UAE contractor moving ahead with Aecom-designed seven-star hotel
UAE-based contractor, Dhabi Contracting has revealed that it is looking to build a seven-star hotel — originally designed by Aecom — in Ruwais, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.
Bishoy Edward, chief operating officer of Dhabi Contracting, told Construction Week: “We have the land, and the design… has been approved. The project is now being reviewed by the [Abu Dhabi] Urban Planning Council.”
According to Edward, the company is pursuing the project as part of its expansion into property development.
Edward said the contractor currently has $1.6bn (AED6bn) worth of under-construction projects, including Nakheel’s $540m (AED2bn) Al Khail Avenue Mall.