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Dubai invites bids for metro line extension

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited  expressions of interest from major companies and consortiums for the construction of a metro line connecting the existing Red Line on Sheikh Zayed Road from Nakheel Harbour and To

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Egis-Systra win Saudi metro consultancy deal

A consortium of leading international engineering groups Egis and Systra has been awarded a contract by Saudi authorities to carry out the design studies of the proposed 95km three-line metro network in Madinah. The contract relat

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5-member consortium wins systems deal for Doha Metro

A five-member consortium has received a ‘Letter of Conditional Acceptance’ from the Qatar Railways Company for a systems package of the Doha Metro, the first metro system to be constructed in Qatar. The consortium cons

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Dubai's Lotus Downtown Metro wins two awards

Lotus Downtown Metro Hotel Apartments, a leading hospitality property in Dubai, UAE, was awarded “Best Luxury Serviced Apartments” and “Best Luxury Lodge” at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held in South Africa last year.

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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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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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