Abu Dhabi floats tender for upgrading Sharia Park

Abu Dhabi Municipality calls on firms to submit bids by September 29

PHOTO: The Sharia Park is located along the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Highway (E11) between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Credit: WAM

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has released a tender for upgrading, investing in and managing the Sharia Park.

The project is part of efforts by the civic body to improve the standards of parks and recreational facilities in the UAE capital. In a statement released on Tuesday, the municipality has called on potential bidders to visit its premises and obtain bidding documents. The deadline for submitting bids is Tuesday, September 29.

The Sharia Park is located along the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Highway (E11) between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, at the intersection with Al Ajban Street (E16) near Al Rahba city. The project spans a total area of 380,000sqm.

The purpose of the upcoming project is to revitalise the park, Abu Dhabi Municipality said, and the scope involves building a new dome as well as hospitality elements such as a boutique hotel, business hotel, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes.

“The Sharia Park will be constructed in collaboration with the private sector where developers will undertake the funding and developing of the project against availing the rights of benefiting from the Municipality’s land under a Musataha (land development) agreement,” the statement said.

“This will entitle the developer to benefit from the project’s returns over 32 years, following which the ownership of the project will fully devolve on the Municipality.”

The park will also feature facilities such as a women’s health centre and spa, women’s swimming pool and health club, playgrounds, multi-purpose halls, camping and barbeque areas and a nursery.

Moreover, the project also encompasses construction of a desert park tailored to host a variety of communal and family entertainment events, as well as a covered air-conditioned market.


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