth around $816.8 million have been awarded to different entities for eight residential projects and for infrastructure work by Dubai-based developer Nshama for its 750-acre Town Square development.

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  • Schon unveils $870 million hospitality project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    iSuites, a $870 million home-grown hospitality portfolio has been unveiled by Dubai’s Schon Properties which will include 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site.

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  • Qatar promises $1.25 billion to support Tunisian economy

    Qatar November 30 , 2016

    Sheikh Thani says Qatar will provide assistance to support Tunisian economy and strengthen its process of development.

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  • Lusail World Cup Stadium signs new JV contract

    Qatar November 30 , 2016

    Qatar’s flagship World Cup stadium, Lusail, has announced its main contractor – a joint venture between Qatari firm HBK Contracting Co. (HBK) and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC).

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  • Cayan Cantara twin-tower project signs up main contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji International has been signed as the main contractor for Dubai's Cayan Cantara development, a twin-tower project comprising residential and hospitality components.

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  • 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City begins construction work

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Excavation works have commenced at the 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City development coming up in the Dubai South district, according to a company statement.

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  • $90 million RAK housing project begins work

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    A $90 million housing project has been announced for UAE nationals in Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Nakheel awards Siemens contract to build 3 Deira Islands electrical substations

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Developer Nakheel has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the Deira Islands master project in Dubai.

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  • Siemens wins contract to modernise 260 rail networks in Egypt

    Egypt November 28 , 2016

    The Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has awarded global technology firm Siemens a contract to modernise 260 railway networks in the country.

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  • $4.6 billion industrial port project planned on the Suez Canal

    Egypt November 28 , 2016

    Egypt and Russia have signed a deal to build an industrial port in the Suez Canal.

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  • Abu Dhabi JV to build smart city in Cairo, with $57 million initial investments

    Egypt November 28 , 2016

    Capital Group Properties (CGP), a community developer based in Egypt, has announced plans to build a new smart village at its flagship Al Burouj development in east Cairo.

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  • Saudi Aramco plans to start new mega projects

    November 28 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia is set to commence a number of new “mega development projects”.

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  • Thermal and building insulation solutions from Unigulf Group

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Unigulf Group is one of the region’s long-standing players that supplies various mechanical, building insulation and other HVACR related products in the Gulf and MENA region.

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  • Nakheel completes $37 million works on Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    Nakheel has announced the completion of the $ 36.75 million expansion of the Ibn Battuta Mall, following the completion of a link connecting the mall with the Dubai Metro.

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  • Dubai-based Damac launches new villa project

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    UAE-based Damac Properties has announced the launch of Akoya Manarola, a collection of villas directly facing the international golf course and situated within Akoya Oxygen, a 55-million sq ft master development in Dubai.

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  • Innovative automated fuel stations from Ukraine at PMV LIVE

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    Robotanks from Ukraine, manufacturers of full-automated container fuel stations, exhibited at The Big 5 for the first time this year.

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  • Brendon Powerwashers promoted its star model at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    Brothers Chris and Rob Hendy brought to the show their most popular industrial powerwasher.

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  • Rubber World Industries to invest $2million expanding Ajman factory

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    A UAE-based manufacturer is to triple its capacity with a $2 million expansion of its factory in the Northern Emirate of Ajman.

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  • Dutch company Oxycom agrees HVAC installation with ENOC

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    An agreement for business was confirmed between Dubai’s ENOC and Dutch company Oxycom at this year’s exhibition.

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  • Jafza sees 14% growth in building and construction sector

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The building and construction segment in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) posted a 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Big 5 officially opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan today

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The largest construction show in the Middle East has just been officially inaugurated by HH Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Abu Dhabi Ports and Emiroll to set up $120 million plant

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll) to set up a manufacturing plant with a total investment of $119.8 million, expected to go on-stream by Q3 2017.

