Dubai’s Waterfront City Plans Complete

14 March 2008 (Last Updated March 14th, 2008 10:42)

Plans for Dubai's new Waterfront City, its largest development to date, are complete. The city, to be built by Dubai-based developer Nakheel, will provide homes for a prospective 1.5 million people, doubling Dubai's population and creating approximately one million jobs. Cove

Plans for Dubai's new Waterfront City, its largest development to date, are complete.

The city, to be built by Dubai-based developer Nakheel, will provide homes for a prospective 1.5 million people, doubling Dubai's population and creating approximately one million jobs.

Covering a total floor area of 11,800,00m², the design compromises a central island surrounded by four neighbouring districts - the Boulevard, Madinat Al Soor, the Resort and the Marina.

The city is designed with the density of Manhattan in mind and offers a compact solution for a modern-day metropolis, say designers the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

The city has a predicted residential population of 92,000 and working population of 310,000 people.

By Ozge Ibrahim