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Ask anyone and they will be readily picking Dubai as one of their top travel destinations. Over the years, the image of a modern and cosmopolitan city has received a solid thrust, courtesy of its many wonders. And one such creation was the Palm Islands that stunned the world. In an attempt to recreate the magic, another mega project called the Deira Islands was envisioned.
Initially known as Palm Deira, the developers later renamed and remodeled its design to form a unique waterfront development comprising four linked islands. Constructed on reclaimed land, the area adds 40 kilometres to Dubai’s existing coastline and covers a total area of 15.3 square kilometres. The islands are likely to add over 31,000 residences and 23,000 hotel rooms to Dubai’s existing residential and hospitality reservoir when it is fully developed.
The whole development will feature luxurious residential communities, resorts, hotels, serviced apartments, a tourism hub and a business district offering retail outlets from every known brand. Offering a modern twist to the traditional Arabian markets, the highly awaited Night Souk will have 5,000 retail outlets alongside numerous restaurants and cafés. The market will also showcase locally produced goods which will certainly attract tourists as well as residents.
Apart from these, the islands will also have an amphitheatre with a capacity to seat 30,000 spectators and a 620,000-square-metre Deira Islands Mall.
With an aim to create an exclusive creekside destination, Deira Islands will certainly be an address to boast about, with residents getting to enjoy all the perks of living in a scenic location equipped with the best infrastructure and leisure activities. It is easily accessible from the mainland via roads or waterways, and its proximity to the international airport also works in its favour.
When completed, the new waterfront wonder of Dubai is all set to turn heads. It is expected to be a major tourist destination and is likely to take the emirate a few strides forward in the years to come. If you are willing to book a place, the time is now.
• Deira Islands is expected to become another major tourist destination in Dubai
• The planned Night Souk will host thousands of retail and dining establishments
• It is close to Dubai International Airport and will be accessible by land and sea
Source: Shabnam Mondal, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer