EXCLUSIVE: Abu Dhabi tenders Yas Island hotel

04 June 2017

Family-orientated hotel will have more than 600 rooms

Abu Dhabi-based developer Miral has invited companies to bid for the contract to build the family hotel that is part of its AED12bn ($3.3bn) Yas Bay master development.

Technical bids are due to be submitted on 27 June, with the deadline for commercial offers set for 30 July. The four-star hotel will have 641 rooms, 43 retail units and 1,500 car parking spaces.

The prospective bidders include:

  • Alec (local)
  • Al-Jaber Group (local)
  • Arabtec Construction (local)
  • El-Seif Engineering Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Bam (Netherlands)
  • Kier (UK)
  • Laing O’Rourke (UK)
  • Six Construct Abu Dhabi (local/Belgium)
  • Trojan (local)

Contractors are also preparing to submit prices on 11 June for the deal to build the indoor arena at Yas Bay. It is understood technical bids were submitted earlier this year by contractors including Bam of the Netherlands, the local/Belgian Six Construct Abu Dhabi, and the local/European Ed Zueblin.

The project involves building an arena with about 15,000 seats that will be used to host events in a temperature-controlled environment.

The project manager for the Yas Bay development is the UK’s Faithful + Gould.

Miral is developing other schemes on Yas Island as part of a broader plan to double visitor numbers to 48 million by the year 2022.

Most recently it formed a partnership with the US’ Seaworld Entertainment to develop a SeaWorld theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. That project is still in the early stages and Miral is in the process of appointing a project manager.

Miral’s other assets on Yas Island include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and a Warner Bros theme park that is due to open in 2018. Yas Island is also home to Yas Marina Circuit, seven hotels, a golf course, a marina and Yas Mall.

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