By Andy Sambidge
Dubai Properties Group unveils new projects, upgrade to its beachside destination
Dubai Properties Group on Wednesday announced significant new projects and upgrades planned for The Walk at JBR.
The plans, which include a new beachfront hotel, will "further elevate The Walk at JBR’s status as a world class beachside destination", the company said in a statement.
The new 160 room hotel will add to the hospitality options currently available at The Walk, with a variety of restaurants and entertainment and leisure facilities, it added.
An amphitheatre will also be built on the ground level of The Walk at JBR along with the new beachfront hotel.
Major upgrades will also be implemented to the landscaping of the area, turning it into a greener, and modern looking destination, with additional private facilities being created for residents, the statement said.
Khalid Al Malik, Group CEO of Dubai Properties Group said: “With over 13 million visitors to The Walk last year alone, these new projects and upgrades will serve the growing demand from the tourism industry in Dubai, and will add to the charm of one of the region’s most popular destinations.”
He added: “Our continued development of prime districts and destinations across the city such as The Walk at JBR will also provide us with an opportunity to further contribute to Dubai’s vision to become a leading international city.”
DPG revealed the plans at Cityscape 2013 as part of its overall commitment to continuously upgrade its existing landmark destinations.
The Walk at JBR is DPG’s beachside destination hosting thousands of visitors and tourists every day, and is home to over 40,000 residents.For all the latest real estate news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
The Walk has been completely ruined by the additional development. What was a lovely promenade with cafe's having beautiful sea views has been trashed and is now just another street in Dubai. The Beach development including a shopping mall with sea views is in my view lunacy and not at all what is needed. If open space, as we had there before, is such a no-no in Dubai then surely an interesting maze of single storey open air cafes, bars and beach-relevant boutiques would have been a far better proposal. How nice it could have been to spend the day on the beach then walk into a little beach front bar to have a cocktail and watch the sun go down.. without the need to get all dressed up. Casual "not 5 star" is what is needed in Dubai right now not more tinsel town glitz.....we have enough of that already.