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Nakheel awards Wade Adams with $122m Diera Islands contract

12-lane bridge to be built linking Dubai with Deira Islands.

Nakheel has appointed Wade Adams Contracting to build a 12-lane bridge connecting the Dubai mainland with its Deira Islands development.

Under the terms of the $122 million contract Wade Adams Contracting will work under the supervision of the RTA to provide the main access route to the new, 15.3sqkm waterfront city.

Nakheel added in a statement that work began in May, and is scheduled for completion in Q2 2020.

“We thank the RTA for its ongoing assistance and co-operation for our transport links at Deira Islands, where we have now invested more than AED8.5 billion in infrastructure and construction contracts, with more on the way,” said Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah.

The bridge starts at Al Khaleej Road on the mainland and leads to Deira Islands A, where several new Nakheel developments, including Deira Islands Night Souk, Deira Mall and RIU and Centara resorts are currently under construction.

Deira Islands is planned by Nakheel to be a: “world-class hub for tourism, leisure, retail and entertainment, and a key contributor to the Government of Dubai’s tourism vision.”

The project will add 40km of new coastline to Dubai, house 250,000 residents and create 80,000 new jobs.

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