Local developer Aldar Properties has invited groups to prequalify for a contract to build a water park on Yas island.
The prequalification process has been initiated and construction work is due to start in July 2010.
UK-based Atkins has been appointed as the consultant for the 16.4 hectare water park project.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.
The 29,642 square metre retail outlet will be Ikea’s largest store in the Middle East. It will have a total sales area of 18,100 sq m, a 2,100 sq m restaurant with 600 seats, and a parking structure with 1,563 parking spaces.