Jebel Ali Freezone project nears completion
by Yamurai Zendera
The latest phase of a project to build a convention centre, offices, hotel and food court in Dubai's Jebel Ali Freezone is due to complete at the end of this month.
Named JAFZA (Jebel Ali Freezone Authority) CVC, the scheme is being constructed on a 72,700m2 plot, with a total built-up area of 370,000m2.
ETA Engineering is carrying out the AED500m ($136m) MEP works and told MEP Middle East that phase two, which started in June 2013, is now 95% complete.
The third and final phase, meanwhile, has just started and is due to complete at the end of August next year.
Overall, the project will consist of of 34 storey twin tower offices, a convention centre with associated exhibition centre, a 600-seat auditorium and catering area, data centre as well as 322 room four-star hotel. It will be supplemented by four levels of parking.
Main contractor is Habtour Leighton Group. Lead consultant is Arenco. The client is Jebel Ali Freezone Authority (JAFZA).