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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Azizi signs up to support Meydan One mixed-use development in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    UAE-based real estate company Azizi Developments has picked up a sizeable land bank at the Meydan One cluster and a future location for one of the city’s largest malls and tallest residential tower, according to a news report.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dubai Government finalising $3 billion airport expansion loan

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    The loan covers the first financing portion of the $35 billion airport expansion

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Phase 3 expansion works begin at Ferrari World

    United Arab Emirates February 01 , 2017

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has started works on the third phase of its expansion which will see the addition of 19 new rides and attractions.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dubai Expo 2020 to award $3 billion of building orders in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2017

    The third and final infrastructure package for Dubai Expo 2020, worth $3 billion, comprises 47 construction contracts, which are open for award to both local and foreign companies.

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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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Kuwait plans $15.6 billion infrastructure spent this year

    Kuwait January 24 , 2017

    A recent report reveals that Kuwait plans to spend $15.6 billion on infrastructure this fiscal year on projects like roads, the electric grid, and installations like airports and seaports as well as housing, new residential construction and additional...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kuwait - Road and city lighting

    Kuwait January 22 , 2017 Read More
  • 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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  • $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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Majid al Futtaim to build $81.7 million community mall in Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans to build a new community mall in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City with a total investment of $81.67 million.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Minister confirms construction progress of residential project in Bahrain

    Bahrain January 09 , 2017

    Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing has announced that the construction of 160 flats as part of its Hajiyat residential project has begun in the Kingdom.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sharjah to begin work on 8 power stations this year

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    Development work for 8 power stations is planned to start in Sharjah this year, an official source has revealed.

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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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  • Abu Dhabi Executive Council approves $65m infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    Authorities in Abu Dhabi have approved infrastructure projects worth $65 million, including works on a project to increase the capacity of Al Ain’s electricity grid.

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  • New road to link UAE and Oman by 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A 15km extension of the new 6-lane Fujairah expressway connecting UAE and Oman will be ready by next year, officials have announced.

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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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  • Dubai Economic Council enhances partnership with Bank of China

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The Bank of China is expected to play a role in some of the UAE's most important projects in infrastructure and other sectors.

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion awarded AED 725 million contract for Phase 1A6 of the DWTC One Central development

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) the contract to deliver Phase 1A6 of One Central, a major integrated Real Estate development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone launches second phase of expansion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is set to launch the second phase of expansion following the completion of infrastructure works.

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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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  • Eagle Hills awards contract for Fujairah projects

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi developer Eagle Hills says Batco to carry out marine and grading works for The Address hotel and residence projects in Fujairah.

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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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  • US-based firm to create 3D printed buildings in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    The Dubai Government will collaborate with US-based Cazza Construction Technologies to implement 3D printing systems in the emirate.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "Engineering marvel" Saudi-Oman link road expected to open shortly

    Oman December 19 , 2016

    A 680 km-long road linking Oman with Saudi Arabia via the Empty Quarter is expected to open early 2017, the Saudi Transport Ministry has confirmed.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Abu Dhabi approves infrastructure projects worth more than $43.5 million

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Infrastructure project works worth more than $43.5 million have been authorised by the executive committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Dubai Municipality to set up building materials and fire-testing lab

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality plans to set up its own laboratory to test building materials and products for fire resistance in a bid to boost fire safety in buildings in the UAE.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • $125 million contracts awarded by Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2016

    Two construction companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $125 million to work on the expansion of the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • $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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  • 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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  • $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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  • 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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  • 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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  • $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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  • 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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  • More ambitious 3D-printed projects on the way for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Dubai will soon follow the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed building with more equally ambitious 3D printed projects, a design expert said during a presentation last week.

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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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  • How will VAT affect the GCC construction sector?

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    In February of this year, the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs confirmed the country would introduce VAT on selected goods and services in 2018. Here, industry experts comment on the implications for the construction industry.

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  • New 62km Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway nearing completion

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    A new 62km highway connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai is nearly complete, aimed at being a strategic link between the two emirates for travel during peak traffic hours is expected to be opened to motorists by the end of the year.

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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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  • Dubai Canal begins work on pedestrian bridge

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    Installation works have begun on a major pedestrian bridge over the Dubai Canal near Al Safa Bridge.

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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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  • New 280-room hotel and IPA headquarters construction for Muscat

    Oman October 16 , 2016

    Supporting the Oman Government efforts to enhance the partnership between public and private sectors, the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) has signed a land usufruct agreement with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).

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  • $272 million phase of Dubai Design District begins

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Construction work has begun on the $272 million second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), the hub for designers.

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  • First units at Dubai South handed over by Damac

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Damac has finished work on its first Dubai South project, Damac Maison de Ville Tenora hotel apartment, and has started handing over its units.

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

    Saudi Arabia October 13 , 2016

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

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  • $41 million project to house 8,000 by UAE facilities management firm

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Farnek will invest around $41 million for a new staff accommodation centre at DIP, which will also incorporate a complete energy management system.

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  • Jordan launches new 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an solar power project

    Jordan October 12 , 2016

    The largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the Middle East, the 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an in Jordan, has been officially launched ahead of schedule.

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  • 80,000 jobs by 2021 for mega maritime yard in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 12 , 2016

    Expected to be the largest in the world, the Ras Al Khair maritime yard in Saudi Arabia is moving forward, with the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract now awarded to JV partners, HaskoningDHV UK and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co.

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  • Private sector to drive demand for steel

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2016

    Private companies in the UAE will continue to drive demand for steel, with production remaining unchanged at around 3 million tonnes, despite a global slowdown in consumption.

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  • First hospital awarded Platinum LEED certificate in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2016

    LEED has awarded Zulekha Hospital Sharjah with a Platinum-level rating for building operations and maintenance.

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  • $15m Dubai hotel deal is first in a bundle of projects by Egypt’s Arab Contractors

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The $15 million Dubai hotel construction contract is the first phase in a bundle of projects worth $163 million, company says.

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  • Dubai South gearing up to become UAE’s business aviation hub

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The new airport in Dubai South is aiming to be the region’s main business aviation gateway to the UAE. Formerly known as Dubai World Central, the 145 sq km purpose-built city that includes Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South currently has three major...

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  • China raises $35 billion for the construction of Egypt’s new capital city

    Egypt October 11 , 2016

    China has committed to investing $35 billion to support Egypt in building its new capital city. China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) plans to invest $20 billion for the as-yet unnamed $45 billion new Egyptian capital city over the next 10 years.

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  • Dubai buildings to be disabled friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    Authorities are currently reviewing a code that advocates old areas and buildings to be retrofitted to be disabled friendly by 2020 and all new projects to comply with the regulations. Accessibility will no longer be an afterthought but incorporated into...

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  • Emaar breaks ground on world’s tallest tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The skyscraper will anchor the redevelopment of the Dubai Creek

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  • Dubai Municipality approves projects worth $4.2m

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The projects are part of a government strategy to improve services and are designed to meet green building standards

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  • Expert predicts 4% growth for the UAE construction sector, as $45 billion in contracts are lined up for 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    With 2017 bringing us closer to Expo 2020 Dubai, construction work is moving apace on projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai South. It therefore comes as no surprise that the construction sector in the UAE is forecast to grow by approximately 4% next...

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  • $272 million housing project planned for Ajman, UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme will build 729 housing units in Ajman. The $272 million (AED 1 billion) project will be the programme’s largest residential complex, since its inception in 1999 and is part of a move to enhance social stability for citizens...

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  • Drake & Scull announces appointment of new CEO

    October 10 , 2016

    Former CEO Khaldoun Tabari will continue to serve the company as the Vice-Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors & member of the Executive Committee

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  • Dubai to wrap up 2.5bn in fundraising for metro extension this year

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    $1.5 billion of this debt is backed by export credit agencies (ECAs) while the rest is a commercial loan, sources say

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  • Arabtec awarded $92 million new 5 star hotel project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai construction contractor, Arabtec Holding, has made public the news that it has been awarded a $92.5 million contract for the construction of a new five-star hotel in Dubai.

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  • Construction started on Middle East’s largest solar rooftop project

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai-based ports operator DP World has begun construction on the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East. The project will see the installation of 88,000 solar panels that will produce enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year.

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

    Bahrain October 09 , 2016

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

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  • Amlak plans new mixed-use retail project in Bahrain

    Bahrain October 06 , 2016

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

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  • AE Arma wins Al Maktoum Airport expansion MEP deal

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2016

    Turkish company AE Arma-Elektropanç has been appointed to carry out MEP works for the Al Maktoum International Airport Passenger Terminal Building

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  • Oman’s Duqm Authority invites private sector to invest in commercial centre

    Oman October 06 , 2016

    Investment opportunities have been made available for the private sector to have direct participation in the development of a major commercial centre (and its associated facilities) within Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZAD).

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  • Developer inviting bids for new hotel design and building in Qatar in new Special Economic Zone

    October 05 , 2016

    Plans are afoot to build three Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Qatar. The SEZs under construction near to Hamad International Airport will incorporate five new hotels.

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  • Bahrain plans the construction of 40 green building projects

    October 05 , 2016

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

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  • DC Aviation Al-Futtaim breaks ground on Dubai South facility

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2016

    The company has commenced work on its second hangar, adding 6,800 sqm of covered space to the existing DCAF business aviation terminal

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

    October 05 , 2016

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

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  • Chinese company inks deal to build phase 2 of Egypt's new capital

    October 04 , 2016

    Egypt's new capital aims at creating jobs and attracting more foreign investment

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  • Qatar to lead Middle East & North Africa in green buildings by 2030

    October 04 , 2016

    Qatar expects the highest number of green / carbon-neutral buildings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by 2030.

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  • Tunnelling work complete for Phase One of Doha Metro

    October 04 , 2016

    Qatar Rail has completed 111 kilometres of the tunnelling work needed to deliver the first phase of the Doha Metro project.

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  • Arabtec to build new hotel in Dubai Internet City

    October 04 , 2016

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

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  • Abu Dhabi launches Al Ain oases development

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The project aims to develop the tourism sector and raise the economic profile of Abu Dhabi

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  • DEWA awards 3D-printed laboratory project to Convrgnt Value Engineering

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The laboratory will be built as part of the Research & Development (R&D) centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • Middle East awards construction contracts worth over US$500 million to Indian infrastructure firm

    October 03 , 2016

    Larsen & Toubro, a leading Indian infrastructure company, has announced their win of projects worth US$530 million from the Middle East, according to the RTN.Asia website.

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  • RTA to complete works on Dubai Canal project in November

    October 03 , 2016

    Cleansing the water, removal of the sedimentation and refilling it from the sea are part of the works to be completed

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  • GCC moves Etihad Rail deadline from 2018 to 2021

    October 01 , 2016

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, who also chairs the Federal Transport Authority’s Land and Maritime department said: “the decision to move the deadline from 2018 to 2021 was taken at a meeting between GCC Transport Ministers in April and it is likely to be...

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  • Al Thuriah Launches Sahara Tower 6, built to the UAE’s Green Building regulations and specifications

    September 29 , 2016

    - Sahara Tower 6 to be completed in Dec 2019. - One, two and three bedroom apartment units. - Foundation is laid and development is underway.

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  • Canadian firm wins Dubai Investments Park contract to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network

    September 29 , 2016

    Dubai Investments Park (DIP), one of the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential communities in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Canadian firm, MWH to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network within the...

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  • Evolving with VIR valves

    September 29 , 2016

    The company provides the design and construction of the machines necessary for the assembly and packaging of the products all in-house

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  • Singapore and Japan sign infrastructure pact that will target MENA and Asia markets

    September 29 , 2016

    Agreements for trade, infrastructure and technology were signed between Singapore and Japan yesterday, as the two countries mark 50 years of bilateral cooperation.

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  • Qatar to have highest number of 'green' buildings in MENA by 2030

    Oman September 29 , 2016

    The country has accelerated its efforts to build greener and more sustainable buildings in the last 10 years

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  • Access control market in the MEA to reach $500 million in 2018

    September 29 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa access control market is projected to reach $500 million in 2018, representing 15% in growth.

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  • Qatar to build Bedouin camp for 2,000 World Cup fans

    Qatar September 28 , 2016

    The country is planning to build alternative methods for visitor accommodation beyond hotels and apartments

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  • Azizi Developments unveils AED 250 million residential project in Dubai, located near the site of Expo 2020

    September 28 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence, a modern, urban-luxury development located in the Al Furjan area of Dubai, close to the site of Expo 2020.

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  • Mall of the World project now under Dubailand entertainment initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2016

    Senior official gives updates on the recent developments for what will be the most extensive shopping district in the world

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  • The UAE maintains top position in the GCC in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

    September 28 , 2016

    The UAE has maintained its top position for competitiveness in the GCC, moving up one position to 16th in the Global Competitiveness ranking in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017.

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  • Ground officially breaks on Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    More than 4.7 million cubic metres of sand has been moved ahead of the main construction phase

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

    Bahrain September 27 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai Tourism begins implementation of Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    The move comes as a way to support more sustainable industry practices that benefit the hospitality industry and community

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

    Saudi Arabia September 27 , 2016

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

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  • World-record low bid for 350MW Sweihan solar project in Abu Dhabi submitted by Asian consortium

    September 27 , 2016

    It was revealed today that the Asian consortium that submitted the lowest bid for the upcoming 350 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Abu Dhabi includes Marubeni of Japan and Jinko Solar of China.

