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Dubai: ARACO to oversee construction of new Business Bay hotel

Engineering consultant, Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO), will begin its supervisory role on the newly started construction of an approved hospitality project in Dubai’s Business Bay.

The four-star hotel, which is designed to meet standards and classifications outlined by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, will be one of the newest hospitality projects in the city’s growing tourism and travel sectors.

Construction on the new hospitality project is set to begin in December 2017 with expected completion in 21 months. The hotel will add a further 228 rooms and 16 suites to Dubai’s hospitality sector. The total built-up area is anticipated at 21,832sqm across the 17-floor hotel which will also consist of one basement, the ground floor, and two parking floors.

Bader Abu Shaaban, head of business development, ARACO, said: “Over the years, we have been involved in many hospitality projects working for renowned brands, operators, owners, and construction companies. This time round as well, we are happy to be working with our counterparts in providing more choices and opportunities in Dubai’s strong hospitality sector.”

At present, Dubai accounts for 30.3% of hotel rooms or hotel keys in development, which translates to 29,200 keys at the end of October 2017, according to a recent report by STR. This figure is the highest for the MENA region outpacing Saudi Arabia, and spread across 95 hotel projects in Dubai over the coming years.

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