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Doha Festival City says work progressing on schedule

Part of the first phase of the $1.64bn Festival City project will be the completion of the IKEA flagship store, developer says

Doha Festival City has said work on the $1.64bn entertainment, retail and hospitality destination, which was launched last year, is on track for completion on schedule.

Covering a total area of 433,847square metres, the project will have over 260,000square metresof Gross Leasable Area (GLA), providing entertainment and leisure facilities, supermarkets, cinemas, hotels and conference facilities.

The first phase of project will see the completion of IKEA’s flagship store in the complex, which will eventually have more than 500 retail and dining outlets. At 168metres, the IKEA store is longer than two new A380 Airbuses laid end-to-end and covers a GLA of around 32,000square metres.

The general contractor package for IKEA was awarded to the joint venture between Qatari Arabian Construction Company and Amana Qatar Contracting Company with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing package awarded to Hamad and Mohammed Al-Futtaim Engineering.

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