Saadiyat Island’s marina district is taking shape as the master developer seeks corporations that can begin work on the said project.
Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is looking for pre-qualification tenders from contractors ahead of a bid for work on underground infrastructure such as irrigation transmission lines, sewage and storm water lines and sewage pumping station.
This is the second project in a month on the island that proved signs of development. The Saadiyat Island plans were pronounced in 2006.
Prior this month, the TDIC required the same pre-qualification bids for construction of nine residential buildings on the island. It was not clear in which area the buildings would be situated, however TDIC stated the project would be revealed by the end of the year.
The marina district will include commercial spaces, luxury hotels and apartments under the master plan.
The cultural district consists of three museums such as Shaikh Zayed Museum, Guggenheim and Louvre. Among its other areas, the island has a beach with five-star hotels and resorts, a Saadiyat boardwalk and Saadiyat Lagoons. A Saadiyat Reserve, with wetlands and mangroves, finish the island.
Residential villas and apartments on Saadiyat Island are some of the most costly and luxurious in the emirate. Apartments were going for approximately Dh1,500 per square foot.