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Floating homes to feature in Dubai Canal project

Finnish firm Admares to build ten floating homes and transport them by sea to Marasi Business Bay

A Finnish firm has been commissioned to build ten ‘floating homes’ and transport them by sea to Dubai for the Marasi Business Bay development.

The company, Admares, says it has been awarded phase one of the project on Dubai Canal, which will feature homes on water, restaurants and a yacht club.

Admares’ scope of work will include 10 water homes, two restaurants and the yacht club, all of which are “state-of-the-art floating buildings”.

The structures will be designed, managed and manufactured in Finland by Admares, before being transported to Dubai.

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The Marasi Business Bay is being developed by Dubai Properties. It will include the longest waterfront promenade in the Emirates and the UAE’s first-ever homes on water with pedestrian and boat access, as well as restaurants, leisure facilities and five palm-tree-lined yacht marinas with approximately 700 berths.

Admares, which specialises in floating construction, was also behind the Burj Al Arab Terrace.

It started the production of the floating buildings in October 2016, with all of the manufacturing and outfitting being completed in Finland, before planned transportation by sea to Dubai by end of 2017.

“Our objective is to create unique, innovative and environmentally friendly real estate products, utilizing ground breaking, multi-disciplinary off-site construction technology,” said Admares CEO Mikael Hedberg.

“We started at the top with our first project in the Emirates, working with Jumeirah and Dubai Holding for the Burj Al Arab Terrace. Having successfully delivered the new resort extension – the biggest-ever undertaking of its kind in the world – we now have another project where the client was looking to create a landmark development with a high degree of innovation and quality”.

Abdulla M. Lahej, Group CEO of Dubai Properties, added: “As Marasi Business Bay weaves into the fabric of the city, and in line with the Dubai Plan 2021 to create a smart and sustainable city, ahead of the World Expo 2020, as a leading master-developer, we stay one step ahead by working with speed and efficiency to seamlessly create blueprints for success and deliver exceptional lifestyles, value and a lasting impact for the betterment of Dubai.”

“We are pleased to partner with Finland’s Admares to develop the first-of-their-kind homes on water in DP’s Marasi Business Bay destination. Their use of innovative technologies and unique construction techniques to deliver this type of pioneering structures will ensure that these unique homes on water, and the surrounding promenade, parks and marina, will be one of the most sought after residential destinations in the city.”

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