Category Archives: Business

A Look at the Remarkable Growth of Egypt’s Energy Infrastructure

A Look at the Remarkable Growth of Egypt’s Energy Infrastructure

Several years ago, Egypt experienced a terrible energy crisis. In 2013, for example, the country only produced 24,000 megawatts of electricity—much less than the 29,000 megawatts it needed. In 2014, the demand for power dwarfed supply by more than 15 percent, leading to nationwide blackouts lasting multiple hours several times a day. Not only did… Continue Reading

5 Remarkably Sustainable Buildings in the MENA Region

5 Remarkably Sustainable Buildings in the MENA Region

Infrastructure in the MENA region has taken a sustainable turn in recent decades. Green buildings have become a priority for both developers and the public, as is evidenced by these five energy-efficient and sustainable structures. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia’s capital… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about the World’s Largest Oil Fields

What You Need to Know about the World’s Largest Oil Fields

Countries in the Middle East accounted for more than a quarter of the world’s oil production in 2014. The world’s biggest offshore oil field is operated by Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company, and the world’s second-largest is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Here is what you need to know about the… Continue Reading

4 of the Top Clean Energy Projects in the MENA Region

4 of the Top Clean Energy Projects in the MENA Region

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are investing heavily in renewable energy infrastructure projects to harness the power of the sun and wind. Some of the largest investments are in solar energy parks. Here are four of the region’s most ambitious solar energy projects: 1. Noor 1, Morocco Noor 1 is… Continue Reading

6 of the Most Impressive Ports in the Middle East

6 of the Most Impressive Ports in the Middle East

Cargo ports are a vital type of infrastructure because they connect a country to the rest of the world and allow for import and export of cargo via ships. Container ships are measured by their Twenty Foot Equivalent Units, or TEUs. A ship’s TEU indicates how many 6-meter containers it can carry. This standardized unit… Continue Reading

5 of the Most Amazing Hospitals in the Middle East

5 of the Most Amazing Hospitals in the Middle East

Hospitals and medical research centers are the most important kinds of infrastructure for any community. The buildings, both public and private, demonstrate a country’s commitment to taking care of its citizens. In the Middle East, there are a number of ongoing and completed medical projects. Here are a few of the most notable ones. Jaber… Continue Reading

6 Malls in the MENA Region That Will Amaze You

6 Malls in the MENA Region That Will Amaze You

While the term “infrastructure” often brings to mind roads and bridges, it actually refers to a broad category that includes a number of subgroups. One might be surprised to learn that malls—all shopping centers and stores, in fact—qualify as infrastructure in the category of commercial facilities. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has… Continue Reading