Abdulla Al Gurg is group general manager of Easa Saleh Al Gurg (ESAG) Group.
Present challenges aside, UAE developers that concentrate on quality of service and maintenance now will reap significant commercial benefits in the longer term
Dubai’s construction sector must continue to develop transport infrastructure capable of supporting the emirate’s ever-increasing visitor numbers, and not only landlubbers
When used within the context of GCC construction, the term ‘first’ can often be taken with a pinch of salt, but out-of-context favourites continue to serve the region well
Do current trends in the UAE’s construction and real estate markets represent a bellwether for an era of affordability within the country’s residential sector?
People are taking a keen interest in the Middle East’s construction sector at present – a fact evidenced by ConstructionWeekOnline.com’s record-breaking month of traffic
The power of the Gulf’s construction sector lies not only in its ability to take advantage of a positive economic climate, but also in its capacity to adjust to less-than-ideal circumstances
Contractors new to the Qatari market must understand the Gulf state’s contractual and risk structures to reap the benefits of its construction industry
Gulf construction markets will have to look beyond price-sensitivity as China expands its steel production capacities, despite the metal’s bloated global supply
The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince’s strategies might once have been unthinkable for the Kingdom, but Dubai’s success story shows how rapidly change can be effected
Is it possible for Middle East construction companies to offer specificity without leaving themselves exposed to market fluctuations?
Public-private partnerships can facilitate the Middle East’s efforts to adopt district energy platforms, with Dubai well-poised to lead the charge
A collective willingness to break with convention has seen the GCC transform itself into a global powerhouse during recent decades, and that boldness is needed now more than ever.
Dwindling oil prices have slowed down the rate of GCC investments, but the ongoing downtime is an opportunity for construction firms to review their management practices
The Middle East’s high-rise designers cannot afford to become complacent when it comes to safety, but they should also trust the proven expertise that exists within the market
The merits of Oman’s localisation policy are clear to see, but the post-employment protectionism that is taking place in the Sultanate is not benefitting anybody
As GCC governments lead the discussion about climate change in the Middle East, architects and designers can make a difference by mitigating urban heat islands