Nurol wins Bab al-Qasr Hotel construction contract

04 November 2009

New hotel will be built next to Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace

EXCLUSIVE Turkey’s Nurol Group has won the estimated AED1bn ($272m) contract to build the Bab al-Qasr Hotel in the Ras al-Akhdar area of Abu Dhabi island.

The contractor will build two 37-floor towers opposite Emirates Palace hotel. The towers will have a total built-up area of about 180,000 square metres. The first will be a 408-room, five-star hotel, while the second will have 229 serviced apartments and a shopping mall.

The other bidders included the local Alec, UAE/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group; the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC); and Turkey’s Nurol Group (MEED 23:10:09).

The local National Services & Contracting Company conducted the piling and enabling works. Singapore’s Surbana is the architect and US-based Jacobs Engineering Group is the project manager. Emirates-Morocco General Trading & Investment Company (Emroc) is the client.

Nurol is also working on the estimated $177m Khalidiya Rotana hotel and residences project for an unknown local real estate developer on the plot next to Etihad Towers.

Another project with a hotel element is also under construction in the area. ACC is working on the AED2bn Etihad Towers mixed-use development for Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed al-Nahyan. One of the five towers at the site will be a hotel.

The UAE’s Presidential Affairs Ministry is also prequalifying companies for a contract to build a presidential palace in the same area. The complex will include a main palace and several smaller palaces, as well as villas for visiting dignitaries.

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