Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued directives to launch the fourth expansion phase of Madinat Jumeirah, which is expected to cost Dh2.5 billion.
Shaikh Mohammad emphasised that the development of tourism infrastructure in Dubai must match the UAE’s growing position as an international tourism hub, stressing the process of development never stops and has no limits.
The announcement of the project was made in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammad viewed the details and outline of the project, which will face the Burj Al Arab area in Jumeirah.
It includes a luxury five-star hotel, a villas complex, restaurants and a commercial centre with retail stores as well as a pedestrian precinct.
He directed that the project should be completed by the end of 2015.
The luxury five-star hotel in the project will have 420 rooms with sea views as well as a range of international restaurants and luxury amenities and facilities suitable for the size and location of the project.
The group of villas and hotel apartments in the project will be run by Jumeirah Living, a subsidiary of the Jumeirah Group. The complex will have 45 luxury villas and hotel apartments which will have enhanced facilities and residential services and a number of restaurants, a spa, a business centre and other amenities.
The meeting to announce the project was attended by Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of Dubai Holding, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, Ahmad Bin Byat, and Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group Gerald Lawless.
The Dubai-based luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group is a member of the Dubai Holding group, and operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts.
These include Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Resort & Spa in Mallorca; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
The Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise, Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Water Park; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
The group plans to launch a number of projects in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Kuwait.