Friday 27 November 2015

Football pitch and coffee shop planned in Bahrain’s Galali

A new football pitch and coffee shop have been planned on vacant land in Galali, Muharraq. The Muharraq Municipal Council has proposed the project to the private landowner, who has agreed to fund the initiative, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Zahid Group, OCS launch new FM venture in Saudi Arabia

OCS Arabia, a facilities management joint venture established between Saudi‐based Zahid Group and UK‐based OCS Group, has officially launched its operations in Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in King Abdullah Economic City with branches in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, OCS Arabia delive


Nakheel in deal for St. Regis hotel on Palm Jumeirah

Dubai master developer Nakheel has signed a management agreement with the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to operate a new St. Regis property in Dubai. Set to open in 2018, The St. Regis Dubai - The Palm will be a part of Palm Tower, Nakheel’s 52-storey luxury mixed


Al Hamra wins top awards at Arabian Property Awards

Al Hamra Real Estate Development, a leading developer based in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has won six awards at the Arabian Property Awards 2015, held recently in Dubai. The Ras Al Khaimah group won the award in the ‘Hotel Architecture’ category for its five-star luxury, be


Dubai Parks and Resorts in big leasing success

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination coming up on a 16 million sq ft area in the UAE, said it has leased out almost 50 per cent of the retail units to some of the biggest global brands ahead of its launch in October 2016. Dubai Parks and R


Abu Dhabi readies capital projects plan

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) is moving forward with an initiative to create capital projects plan for the Al Gharbia and Al Ain regions in order to ensure that the objectives for the future of the emirate are met. The move builds on the UPC's strong track record


Wood Group wins Iraq project management deal

Wood Group, an international energy services company, said one of its subsidiaries has won a new contract worth $90 million to provide project management services for an onshore facility in Iraq. Under the three-year contract, Wood Group PSN will deliver key services to one of th


DC Pro highlights green tech for HVAC industry

DC Pro Engineering UAE, a leading global authority in district energy, has urged the GCC’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry to adopt new technologies that address energy efficiency and environmental concerns. Speaking during a Sustainability Worksho


ME-Canada group wins $7bn Australian power bid

A group of Australian, Canadian and Middle Eastern firms will pay A$10.3 billion ($7.5 billion) for an Australian electricity network as part of the country's biggest privatisation programme, beating a Chinese government bidder. The group, led by Australia's Hastings Fund


Iran, Russia sign $1.27bn railway line deal

Iran and Russia have signed an €1.2 billion ($1.27 billion) to electrify a train line, linking north-central Iran to the northeastern border with Turkmenistan, according to a report.     The agreement signed between Russian Railways and Iran Railways (

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