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THE DUBAI GUYS
January 19th, 2008, 11:00 PM
The Universe will be a cluster of large coral- shaped islands, which will see the development of major residential, commercial and tourism projects. The
Nakheel announces new multi-billion island project
By Saifur Rahman, Business News Editor
Published: January 19, 2008, 23:12
Dubai: Nakheel, the developer of the three iconic palm islands and the World, is expanding Dubai's coastline with the launch of a massive real estate development, the Universe - which will spread from the Palm Jumeirah to Palm Deira.
The Universe will be a cluster of large coral- shaped islands, which will see the development of major residential, commercial and tourism projects. The Universe will have 3,000 hectares of land and will take 15 to 20 years to develop.
"The biggest risk is not taking a risk at all," Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of Nakheel, told a gathering of VIPs on Saturday.
He said his company has overcome a lot of challenges in developing the Palm trilogy and the World.
Nakheel's expertise will be tested in the new development, he said.
He also announced on Saturday that 50 per cent of the World project has already been sold out. Nakheel will progressively announce the phased development of the Universe in the coming months.
Development: project to replace port
Nakheel announced a new real estate project that will replace Dubai's Port Rashid.
The project spread over 700 hectares of land is expected to take up to 10 years to complete. On completion it will accommodate more than 300,000 people.
In order to maintain sustainable marine development , Nakheel has announced an investment of 100 million per year for the next 5 years to develop marine communities.
THE DUBAI GUYS
January 19th, 2008, 11:04 PM
The finding of the Day: Redevelopment of Port Rashid!!!! AMAZING !!!!
Port Rashid Master Plan
Port Rashid, a busy seaport in the Gulf city of Dubai, is being replaced by a larger and more efficient seaport five kilometers to the northwest. This move will leave a great waterfront redevelopment opportunity at Port Rashid. COLAB has been commissioned to master plan this expansive area as a new residential, commercial, and government center. The water-oriented design takes its inspiration from Venice and Amsterdam by incorporating a hierarchy of canals and streets. The integration of "water streets" and canals along with ample shaded areas work to create a pleasant pedestrian environment in this harsh desert climate.
...Although this partly uses the Martime City location so it cannot be the final plan...
THE DUBAI GUYS
January 19th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Nakheel unveils Dh200m plan for sustainable coasts
by Joseph George on Sunday,January 20,2008
Developer Nakheel yesterday launched a Dh200 million initiative aimed at promoting the development of sustainable coastal projects. The Dubai-based company said it will invest the money in the scheme – called Blue Communities – over the next three years.
International and local experts will establish a set of standards to be followed by developers engaged in coastal projects – at present no such scheme exists. And there will be a Blue Communities charter and governing body. Nakheel is building a number of massive coastal and offshore developments in Dubai, including the three Palm projects, The World and Dubai Waterfront.
Yesterday the company announced two new ventures – an island community called the Universe and plans to redevelop Port Rashid.
“The Blue Communities scheme is a call to action,” said Nakheel Executive Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem (pictured above with Sheikh Mayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum).
“Almost two-thirds of the world’s population lives in coastal communities and a large amount of development is taking place in these locations. There is a need for significant investment in research and development and the positive transformation of these environments. Our investment of Dh200 million demonstrates Nakheel’s commitment to this new initiative.”
Full details of the Universe and Port Rashid projects will be revealed at the Tourism Development Projects and Investment Market (TDIM) exhibition, which opens in Dubai today. The Universe – described as being “inspired by the spirit of discovery” – will be built on reclaimed islands in the shape of a cradle beneath The World and will stretch from The Palm Jumeirah to Port Rashid. It will follow the principles established by the Blue Communities initiative, whose offices will be at Port Rashid.
Emirates Business recently revealed that the port’s container facilities were being moved to Jebel Ali. The redevelopment will take the form of a tribute to Sheikh Rashid and will reflect the history of Dubai while boasting the most modern dock facilities.
Nakheel Chief Executive Chris O’Donnell told Emirates Business: “We are already following the world’s best practices and our idea is to go a step further and find the next level in sustainability. Blue Communities will be like a think tank and will engage leading thinkers, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to take an active role in developing the initiative. The long-term aim is for Blue Communities to provide leadership in the development of sustainable coastal communities.”
