Although the design of The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences on the Palm Jumeirah has changed slightly, construction is on course for a 2019 opening.
According to a report by Construction Week, an update from Pierre Sironval, managing director of contractor Six Construct, the company spearheading the development, says progress has slowed a little owing to a slight change in design, but that the massive resort is still due to complete and open in 2019.
“The Royal Atlantis is progressing a little slower than expected because of some adjustments to the design,” said Sironval. “These adjustments have been conducted over the past year in close collaboration with the client. At the moment, we are completing the ground floor, and we have also started work on the project’s six towers. The vertical shafts are moving, and we are closing the basement, which is huge. We still expect The Royal Atlantis to complete and open somewhere in 2019.”
The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is a US$1.4 billion (Dhs5.14 billion) development, on the Eastern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, which will house almost 800 guest rooms and more than 230 serviced apartments.
News comes after Atlantis The Palm confirmed a full refurbishment of its 1,539 rooms, as well as Nasimi Beach, Ayamna Bar and The Imperial Club. Around 50 rooms will be refurbished every six weeks, with the renovations due to be completed by 2019, in time for Expo 2020.