Arabtec to build $1.55bn four hotel Jordan resort

Aqaba resort to include a water park and Star Trek-themed attraction

Construction work on the resort, which is expected to create around 4,000 jobs when opened, will begin in the third quarter of this year.
Construction work on the resort, which is expected to create around 4,000 jobs when opened, will begin in the third quarter of this year.

Dubai contractor Arabtec Holding said on Monday it had won a AED 5.7 billion (US $1.55 billion) contract to build a resort in the Aqaba area of southern Jordan.

The project, being developed by an international fund called Red Sea Astrarium LP, will involve a manmade lagoon, four hotels and entertainment facilities including a 4D cinema, a water park and a Star Trek-themed attraction, Arabtec said in a statement to the Dubai bourse.

Construction work on the resort, which is expected to create around 4,000 jobs when opened, will begin in the third quarter of this year, with a soft opening targeted for the third quarter of 2017, the statement added.

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