New Dubai high-rise: 350-room, 6-star hotel


By Parag Deulgaonkar

Arabtec Holding, UAE’s largest publicly listed construction firm, has won a Dh1.8 billion contract to build a 77-storey mixed-use tower, which will house a 350 room six-star hotel, on Sheikh Zayed Road.

In a statement issued to the Dubai Financial Market, the company said Arabtec Construction, its subsidiary, will build a high-rise on Sheikh Zayed Road, a block away from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The tower was is due for completion in May 2017.

The statement, however, did not specify which company had awarded the contract.

The 369-metre-high tower will be ranked among the top ten tallest towers in Dubai.

It will contain 22,000 square metres of office space across 18 floors, a 908 square metre retail area, a 350-room luxury hotel, 180 apartments and 83 serviced apartments. Negotiations are currently underway with a number of hospitality brands for the management of the six star hotel and serviced apartments. More info