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Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 June 2018

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a five-star hotel on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road.

Al Habbai Contracting has won RSG Group of Companies’ deal to build the Sabah Rotana, a 54-story building that will feature a hotel and hotel apartments.

According to RSG, the hotel will feature a design that is a “marked departure from the standard architectural” schemes in the city. This includes asymmetrical balconies, plus pointed and tapered sides to add “a layered dimension” to the building.

The facility was pre-approved as a five-star hotel by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).   

Due to be launched before Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off, the project timeline is projected to span two and a half years. Construction and excavation work is already underway. 

The 534-room hotel is being developed in Sufouh Gardens, and will comprise hotel rooms, serviced apartments, food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms, and other hospitality amenities.

For more on this story, go to Construction Week Online.

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