Six companies have submitted bids for construction of the $272.47 million Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Al Jaddaf area, according to official.
"If all goes well, the contract will be awarded in next two months," a Dubai Municipality official told Zawya Projects without naming the bidders.
Earlier reports said that Architectural Consulting Group was mandated as the design and architectural consultants, while enabling works package was awarded to Binladin Contracting Group.
The project, which was launched in early 2016, is expected to be completed by next year and will hold more than 1.5 million volumes, 1 million audio books and 2 million e-books, making it the world’s largest electronic collection and the biggest library in the Arab world.
The Library will also boost Dubai’s tourism sector as it is set to be a major attraction with Dubai Municipality predicting it will put a “significant mark on Dubai Tourism map”.
The seven-storeyed building will include several areas for interaction, educational and cultural activities besides housing more than 4.5 million books.
The project also includes administrative and technical sections, reading halls, a children's library, a business library, an exhibitions centre, a conference centre, service areas and training halls.