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Miral has agreed with skyTran to launch a personal rapid transit (PRT) system on Yas Island.

Miral has agreed with skyTran to launch a personal rapid transit (PRT) system on Yas Island.

Faithful+Gould wins PM deal for $3.3bn Yas Bay

July 2017

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of destinations, has awarded Faithful+Gould a four-year project management consultancy contract for the first phase of its Dh12-billion ($3.3 billion) master development Yas Bay.

Located in the south of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the project will be delivered in two phases.

As per the deal, Faithful+Gould will work on Phase One, which includes Yas Arena, a multipurpose venue with a capacity of 18,000; a 650-key hotel; as well as cafes and restaurants, retail outlets and a cinema, all expected to open their doors to the public in 2019. 

Phase Two will include a 250-key high-end hotel.

The project and programme management consultancy’s services include design, construction, logistics, programme and health safety and security (HSSE) management across pre- and post-contract phases.

The overall masterplan for Yas Bay Development will comprise a five-star family hotel resort, lifestyle hotel, arena and retail/food and beverage across a pier, promenade and waterfront areas. These assets entail the addition of approximately 900 keys, inclusive of conference facilities, as well as a 3.2-million-sq-ft TwoFour FiftyFour media zone for 10,000 professionals and residential developments for 15,000 residents.

Campbell Gray, the managing director of Faithful+Gould Middle East, said: “Miral has a clear objective for Yas South to become a globally recognised leisure and entertainment destination, integral to Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, and we are really excited to be a part of that.”

“With extensive experience in the project and programme management of mega projects such as Al Maryah Central, Abu Dhabi; Bulgari Hotel & Residences on Jumeirah Bay in Dubai; The Royal Atlantis, Dubai; Doha Oasis, Qatar and King Abdulaziz Airport in Saudi Arabia, Faithful+Gould will work closely with Miral to achieve its time and cost objectives,” he added.

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