Schon breaks ground on $870m iSuites project in Dubai

Main contractor starts work on project to build 2,550 hotel apartment suites, 52 restaurants, outdoor cafes and mall
Schon breaks ground on $870m iSuites project in Dubai
Schön Properties has broken ground on its $870 million iSuites project in Dubai Investments Park.
Mon 22 May 2017 02:47 PM

Schön Properties has broken ground on its $870 million iSuites project in Dubai Investments Park. 

The main contractor, Dubai Civil Engineering, part of Al Hamad Group of Companies, has started work on the project to build 2,550 hotel apartment suites, 52 restaurants, outdoor cafes and 125,000 square feet shopping mall.

The development is all surrounded by a manmade beach and a lagoon spread over 5 acres – to be completed ahead of the Expo 2020, Schon said in a statement.

The company added that the ground-breaking ceremony will be followed by "a flurry of construction activities that will see thousands of workers and construction equipment on ground in the next few months".

The ground-breaking comes after the completion of piling and shoring works of the project, which will be connected to the Expo 2020 site, Al Maktoum International Airport and other major attractions through the new Dubai Metro line.

Danial H Schön, founder and president of Schön Properties, said: “The ground-breaking ceremony within a month of our announcement of the joint venture reflects our strong commitment to expedite completion of the iSuites project prior to Expo 2020 and to contribute to the growth story of the UAE as a private developer.”

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