Contractors have been given a one week extension for submitting bids for the estimated AED4-5bn ($1.1bn-1.4bn) contract to build infrastructure at the Dubai Creek Harbour development.

The new closing date is 13 November. The original deadline was 6 November.

The contract, which has a target completion date of December 2019, includes roads, bridges, drainage, utilities and marine works for the Dubai Creek Harbour site, which is located on the banks of Dubai Creek in the Ras al-Khor area.

The contract also includes managing the design and other facets of the project such as waste management, for which contractors are likely to hire external consultants and subcontractors.

The consultant for the infrastructure is US-based Parsons. The programme manager for the development is UK-based Faithful + Gould.

Contractors are also preparing to submit bids by 6 November for contract to build the world’s tallest man-made structure at Dubai Creek Harbour.

A large retail district and residential towers are also planned for Dubai Creek Harbour, which is being developed by a joint venture Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding.