Abu Dhabi-based developer Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality has extended until 13 October the bid deadline for its contract to build the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel on Sowwah Island.

Contractors were preparing to submit bids on 17 September.

The project covers the construction of a five-star hotel with 189 rooms and 139 serviced apartments, a retail area, basement parking and facilities such as a pool, health club and spa. The total built-up area is about 100,000 square metres (MEED 6:8:09).

The architect is San Francisco-based Handel Architects and the architect of record is the local Serex International. The structural engineer is Seattle-based Magnusson Klemencic Associates. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing consultant is UK-based WSP. EC Harris, also of the UK, is the quantity surveyor.

Sowwah Island is located between Reem Island and the port area of Abu Dhabi Island.