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Kleindienst moves operations to 'coronavirus-free' Heart of Europe islands

According to the company, the development is 'completely free' of the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic because of its location more than 4 km off the Dubai coastline

Kleindienst moves operations to 'coronavirus-free' Heart of Europe islands

Dubai-based developer Kleindienst Group has moved its operations to its $5 billion Heart of Europe and has continued construction activities in an environment it claims is “free from the coronavirus threat”, the company has announced.

According to the company, the development is “completely free” of the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic because of its location more than 4 km off the Dubai coastline.

In addition to the Heart of Europe Management Team, over 1,200 workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts are working on the site.

Kleindienst Group is supplying fresh food to the staff, while a residential chef is on hand to cook and serve food for those living and working on the island. Additionally, a medical team is on site to monitor their health and is regularly spraying disinfectants.

“Islands are free from any pandemic that affects like onshore, and that’s the beauty of life on the islands,” said company chairman Josef Kleindienst. “While the rest of the world is reeling from the deadly coronavirus crisis, the Heart of Europe islands remain completely free from the virus.”

Arabian Business has reached out to the company for more details.

The first phase of the project is slated for delivery in Q4 2020. The phase will consist of three islands – Sweden, Germany and Honeymoon islands – as well as 78 ‘floating seahorses’ and the Portafino Hotel.

Once complete, plans for the Heart of Europe call for 15 hotels, 4,000 holiday homes and more than 3,500 hotel keys. 

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