Floating houses to be built on The World

Stability on water to last over a century.

By Staff Report

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:39 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:18 PM

Dubai: The World, an artificial archipelago of 300 small islands, is set to get a collection of 33 floating houses with its own garden, pool and beach as its developer Nakheel has given the green light to Oqyana Real Estate for the project.

Completely stable on the water, the base of the island is built to last for far over 100 years and will create a new underwater habitat for sea life, according to the company. It is building similar islands in the Maldives and in Miami, it added.

Oqyana Real Estate has signed a deal with Amillarah Private Islands, the ultra-luxury floating private island developer, earlier this year to create a series of Floating Private Islands within the Oqyana World First development on The World Islands project in Dubai.

“Nakheel, the master developer of The World project, has now granted this project with all the necessary permits in order to take the next step to create one of the most exclusive developments in Dubai. This makes the project the first floating project officially approved by Nakheel,” the company said in a statement.

“Oqyana World First is testament to our vision of pioneering unique real estate developments that genuinely break new ground and the cooperation with Amillarah Private Islands,” said Zeyad Abdullatif Janahi, chairman of Oqyana Real Estate.

Paul van de Camp, chief executive officer of Amillarah Private Islands, said: “We are the only company in the world offering Floating Private Islands, tailor-made to the clients specifications, based on our Dutch heritage of hundreds of years of working with the water.”

Oqyana World First is the developer’s flagship project, composed of an archipelago of artificial islands forming the continent of Australasia in The World development off the coast of Dubai.


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