The new initiative will fund research and development activity and promote active engagement with international experts on the issues of sustainable development and the construction, management and governance of coastal communities around the world.
Bin Sulayem said Nakheel, which was formed in 2001, has achieved a great deal in a short time.
“We are known worldwide as an innovator, building icons and landmarks for the future. We are a leader in the region and internationally and we have written the rule book on waterfront development. We now want to take that pioneering approach and apply it to the creation of Blue Communities,” he said.
The launch event, which was attended by 500 leading figures from government, industry and media, was held in a specially constructed dome on the beachfront behind Nakheel’s sales centre at The Palm Jumeirah.
Earlier this year Nakheel signed a four-year agreement with the United Nations University on Marine Ecosystem Management to develop a comprehensive environmental monitoring programme for the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The scheme is intended to help maintain sustainable marine ecosystems and reduce adverse impacts. The plan is to engage a team of leading coastal management experts and includes a review of Nakheel’s existing monitoring activities.
Plans will be designed and implemented for sustainable management of the marine environments in and around the major coastal projects initiated by Nakheel.
Nakheel will play a key role at the first TDIM exhibition, where it will have the largest stand in the company’s history. Its waterfront developments will feature in two large domes. The company will unveil a 13-metre scale model of Dubai and present a show detailing the role the waterfront has played in the growth of the city.
Nakheel – part of Dubai World – is one of the world’s largest privately held property developers and its projects are projected to be worth $60 billion. When completed, its waterfront schemes will add more than 1,000km of shoreline to Dubai’s coastline.
Dh200m: Cost of Nakheel’s new Blue Communities initiative
$60bn: Projected value of Nakheel’s construction projects
January 19th, 2008, 11:15 PM
So obviously no Al Burj till Cityscape. :yes:
January 20th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Read it from the gulfnews today. All I can say is that they wont stop developing offshore!:cheers:
This is massive!:nuts:
January 20th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Related thread here...
THE DUBAI GUYS
January 20th, 2008, 03:59 PM
January 20th, 2008, 06:12 PM
pic from the Nakheel:
The Universe and redevelopment of Port Rashid
January 20th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Port Rashid: background
Port Rashid is to be re-developed by Nakheel to create a mixed-use urban waterfront which will generate jobs, attract tourism and help drive economic growth for Dubai and the UAE.
When it officially opened in 1972, Port Rashid, or Mina’ Rashid, put Dubai firmly on the maritime map, radically increasing trade. Given the change in the market, port dynamics, and the rise of Jebel Ali Port (one of the world’s largest ports, and the largest between Rotterdam and Singapore), Port Rashid will be redeveloped. Plans are underway which involve the expansion of the existing Port Rashid land area through land reclamation.
The project is still in its early concept stages but it is estimated that with the regeneration and development of Port Rashid, Nakheel will create an urban waterfront development with an approximate residential population of 200,000. The project area is expected to cover approximately 730 hectares, with 500 hectares of this land being reclaimed. Integral to the development will be Port Rashid’s continued operation as the main port in Dubai for tourist and cruise vessels. Most general and non-containerised cargo handling operations are being transferred to Jebel Ali Port as a result of increased customer demand for its state-of the art facilities.
Nakheel will draw on its unrivalled expertise as a global pioneer in waterfront developments in its work at Port Rashid. In accordance with Nakheel’s sustainability commitment, innovative design and planning will ensure the Port is developed responsibly, and any adverse environmental impacts are minimised.
Nakheel takes great pride in Dubai’s heritage – as well as in building its future. At Port Rashid, Nakheel will pay homage to the maritime history that helped shape the success of the Emirate.
Port Rashid: key facts
- The cargo port at Port Rashid is being decommissioned as of August 2008
- The existing tourist and cruise vessel port will be integral to the redevelopment
- Sales launch for Phase 1 plots to take place in first half of 2008
- Expected residential population: 200,000
- Expected day time population: 372,000
- Size of development: approximately 730 hectares including 500 hectares of reclaimed land
- Once build out, it is estimated that the development will comprise of 22 million square meters of commercial, mixed use and residential development
- Estimated completion date: Phase 1 plots anticipated to be ready by late 2009. Reclamation and marine works for the new land area anticipated to be completed within 3-5 years of the project’s announcement (Jan 2008)
January 20th, 2008, 06:17 PM
So obviously no Al Burj till Cityscape. :yes:
we have still 2 more days of TDIM 2008 , if not ,then 6th of May, Arabian Travel Market:)
January 21st, 2008, 09:19 AM
Port Rashid property sale in February
By Shakir Husain, Staff Reporter
Published: January 21, 2008, 01:27
Dubai: Nakheel, a real estate arm of Dubai World, said it will launch Port Rashid property sales next month as part of the area's redevelopment that will see all cargo operations shifted to Jebel Ali.
