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Abu Dhabi corniche to get massive revamp

Famous beachside stretch will be home to new food and beverage outlets

Abu Dhabi corniche to get massive revamp

Abu Dhabi’s famous corniche is to undergo a major revamp
which will see the introduction of a number of new food and beverage outlets.

The new plaza, W10, is set to be built in the West 10 block
between two of the city's major thoroughfares - Al Khaleej Al Arabi and Sultan
bin Zayed.

It will be built over several levels and include underground
parking for 700 cars and above-ground space containing the F&B units, as
well as a number of exclusive retail stores. A pedestrian underpass will also
be added to provide direct access to the beach.

The Municipality said the development will play an important
part in the continued improvement of the city's corniche area, with the 10,000
sqm site being built around a streetscape to take advantage of the existing
green space.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched a tender for firms to
build and operate the new plaza.

Rashid Bin Ali Al Omaira, investment and asset adviser in
the municipality's general manager’s office, said: "Our aim is to increase
the range and quality of public facilities as part of the government’s long
term programme to provide clusters of services and leisure activities along the
prestigious corniche beachfront – a location of major significance within Abu

“By reinforcing the corniche as one of the defining
landmarks of the city, visited by over 1m people each year, the W10
F&B Plaza development provides an exciting opportunity for the private
sector to play a vital part in infrastructure improvements.”

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