Dubai-based real estate developer Nakheel has appointed Halcrow as the design consultant for The Boardwalk in Dubai, which will built along the entire length of Palm Jumeirah’s crescent.
The Boardwalk is expected to transform Palm Jumeirah’s protective crescent into a destination for walking, shopping and dining, while increasing the focus on the existing island.
The pathway will cover the complete 11km length of the current Palm Jumeirah crescent and will also have a pier stretching 100m into the Arabian Gulf at either end.
A Nakheel spokesman said the Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah one of several new projects underway on the island, is the latest example of the innovative design and engineering projects.
"The new attraction will provide yet another unique facility for Palm residents, the wider UAE community and the millions of tourists who visit Dubai each year," the spokesman said.
Both the east and west piers will feature range of glass-encased cafes and restaurants, while offering views of the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline.
Nakheel will develop the 6m-wide boardwalk over the rocks of the Palm’s breakwater. It will be twice the width of the current crescent path.
The Boardwalk will also have more than 20 concessions providing refreshments and souvenirs across its length.
Nakheel is expected to start the bidding process for the construction of The Boardwalk in the second quarter of 2014.
Image: The Boardwalk will transform Palm Jumeirah’s protective crescent into a destination for walking, shopping and dining. Photo: courtesy of Nakheel PJSC.