Estimated to be worth AED 220 million ($60 million), the contract calls for the construction of: a 1,500-capacity ski resort about 80 metres wide and 400 metres long; five ski runs; chiller units with capacity of 6,000 tonnes of snow; and related facilities. The contract will take about 16 months to complete.

Mall of the Emirates will be located at Al-Barsha on the Sheikh Zayed highway. The retail development, to be built at a total cost of about $815 million, will have a gross built-up area of 6.5 million square feet and a gross leasable area of 2.4 million square feet.

The local Khansaheb Civil Engineering is carrying out the first package under an estimated AED 550 million ($150 million) contract awarded in early October. It calls for the construction of a two-storey shopping mall (MEED 10:10:03).

The project manager is the UK’s Mace International; the structural engineering consultant is Mott MacDonald, also of the UK. The client is the local Majid al-Futtaim Group of Companies.