Italy’s Salini Impregilo has signed a $435m contract with Meydan Group LLC to build the Meydan One Mall in Dubai, UAE.
Containing an indoor ski slope, the mall is part of Dubai’s attractions set for Expo 2020.
Salini said the mall is part of a "massive urban development project" between Meydan and Al Khail Road and "is set to become Dubai’s number one attraction" when the first phase opens in 2020.
Artist’s impression courtesy of Salini Impregilo
Salini Impregilo will prepare the area for development by overseeing the excavations and building of the sub- and super-structures for the complex, including the foundations for a ski slope and the concrete support for the steel structure above the mall.
Construction is to begin this year and finish within 23 months, the company said.
The urban development project, will eventually include a water canal, a tourist port, walking and biking tracks and "one of the tallest residential buildings in the world", Salini’s press release said.
The contractor’s other projects in the UAE include the Ras Al Khor Interchange and Parallel Roads R 881 in Dubai, as well as the Deep Sewer Tunnel and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.