The plan involves land reclamation for residential buildings, office towers and retail facilities. More than 200,000 people are expected to live in the planned urban community.
It will involve huge land reclamation between the port and the Palm Deira Island. "We are estimating the total site area to be 73 million square feet. The existing area is 25 per cent of that," Nakheel's managing director for design and development Abdul Rahman Kalantar told Gulf News.
Nakheel said it is "committed to preserving and expanding this site of historic importance with a new urban waterfront that will create real estate, generate jobs, attract tourism and help drive economic growth."
Port operator DP World is expected to move all its cargo business, including container terminal activities, to its flagship port in Jebel Ali by August this year. "They have already started decommissioning some of their operations," Kalantar said.
DP World said earlier this month that it is closing general and non-containerised cargo handling operations. The port complex also houses the offices of Dubai Customs and a cruise terminal. Nakheel said both these facilities will continue to be in the area but cruise terminal will be expanded to cater to the growing number of tourists.
"There is going to be a bigger terminal. We are coordinating the expansion with the tourism department," Kalantar said.
He said the master plan will be ready by the end of this month and sales of the planned properties will be launched in February.
"The theme of the project will be heritage," Kalantar said, adding that this is in view of the historic role Port Rashid played in Dubai's growth. The project is in the shape of an oryx.
Nakheel's developments spread across more than two billion square feet of land and the company puts the value of its projects at $60 billion. Upon completion, Nakheel's waterfront projects will add 1,000 kilometres of shoreline to Dubai's coastline. Its portfolio includes The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali, The Palm Deira, The World, Waterfront, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Heights, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Furjan, International City, Dragon Mart Complex, Dubai Promenade and Dubai Design Centre.
Nakheel chairman Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem said in a statement the Port Rashid redevelopment plan will "pay homage to the maritime history that helped shape the success of the emirate."
"We will ensure that the importance of the site and the people who have worked and lived there since its creation are preserved for future generations," Bin Sulayem said.
THE DUBAI GUYS
January 26th, 2008, 04:32 PM
"The redevelopment of Port Rashid is expected to create a port community on a par with London's Canary Wharf and the Melbourne Docklands."
February 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Port Rashid in $12bn redesign
By Hamed Al Sewerky on Saturday, February 23 , 2008
Nakheel has invited a large number of businessmen, developers and investors in the contracting and real estate sectors to look into its most recent project – the massive redevelopment of Port Rashid – which is likely to see investments worth $12 billion (Dh44bn).
The area will be completely redesigned to change the skyline to towering skyscrapers and luxury resorts from the present view of massive cranes and huge ships. Once completed, the in-city stretch of the coast will be transformed into a major tourism attraction and lifestyle offering with residential, commercial and hospitality projects boasting iconic structures.
The proposed redrawing of the area includes land reclamation projects adding to the city’s coastline. The reconstructed project will accommodate about 200,000 people.
During the meeting to be held soon, potential investors will be briefed on the redesign, including additional land reclaimed from the sea. The master developer aims to give businessmen a general idea of the project, its area and the nature and cost of investments.
A potential investor who has information on the project told Emirates Business that Nakheel will offer projects worth a combined total of $12bn to be developed by investors and developers.
The mixed-use projects include residential and commercial towers, a yacht harbour and sports and entertainment facilities. Nakheel will master-develop the area creating the infrastructure, which will include filling up part of the port with earth and enlarging the surrounding land area.
Tenants at Port Rashid have received notices to evacuate the port. However, the cruise terminal has been retained as part of the new development designs, but may undergo some modifications.
During the past few years and especially in recent months, operations at Port Rashid have been gradually moved to Jebel Ali Port. The former premier port of the Gulf was constrained as the city grew around it and led to traffic congestion. The redevelopment of Port Rashid Port along with The Universe comes in line with the initiative that Nakheel called Blue Communities.
