Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Reclamation of first and largest development in The World islands complete

The World Islands
Oqyana World First has announced 100% reclamation of their islands from the Arabian Gulf. Oqyana World First is the first and largest development of the World Islands in Dubai. This project, constitutes the Australasian islands of The World, and is expected to set a benchmark for all other World developers.

The land reclamation process, which has been completed, comprises twenty islands, which are embedded into four separate land masses serving as construction platforms. On completion, these sand platforms will be scoured out to form twenty individual islands.

Oqyana Islands were initially purchased during 2005, and are being created as a lifestyle destination community, with 2500 apartments, 2 hotels constituting a seven-star and a luxury spa resort, and 200 villas.

Other features in the development include leisure facilities, performing arts, a conference center, cafes, restaurants and island lifestyle specific retail.

Oqyana World First, located 4kms from Dubai coastline, will occupy a total area of 1.87million square meters, and a total upland area of 417,000 square meters. It will contain 17kms of inter-linked walkways, with more than 1500 private yacht berths and 15,000 meters of shore front and marina.

The COO of Oqyana Limited, Dr. Wadad Al Suwayeh, expressing his excitement over achieving the milestone, said "It has been achieved earlier than planned, and as far as Dubai terminology goes, this is a great feat. We have worked closely with The World LLC, and are pleased to be ahead to schedule."

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