Job cuts on the rise in Dubai – Gulfnews

January 18, 2009,AEST

Gulfnews reports “WS Atkins, a leading British engineering consultancy firm, have laid off 170 professionals, bringing the total number of redundancies in Dubai to well over 3,200. Around 35 people had also been sacked from WSP and 15 from the | Read More

Burj Dubai maintains record ascent – Saudi Gazette

January 10, 2009,AEST

Saudi Gazette reports “Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties, set several global milestones in high-rise construction in 2008, an epoch-making year for the tower. On course to open in 2009, Burj Dubai has reached a record | Read More

Bahrain Bay infrastructure work nears completion

December 2, 2008,AEST

Trade Arabia reports “Bahrain Bay Development, the $2.5 billion landmark waterfront community located in the heart of Manama, said the infrastructure work in the development was nearing completion. As a developer committed to implementing world-leading best practice, Bahrain Bay offers | Read More

Leighton JV wins $USD2.4 bln UAE construction deal

November 27, 2008,AEST

The Al Habtoor Leighton Group has signed a letter of intent for the AED 8.85 billion (USD$2.4 billion) Dubai Pearl mixed-use development for Pearl Dubai FZ LLC. The project involves the construction of an integrated city overlooking the Palm Jumeirah | Read More

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