Dubai International Properties to build Amwaj city in Morocco

The development will cost around US $2 billion to build and is part of the Bouregreg project

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By  Conrad Egbert Published  May 28, 2005

Dubai International Properties, a member of Dubai Holding, has won the contract for the US $2 billion Amwaj project in Morocco. The development is believed to be the largest of its kind in North Africa and will be built in Rabat in collaboration with Caisse de Depot et de Gestion and SABR Management. At a press conference held in Rabat this month, Mohammed Al Gergawi, chief executive officer, Dubai Holding said: “Amwaj will be one of the main projects under the ‘Bouregreg’ project. This project aims at putting the Moroccan capital on the map as one of the most important Mediterranean cities. “The project will boost the commerce and tourism sectors in the city.” The Bouregreg project will be spread over more than 5000 hectares, from the Bouregreg river mouth to the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah dam. Of nationwide importance and highly symbolic, this project is believed to be innovative through its technical combination and institutional framing. Al Gergawi added: “Located on 100 hectares of land, Amwaj will include components that will make the Bouregreg area an attractive destination. It will feature a harbour for yachts, five-star hotels and resorts, and a convention centre to host international conferences.” The project will include thousands of apartments of different designs and styles, as well as an area of 200 m2 of dedicated office space comprising state-of-the-art facilities. It will also boast hundreds of shops for commercial usage, which will be spread over 100 000 m2 and will include malls, parks, theatres and landscaped areas. Dubai International Proper-ties will combine Moroccan heritage and engineering with modern concepts and creativity to design the entire project. Farhan Faraidooni, CEO of Dubai International Properties, said that Amwaj will be a comprehensive city offering all modern lifestyle amenities, and will enhance the beauty of the Bouregreg river banks.

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