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  • UAE construction only 10% complete, says expert

    September 26 , 2016

    Exhibition Director of PMV Live and MEC, James A. Meltz, gives us an exclusive glimpse into some of the insights arising from the annual Advisory Panel meeting, attended by some of the UAE’s top drawer industry leaders.

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  • Cayan Group breaks ground on billion dollar Saudi project

    Saudi Arabia September 26 , 2016

    The mixed-use residential Samaya project is located in the western region of Riyadh

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  • Cave of Miracles approved for Dubai Quran Park project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The project consists of 12 gardens, containing plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to solar trees with a unique design inspired by the Arab and Islamic calligraphy

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  • Emaar launches new beachfront project in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The centrepiece of the development will be a tower measuring over 290 metres in height.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: PPPs will secure GCC project pipelines long-term, expert says

    September 26 , 2016

    The Big 5 speaks to Bentley Systems on the rising prominence of Public-Private Partnerships and how the model will guarantee the continuous flow of projects over the next decade

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  • Zurn Industries opens 930sqm warehouse facility in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2016

    The facility will be used to service customers and partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia

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  • Arab Contractors, Orascom to complete three tunnels in Suez Canal by 2018

    Egypt September 25 , 2016

    the tunnels will link the canal cities designated for cars and railway to ease trade activities

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  • PPPs to provide greater opportunities for GCC contractors

    September 25 , 2016

    Study reveals that the adoption of the PPP model has proven strongest in the UAE, Kuwait and Egypt as the countries with the most developed project pipelines

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  • Six Construct completes marine works project at The Port of Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates September 22 , 2016

    The company was awarded the contract to design and construct a very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty at the port

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  • Management heads appointed for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates September 22 , 2016

    Two new senior officials have been appointed as the project moves into the final stages of construction

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  • Reynaers: Keeping it in the family

    September 22 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi finance ministry resumes payments to Binladen Group

    Saudi Arabia September 22 , 2016

    SBG's chairman has reportedly reassured employees about the future of the company

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  • Saudi Binladin seeks second loan extension on Grand Mosque

    Saudi Arabia September 21 , 2016

    The ban on SBG was lifted in May but a cash squeeze has left it struggling under an estimated $30 billion in debt owed to local and international lenders, an amount large enough to cause potential stress for the Saudi banking system

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  • Qatar on track with $200bn infrastructure upgrade

    Qatar September 21 , 2016

    Official says Qatar's real GDP grew 6 per cent annually between 2010 and 2015 (base year 2013) to reach $217bn in 2015

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  • ‘Brexit’ move tips scale in GCC’s favor

    September 21 , 2016

    New report sheds light on new economic reality for GCC countries after Brexit

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  • Lebanon pushes for more green projects

    Lebanon September 20 , 2016

    A government official has called for greater adoption of green building practices for the development of sustainable cities in Lebanon

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  • GE unveils new technology to strengthen efficiency of region's solar industry

    September 20 , 2016

    GE's Silicon Carbide technology provides 99% European Union level power conversion efficiency, enabling unprecedented productivity

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  • Extrusions every way, shape or form

    September 20 , 2016

    A co-founder of the Windows, Doors and Facades (WDF) event, Gulf Extrusions is making an impact in the world of aluminium extrusions with a brand new product line

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  • The launch of the first ever Windows, Doors & Façades event

    September 19 , 2016

    Trade show highlights solutions on how to balance complex design with safe materials

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  • LafargeHolcim to withdraw from several countries, says Chairman

    September 19 , 2016

    The company has already exceeded its 2016 goal of making divestments worth 3.5 billion francs

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  • Oman tourism projects on track, expert says

    September 19 , 2016

    "We are currently concentrating on Madinat al Irfan, Port Sultan Qaboos, new hotel and ITC projects and a hotel project in Salalah," said the CEO of Omran.

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  • Lootah Real Estate Development breaks ground on'The Waves' at Al Barsha South project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2016

    The company has investments exceeding 550 million dirhams of upscale residential villas and apartments, studios and duplex apartments

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  • Alumil provides platinum service

    September 18 , 2016

    The company will provide insight and expertise at this year’s event as an industry leader in aluminium systems

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  • Dubai's DP World wins 30 year concession for port project in Somaliland

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2016

    The Red Sea Port of Berbera project will focus on containers, with the capability to handle other types of cargo

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  • UPC approves Al Raha Beach Promenade

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The move is part of an effort to promote a thriving pedestrian experience for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come

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  • UPDATE: Jumeirah Central project to be built in phases

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The project will be home to around 35,000 residents and will host 100,000 people annually when it is completed

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  • REPORT: Riyadh needs more affordable housing

    Saudi Arabia September 05 , 2016

    Chestertons KSA has released its Q2 2016 report for Riyadh, the first ever analysis of the Saudi capital by the leading property consultant.

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  • GCC delivers on $2 trillion mega-projects with European best practices

    September 05 , 2016

    GCC planners and developers are localising best practices from Europe to enhance the worker and visitor experience

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  • MAG Property Development Reports Robust Growth for Q3

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    AED 5 billion of projects delivered with another 5 billion of projects in development

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  • Bloom Properties unveils Bloom Heights in Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The project is expected to offer estimated yields of up to 11 per cent

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  • Dubai announces Jumeirah Central mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The new development is said to be a "futuristic mini-city" accomedating100 million visitors

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  • Six firms chosen for Nakheel’s Jebel Ali project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    A construction tender is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 and is anticipated for completion in 2020

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  • Green Technologies for greener facades

    September 04 , 2016

    Green Technologies is a boutique high-end MEP consultancy company, specialising in Energy and HVAC systems in buildings, especially as it relates to optimizing energy and sustainability

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  • DAFZA signs landmark MoU with China to strengthen ties between Asia, Middle East

    September 01 , 2016

    Agreement aims to exchange expertise and experiences as well as expand bilateral cooperation

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  • Mall of the World project shifts to new location

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2016

    Dubai Holding says a new location comes from a need to spread Dubai’s mega-developments across a wider area

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  • UAE's Al Ain Zoo invites EOI for resort hotel

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The time limit to complete the construction work will be three years

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  • Fire engulfs 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The incident is one of several fires that have hit high-rise buildings over the last two months

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  • 210m walkway links Dubai Metro to Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The new walkway will allow passengers of buses and nearby metro station direct access to the mall.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex re-brands to Multiplex

    August 31 , 2016

    The contracting company will remain under the ownership of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU)

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  • Over 500 hotels currently in the pipeline in the Middle East

    August 30 , 2016

    About 501 hotels, totalling 144,321 rooms, are in various stages of development pipeline in the region

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  • Brexit begins to hit Dubai property sector

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2016

    Straw poll of real estate firms by propertyfinder.ae finds some UK sellers dropping prices, while Brit investors are more cautious

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  • Abu Dhabi General Services Company tenders $1bn worth of infrastructure projects

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2016

    Work has already began in the UAE capital for roads and residential infrastructure projects throughout the city

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  • Redcon launches new healthcare project as part of UAE CGP's Egypt debut

    August 30 , 2016

    Capital Group Properties (CGP)'s Alburouj project has investments worth 40 billion Egyptian pounds

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  • Saudi's Sadara starts up region's first mixed-feed cracker

    Saudi Arabia August 29 , 2016

    The facility can process both ethane and naphtha and is the first mixed-feed cracker in the GCC

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  • Construction to start at Aldar's Shams Meera development

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2016

    Shams Meera is a high quality residential offering in one of Abu Dhabi's most desirable destinations

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  • DEWA awards construction contract for 400kv series reactor

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2016

    DEWA also continues to develop its projects by completing, installing and launching substations across Dubai

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  • OFFICIAL: Iran approves two new nuclear power plants

    Iran, Islamic Republic of August 29 , 2016

    The Iranian leader has given the go-ahead for the construction of two nuclear plants in the country

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  • Arab Contractors implement $56m worth of projects in North Africa

    August 28 , 2016

    AC is present in 22 African countries and is implementing several projects in infrastructure, roads, service and housing projects.

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  • Oman rail on track, officials say

    Oman August 28 , 2016

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

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  • wasl Group launches ‘Port Views’

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The new project is spread over an area of 1 million sq. ft. with more than 1,477 residential units

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  • Six firms currently bidding for Dubai Library project

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The contract is expected to be awarded within the next two months

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  • Global lighting on display

    August 28 , 2016

    Eco-friendly LED lighting fixtures make their way to The Big 5 this year with brand new indoor and outdoor products

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  • Meet one of Saudi's largest Bitumen manufacturers at The Big 5

    Saudi Arabia August 25 , 2016

    SABIT is a company in Riyadh that manufactures Bitumen and various waterproofing products

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  • Korea's LED project in Qatar is making progress

    Qatar August 25 , 2016

    South Korea is building up in Qatar from LED plants to research institutes and many other infrastructure projects

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  • City Centre Ajman gets a $163 million extension

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2016

    Majid Al Futtaim announced redevelopment plans for City Centre Ajman

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  • Abu Dhabi's Petroleum Institute announces PhD programmes

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2016

    The Petroleum Institue (PI) has launched a PhD programme for Emirati students starting next year

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  • Tekfen construction firm to build Al Khor Expressway in Qatar

    Qatar August 24 , 2016

    Qatar signs $2 billion agreement with Turkish construction company on highway project

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  • Sobha Group announces release of new freehold apartments

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2016

    Sobha Group is releasing luxurious and exclusive eight storey apartment buildings in Dubai Water Canal

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  • Indian Firm bags $230m steel mill project in Oman

    Oman August 24 , 2016

    Sharjah based Indian firm Shriram EPC FZE to build the balance of still mill plant in Sohar

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  • Egypt completes a total of 31 water and sanitation projects

    Egypt August 24 , 2016

    Egypt has finished 32 drinking water and sanitation projects for fiscal year 2015/2016

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  • EMAC Contracting to construct 77km road in Egypt

    Egypt August 24 , 2016

    EMAC Contracting, an affiliate of Al Kharafi & Sons Group, will deliver Egypt’s 77km new road within the year

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  • South Korea's KNOC to drop oil field project in Iraq

    August 23 , 2016

    KNOC drops $204 million investment project in Iraq's Sangsaw South oil field project

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  • Oman lets PPPs add to growth of its construction sector

    Oman August 23 , 2016

    Oman's construction sector to see significant growth in 2016 with over $5 billion

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  • Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit expresses his pride on Dubai's green initiatives and exactly why it is imperative...

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  • Two Bridges will connect Saudi with Bahrain and Qatar

    Saudi Arabia August 23 , 2016

    The Kingdom is building up for massive GCC development

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  • Oman restructures its water sector

    Oman August 23 , 2016

    Oman's PAEW re-evaluates the country's potable and waste water resources

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

    August 23 , 2016

    GCC's funding shifts more towards debt issuances this year

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  • Palm Jumeirah's One Palm residential tower project on track

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    One Palm residential tower will hold 90 residents and stand at 100 metres tall

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  • Jordan to get its first nuclear power plant

    Jordan August 22 , 2016

    Jordan could have a functional nuclear power plant by 2025 if they secure enough funds

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  • Sharjah launches phase 1 of user-friendly bus shelters

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    Sharjah Urban Planning Council will build 172 designated bus stops in the emirate out of which 28 locations have been selected in phase 1

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  • UAE sees AED70bn in real estate investments in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    DLD Report states that UAE real estate sector continues to thrive even at a time of global general slowdown

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  • Champion Doors showcases six of its latest products at the Big 5

    August 22 , 2016

    Champion Doors hopes to attract designers, consultants, contractors and end users in the air and sea port industries with their latest innovative products and designs

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  • Qatar's $2bn power project to pick up next phase

    Qatar August 22 , 2016

    Qatar is expected to generate about 11,000 MW of electricity and 490MGID of water by the end of 2018

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  • Dubai's Nakheel announces $16bn recovery

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    Dubai developer Nakheel has finished recovering from 2009 debt crisis

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  • Oman begins construction on new Rotana Hotel

    Oman August 21 , 2016

    Sundus Investment Projects builds 4-star business hotel at Airport Heights

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  • Alubond sets up 6m sqm of A2 production capacity in UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Alubond invests 50 million in A2 fire resistant panel production, the first in the UAE

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  • Tamleek Real Estate Co. over sees sales of Kempinski Residences

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Gemstone Real Estate Development appoints Tamleek Real Estate Co. to handle marketing and sales of Kempinski Residences in Business Bay

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  • RTA completes 80% of the construction of the Al Houdh Interchange

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Completion of all project works expected by the end of November this year

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  • DEWA awards $4.44mn Jebel Ali Power Station contract

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    International company will provide advisory services contract to develop a new plant to desalinate seawater using reverse osmosis

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  • Construction challenge: Reducing carbon footprints in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Dr Alaa Ashmawy, Chairman of the Gaia Awards talks about the steps the construction industry in the UAE is taking to reduce emissions

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Biggest Solar Projects in the MENA

    August 21 , 2016

    MENA is going green. More and more countries are looking to renewable resources for energy and sustainability. Here are the top 10 biggest solar projects in the region.

