Master developer Nakheel has awarded a $3.9 million (AED 14.5 million) to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch) for piling works for its 800-room Riu beach front resort, Nakheel’s joint venture hospitality project with Spain's Riu Hotels and Resorts.
A construction tender for the resort was issued in May, and is due to be awarded by the end of this year.
The developer awarded four contracts – collectively worth more than US $117 million (AED430 million) – for Deira Islands, its new, 15.3km2waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai.
The contracts, covering islands A and B of the four-island development, are for a sewage treatment plant, a district cooling plant, a substation, and piling work for the resort.
With a diverse range of retail projects, resorts, hotels and residential developments, Deira Islands will transform Dubai’s Deira district into a world-class hub for tourism, retail and entertainment. The waterfront city will add 40km, including 21km of beach, to Dubai’s coastline and pave the way for the development of hundreds of hotels, residences and attractions. Deira Islands is expected to have a population of 250,000 and to create 80,000 jobs.
In April, Nakheel awarded a construction contract worth $1.14 billion (AED4.2 billion) for Deira Mall, the centrepiece of Deira Islands and Dubai’s biggest shopping mall in terms of retail space.
Meanwhile Deira Islands Night Souk, with more than 5,300 waterside shops and restaurants, is under construction and due to open in 2018.