Project Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Presidential Flight Guest Reception Terminal

Special reception for state visits

Activity: Buildings
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VVIP dignitaries landing at Abu Dhabi will be ushered into a private terminal where marble rules. Six Construct built this gem in a mere 11 months.

A very special welcome

State guests will set foot on Abu Dhabi soil in a very special setting: their own terminal. It has 10,000m² of reception, gala, conference and press rooms on the ground floor, as well as two gardens, two presidential suites and two Majilis – spaces set aside for specific official ceremonies. A second floor measuring 10,000m² houses all the specific airport infrastructure these VVIPs need: a telescopic boarding bridge, baggage handling system and more.

Carpentry and monumental doors

A further 10,000m² is given over to parking, with landscaped areas measuring some 35,000m², an aircraft parking area, access ramp and heliport, electricity substation and security infrastructure. Six Construct employed 52,000m³ of reinforced concrete throughout the terminal, plus 23,000m² of marble, and other high-quality materials: 1,400m² of wall fabrics, 1,200m² of decorative panelling and six hand-crafted monumental doors.

We overcame this challenge thanks to our teams’ inventiveness and determination.

Denis Mohamed
Project Director

A gem in 11 months

These highly exceptional finishes were achieved in record time: Six Construct built and finished the terminal to a very high standard in just 11 months. The roof was prefabricated and installed in a single lift, and the marble brought in by air freight.

Project details

Project name

Presidential Flight Guest Reception Terminal

Area(s) of expertise

Airports

Contract type

Build

Location

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Stakeholder(s)

Six Construct

Client

The Supervision Committee for the Construction of the State Guest Reception Terminal (SRGT), under the Ministry of Presidential Affairs U.A.E.

Building Period

2010 - 2010

Total value

€ 71.5 million

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