Contractors are preparing to submit bids to Dubai Health Authority on 11 November for the contract to build Al-Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

The health authority plans to build the 200-bed hospital adjacent to the Al-Wasl Hospital, close to Dubai Creek and Garhoud Bridge on Oud Metha road.

The authority declined to say when it would make an award on the project.

The hospital will have medical wards, surgeries, a 370-seat auditorium, underground parking for 200 cars, and ground-level parking for 270 cars.

The total built-up area is 105,000 square metres.

Its facilities include units for mental health, rehabilitation, oncology and nephrology (MEED 2:10:09).

The project is the second hospital scheme that the Dubai authorities have tendered so far this year. In late September, the local Al-Sahel Contracting Company won an estimated AED200m ($54m) contract to build an extension to the Iranian Hospital.

The Iranian Hospital is planning to build an extension to its existing hospital building on Al-Wasl road.

The built-up area of the extension will be about 62,000 square metres and the scheme will take two years to complete.

Dubai-based Schuester Pechtold & Partners is the consultant.

In the Northern Emirates, the Public Works Ministry has awarded a AED800m contract to build the Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah to the local MCM Group .