Sunday, July 29, 2007

Construction work on Palm Deira Corniche- Phase I begins

The construction work on the first phase of Palm Deira Corniche, on the larges Palm-shaped Island, The Palm Deira, has begun and is being developed at a cost of nearly Dh.300 million.

The Corniche which is expected to be nine kilometers in length and 30 meters in width will comprise series of leisure facilities, a marina and parks. The entire development will comprise of twenty four islands that have the capacity to accommodate around 200,000 inhabitants.

Chaiman of Dubai World and Nakheel Properties, Sultan Ahma bin Sulayem, the developers of Palm Deira, said "Unique projects, such as the Palm Islands will boost the tourism industry in Dubai, and the Corniche will allow visitors and residents to enjoy better lifestyle facilities."

The project, supported by world-class infrastructure, lays emphasis on the social and economic development of Dubai. It has been designed to attract families by offering water fountains, large green open spaces, flower beds and advanced lighting system, thereby ensuring a relaxed atmosphere.

The Phase I of the project will stretch over four kilometers along the Old Deira Corniche. This will be separated by a 170 meter wide water channel from the Old Deira Corniche and the two will be inter-linked by a two-way passage for pedestrians and vehicles.

The Palm Deira Executive Director - Operations, Abdullah Bin Sulayem, said "The Corniche which spreads over five million square meters comprises about eleven percent of the total project of Palm Deira. This will be developed in multiple phases and each phase will have several stages. We are currently constructing the Stage I of the first phase that is 900 meters in lenth, facing Hyatt Regency Complex. The work is likey to be complete by this December."

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