Main Contracting Commercial + Retail HAMRIYA SHOPPING CENTRE

Client: Dubai Municipality.
Consultants: ARENCO
MEP Consultants: ARENCO
Completed: 1984
Construction Period: 14 months

Project Description:

One of the first shopping complexes developed by Dubai Municipality, consisting of 200 shops - each was designed for a specific trade and included a post office, bank, fruit / vegetable wings and meat / fish sections. The design included finishes to extremely high standards of quality and hygiene. 

Scope of Works

Main Contractor and

        • Piling
        • RCC structure
        • Pre-cast concrete elements
        • Masonry and fine finishes
        • Metal Works
        • Timber Joinery
        • Plumbing and Mechanical Installations


Driven concrete piles were used for a quick start on below ground works. The building features one of the largest cantilevered concrete suspended slabs in the UAE at the time.

The building façade was crowned by a continuous chevron-shaped parapet of fairfaced pre-cast concrete elements (over 1,000 pieces) with each unit weighing approximately 3 tonnes. These elements were cast on custom built vibrating steel beds and moulds at the job site and lifted in position.