Ventures ONSITE News Exclusives

UAE Mid day Work Ban to begin June 15

6th June 2014

Author: Ventures ONSITE

The mandatory mid day break for UAE laborers who work in the sun by the Ministry of  Labor will be enforced from June 15, according to a statement released by the Ministry. The ban will be enforced during the peak summer months up to September 15 and would require companies to give laborers working [..]

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Qatar, Algeria among new oil and gas discoveries by OAPEC in the region

Qatar, Algeria among new oil and gas discoveries by OAPEC in the region

6th June 2014

Author: Ventures ONSITE

The Organizations of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) has recently unveiled a huge number of prominent hydocarbon discoveries made in the region over last year. These include 34 new oil wells and 10 new natural gas discoveries. Algeria with is Hassi Messaaoud region spouting a new well est [..]

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Domestic Tourism Boosts Hotel Occupancy in KSA

6th June 2014

Author: Ventures ONSITE

According to a Report by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, an increase in the tourism infrastructure across the Kingdom, there has been a massive onset of tourists to the tune of 4.8 million passengers between 2012 and 2013. This in turn has triggered a growth in hotel investments an [..]

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Sharjah titled Islamic Culture Capital of Arab Region 2014

Sharjah titled Islamic Culture Capital of Arab Region 2014

13th January 2014

Author: Ventures ONSITE

In a recent exclusive interview with Gulf News, Shaikh Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi, Head of Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital Executive Committee and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Centre, stated that new projects are set to transform the emirate of Sharjah as it takes the title of Islamic Culture Capit [..]

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Kyra van den Berg on Oman Construction Summit 2014

Kyra van den Berg on Oman Construction Summit 2014

4th January 2014

Author: Ventures ONSITE

Kyra van den Berg, Divisional Marketing Director at IQPC Middle East, the organizers of Oman Construction Summit talks to Ventures Onsite about the upcoming Oman Construction Summit 2014 event (http://www.omanconstructionsummit.com) scheduled to take place from 26-29 January 2014 in Crowne Plaza Mu [..]

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Major Ongoing and Planned Building Projects in Qatar

11th November 2013

Author: Ventures ONSITE

Qatar Building project sector has witnessed contractor award of over US$8.5 billion in the period from January to October 2013. The same period also witnessed announcement of many new projects including few very high valued projects. A list of major building construction projects which are currently [..]

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School Construction Projects in Abu Dhabi

School Construction Projects in Abu Dhabi

22nd October 2013

Author: Ventures ONSITE

Construction of educational facilities, especially schools was one area of construction where there has been increased activity in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the recent years. The Future schools program by Abu Dhabi Education Council together with entry of international and new school operators esp [..]

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Major Building Construction Projects in Oman

Major Building Construction Projects in Oman

20th October 2013

Author: Ventures ONSITE

In addition to the airports, hotels, convention centre projects which are keeping the Oman building construction players busy, the country’s building construction sector received a fresh momentum with the announcement of the plan to construct the country’s largest retail, leisure and entertainment d [..]

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Major Ongoing and Planned Airport Projects in the Middle East

Major Ongoing and Planned Airport Projects in the Middle East

13th October 2013

Author: Ventures ONSITE

According to a study published for the Airport Show 2013, the GCC airports are expected to handle as much as 250 million passengers by 2020, while Dubai is set to become the world’s busiest airport by 2015. It is also estimated that Middle East will have the third-fastest passenger growth rate of 6. [..]

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