Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday visited Bluewaters Island, a man-made mixed use island located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The development, by Meraas Holding, will include hotels, housing units and service and recreational facilities with total investments of Dh8 billion.
Shaikh Mohammad underlined the value of unique development projects and their importance in consolidating the UAE’s leading position as a tourism and investment destination on the global stage.
“The UAE has become a favourite destination to visitors and investors from the region and entire world, as we want our country to always remain the land of happiness and hope for our people and visitors,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
He said these major projects offer thousands of jobs in various specialities, boosting the job market and increase opportunities for youth.
Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of Dubai Ruler’s Court, and Mohammad Al Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.