Confidence appears to be returning to the Middle East’s construction community, not only in spite of market challenges but also, perhaps, because of them
Exclusivity agreements may be common in the Middle East, but it’s important that all stakeholders consider the potential legal ramifications of such deals
In today’s difficult market conditions, it is absolutely essential for employers to retain their best employees by keeping them motivated to produce top-quality work
Design is all about solving problems and creating energy efficient buildings and communities, which will drive us towards a better and greener future.
In the wake of redundancies, the slew of rental options has resulted in landlords offering incentives to entice tenants to their buildings
As fires continue to engulf structures across the UAE, such accidents bring into question the safety practices and measures that are adopted during the construction of local projects
Corporate social responsibility is continuing to thrive in the Middle East’s construction sector, with a diverse range of small- and large-scale initiatives that should be encouraged
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