April 12th, 2008, 02:52 PM
the new nakheel video shows port rashid for a splint of a second at about 0:54
some towers and midrise can be seen....
May 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
Does anyone have a masterplan?
May 4th, 2008, 08:19 AM
I have 3
May 4th, 2008, 10:20 AM
I have 3
Then post them !!! :cheers: :)
May 4th, 2008, 12:31 PM
You see... that was irony.
If anyone did have a master plan, it seems unlikley that a random demand would suddenly make them post it.
go on, prove me wrong people!
THE DUBAI GUYS
June 6th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Nakheel evaluates bids for Port Rashid dredging
Published: 04 June 2008 13:04 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 04 June 2008 16:11
Local real estate developer Nakheel is evaluating bids for the reclamation contract on the Port Rashid redevelopment in Dubai.
The works involve the dredging and reclamation of 38 million cubic metres of material that will be used to create a man-made island that will resemble a desert gazelle or oryx when viewed from above. The land is expected to provide housing for 200,000 people.
The bidders include Van Oord and Royal Boskalis Westminster, both of the Netherlands and two Belgium-based firms, Jan De Nul and Dredging International.
Most of Dubai's port traffic is being moved to Jebel Ali, but Port Rashid will continue to operate as the main port for tourist and cruise vessels (MEED 13:3:08).
June 10th, 2008, 08:07 AM
a gazelle or oryx's head? :lol:
THE DUBAI GUYS
June 10th, 2008, 10:10 AM
High premium on Port Rashid plots
Port Rashid will be developed as a mixed-use project, which will include residential units for 200,000 people. (NASSER YOUNES)
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Hamed Al Sewerky on 6/9/2008
Nakheel has concluded the sale of the first batch of plots to developers in Port Rashid – the only beachfront area within the city of Dubai left for development.
The plots were sold at an average of Dh750 per square foot. Land is projected to be handed over to developers by the end of this year.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Nakheel chairman, declined to disclose the volume or value of the sales, but Emirates Business has learned that the cheapest plot in the area has been sold for Dh412 million, which comes to Dh729 per square foot for a plot of about 587,000 square foot.
Nakheel had invited developers a month ago to look at its redevelopment plans for Port Rashid.
Bin Sulayem told Emirates Business that the plots have been sold to a number of real estate development firms from the UAE and abroad, adding that Nakheel is studying the release of the next batch of plots to developers. Bin Sulayem rejected complaints from some developers that his company had exaggerated the prices of the plots to very high levels. "The fact that all the plots that were on offer sold out within weeks is an evidence that prices were realistic to the value put on the plots by developers," he said.
The average per square foot price of Dh750 was considered very high by some developers. They also complained that they were bound by contract not to sell their plots to other developers for a mark-up.
However, Nakheel clarified that the buyers can develop the plots as their own projects and sell units within their development to home and office buyers. Nakheel has given developers 18 month to settle the purchase of the land. They had to pay 10 per cent as a booking deposit. Another 10 per cent each has to be paid this month and in September. By the end of the year or at the handover of the land, whichever comes first, another 20 per cent has to be paid.
The balance 50 per cent has to be paid next year with 20 per cent in March 2009, or after three month from the handover. And 10 per cent each has to be paid in June, September and December 2009.
Bin Sulayem said Nakheel has studied a number of its own projects to be developed in Port Rashid area. He gave no details saying that these will be announced at an appropriate time.
The Nakheel chairman denied that Emaar had bought any of the Port Rashid plots on offer as these plots were too small for a master developer, adding that some of the plots on sale were bought by some of the best known names in the global real estate industry.
It is not yet known what the per square foot price of a built-up property in Port Rashid is likely to be. However, at the neighbouring Dubai Maritime City, ETA Star is selling its Verde project at Dh4,000 to Dh5,000 per square foot.
Port Rashid will be developed as a mixed-use project
THE DUBAI GUYS
June 24th, 2008, 09:45 AM
ok so this is the NEW masterplan by nakheel for port rashid...they added an island but NOTHING looks like an oryx's head!
