Dubai's Aladdin City to be ready in 2018

Dubai Municipality shortlists three firms for design consultancy contract

Work on Aladdin City, an iconic project inspired by the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad on Dubai Creek, will commence in the fourth quarter 2016 with completion slated for fourth quarter 2018, according to a news report.

The Dubai Municipality has shortlisted three companies - Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects and Engineers, Incorporated Consultants and Meinhardt Group – with one of them being appointed the design consultant this month, Zawya Projects reported.

Construction is expected to commence by fourth quarter 2016 with completion slated for fourth quarter 2018,” the website reported quoting unnamed sources. The article quoted the project cost to be Dh1.835 billion ($500 million).

Emirates 24|7 had not received any confirmation from the Dubai Municipality on the company names and project completion date till the time of publication.

In February 2015, we reported that construction work on Aladdin City will start in 2016.

“We plan to start work on the project next year. We have our own funds to finance the project,” Dubai Municipality Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah told this website.

Read: 'Aladdin City' work to start next year

In March 2015, we again reported that Dubai Municipality was in the process of finalising a design consultant for Aladdin City.

Read: Expo 2020 impact: Dubai moves to turn Aladdin City into reality

The project, announced in April 2014, will have three towers, comprising commercial and hotel space, with the towers spread over a distance of 450 metres on Dubai Creek.

It will have air-conditioned bridges with moving floor to connect the towers, driveways and parking lots.

Moreover, the shape of the bridge that will link the buildings represents the form of exotic marine life such as dragon and snakes.

Three towers will have a built up area of 110,000 square metres with the highest tower of 34 storeys. The other two towers will have 26 and 25 floors respectively. There will be a total parking space for 900 cars.

Also read: Target 2020: 10 amazing projects coming up in Dubai

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