Dubai - The Gulf region's best projects have been announced with the UAE leading the pack followed by Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

The UAE had the most regional winners with seven, followed by Oman with four. Saudi and Bahrain had three winners each, while Kuwait had one regional awardee, according to 2019 Meed Projects Awards.

Among the regional winners from the UAE were Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (GCC Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year), Bluewaters Mosque (GCC Small Project of the Year), Improvement of Mafraq to Al Ghweifat Border Post Highway - Section 4A from Himeem Interchange to Abu Al Abyad (GCC Road Project of the Year), Sheikh Shakbout Medical City (GCC Healthcare Project of the Year), Offices 4 and Offices 5, One Central (GCC Commercial Project of the Year), Khalifa University (GCC Education Project of the Year) and Dubai American Academy (Innovation Medal, sponsored by China State Construction).

In Oman, the projects were Diyar Al Salam (GCC Residential Project of the Year), Suhar Refinery Improvement Project (GCC Oil and Gas Project of the Year),Salalah II Power Project (GCC Power Generation Project of the Year) and Muscat International Airport (Mega Project of the Year).

From Bahrain, the projects which gained regional recognition was Madinat Salman Sewage Treatment Works, Long Sea Outfall & Irrigation Network which received received the GCC Water Project of the Year, GCC Engineering Project of the Year and the Sustainability Medal (sponsored by China State Construction).

Kuwait's regional winner was The Ministry of Education Headquarters Project which received the GCC Social, Culture and Heritage of the Year award.

Special awards were also given to Maher Habanjar, Senior Director of the Water & Environment Division at Khatib & Alami, (Engineer of the Year),The Founder's Memorial (Meed Editor's Award for Special Achievement) and Al Karamah School, Abu Dhabi (Meed Editor's Award for Contribution to Community).

"The GCC is home to some of the world's most high-profile projects, known worldwide not just for their engineering and construction brilliance but also for being beacons of the region's economic progress. We are delighted to honour their commitment to the highest quality standards for projects excellence," said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, Meed.

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