Saudi Arabia’s Mecca metro project delayed by financial restructuring

A US$16.5 billion metro railway project planned for Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca has been delayed so that its financing can be restructured,...

Mohamed bin Zayed views ‘The Surface Transport Master Plan 2030’

H. H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of...

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),...

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.

Abu Dhabi expands paid parking areas

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced today the upcoming implementation of Mawaqif parking management in three new sectors in Al Jazira and Abu Dhabi Police Area. Sectors “E22, 23, 24 & W24”, managing 1,691 parking spaces in the area starting from Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Makkah crane crash operators lacked basic skills

Human error was allegedly to blame for the crane that fell and killed more than 100 people in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj...

Egyptian Court Blocks Plan to Transfer Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Monday upheld a ruling that said the government cannot transfer control of two key Red Sea islands to...

Abu Dhabi expands paid parking areas

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced today the upcoming implementation of Mawaqif parking management in three new sectors in Al Jazira and Abu Dhabi Police Area. Sectors “E22, 23, 24 & W24”, managing 1,691 parking spaces in the area starting from Sunday, July 8, 2012.

First metro line to link downtown Abu Dhabi

MEED reported that Abu Dhabi's first metro lines will connect the city's downtown areas with the international airport. As per report in April, the project's...
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