Top 10 landscaping projects underway in the UAE

On the occasion of the launch of the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo in Dubai, bnc Constriction Intelligence published a report outlining the top 10 major landscaping project planned for the UAE.

The report explains that construction projects and mega urban-developments across the country are driving demand for outdoor specific design solutions.

“The total value of the top 10 landscaping developments here exceeds $5.8 billion,” said Josine Heijmans, portfolio event director at Urban Design & Landscaping Expo of the report.

“With such massive investments in outdoor spaces, there is no wonder that the demand for products and solutions to build and maintain urban and green spaces, sports grounds and playgrounds is sharply increasing,” Heijmans added.

One example of a completed landscape-driven urban project is The Block, designed by desertINK in Dubai Design District, which features the repurposing of eight hundred 30-ton concrete blocks left over from the canal construction nearby. The project also includes an urban park featuring recycled materials, countless play areas for children, an outdoor gym, sports facilities and food and beverage outlets. Read more about the project here. 

Read the ‘Major UAE Landcaping Projects’ report published and written by bnc below:

1. Sheikh Zayed National Museum – Cultural District

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value: USD 1 Billion
Project Stage: Tender
Est. Completion Date: Q1, 2020
City: Abu Dhabi
Developer: Tourism Development & Investment Co. (TDIC)
Architect: Foster + Partners

The project involves the construction of a museum comprising of seven permanent gallery displays as well as a dynamic special exhibition programme in which visitors can explore the long history, heritage and culture of the UAE and its place in the world. The building will be surrounded by water and set within landscaped gardens, creating a destination for all and a worthy tribute to the memory of Sheikh Zayed.

2. The Tower – Dubai Creek

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value: USD 1 Billion
Project Stage: Tender
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2020
City: Dubai
Developer: Emaar Properties
Architect: Santiago Calatrava

The project involves the construction of an observation tower 3,045 feet of height which will be linked to the central island district of the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour development. It will feature a VIP observation garden deck and glazed rotating balconies. Other features of the tower include vast residential and commercial space; 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms; and a mega retail district.

3. World Legends Theme Park

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value:  USD 1 Billion
Project Stage: Design
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2020
City: Dubai
Developer: IMG Theme Park

The project involves the construction of the world’s largest theme park. It will comprise nine zones of various rides. The park will also house restaurants, stores and other forms of entertainment. It will include 9,700 square meters of food and beverage options and 9,500 square meters of retail space, all set within a
temperature-controlled environment.

4. Warner Brothers World – Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value:  USD 1 Billion
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date: Q1, 2021
City: Abu Dhabi
Developer: Aldar Properties

The project involves the construction of a theme park which will include indoor and outdoor areas for 29 themed rides, plus other shows and interactive attractions, as well as dining and shopping outlets. The project will also include six immersive lands including Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros Plaza, reminiscent of old Hollywood, Warner Bros-themed hotel and a car park.

5. Warsan Village

Project Type: Mega Urban Development
Est. Project Value: USD 600 Million
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date
City: Dubai
Developer: Nakheel

The project involves the development of Warsan Village which includes the construction of a neighborhood containing 942 three-bedroom modern townhouses. Warsan Village contains a variety of neighborhood amenities, such as shops, restaurants and cafés, a community clubhouse with swimming pool and gym, outdoor sports facilities, a mosque and easy access to the nearby new shopping plaza.

6. Wonderland Park Development 

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value: USD 490 Million
Project Stage: Design
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2019
City: Dubai
Developer: Ento Capital Management

The project involves the construction of amusement parks, apartments, shops, restaurants, and a cultural center which will be carried out in phases and will also include two furnished apartment blocks.

7. Dubai Eye – Bluewaters Island Development

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value: USD 272 Million
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date: Q3, 2019
City: Dubai
Developer: Meraas Holding
Architect: Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG)

The project involves the construction of a 210 meter Ferris wheel with 48 luxury capsules capable of holding 1,400 visitors. Ain Dubai will be the centerpiece of Bluewaters Island, which will feature retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality offerings. The assembled hub and spindle is approximately 40 meters long and 20 meters high and weighs 1,805 tons.

8. Mulberry – Park Heights

Project Type: Buildings
Est. Project Value: USD 238 Million
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2018
City: Dubai
Developer: Emaar Properties

The project involves the construction of a residential complex, comprising of 652 apartments and 24 penthouses, as well as parking for 960 cars. The homes will feature high-level finishes and amenities, including an outdoor pool for adults and children, jogging and bicycle tracks, and will overlook a lush green park. Residents will have access to shopping mall, hotels, schools, a multipurpose hall, healthcare and fitness facilities with steam and sauna rooms, children’s play areas and family spaces.

9. Leadership and Media Pavilions – Dubai Exhibition City

Project Type: Buildings
Est. Project Value: USD 183 Million
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2019
City: Dubai
Developer: Meraas Holding

The project involves the construction of leadership and media pavilions for UAE Expo 2020, and the event’s ‘Hammerhead’ access road to Al Wasl Plaza plus landscaping. The Leadership and Media Pavilions will be transformed into hotels post-Expo, as part of the District 2020 legacy development project. They are both expected to achieve four-star ratings. The Leadership Pavilion will accommodate UAE leadership during the Expo.

10. Reem Central Park – Al Reem Island

Project Type: Leisure & Recreation Facilities
Est. Project Value: USD 68 Million
Project Stage: Under Construction
Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2019
City: Abu Dhabi
Developer: Aldar Properties

The project involves the construction of a public park on the Reem Island. The park will span across 92,903 square meters. The multi-tiered park will include a 4 kilometer promenade, a 2,000 worshiper mosque, food and beverage outlets, a retail center, a skate park, play areas and interactive water features. The development will also include construction of a mid-market homes property called as The Bridges, featuring studios apartments.

 

 

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