Azizi Riviera to be built within the Meydan One project near Dubai Water Canal
An AED12 billion ($3.26bn) project patterned after French Riviera has been launched in Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, Dubai, according to the UAE state news agency WAM.
Launched by the Dubai-based Azizi Developments, the project, dubbed Azizi Riviera, will be implemented within the Meydan One project near Dubai Water Canal. It includes 69 mid-rise residential buildings, a retail district, as well as one four-star and one five-star hotel. The first and second phase of the project is expected to be completed in December 2018.
In terms of residences, the development will offer 13,000 units including one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments.
The ceremony laying down the foundation stone of the project was attended by Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman and CEO of Meydan Group, and Mirwais Aziz, Chairman of Azizi Group.
Designed to resemble the French Riviera waterfront, the development will also offer access to the Meydan One Mall and the Meydan Racecourse – where the Dubai World Cup is held.
Azizi Riviera is the first in a series of projects that Azizi is planning to develop in the Meydan One mega-development, following a partnership with Meydan Group announced earlier this year.
The wider Meydan One development will feature the 711 metre-tall Dubai One Tower, Meydan One Mall, a five-star hotel, a civic plaza with dancing water fountains, an indoor sports facility, a 4km canal and a marina.