H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that 55% of works have been completed in the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project which extends 14 km from the beach parallel to six residential units starting from the back yard of the Dubai Marine Beach Resort up to Burj Al Arab Hotel. Measuring two km in length, the initial phase of the project will be opened during the holy month of Ramadan, and all works in the project are set for completion next October.
“This urban project is undertaken in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make people happier. HH considers sport as a key element in building the community and having healthy individuals capable of adding to the development drive. The Jumeirah Corniche will also be a beautiful addition offering rest & relaxation facilities for the public to enjoy & practice a variety of activities, and top class care to all visitors including citizens, residents and tourists heading towards the Corniche for relaxation, swimming or practicing sport,” said Al Tayer.
“Besides offering a value-added aesthetic & comfortable relaxation destination, the project commands special importance as it contributes to the improvement of the social infrastructure in the Emirate, particularly as regards the quality of the public health of the community in terms of providing wider opportunities for practicing jogging & walking sports as well as a host of water sports such as swimming and rowing among others. These beach activities befit all family members and contribute to raising their physique, thus have a direct contribution to improving the public health of the community through caring for the facilities that enable the public to practice all forms of sport,” he explained.
“Last February the contractor started construction works in the project which comprises the construction of a 5 meter-wide walk, 4 meter-wide jogging track, rest areas including retail kiosks & shaded benches overlooking the beach in addition to health & public realms. The project will have a distinctive landscaping theme featuring well designed and positioned flora, and decorative lighting characterized by stylish & creative design,” he continued.
“The project aims at converting the sand beach into a more vibrant facility through providing aesthetic, recreational elements as well as public services for the visiting tourists and residents heading to Dubai beaches to enjoy seaside sitting or practicing jogging & walking sports.
“Dubai city is the favourite tourist destination for multitude of nationalities particularly during vacations and public holidays. This prompted the drive to construct tourist projects offering fun to visitors, and bear reference to the global standing of Dubai in creative designs and innovation,” said Al Tayer in a final remark.
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