Nakheel recently bagged contracts worth over AED47 million for design and supervision services on Deira Islands including the night market and board walk on the project. The company appointed AE7 for design and supervision services including master planning, parcelization and infrastructure design for Deira Islands. The waterfront city is under a contract and is worth AED28 m.
The island’s other attractions will include a large shopping mall; an amphitheatre for 30,000 people; and a marina for large yachts. Tender documents for construction of infrastructure are expected to be released around the middle of May 2014, following which companies will be invited to collect.
The master developer has already witnessed great interest in the project when it released its first phase of plots end of March 2014 for hotel and resort development on two of the four islands that make up the project.
Deira Islands will contribute significantly to the Government of Dubai’s tourism vision. This project paves the way for the development of dozens/hundreds of hotels and serviced apartments, mixed-use buildings and residential waterside developments at what will become a new cultural, residential and commercial hub for the emirate.