Prospective bidders for the contract, all local, include Saudi Oger, Almabani General Contractors, El-Seif Engineering Contracting Establishment, Saudi Turais Company, Yamama Construction, Ahmed al-Harafi Companyand a team of Al-Sakhra al-Arabiawith Manazel for Construction. On-site construction work is scheduled to start by late 2006 and will take two years to complete.

The successful contractor will also rehabilitate and upgrade the Suwaidi park, located adjacent to the proposed development. The Al-Sakhra/Manazel team has completed the infrastructure and site levelling works for the project.

The masterplan has been prepared by the local Alnaim; Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) has carried out the final designs. The Al-Qasr development is part of a SR 3,000 million ($800 million) investment programme launched by Dar al-Arkan in the kingdom.