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Old May 22nd, 2006, 02:42 PM   #61
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Sales of Phase Two of Sama Dubai's 'The Lagoons' commence

Sama Dubai, the international real estate investment and development arm of Dubai Holding, announced today that the second phase of its 70 million square foot, Dubai Creek waterfront project 'The Lagoons', has started selling.


Farhan Faraidooni, CEO of Sama Dubai

Located near the heart of Dubai, 'The Lagoons' will offer a unique environmental living experience created by a series of enhanced waterways and delightful buffer islands next to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. 'The Lagoons' is a landmark real estate project being formed by extending the Dubai Creek further inland and creating a series of seven lush interconnected islands earmarked for a mixed-use project unique to Dubai.

Farhan Faraidooni, CEO of Sama Dubai said: 'We are confident of the continued high level of demand for 'The Lagoons', as illustrated by the swift selling out of phase one of the project. Our certainty in the continuing level of demand stems from the investment value that 'The Lagoons' presents to interested buyers. The positive and enthusiastic feedback we have received from investors, developers, and end-users alike demonstrates their commitment to be a part of this distinctive development that is currently witnessing a remarkable transformation into a one-of-a-kind location in the city.'

Indicative of the growing interest in 'The Lagoons' since the announcement of the project, Sama Dubai recently reported an earlier than anticipated sell out of phase one of the project. Construction of the signature development commenced earlier this year and is on schedule. All facets of 'The Lagoons' will be implemented by 2010.

Commenting on the launch of sales for phase II of the project, Abdulsalam Almarri, General Manager of 'The Lagoons' said: 'We are giving prospective buyers the opportunity to live in an area that will allow easy access to arteries and central areas of Dubai. We expect buyers to be drawn to the numerous qualities of the master planned development including its close proximity to Dubai International Airport, excellent access to Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as other major arterial routes in Dubai.'

'The Lagoons' will offer freehold property with 100 per cent ownership to all nationalities. Half of the project will be sold to third party investors for development. The remaining 50 per cent of the area will be developed, marketed and operated by Sama Dubai.

'The Lagoons' is set to offer inspiring landscaped surroundings enhanced by a plethora of waterways, parks and green belts with reduced density housing and reduced building heights. Sama Dubai recently unveiled the project's master plan showcasing the upscale residential communities, as well as world-class retail complexes and business facilities which 'The Lagoons' is to host. The project will also offer great shopping, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife, along with a diverse range of housing options.

'The Lagoons' will have seven beautifully landscaped islands, comprising of residential units, shopping centers, office buildings, and marinas. These detached islands will be linked by bridges. The project will also incorporate a unique work environment with its own Central Business District (CBD), where multi-nationals and regional corporations can establish their headquarters.

Protection of the environment is a key component of the development. 'The Lagoons' is one of the first projects in Dubai to undertake a comprehensive Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following international standards across all facets of the project.

In addition, Sama Dubai is working in cooperation with Dubai Municipality to explore ways to protect and enhance the internationally-important wildlife sanctuary in Ras Al Khor which will provide 'The Lagoons'' future residents with spectacular views and vistas.

As well as its natural surroundings, and in line with the project's promise of an idyllic living experience, residents will have culture on their doorsteps in the form of Dubai's first Opera House, designed by an internationally acclaimed architect. Other cultural elements will include a planetarium, museum, art center and theater.
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i thought the project went across the road, and they were going to redevelop al-awir. but i guess not, still everyone living by the road is going to be damn close to the industrial estate.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:30 AM   #63
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:50 AM   #64
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Ah, its a new bridge... that explains a lot.

and rat island a centre of culture... who would have thought!!!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 04:55 PM   #65
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it is not new. we know about a 6th crossing in Rak area.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 05:17 PM   #66
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It has been moved.

a long way, it used to go towards the junction.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #67
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Wade wins Lagoons infrastructure
CONSTRUCTION UAE
19 May 2006

Local real estate developer Sama Dubai, part of Dubai Holding, has awarded the local Wade Adams Contracting the estimated AED 125 million ($34 million) area 2 infrastructure works at the Lagoons development – formerly known as the Seven Pearls. The scope of works includes the construction of an internal road network and the installation of services (MEED 21:4:06).

