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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #961
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What a great design for a University building
university building? this is the sales center for The Palm Deira
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Old November 8th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #962
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university building? this is the sales center for The Palm Deira
I know I read the caption, just thinking of how nice it would be to study in a building like that...
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Old November 8th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #963
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eh, the new plan seems to have lost all of its dynamics. The last version had so much movement to them
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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #964
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Pretty Pictures

WRONG PALM!

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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #965
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That's on Palm Jumeirah !!
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Old November 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #966
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Work starts on $517mn Palm Deira bridges

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Old November 10th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #967
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Palm Deira project to be completed in 2014



Land equivalent to three Palm Jumeirahs has been reclaimed so far (XAVIER WILSON)

on Sunday, November 09, 2008

Reclamation of The Palm Deira is expected to finish in 2014 and land equivalent to three Palm Jumeirahs has been reclaimed so far, said a senior official yesterday.

"We are currently focusing on the area closest to the Deira side, which will be known as the Deira Island Front. The satellite images of the project show work in progress. The Deira Island front itself is as big as The Palm Jumeirah and spread over five million sqm. We have currently reclaimed land equivalent to three Palm Jumeirahs so far," said Abdulla bin Sulayem, Operations Director at The Palm Deira. "As we speak, vibro-compaction is on and more than 90 per cent is complete on the Deira Island Front, the first phase of the project. Land there is ready for construction. We expect reclamation of the project to be finished in 2014."

He declined to give an end date for the entire project completion. The STP contract will be awarded very soon but the rest of the contracts will be announced based on the future phases of the project, he told Emirates Business. There are three batching plants on site to develop concrete and readymix for the project and a fourth one will be commissioned soon. "We are not thinking of downsizing the project," he said. The Palm Deira is currently achieving around 450,000 tonnes of rocks per week and 200,000 cubic metres of sand a week.

Recent media reports that work had stopped at The Palm Deira were incorrect, he said. "We are still working, according to the business plan approved by Nakheel," said bin Sulayem.

"This project is a city that will include all the offerings of the two other Palms and hence we are starting with the first part of the project – Deira Island. In this phase, infrastructure for internal roads has started for Zone A, which is our first target. Our sales office is 90 per cent complete and will be finished by this year-end. We have also started construction on a four-kilometre long promenade, which is expected to open to the public by next year. This area will also feature a shopping mall, an iconic hotel, a business park, a renowned hotel chain and affordable housing. Each city needs to have different scales of apartments. Hence the affordable housing will be on the levels of the Gardens project."

Daily 3,000 workers are working on The Palm Deira, he said. For instance, 700 people work on reclamation, 500 on the first bridge, 500 on the sales office, around 500 workers for soil improvement and 100 to 200 daily for rock transport.

"Instead of selling, we decided to first get the infrastructure right and get approval from the RTA and Dewa. The first bridge that we are building with the RTA is in progress and it will be partially open by the second quarter of 2009 and will be completed by next year-end," said bin Sulayem.

"Putting 1.3 million people on an island close to a congested area is not easy to do. We have examined different systems and ways to make this work as an island and have plans to connect to the Metro and include water transportation. This figure has been approved by the RTA, based on their road design studies."

Also the workforce accommodation is being built on the island to reduce traffic flows to the island.

Meanwhile, the columns have started to come up for the nine sub-stations of 132 KV and piling is in progress for the first buildings in the project. The first complex will consist of three residential buildings and three office buildings. "We expect construction to finish by 2011 in this phase," he said. "The whole project will take longer to be completed – being a long-term project. People will be living while the project is ongoing."

According to him, the master plan for the entire project has not been finalised.

"The Palm Deira consists of 43.5 million sqm of area and is seven-and-a-half times the area of The Palm Jumeirah but the density is more in the latter," he said.

"We have completed the first phase of the Deira Island master plan for the project. But we don't want to complete the whole master plan for The Palm Deira since it is an evolving project," said bin Sulayem. "We cannot stick to one plan for a project of this scale until the end of the project since market demands change. We do not want to have something that will not work for us in the long run."

Teo A King design consultants are the master planners for the project.

