The UAE topped the region with eight GCC award winners in the MEED Quality Awards for projects, followed by Qatar with five, and Kuwait and Saudi Arabia with three each, while Bahrain and Oman each had one regional winner.
The GCC winners were announced at a ceremony held in Dubai.
The UAE’s eight-trophy haul includes Dubai Airport’s T1-CD Automated People Mover Project entered by Bombardier Transportation which was awarded the Besix GCC Innovation Project of the Year trophy.
The Roads and Transport Authority’s, RTA, Dubai Water Canal Project entered by Parsons won the GCC Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year award.
Another RTA scheme, the Etihad Museum Project, nominated by ASGC, received the GCC Building Project of the Year trophy, while Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central Phase 1, The Offices 1 Project entered by Al-Futtaim Carillion won GCC Commercial Project of the Year.
Meraas Holding’s City Walk Phase 2 Retail Development Project, submitted by Al-Futtaim Carillion, was recognised as GCC Retail Project of the Year. The City Walk Project, a joint award nomination by Parsons, Arcadis, WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff in conjunction with Meraas Development, was awarded the GCC Mixed-use Project of the Year trophy.
Other UAE winners were Chef Middle East’s HQ and Food Cold Storage, Production and Distribution Facility Project, entered by McLaren Construction, which received the GCC Small Project of the Year award. The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, Phase 3 Project nominated by Dewan Architects & Engineers was voted the GCC Education Project of the Year.
The 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects recognised a total of 21 outstanding projects throughout the region, in addition to the Supplier of the Year award given to Almajdouie Logistics Company.