In pictures: Top projects showcased at Cityscape Global

As the Dubai real estate exhibition draws to a close, here’s a rundown of 12 prominent developments on show

Davina Munro

Akoya Oxygen

Akoya Oxygen is a 55-million-square-feet master development by Dubai-based developer Damac. It consists of various projects such as Navitas Hotel & Residences, and a four-tower project called Virdis.


Damac also announced the launch of The Residences and Aykon Hotel & Hotel Apartments at Aykon City.


Al Habtoor City

Al Habtoor City by the UAE’s Al Habtoor Group is located close to Business Bay and Downtown Dubai. It comprises of three luxury residential towers and three five-star Starwood branded hotels namely St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai and Westin Dubai.

The project consists of 1,460 apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms in addition to loft-style units and penthouses.



Bahrain Bay

Bahrain Bay is a $2.5 billion development which will form a manmade island in the Arabian Gulf. It will be connected to the city of Manama by two road bridges. On completion, the development will include business, retail and residential areas.

The masterplan for this development is divided in seven zones and has been designed by US-based architecture and design firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril.



Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai Creek Harbour is a six square kilometer mega development along Dubai Creek by Emaar Properties.


The development, which will be three times the size of Downtown Dubai, will include projects like The Tower, Harbour Views, Dubai Creek Residences and Creekside 18.

The Tower

This $1bn structure will soar 100 metres above the Burj Khalifa, and will be the centrepiece of Emaar’s Dubai Creek Harbour.

The project has been designed by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, while Aurecon has been appointed as the engineer/architect-of-record.

The Tower will include an oval-shaped bud that will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room, which will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.



Dubai Hills Estate

Dubai Hills Estate is a joint venture between Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding. At 11 million square meters, the mixed-use development will be one of the largest master planned communities in Mohammed Bin Rashid City.

It will include various projects such as Dubai Hills, Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate, Mulberry at Park Heights, Acacia at Park Heights and Mapel at Dubai Hills Estate.



Ibn Battuta Residences

Dubai-based property developer Nakheel unveiled Ibn Battuta Residences, a twin-tower complex that will be built next to Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.

The two 48-floor buildings will consist of 531 luxury apartments, including 395 two-bedroom and 136 three-bedroom apartments. It will also have a podium-level health and recreation complex featuring a landscaped pool deck, a gym, and four levels of car parking with 900 spaces.



Jumeirah Central

Jumeirah Central is a 48 million square feet project by Dubai Holding. It will include nine million square feet of retail space including three malls and 4.5 million square feet of outdoor shopping space.


Other features include 44,000 car parking spaces and 7,200 hotel rooms. It will also have a multi-modal transport network, environmentally-friendly transport options and aerial gondolas.



La Mer

Spread across 9.5 million square feet of existing and reclaimed land, La Mer is a beachfront destination by Meraas Holding. It will comprise of four distinct zones – the beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island, and South Island.

It will consist of commercial, leisure, residential and hospitality components. It will also launch a range of retail and F&B concepts in the city.



Marassi Al Bahrain

Marassi Al Bahrain is an urban project that is being developed as a joint venture between Bahrain-based Diyar Al Muharraq and UAE-based Eagle Hills.


The development will consist of projects such as Marassi Residences that will offer around 250 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in mid-rise complexes.



Mina Al Arab

Mina Al Arab is a waterfront community by Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Properties. The development will comprise of a range of hotels, resorts and townhouses.


It will include 310 hectares of open spaces, ecological preserves and landscaping, eight themed resort hotels, two eco-hotels, Arabian souk and boutiques, parks, medical facilities, mosque, cafes and villas.

The developer also announced at Cityscape Global a new unnamed project worth AED 5billion ($1.3bn) within Mina Al Arab



Palm 360

Palm 360 is a luxury project by Dubai-based developer Nakheel. It will be located on the Palm Jumeirah and will include two-boutique hotels with 110 rooms between them and 252 one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments.


It will feature 12 four-bedroom penthouses, six of which will each cover 12,000 square feet. The project is expected to be delivered in mid-2020.




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