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new tower, owned by HE Ali Bin Khalfan Muttawa Al Dhahry, is to
be built on Sheikh Zayed Road, with completion due December
AED 318 million contract signed for Sidra Tower
Construction is expected to start soon on the
45-storey Sidra Tower in Dubai Technology,
Electronics, Commerce and Media Zone Authority (TECOM)
following the awarding of the main contract for AED
318 million to Zelan Contracting Co.
It will be a mixed use development out of which 21 floors will
offer superior quality serviced apartments and the remainder
being offices and retail space. The project has a total budget
of AED 400 million. Project Managers are ARCAN Project
Management Services with APG (Architecture and Planning Group)
The construction contract follows an earlier signing with
international operators Fraser to manage the serviced
apartments. Fraser, a brand of gold-standard serviced residences
with successes from London and Paris to China and Singapore,
targets travelers on extended stays - anything from a week and
'We wanted to match a superb location with a mix of superb
facilities, so we decided to appoint Fraser, which has won
numerous awards internationally for its service quality,' said
HE Ali Bin Khalfan Muttawa Al Dhahry when signing the Fraser
'Fraser may be new in the Middle East but they have what matters
most in our market; unparalleled quality and a philosophy of
hospitality that is very Middle Eastern.'
Fraser Suites will have 158 generously sized apartments and
penthouses, which will take up the 23rd to the 44th floors of
the Sidra Tower.
Zelan Contracting Co is a subsidiary of a major Malaysian
development company, Zelan Group, and was sponsored into the UAE
by Ali & Sons in 2005.
The Zelan Group of Companies is wholly owned company by Tronoh
Consolidated Berhad, a public company listed in the Kuala Lumpur
stock exchange. Its three strategic business units are involved
primarily in engineering and construction, manufacturing and
trading, and property development.
It has a successful track record of working with some of the
world's most established Engineering, Procurement and
Construction (EPC) contractors to build power plants and
infrastructure projects such as Alstom (France), Siemens
(Germany), Mitsubishi (Japan) and General Electric (USA).