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  • Oman’s Sezad signs $437 million port project contracts

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) in Oman has signed three agreements worth $437 million including the construction of a marine fishing port and a fishery port as well as several works for the second package of the Duqm Port.

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  • RTA to build $14.7 million Dubai-Hatta road

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    The RTA has will be building a road $14.7 million road, strategically linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, as part of the $354 million Hatta Master Development Plan.

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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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  • UDC plans $197 million new projects in The Pearl-Qatar

    Qatar November 15 , 2016

    Qatar-based shareholding company United Development Company (UDC) has signed contracts worth $197 million to develop three new projects at its flagship development, The Pearl-Qatar.

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  • Work begins on $12.3 million Sharjah leisure development

    United Arab Emirates November 15 , 2016

    The Sharjah Investment and development Authority (Shurooq) has started work on its $12.25 million Al Badayer Desert Camp project, which is expected to open in Q4 2017.

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  • Phase 1 Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront will launch on Wednesday

    Oman November 14 , 2016

    The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) launched the $1.3 billion Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project aimed at transforming Port Sultan Qaboos into a major tourism-based mixed-use waterfront destination.

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  • Aldar awards $8 million contract to Dutch Foundation for Mayan

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Early works on the first phase of Aldar Properties’ Mayan, a luxury residential development located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, will be done by Dutch Foundation & Concrete Rehabilitation Company WLL.

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  • Smart office facilities planned for Duqm

    Oman November 14 , 2016

    The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) and Duqm Smart Business Company have signed a usufruct agreement to develop a smart office facility constructed from shipping containers refurbished.

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  • Lab planned for sustainable autonomous home models for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced plans to set up a laboratory specialised in conducting experiments and tests for its sustainable autonomous houses to check efficiency of devices, systems and materials.

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  • New logistics centre in Dubai to enhance support to construction

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    In a move to expand its reach to the construction and retail channels in the region, UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, NIA Limited, has opened its brand new headquarters at Jebel Ali...

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  • Opportunities for infrastructure with Dubai metro expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    Experts believe that the growth and popularity of Dubai’s metro system, the first of its kind in the Gulf, can result to increasing numbers of multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to infrastructure companies.

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  • Dubai Water Canal is now officially open

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    Dubai’s most iconic and most-anticipated project is now open, marking the celebration with a beautiful display of fireworks and lights.

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  • Several infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi get government approval

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    The Abu Dhabi government has approved several infrastructure projects in the emirate that is aimed at serving the community and economy, in accordance with Abu Dhabi 2030 Development Plan.

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  • Construction works begin on Majid Al Futtaim’s Oman mall

    Oman November 09 , 2016

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties has started construction works of Mall of Oman, featuring the sultanate’s largest indoor snow park and an edutainment centre.

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  • Oman’s $1.3 billion Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project to begin work

    Saudi Arabia November 09 , 2016

    Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) will start work on the first phase of its ambitious $1.29 billion Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project, a report has announced.

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  • How does the US election result affect the GCC construction industry?

    United States November 09 , 2016

    Donald Trump has littered his presidential campaign with truly shocking moments that have engaged the attention of the world.

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  • Saudi awards $900 million construction contract to South Korea’s Posco E&C

    Saudi Arabia November 09 , 2016

    Global steelmaker Posco Engineering & Construction Co has been awarded a construction contract for a hotel project in Saudi Arabia.

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  • The Dubai Canal opens today

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2016

    The $735 million Dubai Water Canal will officially open today, three years after it was first announced and initiating a new dimension in Dubai’s lifestyle.

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  • Dubai Arena will be the biggest multi-purpose venue in the region

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    UAE-based Meraas has launched Dubai Arena, a new hi-tech multi-purpose venue, planned to become the biggest touristic destination for global events and live shows in the region.

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  • A view from space of the Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    A photograph of the Dubai Canal has been taken from space by DubaiSat-2, a satellite operated by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

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  • 222 buildings in Dubai are now connected with PV panels

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that 222 buildings have been installed with rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid in October this year as part of its Shams initiative.