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  • Egypt grants $999m for Potable water and Sewage budget

    Egypt August 18 , 2016

    Ministry of Housing spends $999m budget for fiscal year 2016-2017

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  • Azizi developers acquires plots in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    Azizi Developers has invested more than $1.22 billion in Dubai's real estate sector

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  • HELI offers 32 residential buildings for sale

    Egypt August 18 , 2016

    Egypt's HELI aims to offer 32 buildings worth $22 million

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  • DP World to explore trade uses for Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    The technology could have the potential to carry people or goods at speeds of up to 1,200km/h

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  • Over 25,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Construction projects in Dubai have increased by 20% in the last year, according to Dubai Municipality

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  • UAE's Construction job sector is trending

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Online job postings in the sector has seen a 6% increase

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  • Saudi signs contract with ITC for high voltage cable factory

    Saudi Arabia August 17 , 2016

    King Abdullah Economic City's new cable factory will be the first of its kind in the Industrial Valley

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  • Jeddah builds 2,800 new hotel rooms

    Saudi Arabia August 16 , 2016

    Jeddah aims to boost investments in infrastructure for Vision 2030

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  • Azmeel Group's housing project develops cities across Egypt

    Egypt August 16 , 2016

    Egypt-based real estate firm Azmeel Group develops the Beit Al Watan Housing Project

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  • Sheraton Hotel to be built in Holy City

    Saudi Arabia August 16 , 2016

    Al Tayyar Travel Group will build Sheraton Makkah by the end of the year

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  • Ritmo's welding system guarantees an Easy Life

    Italy August 16 , 2016

    Ritmo's plastic welding technology introduces the new Basic Easy Life, a welding machine for HDPE and other plastic pipes

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  • Ashghal making progress on Dukhan Highway project

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2016

    Qatar's Public Works Authority has opened a 3.3km stretch of the road to traffic in both directions

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  • Nakheel begins work on $245 million Deira Islands resort

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2016

    Developer is working in a JV with RIU Hotels & Resorts on the 800-room resort and waterpark

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  • Obegi Chemicals launches the ultimate waterproofing solution

    August 15 , 2016

    Obegi Chemicals launches the Wetsuit System, a spray-able and environmentally safe system

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  • Umm Al Quwain to deliver $88m housing complex

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Umm al Quwain's housing complex of 232 houses will be ready by the end of 2018

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  • Deira islands to get waterpark resort

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel said that Deira deserves a waterpark just like Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi and Atlantis’ Aquaventure

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  • Iraq operates new natural gas plants for oil fields

    Iraq August 15 , 2016

    The plant will be located in Misan Province and will process gas associated with crude

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  • DEWA installs 400kv power transformer at the Hassyan Clean Coal project

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    DEWA announced a number of other contracts for the project, which combined are worth $53.65mn

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  • Arabtec announces half year losses of $62.4mn

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

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

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  • Bloom Properties appoints main contractor for ‘Park View’ project

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Main works awarded to Tharwaa/ Al Mansouri 3B joint venture

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  • Net Profit drops 37.4% in Dubai's Damac Properties

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties reported a 37.4% fall in second-quarter net profit on Sunday.

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

    Saudi Arabia August 14 , 2016

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

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  • Nakheel awards $32mn contract to build showroom complex at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Contract has been awarded to Al Ghurair Contracting & Engineering Works, with 18 showrooms and a multi-storey car park to be built

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  • Saudi sets solar projects in line for Vision 2030

    Saudi Arabia August 14 , 2016

    Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have started on technical studies to reap renewable energy in various location in the Kingdom

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC aviation projects

    August 14 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts to open its doors on October 31st

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    The much-anticipated destination will include three theme parks and a retail, dining and entertainment 'experience'

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  • How knowledge of Finance will keep engineers safe

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Expert expresses the importance of professionals in the construction industry to know the basics of finance

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  • More floating homes in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Dubai gets more luxury floating homes from Dutch developer

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  • Arab Contractors builds Egypt's new Capital City

    Egypt August 11 , 2016

    Recent works in Egypt's new Capital City project sends business surging for Arab contractors'

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  • Qatar resets its property market

    Qatar August 11 , 2016

    A fall in Qatar's real estate sector has the country reconsidering its property market course

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  • Contractors invited to bid for work on two projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    The Department of Municipal Affairs has floated two tenders for work in the Western region of the Emirate

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Developer will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City and 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

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  • Masdar's wind energy project will reach completion by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    The company’s UK-based Dudgeon development is the second offshore wind project for the company

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  • DAMAC Properties announces plots within international golf community

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    DAMAC launches AKOYA Imagine Plots in award-winning Dubai Golf Community

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  • Nakheel awards $408.4m construction contract for new retail hub

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Nakheel’s leisure project, Al Khail Avenue, is adding a 252-room hotel to the new complex

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  • Transco preparing to float number of power and water tenders

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company is looking for companies to provide consultancy, supply and modification services

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  • High-profile Doha project enters final stages

    Qatar August 09 , 2016

    Ashghal says final stage of the conversion of the Civil Defence Roundabout into a signal-controlled intersection in Doha has kicked off

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

    Saudi Arabia August 09 , 2016

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

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  • Rent disputes in Abu Dhabi up 100% over last five years

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Yearly increase in Abu Dhabi's rent has increased disputes heard since 2010

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  • LED market to rise 17% over the next five years

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    LED technology to take over with the Gulf replacing traditional lighting with sustainable solutions

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes could be journey of the future

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Dubai is to hold 'Build Earth Live' contest in September, with experts from around the world to showcase 'Hyperloop' designs

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  • Shaikh Mohammad approves RTA's 2030 plan

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    Shaikh Mohammad approves 2030 strategic plan at Umm Ramool, RTA HQ

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  • Emaar unveils homes near Dubai Opera

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    The international launch of the project underlines the strong demand from discerning investors

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  • Qatar's first theme park hotel resort scheduled to open next year

    Qatar August 08 , 2016

    Qatar will open its first theme park hotel resort beside its Aqua Park in 2017

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  • Hill International JV bags 30 month Doha Metro contract extensions

    Qatar August 08 , 2016

    Partnership between Hill and ASTAD will to continue providing project management services in connection with the Green Line

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  • Egypt's Siemens wind power plant powers up in December

    Egypt August 08 , 2016

    Cairo's Wind Power Plant will begin to charge the country's electricity later this year

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  • Egypt issues $25bn PPP bid for real estate developers

    Egypt August 07 , 2016

    Egyps seeks to develop eight plots of land with a total area of 2.855 fedans in four new cities

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  • Industrial rents dry out with summer months

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Core Real Estate research shows that Dubai's industrial rents have fallen

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  • Fire engulfs construction site at Dubai's Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Firefighters took on a raging fire that broke out at a building under construction in a residential area in Dubai

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  • Saudi looks to 3D-printing to solve housing crisis

    Saudi Arabia August 07 , 2016

    WinSun Decoration Design Engineering hopes to harness 3D technology and embrace sustainable construction in Saudi

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  • Saudi Aramco completes fabrication of Marham TP-9 Deck

    Saudi Arabia August 07 , 2016

    This covers the fabrication and installation of four oil producing platforms and associated pipelines and power cables

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC Transport Projects in 2017

    August 07 , 2016

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

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  • Building management systems not being fully utlilised, says Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Firms says that 80% of building management systems are currently being manually operated

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  • SSH Kuwait wins supervision contract for Al Adan Hospital expansion

    Kuwait August 04 , 2016

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

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  • Russian investor’s return to Dubai property market

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Purchases from Russia made up 17% of overall investments in July, up three times from the beginning of the year

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  • Saudi urges banks to finance construction projects

    Saudi Arabia August 04 , 2016

    Four-year decline in construction investments leaves Saudi's construction sector at value of $680

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  • Saudi strives to bring Saudi Oger back on its feet

    Saudi Arabia August 04 , 2016

    Saudi government is doing everything in its power to help labourers suffering from Saudi Oger hit

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  • Number of tenders floated for construction work in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Construction of stormwater drainage system and ladies beach in Al Sila among the projects open for bidding

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  • Nakheel construction tender open for bids

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel issues construction tender for a three-star hotel in Dragon City, bids open till September 25, 2016

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  • Egypt's Garawla Islands project reaches 60% completion

    Egypt August 03 , 2016

    Emtelak Real Estate based in Egypt has completed 60% of its Garawla Islands Project

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  • Kleindienst Group plans mixed group project for Dubai Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Kleindienst & Partners is working on a mixed group project for the European Union in Dubai for Expo 2020

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  • Mercedes-Benz to bring world's first fully electric delivery truck

    August 03 , 2016

    Mercedes and Daimler Trucks introduces the world's first fully electric truck for heavy delivery operations.

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  • Aluminium Bahrain appoints EPC contractor for power station project

    Bahrain August 02 , 2016

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

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  • Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services.

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    The company has a turnover of $2.7mn, and 65 technicians that manage over 2,500 customers

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  • Dubai aims to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    Dubai Supreme Council is working to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030 by joining hands with Emirates GBC

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  • Project awards halt for Saudi Oger over wages

    Saudi Arabia August 02 , 2016

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

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  • Main building approved for Dubai Safari project

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    The main building will include a theatre that can accommodate 1,000 people, with an external metal structure, a clean energy production park, and an interactive play area for children

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  • Ashghal launches tender for design and construction of Doha sewer network

    Qatar August 01 , 2016

    This facility will provide a complete collection of sewage generated from various areas in Central part of Inner Doha such as Al Muntaza and Rawdat al Khalil Street

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  • Contract for phase 1 of Saadiyat Lagoons District awarded

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    Western Bainoona Group for General Contracting will carry out the enabling works over a six month period

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion the 'preferred' bidder for Reem Mall project

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    Companies will enter into exclusive negotations, with the objective of finalising an agreement to promptly execute the remaining works

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  • New Muscat International Airport terminal construction on track

    Oman August 01 , 2016

    Oman plans further expansions in three subsequent phases to boost the airport’s annual capacity to 24, 36, and 48 million passengers

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  • Kuwait's Riham General Trading and Contracting Company W.L.L signs $1 Million deal with Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company

    Kuwait August 01 , 2016

    Riham General Trading and Contracting Company W.L.L, signs $1 million deal with Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company on delivering 11 JCB construction machines

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  • Imdaad wins waste management deal with Union Coop

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Leading FM and waste management firm to implement retail waste management solutions for supermarket chain

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  • Aziz pre-launches serviced apartments project

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    The Montrell project will be located in Al Furjan, and will offer 222 units to buyers

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 biggest castles in the world

    July 31 , 2016

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

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  • Tristar wins contract to deliver infrastructure works at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Master developer Dubai South awards the contract for work at its flagship Residential District

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  • Saudi's SABIC extends earnings slump as Q2 net profit falls

    Saudi Arabia July 28 , 2016

    Falling oil prices continue to take a toll on the company's earnings for the year

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  • Dubai's Emaar Malls Q2 profit rises 11.2%

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Quarterly revenue was 785 million dirhams, up from 721 million dirhams a year earlier.

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  • Ashghal launches tender for work on roads in Qatar

    Qatar July 28 , 2016

    Scope of works comprise the reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of road works

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  • DP World signs MoU to develop Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Agreement has been signed with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation

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  • Dubai Properties launches Bellevue Tower 2

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    Bellevue Tower 1 was launched in June this year to high investor demand

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  • SNC-Lavalin awarded five-year contract by Oryx in Qatar

    Qatar July 27 , 2016

    The company has been awarded an engineering consultancy agreement at Ras Laffan Industrial City

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  • Saudi, South Africa lead power generation construction in MEA

    Saudi Arabia July 27 , 2016

    “Gas, oil and coal power continues to play a significant role in the power strategy for most of the countries studied as ongoing power demands from growing populations and increased industrialization drive investment in these sectors," said Neil Martin,...

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  • Al Jaber bags contract to build Jawaher Saadiyat residential project

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    The contract is valued at AED 370 million and the project is expected to take two years to complete

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  • Nakheel posts $803mn profit for first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    The profit represents a 4% increase on the same period in 2015

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  • REPORT: Abu Dhabi rents down for first time in 3 years

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The emirate's residential property market is still the strongest in the market despite further expected declines in rent prices

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  • 54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The busiest year's for for project openings will be 2017 and 2018 including the Paramount Hotel Dubai and the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi

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  • Jumeirah Golf Estates launches phase two of Redwood Park community

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    Buyer confidence apparently boosted by the recent announcement that construction of phase one had reached over 80% completion

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  • dorma+kaba wins $1.4m King Hussein Cancer Center deal

    Jordan July 26 , 2016

    Expected to complete in late 2016, dorma+kaba will provide holistic solutions for all door functions which are open and accessible to a wide

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  • Siemens ships its first "Made in KSA" gas turbine to power Jazan Economic City

    Saudi Arabia July 26 , 2016

    The turbines will power the 4000 MW power plant and generate 600 tonnes of high pressure steam per hour to Saudi Aramco's refinery

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  • Land prices likely to rise along Dubai Route Expo

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Developers are expected to take advantage of accessibility afforded by the network

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  • First phase of Damac's Akoya Imagine project sold out

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    The first phase of sales attracted purchases from investors from 26 countries, with the second phase to take place on July 30

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  • Aldar sets sights on Al Ain as 'key expansion market'

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Property developer said that the city's population will grow threefold over next two decades

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  • Solar Impulse 2 enters final straight

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Solar impulse's voyage took 16 stopovers along the way in countries including Oman, India, Myanmar, China, Japan, the United States, Spain and Egypt.

