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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:33 AM   #1
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Fifth island for DUBAI



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I dunno if you have any thread about this, but Al Bayan has this small article:

http://www.albayan.ae/servlet/Satell...e%2FFullDetail

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«نخيل» تطلق جزيرة خامسة أمام سواحل دبي


أطلقت شركة «نخيل» مشروعاً لتطوير جزيرة خامسة على« مسافة 50 كيلومتراً من سواحل جبل علي. وقالت مجلة «ميد» إن شركة جان دونول البلجيكية فازت بعقد بقيمة تتراوح بين 400 إلى 500 مليون درهم لبناء الجزيرة، لكن المجلة قالت إن الطرفين لم يعلنا أي بيانات أخرى عن الجزيرة الجديدة.

ويشمل العقد نقل نحو 30 مليون طن من الرمال ووضع 3 ملايين طن من الصخور، وبذلك تكون الجزيرة هي الخامسة التي تطورها نخيل العقارية إلى جانب جزر نخلة جبل علي نخلة جميرا ونخلة ديرة وجزر العالم.
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Nakheel announces a new island at a distance of 50 km from Jebel Ali coast. Belgian dredging company Jan De Nul is undertaking the project at a cost of 400 - 500 million dirhams. No other info available.

It involves the use of around 30 million tonnes of sand, and 3 million tonnes of rocks.

This makes it the fifth island by Nakheel, in addition to the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Deira, and The World.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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I posted the same reply at another thread but it deserves a mention here too.

You can look at it in a number of ways,

In any city, In any part of the world the most prime real estate is and will always be coastal. You can develop inwards deep into a city or you can develop at the coast or as they doing it in Dubai enlarging the coast with these artificial islands. At the end of the day one thing is for certain the more coastal land a city has the higher the real estate value.

Often times, I always hear people here in Canada making comments such as "Silly Arabs" (Not in a racist manner) and I too myself have voiced concers over rising sea levels with all these artificial islands.

But when you sit back and just realize how valuable Coastal real estate development is, You are left to think whether the Arabs have fooled you.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:45 AM   #3
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well for Dubai , these islands are a good concept since they provide waterfront properties, as i said before.

but let's wait what it will be before we judge.

and it is actually the 6th island with Dubai Waterfront, or the 8th if we include maritime city and the BB island
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:51 AM   #4
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Neatoo are there any renderings or maps yet?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:22 AM   #5
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Cool.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:32 AM   #6
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Wow, another artificial island to be fully developed!? If Al Nakheel is interested in investing mega real-estate projects in islands, they should go to the Philippines or Indonesia which have 7,107 and 13,000 islands respectively, plus the islands are au naturel!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:35 AM   #7
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Wow, another artificial island to be fully developed!? If Al Nakheel is interested in investing mega real-estate projects in islands, they should go to the Philippines or Indonesia which have 7,107 and 13,000 islands respectively, plus the islands are au naturel!
The idea is to create priceless and prime real estate within the vicinity of a major city and population center.

Cities are the most prime real estate area's anywhere and to increase coastal waterfront land is the main idea here.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 01:02 PM   #8
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Cities are the most prime real estate area's anywhere and to increase coastal waterfront land is the main idea here.
Yes, the biggest and the most booming cities on the world are found on coastal waterfronts and riverfronts
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 01:03 PM   #9
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Dubai pushes ahead with mystery island
20 Oct 2006

Belgium’s Jan de Nul has been awarded a major dredging and reclamation contract to build a new island offshore Dubai. The client on the estimated AED 400 million-500 million ($109 million-136 million) deal is local real estate developer Nakheel. Both Jan de Nul and Nakheel have declined to comment on the award or what the island will be used for.

The scope of works under the two-year contract covers the construction of an island, about 50 kilometres off the coast of Jebel Ali in a water depth of just over 20 metres. It will involve the dredging of about 30 million cubic metres of sand and the placing of 3 million tonnes of rock.

The island will be the fifth offshore project for Nakheel. The others, at various stages of development, are the multi- billion-dollar Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira, Palm Jebel Ali/Dubai Waterfront and The World mixed-use schemes.

The award is the latest offshore contract won by Jan de Nul in Dubai. The dredging firm was awarded in July the estimated $1,000 million-1,500 million Dubai Waterfront package, which involves the dredging of 360 million cubic metres of sand and the placing of 12 million tonnes of rock. It is also close to completing the reclamation and rock placement works for Palm Jebel Ali, which has now been incorporated into the massive waterfront development
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 02:24 PM   #10
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Post a render a soon as you get it, please
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:37 PM   #11
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Hmm, isn't this a bit too much? I LOVE all the current Dubai island projects, but in the distant future, won't all these islands be in danger of sinking, and eroding the existing coast?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:52 PM   #12
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let's wait for the render then we should judge it
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:59 PM   #13
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can't wait to see a render of it
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:02 PM   #14
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50 km from Jebel Ali coast
Thats some fair way from the current coast
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:32 PM   #15
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I read an article recently about the failure to sell villas and land plots on the world islands. why are they building more if they cant really sell what already is there?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 07:04 PM   #16
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i think the problem with the World is that Nakheel is veeery selective when it comes to selling one of the islands.

you need to show funds and a proper plan with feasability etc before you can even ask for the price

they refused to sell to various famous people appearantly.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 03:51 AM   #17
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This one still seems a long way off the coast 50kms !
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:11 AM   #18
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i think the problem with the World is that Nakheel is veeery selective when it comes to selling one of the islands.

you need to show funds and a proper plan with feasability etc before you can even ask for the price

they refused to sell to various famous people appearantly.
Really? That's baffling. Why would they not allow the most obvious clients buy the islands? If they dont let the rich and famous to buy them eventually they wont be sold.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:13 AM   #19
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and it is actually the 6th island with Dubai Waterfront, or the 8th if we include maritime city and the BB island
Its actually the 300th + island if you count the World :P
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 08:18 AM   #20
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On the Dubai Municipality development map of 2005 there was a mystery Island called the Pearl shown closer to the world then jebal Ali. It was always shrouded in mystery and even when I asked the Planning dept at the DM about they they said its a governmnet project ie executive office project and they had no idea but needed to show it on the overall masterplan for the city as it would effect maritime activitoies
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