Meraas Properties, one of the government’s general developers behind the transformation of the entire Culture Village and Dubai Creek area, plans to completely reshape the coastline of the Creek in the Consulate area of Bur Dubai, in order to turn it into a fashionable and popular place for tourists and locals alike.
Off Maktoum Bridge the coast will be transformed with the construction of the large-scale project Jewel of the Creek with a variety of hotels from the developer Dubai International Real Estate Group. And on the banks of the Water Canal extension off Shaikh Zayed Road one of the three Dubai's real estate market ‘pillars’ Damac will settle its new large-scaled Aykon City, while Dubai Properties will implement its Marasi project close to it. These are the projects to change the coastline of Dubai Creek in the near future. But that's not all.
Inside Culture Village itself, which is located in Al Jadaf, Dubai Properties has also found place for two small but trendy mini mix-use clusters Dubai Wharf and Manazel Al Khor, in addition to the construction of the magnificent Anantara hotel. Manazel Al Khor and Dubai Wharf together will occupy 278,000 square meters of territory. First residents will be able to enter their homes in Dubai Wharf at the end of the Q1 of 2017, and Manazel Al Khor is already 82% complete with the whole surrounding landscaping to be ready in the fourth quarter. In total, these two mini-clusters will house 3000 - 3500 residents.
And speaking of coastline, 18 kilometers of coastline in Dubai Creek and Culture Village will be transformed into: 12 kilometers of landscaped embankments with retail pavilions and entertainment facilities in Marasi Business Bay and 6 kilometers of promenades with retail units and recreational zones in Culture Village.
“Retail will be placed alongside the walkways and promenades of Culture Village and this instantly scales up the development’s lifestyle attractions,” said Masoud Al Awar, Chief Commercial Officer at Dubai Properties. In fact, the original stretch of Dubai Creek is already being reworked to meet today’s requirements, he added.
Developers understand the importance of combining such components as proximity to water bodies, convenient transport connectivity together with relative proximity to the city center and lifestyle opportunities. Therefore, Culture Village having all of these elements has all chances to become a new magnet for tourists in future, when more than 15 skyscrapers being built here, including Palazzo Versace, D1 Tower and Anantara Hotel will finally take real shape and form a new skyline.