Saudi Arabia: UAE and Makkah lead ME new hotel room supply

Hotel construction activity in the Middle East continues to gain momentum despite a slowdown in the hospitality industry across the region with Dubai and...




Saudi Arabia kick-starts $50bn renewable energy plan

Saudi Arabia has invited investors to submit requests to qualify for the first round of its $30-$50 billion National Renewable Energy Programme by March...

Foster’s showcases Mecca hotel proposals

Practice says luxury development inspired by traditional Arab architecture Foster & Partners has revealed images of its competition-winning proposals for a luxury hotel and serviced-apartment...

Saudi Binladin seeks extension on SAR10 billion Grand Mosque financing

Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) is negotiating with banks an extension of up to two years on a 10 billion riyal ($2.7 billion) Islamic credit...




Middle East rail to undergo major alteration

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a major metamorphosis. It is expected and is expected to infuse $45bn in establishing a railway network across the region which includes projects like the Saudi Landbridge, North-South Railway Line, Haramain High Speed Rail, GCC Rail, Riyadh Light Railway, and Makkah Metro.

ASELSAN to operate in Saudi Arabia

In partnership with Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA DST), Turkey's ASELSAN (Military Electronics Industries) have established SADEC LLC (Saudi Defense Electronics Company),...

Timetable in place for Abu Dhabi transport plan

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has revealed a provisional timetable by which its surface transport master plan will be implemented. Under the timetable,...


Construction of 70,833 housing units to start soon in Makkah region

The Makkah region has announced the implementation of residential projects on the first day of the new Gregorian year. Sultan Al Dosari, spokesman of Makkah region, said that the pace of work is accelerating to build 70,833 units by the Ministry of Housing or secretariats of regions.