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Hill International Receives $51 Million Contract to Manage Construction of Theme Parks Development in Dubai

MARLTON, N.J. and DUBAI, UAE, Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from Meraas Leisure and Entertainment LLC to provide show and ride construction management consultancy services in connection with Phase 1 of the Dubai Parks development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately AED 186.9 million ($50.9 million).

The AED 9.5 billion ($2.6 billion) Dubai Parks development will be a 30-million-square-foot leisure complex and will feature numerous theme parks with hotels, retail, dining and entertainment facilities in the Jebel Ali region of Dubai as well as an inner-city family entertainment center with retail and dining facilities in the Satwa region of Dubai.

"This will be a hallmark leisure development for Dubai," said Mohammed Al Rais, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Middle East) for Hill's Project Management Group. "We are extremely honored and excited to be part of such an important development that will have a significant impact on tourism and the local economy," added Al Rais.

Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the ninth largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.

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