Boardwalk project at the Palm

30.09.2014
A six-metre wide walkway will be built over the rocks on the outer edge of the crescent around the Palm, doubling the width of the existing crescent path. Nakheel has awarded an AED150 million project to the Dubai-based contractor Overseas AST to build an 11-kilometre boardwalk at the Palm Jumeirah as it attempts to draw more tourists to the manmade island.
According to an article in The National, the six-metre wide walkway will be built over the rocks on the outer edge of the crescent around the Palm . This will double the width of the existing crescent path which runs past the luxury resorts Atlantis and Rixos.
Nakheel said that it would also include two piers stretching 100 metres out to sea at either end of the crescent which would include cafes and restaurants, each containing 1,000 square metres of decking.
Construction is due to start before the end of the year and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Initial plans for the project were announced by the developer at Cityscape 2013, as part of a plan to transform the crescent into a walking, shopping and dining destination.
“The boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, one of several new projects under way on the island, will be a big draw for Palm residents, the wider community of Dubai and the millions of tourists who visit Dubai each year,” a Nakheel spokesman said.

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