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Bluewaters works 75% complete


Meraas, developers of the Bluewaters Island project, said, construction at Bluewaters is over 75 percent complete. Construction has transitioned from structural work to the distinctive façades on the island in preparation for the handover of the unique Bluewaters residences in Q1, 2018.

The new destination will be home to Ain Dubai, the tallest and largest observation wheel in the world. More than 90 per cent of the buildings at Bluewaters have undergone work on their facades, including all 10 apartment buildings and 17 townhouses, which offer panoramic views of The Palm, The Beach opposite JBR, the ocean, gardens, and spectacular city skyline. Bluewaters will also have over 200 retail and dining outlets in addition to leisure and entertainment and hospitality components, and a vibrant plaza – all of which are at advanced stages of construction.

Brian Schofield, Vice President – Projects at Meraas, said: “The idea behind Bluewaters is to create a family-orientated neighbourhood where homebuyers can put down roots and feel a deep connection to the place they call home.”

“We’ve engaged five main contractors and over 40 of the world’s leading consultant firms to ensure we are able to deliver a creative urban destination that meets the highest international standards of quality. At its peak, 16,500 employees and 25 cranes a day have worked on Bluewaters, with 64 million man-hours recorded and 12,000 direct jobs sustained over the last twelve months.”

Five major projects are underway simultaneously at Bluewaters, including its iconic centrepiece, Ain Dubai, which will become the world’s largest tourist hotspot and a new landmark in Dubai that will reach heights in excess of 210 metres.

Bluewaters is connected by direct road access to Sheikh Zayed Road and an innovative driverless Group Rapid Transport system with 25 autonomous vehicles ferrying 2,500 people an hour in each direction on the 4.5-minute journey between Bluewaters and the Dubai Metro.

A 265-metre pedestrian bridge will also link the island to more lifestyle opportunities at The Beach. The residences at Bluewaters were released to the market via sales centre at The Beach in March 2017.

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