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Dubai public transport rider numbers top 500m

The public transport means of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have lifted 531.350 million riders in 2014 compared to 440.672 million riders in 2013. The average daily ridership of public transport means in Dubai which

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Experts discuss GCC rail development strategy

High-ranking officials from the transport and communications sector in the GCC, discussed key strategies related to the development of rail and metro projects in the region at an industry summit in Muscat, Oman. They also addresse

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GCC railway project focus for summit

The GCC Railway Project - a multi-billion-dollar, 2,177-km line linking GCC countries from Kuwait to Oman - will be on the agenda for a major conference set to take place next month in Muscat, Oman. The first-ever GCC Railway and

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German retailer Metro in talks to buy rival

German retail giant Metro AG which owns the Kaufhof chain of department stores, on Saturday said it had held exploratory talks about purchasing rival Karstadt, adding it was not aggressively pursuing a deal. "We held loose ta

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Mena spends $300bn on railways and metros

Rail and metro projects worth a total of $300 billion are under way or being planned in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, said an expert at a key industry summit held in Dubai, UAE. Saudi Arabia has the largest rail

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Dubai's RTA wins special award for rail work

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) received a special award at the annual Meed Mena Rail & Metro Summit held last night in Dubai, UAE, in recognition of the contribution it has made to the development of passenger rail travel

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$200bn rail bonanza under way in Mena

Every country in the Mena region has announced rail or metro plans and in total there are more than $200 billion worth of rail and metro projects either planned or under way in the Middle East, said a specialist transport consultant.

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Saudi Arabia implementing 80 megaprojects

More than 80 megaprojects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest megaproject market by a wide m

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Saudi Arabia implementing 80 megaprojects

More than 80 megaprojects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest megaproject market by a wide m

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80 mega-projects coming up in Saudi Arabia

More than 80 mega-projects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest mega-project market by a wide

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