If you love to hear about the unveiling of a new building or theme park in Dubai, prepare to be flabbergasted by the launch of a whole new waterfront district.
Dubai Harbour as it’s been called, not to be confused with Dubai Creek Harbour to the east of the city, will lie on the body of water between the Palm and JBR.
So far we know that it will encompass several man-made islands and the largest marina in the Middle East and potentially the world, with a minimum of 14,000 berths, parallel to Skydive Dubai’s runway.
The area will also have an events arena, both high-rise and low-rise luxury residences, offices, hotels shopping malls and restaurants.
Judging by the renderings published by Dubai Media Office, most of this ground-breaking project will be carried out at the base of the Palm Jumeirah on the already existing Logo Island.
In fact, there are plans to extend the Palm’s monorail and link it to Dubai Harbour, the Bluewaters Island Development (soon to include the world’s largest Ferris wheel) Dubai Marina, JLT and ending at Nakheel Harbour and Tower.
As if all this weren’t impressive enough already, this 20-million square foot project by Meraas will add what’s surely set to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings– Dubai Lighthouse.
A 135-metres-high structure with a 360-degree observation deck at the very top, its full façade will be a high-resolution projection and lights screen. If that doesn’t have wow factor, nothing does.
The project is expected to take four years to complete.