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
It may not be plain sailing for the Sultanate’s construction sector at present, but if the Construction Week Oman Awards are anything to go by, the long-term future looks bright
Dubai’s public-private partnership (PPP) law is likely to accelerate investment opportunities in the Emirate, say legal experts from Diaz, Reus & Targ
If the GCC intends to replace the mighty petrodollar with tourism revenues in its post-oil economy, it must build hotels that cater to the full spectrum of hospitality-related demand
As disputes increase in the GCC’s construction market, contractors will have to implement diligent record-keeping policies to file successful claims
GCC construction outfits would benefit from a round of introspection to improve their operations and trustworthiness in challenging economic conditions
As the Middle East’s construction sector pushes forward with its collective belt tightening, generalist hires are becoming increasingly sought after
Before initiating proceedings, parties are advised to consider a number of practical and legal issues, including the method of enforcing both domestic and foreign arbitral awards in the preferred State
As crippling market conditions threaten GCC economies, developers have the opportunity to pilot the future of regional cities if they revisit Dubai’s history
The construction sector can ensure the safety and security of GCC residents by enlisting the services of consultants during the earliest stages of development
As regional leaders begin to prepare their economies for the post-oil era, the Middle East’s construction sector is carving its own path to a sustainable future
What are the conditions governing treatment of a nominated subcontractor, given that the client can determine an agreed price and scope of work?