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  • Binladin group coming out of financial crisis

    Saudi Arabia July 24 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai property prices remain stable in Q2 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2016

    Buyers remain cautious, with the highest demand for off-plan sales from reputed developers

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  • Hill International bags contracts on two Kuwaiti hospitals

    Kuwait July 24 , 2016

    Company will provide project and construction management services, in a deal that will net the company $13.1mn

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  • Ezdan installs water saving devices at Al Wukair residential project

    Qatar July 24 , 2016

    Company has been installed about 262,000 water saving devices in more than 15,000 residential units

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  • Saudi Aramco awards four construction projects for Fadhili project

    Saudi Arabia July 21 , 2016

    National oil company is spending in excess of $13bn on the project, which will boost the country's production

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  • Carillion Alawi bags $240mn contract extension with PDO

    Oman July 21 , 2016

    The 4.5 year contract extension will see Carillion provide facilities management services at 12 locations across Oman

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  • Aldar awards contracts worth $119.mn for Nareel Island and Al Merief projects

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2016

    National Projects and Construction will provide infrastructure, utilities and public areas during the 16 month contract

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

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

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

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  • Fire breaks out at Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Fire and police crews are at the blaze, while videos show debris falling from the building

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  • Empower signs contract to provide cooling plants to Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    The $409mn deal will see Empower provide six cooling plants in the two locations, to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.

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  • Ashghal announces long-term road closures in Doha

    Qatar July 19 , 2016

    The Public Works Authority said the diversion would help with the implementation of phase two of its roads and infrastructure programme

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  • Jezeera Airways given permission to build new terminal at Kuwait International Airport

    Kuwait July 19 , 2016

    The request was approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers, with the intent of helping to ease passenger congestion at the country's only primary airport

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  • Brexit unlikely to have lasting effect on Dubai market, says report

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2016

    Any negative impact on Dubai is expected to be 'temporary', according to JLL

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  • Reports: Saudi Binladin seeking extension on $217.8mn loan

    Saudi Arabia July 18 , 2016

    The loan is being used to fund construction on the kingdom's Grand Mosque site, according to anonymous sources

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  • Emirati HSE officers to become mandatory from 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    Department of Human Resources and Emiratisation says that local officers will be situated on all sites with more than 500 workers from the beginning of next year

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  • RTA completes road project in Al Barsha South 2

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    The construction works on the internal roads total 16km, and include infrastructural works such as rainwater drainage network, revamping electricity, water and irrigation grids

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  • Labourers paid less than $544 a month to get free accommodation

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said the ruling would be rubber-stamped by the end of year.

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  • Egyptian developer launches Ras Elhekma project

    Egypt July 17 , 2016

    The project is spread over some six million square metres, and will incorporate seven different neighbourhoods, one hotel, and a club to be constructed over three phases

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  • 47 firms caught flouting midday work ban in UAE

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has recorded 99.8% level of compliance for the midday break

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  • EFS Facilities Services wins $4.08mn contract from Dubai Real Estate Corporation

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The company will provide facilities management services at Karama Residential Development

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  • Dubai South awards contracts worth $270mn

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    A number of contracts have been signed with a number of companies, including Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, and Tristar Engineering & Construction

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  • Rolls Royce and Mubadala confirm aerospace hub project in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Mubadala will create a purpose-built facility that will carry out work on the Trent XWB engine the powers the Airbus A350 XWB

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  • Barwa awards Motor City project to INSHA Contracting

    Qatar July 14 , 2016

    The contract is worth $272.4mn and will see the contractor build 60 car showrooms, as well as apartments and workshops

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  • Report: Arabtec Holding granted $108.9mn debt facility by shareholder

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments agrees to facility to help Arabtec weather challenging market conditions

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  • Construction begins on Aramco's $2.1bn Jazan refinery

    Saudi Arabia July 13 , 2016

    ACWA Holding and Air Products by Saudi Aramco formed Jazan Gas Projects Company to build, own and operate the world's biggest industrial gas plant

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  • Report: Saudi prosecutors to bring charges over Mecca crane collapse

    Saudi Arabia July 13 , 2016

    A number of engineers and two government officials are amongst those who are to face trial over the disaster that killed 107 people

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  • Dubai's observation wheel given new name

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2016

    The soon-to-be world’s highest observation wheel has hit a new construction milestone, and been given a rebrand

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  • Two of Zaha Hadid's final grand designs to be developed

    Qatar July 13 , 2016

    The first of the designs - commissioned by Al Alfia Holding - will be a 70,000m2 hotel with residential apartments

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  • Large majority of Dubai property delayed in Q2

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Almost 71% of residential units slated for completion in the second quarter of the year have been delayed

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  • Damac launches Beach at Navitas Hotel & Residences

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Developer says the project is a collection of golf and beach-style living apartments set within AKOYA Oxygen master development

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  • Kalmar to deliver 14 terminal tractors to Khalifa Port Container Terminal

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    The Cargotec owned company will begin delivering equipment to the first semi-automated container terminal in the Middle East in October 2016

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  • New Dubai hotel to feature rooftop VOX cinema

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

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

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  • Hill bags $7.3mn contract extension on Algerian project

    Algeria July 11 , 2016

    The firm has won an 18 month extension and will continue to provide project management services for the Forum Al Djazair development

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  • Penspen and Dar Al Handasah JV clinches Kuwait pipeline deal

    Kuwait July 11 , 2016

    The joint venture will manage the engineering, procurement and construction of a new gas and condensate pipeline

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis completes new $15.25mn student accommodation

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    The project was undertaken after analysis found 'definite shortage in supply' in Dubai

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  • Fujairah National Construction Company wins Mag 5 Boulevard deal

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    MAG 5 Property Development has awarded the main contractor contract for its $190mn affordable housing project

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  • Arch of Khalifa International Stadium completed

    Qatar July 10 , 2016

    Last 22m segment of arch of the new stadium has been installed at a height of 120m

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  • Thyssenkrupp bags Riyadh Metro contract

    Saudi Arabia July 10 , 2016

    Firm will design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain 641 elevators and escalators

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  • Jumeirah Bridge set for full opening in July

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The build, which is part of Phase II of the Dubai Water Canal project, is to complete this month

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  • Dubai Opera House work to complete in August

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The project is showing ‘good progress’ with the concrete and steel structure works completed.

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  • Construction begins on Six Flags Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2016

    The second phase of the development has started, with the Dubai Parks and Resorts attraction is expected to open in late 2019

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  • BIM seen as 'the future' of the construction industry

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2016

    Building information modeling is growing in popularity, with more industry professionals set to use the technology on projects in the next year

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  • Ashghal announces road closures over Eid break

    Qatar July 04 , 2016

    Qatar's Public Works Authority has announced that it will close roads in order to complete its E-Ring and Najma roads development project

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  • EPC contract awarded for Phase 1 of Hassyan clean energy project

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2016

    The first unit of the breakthrough projectis expected to be operational by March 2020 - before Expo 2020 in Dubai

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  • Aramco's Midyan Gas Plant to complete before end of 2016

    Saudi Arabia July 03 , 2016

    The project broke ground in 2013, and will produce power that is vital to keep up with growing demand in Saudi Arabia

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  • Najibi launches 'active lifestyle' theme park in Australia

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The $297mn project will be located on Australia's sunshine coast, with construction slated to begin in 2017

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  • New commuter bridge opened in Doha

    Qatar July 03 , 2016

    The new bridge is part of Ashghal's wider traffic and infrastructure programme that is taking place in Doha

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  • Farnek bags IMG Worlds of Adventure MEP contract

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The firm has been awarded an initial 15-month contract, which will include MEP maintenance of the full IMG Worlds of Adventure site

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  • New tourist projects planned for Oman's Duqm

    Oman June 30 , 2016

    Al-Khonji Real Estate & Development LLC (AQAR) will build a touristic and real estate project at Duqm worth $10 million

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  • UAE group to invest in Australian hospitality project

    United Arab Emirates June 30 , 2016

    The project is expected to inject A$60 million into the region’s economy for each year of construction

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  • Dubai Parks to waive rights to Six Flags exclusivity in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia June 29 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia is in talks with Six Flags to open theme parks in the Kingdom, a plan that is part the country's Saudi vision 2030 to increase tourism

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  • Miral, skyTran sign MoU to revolutionise transportation in Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    The innovative skyTran solution for transportation complements Miral's vision to create unique and exciting experiences for residents and visitors to Yas Island from across the globe.

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 infrastructure work to begin 'shortly'

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    Government minister says that Dubai is hoping to complete all major construction on the site a full year before the event's opening ceremony

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  • Aramco and Sabic sign feasibility agreement to develop oil-to-chemicals complex

    Saudi Arabia June 29 , 2016

    Two energy heavyweights have signed agreement to look into possibility of developing a fully integrated crude oil-to-chemicals complex to be located in Saudi Arabia

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  • Consortium wins $2.89bn deal to build Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    The 'Route 2020' line project will add 15km to the emirate's metro network, and will begin before the end of the year

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  • Abu Dhabi's Masdar in talks for $800m loan to fund solar park

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar's chief executive officer revealed that the company was in talks with several UAE-based banks for a loan

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  • Trojan wins $270mn deal to build Emaar's Mira Oasis

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Trojan General Contracting has been awarded the contract to build the second phase of the Dubai project

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  • Brexit unlikely to have much effect on Middle East markets, say industry figures

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar has signalled its intent to continue with its UK investments, while property firm Cluttons believes Middle East investors could benefit from falling value of sterling

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  • Damac awards $817mn of contracts in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The developer has awarded 25 construction and consultancy contracts during the first six months of the year

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  • ACC to build new Mashreq HQ in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Contractor will complete the 35-storey tower in 28 months, with the completion date pencilled in for April 2019

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  • Cavendish Maxell appoints Nigel Armstrong as new CEO

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Armstong will begin the role at the beginning of July and will oversee a team of more than 60 people across eight departments

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  • Smart Dubai showcases Happiness Agenda strategy at DEWA

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    It is the first in a plan of meetings that the SDO intends to hold with its strategic partners to explain Smart Dubai initiative for implementing the Happiness Agenda

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  • Masdar, DEWA team up for third phase of record-breaking solar park in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030

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  • Cayan Group eyes plots in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The group is looking at buying land after a decree was issued last week allowing non-UAE citizens full ownership of land for three plots in Dubai South

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  • Dubai ruler launches 2030 Dubai Industrial Strategy

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The strategy aims to develop and implement long-term industrial policies to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the industrial sector in Dubai and across its free zones.

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  • UAE hotels in talks to open near Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 26 , 2016

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

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  • Abu Dhabi Municipality completes permanent footbridge

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The bridge is in the vicinity of the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque, and has been designed with accessibility in mind

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  • Bee'ah signs five year contract with Al Kalba Municipality

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The company will provide waste management services for public, residential, commercial and agricultural areas

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  • Ashghal floats tender for Orbital Highway road

    Qatar June 26 , 2016

    The new 21km road is expected to take around a year to complete, including 15km of dual carriageways

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  • Al Hassan signs $18m Liwa site works deal

    June 23 , 2016

    The Liwa plastic project will be financed by export credit agencies representing the multiple governments

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

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

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  • Kuwait's Agility in early talks on investment in Kharafi National

    Kuwait June 23 , 2016

    Agility was reviewing all possible investment opportunities in the Kuwaiti company

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  • Imdaad laucnhes innovative green solution for spent CFLs

    June 23 , 2016

    Discarded fluorescent bulbs to be collected & recycled to avoid landfill disposal

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  • Oman sees drop in rent prices

    Oman June 22 , 2016

    The real estate market in muscat is seeing a decline in residential rents and sales, a trend forecast to continue into the next quarter

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  • Honeywell launches new product to support smart city initiatives

    June 22 , 2016

    The EBI demonstrates Honeywell’s commitment to making the Middle East’s buildings greener, safer and more productive in line with the region’s smart cities vision

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  • Aluminium Bahrain seeks $750m loan for expansion

    Bahrain June 22 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai Clean Energy Strategy on track

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2016

    The strategy aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020

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  • Saudi land tax to reduce prices by 40%

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

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

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  • Egypt plans to build new $150m airport terminal

    Egypt June 21 , 2016

    The new terminal in Alexandria's Borg Al-Arab airport will be financed by Japan Bank for International Cooperation

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  • Six Flags announces theme park in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    A senior official has announced plans for the Kingdom's first theme park as yet another step in support of "Vision 2030"

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  • New law allows non-UAE citizens to buy land in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2016

