Middle East


Aberdeen University to build new £100m campus in Qatar

28 Jan 2019 | Middle East

University of Aberdeen, based in Scotland, UK, has drawn up plans to build a new purpose-built, £100m campus in Al Daayan, near Doha, Qatar.

Construction begins on $614m tyre manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi

24 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment (JOCIC) and Chinese tyre manufacturer Roadbot have broken ground on the AED2.2bn ($614.37m) Roadbot Tire Project KIZAD, the first tyre manufacturing plant in the UAE, in KIZAD, Abu Dhabi’s industrial hub and part of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Red Sea Project tourism masterplan secures approval

23 Jan 2019 | Middle East

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) board has given approval to a masterplan for the development of tourism projects in Saudi Arabia.

Parsons wins contract from UDC for Floresta Gardens project in Qatar

18 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Parsons has secured a contract from United Development (UDC), the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Islands, to provide planning and infrastructure consultancy services for the development of Floresta Gardens at The Pearl-Qatar.

Besix subsidiary wins contract for DMCC’s 78-storey Uptown Dubai tower

14 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Belhasa Six Construct, a Dubai-based subsidiary of Belgian construction company Besix, has won a contract from Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a Free Trade Zone, Government of Dubai Authority, and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), for the first super tall tower in Uptow ...

EDF-Masdar team wins 400MW wind project in Saudi Arabia

14 Jan 2019 | Middle East

A consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy) has won a contract from the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) for the 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia.

Nakheel commences work on Palm Tower rooftop infinity pool

11 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Nakheel, a property developer based in Dubai, UAE, has commenced construction on a rooftop infinity swimming pool at The Palm Tower, a 52-storey, luxury hotel and residential complex at the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Aldar launches $545m Alreeman mixed-use development in UAE

10 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Aldar Properties, a real estate development, management and investment company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has announced the launch of an AED2bn ($545m) mixed-use development, Alreeman, in Al Shamkha, Abu Dhabi.

Ashghal opens new tunnel to ease traffic in Qatar

7 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Ashghal, the public works authority of Qatar, has opened a 1km uni-directional tunnel with one lane at Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange along Al Luqta Street as part of the Dukhan Highway East project to deliver direct free-flow connectivity from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha.

Arabtec secures contract for luxury homes in DAMAC’s Akoya community

3 Jan 2019 | Middle East

Arabtec Construction, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has won an AED269m ($73m) contract from DAMAC Properties for luxury villas in Dubai’s Akoya community.


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