If you’ve ever braved the 11-kilometre trek around Palm Jumeirah’s outer crescent you’ll know how energy-sapping (no shade!) and boring (monotonous views) it becomes after a while.
It’s the kind of walkway that has so much potential, especially in a fun-packed spot like the Palm.
Luckily, master developer Nakheel clocked onto this ‘diamond in the rough’ conundrum a while back and is currently putting the finishing touches to an amazing scheme that will transform the Palm’s walking experience.
Appropriately named The Boardwalk, it’s a Dhs150 million project that will make the crescent a vibrant destination for walking, shopping and dining.
This brand-new development will also include an East and West pier, each stretching 100 metres out to sea. Can you image sitting right at the end of one of them, gazing out to sea with not a single building in sight? Sounds pretty idyllic to us.
And if you haven’t grown tired of the urban landscapes, you’ll be able to just turn your chair round from the comfort of one of the air-conditioned, glass-encased cafes and restaurants and take the Dubai skyline all in, without a single drop of sweat.
These piers will be built at either end of the Palm’s crescent, each one to be made up of 1,000 square metres of decking.
As for the Boardwalk, it’s being constructed by building over the rocks of the Palm’s breakwater.
According to Nakheel, it will be twice the size of the existing path (from three to six metres wide) and will include 30 kiosks and 20 food trucks offering refreshments and souvenirs, dotted across the 11-kilometre stretch.
‘So how long do we have to wait before taking a stroll down these amazing piers and boardwalk?’ we hear you ask.
Well, it’s only a matter of weeks!