June 25th, 2008, 07:48 AM
^^ it just looks really odd :tongue2:
A.U.S. arch. Student
June 25th, 2008, 08:02 AM
All of it looks odd and congested, I mean the entrace to the creek is completely lost within a miss-mash of islands that will for sure create years of silt filled waters and massive loss of sea life (break waters creating new reefs blah blah blah please....they cannot possibly balance the enviromental impact these islands will have).
THE DUBAI GUYS
June 25th, 2008, 10:08 AM
how they intend on getting ships thru that MESS is beyond me...
July 4th, 2008, 10:44 PM
two new renders of Port Rashid
July 4th, 2008, 10:49 PM
wow awesome renders now I can finally see the oryx's head!^^
THE DUBAI GUYS
July 6th, 2008, 09:38 AM
here is the oryxa head...I think...sans that circular island:
July 13th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Nakheel begins Port Rashid redevelopment
Published: July 13, 2008, 13:30
Dubai: Nakheel, a Dubai World company and one of the world’s largest and most innovative real estate developers, has revealed the latest progress at its most recently launched coastal development in Dubai, which includes the completion of stage one of land sales and a major contract award.
Revealed as a project in January this year, the redevelopment of Port Rashid has been named Mina Rashid. The redevelopment will build on the culture and heritage of the original port and will be a tribute to the memory of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the father of modern-day Dubai.
Nakheel has also announced a major contract win at Mina Rashid awarded to joint venture, Dredging International – Boskalis Westminster Middle East. The contract, worth Dh2.2 billion will include a sizeable amount of land reclamation including the construction of a breakwater and shore protection.
A total of approximately 86 million metres cubed of sand will be dredged reclaiming 540 hectares of new land. Work will start immediately and will be completed within a period of two and a half years.
The developer has also revealed that the first stage of land sales at Mina Rashid has been completed. Over twenty plots have been sold to local, regional and international developers and will be handed over at the end of this year.
Nakheel recently invited a number of developers to look at its redevelopment plans for Port Rashid and available plots were sold out in a matter of weeks
July 16th, 2008, 01:27 PM
So let's hope this is completely seperate from the Universe.
THE DUBAI GUYS
July 22nd, 2008, 01:56 PM
that was quick!!!!!
Dredging starts at Dubai's Port Rashid
Published: 21 July 2008 13:50 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 21 July 2008 16:30
The joint venture of Belgium's Dredging International and Royal Boskalis Westminster of the Netherlands has started work on the dredging and reclamation package for the redevelopment of Mina Rashid, also known as Port Rashid, in Dubai.
Nakheel awarded the AED2.2bn ($600m) reclamation contract in early July. The two-and-a-half-year contract involves 86 million cubic metres of sand that will form 540 hectares of new land, and the construction of a breakwater and shore protection.
The overall development will be about 760 hectares in size, of which about 600 hectares will be reclaimed. It includes residential, office and commercial buildings. The development have 17.5 kilometres of waterfront and is expected to house 225,000 people.
It will also include a range of community facilities including schools, mosques, museums, parks and a hospital and medical centre, and will be home to a new luxury cruise terminal (MEED 13:7:08).
July 23rd, 2008, 02:09 PM
Nakheel begins reclamation of Mina Rashid
Abdulrahman Kalantar, Managing Director Design & Planning at Nakheel
Abdulrahman Kalantar, Managing Director of Design and Planning, Nakheel makes the call to the Seaway (pictured), a Boskalis trailer suction hopper dredger vessel, to initiate the reclamation of Mina Rashid on Tuesday 15 July. Representatives from Joint Venture Dredging International – Boskalis Westminster Middle East, who are responsible for the land reclamation, were also present. The works include the construction of a breakwater and shore protection in a contract worth AED 2.2 billion. A total of approximately 86 million metres cubed of sand will be dredged reclaiming 540 hectares of new land.
The redevelopment of Mina Rashid will build on the culture and heritage of the original port and will be a tribute to the memory of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the father of modern-day Dubai. The project will provide a balance of residential, office and commercial development within an urban waterfront environment. It will have 17.5 kilometers of waterfront promenade and the projected population will be 225,000 people. Mina Rashid will have a host of public transport options including an internal mass transit and water taxi system that will provide links to the Dubai Metro, Dubai Maritime City and Palm Deira.
July 23rd, 2008, 04:16 PM
this goes partly on the expense of Palm Deira. Its left "wing" island has been downsized due to this development...
