Contractors bidding for the estimated AED4bn-AED5bn ($1.1bn-$1.4bn) deal to build infrastructure at the Dubai Creek Harbour development have been given a new tender closing date.

The new deadline is 27 November. The previous closing date was 13 November. The original deadline was 6 November.

The contract, which has a target completion date of December 2019, includes roads, bridges, drainage, utilities and marine works for the Dubai Creek Harbour site, which is located on the banks of Dubai Creek in the Ras al-Khor area.

The contract also includes managing the design and other facets of the project such as waste management, for which contractors are likely to hire external consultants and subcontractors.

The consultant for the infrastructure is US-based Parsons. The programme manager for the development is UK-based Faithful+Gould.

Contractors are also preparing to submit bids by 13 November for the deal to build the world’s tallest man-made structure at Dubai Creek Harbour.

A large retail district and residential towers are also planned for Dubai Creek Harbour, which is being developed by a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding.

Dubai offers long-term opportunities for contractors

Damac Towers Dubai by Paramount

Damac Towers Dubai by Paramount

Damac Towers Dubai by Paramount

It was widely expected. On 10 October, Dubai officially confirmed that the $1bn tower it plans to build at the Dubai Creek Harbour development will be the world’s tallest when it is completed in 2020.

The announcement was further evidence of the fact that despite the malaise affecting the rest of the GCC, Dubai’s construction market remains bold and ambitious and, crucially, one that offers construction companies the chance to win new work. Read more