Sama Dubai has also invited companies to bid by 24 May for a quay walls package covering areas 2 and 3. The invited companies include: Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction (Overseas), the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty, the local Al-Naboodah Engineering Services, the local Cypriot National Wheel J&P, Wade Adams and Turkey’s Yuksel Construction.

Located on the banks of Dubai creek in the Ras al-Khor/Nad al-Hammar area, the 7 million-square-metre project will have seven islands, comprising residential units, commercial towers, five-star hotels and shopping malls.

Dutco Balfour Beatty is working on the estimated AED 70 million ($19 million) quay wall package for the central island at the heart of the development. The local/Turkish joint venture of Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises and STFA Soil Group is carrying out the first of four piling packages, which involves foundation work for three of the project’s 11 road bridges. The local Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting is undertaking site preparation work.

Netherlands-based Delft Hydraulics is the hydraulics consultant. Montgomery Watson, part of US-based MWH, is carrying out the environmental impact study. The UK’s Halcrow is the infrastructure consultant; US-based Hill International is the project manager.

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sama will develop 50% of the plots and private developers the other 50%.
Birdy told me there will be a set of 90F towers as the central towers and apparentlyu they will look awesome
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Cool! I presume they'll be on the island on the bottom right. And they were talking about reduced heights

I would have prefered if this was on the other side of the creek and linked to business bay, that way you'd have one huge continuous skyline.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #70
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finally a larger version

damn, doesn't it look awesome?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #71
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What's with you people? SA Boy mentioned 2 90F towers and I'm the only one who replies?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #72
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^ pfft, 90f is nothing for Dubai

On the diagram if you look at the E of '6th crossing bridge' and go directly down a bit, there appears to be a little island with one thing all on it's own. Could this be the 90F tower? Also if you go directly left from that point there's something that's shaped abit like an arrow which is casting a huge shadow. Intresting stuff. The whole project looks stunning though, has work begun on Phase one yet?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 09:10 AM   #73
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I hope its a stellar design
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Old May 26th, 2006, 05:03 PM   #74
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two 90 floors bldgs!!!!! YAY!

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I think the 90F buildings will be on the main tower island. I know there are 2 tall towers shown near the top but I doubt it's them. Also there's another massive tower on the island to the right of the opera house


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WOW! I completely missed phase one of this project. I must have been sleeping... Another absolutely stunning water everywhere project!
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Thought I'd post this here aswell:

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Sama Dubai invests AED 5 billion in 'The Lagoons' infrastructure

Sama Dubai, the international real estate investment and development arm of Dubai Holding, has commenced the construction of the AED 5 billion infrastructure works for 'The Lagoons', its 70 million square foot Dubai Creek waterfront project located near the heart of Dubai.


Farhan Faraidooni CEO, Sama Dubai.

The AED 5 billion investment will cover the cost of marine works, bridges, roads, elevated roads and water treatment facilities. Water edge treatment is in its early stages, while road works are nearing completion.

'Sama Dubai is investing significant effort and energy to ensure the infrastructure of 'The Lagoons' project is best of breed,' said Farhan Faraidooni CEO, Sama Dubai. 'Not only are we driven by our competitive spirit, but with the responsibility that comes with being an environmentally and socially aware corporation.'

Sama Dubai intends to be a real estate industry leader in the quality of its projects and protection of the environment. All the necessary measures are being taken to ensure the highest standards are maintained throughout the course of construction. Comprehensive research of the environment, through extensive environmental impact assessments, is being carried out in coordination with Dubai Municipality and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Work is being carried out in partnership with some of the region's leading contractors, including Dutco Balfour Beatty for water edge treatment, Wade Adams (Middle East) Limited for roads and services, and Ghantoot Transport & Gen. Cont. Est. for grading works, hoarding, geotechnical surveys and other elements. The companies were selected based on their record for quality, meeting the most stringent international standards, and timely delivery.

'The Lagoons' is one of the biggest real estate developments being undertaken in Dubai. It is one of the first projects in the Emirate to conduct a comprehensive Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following international standards across all phases of the project. 'The Lagoons' will offer freehold property with 100 per cent ownership to all nationalities.

