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Third of villas built in Dubai's $1.9bn Living Legends project

Tanmiyat Global says it has reached a major milestone at Living Legends, which was halted in 2008 due to global financial crisis

Third of villas built in Dubai's $1.9bn Living Legends project

Tanmiyat Global said on Thursday that it has reached a major milestone at Living Legends, a $1.9bn Dubailand project which was halted in 2008 due to global financial crisis, after the completion of a third of the villas.

The developer said the first 172 villas out of a total of 500 have been completed.

It added in a statement that the site has reached 80 percent completion on infrastructure and roads and the electrical sub-station is also over 80 percent complete.

Set for completion in 2016, the Living Legends development will create 1,500 permanent jobs across the mixed-use community's Legends Mall and Living Legends Golf Course, as well as in the hotel, schools, clinics and other mixed use enterprises. The completed Legends Mall will include 158 stores, including Dubailand's first Carrefour.

A direct bridge from Living Legends to the Mohammed bin Zayed Road is planned for completion at the end of 2017. Temporary direct access roads from Living Legends to the Mohammed bin Zayed Road are now available.

Mohammed Bin Odah, CEO of Tanmiyat Global said: "We are very proud to announce the completion of phase one of our Living Legends mixed-use development having obtained completion certificates for 172 villas."

The project, which boasts one of the highest proportions of green space of any property development in Dubai, will have green features including solar lighting, heating and LED lights.

Once completed, the 14.4 million sq ft development will include 500 villas and 12 apartment towers, along with a community club house, 9-hole golf course, shopping mall, boutique hotel, schools and clinics.

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