"We will invest and develop in 10 to 15 per cent of the project ourselves, especially the part closer to the historical areas of Dubai," said bin Sulayem.

http://business24-7.ae/Articles/2008...dfc068bd6.aspx
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #968
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Nakheel denies Palm Deira rumours

Nakheel has denied recent reports in the media that dredging work on the Palm Deira had been stopped, saying that the company was focusing on finalising areas close to the beach.

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, November 09 - 2008 at 19:58


Nakheel denied rumours that dredging work on Palm Deira had stopped

Abdullah Bin Sulayem, Nakheel COO, told reporters invited to tour the project that this had nothing to do with current market turmoil or a lack of funds, but was an approach the company was adopting which necessitates that they have available land for construction before proceeding with the whole project.

The special site visit was planned by Nakheel to prove that dredging work has not stopped on Palm Deira, as recent rumours claimed.

A source close to the developer had told MEED that contractors for Nakheel had been told to stop the dredging and reclamation works on new sections in what is the biggest of the Palm man-made islands.

Addressing media today, Bin Sulayem denied the rumours and said that work was going according to schedule, but was following a different approach to that of the other Palms. He made it clear that Palm Deira is not undergoing any down-sizing or reshaping whatsoever, neither are any of Nakheel's projects.

'We are not reclaiming the whole development at once. We need to have the parts closer to the shore reclaimed first so that we have land available for sales and construction. People don't have to wait until the project is 100% complete to move in. Instead we'll work phase by phase and start hosting people when the first project within the first phase is complete,' he said.

Affordable housing
The Palm Deira occupies an area of 80 square kilometres between Dubai Creek and the Sharjah border. It consists of nine major elements including five marinas; Deira Island, Al Mamzar Island, South Island, North Island and Central Island that are located 150m from Sharjah. The island is connected to the mainland by bridges, which are extensions of both the current road transport network as well as the planned Dubai Metro system.

A total of 65% of the whole development will be for residential use. When asked about how much of this would be affordable housing Bin Sulayem said that Nakheel does not have control over pricing as it is down to the developers. But said that if there weren't enough affordable units, Nakheel would then build some, as it did in the International City and Gardens projects. Nakheel will be developing up to 15% of the buildings included in the development.

Palm Deira will also have a 4km-long promenade that will host various leisure and water activities. Phase one includes 1.3km of that promenade and will be completed during the first quarter of 2009.

Earlier this month, Nakheel announced that design work for the Dhs1,980m three 12-lane bridges connecting Palm Deira to the mainland had been completed. The company said that construction of the first bridge, which will be 1km long and 15m tall, has already begun, while excavation work is being carried out at the second bridge, also 1km long. The third bridge is 1.1km long and work on it is due to begin soon.

The first bridge is expected to be partially opened by the second quarter of 2009, and it will be fully completed by the end of 2009.

Sales to begin as of 2009
The first project within the first phase consists of six buildings, three residential and three commercial, and is expected to be finalised within two years after construction is commenced in the first quarter of 2009. Based on this date, the island will host its first residents in 2011.

Sales, however, won't start before the first quarter of 2009, as the company is determined to finalise its work with the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) first.

Also this month, Nakheel joined forces with the RTA, through a special agreement, to connect the transportation network on mainland Deira to the network being developed by Nakheel on Palm Deira. Along with similar integrated networks for the Metro and Marine transport, residents will have the flexibility to travel around the emirates with their preferred mode of transport.

DEWA has approved nine substations on the Palm Deira, and you can clearly see the columns on these substations starting to come out upon visiting the site.

On a weekly basis, the Palm Deira receives some 200,000 cubic metres of sand and 450,000 tons of rock. The size of land reclaimed up to this date is three times the size of Palm Jumeirah. Up to 700 workers work on reclamation, while on average 100-200 people transfer rock from Ras Al Khaimah to the site.

Between 70 and 100 workers work on the sub stations, 400 on the bridge, 500 on the construction of the sales office, 100 workers for the first complex, and 400 to 500 on soil improvement. In total, the labour force on Palm Deira can go up to 4,000 workers per day.

