Phase I of Abu Dhabi’s rail network to be ready in...

According to the Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan, the city will have its trams and metro systems ready for use in 2015.       The plan...




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...




Saudi Arabia’s strict religious rules cost its economy tens of billions every year

When I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia as a lawyer from 2010 to 2012, I spent a lot of time waiting outside restaurants. Not...

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.

15 consortia vie for Mecca metro contracts

On January 20 the Riyadh-based Arab Daily newspaper quoted the Mayor of Mecca and chair of the executive committee of the city's public transport company Dr Osama Al-Barr as saying that 15 national and international consortia had submitted documents to qualify for contracts on the Riyals 25.5bn ($US 6.8bn) project.


mamemo productions: DOT STMP 2030 Launch

Inspired by the vastness of the desert, mamemo productions created a stunning launch event of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transports ambitious Surface Transport Master Plan. The entire venue was washed in white, from the floor-to-ceiling curtains, the acrylic flooring and the sleek furnishings.