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Sheikh Mohammed arrives in Saudi Arabia for GCC Summit

Gulf unity will be in focus as the six-member council convenes.

Riyadh Metro naming rights auction raises $278m

Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) has announced that it has raised over SR1 billion ($278 million) from its station naming rights auction for the Riyadh...

Saudi Arabia revises plan to overhaul gov’t, economy by 2020

Saudi Arabia has quietly revised its plan to overhaul its government and economy by 2020, lowering some targets as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...

Saudi Arabia’s $500bn NEOM project ‘progressing well’, says CEO

Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion NEOM project is progressing steadily, according to its CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr. The mega project being built on the Red Sea coast,...

UAE and Saudi Arabia lead GCC rail, metro construction schemes

Road congestion is a serious problem in the world’s biggest cities, and the Middle East is no exception. For instance, Dubai’s motorists spent an average of...

French train builder conducts tests to pilot Riyadh Metro

French Train Builder Alstom has announced initial tests to determine the efficacy of Riyadh’s railway system before the metro system commences commercial operations are...

Exclusive: Siemens eyes role in development of Saudi Arabia’s $500bn Neom...

Siemens, Germany’s industrial giant, is in talks with Saudi Arabia for a role in the development of Neom, the $500bn special economic zone announced...

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive, state media reported late Tuesday, citing a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,...

Terex to supply 20 dumpers for Riyadh Metro project

Global construction solutions provider Terex has secured a major deal to supply site dumpers for the Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia.

The UITP MENA Congress and Exhibition 2014 is expected to attract...

“In 2007 Dubai started preparations for hosting UITP’s World Congress & Exhibition and in 2009, decision was made and Dubai competed with Australia and Singapore to win the privilege of hosting the World Congress in Dubai, which was first time in the 125 years of history of UITP to host the World Congress outside Europe and especially in the Arab world and the MENA region,” according to Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Board Member of RTA.