His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced, the launch of Marsa Al Arab Project which is positioned around the iconic Burj Al Arab look set to be transformed by the new Dhs6.3 billion project. The project will be developed by Dubai Holding and managed by Jumeirah Group and is set for completion in 2020.
Marsa Al Arab project will see two new islands built in Jumeirah next to the famous seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, bringing with them a range of new lifestyle and entertainment options; Each of the two islands will have a separate focus to boost the experience of the guests at the new icon. The project will position Dubai as a leading choice for business and leisure travellers alike, through the development of its tourism landmarks, business infrastructure and residential offering. Spread across a whopping 4 million SQ, the islands will add more than two kilometres of beach to Dubai. Wild Wadi Waterpark, will be relocated closer to the beach, which will increase the park’s size by more than twice its existing size. It will also add new thrills, family rides and exciting attractions.
The project is the latest in a series of infrastructure pushes. Ongoing projects in anticipation of the city hosting the World Expo 2020. The United Arab Emirates expects to welcome an extra 25 million visitors over the course of the six-month exhibition of trade, innovations, and products from around the world.