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Old November 21st, 2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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#PROJECT: THE AL SAFA PROJECT

Artiifical Canal (Aflaj) Project

NAME: AL SAFA PROJECT
LOCATION: Between Al Wasl and Sheikh Zayed Roads.
SIZE:100 Hectares
KEY FEATURES: An 800 Metre Canal and a 10 Storey Hotel
START DATE: November 2005
END DATE: ?



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Region | Housing and Property
Published: 21/11/2005, 07:56 (UAE)

Al Safa project to reflect traditional heritage of Dubai

By Ashfaq Ahmed, Staff Reporter
Dubai: A new housing and recreational project reflecting the Arab architecture with modernity will be built in Al Safa area in Dubai, said a senior civic body official.

The project will cover an area of 100 hectares and provide investment opportunities. It will have water channels and a big lake surrounded by restaurants, office and residential complexes.

“The project, designed to develop a new housing, recreational and work area, is in line with the Municipality’s keenness to support the construction boom in the emirate,” said Qasim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Inspired by the traditional aflaj (water channel) system, the project will reflect the original architectural heritage of Dubai in terms of use of a network of small water canals as a key element to offer an attractive architectural environment.

It will include a recreational commercial axis for pedestrians, called the Pedestrian Promenade, to be constructed along an 800-metre stretch of a water canal. The promenade will serve as centre point of commercial and recreational attraction.

Residents will be able to use boats as a mode of transport and leisure. There will be separate areas for cars and pedestrians.

The Dubai Executive Council has approved the plan to develop Al Safa with the aim of creating an exemplary environment for housing, work, recreation and shopping activities within the same area.

The plan was approved in line with the instructions of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, in his capacity as Chairman of the council.

An official at the Municipality said that the work on the infrastructure development of the area, between Al Wasl and Shaikh Zayed Road, would start soon.

“We will construct roads, a canal, a lake and promenade and do landscaping,” he said.

The project will offer a unique opportunity to investors. Tenders will soon be offered to invite investors to build houses, offices, schools, sports complex, hotel, hospital and recreational and shopping facilities. But they have to follow designs given by the Municipality.

For example, the hotel will be ground plus 10 storeys while residential and commercial buildings will be ground plus three storeys.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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seems massive
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Old November 21st, 2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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seems massive

100 hectares is pretty large....... and an 800m long canal. thats pretty long!
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Old November 21st, 2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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nice

i swear one day they will blow up the whole deira & bur dubai area to change it into an area such as this one
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could this be part of the safa park redevelopment along with business bay?
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nice

i swear one day they will blow up the whole deira & bur dubai area to change it into an area such as this one
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.......

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could this be part of the safa park redevelopment along with business bay?

good thinking.... Tis a possibility, I mean all that water needs a source, doesnt it, or it will start to stagnate.... hmmmmm........

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I mean all that water needs a source, doesnt it, or it will start to stagnate.... hmmmmm........
Thats what you would think, but perhaps they took a leaf out of Emaar's book in terms of creating stagnant lakes. (Looks at the aquatic mutant that just jumped out of the big murky 'Lakes' lake)
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ah mr. juiced back again

where have you been lately?
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same for me.
but you were not in the forums
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Thats what you would think, but perhaps they took a leaf out of Emaar's book in terms of creating stagnant lakes. (Looks at the aquatic mutant that just jumped out of the big murky 'Lakes' lake)

LOL........ like that three eyed fish in the Simpsons? LOLOLOLOL

Well I am all for stagnant lakes if thats the sort of wildlife we will have.

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More like The Signs. Aliens are coming!
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 12:29 AM   #14
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More like The Signs. Aliens are coming!

hmmmmmmm........ Dubai can then boast another record.... The Worlds First Aliens near a man made canal.
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great project really ... i like it when they make use of empty land plots in something positive
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could this be part of the safa park redevelopment along with business bay?
no it doesnt have a relation with it at all as they are in a different areas.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 12:39 PM   #17
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great project really ... i like it when they make use of empty land plots in something positive
I have to agree. I like this one.
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no it doesnt have a relation with it at all as they are in a different areas.
You could be right, but do you know exactly where this is? It could either be before Interchange two, in that maassive sand plot right opposite the DNATA and Emirates Holidays buildings, alond Sheikh Zayed Road or on the other massive sand plaot right after interchange 2, opposite the Pepsi Cola factory, again along side SZR, heading towards New Dubai.

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am not sure but if they said it will be in Safa, it can neither be where safa park is because the area is called Al Wasl nor near DNATA because it is part of Al Gouz.

my guess would be the other massive sand plot right after interchange 2, opposite the Pepsi Cola factory as u suggested
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am not sure but if they said it will be in Safa, it can neither be where safa park is because the area is called Al Wasl nor near DNATA because it is part of Al Gouz.

my guess would be the other massive sand plot right after interchange 2, opposite the Pepsi Cola factory as u suggested
I meant opposte DNATA and Emirates holidays, on the other side of SZR, but I think it is likely to be on the plot after Interchange 2, opposite the Pepsi Cola factory, on the other side of SZR.
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