    The decision adds new land plots to the freehold area in Dubai World Central available for non-UAE nationals in Dubai

    Read More
  • 'Energy City' announced to help realise Saudi Vision 2030

    Saudi Arabia June 20 , 2016

    A top official has confirmed plans to set up a new city to help the kingdom focus on its renewable energy initiative as part of the new vision 2030

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  • Autodesk, Trimble sign agreement to boost interoperability for construction professionals

    June 20 , 2016

    AEC customers will gain greater flexibility throughout the BIM project lifecycle

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  • Dubai wins bid to host World Real Estate Congress

    United Arab Emirates June 20 , 2016

    The announcement boosts the city's growth as a leading global hub for investment and contributes towards its maturing real estate market

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  • Bahrain's Bapco seeks bids for oil refinery expansion

    June 19 , 2016

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

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  • ADM revamps rainwater drainage system in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2016

    The project aims to improve the operational conditions of the existing system across the city

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  • Emrill signs 3 year FM contract with 'The Beach'

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2016

    The company will provide services including waste management, generator and BMS maintenance

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  • Land tax to stimulate growth in Saudi housing sector

    Saudi Arabia June 19 , 2016

    Expert says there will be a fundamental shift in Saudi Arabia's real estate market, stimulating development

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  • ACC awarded contract to expand Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt

    Egypt June 16 , 2016

    The Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt is one of the largest children's cancer hospitals in the world

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  • Midday break for workers starts in the UAE, ministry confirms

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The ministry said that daily working hours must not exceed eight hours in either day or night shift

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  • Al Ashram Investments, Aramex sign strategic agreement

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company will build Aramex’s new Express Courier Facility in Dubai on a build-to-suit/ leaseback basis

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevator maintenance contract

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company has been awarded a contract to maintain 22 Hitachi Elevators at Burj Al Salam Tower

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  • Saudi cabinet approves land tax, foreign investment rules

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia is keen to attract more foreign investment to help its economy cope with low oil prices

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  • Saudi Arabia in talks to introduce dancing fountains

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai rent prices at lowest point in 2 years

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    Prices are expected to continue to fall in the coming months

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  • Nakheel awards $1m contract at Dubai's Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    The STP and lifting station are expected to be completed by the end of 2017

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  • Cayan’s CMC Tower ahead of schedule

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    Structural package completed mixed-use commercial tower in Riyadh

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  • Positive outlook for Dubai's residential market

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    According to a report, the prime residential market will benefit from limited availability in the few established areas and the steady demand

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  • $3bn in contracts awarded To Emirati companies participating in UAE Nuclear Energy Programme

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    More than 1,400 UAE-based companies are contributing to the construction of the country's first nuclear energy plant

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  • Saudi seeks international investors for two solar plants

    Saudi Arabia June 13 , 2016

    Each plant might cost between $100 million and $120 million to build, sources say.

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  • Riyadh metro 36% complete

    Saudi Arabia June 12 , 2016

    The metro network constitutes the backbone of the public transport system in Riyadh.

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  • Solar Impulse 2 greeted by Masdar representative upon arrival in New York City

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    "The solar plane has taken an important message from all of us at Masdar to the heart of New York City," says Masdar CEO

    Read More
  • Official: No plan to reduce Saudi expat workers

    Saudi Arabia June 12 , 2016

    "The presence of expatriates is very important for the economy."

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  • Dubai ruler endorses EC3 project for EXPO 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    The facility will be the first of its kind in the Middle East in controlling, coordinating and integrating various transit modes

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  • Workers burn Saudi Oger vehicles over late salaries

    Saudi Arabia June 09 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi to announce final tax rules on undeveloped land

    Saudi Arabia June 09 , 2016

    Analysts estimate that 40 to 50 per cent of the land inside major cities remains vacant

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  • Saudi's Dar Al Arkan discussing housing with government

    Saudi Arabia June 08 , 2016

    The Ministry of Housing will spend a total of $15.8 billion over the five years through 2020 to ease the country's shortage of affordable housing

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  • Height of world's next tallest tower revealed

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    New details about the tower have been revealed by Emaar Properties' Chairman on Tuesday

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  • Musanada Completes 40% of Abu Dhabi Airport interchange

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    The $184.3mn project includes the development of the highway interchange of Abu Dhabi international airport

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  • Ashghal announces road openings in Doha

    Qatar June 08 , 2016

    New roads are part of the wider Expressway Programme, with more roads scheduled to open by the end of Q3

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  • India's L&T wins $135m Qatar World Cup stadium contract

    Qatar June 07 , 2016

    The group has been commissioned to build the Al Rayyan Stadium

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  • Dubai house prices hit plateau

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The May 2016 ValuStrat Price Index (VPI) showed that there’s a “clear trend of a plateau” in Dubai’s residential prices

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  • DP World wins 50 year deal to develop Ecuador Port

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The contract is worth $500mn, and includes the purchase of land, dredging, access roads and container berths

    Read More
  • Dusit to break ground on new Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The Dusit Princess ACES Dubai will be located in the Jumeirah Village Circle

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  • Binladin pays more workers their salaries

    Saudi Arabia June 06 , 2016

    A senior official said so far the company has laid off more than 69,000 of its workers.

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  • Saudi Real Estate, U.S. Starwood agree on Riyadh project

    Saudi Arabia June 06 , 2016

    The new project will be adjacent to the multibillion-dollar King Abdullah Financial District.

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  • Work ramps up ahead of Mall of Qatar opening

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2016

    Hundreds of shops are expected to fit out their premises at the mall in the coming weeks

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  • Ashghal completes a number of projects for Qatar's Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs

    Qatar June 06 , 2016

    Some 22 projects - including mosques, teaching centres and prayer rooms - have been completed, with another 15 in the pipeline

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  • DAMAC offers Phase 2 of Ghalia Hotel

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2016

    Located in Dubai South, Ghalia's units are designed to provide a contemporary living experience that combines the comforts of home with the service standards of a hotel

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  • Dubai property sales stabilise

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    There has been a marked increase in transaction levels in Q2 2016

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  • Companies sign major deals at Community Management Week

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority and Al Qamra Facilities Management ink 15-year healthcare waste deal

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  • DEWA to build world's biggest Concentrated Solar Power project

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    The project is part of a wider plan for clean energy sources to provide 75% of Dubai's power by 2050

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  • RTA launches revised strategic plan 2016-2020

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    RTA's revised strategic plan is in line to render Dubai the smartest city in the world

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  • Middle East a hotbed for construction disputes

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    The value of construction disputes rose to 7% in 2015, up to a value of $82mn

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  • 11 killed in fire at Qatar labour camp

    Qatar June 05 , 2016

    The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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  • REPORT: Property prices rise in Dubai’s affordable areas

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    The market is showing signs of bottoming out after a 17% decline in transaction levels, says Asteco

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  • Binladin may sell assets to pay off debt

    Saudi Arabia June 02 , 2016

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

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to boost investment to $13bn by 2026

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    Around $8 billion (AED30 billion) worth of investments are expected over the next 10 years

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  • MoU signed for $400m Joint investment supporting Saudi Vision 2030

    Saudi Arabia June 02 , 2016

    The new facility will be located in Ras Al-Khair under the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu industrial area

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  • REPORT: GCC projects worth $2trn in pipeline

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Construction, transport and power are forecast to be the leading sectors, with shares of 52 per cent, 19 per cent and 11 per cent.

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  • Dubai property prices down 7.5% on last year

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    April saw a month-on-month drop in property sale prices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to Reidin.

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  • Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal 319m steel structure completed

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    The roof is 319m at the widest point with 18 arches, the largest of which is 180m wide and 52m high

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

    Saudi Arabia June 01 , 2016

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

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  • UDC signs MoU to sell Qatar tower to ‘prominent property investor’

    Qatar June 01 , 2016

    AQ-02 is one of the commercial towers situated at the entrance of The Pearl-Qatar

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  • Aramco to press ahead with new manufacturing facility

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Energy giant signs MoU with GE and Italy’s Cividale SpA to build forging and casting manufacturing facility

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  • Initial tenders floated Oman for water projects

    Oman May 31 , 2016

    Demand for potable water in Oman's northern region is projected to grow by six per cent per annum in the next five years.

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts raises $460mn for Six Flags project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The oversubscribed rights issue will be used to fund new park that will open in Q4 2019

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  • Burj Al Arab unveils new beach terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The private facility at the self-styled seven star hotel stretches out 100m into the sea

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  • Dubai Properties launches two tower project in Downtown area

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The residential project will offer 300 properties and is expected to complete in 2019

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  • Reem Mall: A new capital for retail development

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Reem Mall is in line with the future growth ambitions of the capital, with the project set to be at the forefront of the city’s progressive accomplishments in the years to come.

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  • Abu Dhabi gov't may act to address oversupply in property market

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Unit completions are at a 10-year low, a situation experts attributed to wariness on the part of developers, tightening liquidity and stiffer regulation.

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

    Saudi Arabia May 30 , 2016

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

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  • Kenya’s $4bn railway project ahead of schedule

    Kenya May 30 , 2016

    The SGR project is set for completion in March 2018. Contractors say more than 75 per cent of the work on the 235km track between Voi and Sultan Hamud has been completed.

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  • Turkey's Limak Group to build $4.34bn Kuwait airport terminal

    Kuwait May 30 , 2016

    Company will work alongside local agent Khafari National on the project, which is expected to take six years to complete

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  • Dubai investors urged to explore ‘less visible’ opportunities

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Sectors such as education, serviced apartments and industrial reported to be gaining traction with investors

    Read More
  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

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

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  • RTA awards $191m deals for Dubai Water Canal

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Work on phase 4 and 5 is expected to be completed by September this year.

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  • REPORT: Abu Dhabi’s new property supply at 7-year low

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    “The slowdown in new supply will counter some of the downward pressure on rents, although a marginal correction is expected in the months ahead.”

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai partners with Emirates

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Emirates’ extensive route network to over 150 destinations means that it is well placed to support Expo 2020 Dubai in attracting 25 million visitors, 70% of whom are expected to travel internationally to visit the Expo.

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  • Ashgahl and Bin Omran celebrate LTI achievement

    Qatar May 29 , 2016

    Contractor and govenement body have registered two million man hours without an LTI on the Interim Upgrade of E-ring road and Najma street project

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  • Rock solid outlook for Middle East stone industry

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    Experts at this week's Middle East Stone event believe the future is bright, as companies look to expand at home and abroad

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  • Mohammad Bin Rashid opens Burj Al Arab Terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    The terrace includes Scape Restaurant, two pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with day and sunbeds.

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  • Doha Metro completes 90% of tunneling

    Qatar May 26 , 2016

    Qatar Rail expects to move from construction into systems installation as track, power supply and signalling starts to be installed by the end of the year.

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  • Amec Foster Wheeler wins engineering contract to work on Cilacap Refinery upgrade project

    Saudi Arabia May 26 , 2016

    PT Pertamina and Saudi Aramco joint project will increase capacity of the Cilacap Refinery's to 370,000 barrels per day

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  • Kuwait to sign $1bn contract with Salini, Limak for city project

    Kuwait May 26 , 2016

    It is the first phase of the planned 100,000 square kilometre urban development, which is situated in central Kuwait and is expected to house around 400,000 residents when completed.

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  • Hill International wins $78.7mn deal in Kuwait

    Kuwait May 26 , 2016

    Firm to provide programme management consultancy services during development of South Al Mutlaa City

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  • Plans for $272m Dubai Canal project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Marasi Business Bay development, launched by Dubai Properties Group, is set for completion by 2023

    Read More
  • How Dubai is reducing its waste… to zero

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The man responsible for Dubai Municipality’s recycling plans Abdul Majeed Abdulaziz Saifaie explains his vision of zero waste for the emirate by 2030.

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  • World’s first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The innovative structure next to Emirates Towers in Dubai took 17 days to print, and was installed on site in two days.

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  • Saudi-Egyptian joint venture to build $3.6bn project

    Egypt May 25 , 2016

    The development will include 2 sq km of residential units and create more than 200,000 jobs.

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  • Mecca metro project delayed indefinitely

    Saudi Arabia May 25 , 2016

    The delay is due to financial restructuring, said the CEO of Mecca Mass Rail Transit

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  • Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to enable sustainable development

    Saudi Arabia May 25 , 2016

    Vision 2030 and public investment fund reform could be a unique opportunity to reduce oil dependence and contribute to global effort for carbon emissions reduction, says London Business School expert

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  • Solar energy student contest in Dubai to build on COP21

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Competition will seek to bridge gap between education and industry, trip to Munich and cash prizes await winning teams

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Best hygiene in MENA

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    "As one of the region’s most comprehensive and organised events that focuses on sustainable services for the community, this is an ideal venue to highlight the importance of personal, communal and global cleaning, sanitation and hygiene for a disease-free,...

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  • FM EXPO: FM industry gets technology boost

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    ROSMIMAN® Facilities is a web enabled system used by more than 10,000 customers in more than 15 countries.

