Hill International wins US$ 50mn Dubai Parks and Resorts contract

Posted on 11th September 2014

According to ConstructionWeekOnline.com, Hill International has landed a contract from Meraas Leisure and Entertainment to provide show and ride construction management consultancy services for Phase 1 of the Dubai Parks & Resorts development.

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The project management firm said the two-year contract is worth AED 186.9 million (US$ 50.9 million). The AED 9.5 billion (US$ 2.6 billion) Dubai Parks development in Jebel Ali will be a 30 million square feet leisure complex and will feature numerous theme parks with hotels, retail, dining and entertainment facilities as well as an inner-city family entertainment centre with retail and dining facilities in the Satwa region of Dubai.

"This will be a hallmark leisure development for Dubai," said Mohammed Al Rais, senior vice president and managing director (Middle East) for Hill's project management group. "We are extremely honored and excited to be part of such an important development that will have a significant impact on tourism and the local economy."

The first phase, scheduled for completion in 2016, will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai. Raed Al Nuami has been appointed CEO of Dubai Parks & Resorts Limited, the newly formed Meraas subsidiary. Earlier, he was chief leisure and entertainment officer at Meraas

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