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Saudi Aramco receives 11 bids for new stadiums

Saudi Aramco receives 11 bids for new stadiums

4th November 2014

Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, has received bids from nine pre-selected groups to build 11 stadiums across the Kingdom in a project worth US$ 4.4 billion, said a news report. KhalifaStadiumExterior

Aramco has been ordered by Saudi monarch King Abdullah to build these stadiums at Madinah, Eastern Province, Northern Border Province, Hail, Tabuk, Al-Jouf, Baha, Najran, Jazan, Asir and Qassim. The estimated cost for each stadium is nearly US$ 400 million, as per reports on the Saudi Gazette.[..]

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Dubai aims to bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games

Dubai aims to bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games

7th August 2014

Dubai's head of sports told Xinhua news agency that Dubai is aiming to bid to host the Olympics Games within the next eight years."Hosting the Olympics is a dream. We hope to submit such a bid within the next eight years, God willing," Ali Omar, the director of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), confirmed that submitting an application to host the world’s biggest sporting event was still on the cards.[..]

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