Limitless has awarded a $61.9m (AED227.5m) construction contract for the completion of two residential towers at The Galleries, Downtown Jebel Ali.

UAE-based Eastern International has been appinted to carry out the work at the developer's 200ha master development.

The work is set to commence immediately and is scheduled for completion during Q3 2017.

The 27-storey towers, which boast a combined built up area of 936,000 sq ft, are already 70% complete.

The two towers comprise 641 apartments as well as ground-floor retail space spanning 68,000 sq ft.

The resedential towers are located opposite four fully operational office towers that make up The Galleries' business community - which includes a 200,000 sq ft landscaped, shaded plaza separating the office and residential complexes.

Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman, Limitless, said: "The Galleries is already a firmly-established, vibrant commercial hub and home to some of the world's biggest names in business.

"With the completion of these two towers, we can look forward to The Galleries growing into a full mixed-use, strategically-located community that combines top-flight office accommodation with high-standards of living and leisure."