• Cairo developer plans new 300-room Movenpick hotel


    Swiss hospitality group Mövenpick has joined hands with Egypt-based real estate firm Arabia Investment & Tourist Development to set up a 300-key hotel on the country’s North Coast – a popular leisure destination.

  • Arab states need $200bn water project investment

    FOCUS ON SMART TECHNOLOGY
    Arab countries will need to invest at least $200 billion into water-related infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, according to UN World Water Development Report released ahead of a major industry event in Abu Dhabi.

  • Gate Avenue at DIFC 'comes to life'


    Gate Avenue at DIFC, the new premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), came to life today with the planting of three trees by Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC.

  • Bahrain opens new 400-m walkway in Tubli


    Bahraini authorities have opened a 400-m-long-walkway in Tubli area to the public. The BD500,000 ($1.3 million) project has green spaces covering an overall 8,000-sq-m area in addition to other family-oriented facilities.

  • GCC construction sector posts 30pc growth in 2017


    Despite the recent years’ headwinds that extended from the oil price slump to budget adjustments in many GCC countries, the region witnessed $130 billion of completed projects in 2017 compared to $100 billion last year, said a report.

  • Chicago Pneumatic lands big Jordan order


    Chicago Pneumatic, a global construction equipment manufacturer, said it has secured a major contract for the supply of its Red Rock range of portable air compressors in Jordan.

  • Emaar ranked UAE’s most recommended brand


    Home-grown property developer Emaar has emerged as the most recommended brand among consumers in the UAE, according to the latest brand rankings from YouGov BrandIndex.

  • Saudi Railway to launch Hail operations


    Saudi authorities have announced the official opening of the fourth station on the Northern Railway network at Hail city. The railway network, built at a cost of SR10 billion ($2.7 billion), will start its operations from Sunday.

  • Fluor working with the Kuwait Fund in the UK


    Representatives from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (Kuwait Fund) recently visited the UK office of leading construction and engineering firm Fluor to monitor its ongoing training initiative for Kuwaiti engineers.

  • Azizi breaks ground on mixed-use development in MBR City


    UAE-based Azizi Developments has broken ground on its key mixed-use project, Azizi Victoria, featuring 105 residential buildings, a retail district and two hotels, in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District Seven.

  • GE secures $400m Iraq power project contract

    14 MAJOR SUBSTATIONS
    GE Power said it has been awarded a contract worth over $400 million to develop 14 electric substations in Iraq on a turnkey basis and also supply critical equipment such as transformers and circuit breakers for the project.

  • Masdar opens third big wind farm in UK


    Abu Dhabi future energy company Masdar has inaugurated its third wind farm in the UK, thus bringing the combined power-generating capacity of all three projects to 1 GW, enough to supply clean energy to nearly one million homes.

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