September 15th, 2008, 02:56 AM
P&T signed up for Mina Rashid project
Architecture practice P&T has been signed up by Azizi Investments as architect and consultant for a as-yet unnamed project at Mina Rashid.
The tower, scheduled to be G+45, is expected to comply with the overall design ethos of the development, masterplanned by Nakheel. Mina Rashid is being developed to emphasise the culture and heritage of the original port.
“We are wholly confident that P&T has the experience to deliver designs which will be iconic yet sensitive to the cultural heritage of Mina Rashid,” said Merwiss Azizi, chairman of Azizi Investments.
“[We] are looking forward to using the experience we have gained on world-class projects in Asia and the Middle East to deliver Azizi a signature project,” said James Abbot, director of P&T Dubai.
P&T is Hong Kong-based but has operated an office in Dubai since 2004. Previous projects include the City of Arabia in Dubailand and the Tamweel Headquarters in Dubai.
September 18th, 2008, 12:08 AM
how they intend on getting ships thru that MESS is beyond me...
All those long paragraphs of achievements & praises of Jebel Ali Port is not all truth (Some are artificial statements containing CRAP).I'll also admit the positive work done by the Dubai Govt in regards to its Port but as far as I remember : Too Much Negatives as compared to Positives ..........
Its human psycology to highlight its good deeds but when it comes to malpractices ,its tends to ignore & hide them !!!!!!!
:gaah: :mad: :mad2: :wallbash: :weirdo:
November 22nd, 2008, 06:17 PM
November 25th, 2008, 12:12 PM
a different angle
November 25th, 2008, 11:10 PM
a different angle
You missed the date of the article ;)
November 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM
just as we speak!!!!
November 30th, 2008, 03:10 PM
oldie but goldie
February 5th, 2009, 01:01 PM
port rashid. cleared for constriction...
February 5th, 2009, 06:26 PM
^^ You mean for parking :D
February 5th, 2009, 07:46 PM
^^ You mean for parking :D
well maybe yes ;)
May 9th, 2009, 07:43 PM
new plans for the port?
June 9th, 2009, 10:50 AM
any updates about Mina Rashid?
is the cruise terminal contract awarded?
June 9th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Work on Nakheel Tower further delayed
by Jamie Stewart Jun 8, 2009
Nakheel has further pushed back work on its flagship 1km-high Nakheel Tower project.
Work on the project will not resume until the start of June next year at the earliest, a spokesperson for the Dubai-based master developer has confirmed.
Development was set to resume in January next year after being placed on hold for what was originally a 12 month period at the beginning of this year.
But, asked to confirm whether the developer still intended to resume work in January, a spokesperson said that “further work on the foundations of Nakheel Harbour and Tower will commence in 12 months.
“This is part of our readjustment of our immediate business plans, to better reflect the current market trends and match supply with demand.”
Construction of the tower was originally expected to take ten years to complete in phases, with work on the foundations alone scheduled to take three years. WSP Group was appointed structural engineer on the tower in October last year.
The tower, when built, will stand around 200 storeys tall and have around 150 lifts. It will form the centrepiece of a 2.7 million m2 marina development called Nakheel Harbour and Tower near to Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall.
The original master plan for the Nakheel Harbour and Tower project included a further 40 towers ranging in height from 20 storeys to 90 storeys.
“There has been no further update, so as far as we’re concerned it’s just stopped,” said WSP Middle East engineering director Stephen Taylor.
There is a lot for Nakheel to consider,” Taylor added. “This is not their only project. But we’re not expecting anything over the next 12 months. It will be a bonus if it does come along.”
Nakheel has pledged to complete all of its under-construction projects, though has said it is actively seeking “to align supply and demand more closely” through the restructuring of existing contracts.
“This has meant readjusting work on some of our projects, particularly those with longer timeframes of a decade or more [such as the Harbour and Tower], and focusing on the delivery of those developments and communities that are under construction,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Nakheel also said that construction of a cruise terminal at Mina Rashid, which firms were invited to tender for last month, will go ahead despite other projects remaining on hold.
“We will press on with the terminal because we already have people booked in for cruises for years to come,” the spokesperson said.
