The first phase of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island is on track and construction work on the project’s St Regis hotel will start in July, according to the master developer.

The Tourism Development and Investment Company said the construction contract for work on the hotel would be announced in the next 10 days.

The TDIC says the whole development – which includes cultural projects such as the Louvre and Guggenheim museums – would be finished by 2020, two years later than originally projected.

The National