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UAE: Arabtec Holding awarded 352 villas construction contract

Dubai-based Arabtec Holding has won Dubai Properties’ contract to build 352 new villas of its Villanova project in Dubailand. The contract is worth $60.4m “We are delighted that Dubai Properties continue to show confidence in Arabtec Construction through the award of our fifth phase at the Villanova Project, further building on our solid relationships in […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: several new ministers appointed in cabinet mini-reshuffle

Kuwait has conducted a cabinet mini-reshuffle with the appointment of several new ministers including academic Khaled Al-Fadhel as the country’s minister of oil, electricity and water. Besides Al-Fadhel, Prime Minister Shaikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Monday appointed three other new ministers, namely Mariam Al-Aqeel as Minister of State for Economic Affairs; Fahd Al-Rasheedi as Minister […]

December 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: Firms invited to bid for construction of 300 villas

Bahraini Authorities have called on private construction companies to bid for the construction of 300 villas on Island 14 iat Madinat Salman, off the northern coast of the kingdom. According to press reports, the bidders have a preference for Kuwaiti firms. The project is being funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, KFAED, […]

December 25th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: flyadeal makes commitment for 50 Boeing 737 MAX

Saudi local airline Flyadeal has agreed in principle with US plane maker Boeing the purchase of 50 narrowbody jets as it embarks on enhancing domestic growth and launching international flights. Per the agreement, Flyadeal will place orders for 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with options for 20 more for a value of $5.9 billion at […]

December 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince seeks strong ties with FIFA

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed (MbZ) held discussions with Chief of world football governing body Gianni Infantino as he seeks to build strong ties with FIFA and bring his country to play a major role in world football. The meeting between the Crown Prince and Infantino was held on the sidelines of […]

December 24th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: US assailed for inciting demonstrations for political change

Saudi pro-government citizens have taken to Twitter to blast the US in what appears as call for demonstrations to achieve “positive political and social” change in the kingdom finding itself isolated by the American Senate following the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi; a critic of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. In a video sent from the […]

December 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE, Japan firms partner to train Emiratis

UAE-based OPIC (Organization Performance Improvement Company) has inked with The Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) a deal to cooperate in offering Emiratis trainings in fields of Disaster Management, Sustainable Energy and Artificial Intelligence. The two institutions will also work on the continuation and the further development of a High School Student Leadership Program for Emirati […]

December 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Hajj 2019: Iran, KSA reach agreement

Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran have inked a deal that will facilitate the accomplishment of the Islamic Hajj ritual by Iranians next year. The agreement, signed in Saudi Arabia, provides for “better arrangements for the Iranian pilgrims to avoid the problems they faced in previous years.” Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization will open […]

December 20th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

FIFA/Club World Cup: Emirati Al-Ain club knocks River Plate to book spot in final

Al-Ain Tuesday saw off Argentina’s giant River Plate in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup ongoing in the UAE, in penalty shootout, 5-4, to book their place in the final against either Spain’s super club Real Madrid or the Asian champions, Kashima Antlers. Al-Ain club stunned the Copa Libertadores reigning champions with an […]

December 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA cuts defense spending for next year

Saudi Arabia has announced Tuesday a 12-per cent cut in its defense and military 2019 budget in a move that hints at a gradual withdrawal of the kingdom from the Yemen war where it is leading an international coalition. The 2019 budget sanctioned by the Saudi monarch allocates $51 billion to the defense, i.e. 12-per […]

December 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »