TimeRoyal Hotel &Spa. TimeRoyal Hotel &Spa.

Construction on the Time Royal Hotel & Spa in Dubai Healthcare City will resume in 2018 after it was put on suspension earlier this year, according to a representative from UAE-based developer GGICO.

The hotel, which initially began construction in 2017, was put on hold due to “issues to be resolved with the contractor”, Bashir Osman, head of engineering at GGICO told Construction Week.

“There was some delay and we have suspended the project. We had some issues to be resolved with the contractor as well as design [concerns]. But the hotel will be open by the end of the coming year,” Osman said.

“I think that within a couple of months we can begin construction. The structure of the project and the skeleton are almost complete, with the last two floors remaining.

“We will complete the finishing work and all furnishing work during the coming year,” he added.

Time Royal Hotel & Spa, the firm’s first five-star UAE property, will be located in Healthcare City and is designed to meet the needs of healthcare tourists.

The property will have 277 rooms and is in close proximity to Wafi City Mall shopping and leisure complex.

The hotel will also feature two restaurants, a coffee shop, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a spa, and 684 square metres of meeting space.

Time Hotels announced earlier this year that it would open 10 new properties across the Middle East by 2018, with three located in Dubai.

Time currently has seven properties in the UAE, located in Dubai and Sharjah with a scheduled opening in Fujairah.

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