Shaikh Mohammad has sanctioned the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project to be constructed along the beach adjoining six residential districts. Image Credit: WAM

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has sanctioned the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project to be constructed along the beach adjoining six residential districts, starting from the area behind the Dubai Marine Beach Resort down to the Burj Al Arab Hotel.

The Jumeirah Corniche project will be 14 kilometres in length, making it the longest corniche in the emirate.

Shaikh Mohammad directed the linking of both the walkway and the jogging track with the Dubai Canal Project, and for the Corniche project to be completed in a year’s time.

He stated: “Our objective is to achieve people’s happiness... we are keen to establish all the necessary components to make nationals, expatriates and visitors happy and enjoy quality life. Our developmental projects are integrating to attain this ultimate goal. We are committed to investing in building healthy human capital through providing an ideal enabling environment.”

Sport essential element

Shaikh Mohammad asserted that sport is an essential element for the society and a fundamental prerequisite for having healthy and productive individuals.

He said: “We instructed the concerned authorities to increase the number of walking and jogging tracks around the emirate, and we will create and develop more to serve various residential areas in Dubai. We hope the people of Dubai will make use of these tracks and practise sports for the best of their bodies and minds. A lazy individual lacks positive energy and does not innovate or create. We have great hopes for the future, and these hopes will not be realised unless we have healthy and fit people who are able to fulfil their duties toward themselves and their families and stand up for their community and country.”

Shaikh Mohammad’s statement came during his tour of the project site, accompanied by Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of the Dubai Ruler’s Court.

At the conclusion of the development, Jumeirah Corniche will be the longest in the emirate, giving the public a bigger area to enjoy several activities.

Quality life

The project is a manifestation of Shaikh Mohammad’s vision to provide quality life for the people of the UAE and its visitors.

The project serves sectors of the community, especially families, and offers public utility services, parks, beaches and outstanding tourist attractions.

In addition to the project’s value as a recreational and entertainment addition to the emirate, Jumeirah Corniche represents a crucial contribution to the public’s health and in developing social infrastructure in Dubai.

Once completed, the project will facilitate a variety of sports, including jogging, walking, swimming, rowing and other activities that suit families and contribute to enhancing physical fitness.