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Deira Islands bridge to be completed by end of the year – RTA

$41m project 22% complete, will link Nakheel megaproject to mainland

Deira Islands bridge to be completed by end of the year – RTA

A bridge linking Nakheel’s Deira Islands megaproject with the mainland is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the work also involves the opening of a waterway beneath the bridge to serve a marina on the Deira Islands development and a new Fish Market. The project will cost $41 million.

"The contractor has completed about 20 percent of the project works where about 320,000 cubic metres of earth materials have been removed from the filling areas, and the 32 metre-wide temporary water canal has been opened,” RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer said, in comments reported by state news agency WAM.

“Construction works have exceeded 22 percent on the bridge, and construction works in the project are expected to be completed in the last quarter of this year. Following the opening of the bridge, works would begin in removing the last filling works to clear the way for opening of the waterway in full.”

The Nakheel megaproject, which is a revamped version of its original Deira Palm, will add 40 kilometres to Dubai’s coastline.

It will feature four manmade islands, with a mixture of beachfront resorts, hotels and residential communities.

Other attractions on the islands will include the Deira Mall, the Deira Islands Night Souk and a waterpark.

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