When construction starts on a giant cat-shaped building in the city of Dubai
Construction on a gargantuan cat-shape building has begun in the UAE, according to construction workers.
The massive building will house 1,400 workers who will be tasked with cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the sprawling, 80-meter-high structure.
It is one of the biggest construction projects in the world, with plans to be completed by 2022.
Construction on the building, located in Dubai’s Al-Ahli district, is expected to begin in 2018, according the project’s website.
The project is being led by Al-Khaleej Group, the largest private construction company in the Middle East.
The site is located in the Dubai Economic City, and was developed in cooperation with the Emirati government.
The building will be located in Al-Arabiya, a former gold mining town that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The construction of the structure is scheduled to take place in 2022.
Al-Shaarah, the construction company behind the project, said the project will bring economic benefits to the UAE.
The government is paying a fee for the building to be built.
“The project is part of the economic development of the UAE and we are looking forward to working with our partners to bring the project to life,” the company said in a statement.
The Dubai Economic District is known for its rich heritage, including the Al-Rai and the Grand Mosque.
It also hosts the International Hotel Dubai, a landmark in the heart of the city that is currently undergoing extensive renovations.
Al Jazeera and The Associated Press contributed to this report.