Contractors are preparing to submit commercial bids for the contract to build an indoor arena on Yas Island on 16 April.
The project developer, Abu Dhabi-based developer Miral, has received technical bids from contractors for the work. The bidders are understood to include: Bam of the Netherlands, the local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi, and the local/European Ed Zueblin.
The project involves building an arena with about 15,000 seats that will be used to host events in a temperature controlled environment.
The lead consultant is Canadas WSP PB and the architect is the US HOK. The project manager is the UKs Faithful + Gould.
Miral is developing other projects on Yas Island as part of a broader plan to double visitor numbers to Yas Island to 48 million by the year 2022.
Most recently it formed a partnership with the US Seaworld Entertainment to develop a SeaWorld theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. That project is still in the early stages and Miral is in the process of appointing a project manager.
Mirals other assets on Yas Island include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and a Warner Bros theme park that is due to open in 2018. Yas Island is also home to Yas Marina Circuit, seven hotels, a golf course, a marina, and Yas Mall.