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Saudi Arabia must boost 'green housing'

Saudi Arabia must focus on building cheap and environmentally-friendly houses using concrete and wooden materials for the ever-increasing population in capital Riyadh, said an expert. According to World Bank (WB) figures, the popu

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Diplomat in Bahrain backs call to segregate labourers

An Asian diplomat has backed calls to segregate labourers from the rest of the community, but only if they are provided with ‘proper’ and ‘secure’ accommodation. Bangladesh Embassy minister Mehdi Hasan said

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UAE inflation jumps 3.7pc in January

Consumer inflation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  jumped 3.7pc in January compared to the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics figures. It's the highest rate of inflation since 2009.

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Arabtec to start work on Egypt housing project

UAE-based builder Arabtec will start signing up Egyptian companies for its ambitious residential project that will see the development of one million housing units across the country, said a report. The work on the first phase of

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Qatar to invest $12bn in big housing projects

Qatar is set to spend a whopping $12.5 billion to create adequate housing stocks to cater to the growing population ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, said a report. The sum, to be spent over the next seven years, will also cover t

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Chilled energy supply 'key to UAE housing projects'

While growing stability in the UAE real estate market heralds a new phase of maturity – less heated buying and selling, and more balance between supply and demand – there are a number of factors that need to improve to help owners an

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Bahrain villa owners seek damages after pipeline blaze

Villa owners at a luxury housing development in Bahrain are demanding compensation after their properties and cars were coated with dark stains following a gas pipeline blaze last week. The Riffa Views Home Owners Association says

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Kuwait eyes metro, housing in $116bn plan

Kuwait is planning the construction of 45,000 housing units, a metro system, a railway network and a large number of mega oil projects, including a new refinery as part of a five-year KD34.15 billion ($116 billion) spend, a report said.

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Chinese 3D printing firm wins big Egypt housing order

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering, a China-based company behind the 3D printing house technology, has clinched a major 20,000-unit order from Egypt government, said a top official. These houses are made using an exclusive print

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Saudi firms plan thousands of staff homes in Jubail

A number of major Saudi companies are planning to construct thousands of residential units for their employees in Jubail Industrial City, a report said. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) is preparing to build 8,000

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