Dubai-based contractor ASGC has broken ground on the 25hours hotel project at Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central development in Dubai.

MEED reported in December that ASGC had been awarded the construction contract.

Located in Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central development and expected to open by 2020, the new property will include approximately 434 rooms over nine floors, plus one ground level and four basement levels.

ASGC plans to deploy its technology-driven strategy on the 25hours One Central project, using cutting-edge solutions such as drones with high-definition closed-circuit television and 360° video-capturing systems, to monitor progress at the site.

It is understood that the funding for the project is being supported by UK Export Finance (UKEF).

UKEF provided funding support to earlier phases of the One Central development.