November 27th, 2009, 12:39 AM
November 29th, 2009, 09:04 PM
November 30th, 2009, 12:17 AM
your pictures are actually showing the drydocks but great shots anyway :) also great detail!
November 30th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Yes I know but didnt find a thread for the Port Rashid:)
THE DUBAI GUYS
November 30th, 2009, 12:20 PM
jumeirah garden city island reclamation??? What is going on infront of union house???
February 23rd, 2010, 11:13 PM
March 17th, 2010, 01:39 AM
A few pics of the QE2 now abandoned at Port Rashid. Sad sight..
>> Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1258298/QE2-abandoned-Port-Rashid-Dubai.html)
March 24th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Hy Dubai guys,
I believe thats reclaimationwork for the transferium (transportcentrum) to the world and other projects.
oops oops, i am wrong. it must be pearl jumeirah.
November 21st, 2010, 09:46 PM
Move aimed at coping with rise in number of visitors to the country.
# By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter | Published: 00:00 November 21, 2010
Dubai: The Dubai Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department opened another new office at its tourist building at Port Rashid, said a senior ministry of interior official.
The new office will open its door on Sunday to visitors at theTourist Passport Control Office at Port Rashid.
Colonel Salah Bin Suloom, Assistant Director General for Residency External Services Offices, said the new office will cope with the increase in number of tourists coming to Dubai and UAE.
"We are doing our best to give full support to the tourism sector in the country and to ease the process of the tourists coming to the UAE," he said.
"We are trying to speed, fasten and ease the in and out of tourist movement to the country and to offer them comfortable service without any kind of complications so they will have a happy stay here," he said.
At the same time with the beginning of the tourism season the tourist cruise boat Seven Sea Marine arrived at Port Rashid with 1,124 passengers and crew.
Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of Dubai Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, told Gulf News on Saturday that this is part of the residency's efforts to enhance tourist sector in the country.
"Dubai and the UAE has become a tourist destination and people are flooding from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of the country and to shop," he said.
Gulf News (http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/visa/new-residency-office-at-port-rashid-1.715068?localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=Feeds&utm_medium=RSS&utm_term=UAE_news_RSS_feed&utm_content=1.715068&utm_campaign=_New_Residency_office_at_Port_Rashid)
November 29th, 2010, 06:45 PM
zero progress ^^
October 21st, 2011, 04:22 AM
Dubai World announced at the Seatrade Convention held at Meydan this past week the development of port rashid which will include a world class cruise terminal village. This was well received by all cruise convention attendees.
When the development commences is another question.
THE DUBAI GUYS
October 21st, 2011, 08:24 AM
could this be part of it???
THE DUBAI GUYS
October 22nd, 2011, 05:18 PM
this is what I had mentioned in the gossip thread...from today:
new area name???
its located somewhere in the red square
October 25th, 2011, 10:21 AM
^^ Good find, though I think it's more a regular building being built and is probably not linked to PR, but I could be wrong.....
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October 27th, 2011, 06:38 AM
from today's papers...
October 27th, 2011, 10:16 AM
It looks stunning! Love that massive resort on the corner. Very Madinat Jumeirah esque.....
Back to basics for Dubai. Good to see them doing what they do best. Tourism and hospitality. Not a commercial building in sight! Excellent! :D
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October 27th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Cruise terminal to be expanded
Facility's capacity will be increased from two ships to five by the end of next year
By Aya Lowe, Staff Reporter
Published: 00:00 October 27, 2011
Dubai: DP World said yesterday it is accepting construction tenders for the expansion of Port Rashid's cruise terminal.
Dubai Cruise Terminal, which was built in 2001, can berth two cruise ships carrying a total of 7,000 passengers.
The global marine terminal operator plans to expand the terminal by 60,960 square metres to accommodate five cruise ships by the end of next year.
"Development of the cruise terminal facilities at Port Rashid supports Dubai's long term strategy to stimulate growth and development in the traditionally strong tourism sector. The new facility will help Dubai tap into the rapidly growing cruise sector," said Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World.
This new terminal is the first part of a major expansion plan to build a seaport village that will include recreational and retail facilities. Announcements will be made soon on the size, components and time frame of the whole development.
