There’s a new waterfront development opening in city – and it’s bringing the flavour of Orange County to Dubai.
Marsa Meydan is being dubbed Dubai’s version of Los Angeles’ Newport Beach with a network of canals and a revolutionary shading device used to cover it during the toasty months.
The development in Jebel Ali will take the shape of a residential and “lifestyle” community that will be al fresco all year round, and we can’t wait for a breezy stroll in the height of August.
The climate-controlled marina will act as the centre-point to the development from The Meydan Group, which will be surrounded by waterfront villas with private pontoons and mooring for a boat at each for transportation.
There will also be a range of apartments and townhouses by the sea as well as a load of parks and open spaces with jogging tracks, bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly walkways to make the most of that handy temperature-control.
Four hotels will be nestled within the development, alongside bars, restaurants, shops and a boardwalk.
A community centre with a cinema is also planned and there will stretches of pristine white sands for water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and light water sports.
“The lifestyle on offer here today with the launch of this new community is unparalleled; it will appeal to a wide spectrum of the UAE population with a conscious price positioning,” said Chairman and CEO of Meydan City Corporation, Saeed Humaid Al Tayer.
“Innovation sits at the core of the project as we embrace new technologies which allow us to enjoy fresh cool air at any time of year, shading the marina and boardwalk, yet still delivering a sustainably responsible environment which prioritises the everyday experiences of our residents and visitors.”
A date has not yet been announced for the development but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled. Watch this space.