“Millions of Dirhams” to be spent on JBR maintenance

Dubai Properties Group CEO Khalid Al Malik vow to improve area

Residents of Dubai’s US $.16 billion Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) are welcoming the news that “millions of dirhams” will be spent on maintenance and repairs.

The announcement was made by Dubai Properties Group CEO Khalid Al Malik, in an interview with Arabian Business.

In the interview, Al Malik said maintenance programmes are planned for the residential and beach areas, with refurbishment of the beach club due for completion by the end of the year.

“We are still in the stages of improvement and will continue that on a regular basis,” he said.

“We are looking at the JBR area, the services and the beach club, which is going to be completely refurbished and opened hopefully by the end of the year. We are also improving the beach area very soon,” he added.

Some parts of the Al Soufah tram project, which is planned to pass through both JBR and the Dubai Marina, have now re-started although roadworks continue to block the main routes to JBR, causing severe traffic delays for residents.

One resident told The Big Project: “I still love JBR but the bathrooms flood and the electrical wiring has been faulty in apartments. The concrete slabs on the plaza need attention and some shop windows also need replacing.”

Other residents have been reported as saying they fear for the value of their property if repairs are not made.

DPG market the neighbourhood as a “prime waterfront location”, that is “surrounded by landscaped plazas, fountains and swimming pools”.

Al Malik said the maintenance of communal areas will continue.

“The size of JBR is massive but we are talking about millions of Dirhams. The beach club itself is going to cost a lot of money, in addition to the beach area, podiums and services that will be added to the residential areas,” he said, adding: “We are looking at all our projects, including JBR and Business Bay.”

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