By Shane McGinley
Kleindienst Group says Monte Carlo island will include beach club, restaurant, nightclub.
The Kleindienst Group is due to start construction on the second of six of their islands on The World and is planning to have it open in time for New Year’s Eve 2010, the company said on Thursday.
Monte Carlo is a 415,000 square foot manmade Island that will contain a beach and pool club, a fine dining restaurant and bar, a nightclub and a dedicated event area for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
Launched at the Dubai International Boat Show, the island is being aimed at the yachting fraternity and has been “designed as a party island,” with access to the club restricted to adults only.
Monte Carlo Island is the second island to be launched in The Heart of Europe project. Germany island was announced in late December 2009 and construction of the 20-villa project began on schedule in February 2010.
Construction on Monte Carlo Island will begin within the next few weeks and is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
“We look forward to seeing in the New Year in true Monte Carlo style, bringing The Heart of Europe to life and celebrating The World’s first exclusive party island,” Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst Group.
The Heart of Europe development consists of six islands on The World, an archipelago of 300 manmade islands built in the shape of a map of the world and located 4km off the Dubai coast.
Earlier this year, Kleindienst told Arabian Business that he was eager to start construction on the islands while the construction costs were still low.
“Before crisis, construction companies didn’t even want to go out and touch these islands for below AED2000 per square foot. Now we can have the same work for AED500 per square foot,” he said.
Kleindienst originally purchased eight islands for the ‘Heart of Europe’ project, but decided to merge three of these into one large city centre style complex. Four of the islands will have villas and the fifth will contain the retail and office elements.
The entire project is spread over the islands of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, St Petersburg and Sweden and, similar to Aquitania, there will be six themed areas named after the European destinations of Belgium, Geneva, Luxembourg, Monte Carlo, Poland and Sochi.
"Construction on Monte Carlo Island will begin within the next few weeks and is scheduled to open before the end of the year." Are they building a circus? That is what is missing.
at least josef could have come up with an original name for the island. pssh "monte carlo " island??
In Dubai nothing is missing. Trust me on that. The fastest growing city in the world and it will always be no matter what. I am very happy as the first constrictions on The World have started.
I can write just now the future headlines: delays, issues, conflicts, justifications... you can't even build a villa in 9 months, lets see how this goes, however if they do it, it would be, impressive I guess.
I know some people can't stand this country's success in short amount of time and some of you have lost money in this market, but being bitter doesn't help your situation. Those of you that still have properties in this country it is a huge advantage to have these islands built. It show the market is rebounding and your properties' value will rise. It will create buzz and investments will come once again. It is getting late for few months so what? If I ask any of you if the pyramids can be built, you'll be all saying that is imposibble, yet people with less means built it. It is our benefit for the globall economy to start rolling its wheels again folks. Think about it.
Do we have to just complain for the sake of complaining? Do you even know the purpose and scope of this project? This project is desinged as the map of the world and the islands are located and at approximatley about their same position on the map of the world and names after the same. The island of England is not located in Africa and vise versa. Do you want them to come up with an original name for the island of Monte Carlo "which is almost exactly where Monaco is on the map of the world"? May be they should call it Rio or Vegas? yes? I suggest next time you try to waste other people's time, you think about what you are actullay complaining about.
There is absolutely no way this will be built by New Years 2010, I agree with the villa comment, this is just another Dubai Hyped up joke, like all developments that were supposed to be finished on time this one will also see a delay of minimum of 6 months to 3 years like every other project, I will eat my hat if this project is completely 100% finished and ready to move into by New Years 2010
Cheers everyone.We just have to be thankful to everyday. Dubai is giving more than meets the eye, hence it will continue to give us more reason to stay here.
If it comes to pass then good. I presume that the jouno responsible for this has asked "tough questions" of the developer and that these have been answewed to his satisfaction? If not and your publication just prints PR then good I will put you on our PR mailing list.
Because of the lack of credibility and transparency, I have learnt to take such amuzing articles with more than a pinch of salt.