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Buying a home is a dream for many, however the financial commitment can be daunting (Shutterstock).
September 18, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
That “dream” home can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re constantly struggling to make payments on it.

August 31, 2014

With a population of 1.8 million, Gaza is a densely populated coastal strip of urban warrens and agricultural land that still bears the scars of previous rounds of fighting.
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Any effort to rebuild Gaza will be hindered by a blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007

August 28, 2014

Dubai Expo 2020 is expected to host up to 300,000 visitors during peak time (Image: Khaleej Times)
06:58 GMT

Planning for Dubai Expo 2020 has entered the next phase, organizers said in a statement Wednesday.

August 27, 2014

Residential rents dropped by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2014 (File/AFP)
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Dubai residential rents have dropped slightly in the first half of 2014 by 2.0 percent according to a recent report from the Phidar's House Price Index.

Construction represents an increasing share of overall gross domestic product (GDP)
11:55 GMT

The construction sector grew 2% while the cost of key materials including cement, ready mixed concrete, and reinforcement steel grew over 6% in the last quarter,

AKOYA Oxygen
08:04 GMT
(press release)

One of Dubai’s leading luxury developers, DAMAC Properties, has brought forward the second release of units at its latest master development, AKOYA Oxygen, following ‘unprecedented’ customer demand.

The project is due to be completed in late 2015 (Image: Tecom Investments)
07:50 GMT

Tecom Investments launched a new 440-villa project close to its DuBiotech business park in Dubai, due for completion in Q4, 2015, according to the National.

August 26, 2014

A construction site in Beirut displays a huge banner for a building, August 12, 2013 (File/AFP)
09:31 GMT

Figures for construction permits being issued in Beirut dropped slightly by 0.2 percent in 2014. Numbers varied for other cities and towns across Lebanon.

Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Mott MacDonald are a few of the firms to win contracts (File/AFP)
06:52 GMT

The UK's top construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth $1.65 billion to build roads, hotels, museum projects and drainage networks for World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

August 25, 2014

The Specialist Services deal follows a previous project triumph for the same development by Leighton Offshore (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

Dubai's Specialist Services won a contract from Petrofac to build local equipment and control rooms for its Island Surface Facilities Project.

Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing
09:42 GMT
(press release)

TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing, has announced the recent joint venture project handover of the fully completed The Haven Lakeside Residences.

Around 607 apartments will be leased out at the Gate Towers development on Al Reem Island (Image: Urbanarches)
08:41 GMT

Abu Dhabi's leading property development company, Aldar Properties, secured a bulk deal to lease 607 apartments to hospital employees working for a medical clinic.

August 20, 2014

“The market is finally showing real signs of recovery and prospective growth suggesting that the construction market will remain strong this year,” he added.
19:55 GMT

Megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend is boosting the market, says new report.

AKOYA Oxygen
06:11 GMT
(press release)

Following the success of AKOYA by DAMAC launched last year, DAMAC Properties announced today the introduction of a second master development in Dubailand, set to be the largest in the area.

Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing
05:55 GMT
(press release)

The role of advanced ‘smart’ concepts such as ‘Big Data’ and ‘Cloud Computing’ in the development of genuinely ‘smart cities’ will be extensively covered through discussions and exhibitions at the Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 expo.

Under the scheme, stranded workers can seek a job with employers whose job opportunities match their profession.
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Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said that the new arrangement was aimed at protecting the interests of both sponsors and workers during their contractual period of employmen