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Interview: Aldar chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori

Interview: Aldar chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori

Just 12 months after the UAE’s biggest ever merger, Aldar is back in the profits, back launching projects and has managed to clean up its balance sheet. Chairman Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori tells Arabian Business how the Abu Dhabi developer completed one...

Rags to riches: Moafaq Al Gaddah

Rags to riches: Moafaq Al Gaddah

The owner and chairman of the MAG Group, Moafaq Al Gaddah, talks about his tough rise to the top, and why the Dubai property story still has a long way to run

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Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

By far the largest shopping centre currently under development in Qatar, Doha Festival City is likely to become the country’s first true ‘destination mall’. Kareem Shamma, chief executive of the centre, says the retail market is hotting up nicely

Big in Bahrain

Big in Bahrain

Mannil Thomas Mathews, director and CEO of Almoayyed Contracting Group, explains how his company’s MEP division has become a major player in the Bahraini market and why other GCC markets are now in its sights

Digging deep: Hill International

Digging deep: Hill International

Hill International, one of America’s largest project management firms, has secured an enviable pipeline of work in the Middle East. Company founder Irvin Richter, together with his son David, who will take over as CEO later this year, says the opportunities...

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First past the post

First past the post

As the first major government-backed project to be launched since 2007, the Saraya Bandar Jissah resort project near Muscat will be a true litmus test for how well Oman’s real estate market has recovered from the 2008 downturn. CEO Sheikh Hamood Bin Sultan...

Eastern promise

Eastern promise

One of China’s biggest construction companies has the resources to draft thousands of workers onto projects - and to withdraw them even more quickly when required. CSCEC Middle East CEO Yu Tao talks to Michael Fahy about building a $4bn project pipeline...

Stable condition

Stable condition

A year after his appointment Mohammad Al-Mojil Group's CEO Stewart Macphail tells Michael Fahy that after a difficult few years his company is now in ‘recovery’ mode

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Built to last

Built to last

One year after paying off its $1bn sukuk, Saudi Arabia’s biggest listed developer is preparing to cash in on the kingdom’s housing boom. In an exclusive interview, Yousef Al Shelash, the founder and chairman of Dar Al Arkan, talks diversification, financing...

Built to last

Built to last

Mohammed Al Rais took the helm of global project management giant Hill International’s regional operations in 2010. With the Middle East accounting for 42% of global consulting fees in Q1, he says the outfit is set for a strong 2013

Huge construction opportunity in Iraq. But at what price?

Huge construction opportunity in Iraq. But at what price?

Dr Saleh Muhammed al-Mutlaq, Iraq’s deputy prime minister responsible for reconstruction, talks about his country’s need for foreign construction expertise

'Give it to Bill'

'Give it to Bill'

William Haddad is chairman of the Mechanical & Civil Engineering Contractors Co, which he started 45 years ago

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