The AED334m contract involves the supply, installation, testing, commissioning and handover of MEP work for the hotel. The project consists of three separate eight-floor buildings constructed over a common basement and will include a 360-room five-star hotel and two residential buildings. The scope of work extends to the pools and associated landscaping and will be completed by 2016.
Khaldoun Tabari, CEO and vice-chairman of Drake & Scull International said: “The UAE real estate is viewed as a barometer for the state of the region’s construction sector and we are pleased to note the resilience shown by the real estate industry and the determination of the UAE’s government to sustain the investment into critical infrastructure that is required to meet the needs of the growing population, as well as the upcoming Expo 2020.
Ahmad Al Naser, managing director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: “The MEP contract for the mixed use development is an important win for DSE as it is a very prestigious and iconic addition to the world famous Palm Jumeirah landscape.”