On visiting the Palm Deira site, it was clear that construction work was on-going. But in the market, contractors still say that their contracts have been suspended, mainly due to the fluctuations in construction material prices. And this is not happening just with Nakheel, but other developers as well, a source revealed to AME Info.

http://www.ameinfo.com/174896.html
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Old November 11th, 2008, 01:02 AM   #969
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Palm Deira phase one to open next year

By Mohammed N Al Khan, Staff Reporter
Published: November 10, 2008, 10:35









The first phase of The Palm Deira will have affordable accommodation, said a Nakheel official, while laughing off rumours that work on project had come to a halt.
Deira Island (DI) Front will be the first part of The Palm Deira project to be completed. The first phase of DI Front will be thrown open to the public in the first half of next year.
“The promenade will be open to the public; it will contain shops and kiosks,” said Abdullah Bin Sulayem, Operations Director for The Palm Deira Project. “The next phases of the promenade will include a large shopping mall and an iconic hotel which we will announce at a later date.

“Part of the DI Front will include affordable housing like The Gardens. There are lots of shops and retail areas on The Palm and we don’t want workers to be commuting in and out of The Palm, increasing the traffic,” he said.

However Bin Sulayem said that Nakheel will not force developers to keep the prices affordable. “We can’t force investors to do something they don’t want to do,” he said.
The four-kilometre long 30 metre-wide promenade overlooks the Deira corniche.

“The first residents should be moving in by 2011, when three apartment buildings and three office buildings will be completed” said Bin Sulayem, “We will begin selling plots and apartments in the first quarter of 2009,” he added.

Another section of the DI Front will be the Business Park. “There is a lack of office space in this part of Deira, this is also part of our vision to allow people to work and live in the same area,” said Bin Sulayem.

Regarding rumors that The Palm Deira project has been halted, he said they were completely untrue. “When I heard these rumors, I was out there on the site looking at the dredgers working, and was thinking as to where did people get this idea from? For all projects in Nakheel, we are committed to achieving our vision. This includes The Waterfront and other projects. We are not downsising or halting any project,” he stated.

Nakheel is working with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the DI Front.

“Putting 1.3 million people on an island in a congested area is not an easy thing to do, that’s why we got the RTA to plan the roads and integrate the metro and marine transport as well,” says Bin Sulayem. “We have already started infrastructure work on the DI Front.”

The DI Front will have five marinas, including those for commercial and leisure purposes, besides some for abra stations. Each marina will have its own theme.

Three to four thousand workers can be found working at The Palm Deira on any given day. “The DI Front alone is as big as The Palm Jumeirah in terms of land area. Today we are at three times The Palm Jumeirah in available land. This gives you an idea of the scale we are talking about; this is a long-term project.”

Bin Sulayem added that there was no final plan. “We don’t want to set anything in stone. Based on the market demand we will adjust the plan,” he said.

“Reclamation for the entire Palm is scheduled to be completed by 2014,” said Bin Sulayem.

Deira Island Front

* Five Deira Islands surround the trunk of The Palm, (DI Front, DI Central, DI Al Mamzar, DI North and DI South.)
* The Palm Deira will measure over 43.5 million square metres - 7.5 times the size of The Palm Jumeirah.
* 1,045 million cubic metres of sand, enough to make up 75 kilometres of the beach, will be used in the project.
* 450 tonnes of rocks are being installed per week at The Palm Deira

http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20010433.html
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Old November 11th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #974
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Thank you for the pictures.

Unbelievable as to how big this thing really is. I was quite surprised when i read that DI is actually as big as PJ itself! Hats off to the Visionaries!
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Old November 12th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #975
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DigitalGlobe, Nov 7 2008. Reclamation still going fast.



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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #976
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Nice picture here:

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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #977
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great picture :]
except for the design change, it was kind of a disappointment
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #978
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thanks malec for putting that into perspective. What an incredible project. I actually love the redesign. Its not so literal.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #979
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just asking myself

i keep asking myself,why all this land reclamation ,i do agree they are wonderful but when i (google earth) dubai ,there are alot of land waiting for something anything,its total desert ,unless these deserts has undrilled oil fields and they don't wana build anything on top of it.
i think the amount of money to do this all ,can build half of this empty desert.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #980
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People like to live by the water. Simple as that.
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