Estimated to be worth at least AED 500 million ($136 million), the scope of works includes the dredging of about 40 million cubic metres of material along eight kilometres of existing channel at Al-Raha and design and construction of revetments.

The Al-Raha beach project is planned to become a new city district with a built-up area of 12 million square metres, of which 6.8 million square metres will be reclaimed.

Australia’s Malone Buchan Laird & Bawden has prepared the concept design; UK-based Maunsell is the infrastructure design and construction management consultant. US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff is the project manager.