Dubai Waterfront completes master plan

DUBAI — Dubai Waterfront, the world's largest waterfront development, has announced that its much anticipated master plan has been completed by architectural and planning firm Gruzen Samton.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 27 Nov 2005, 9:59 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:28 PM

The Master Plan, which was first visualised in January this year has evolved following months of strategic planning and a meticulous preparation process. It includes a detailed plan of Phase One of Madinat Al Arab featuring development control and design regulations. Affection plans have also been provided for each investor detailing a map of their land plot and usage, its size and location, as well as height restrictions and built up area specifications.

The Phase One, which was sold out in July for Dh13 billion within just five days of its unveiling, highlights the confidence of investors in how well planned Dubai Waterfront is as a development. Located on the last remaining waterfront in the Emirate, the project plans to be a world-class destination at the heart of the new Dubai. The Master Plan integrates Madinat Al Arab, a vibrant downtown surrounded by water and located on the main harbour at the heart of the project.

A particular emphasis has also been put on infrastructure through planned roads and other amenities that will meet the demands of the rising population. The destination, which is set to become a benchmark for integrated development, is perfectly located for direct access to Dubai's Shaikh Zayed Road, the Jebel Ali Free Zone, the capital Abu Dhabi, the planned Jebel Ali Airport and has also taken into account the planned metro link-up.

Khaled Issa Al Huraimel, General Manager of Madinat Al Arab, said: “The efficient and sophisticated planning stage was accomplished because of the comprehensive team of architects and engineers as well as traffic, transportation and marine consultants that worked closely and intensively on the Master Plan.”

"Dubai Waterfront is an ambitious and modern project which is destined to become an international icon, ultimately serving as the gateway to the Arabian Canal. The core objective behind the development is to be a major contributor in the ongoing transformation of Dubai into one of the world's leading cities,” said James Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Nakheel and Dubai Waterfront.

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