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Al Ain stadium area development completed

BAM International has completed the original scope contract for the Al Ain stadium mixed use development in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The original scope of work comprised the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, six residential buildings with retail units, a 10,000sqm office building, a four-star hotel, 650sqm of food and beverage outlets, a 1,350 space car park building and infrastructural works.

The Aloft hotel (brand of Starwood) includes 173 rooms and a variety of facilities, such as a gym, spa, swimming pool, and restaurants.

The project is situated next to the earlier completed 25,000 seat Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, which is home to the region’s most successful team, Al Ain Football Club.

The stadium covers an area of 45,000sqm and is 50 metres high, making it one of the tallest buildings in Al Ain City. It hosts more than 3,000 premium seats; one of the highest ratios of premium seating in the world for football stadia.

The design of the outer façade is based on the trunk of the palm tree, an integral part of the UAE’s heritage and legacy. It is located close the main highways linking Al Ain to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with Al Ain Airport just 15 minutes away.

This is the first stadium in the world designed specifically to embrace and harness shade, featuring a unique parasol roof to fully shade all fans, the roof of the stadium is an iconic part of the entire development.

The result is a stadium that is open and passively cooled, providing an intimate and engaging atmosphere for the proud and patriotic Al Ain FC fans to get close to the action on the pitch.

The outer shell of Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium is made up of 600 independently-mounted fabric panels with independently controlled LED lights, capable of covering the surface of the structure with pre-selected coloured lights or designs, which can be seen from 360 degrees by all passing traffic and visitors.