Nakheel, the Dubai-based developer, has unveiled its master plan for Dubai Islands.
Comprised of five islands across a total area of 17 sqkm, Dubai Islands will offer a diverse mix of residential, retail leisure and hospitality offerings.
Each island will have its unique positioning, with cultural hubs, recreational sports beaches and beach clubs.
The islands will house over 80 hotels, including luxury and wellness resorts, as well as boutique, family and eco-conscious hotels, which will significantly increase the available number of hotel keys in Dubai.
Nakheel current hospitality’s portfolio elsewhere in Dubai includes hotels such as The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart, Riu Dubai and the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai.
Nakheel’s master plan for Dubai Islands (formerly known as Deira Islands) includes over 20km of beaches, including a Blue Flag-certified beach, approximately 2 sqkm of parks and open spaces and golf courses too.
Dubai Islands are located along the emirate’s northern coastline and are easily accessible by land and sea through road bridges and water transport.
The islands are within a short distance from the Dubai International airport, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai.
The developer added that by integrating a network of marinas promenades and pathways for water and road transportation, walking and biking, it was supporting the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
“Dubai Islands are an integral part of the future vision for the emirate, focusing on enhancing the health, happiness and wellbeing of residents and visitors, as well as providing the highest standards and variety of urban infrastructure and facilities. Dubai Islands will add to the Nakheel portfolio of residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments, offering another destination within a destination,” said Naaman Atallah, chief executive officer at Nakheel.