Al-Murooj project takes shape

18 January 2002

Up to 10 contractors have been prequalified to bid by 26 January for the largest package on the proposed Al-Murooj commercial and residential complex development in Dubai. Estimated to be worth AED 150 million ($41 million), the contract will cover the sub- and superstructure works. The estimated AED 300 million ($82 million) development will be located at the northeast corner of the defence roundabout close to the Sheikh Zayed highway (UAE, MEED Special report, 23:11:01, page 45).

The project centres on the construction of four towers, each of 12 storeys, over a total area of about 150,000 square metres. It will also entail the construction of a 14-storey, three-star hotel of 220 rooms with a total built-up area of about 40,000 square metres, a department store over a total area of about 4,200 square metres, underground parking and restaurants.

The 18-24-month project will be implemented in at least five packages. The local Middle East Foundations is carrying out the piling works on the proposed scheme. The other packages will include the mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, landscaping, fittings and finishes, and related facilities.

The consultant is the local Architecture & Engineering Consultants; the US' Hill International is the project manager. The client is Dubai International Real Estate Company.

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