The Dubai cruise terminal currently handles Costa Cruises, Aida and Royal Caribbean. The terminal is expecting two new cruise lines in the coming months. German cruise company TUI will start winter hub operations here next year, and the vessel MSC Lirica, which arrives in Dubai on October 28 en route to Abu Dhabi, will use the country as its winter home port for the first time.
The Dubai cruise terminal saw a 30 per cent growth in tourist traffic between 2009 and 2010 from 100 ships and 260,000 passengers to 120 ships and more than 390,000 passengers. This growth is set to continue in 2011 with a total of 135 vessel calls and 475,000 passengers.
According to Khalid Bin Sulayem, director general of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the emirate is expecting 58 per cent growth in cruise tourism by 2015.
"The new facilities will be very attractive for cruise operators and their passengers, and for the tourism industry as a whole," said Bin Sulayem.
Hamad Bin Mejren, executive director for business tourism at DTCM, put the value of cruise tourism in Dubai at Dh3.5 billion between 2010 and 2015.
Dubai recently hosted the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention in which industry players gathered to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced in expanding the sector.
Issues raised included the visas, which continues to deter tourists from embarking on cruises from here. Multiple-entry visas are issued to business visitors, but cruise ship passengers currently must obtain a different visa for each UAE port they visit. The issue is currently under discussion.
October 27th, 2011, 12:21 PM
By ADAM SCHRECK
The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai is significantly expanding its cruise ship port in an effort to attract more seafaring tourists to the city's Persian Gulf shores.
Dubai's port operator DP World laid out plans Wednesday to open a second cruise ship terminal at the downtown Port Rashid by the end of 2012 to allow up to five cruise liners to dock at a time. The port can handle only two cruise ships at once now.
DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem told reporters gathered at the waterfront terminal that the expansion is needed to keep up with a mushrooming demand from cruise operators hoping to anchor in the emirate. Slots for up to seven ships are envisioned for the future.
Dubai's existing cruise terminal handled 120 ships and more than 390,000 passengers in 2010, according to DP World. The city's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing expects that number to grow to 180 ships and 625,000 passengers by 2015.
Officials say the expansion is part of a broader redevelopment of the port that will include the addition of shopping and recreation facilities. Conceptual drawings show green, tree-filled parks and buildings featuring traditional Gulf architecture, but officials said details for the project are still being worked out.
They didn't say how much it would cost.
Port Rashid is the current home of the Queen Elizabeth 2, the famed British liner Dubai bought in 2007 for $100 million. It's docked just opposite the existing cruise terminal.
Dubai had planned to turn the ship into a floating hotel, but it dropped those plans when the emirate's economy began to sour in 2008. Bin Sulayem declined to discuss the ship's fate when asked about it Wednesday.
"The QE2 is sitting there. It's not going anywhere," he said.
October 26, 2011 12:51 PM EDT
April 11th, 2012, 06:32 PM
For the first time in Dubai, today welcomed 5 Cruise Ships in port all at the same time. With Costa Victoria, Costa Favlosa, Silver Whisper, Pacific Princess, the Queen Mary as well as the permanently docked QE2 in port, 6 cruise ships in total, plus a British 'state of the art' naval destroyer, and Sheikh Matoums private yacht.
MSC Cruises may have pulled out of the Middle East for next cruise season, however with Costa Cruises increasing their ships, and TUI cruises joining the middle east next cruise season, the cruise industry for this region is a promising one. Lets hope the Dubai government fast track the development of port rashid cruise terminal.
April 28th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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July 3rd, 2012, 05:01 PM
Queen Elizabeth 2 to grace Seaport Village
Lily B Libo-on / 2 July 2012
A ‘Seaport Village’ bustling with 500,000 cruise tourists will rise in 18 months from the sandy Port Rashid in Dubai. It will house a floating 300-room luxury hotel inside the majestic Queen Elizabeth 2 with top lifestyle facilities and a Maritime Museum.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, Istithmar World, and chairman of DP World board of directors, outlined this plan for Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and the development in Port Rashid during a press conference on Monday, at the Port Rashid Cruise Terminal.
July 4th, 2012, 12:48 PM
^^ very cool!!
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July 7th, 2012, 09:01 AM
is this a render of part of the Seaort Village????
Why is this image shown with the Al Berwaz Tower project it does not appear to be related to the Zabeel Park project. It looks more related to the redevelopment of Port Rashid.
Anyone any other ideas?