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  • Imdaad unveils Integrated Network Operations Centre at FM EXPO

    May 24 , 2016

    Company organises live demonstration to highlight features of intelligent command and control centre

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  • Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

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

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  • FM EXPO: Boosting FM globally

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Farnek is embracing technology and utilising it to showcase its alliances and broader FM capability.

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  • FM industry shows positive growth despite challenging market, report says

    May 24 , 2016

    Results indicate that the FM industry has reason to expect long-term growth that will come hand-in-hand with a more demanding customer base.

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  • Outdoor Design & Build: Building a sustainable legacy

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Danish firm Thors-Design says that the United Arab Emirates has taken sustainability to its heart

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  • Styro eyeing Dubai Expo 2020 contracts

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Walid Wakim, GM of Styro, says that the company hopes to hear good news before the end of the year

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: Landscape design for the future

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    “The market is saturated and competition is getting tougher."

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Paper towels becoming obsolete

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The Dyson Airblade hand dryer produces up to 71 per cent less CO2 than paper towels and is able to dry 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

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  • dmg events opens nine shows at DWTC today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Community Management Week, which includes five shows is taking place from May 23- 25. And INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering take place from May 23-26, 2016.

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  • Community Management Week opens today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Educational features include Leaders in the Landscape Summit 2016, Middle East High Rise Summit, World FM Congress and and an FM Masterclass delivered by BIFM Training.

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  • IN PICTURES: dmg events inaugurates nine shows today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance opens Community Management Week (which includes five shows), INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering.

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  • FM EXPO: Karcher makes a difference

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    "It is not unforeseeable that cleaning equipment will be networked on a cloud-based management system that can run diagnostic tests remotely to predict device maintenance, or the opportunities for machines designed to accommodate unique customer requests.”

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: The synthetic choice

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    While the initial cost of installing is high, upkeep of artificial grass is much less expensive.

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  • Hamdan Bin Rashid inaugurates Community Management Week amid overwhelming response

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

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

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: Enhancing the environment

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    The company has spearheaded some of the most prestigious projects in the region including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall etc.

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  • Saudi Aramco and SABIC say no plans to merge petrochems

    Saudi Arabia May 22 , 2016

    "Both companies will continue to explore mutually beneficial opportunities," a statement said

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  • Falconcity of Wonders eco-campaign to support Dubai's 'green' vision

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The ‘Save the Nature’ contest challenges the community to create sustainable future in support of Dubai’s ‘green’ agenda

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  • Midday work break to run from June 15 to September 15

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Workers across the country's many construction sites will break from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

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  • Elevators & Access Control 2016 to offer insight on green mobility solutions

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Middle East High Rise Summit to focus on innovative designs for construction of sustainable buildings

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  • Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists in 2020

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Visitors from the GCC countries topped the list of Dubai tourists, making up 25 per cent of the total number of tourists from around the world in Q1 2016.

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  • Dubai’s going solar

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The global solar market is doing well. But it is changing, and the main reason for this is a shift in geographical focus. The Big 5 Hub talks to Hadi Tahboub, Vice President of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) about Dubai’s role as a leader...

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  • GCC awarded construction contract for Emaar Residences

    Saudi Arabia May 22 , 2016

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

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  • Honeywell, Bayer Pearl to support Saudi Arabia's Montreal protocol commitments

    Saudi Arabia May 19 , 2016

    Spray foam insulation key to more energy efficient buildings in Saudi Arabia

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  • Saudi's Binladin secures bank loan to ease financial troubles

    Saudi Arabia May 19 , 2016

    Arab National Bank and Saudi British Bank are providing the loan, sources say

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  • FIFA says Qatar on track with stadium and infrastructure preparations

    Qatar May 19 , 2016

    The tournament in Qatar would employ the latest technology and give fans a futuristic match-day experience

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  • RAK Bayti townhouse project completed, says Al Hamra

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    A total of 118 townhouses have been built with phase one currently being handed over

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  • Limitless to make early $560mn payment to banks and creditors

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    The company has successfully restructured its agreement with lenders, and will pay back more than $1.2bn in total

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  • Keilani bags $54.5mn contract to build properties in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    Dubai boasts one of the largest serviced apartment supply in the MENA region

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  • World’s tallest building delayed by a year

    Saudi Arabia May 18 , 2016

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

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  • Emaar Industries & Investments acquires stake in UAE-based LFC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    EII will contribute to developing LFC's business activities and strengthen market share

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  • SITE VISIT: Al Zorah mixed use development in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

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

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  • Parsons awarded UAE deep wastewater tunnels project

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate

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  • Energy efficient buildings could save GCC billions of dollars

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    New energy efficient technology could save the region as much as $3.5bn, a report has found

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  • Healthcare projects to drive investment in GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    Healthcare industry is expected to need an additional 1500 beds by 2020

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  • Abu Dhabi utility invites construction bids for 350 MW solar project

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    Power needs in the city are expected to grow about 15 per cent a year to reach some 21,000 MW by 2020

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  • Dubai firm launches $136m residential project in Morocco

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The City of Green Valley Marrakech will extend over 410,000 sqm and comprise 350 villas.

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  • Hidd Al Saadiyat starts marina construction

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    Marina will offer 110 berths for boats of different sizes, and will be directly linked to the beach

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  • Dubai to build new $3.4bn sewage system by 2021

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    This project will save millions annually spent by the government on operating and providing maintenance works for ageing infrastructure.

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  • Airolink Building Contracting main contractor for Art Centre project

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The mall will become the first and only specialised mall in the GCC region dedicated to the furniture market

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  • How to get a good night’s sleep

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The latest innovation in the bedding industry, FloTemp’s Ice beds and Ice pillows are reversible, cool on one side and warm on the other.

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  • Turner & Townsend wins key Al Maktoum contract

    May 17 , 2016

    Company will provide cost management services for the expansion of the airport

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $91.2m road contract

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The phase two of the ‘Parallel Roads’ project in Business Bay is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2018

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

    May 16 , 2016

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

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  • Construction work begins on Dubai’s $1.2m Al Twar park

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The 1.1 hectare park is part of a proposal for developing new attractions for tourists and visitors to Dubai, and is in line with the government’s plans to increase greenery in residential communities.

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  • Masterplan for Tilal City project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    Six community mosques have been included in the plans for the $653.4mn project

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  • Sharjah halts cladding use pending new fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The Sharjah Civil Defence would be upgrading its fire engines with GPS systems to quickly reach the location of fires.

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  • Drake & Scull reports 7% decline in revenue

    May 16 , 2016

    DSI will continue focusing on its Rail business with the Qatar Rail Depot and Yards projects as well as its projects in Saudi Arabia

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  • Muscat to build new $54.5m hospital

    Oman May 15 , 2016

    The 70-bed multi-speciality hospital is expected to be completed in three years and Financial Corporation SAOG (Fincorp) has been appointed as the advisor.

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  • REPORT: Private funding critical for big GCC projects

    May 15 , 2016

    Governments in the region are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner to operate and finance infrastructure assets.

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  • Middle East Waste and Recycling to kick off as Dubai targets Zero Waste by 2030

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The UAE has adopted specific measures to achieve the ‘zero waste’ objective and successfully divert 75 per cent of waste from landfills by 2021.

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  • ACC wins Boulevard Point contract

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The 63-Storey Tower will be built in Downtown Dubai

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  • Reem Mall awarded Estidama 2 Pearl Design Rating

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Reem Mall has been designed as a highly efficient building that will minimise overall energy use

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  • The future of building technology

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Smart skyscrapers are able to achieve significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials in terms of structure, appliances, electrical systems, plumbing, and HVACR.

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  • Farnek outlines cost-effective and energy-efficient facilities management

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Farnek CEO highlights how Dubai’s 2021 environmental goals could provide Dubai building owners with multi-million dollar savings

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  • Al Qabdah Building Contracting to build Al Narjis project in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Sharjah Holding awards contract for what will be first residential gated community in Sharjah

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  • Hamad bin Khalifa Medical City Hospitals construction completed

    Qatar May 12 , 2016

    The new hospitals stretch over a build-up area of 227,000 m2, and they include 559 beds

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  • More expats considering buying property in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    Two thirds of expatriates said they would consider splashing out on property in the emirates

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  • Sharjah to study warm environment infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    MoU signed with the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering

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  • Dubai to issue Al Maktoum airport tender

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Tender expected on May 28 will be for the works to expand the airport to handle approximately up to 26.5 million passengers per year by 2025.

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  • Kuwait construction sector continues to grow

    Kuwait May 11 , 2016

    The sector is expected to reach $15.6bn by 2020 with investment in infrastructure, report says

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

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

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

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  • Building the next ‘Smart City’ powered by the Internet of Things

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    As the UAE ushers in a new era of advancement, much has been predicted and promised about the integration of ICT into every aspect of the completed city developments. By Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE, HPE Aruba

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  • Nakheel Mall construction almost 50% complete

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The $330mn development is located on Palm Jumeriah, and will be split over five levels

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  • Indian developer reveals plans for eight GCC properties

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The hotel group has appointed Australian real estate franchise Raine & Horne to support eight hotel openings across the GCC by 2019.

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  • dmg events launches successful Dubai event in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 11 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi Arabia lifts bidding ban on Binladin group

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi Binladin pays delayed salaries to 10,000 workers

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

    The company has laid off thousands of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia and others have staged public protests after going unpaid.

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  • Saudi Arabia sets rules for tax on undeveloped land

    Saudi Arabia May 10 , 2016

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

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  • Green lighting initiative launches in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The 12-month eco-programme will use awareness campaigns, community engagement and green initiatives to achieve its objectives.

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  • Follow the leader

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    Senior Managing Director Dawood Bin Ozair talks about how Al Futtaim Engineering is perfectly placed to capitalise on GCC markets, specifically Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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  • Aldar posts 15% increase in profits

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The Abu Dhabi based company said profits were boosted by strong off-plan sales

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  • Dubai's SMEs need more help from developers - report

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The emirate's 350,000+ SMEs makes up around 95% of all companies in Dubai

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  • Nakheel to showcase almost $1bn of property in UK

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The organisation will showcase nearly 1,200 residential units and land plots

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  • Fire engulfs factory fiberglass factory in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    Workers were evacuated from the factory located in Ajman’s industrial area, no casualties were reported.

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  • Dubai to introduce star rating system for buildings

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    This forms part of Dubai Land Department's new building classification system for the emirate

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  • Egyptian banks arrange biggest ever loan to build 500,000 homes

    Egypt May 09 , 2016

    NBE, Banque Misr, and Banque Du Caire will contribute EGP6.33bn each to the loan while the HDB's share amounts to EGP1bn.

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  • Gemini Splendor construction begins

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    New project will feature more than 130 properties

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  • Dubai Courts agrees first PPP project intiative

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    The car park will be part of a larger project, which will include the new Supreme Court

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  • Ashghal finishes construction on operating rooms at Hamad General Hospital

    Qatar May 09 , 2016

    The new surgery building includes 20 operating rooms, 17 of which are general operation rooms

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

    Algeria May 09 , 2016

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

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  • Qatar Rail sacks consortium from Doha Metro project

    Qatar May 08 , 2016

    Consolidated Contractors will take over the station building project

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  • Riyadh Metro to create 23,000 jobs for citizens, says governor

    Saudi Arabia May 08 , 2016

    The project is expected to create jobs for Saudis and would include training and technology transfers and a cooperation programme with universities

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  • Aabar Properties to build 1,000 units in Abu Dhabi this year

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The real estate company continues its commitment to Abu Dhabi with new units planned over the next couple of years

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  • Penspen seals design consultancy contract with ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Firm will provide detailed engineering services for the modification and upgrade of various terminals and depot facilities

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  • Wael Allan appointed as new COO at Drake & Scull

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Industry veteran was previously the CEO of Arcadis

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  • VP views designs of Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The stadium will include a training hall, 5,000 car park, a sports museum and conference halls

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  • Elevator installations for Kingdom Tower to begin this month

    Saudi Arabia May 08 , 2016

    The installation of the KONE elevator cars is expected to begin in June

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  • Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia road progressing well

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The project is scheduled to complete by mid-2017 and will link the two countries

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  • Solar-powered plane departs California on round-the-world flight

    May 04 , 2016

    Piccard completed the trans-Pacific crossing last month, reaching San Francisco after a flight of nearly three days.

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  • Binladin crisis will be resolved, says Saudi minister

    Saudi Arabia May 04 , 2016

    Labour minister Mufrej al-Haqbani said that a wage protection system safeguarded employees' salaries and foreign workers would receive their salaries even if they left the country.

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  • Orascom Construction appoints new Non-Executive Chairman

    Egypt May 04 , 2016

    Jérôme Guiraud currently sits on the Board of OCI N.V. and is a former board member of Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. and Lafarge

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  • 800,000m2 of Dubai office space to complete in next three years

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Demand is outstripping supply in some areas, boosted by start-up businesses and SMEs

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

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi Binladin terminates 77,000 jobs, plans to lay off Saudis

    Saudi Arabia May 03 , 2016

    A local newspaper has reported that Saudi Binladin is expected to lay off 12,000 of 17,000 Saudis in supervisory, administrative, engineering and management jobs.

