VALUE: AED 73 Million COMPLETED: 2004 SCALE: 26,166 Sq. M DURATION: 18 months

The Shangri-La Hotel is 4.5 Star Hotel that opened in March 2004 and is located in the Al Khabeesi area of the Deira district in Dubai. It is approximately one mile from Dubai International Airport.

The hotel consists of 3 basements, a ground floor with a double height atrium, a mezzanine, 6 typical floors housing 250 rooms, and leisure facilities such as a health club, sauna, and a swimming pool on the top floor.

The Structure of the building is made of concrete with post-tensioned slabs, while the façade is clad with composite aluminium and marble.


• The hotel is located underneath the flight path, hence ECC had to operate with careful planning and coordination in order to overcome the obstacles created by space & location.

• The flight path also resulted in the installation of a smaller tower crane which was not enough to cover the six floors and even mobile cranes were not allowed without prior approval of the DCA.

• It was very difficult to run all the electrical and mechanical and other IT and MEP services in 40cm void provided in the design.