Full speed ahead for Drake & Scull’s US$63mn Fairmont Abu Dhabi project

Drake & Scull International PJSC board member Mohammad Atatreh.

Drake & Scull International PJSC will be proceeding ahead with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments under an AED 233 million (US$63 million) contract.

“Our work for Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments reflects the high confidence in our services and capabilities within the local and regional property and tourism sectors, particularly in terms of hospitality development and MEP execution. It also highlights DSI’s involvement in strategic projects that are reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s regional and global stature as a preferred leisure and lifestyle destination. We look forward to extending our support to this major local development,” said Drake & Scull International PJSC board member Mohammad Atatreh.

The AED 1 billion ($272 million) development is a 39-storey Arabian-themed arched structure located adjacent to the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi. It occupies an overall area of 178,000m2 with an extensive water frontage. The project’s scope of work consists of the 39-storey tower comprising of 563 rooms in the five-star hotel and 249 serviced apartments. The project features a network of sea water canals where guests can travel in Arabic-style boats. The Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge will be situated on top, serving as a bridge between the hotel and residences. The project, owned by Abu Dhabi-based National Investment Corporation. is scheduled for completion and handover in 2018.

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