A new ‘ultra-luxury’ resort is set to be built on the coast of Dubai.
The project was approved by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday June 25.
The fifth phase in an ongoing expansion of the complex, the resort is set for completion in 2018.
The new resort will also boast a dedicated new private beach, as well as spas, health clubs, elevated tennis courts, a world-class sports complex and a range of ocean-facing shops and restaurants.
Meanwhile the existing yacht marina will double in size, and will offer new leisure facilities.
The expansion project is in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s vision to strengthen Dubai as a global tourism hub and position the Emirate as the number one tourism destination worldwide. It supports the implementation of Dubai Vision 2020 to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.