Breakwaters, pavement have been constructed at Al Mamzar Corniche in Deira
Following its approval by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in July 2013, the first phase of development on the Al Mamzar Corniche Beach project was recently completed, said a representative of Dubai Municipality’s environment department.
Two breakwaters have been constructed along the Al Mamzar coastline in Deira, N. Rao, project engineer at the Municipality told Big Project ME. “Besides the breakwaters, the contractors have also completed constructing a pavement at the site.
“All ongoing work on the site now is only snagging operations. The major chunk of work on the project is done,” Rao said. The 1KM-long beach will undergo replenishment in the next 3-6 months, during which other facilities, such as shower pods will also be added.
“We’re hoping to complete the project within the next three months,” Rao continued. “Ideally, we’d like to finish it as soon as possible.”
At least two more phases of development can be expected in the project, Rao revealed; while one will be dedicated to the installation of facilities for the beach, the Municipality is also working on a design to enhance the aesthetic value of the beach, which could lead to a third phase in the project.
“We want to make the beach unique and the Municipality is working on a design to that effect,” he said.
The Al Mamzar Corniche Beach project is one of the numerous social developments being undertaken on Deira’s coastline; the 3KM-long Deira Wharfage development, worth $54.4 million was announced in May 2012 to increase dhow-related activity at Dubai Creek.
More recently, Nakheel announced its 15.3sq.km.-wide Deira Islands waterfront project in the locality, which aims to attract developers of three- and four-star hotel developers to construct on two of its four islands.