Dubai Parks & Resorts in progress

Dubai Parks & Resorts in progressImage Credit: Supplied

Dubai Parks & Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, said on Tuesday that the first phase of its multibillion dollar entertainment and leisure destination has made progress with the engagement of contractors and consultants.

Around 30 per cent of the infrastructure development is complete, while work on the power substation has made 35 per cent headway, and excavation work for the district cooling facility has started.

The first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts, which is located in Jebel Ali, will include three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai. The development will also have Riverpark, a grand entrance plaza, and Lapita, a family themed hotel.

The first phase is expected to be completed in 2016.

The firms that are involved with the development's design include Rabben Herman, Gensler, HOK, RTKL, Forrec and Riva Creative. Consultants including CH2M Hill and Samsung SDS have provided infrastructure design.

''A mega project such as Dubai Parks & Resorts requires partners that have a strong track record in developing and delivering leisure and entertainment concepts of this scale. Following a stringent bidding process we have selected consultants and contractors with whom we are working closely to deliver an entertainment experience that brings to life the UAE leadership's vision of positioning Dubai as a leading global tourist destination,'' stated Raed Al Nuaimi, chief executive of Dubai Parks & Resorts.

ETA will be involved in the power sub-station project, while the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) will set up the district cooling facility.

Besix Orascom is responsible for the majority of the Legoland Dubai building works; Laing O'Rourke and Al Futtaim Carillion for a large part of Motiongate Dubai; and ARCO General Contracting for Bollywood Parks.

Hill International will manage the production and installation of all shows and rides, and offer construction management consultancy services for the first phase of the development.

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Source: Staff Report,


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