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Dubai Parks project will boast of Hotel Lapita, a Polynesian-themed resort.

RTA awards $68m Dubai Parks bridges contract

DUBAI, October 4, 2015

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has awarded a Dh250-million ($68 million) contract for constructing roads and bridges at the Dubai Parks & Resorts development.

The scope of work includes the construction of a three-lane bridge stretching 1.5 km as a main entry on the Sheikh Zayed Road for vehicles coming from Dubai and heading to Dubai Parks, and the construction of a two-lane bridge stretching 1 km as a main exit on the Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Parks in the direction of Abu Dhabi.

The board of executive directors at RTA chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman, endorsed the contract in co-operation with Meraas Holding, said a statement from RTA.

The project, which is situated at the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai just 4 km off Seeh Shoaib, has been designed as an international leisure destination to attract tourists from the region in particular, and the world over.

Set to open in October 2016, the Dh10.5-billion ($2.86 billion) Dubai Parks & Resorts project is spread across 25 million sq ft of land strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road close to the Palm Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

"The bridges project, in which construction works have recently started, aims primarily at constructing entry and exit points linking the Dubai Parks project with the Sheikh Zayed Road," said Al Tayer.

The project also comprises road works within Dubai Parks to link with the Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Works also cover roads extending 16 km comprising a dual carriageway of two lanes in each direction in addition to other works within the project zone extending 9 km.

The project works also include lighting, traffic signs, rainwater drainage, utility lines, besides shifting and protecting utility lines intercepting the project works such as electricity, water, communication and others.

The new bridges have been designed to meet all the needs of the Dubai Parks project, which is considered the latest addition to leisure destinations in Dubai when it opens in October 2016.

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai in addition to one water park: Legoland Water Park.

The development will also feature Riverland Dubai comprising 35 retail outlets, 20 food and beverages (F&B) shops, 65 restaurants and several other business spots.

The Motiongate Dubai will feature Hollywood-inspired designs comprising 27 innovative attractions and a special zone for displaying DreamWorks Animation in 12 facilities and stylish games, and a cocktail of restaurants and shopping areas offering visitors unique and thrilling experience.

Bollywood Parks Dubai will experience the vibrant celebration of Mumbai’s famous film industry with a rich 800-persons stage for showcasing local talents and Bollywood celebrities, considered the first of its kind worldwide.

The development will also host Hotel Lapita, a Polynesian-themed resort comprising 503 rooms for visitors intending to spend more than one day in this massive park to savour the festive atmosphere and fun setting performances.-TradeArabia News Service

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