Abu Dhabi Municipality awards Al Jaber Group the infrastructure contract for Bawabat Al Sharq project

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Published December 26th, 2010 - 04:01 GMT
Bawabat Al Sharq complete community project
Bawabat Al Sharq complete community project

Abu Dhabi Municipality awarded Al Jaber Group the AED 205 million Infrastructure contract for the 3 phases of Bawabat Al Sharq project. The project is being developed by Baniyas Investment & Development Company, the investment arm of Baniyas Sports Club. Bawabat Al Sharq is a master community located in Bani Yas City at near proximity to the Abu Dhabi International Airport on the road to Al Ain.

Al Jaber Group will be responsible for executing all the infrastructure works of the project including road works, services, electrical network, water network, sewage network, drainage network, landscape, etc. Infrastructure works on Bawabat Al Sharq have already started and will be completed in June 2012. Al Jaber Group assigned more than 450 employees to this prestigious project supported by a fleet of equipment to ensure smooth operations and execution.

H.E. Obeid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group said, "We are very pleased to be the selected contractor for the infrastructure work of Bawabat Al Sharq project. We have a great relationship with Abu Dhabi Municipality, Baniyas Investment & Development Company and Baniyas Sports Club; this project will cement this relationship further".

"Al Jaber Group is a leader in the infrastructure and contracting sectors in the UAE and the region, and our selection for the Bawabat Al Sharq project will further enhance our image and reputation to be the contractor of choice for major clients with outstanding projects". He added.

In his comments, Wael Tawil, Chief Executive Officer of BID, said, "We made sure that Bawabat Al Sharq was developed by the best and most prominent contractors in the region and awarding the project's infrastructure contract to Al Jaber Group will guarantee a superior quality of execution and timely delivery. We are extremely happy with our project's progress and we look forward to handing over the first phase – which includes villas and apartments – to their owners as soon as the infrastructure works of phase I are completed."

Spreading over 108 hectares in Baniyas City, the 3 Billion AED Bawabat Al Sharq project is an ideal mix of modern residential, retail, entertainment and sporting facilities. The project comprises premium apartments, villas, health care facilities, an international school, a FIFA standard football stadium with a seating capacity of more than 20,000 spectators and a distinctive mall that will include 339 high profile retail outlets of fashion wear, electronics, neighbourhood services, accessory outlets, jewellers in addition to a Carrefour hypermarket, WANASA Family Entertainment Centre and Grand Cinemas. The Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will also feature Souk Al Megnas, a distinctive traditional souk covering 4500 square meters. 

Background Information

Baniyas Investment & Development

Founded in 2005, Baniyas Investment & Development Company L.L.C (BIDC), a majority owned subsidiary of the Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club, has been an active contributor to the dynamic transformation of the area of Baniyas and Abu Dhabi, moving forward with modernity without ever forgetting the emirate’s rich culture and heritage. As the investment and development arm of the Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club, the company’s core competencies are in the areas of investment, development and management of real estate projects. Currently, the company has an impressive array of opportunities in addition to projects in the pipeline including master planned communities as well as residential and commercial towers in the United Arab Emirates.


Al Jaber Group

Al Jaber Group is a privately owned and multi-dimensional group of companies based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. With a growing workforce of over 50,000 employees, Al Jaber Group has grown from strength to strength to achieve the status of market leader across the industries and sectors that it operates in.

Through strategic diversification, controlled growth, and innovative investments, the Group has excelled under the visionary leadership of its founder, H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Al Jaber Al Marri, and expanded to become one of the largest diversified group of companies in the Middle East.

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