Abu Dhabi-based developer Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality has shortlisted three contractors for the contract to build the Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel on Sowwah Island.

The three shortlisted companies are the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion, the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company, and Bam International of the Netherlands.

The other bidders include the local Alec, the joint venture of the local Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East), the local Dhabi Contracting, and Saudi Oger’s local subsidiary, Oger Abu Dhabi.

The project covers the construction of a five-star hotel with 189 rooms and 139 serviced apartments, a retail area, basement parking and facilities including a swimming pool, health club and spa. The total built-up area is about 100,000 square metres (MEED 23:10:09).

The architect is San Francisco-based Handel Architects and 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.

Developers are planning several other major projects for the island. Mubadala is also building the Marina Square development with Oger as the contractor. It is also tendering a contract to build the estimated AED5bn ($1.4bn) Cleveland Clinic.