Miral to award contracts for Yas Island projects in 2018

Miral to award contracts for Yas Island projects in 2018
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Published: 22 April 2018 - 10 p.m.
By: Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

Abu Dhabi-based Miral will award at least three construction contracts this year for projects on Yas Island, the company’s chief executive said on Sunday.

“We are going to award one contract in Yas South, one for SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, and one for another project that is to be announced,” Mohammed Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, told Construction Week during the Arabian Travel Market exhibition, taking place in Dubai this week. 

“For this year, we are very busy with SeaWorld and Yas Bay, which are very big projects, but we have one smaller project which we will launching soon,” he added.

The chief executive did not reveal any more details about the upcoming project, but said that the developer will be making an announcement sometime this year.

Zaabi added that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is also expected to break ground this year and is currently in the design phase. 

As for other projects, Miral will introduce a 5D CineSplash attraction to Yas Waterworld, the first mega-park offering 43 rides in the UAE.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park, will be adding two new rides this year, including Mission Farrari – the park's latest roller coaster attraction.

Miral has invested around $190m (AED700m) over the past four years to increase the number of rides and attractions at the Ferrari-branded theme park from 19 to 37.

The developer announced recently that its Warner Bros theme park will officially open on 25 July, 2018, and that it is currently around 96% completed.

Last month, Miral completed the first phase of its A'l Bahar beachfront development on the Abu Dhabi corniche, with plans to complete the full project by June. 

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