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Al Maha Resort

Client: Emirates Holidays
Main Contractor: Arabtec Construction LLC

Extension of Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Client: Emirates Holidays
MEP Contractor: Al Basti & Muktha LLC
Consultants: Schuster Pechtold

About this job:
Imagine a beautiful and luxurious oasis right in the middle of Dubai’s desert. We created several such pools for Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, a multi-award-winning resort.

Links:

(Our pool is shown at 0.40 seconds into this video)

(Our pool is shown at 1.10 seconds into this video)

Al Zeina

Client: Aldar Properties PJSC

Main Contractor: Aldar Laing O’Rourke

Consultants: Pell Frischmann

About this job:

Two of the big communal pools (roughly 25 meters long x 8 meters wide each) were to be suspended on anti-vibration systems (springs precisely) to help avoid the tenants below from hearing any splashing sound that is created by pools. It was a challenge because the entire swimming pool body is suspended and placed on these springs.

Atlantis

Developer: Nakheel

Client: Kerzner International Resorts

Main Contractor: CCB / GPS Joint Venture

Consultants: Norr Consultants

About this job:

For the tube / laxy river, we were invited to carry out the finishes. However, the different thing about this water that it was a gunite process with a special mix-material brought in from United States of America. We then had to (gunite) spray this onto the RCC shell provided to us. Apart from this, we worked on the civil works for activity pool and arrival fountain.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEazmUNts0

(Our pool is shown at 0.05 seconds, 1.12 seconds, 1.23 seconds into this video)

BurJuman Center Expansion

Client: Al Ghurair Group

Main Contractor: Al Habtoor Murray & Roberts

Consultants: Dar Al-Handasah

About this job:

We did the MEP works for the pools in this job. All the water features in the expansion were done by our company.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1lp8VsiANw   

Burj Al Arab

Client: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Main Contractor: Al Habtoor Murray & Roberts

Consultants: W S Atkins

About this job:

We’re proud to have worked on this prestigious job. All the water features were done by the renowned Wet Design from United States of America, and all the MEP works for the pools were done by our company.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CspdvSNe_Y4&list=PL2FDB91A8FC8BDFDB&index=2&feature=plpp_video

(Our pool is shown at 0.24 seconds into video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYbtBXhMFAQ&feature=related

(Our pool is shown at 0.10 seconds, 0.35 seconds into this video – notice the clarity of the water)

Dubai Festival City

Client: Abdulla Al Futtaim
Main Contractor: Al Futtaim Carillion
Consultant: Fluidity Design Consultants Inc, Los Angeles

About this job:

The biggest challenge in this job was to install a 5 storey high steel structure for suspending several steel chain links for the Cymbal Water Feature. At the bottom of this water feature are musical Cymbals to allow for water to trickle down upon them, thus creating a soft musical tone.

Another challenge was to create an even waterfall from the main water feature that holds the stairs from ground floor to level one of the mall. Since the water feature is not evenly structured from the top, this was difficult to manage, but not impossible. If you see the water flow, it is consistent throughout all the four water bodies of this water feature.

And a third challenge was to clad the shells onto the Shell Water Feature – cladding here was very important since the effect of the water had to be that of a beach – where in the sea water comes gushing onto the shore, thus creating foam / froth.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kGGg_B1x0Q

Dubai Mall

Client: Emaar Properties
Main Contractor: Joint venture between Dutco Balfour Beatty, Al Ghandi, CCC
Consultant: (for internal water features) D. P. Architects
Consultant: (for external water features) PAEMS Engineering Ltd.
Project Manager: Turner Construction Company

About this job:

Challenge 1: To clad two huge water features inside the mall. Basalt stone fixing was very important in this case. Water is an element that cannot be controlled – and so if the cladding and the degree of cladding was not done right, then the water would most likely be thrown off the wall, and onto the onlookers.

Challenge 2: The upper trough that holds the water to be fed to the water feature has to be aligned correctly with the least difference in levels. Had this not been aligned correctly, the water fall that you see today would not have been falling off evenly throughout the length of the water feature.

Challenge 3: There are two external water features that have a choreographed sequencing of the nozzles with the lights. Programming was critical in this aspect so as to match the nozzles effect with that of the color changing lights.

 Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k7IGZBlCGw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNnU8t4ODHw

Emirates Palace Hotel

Client: Abu Dhabi government
Main Contractor: Arabian Construction Co.
Consultant: KEO International

MEP Contractor: ETA & Voltas

Project Manager: Turner Construction Company

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Kh8-yRHaI

(Our works are shown at 0.10 seconds, 0.52 seconds, 1.10 seconds into video)

Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport

Client: Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Main Contractor: Al Habtoor Murray & Roberts
Consultant: Dar Al-Handasah

MEP Contractor: Thermo LLC

About this job:

The biggest challenge with this job was the supply and installation of big sized G.I. piping of up to 500mm in diameter. This was needed for the big water fall behind the elevators going up to the Duty Free in the Departure. Apart from this, sophisticated equipment, like D.E. filters, magnetic descaling units, pumps up to 55 KW, etc. were used in this water feature.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TRTNJjpxyY 

Grand Hyatt

Client: Hyatt International
Consultant: Arkiteknik Intl’ Consulting Engineers

MEP Contractor: Ssangyong Engg. & Const. Co.

Ibn Batuta Mall

Client: Nakheel

Consultant: MTE Consultants Dubai

Architects: Dewan Architects & Engineers

About this job:

One of the unique water features in this project was a water jets through a GRC structure with lion heads. The water features in this mall do not exist anymore, but they definitely were a piece of art when they existed.

Ibn Batuta Gate Hotel

Client: Nakheel
Consultant: Dar Al-Handasah
Main Contractor: Arabian Construction Co. & Higgs & Hills joint venture

About this job: Won the Time Out Dubai award for ‘Best Hotel lap pool’ in 2011

Links:

http://www.timeoutdubai.com/gallery/24665-10-pools-for-under-dhs100?image=4 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

About this job:

We’ve worked on the rectification of the pools in this hotel.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Client: Zabeel Investments

Consultant: EC Harris/Shadeed Engineering
Main Contractor: ZSML

About this job:

One of our most prestigious water fountains are located in the lobby of this fountain. We did excellent quality work for a fraction of the cost of what an international installer would charge. Upon opening of this hotel, we have received several inquiries to duplicate this fountain.

An extremely proud moment for us was when this water feature and hotel were showcased in Mission Impossible 4.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeHGof_LrCw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Gjm_xEO90

Le Meridian Fujairah Al Aqah

Client: Emirates Airlines

Contractor: BILT Middle East LLC

Consultants: Archon Engineering Consultants

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkw9K4o2BBE&feature=relmfu

(Our works are shown at 0.28 seconds, 3.47 seconds into video)

Le Meridian Mina Seyahi

Client: Starwood Hotels

Contractor: Arabian Construction Co.

Consultants: Arch Group

Mall of the Emirates

Client: Majid Al Futtaim
Main Contractor: Khansaheb Civil Engineering

Manzil Hotel

Client: Emaar Properties PJSC

Contractor: Al Jaber Grinaker – LTA (ALEC LLC) 

Meydan Hotel

Client: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

About this job:

The biggest challenge for this job was to install a suspended acrylic slab on the outer edge of the length of the pool. This was to basically create an infinity image of the pool that overlooks the main horse track. We coordinated with M/s Reynolds Polymer Technology, a U.S. based supplier and installer for acrylic works, for this job.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU8z2uZQn8k

(Our works are shown at 3.00 minutes into video)

Meydan Boat House Water Feature

Client: HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Meydan Hotel

Contractor: TAK

About this job:

For the 2010 Dubai (Horse) World Cup, Meydan challenged us, figuratively, to install a 22-meter high illuminated fountain jet in a record time of 48 hours! We did it!

Millennium Hotel Expansion

Client: Millennium Hotel

Contractor: Arenco

About this job:

This is our second job with extensive acrylic works within the pool. The client wanted the kids pool to be divided from the main pool by a stylish acrylic divider. We coordinated with M/s BKIO Acrylic, a Malaysian supplier and installer for acrylic works, for this job. 

Monarch Hotel (now called H Hotel)

Client: Capital Investments, Abu Dhabi
Main Contractor: Hill International
Consultant: Archcon Ltd.

Qamardeen Hotel

Client: Emaar Properties PJSC

Contractor: Al Jaber Grinaker – LTA (ALEC LLC)

Raffles Hotel

Client: MKM Commercial Holdings
Main Contractor: Khansaheb Civil Engineering LLC
Consultant: Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects & Engineers

About this job:

A simple coordination was required with the hotel’s official clock and the pool’s water fall system. Each of the 12 hours is represented by a separate nozzle for water fall. Thus, at 10 AM, 10 of the nozzles will be working. It’s quite an interesting feature. 

The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall

Client: Emaar Properties PJSC

Contractor: CSHK Dubai Contracting LLC

Architects: DP Architects