Local developer Wasl has awarded the estimated $60m contract to build a new mixed-use development in Dubai to the local Al-Oroba Contracting Company.

The Dar Wasl project is located on Al-Wasl road near to Safa Park. The project involves building a residential block with 112 units, 166 villas and commercial areas on about 6,000 square metres of land. Other facilities include a health club and swimming pool.

Once complete, the development will be close to the extended Dubai Creek that will run from Business Bay, under Shaikh Zayed road, past Safa Park and onto the Gulf.

Contractors are currently preparing to submit bids on 5 March for the first phase of the Creek extension works. The estimated AED1.5bn-2.5bn ($409m-681m) contract is being tendered by the Roads & Transport Authority.