Aldar Properties has said that all 43 rides at its Yas Waterworld project have now been installed ahead of the attraction's opening in the fourth quarter of this year.
The company also said that its 59-storey office tower at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi is "very close" to completion.
An 88-storey residential building on the same site is almost finished externally, but internal finishes to its 474 apartments are ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Mall at World Trade Centre is also in finishing stages, whith testing of its MEP systems currently being undertaken and the House of Fraser anchor store and an eight-screen Grand Cinema at fit-out stage. The 10,000 sqm mall is set to contain around 180 boutique stores and will open its doors at the start of 2013.
The sprawling Yas Mall remains on track to complete by the fourth quarter of 2013 - two years behind its initial proposed opening date. Once complete, Yas Mall will contain Abu Dhabi's first Geant hypermarket, a 14-screen digital Cineplex outlet and over 450 retail units.
Aldar said piling work for the 235,000 sqm complex of buildings has been complete, with pile caps for its 10,000-space covered car park and department store now in place. Casting of the lower ground slab for the main mall is now almost half-finished.
Aldar CEO Sami Asad also said that the second phase of its Al Falah development containing thousands of villas for UAE nationals "is currently being handed over".
In total, the scheme contains 4,857 villas. Over 1,000 were handed over in the first quarter of 2012, and 1,079 units in the second phase are being delivered throughout July and August.
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