The JVs shortlisted for S3 are: the local Arabtec Construction, with Germany’s Max Boegl; and the local Emirates Bilbadi Contracting, with Austria’s Alpine Bau. The local Transemirates Contracting Company with China State Construction Engineering Company was the only other bidder in December. The 25,000-capacity cricket stadium is one of three stadiums that will be built at DSC. The others are S1, the indoor stadium, and S4, a 60,000-capacity multipurpose stadium capable of hosting major international sporting events.

DSC has also selected the UK’s Hyder as the consultant for the development’s 25,000-cubic-metre-a-day STP, and a local/Turkish JV of QHC and ITD to design the 75 villas in the Gallery Villas district of the development. Lebanon’s Khatib & Alami is the consultant for the road and infrastructure works; Australia’s Clifton Coney Group is the project manager for the stadiums; and Germany’s Architekten von Gerkan, Marg & Partners (GMP) is the architect and designer. DSC is being promoted by a group of local investors, Abdul Rahim al-Zarooni, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz and Abdul Rahman Bukhatir.