'The Lagoons' will have seven beautifully landscaped islands incorporating parkland and open spaces. It will include a comprehensive range of facilities and conveniences and will comprise of residential units, shopping centers, office buildings, and marinas. These detached islands will be interlinked with bridges. The project will also incorporate a unique work environment with its own Central Business District (CBD), where multi-nationals and regional corporations can establish their headquarters.

Half of the project will be sold to third party investors as land plots for development. The remaining 50 per cent of the area will be developed, managed and operated by Sama Dubai. The project will be spread over an area of 70 million sq. ft.
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The Lagoons’ Spearheads Efforts to Preserve UAE Wetlands



Sama Dubai, the international real estate investment and development arm of Dubai Holding, announced today that its 70 million square foot Dubai Creek waterfront project, ‘The Lagoons’, will be sponsoring a team of Ramsar Convention experts.

The environmental experts will be visiting Dubai June 4-6 as part of a joint effort mission to assess and evaluate the candidature of Ras Al Khor Wildlife sanctuary (RAKWS) as a Ramsar site.The environmental experts will be in Dubai to assist in preparations for the designation of Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary as an official Ramsar site.

In conjunction with Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department and relevant authorities and stakeholders, ‘The Lagoons’ is helping drive efforts to recognize and preserve the ecological functions of wetlands in the UAE and their environmental, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.

‘The Lagoons’ location near the heart of Dubai is witnessing a magnificent transformation through the creation of a series of enhanced waterways and delightful buffer islands. The existing Dubai Creek will be extended and reconnected to the Arabian Sea, creating an inland loop with two inlets, which will allow extensive flushing of the entire Creek and greatly improve its water quality. This flushing will also benefit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, improving the existing water quality significantly in this important conservation area.

During their visit, the environmental experts will meet with UAE national government authorities responsible for international environment conventions to discuss the accession of UAE to the international Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands that aims to stem the progressive encroachment on and loss of wetlands now and in the future.

Farhan Faraidooni, CEO of Sama Dubai, the company behind ‘The Lagoons’ development, said: “As an active member of the community, Sama Dubai strives to ensure that it contributes to the wellbeing of the UAE, and all other countries in which it operates. It is with this ideal in mind that we have endeavored to ensure ‘The Lagoon’s’ environmental excellence is a cornerstone of the development.”

‘The Lagoons’ is a freehold, mixed-use project being developed by Sama Dubai in an area adjacent to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, where bird watching is world class. Protection of the environment is a key component of the development, which will have a plethora of parks and green belts and will feature reduced density housing and reduced building heights in the ecologically sensitive buffer zone.

“It is in a collaborative spirit that Sama Dubai supports the UAE’s efforts to become a signatory to Ramsar. We are actively backing the enlistment of ‘The Lagoon’s’ close neighbor, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, as the UAE’s first site on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, and will continue to ensure that both sites remain mutually beneficial neighbors,” added Faraidooni.

‘The Lagoons’ is one of the first projects in Dubai to undertake a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which is integrated with Dubai Health Care City Phase II, the creek extension, as well as the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAKWS). Consultation with different authorities and stakeholders has been ongoing including the Ministry of Environment and Water, the Federal Environmental Agency, Wildlife Protection Office (WPO) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Environmental management plans are being developed to ensure that during the construction and operational phases, impacts to the environment are mitigated.

Dr. Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General of Ramsar Convention Secretariat, said: “We appreciate and recognize all efforts being given to ensure that the biodiversity of Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is managed and conserved for the benefit of future generations. The Ramsar Secretariat applauds efforts by organizations, government bodies, as well as private companies and institutions that are supporting this effort as we collectively explore ways to protect and enhance the UAE’s wildlife sanctuaries. We hope that following our mission the UAE will move to accede to the Ramsar Convention, to place the UAE and Dubai alongside global efforts to conserve and wisely use wetlands.”

The Ramsar team will be headed by Dr. Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General of Ramsar Convention Secretariat, who will visit Dubai Municipality on 4-5 June 2006. During their trip they will visit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary to conduct an initial rapid assessment of its application for Ramsar site status, as well reviewing evaluation reports presented by relevant stakeholders from the UAE.

‘The Lagoons’ offers its future residents the pleasures of nature including the enjoyment of living alongside the diverse bird life, flora and fauna in a development that has been designed and constructed to be in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems.
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