Estimated to have US$240 billion worth of mega projects underway, Dubai is truly on a roll. Encompassing tireless innovation, wide open green spaces and tightly packed architectural marvels, these projects have it all. Take a look. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One Luxury residences. Man-made beaches. A promenade. A world class equestrian club with riding trails. Featuring all this and more, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One is truly one of Dubai’s mega real estate projects. Offering a wide selection of stores, restaurants, cafés, bistros and entertainment options, the development is poised to become one of the region’s most desired residential communities. Over 600 acres have been dedicated to open spaces that will be surrounded by luxury villas. The development will also feature the world’s largest crystal lagoon body of water with seven kilometres of stunning lagoons and man-made beaches with a minimum width of 40 metres and a maximum depth of 2.5 metres. To add to this a central amenity island offering recreational activities is currently being built. Residents will also have access to an upscale community centre, a nursery, an international school and mosques.
There are three distinctive villa options available, namely, Contemporary Villas, Mediterranean Villas and Modern Arabic Villas. Whilst minimalist lines and calm, open spaces define the Contemporary Villas, the Mediterranean Villas reflect a harmonious blend of Mediterranean and northern European architecture. The wooden pergolas and columns are beautifully embellished with Mediterranean motifs and the rooms open out to gorgeous views of the gardens. An eclectic reflection of Arabic culture, the Arabic Villas offer a relaxing and private environment. Every villa offers two entrances, one for the family members and one for the guests. Set to redefine upscale community living, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One is located just minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.
Say hello to the world’s most prestigious sq. km. also described as ’The Centre of Now’. The Dh73 billion flagship project of Emaar Properties, Downtown Dubai looks every inch the playground for the elite that it is. At its centre is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination is another highlight, forming the community’s vibrant retail and leisure component. As a testament to traditional Arabian markets is Souk Al Bahar, a modern shopping mall, drawing inspiration from Arabesque architectural elements. Another major attraction is The Dubai Fountain, a captivating musical water spectacle and the world’s tallest performing fountain, that’s also very popular with tourists. For nature lovers, Burj Park, a 1.5 hectare park immaculately maintained with lush greenery and ample seating, overlooks the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall and offers spectacular views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. The 3.5 kilometres long Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard is a testament to downtown urban culture and features cafés, high-end retail and hotels. Aside from commercial offerings such as Emaar Square, there are several residential developments in various phases of construction, namely, The Address Residence The BLVD, The Address Residence Sky View and Burj Vista. Downtown Dubai also features world-class hospitality with the Armani Hotel Dubai, the world’s first Armani Hotel, The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall and The Palace Downtown Dubai. Recently, The Opera District was launched to serve as Dubai’s destination for artists and art lovers. In addition to Dubai Opera, the country’s first dedicated Opera House and several new galleries that will be built within the precinct, The Opera District will host two new ‘art hotels,’ an array of leisure components and several residential apartments and a design studio. Tastefully extravagant, idyllic and a perfect representation of the Dubai dream, there’s no better place to lap up luxury than Downtown Dubai.
A city within a city, Deira Islands is an epic development. Comprising four man-made islands adjacent to the Deira district, Deira Islands is Dubai’s new 15.3 sq km waterfront city. Nakheel, the developer, recently released the first phase of plots – ranging from 50,000 to 670,000 sq ft – for hotel and resort development on two of the four islands that make up the project. Deira Islands, which will add 40kms, including 21kms of beachfront to Dubai’s coastline, will offer hotels and serviced apartments, mixed-use buildings and residential waterside developments. Nakheel is also developing a significant amount of the 4.5 million sq. m. south island, creating a unique creek side destination, easily accessible from the mainland by road bridges and abras. The island’s host of attractions will include a large shopping mall; an Arabic souk-style night market; a 250-room hotel; an amphitheatre for 30,000 people and a marina that can accommodate large yachts. Deira Islands’ luxury homes will offer owners a private sanctuary in which to enjoy the best of what the natural wonderland has to offer.
Located conveniently just off Emirates Road, Al Furjan is a 560-hectare mega development consisting of luxury terraced houses and villas. In the news for being one of the construction projects awarded Dh563 million by its developer, Nakheel early this year, Al Furjan is divided into two phases comprising of 4,000 homes and villas with large open spaces and wide-ranging sporting and communal amenities. The first phase of the project, containing 800 homes, is complete. The types of villas in Al Furjan are Dubai and Quortaj. The Quortaj style is an eclectic collage of colours and textures inspired by North Africa with Islamic and Mediterranean construction styles. The Dubai style, on the other hand, reflects local architecture and offers a striking combination of traditional exterior and a contemporary interior floor plan. Within Al Furjan, landscaped pedestrian pathways are woven into the neighbourhoods connecting cul-de-sacs and open spaces. In February this year, Nakheel awarded contracts worth Dh16.5m for infrastructure design and supervision for hundreds of third party villa and mixed-use plots at the project.