The UK-based firm will work on the $11bn Arabian Canal excavation and the surrounding real estate developments planned by Limitless.

This 80-kilometre man-made waterway will flow inland from Dubai Waterfront, passing to the east of the new Dubai World Central International Airport before turning back towards Palm Jumeirah.

The $50bn waterfront development will cover 20,000 hectares along the canal’s southern flank (MEED 9:5:08).