Construction Industry News

PEIE floats ring road tender at KOM

1st May 2014

The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has floated a tender for the construction of ring road and associated works at Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM). The documents for the tender will be distributed until May 29, 2014 while the last date for submission is June 23, 2014 and the tender will be opened for bids on the same date.[..]

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Land allocated for housing in Madinah

1st May 2014

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has given the Ministry of Housing 8.5 million square meters of land in Madinah to build homes for Saudi citizens, reported Arab News. Prince Mansour bin Miteb, the Minister, and Madinah Governor Prince Faisal bin Salman, have been coordinating the handover.[..]

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Four new British schools worth Dhs.500 Million to open in Dubai

30th April 2014

Four new British curriculum schools worth Dhs.500 million was announced to be opened in Dubai in phases between 2016 to 2019. The schools will be managed by Gabbitas Educational Consultants, one of the UK’s premier independent education consultancies, which also opened of their new offices in Dubai.[..]

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TECOM unveals projects worth Dhs.1 Billion in Dubai

30th April 2014

Dubai's TECOM Business Parks revealed a series of projects worth Dhs.1 billion for the emirate. The projects will include The Butterfly which will consist of two office buildings located in the centre of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City and offer  255,000 square foot of office space, infrastructure, facilities and an outdoor plaza. The Butterfly development is set for completion by end of 2015.[..]

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Developer announced completion of key phase of United Tower in Bahrain

30th April 2014

Bahrain Bay announced the completion of a key phase of its United Tower development. External construction work is complete with the fixing of the last piece of the facade panel, the project developer Co-operation Investment House's managing director Ahmed Al Qaed said as reported by Gulf Daily News.[..]

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ISG wins US$35 Million Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Hotel refurb contract

28th April 2014

UK-based interior fit-out contractor ISG was awarded a US$35 Million contract to refurbish all 393 rooms at Majid Al Futtaim Properties' Kempinski Mall of the Emirates hotel in Dubai. The firm said the work involves upgrading all guest rooms, suites, ski chalets (next to Ski Dubai), meeting rooms, gym and spa. The contract, ISG's biggest hotels project in Dubai to date, also involves an upgrade of the hotel's exterior.[..]

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Dubai to complete all Expo 2020 on-site construction by October 2019

28th April 2014

As per the updated progress report by the authorities, the Expo 2020 master plan remains on track. Plans have been drafted with a target date for all major construction activities to be completed on site by October 2019, allowing for a full year of readiness testing across networks, systems and technologies.[..]

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