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  • $200 million deal signed between Iraq Cement and Denmark’s FLSmidth

    Iraq November 07 , 2016

    Denmark’s FLSmidth has signed a contract worth more than $200 million with Iraq Cement Co, in a clear show that business opportunities are arising from the increasing infrastructure investments in the region.

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  • $100 million pledge by Saudi Aramco towards climate initiative

    Saudi Arabia November 07 , 2016

    The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has secured $1 billion of investment for the next 10 years, in a bid to develop and accelerate the commercial deployment of low-emission technologies.

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  • World's tallest, largest, smartest government building is taking shape in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has started construction of a new headquarters in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf - Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in the world.

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  • Saudi's Ewaan keen on prefabricated housing projects

    Saudi Arabia November 06 , 2016

    Saudi-based Ewaan Global Residential Company is looking at implementing projects that focus on precast and prefabricated houses as well as greenhouses in the kingdom, said a report.

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  • New lab to test safety of construction components opens in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Global safety science organisation UL has opened a new lab in Abu Dhabi, which will specialise in testing electrical and other components used in the construction sector.

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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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  • 5,000 new homes in Dubai, building construction up by 90%

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Construction in Dubai has gone up by 90.6% this year as compared to the number of buildings completed in 2015, according to a data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

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  • Dubai Government chooses HSBC to arrange $3 billion airport financing

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    The Dubai government of has picked HSBC to arrange the initial $3 billion funding of the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to a statement on the UAE state news agency, WAM.

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  • Emaar to launch residential tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC will be launching Al Murad, a new residential project in Al Barsha, according to company registered brokers.

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  • Saudi Arabia approves rules for real estate funds

    Saudi Arabia November 02 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia's capital markets regulator approved rules for exchange-listed real estate funds this week, as part of efforts to ramp up investment in the country’s housing market.

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  • Turkey targets $1 trillion worth of projects for investment in the GCC

    Turkey November 02 , 2016

    Turkey has expressed their keen interest in investing into construction projects in the Middle East.

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  • Macro wins FM contract with DMCC

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    International facilities management company, Macro has won a 3-year Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to maintain commercial tower, One JLT.

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  • DAMAC awards China Construction $150.8 million contract

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) LLC (China Construction) a $150.8 million contract to build the Paramount Residences at the Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences in Dubai.

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  • New $300 million steel complex to be built by Misco in Sohar

    Oman November 01 , 2016

    Oman-based Moon Iron & Steel Company (Misco) has appointed Germany-based SMS Group to build a new rebar production mini mill at the Sohar Industrial Estate.

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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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  • Lulu announces $544.49 million plan to build three new malls in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2016

    Line Investments & Property, mall development and management division of the Lulu Group International, aims to develop operate three malls in Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Dubai over the next two years, its biggest ever one-off investment in the UAE.

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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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  • Jordan’s Red-Dead project to begin Q1 2017

    Jordan October 31 , 2016

    Construction on the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead) is planned to start during the first quarter of next year, according to a government official.

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  • Sharjah's Al Majaz Waterfront phase 2 extension to be made by year-end

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, will finalise the new extension of the Al Majaz Waterfront tourist destination by the end of this year.

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  • Hyundai E&C wins $727 million contract to build gas treatment facility in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 31 , 2016

    South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Hyundai E&C) has signed a contract to build a project for Saudi Aramco's Uthmaniyah plant for $727 million.

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  • UAE federal budget allocates $891 million for ministry projects & $771 million for power and water

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    As part of the $68 billion allocated to societal development over the next 5 years, the UAE Government has assigned $891 million for federal ministry projects, and $771 million for development of UAE power and water projects, which will be implemented by the...

