Feb 18, 2013 - PropertyGuru.com.sg
A new 6.3 million sq ft island is being developed 500m off the coast of Dubai. Once completed, Jumana Island will be home to an upcoming luxury boutique resort, low-rise apartment buildings, super-luxury beachfront homes and a private marina.
According to media reports, the island was commissioned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai through his privately-owned Meraas Holding.
The island will connect to Jumeirah Road, which runs along the Jumeirah shoreline via a 300m bridge. Reclamation works are now underway.
Prior to this, the company also announced that it would build Bluewaters Island directly opposite from the Jumeirah Beach Residence development that will offer five-star hotels and resorts, apartments and villas, al fresco dining and entertainment options.
The island city will also feature a 688-foot Ferris Wheel to be named the Dubai Eye.
“Dubai Eye will serve as yet another iconic structure and will distinctively dominate the Dubai skyline. We are confident Bluewaters will develop into a key attraction for the UAE, further enhancing the emirate's status as the preferred global entertainment and retail hub. With its refreshing and well-appointed mix of amusement avenues as well as dining and shopping choices, the island city will provide limitless options for smart living and leisure,” stated Abdullah Al Habbai, Chairman of Meraas.
Construction on Bluewaters Island will start by April. It will be linked to major transportation networks while a cable car and pedestrian bridge will connect to Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The 40-tower Jumeirah Beach Residence comprises of apartments, hotels, retail outlets and restaurants.
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