A major Dubai waterfront project has been unveiled under the title Marasi Business Bay.
It includes the longest promenade in the UAE at 12km, water homes, floating restaurants, retail outlets and five palm tree-lined marinas.
Design consultants for the project were U+A Architects, and the developer is Dubai Holdings.
Divided into three themed main areas, The Yacht Club, The Park and The Pier, Marasi Business Bay has been designed around entertainment and leisure experiences with its residential units built on water with boat access.
It will feature a range of local and international businesses and a total of 250,000m2 of open space, including parks and the waterfront promenade. Over 100 shops and outlets span approximately 16,000m2 The Park area spans almost 60,000m2.
HE Mohammad Abdulla AlGergawi, chairman of Dubai Holding, said: “The new project will strengthen the historic relationship between Dubai and its creek through the addition of a new dimension to the residential, tourism and leisure offerings.
“Our objective is to create innovative and unique developments, that accentuates the essence of Dubai’s culture and heritage, and presents what the future Dubai looks like; a city that enriches the lives of its residents and visitors alike through unparalleled lifestyle experiences, adding value for investors and Dubai’s economic diversification.”
“Our goal is to build a way of life. Our approach to the real estate landscape has gone far beyond the construction of towers and buildings, to encompass innovation and creativity; a symbol of the civilization of Dubai and the UAE and an essential instrument contributing to the happiness of the people as envisioned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”