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  • Nakheel to open The Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah shortly, Dubai’s latest shop & dine destination

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Nakheel’s $40.84 million Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, that stretches 11 km, is gearing up for its grand opening in November, aiming to become a new destination in Dubai to stroll, shop and dine.

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  • Zaha Hadid to design Diriyah heritage centre in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 30 , 2016

    The Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, will be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA).

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  • Dubai buildings to get star ratings by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Dubai Land Department is expecting to complete its star rating system by the end of next year which will determine rental rates for properties, both residential and commercial.

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  • $299.4 million Cityland Mall in Dubai will be the world’s first mall with botanical features

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2016

    The Cityland Group will build a 1.6 million sq ft mall complex featuring 1.13 million sq ft of leasable space with a “colossal green reserve” at its core.

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  • More than 50% of construction completed on phase 2 of Dubai solar park

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Shuaa Energy 1, the primary investor and developer for the second phase of the Mohammad bin Rashid Solar Park has announced that it has crossed the 50% threshold for construction of the project.

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  • Expo 2020 construction – progress and re-purposing afterwards

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau has provided a progress update on the construction of Expo 2020, which will be inaugurated in just four years.

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  • Construction set to start on the $272.3 million Gate Avenue at DIFC

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Dubai’s new urban premium lifestyle, cultural and entertainment development Gate Avenue will soon begin construction at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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  • MENA prepares for mega events with $245 billion railway projects

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Gearing up for mega events such as the Expo 2020 Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, railway and metro schemes worth $245 billion are currently being planned in Middle East and North Africa.

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  • SAR to open North-South railway line early next year

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia’s North-South Railway Line is expected to launch early next year, following a trial run from Riyadh to Al Majma’ah last week.

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  • 40 projects covering 7 million sqm approved by Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    Forty development projects, covering a total area of 7 million sqm, have been approved by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).

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  • New $73.5 million institute in Dubai to support 6% growth for MENA design sector

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) to be set up by leading Dubai organisations in collaboration with US-based design schools MIT and Parsons, with plans to welcome its first students by fall 2018.

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  • Saudi to increase tourism revenue to 18% of GDP by 2020, as world’s largest independent hotel brand moves in

    Saudi Arabia October 24 , 2016

    The world’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has announced plans to add two new five-star properties in Riyadh, supporting Saudi’s ambitious plans of increasing the number of visitors to the kingdom from 200,000 to 1.5 million by...

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  • UAE raises clean energy target to 27% by 2021

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    The UAE is raising its target for clean energy from 24% to 27% by 2021 as part of its commitment to global efforts to fight climate change.

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  • Dubai’s 3D printing industry receives $100 million boost

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    US multinational software corporation Autodesk announced its partnership with Dubai Future Foundation to offer investment from their new $100 million fund to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the 3D printing industry.

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  • Water gets released into Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    Water has been released in Dubai Canal for the first time during its three year period of construction as part of a testing process.

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  • RAK's Flamingo Townhouses will be delivered this month, ahead of time

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2016

    The second phase of Flamingo Townhouses in Ras Al Khaimah’s Mina Al Arab community will be handed over to customers this month, over 60 days ahead of schedule.

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  • Masdar signs agreement to build Jordan’s largest solar power plant

    Jordan October 23 , 2016

    Renewable energy company Masdar has signed an agreement to build a 200 MW solar plant in Jordan.

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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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  • $136.13 million development to become new social and retail hub in Dubai, opening next year

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    A new shopping mall and hotel are set to open in Motor City early next year, as part of an investment worth $136.13 million.

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  • Morocco plans $69.749 billion for road and rail development, supported by GCC

    October 20 , 2016

    The Moroccan government has announced that it will spend around $69.749 billion in grants from its Gulf allies by 2035 to revamp the country’s infrastructure.

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  • World’s tallest indoor climbing wall to come up in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    The $100 million ‘Clymb’ project, located on Yas Island, will feature the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall and widest flight chamber.

