When prestige financial house EFG Hermes decided to set up an operation in Dubai, they chose DIFC for their office. The only problem was, no suitable office was available for their move in two months time. Solution? Pick up the phone to Al Shirawi. Working very closely with Project Managers M A C E, Ani Chacko and the team from Al Shirawi Contracting Co LLC undertook the whole thing as a complete turn-key project, supplying and installing all flooring, partitions, ceilings, woodwork and glass paneling. A particular feature of this project is the very sleek profiles of the work – take a look at the almost invisible joints between the glass panels, achieved by specifying and unusually slim profile for the edges. Tricky, but the result was definitely worth it! The team also had to work very closely with the MEP agency to ensure that services and finishes were installed in a coordinated fashion, and the whole job was completed and handed over successfully within the original 60 days window. Such was the success of the job and the quality of the finishes achieved that the team went on to win the contract for Kuwait-based real estate investors Grand International’s prestigious new head office in EMAAR Business Park, opposite DIC.