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#5 Arabian Construction Company

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is best known for building some of the tallest buildings in the Middle East. Its roster of completed projects includes well known landmarks such as Princess Tower and Almas Tower in Dubai and Etihad Towers and Gate Towers in Abu Dhabi. Lebanon-based ACC is building on that track record with a couple of high rise projects in Downtown Dubai for Emaar.

The contractor is currently entering the final stages of building the Address Sky View, a project designed by Burj Khalifa architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that includes a sky bridge joining a pair of towers 250 metres above ground level. The bridge was built separately and hoisted recently into place during a complex operation. On the other side of Downtown Dubai is Fountain Views, consisting of three high-rise towers: two 59 storey towers separated by a 65 storey (329 metre) hotel.

The project will be linked directly to Dubai Mall via a bridge. Contracts secured in the past year include a GBP 150mm ($188.3mn) deal in joint venture with UK-based Kier to build an apartment complex in Dubai for developer Nshama as part of the Town Square residential project. It also bagged the deal to build a new headquarters for Mashreq Bank in Dubai.

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