Category Archives: Transportation

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

6 of Iran’s Most Beautiful Bridges, Old and New

6 of Iran’s Most Beautiful Bridges, Old and New

Bridges are a very symbolic and effective form of infrastructure. They represent connection, progress, and accessibility. The Middle East has a number of remarkable bridges, but Iran has truly set itself apart with the design and multitude of its bridges within the confines of a small country. In the Iranian city of Isfahan alone, 11… Continue Reading

5 Ways Qatar Is Preparing for the World Cup of a Lifetime

5 Ways Qatar Is Preparing for the World Cup of a Lifetime

In 2010, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup would be held in Qatar. Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is the world’s largest single-sport competition. Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the event. The opportunity to host the FIFA World… Continue Reading

A Look at 5 Airport Growth Projects in the Gulf

A Look at 5 Airport Growth Projects in the Gulf

Gulf countries have a reputation for having excellent, far-reaching airlines. Emirates Airlines, owned by the Dubai government, is the most commonly-used airline by international travelers. The location of the Gulf States facilitates their dominance in air transportation. Billions of people live within a day flight of this part of the world. Whether travelers are flying… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about 5 Massive Saudi Arabian Transportation Projects

What You Need to Know about 5 Massive Saudi Arabian Transportation Projects

Saudi Arabia boasts one of the largest construction sectors in all of the Middle East, with more than $40 billion currently dedicated to infrastructure projects alone. Among these are initiatives to improve and expand existing rail lines, as well as create new ones, to better connect people and move commodities. These projects hold promise for… Continue Reading