Viceroy Dubai in JVC set for 2018 opening

Work on the 60-storey tower was initially scheduled to complete at the end of the year before being pushed back due to a fire that broke out in August 2016

The Viceroy Dubai in Jumeirah Village Circle was hit by a fire in August 2016.
The Viceroy Dubai in Jumeirah Village Circle was hit by a fire in August 2016.

The Viceroy Dubai in Jumeirah Village Circle, which was hit by a fire last year, is said to be scheduled for a 2018 opening, China State Construction Engineering Corporation's Middle East (CSCECME) chairman reportedly said.

Work on the 60-storey tower, which will house 247 hotel rooms and 254 apartments, was initially scheduled to complete at the end of the year before being pushed back due to a fire that broke out in August 2016, The National reported.

Yu Tao, chairman of CSCECME, gave an update, saying: “It's probably the later part of the year, but we will target by the summertime.

"This would be extremely challenging, but still we are trying our best."

The construction of the hotel had been held back from progressing vertically because of safety tests being implemented by CSCECME in coordination with the developer Skai Holding.

The contractor continued advanced work on the basement and podium levels while waiting for clearance to move forward with the structural works.

CSCECME and Skai Holdings have already received the building completion certificate for the 20-storey Palm Viceroy hotel at Palm Jumeirah, which is scheduled to open next month.
 

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