Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mall of Arabia phase 1 contract awarded to Dubai Contracting

Dubai Contracting, a construction company, is said to have been awarded with a construction contract to build the Phase One of the Mall of Arabia, the major retail component of the $2billion City of Arabia project in Dubailand.

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The project on completion will be the biggest shopping malls in the world, with 4.2million Square Feet of retail space in its Phase One with 1200 retail outlets.

The project is likely to be built within the next 21 months, with 10,000 or more workers. The Vice Chairman and Managing Director of City of Arabia, developer Elyas and Mustafa Galadari Group, said that the company has worked hard on choosing the right people for the job and Dubai Contracting has the reputation of being a company capable of delivering the projects on schedule, apart from having the right skill mix and equipment resources.

On completion, the mall will be readily accessible to the Restless Planet Dinosaur Theme Park and will be linked to the rest of the complex through a mix of hotels, restaurants and shops, commercial and residential units through small electrically powered boats.

A total of 85 percent of the total leasable area of the mall is committed to retailers.

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