17/08/2017 07:32 AST

Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and related services, has announced that it will proceed with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments under a Dh233-million ($63.44 million) contract.

Strategically located adjacent to the landmark Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Apartments Towers are owned by Abu Dhabi-based National Investment Corporation.

Mohammad Atatreh, board member of Drake & Scull International, said: “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.”

The Dh1-billion ($272 million) iconic development is a 39-floor Arabian-themed arched structure. It occupies an overall area of 178,000 sq m with an extensive water frontage.

The tower comprising 563 five-star hotel rooms and 249 serviced apartments. The project features a network of sea water canals where guests can travel in specially designed Arabian boats. The opulent Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge will be situated on top of the bridge between the hotel and residences.

The project is scheduled for completion and handover in 2018.

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