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Old February 13th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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#PROJECT : BLUE WATERS ISLAND (DUBAI MARINA)

HH Sheikh Mohammed today has approved a new AED 6 BN island to be developed by Meraas. This island will finally host "Dubai Eye" the largest ferris Wheel in the world and so many other attractions. Stay tuned for more

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Dh6b tourism project in Dubai unveiled

Valued at Dh6 billion, the destination will be located off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline and is poised to emerge as one of the largest tourist hot spots in the world



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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday approved the 'Bluewaters' project, a unique mixed use development.

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday approved the 'Bluewaters' project, a unique mixed use development by Meraas Holding.

Valued at Dh6 billion, the destination will be located off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline and is poised to emerge as one of the largest tourist hot spots in the world.

Meraas has also unveiled plans for the Dh1 billion ‘Dubai Eye’ that will feature as a major component of the ‘Bluewaters’ Island development. The world’s largest Ferris wheel will prove a must-visit experience for visitors and residents in the UAE and articulates Dubai’s long-term vision to be a key tourism hub in the world.

‘Bluewaters’ will also feature demarcated retail, residential, hospitality and entertainment zones. Market studies forecast that the project will draw more than three million visitors annually.

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‘Bluewaters’ construction is set to commence in April, 2013. Construction for ‘Dubai Eye’ is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013. Hyundai Contracting and Starneth Engineering have been appointed as primary contractors for the design and construction of ‘Dubai Eye’.

Abdullah Al Habbai, Chairman, Meraas Holding, said: “We have a clear mission and vision to strengthen Dubai’s global position in the tourism sector. This project will continue to build on the emirate’s reputation as leaders in the global entertainment and retail landscape. Through Meraas’s continued investment into similar mixed used developments, we aim to draw sustained investment and tourism from around the world.”

The 210-meter ‘Dubai Eye’ will offer breath-taking views of Dubai’s exotic coastline and iconic landmarks such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa. The piazza at the base of the wheel will serve as an entertainment zone and a unique venue for special occasions and conferences. Additionally, a large LED screen mounted on the wheel will create an innovative electronic platform for broadcasting, adverts, and interactive information.

Al Habbai added: “The ‘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 Dubai’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.”

The destination will feature a bespoke ‘souq’ encircled by a promenade that will boast alfresco dining outlets serving a wide variety of cuisine. The ‘souq’ will also host an eclectic mix of retail stores and a ‘food hall’ offering fresh produce in a traditional ‘market’ atmosphere. Complementing the ambience, ‘Bluewaters’ will host a luxury five star hotel and varied residential options.

Al Habbai further added: “We would like to extend our gratitude to the RTA, DEWA, Dubai Municipality and the Civil Aviation authorities for their continuous support and resources for the design and preparation phases of ‘Bluewaters’ until the conclusion of the entire project.”

Connected to the mainland with a direct roadway from the Sheikh Zayed Road, the destination will deploy a mono rail system that will transport visitors to the entertainment zone from the metro station. Alternatively, a pedestrian bridge will link the island to the JBR beachfront, while a cable car will ferry visitors to the entertainment piazza.

Meraas is a Dubai-based development company with operations and assets in the UAE and overseas. It functions with a mission to create integrated master-planned communities that embody global standards of sustainability and quality.

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More islands? WOAH!!! What about the stuf fthey have already created off Jumeirah Beach?
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That explains all the sand on the left end of JBR
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A "great view" of the industrial park right by it...I rather this closer to the downtown skyline. Nevertheless the views will be amazing just please finish Dubai Marina; when I visited it was nice but definitely a construction zone for many more years to come.
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Dh6b tourism project in Dubai unveiled

Connected to the mainland with a direct roadway from the Sheikh Zayed Road, the destination will deploy a mono rail system that will transport visitors to the entertainment zone from the metro station. Alternatively, a pedestrian bridge will link the island to the JBR beachfront, while a cable car will ferry visitors to the entertainment piazza.
Where will they build this?
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The render shows at the end of the Marina "next" to the industrial park.

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The render shows at the end of the Marina "next" to the industrial park.

Right, I understand, but are they really going to build another train system? Where will the track go? I mean, where will it connect to the Metro?
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Right, I understand, but are they really going to build another train system? Where will the track go? I mean, where will it connect to the Metro?
Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station???
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I am assuming the monorail system will be connected to the JLT Metro Station
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Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station???
I guess it's got to be that station, which would take their tourists either through or around the DEWA plant (assuming that plant is not removed eventually) or Jumeirah Lakes Towers station, which would mean construction through the marina. I think both towers would involve going over SZR unless they simply connected to the station entrance on the Marina side, which would make more sense.
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Will that be next to the new Jumeirah Towers ? But the island does not exist yet. Therefore will take at least 5 years to complete.
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I guess it's got to be that station, which would take their tourists either through or around the DEWA plant (assuming that plant is not removed eventually) or Jumeirah Lakes Towers station, which would mean construction through the marina. I think both towers would involve going over SZR unless they simply connected to the station entrance on the Marina side, which would make more sense.
The Nakheel Station does have plenty of parking though...
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Interesting idea. But right at the edge of the power station? It would give great views of the Marina and city on one side but awful views over the power station and other industrial facilities. I guess we'll have to wait till April to see if any ground is broken.
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I am assuming the monorail system will be connected to the JLT Metro Station
If indeed it does connect with the Metro at the JLT station, then that means that station will have three different train systems connecting there:
1. the Metro
2. the tram
3. the Dubai Eye monorail
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Good thing is that its mainly target tourists
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Took these pics yesterday. Couldn't figure what they where, but they are in exact spot of the Dubai Island.



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The monorail could very well make it's way towards JLT, and Marina stations, and who knows it just might connect with the Palm monorail one day.
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does anybody has any info concerning the place on the map of this island ?
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