Arabtec wins $99m contract to build mall in Dubai South

Mall will have 83,000 sqm of built-up area over three levels


Arabtec Holding has announced that its construction division has won a AED 363 million ($98.8m) contract to build a mall at Dubai South.

Work on the development is expected to commence this month, the contractor said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market.

The mall will have three levels and offer a total built-up area of 83,000sqm. The ground level of the mall will host a hypermarket and parking, while the first and second floors will contain retail, food and beverage units, a cinema, a family entertainment centre and a food court.

Hamish Tyrwhitt, chief executive of Arabtec Holding, said that his company was looking forward to delivering another project at the EXPO 2020 site. The company recently announced that it was building the Santiago Calatrava-designed UAE pavilion at the EXPO site.

The mall will be built in the Emaar South project, a joint venture between Emaar Properties and the Dubai World Trade Centre. On completion, the joint venture will consist of more than 15,000 homes built around a golf course on a 7 sq km portion of the Dubai South site. The site will also play host to hotels, community parks, schools and other facilities.

Dubai South is a 145 sq km site that hosts Emaar South, the Al Maktoum International Airport, the EXPO 2020 site, a logistics district, and a residential district that will contain as many as 10,000 new homes.

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