x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Ajman has big plans for its coast

Ajman is planning to use the best ideas at a conference on waterfront projects to develop its own corniche into "one of the world's best waterfronts".

AJMAN // An impressive network of new canals and artificial islands is being planned for Ajman's waterfront. The redevelopment of the emirate's waterfront is one of its top strategic priorities over the next 20 years and key to putting Ajman on the map, Mohammed al Muhairi, the director of planning and surveying at Ajman Municipality, said yesterday. "Already we have one of the best corniches in the region with top brand hotels and fast food restaurants featuring on it," he said. "Our target is to build from this good experience and develop one of the world's best waterfronts."

Mr al Muhairi was speaking at the Ajman International Conference on Urban Planning, which is showcasing some of the world's best coastal projects. Mr al Muhairi said the Government was committed to providing "all the necessary assistance" to achieve the goal, but he declined to reveal the budget for the project. Dr Sabah Mishit, head of the municipality's architectural committee, said: "This is the biggest conference on waterfront projects in the whole Middle East, we believe the whole world will soon be watching Ajman."

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