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  • Work starts on Doha Metro underground stations

    Qatar October 19 , 2016

    After the recent completion of the 53.25 kilometre tunnel, work is now starting on multiple the underground stations of the Doha Metro.

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  • $102.64 million, 140 km road project begins in Abu Dhabi

    October 19 , 2016

    Work is now starting on the Al Faya–Razeen–Al Quaa carriageway project, announced Musanada, the Abu Dhabi General Services Company.

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  • 15 new bridges for Qatar, featuring shops, restaurants and amenities

    Qatar October 19 , 2016

    The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has announced that it will construct 15 pedestrian bridges in Doha and its suburbs.

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  • $500 million loan approved by World Bank for Upper Egypt development

    Egypt October 19 , 2016

    The World Bank has awarded Egypt a $500 million loan to improve infrastructure, help create jobs, reduce poverty and boost prosperity.

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  • $272 million Marasi Business Bay Promenade to open next month

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2016

    Expected to be the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, the Marasi Business Bay Promenade is scheduled to open next month, Dubai Properties has announced.

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  • $1 billion steel complex to be built by Saudi and Egypt

    Egypt October 19 , 2016

    Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has signed a partnership agreement with a yet-unnamed Saudi organisation on forming a joint-stock company to establish iron and steel factory in Ain Sukhna.

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  • New Four Seasons hotel announced for Kuwait

    Kuwait October 18 , 2016

    New hotel planned for Kuwait City by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in partnership with Kuwait-based international retail franchise operator, Alshaya.

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  • New 45-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai by SP International

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has announced the launch of Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai, its first real estate project outside India.

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  • Azizi Developments announces $117 million project in Dubai’s Al Furjan district

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its newest project, Azizi Plaza, in the district of Al Furjan.

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering signs distributor agreement with EuroVentus

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Al-Futtaim Engineering (AFE) has entered into a partnership agreement with EuroVentus to collaborate on future projects across the UAE. The agreement was signed by Dawood Ozair, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies and Qais...

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  • SAP says they can save Dubai $5 billion in bold new infrastructure plans

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    SAP UAE Managing Director, Tayfun Topkoc, has announced that the company can save the government more than $5 billion over the next five years.

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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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  • ICTSI development at Basra Gateway Terminal to spark Iraqi economic growth

    Iraq October 18 , 2016

    The official inauguration this week of the first phase of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) new $130m greenfield development at Basra Gate Terminal (BGT) in Umm Qasr has been hailed as “a milestone in the development of Iraq’s shipping...

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  • Dubai ranked GCC's smartest city in Navigant survey

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Dubai has emerged as the Middle East’s leading smart city, according to a study conducted by global research firm Navigant Consulting.

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  • Q3 2016 Dubai Real Estate Market Report released today

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    The third quarter 2016 real estate review, issued by local consulting firm ValuStrat, has shown that half of the freehold apartment locations monitored by the ValuStrat Price Index have initiated a gradual price recovery, whilst most freehold villa locations...

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  • QATAR: Top 3 inspirational green building projects

    Qatar October 17 , 2016

    We bring to the spotlight, three inspirational green building projects in Qatar that highlight the country’s commitment to sustainable practices in construction and infrastructure development.

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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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  • $1.633 billion worth of projects to benefit from Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure spending

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved nearly $1.633 billion worth of development projects in the emirate.

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  • New home finance campaign by KFH

    Kuwait October 17 , 2016

    A new campaign to finance home construction, from design to delivery, has been launched by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) in association with a group of local businesses.

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  • Saudi plans to build 340 MW wind plant in Turkey

    Turkey October 16 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia-based power and water project developer, ACWA Power, aims to build a 340 MW wind power plant in Turkey.

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  • $8.17 billion Desert Rose project well on track

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2016

    Expected to house 160,000 people, work on the ambitious $8.17 billion Desert Rose smart satellite city has reached a detailed design stage.

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