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Omniyat breaks ground on $163m Dubai Maritime City project

ANWA by Omniyat will offer 225 units, all with sea views, plus retail facilities; part of Dubai Maritime City development plan

Omniyat breaks ground on $163m Dubai Maritime City project
Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat Group executive chairman and CEO.

Omniyat Group on Tuesday broke ground on ANWA by Omniyat, its new seafront development in Dubai Maritime City.

The project is part of ambitious plans in Dubai Maritime City which include 53 mixed-use projects, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and 10 parks.

ANWA by Omniyat will offer 225 units, incorporating 29 studios, 80 one-bedroom, 87 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedroom apartments, 1 penthouse and 5 townhouses, all with sea views.

The AED600 million ($163 million), 48-storey tower will also have 8,133 sq ft of retail area as well as landscaped gardens, gymnasium, infinity pool, kids pool and play area and barbeque area.

Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat Group executive chairman and CEO, said: "Earlier, we succeeded in bringing a slice of Miami to Dubai through the new design of The Pad tower in Burj Khalifa District. With ANWA, we aim to bring a piece of the past into the glamorous modern surroundings of the emirate."

The companies said in a joint statement that the development aims to recreate the glory days of trans-ocean cruising marked by glitz, glamour and art deco of the 20s and 30s.

The group also announced the appointment of Kele as the contractor for the project, and Al Ghurair Contracting & Engineering Works as the specialist contractor for piling works.

Mark Phoenix, managing director of Omniyat Group said: "Through this project, Omniyat is not just developing a dynamic, sea-facing zone, but introducing a concept that guarantees a totally new experience in opulence, distinguished by standout elevation and lavish interiors. It will be Dubai Maritime City's foremost residential project."

Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman, Dubai Maritime City, said that the City expansion plans will also incorporate retail spaces and offices. A Business District will have a 3,200-metre-long boardwalk with dedicated jogging and cycling tracks.

The Marine District will house some of the largest yacht manufacturers from Europe and Middle East and leading spare parts suppliers and repair centres, he added.

"A new bridge will connect Bur Dubai to the Dubai Maritime City Business District, and a tram line will link the whole Business District. A multilevel car park will be developed, along valet parking zones. We are pleased to announce that all basic infrastructures, including DEWA substations, have been completed," he said.

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