Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Palm Deira project plan revised

Nakheel, the developers of the building Palm Deira has revised their building plan, releasing a new masterplan, which is believed to save construction time and money. The length of the island that stretches off the Dubai coast, has been reduced by 3.5 kilometres (now 12.5kms) compared to the original design. The width however remains unaltered at 7.5kms.

The land mass of the palm will now be six million Sq. Mts., more than that originally envisaged. The palm, which will be seven-and-a-half times bigger than the Palm Jumeirah, will be the biggest man made island on completion. The Palm Deira Operations Officer, Abdullah bin Sulavem, has mentioned that, as the depth of the Arabian Gulf increases substantially moving further away from Dubai’s coastline, this leads to considerable savings on construction time and sand volume.

The new plan also includes creation of nine different areas, five islands forming the massive corniche – Deira, North, South, Central and Al Mamzar, which will link to the main Palm Trunk, Palm Crown, Palm Crescent and Palm Fronds.

Deira Island, the Phase one of the project, will form the entrance to the whole development and will be connected to the Deira district by bridges running across Port Hamriya and Dubai Creek.

Transport links will be integrated with current road networks and Dubai Metro, which is under construction. The entire reclamation work, which is running as per schedule is due for completion by 2013. The Palm Deira, on completion, is expected to be a “feather in the crown” for Nakheel.

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