x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Waterfront plans

The Waterfront was one of Dubai's biggest projects, both in size and value. Below are some of the major features.

The Waterfront was one of Dubai's biggest projects, both in size and value. Below are some of the major features. 1.4 billion square feet (130 million sq metres, or 130 sq km) Up to 1.5 million inhabitants 250 master-planned communities 10 districts: Madinat al Arab; Al Ras; Outer Corniche; Inner Corniche; The Peninsula; Al Mina; Riviera; Promenade; Palm Boulevard; The Exchange

Up to 200 hotels 7 offshore islands, created with more than 300 million cu metres of sand and 12 million cu metres of rock 900 million cubic metres of excavation 5 sq km of coral reef created 10 km of canals Last 8 km of remaining natural coastal waterfront in Dubai Would be the first stage in a broader project defined by the Arabian Canal, a 75km man-made waterway to cost US$10 billion (Dh36.73bn). The canal would be the world's longest. The Waterfront would be 23 per cent of the Arabian Canal area.

Valued at Dh100bn in 2006