Local developer Emaar Properties has awarded Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) the estimated AED700m ($191m) contract to build the Dubai Modern Art Museum and Opera House District.

The 2,000 seat venue will be built in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai development. In addition to the opera house, the local develop plans to build new hotels, studios and leisure facilities in the area. The consultant is the UK-based Atkins.

The other bidders included:

Emaar invited contractors to express interest in working on the project in May. It is also seeking contractors for its Address Residence Fountain Views development and an expansion to Dubai Mall.

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