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 Canada’s WSP PB and the architect is the US’ HOK. The project manager is the UK’s 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.

Miral’s 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.