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  • Bahrain finalizes interior designer for $1bn airport building

    Bahrain May 03 , 2016

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

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  • Majid Al Futtaim $1.3bn investments to create jobs

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    The company will be investing heavily in new projects over the next five years as part of new strategy

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  • Suitable management of medical waste

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    With medical tourism set to reach 500,000 a year by 2020, the generation of medical waste in the UAE is forecast reaching 35 tons per day in 5 years.

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  • Oman delays ambitious GCC rail project

    Oman May 03 , 2016

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

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  • Veolia wins first waste management contract in Oman

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    Company will manage municipal waste in north-west of the Sultanate

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  • Abu Dhabi beachfront development nears completion

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    Hidd Saadiyat Villas project is due to be completed by the end of the year

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  • Saudi Binladin workers set company buses ablaze

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2016

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

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  • DEWA receives five bids for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    The lowest recorded bid at the opening of the envelopes was US 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

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  • Saudi Arabia to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2016

    The assistance to the families, in the form of land, villas, apartments or financing, will be extended over a year starting on May 8, 2016.

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  • Emaar’s profit reaches $328m in Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Emaar is launching a new Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour and expanding The Dubai Mall, in addition to rolling out 35 new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai and other international markets.

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  • Dubai launches international centre for 3D printing

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Dubai 3D Printing Strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid aims to 3D print 25% of buildings in Dubai by 2030.

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  • GE Oil & Gas breaks ground on new manufacturing centre

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2016

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

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  • PwC Middle East acquires HLP Consulting

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

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

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  • Kenya building collapses, 12 killed

    Kenya May 01 , 2016

    A survey carried out last year found that more than half the buildings in Kenya were unfit for habitation. President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered arrests of the owners of unstable structures.

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  • Falcon-inspired design of UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 revealed

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Calatrava’s proposal was selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar.

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  • Saudi Binladin terminates 50,000 workers

    Saudi Arabia May 01 , 2016

    Saudi newspaper reported that all terminated employees are foreigners, and have been given permanent exit visa to leave the country.

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

    United Kingdom May 01 , 2016

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

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  • Atlantis The Palm to get $100m revamp

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    The hotel is currently in the mock-up stages to finalise the new room designs.

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  • Rental yields almost 10% in Dubai's ‘affordable’ areas

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Returns in Discovery Gardens and International City leading the way

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  • Emirates Building Systems bags Riyadh Metro deal

    Saudi Arabia May 01 , 2016

    Company will provide steel structures for second phase of the mega-project

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  • JAFZA Bridge project announced by RTA

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Bridge will cost around $28.6mn to build and is slated to take 18 months

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  • Dubai: 25% of all buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2016

    The value of 3D printing technology based construction sector in Dubai will be $816 million (AED3bn) by 2025.

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  • Riyadh property prices stabilise in Q1 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 28 , 2016

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

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  • Abu Dhabi Ports launches truck driver safety campaign

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2016

    The campaign will impart safe driving tips to about 2,000 people who regularly drive inside port premises.

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

    Qatar April 28 , 2016

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

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  • IN PICTURES: Award-winning Dubai Expo 2020 designs

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

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

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices to fall further

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The first quarter saw a 2.7% drop in rents, with a further drop of 3% to 5% expected later in the year.

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  • Construction professionals welcome easing of Saudi visa restrictions

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Green cards could still be linked to the Nitaqat system, which tracks levels of Saudi employment in companies, and only those within the “green zone" would be allowed to apply.

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  • FM EXPO increases exhibition space by 25% for its 10th edition

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The show features 15 free-to-attend CPD-certified workshops, 6 FM Masterclasses, FM World Congress and Middle East High Rise Summit

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  • Emaar reveals plans for 35 new hotels & residences

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2016

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

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  • Syria and Russia sign $957m infrastructure deals

    Syrian Arab Republic April 26 , 2016

    The contracts entail restoring infrastructure in the war-torn Arab nation.

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  • Kuwait to build $2.9bn theme park in the UK

    Kuwait April 26 , 2016

    The resort, which will feature a theme park, water park, cinema and large theatre, is expected to open in 2021.

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  • GCC Rail project to create 80,000 jobs

    April 26 , 2016

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

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  • Building materials made from waste products

    April 26 , 2016

    A new book featured cheap, durable and sustainable building materials made entirely from materials found at a landfill site.

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  • Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    The park, which will include more than 20 rides and attractions, expects to attract 4.5 million people in the first year of opening.

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  • Troubled Arabtec hires AlixPartners for review

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

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

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  • FIFA to set up worker welfare panel in Qatar

    Qatar April 25 , 2016

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced the creation of an oversight body with independent members to monitor the systems in place at all World Cup stadiums.

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  • Emaar says fire-hit Address hotel will not reopen in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    “There had been no negative impact on Emaar's balance sheet from the hotel's temporary closure.”

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  • Dubai developer says 14 affordable housing projects are in the pipeline

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    Ellington Properties says 14 new projects in Dubai will add more than 2,200 residential units including apartments, townhouses and villas to the market.

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  • Qatar’s projects will not be affected by oil slump, says official

    Qatar April 24 , 2016

    HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah said that Qatar had foreseen the current market conditions and had started planning for the post-oil era much earlier.

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  • German investors plan mega solar project in Oman

    Oman April 24 , 2016

    German investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed visits $2.7bn theme park near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    The Dubai Parks and Resorts project has completed 88 per cent of the construction work and 70 per cent of the utilities infrastructure.

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  • Danube awards $50.4m construction contract for residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    While the market sentiments are down, Danube has been busy carving its own niche in the affordable housing segment.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices down by 10% in Q1

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    A total of 2,200 units were added to Dubai's residential property supply in the first three months of 2016 and rents decreased by 5 per cent.

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  • Dubai set to release tougher fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The new code will seek to address issues related to aluminium cladding in the wake of at least a dozen tower fires in the UAE since 2012.

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  • Arabtec may break even this year, return to profit in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    Arabtec's share price has fallen 76 per cent from its all-time peak and it reported a net loss of $640 million in 2015

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  • Switzerland becomes first nation to confirm Expo 2020 participation

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The country will have a $15.5m (AED57m) pavilion at the event. It will showcase its research capacity in the fields of renewable energy, mobility and the environment at the Expo.

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  • REPORT: Saudi construction industry to reach $148bn in 2020

    Saudi Arabia April 20 , 2016

    The residential construction market is expected to remain sizable over the forecast period, with 29.3 per cent of the industry's total value in 2020.

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  • Construction giant Dewalt unveils smartphone

    United Kingdom April 20 , 2016

    Construction giant Dewalt has entered the smartphone market with a tough Android-powered handset designed for building industry workers.

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  • SABIC Q1 sales drop 12.4%

    Saudi Arabia April 20 , 2016

    The firm had slashed costs at its steel unit to cope with a slowdown in the sector

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  • Dubai Parks launches $457m rights issue to fund Six Flags park

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The theme park developer is seeking to raise a total of AED2.67 billion in financing.

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  • Emaar to pay 15% dividend after ‘severe’ cost cuts

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    Mohamed Alabbar says he was ‘really scared’ of the market conditions this year.

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  • Villas for Sweden Island to be complete by year-end

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The homes will be the first in Dubai to be furnished by Bentley Home, the car brand's interiors unit, and will be completed by the end of 2016

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  • UAE completes 90% of its work on the world's largest suspension bridge

    Turkey April 19 , 2016

    NFT Cranes is supplying giant tower cranes for the new $7bn bridge over the Bosporus Strait.

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  • Saudi Cement Q1 net profit falls

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2016

    Saudi Cement expects the fuel and electricity price hikes announced in the 2016 government budget to increase its production costs by 68 million riyals this year

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  • Compass PM hands over region's first Weslodge Saloon

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Key features include a $60,000, 4m-long, custom-made Grillworks grill, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East

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  • DEWA makes progress on substations for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Three 132/11 kilovolt main substations named Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity are being built at the cost of $114m.

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  • Krantz air units chosen for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Al Futtaim Engineering is supplying Louvre Abu Dhabi with Krantz air outlet units.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Warner Bros theme park to create 1,000 new jobs

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Project featuring a range of famous Warner Brothers characters is 30 per cent complete.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property market starts to recover

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2016

    Eight off-plan residential projects were launched in the first quarter, adding more than 2,000 units to Dubai’s residential pipeline by 2021.

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  • Qatar Rail reveals Doha Metro designs

    Qatar April 18 , 2016

    The unveiling of the exterior designs of the upcoming railway vehicles, 'Al Faras' for the Doha Metro and 'Al Mehmel' for the Lusail tram will give the public a glimpse of what the new systems will look like when they open in 2020

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  • Doha Festival City Mall delayed four months

    Qatar April 18 , 2016

    The mall is being developed by a consortium that includes Dubai-based Al Futtaim Group and Qatar Islamic Bank

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  • dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa expands into North Africa

    Morocco April 18 , 2016

    INDEX North Africa & The Big 5 Construct North Africa launch in a regional economy poised to record growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent by 2020

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  • Aldar properties registers with ADCB for first escrow account project

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    This agreement will enable Aldar Properties to have ESCROW accounts for the recently announced Yas Acres

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  • Eagle Hills begins construction of Belgrade tower

    Serbia April 17 , 2016

    The 160-metre-high riverside tower will be part of the greater Belgrade Waterfront complex in the Serbian capital

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  • Arabian horse inspires Doha Metro train design

    Qatar April 17 , 2016

    Doha Metro as one of the fastest driverless trains in the world and the fastest in the region at 100km per hour.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show brings sustainable solutions for UAE’s outdoor spaces

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    Dedicated landscaping platform debuts at first-ever Community Management Week with industry-oriented summit & CPD-certified workshops

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  • Aluminium Bahrain appoints Bechtel as contractor for plant expansion

    Bahrain April 17 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai's Emaar to split with India partner

    India April 14 , 2016

    The developer has said that its Indian joint venture has been struggling with project delays, failed IPO and other issues.

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  • All Dubai buildings disability-friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2016

    A special team of officials from various Dubai government departments will be spearheading a comprehensive study being led by a consultant

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  • Sharjah awards $34.2m power plant contract

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2016

    Scan Electromechanical Contracting Company will install and commission a 180 MW Siemens power plant and connect it to Al Hamriyah Power Station in Sharjah within a period of 20 months.

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  • Leminar signs distribution agreement with Swiss piping systems giant

    Kuwait April 14 , 2016

    The new agreement will widen the existing portfolio of renowned international brands for Leminar and provide Georg Fischer with access to the comprehensive distribution network of Leminar in Kuwait

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

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

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

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  • Qatar’s Doha Metro 37% complete

    Qatar April 13 , 2016

    The first and second phases of Doha Metro would have total of about 100 stations, covering about 215km.

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  • Saudi Arabia will demolish unplanned districts near Haram

    Saudi Arabia April 13 , 2016

    The authority will meet with owners of real estate properties in the unplanned districts to discuss ways and means to develop them.

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  • World's first 7-star airport opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    The 5,600 sqm stand-alone terminal is located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts secures $270m funding for Six Flags

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2016

    Debt financing is being provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Sharjah Islamic Bank.

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  • Dubai’s Cayan receives go-ahead for $267m Riyadh project

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The mixed-use Samaya project in north western Riyadh is spread over an area of one million sqm.

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  • Saudi firm signs $122.6m deal for London building

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The landmark property located on Trafalgar Square was purchased from German fund manager GLL Real Estate.

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  • Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics buys 24 Grove cranes

    Kuwait April 12 , 2016

    Kuwaiti company ordered the 24 units during a visit to Grove’s factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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  • Saudi Arabia lifts cement export ban

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The Saudi government imposed a ban on cement exports in 2008 to push prices down and accommodate demand from large government-funded infrastructure projects.

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  • Emaar Properties Group CEO resigns

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

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

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  • Environment committee visits Louvre Abu Dhabi site

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The committee was briefed on the latest development works inside the museum as well as the external infrastructure.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Masdar completes 50% of Morocco solar project

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The installation of 9,000 out of 17,670 systems across 940 villages comes only a year after the partnership agreement was signed between Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE).

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  • Iraqi contractors to get paid in government bonds

    Iraq April 11 , 2016

    The bonds can be traded in the local market or cashed at banks for a discount, the central bank said in a statement.

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  • Aldar launches $1.6bn villa project on Yas Island

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Yas Acres will consist of 1,315 villas, with the company saying residents will have access to a golf course and club house, parks, schools and a waterfront.

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  • Siemens signs MoU for UAE power plant

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Siemens will submit a 2,200 megawatt (MW) turnkey solution under the terms of the agreement

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  • Saudi Arabia introduces safety panel for Haram projects

    Saudi Arabia April 11 , 2016

    The permanent technical committee will supervise expansion projects of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah.

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  • Qatar plans 560 humanitarian projects in 39 countries

    Qatar April 10 , 2016

    The highest number of projects was proposed to execute in African countries at 270, 254 projects in Asian countries and at least 36 projects in Europe.

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  • Saudi company plans up to $12bn power investment in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia April 10 , 2016

    ACWA Power’s projects in Egypt until 2021 are forecast to add around 10,000 megawatts to Egypt's national electricity grid.

