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Dewan Architects & Engineers begin work on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

24 February 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dewan Architects & Engineers, one of the most highly ranked MENA Architecture firms, has begun work on the design of Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s new up and coming entertainment, dining and shopping destination. Dewan will offer a range of services including engineering, master planning, architectural design, sustainability design and post contract services.

Reem Mall, developed by the National Real Estate Company (NREC) in partnership with United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), is a 2 million sq ft retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination, located on Reem Island, the new master-developed residential and commercial zone adjacent to Abu Dhabi, which will eventually be home to more than 200,000 people.

Dewan’s appointment marks another significant step forward for the US$ 1 billion project.

Since its inception in 1984, Dewan has established itself as a major player on the regional architectural scene. Dewan has participated in designing a range of retail, residential and mixed use projects in the UAE including Yas Viceroy Hotel, CityWalk in Dubai as well as Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.

Once completed, Reem Mall will bring a wide range of family-focused retail, leisure and entertainment offerings to Abu Dhabi including some 450 stores including 85 food and beverage outlets.

Shane Eldstrom, Vice President – Development, NREC, commented: “Dewan is a highly creative company, which focuses on creating distinctive and charismatic buildings. This is exactly what Reem Mall will be. With Dewan as our partner, we look forward to delivering a truly unique and much needed addition to Reem Island and the wider Abu Dhabi communities.”

Mohamed Al Assam, Executive Chairman , Dewan, said: “Dewan Architects & Engineers is very proud to be associated with Reem Mall and we look forward to developing a highly successful project.

Yann Pennes, Director of Projects, Dewan, added: “As the lead consultancy and technical architects throughout the design, construction and delivery of the project, Dewan will work in close collaboration with RTKL design consultants to ensure the original design intent is preserved and fully developed into an effective end product.”

Dewan has offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, the Philippines, and India. The firm employs more than 350 architects and engineers, working on a portfolio of world-class developments that extends across 10 countries.

UPAC is one of Kuwait’s leading real estate management companies. Under the agreement, UPAC will invest up to US $224 million in the project through its real estate subsidiary, Al Arfaj Real Estate Company.

Established in Kuwait in 1973, NREC has grown into one of the largest real estate companies in the region with ventures across the Middle East and North Africa. More announcements on the Mall’s progress are to be made over the coming period.