The contract is the latest to be awarded to Malaysian contractors on Reem by Tamouh. In October 2007 the joint venture of Zelan Contracting and Al-Ambia was awarded a AED932m contract to build the Meena Plaza development.

In June the joint venture of Pembinaan SPK and Bina Puri Holdings took the estimated AED490m construction contract for zone B on Reem island.

A consortium of Tronoh Consolidated Malaysia, IJM, LFE and Sunway Holdings was awarded the contract to build five residential towers and seven villas in 2006 (MEED 5:10:07).