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  • Madinah governor launches $107m education projects

    Saudi Arabia April 10 , 2016

    The projects include facilities for more than 26,000 students in the cities of Jamawat and Hanakiyyah.

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  • Emaar unveils $1bn tower taller than Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2016

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

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  • African auto parts market to be worth $15.3bn by 2020

    Kenya April 10 , 2016

    Nearly 22 million vehicles are on Africa’s roads, creating demand for parts and accessories worth more than $8 billion per year. Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are leading growth.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed approves 6 Dubai megaprojects

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    As part of Dubai’s goal to become a sustainable city by 2021, Sheikh Mohammed also signed the ‘palm document regulations’ yesterday, which will evaluate green buildings.

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  • Radiant Star launches $89m project at Dubai Culture Village

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    The project will be ready for handover in Q4 2016. Dubai Culture Village is being developed by the Dubai Properties Group.

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  • Saudi Arabia increases construction of housing units by 50%

    Saudi Arabia April 07 , 2016

    The programme continues to follow up and supervise the implementation of 29,000 real estate off-plan sales units in various regions of the Kingdom

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  • Dubai approves $354m sewage plant expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    Second phase of Jebel Ali treatment plant gets a green signal for expansion. It will double the capacity of the sewage plant to 675,000 cubic metres per day.

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  • Daimler connects its trucks with the internet

    Germany April 06 , 2016

    New technology can reduce fuel consumption by up to seven per cent and the road space requirement on motorways by almost half - while improving traffic safety at the same time.

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  • Qatar to become London’s mega landlord

    Qatar April 06 , 2016

    Qatari Diar has signed a $2bn deal for more than 4,000 homes and plans to convert the US embassy into a hotel.

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  • Dubai Municipality unveils new green projects

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed praised the ongoing projects which he considers as "necessary and strategic" for the future of the nation and the next generations.

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  • DEWA begins $178m water project Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    The project will increase Dubai’s overall water flow and meet current and future demand for water.

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  • Bahrain retail rents stable despite economic slowdown

    Bahrain April 05 , 2016

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

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  • NAPCO's revenue grows 28% in 2015

    April 05 , 2016

    The company also recorded an increase of 11 per cent net profit to $2.02m from $1.81m in the previous year.

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  • Infrastructure work for Danet Abu Dhabi Project complete

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    The project is currently in its development and the infrastructure network has been completed

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  • UAE truck manufacturers eye African markets

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    Gorica and Mammut keen on expansion in East Africa. Mammut says oil-producing markets in Africa have been hard hit by low crude prices.

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  • Amnesty report blasts Qatar workers’ living conditions

    Qatar April 04 , 2016

    Authorities in Qatar agreed with some of the issues raised by Amnesty International but said many of the concerns have already been addressed.

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  • Damac reveals possible US expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    The Dubai-based developer also said it will further expand into the London market with a new up-scale project

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  • Saudi authority plans houses near Riyadh Metro stations

    Saudi Arabia April 04 , 2016

    The initiative is part of Riyadh housing ministry’s tenth development plan, which will be carried out in cooperation with Riyadh Development Authority.

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City reveals 5-year expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    Masdar City said around 35 per cent of the planned built-up area of the zone will be completed over the next five years.

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  • Dubai’s DEWA develops drones to improve infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Sirb initiative comprises a fleet of high-end drones used to support Dubai’s infrastructure and contribute to providing efficient and easy-to-use services.

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  • Town Square ready to welcome first residents in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The town houses have been launched to overwhelming investor response

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  • Godolphin's Parallel Roads Project 30% complete

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The project is set for completion in the last quarter of 2017

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  • Saudi Arabia’s $2trn mega-fund to transform its economy

    Saudi Arabia April 03 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia has suffered since prices started to crash in mid-2014. Oil has fallen to less than $40 (£27.94) a barrel from more than $100 (£70) a barrel.

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  • UAE signs contracts worth $170m for housing schemes

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The first contract includes construction and maintenance of 320 houses in Ras Al Khaimah. The second contract is for building and maintaining 232 houses in Umm Al Quwain.

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  • Two new wind plants in Jordan to be ready by 2019

    Jordan April 03 , 2016

    Construction will begin in 2017 and will be connected to the grid by 2019

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  • Eight UAE universities confirmed for Intersolar’s green challenge

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge will involve choosing a government building and retrofitting renewable components to achieve at least 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumed.

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  • New $231m project unveiled in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Al Barakah International Investments has announced the project to be built on 150,000 square metres and scheduled to complete in the second quarter of 2018.

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  • Qatar Rail completes tunneling on Doha Metro's Green Line

    Qatar March 31 , 2016

    Towards the end of this year, Qatar Rail expects to move from construction into systems installation as track, power supply and signaling starts to be installed.

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  • Ruler of Fujairah issues decree forming two residential land committees

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    The committees will examine all requests according to their submission dates and coordinate with the concerned parties for their implementation

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  • Arabtec cancels proposal to add board members

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

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

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 rides at Motiongate Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

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

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  • Ajman Ruler applauds civil defence for fire operation

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Shaikh Humaid orders to provide all necessary assistance to affected people; accommodate them in hotels until a suitable housing is arranged for them.

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  • Egypt reviews $1.1bn solar energy project

    Egypt March 30 , 2016

    The project is located in one of Egypt's border governorates. The fund is also considering contribution to the capitals of three other projects.

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  • Dubai’s new law could address affordable housing woes

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    A proposed law by Dubai Municipality calls for mandatory 15-20 per cent affordable housing in future residential developments across the emirate.

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  • Conference held for phase 3 of Al Maktoum Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Phase 2 of the project will be operation in April 2017, says HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

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  • Saudi Arabian regulator approves Yamamah Steel IPO

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2016

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

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  • Huge blaze at Ajman tower continues into morning

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the UAE, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, visited the site oversaw the efforts by the civil defence to put out the fire.

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  • Korea-led consortium signs $20bn Saudi housing MoU

    Saudi Arabia March 29 , 2016

    The development will reportedly represent the largest ever project that a Korean builder has clinched from a foreign country

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  • VIDEO: Fire breaks out at Ajman One residential tower

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    The fire reportedly broke out in a tower complex in Ajman’s Al Sawan area at around 9pm. Fire rescue efforts continued until today morning.

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  • UPDATE: Cleanup begins at scene of Ajman tower blaze

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    This month Dubai Civil Defence said the release of the updated UAE fire code will be delayed for a month to allow revisions, amendment of additional chapters and translation work.

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  • KGS to launch exclusive product to the Middle East

    March 29 , 2016

    The company will be launching its Swiflex XX product to the region before anywhere else at this year's Middle East Stone

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  • Dubai Municipality investments for public projects reach $952m

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    The real volume of the investment for 20 investment projects that was funded by the Municipality was $343m (and the return on investment last year was more than $28.6m.

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  • Plans for Six Flags Resort in Dubai revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Dubai Parks & Resorts is to raise its share capital to take on the US-Based theme park and resort project

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  • Hidd Al Saadiyat awards landscaping contract

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Landscaping set to kick off at the luxurious beachfront neighborhood

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  • Dubai Trade partners with developer Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Nakheel customers will be able to use “Rosoom” to pay service charges for owner associations, community management and club fees.

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  • Dubai ruler reviews $2.2bn One Central project

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed reportedly reviewed the detailed model of the upcoming mixed-use project, being developed and managed by the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

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  • Oman to build new airport city at Seeb

    Oman March 27 , 2016

    Oman Airports Management Company said the project is a key part of the company's five-year strategic growth Plan (2016-2020).

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  • DEWA to build 64 main substations over next three years

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    "DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al...

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  • New MAN TGS units for Malaysian logistics firm

    Malaysia March 27 , 2016

    Model offers an extra 360kg of payload compared to other tractor units in market

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis investments $980m in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    DSO registered a 38 per cent increase in the number of companies operating in technology free zone

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  • Riyadh metro work 30% complete

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2016

    Workflow for the project includes construction in more than 184 locations along the tracks and the bus networks planned for the city

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  • Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The contract was awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation. Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake MEP works and delivery is scheduled for 2019.

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  • Dubai’s property demand is beginning to surpass supply

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The emirate predicts an increase in property prices as a result of demand continuing at peak levels and continued low supply

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  • Plans for Dubai Opera house opening revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The iconic venue - the city's first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre will seat up to 2,000 for a theatrical production and up to 1,000 for a gala dinner.

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  • Qatar to build ‘Bedouin-style tents’ for World Cup visitors

    Qatar March 24 , 2016

    “With six years to go, all options are still being explored but we are excited by the possibility of supporters enjoying a range of accommodations designed for all needs.”

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

    March 23 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai theme park set to open in October

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Motiongate is part of the $2.9bn (AED10.5bn) Dubai Parks and Resorts, a 2.3 million sqm development off Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex wins contract for $544m Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Construction of the 24-storey LEED Silver-rated project, which has a gross area of 107,795 sqm, is expected to complete in 2018.

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  • Mall of Qatar reveals first in-house entertainment venue

    Qatar March 23 , 2016

    The MOQLIVE venue will host concerts, entertainment, and mall activities, covering 52 weeks of programming.

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

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

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  • Saudi Aramco to keep investing in downstream sectors

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    "It is our estimate that by the end of the year, the price will start to adjust upward," said Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser

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

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

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

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

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2016

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

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  • UAE company launches new sliding door system

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The multifunctional manual sliding door system is dorma+kaba’ s newest addition with easy installation and hassle free retrofit. It is suitable for wood and glass panel solutions.

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  • Indian industrialist set to revolutionise GCC steel sector

    India March 22 , 2016

    According to market analysts in India, the $6 billion construction market in the GCC requires around 15 million tonnes of steel annually.

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  • Saudi contractors welcome construction materials price drop

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2016

    “The 2.5 per cent tax on undeveloped land enacted by the Saudi government late last year will create a new private sector market.”

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  • Construction on Serenia Residences on track

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    Exclusive residential-only development on Palm Jumeirah Crescent has seen 25% of its raft casting already complete

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  • Construction begins on ‘iconic’ 1/ JBR project

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    The luxurious tower is set for completion and handover in 2019

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  • UAE's Arabtec wins $463m government contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

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

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  • Kuwait to spend $1.2bn on 2015-16 utilities plan

    Kuwait March 21 , 2016

    About $728.5m (KWD218m) has already been spent on projects so far. No details were provided about which projects were funded.

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  • Doha Metro completes tunnelling of Northern section

    Qatar March 21 , 2016

    Qatar Rail reported that overall progress was moving ahead with more than 85 per cent of tunnelling for the Doha Metro project finished

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  • Kenya Government kicks off Mombasa Bridge design

    Kenya March 21 , 2016

    The final report and designs are expected to complete by the end of this month.

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  • RTA opens Dubai Canal project bridge

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    Bridge completion rate has reached 90 per cent on Al Wasl Rd and 35 per cent on Jumeirah Road

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  • Emaar to award Opera Grand construction contract in May

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    66-storey residential tower offering 200 apartments to be ready in Q1 2019

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  • GCC construction salary increases slow to 6.1 per cent

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    An increasing number of firms have been reducing headcount, particularly in energy and construction, the report noted.

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  • Etihad Rail receives Estidama Pearl Rating for seven ‘green’ buildings

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Estidama Pearl Rating System (PRS) is a mandatory rating system for sustainable design, construction and lifecycle operation for communities, buildings and villas in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Jordan's first nuclear plant to be operational in 2024

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The project entails building two nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts at a total cost of $1.4bn (JD7bn).

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevators maintenance contract from Damac

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Al-Futtaim company will service, maintain and provide for necessary spare parts for six ultra-high speed elevators in the residential skyscraper

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  • ENOC to begin construction of Project Falcon extension to Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Emirates National Oil Company reveals construction of an underground 16km jet fuel pipeline expansion linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.

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  • Passenger car numbers on GCC roads to hit 19m by 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia will hold the lion’s share of cars and the UAE is expected to have 3.53 million vehicles running on its roads by 2020.

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  • Iran approves over $2.6bn investment for new projects

    Iran, Islamic Republic of March 17 , 2016

    Deputy Minister of Economy said the total cost of the projects approved for the year will be about $7bn.

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  • Eight pre-qualified firms vie for three water projects in Oman

    Oman March 17 , 2016

    The companies are selected after a request for qualification (RfQ) tender floated by the state-owned OPWP in December last year

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 African building & infrastructure projects

    March 16 , 2016

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

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  • Abu Dhabi changes building regs after storm

    United Arab Emirates March 16 , 2016

    Authorities received more than 860 calls reporting damage due to the storm and around 2,000 maintenance workers were assigned to handle the clear up.

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  • World’s tallest tower reaches 37th floor

    Saudi Arabia March 16 , 2016

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

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  • Dubai to build 325-metre tower for extreme sports

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Architecture website Archello said the tower would have three peaks designed as platforms for free fall and base jumping.

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  • ME reports nearly 43% increase in hotel room construction in February

    March 15 , 2016

    There were 151,454 rooms in 538 hotels under contract in the Middle East, an increase of 40.7 per cent

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