Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has invited companies to prequalify for a hotel project on Sir Bani Yas Island in the west of the emirate.

The contract entails building a three- to four-star hotel on a 110,000 square-metre beach-front plot under a 30-year land lease. The minimum acceptable bid for leasing the land will be AED1m ($272,000) a year.

Sir Bani Yas Island has private airport access, port/marina facilities and an Arabian wildlife park.

Bids for prequalification are due on 9 June.

In April, TDIC invited contractors to prequalify for a deal involving the construction of a hotel development in the emirate’s Western Region.

The scheme includes a four-star hotel offering 100 rooms, a souk with retail units and restaurants, ten standalone lounges and staff accommodation.

The main contract works include concrete substructure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works, interior fit-out works and external works with swimming pools and landscaping.

TDIC is currently evaluating bids for the deal to build the Zayed National Museum on Saadiyat Island. It received bids in November last year for the contract.