Dubai International Real Estate (DIRE) is preparing to tender the contract to build package 9 of its Jewel of the Creek development in Dubai.

The contract will be the latest building package to be tendered on the development.

In May 2014, the local/Australian Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) was awarded the AED1.45bn ($395m) contract for package 8.

The work involves constructing five hospitality buildings, including a five-star hotel, four serviced apartment buildings, a large ballroom, a marina and landscaping works. The total above-ground built-up area is about 160,000 square metres.

HLG also won the estimated AED400m substructure contract in July 2011. The work involves the construction of a four-level basement for the development.

The piling works were completed by the local APCC. Germany’s Kling Consult is the consultant for the architectural design, structural engineering, landscape design and quantity surveying.

 Jewel of the Creek development

Jewel of the Creek development

Other Creek construction projects are also being tendered. Selected contractors have been invited to bid in May for the deal to build part of the first phase of the Deira Waterfront Development in Dubai.

Known as plot 3, the scope of work involves building mid-rise mixed-use buildings that include office, residential and office space. It is understood the buildings will be 15-18 storeys in height and will have a total built-up area of about 140,000 sq m.

The project is being developed by Deira Waterfront Development, which is a wholly-owned real estate subsidiary of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD).

Dubai drives on with creek projects

 The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

Over the past decade, the city of Dubai has stretched down Sheikh Zayed Road towards the Abu Dhabi border as the focus of development was projects such as Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, the Palm JumeirahDubai Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

More recently, the focus has shifted back to the creek, which is Dubai’s traditional commercial centre. Read more