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  • Bus Shelter Advertising
  • Bus Shelter Construction

The Government of Abu Dhabi proposes building 3,500+ bus shelters to meet a 5x anticipated rise in demand by 2030 and is keen to explore revenue options that could support long-term sustainability. The Government seeks a long-term output-based service delivery contract in order to leverage private sector expertise to monetise advertising revenues from bus shelters.

As part of a wider initiative, the scope of this project is to build advertising space on 176 existing bus shelters and monetise revenues from advertising. In addition, the concessionaire will be allowed to monetise advertising from 342 new air-conditioned bus shelters being built by the Government of Abu Dhabi across the island city.

The concessionaire would have exclusive rights to monetise advertising space on 176 existing bus shelters and 342 new bus shelters over a long term contract.

The concessionaire would have exclusive rights to generate advertising revenues for a period of ten (10) years.

Bus trips in Abu Dhabi are anticipated to rise 5x by 2030. To meet this demand, the Government of Abu Dhabi estimates that an addition 3,500+ bus shelters are required across Abu Dhabi.The Government seeks a public-private partnership model for a long-term output-based service delivery contracting order to leverage private sector expertise in the construction and maintenance of the bus shelters. In addition the contract will allow the private developer to exploit retail potential at selected bus shelter locations. 

As part of this wider initiative, the scope of this project is to Build, Operate and Transfer 400 new air-conditioned bus shelters across Abu Dhabi for a period of 15 years using an availability payment-based model.

The private developer will also be given the right to

a) Develop, operate and transfer retail facilities across selected bus shelter locations
b) Deploy, operate and transfer ATMs/Vending machines across any bus shelter location in Abu Dhabi island

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