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The Lagoons in review


The Lagoons is a distinctive mixed-use waterfront project that is being developed by Sama Dubai, the international real estate investment and development arm of Dubai Holding. The self-contained urban development anticipates the growing need in Dubai for a living environment that delivers an unmatched quality of life within a unique natural setting.

Underlining the Emirate’s position as a world renowned international destination, The Lagoons is set to be a landmark development within the booming property sector that has developed in the region over the past years.

Designed with a vision to re-establish the heart and soul of the city, The Lagoons’ is situated along Dubai Creek, the historic focal point of life in Dubai. The development embodies a bold vision of the future while building upon its rich past, where traditional souks and navigable waterways will co-exist with global business houses and boldly designed landmarks in a dynamic environment set amongst a lush, green waterfront.

Situated in the heart of Dubai, the creek-side development is being formed by extending the Dubai Creek further inland to create a series of seven beautifully landscaped and interconnected islands that encompass a mixed-use project unique to Dubai. The master-planned development harnesses the existing beauty of its location on the creek, offering residents a perfect retreat surrounded by tranquil waters and open spaces while providing access to all of the necessities of metropolitan living.

The Lagoons detailed map Spread over an area of 70 million square feet, The Lagoons’ is expected to catalyze Dubai’s position as an international destination by reinforcing its stature as a global centre of business, trade and tourism. As a mixed use community presenting unparalleled recreational opportunities, the signature development will also enhance the city’s diverse and multicultural offering and add to the development of its residential and tourist population. Among its many attractions, The Lagoons’ will provide tourists staying in one of the world-class hospitality chains with a plethora of entertainment venues in addition to shopping districts, retail promenades, a healthcare and therapy centre, spas and vast areas of landscaped gardens and parks.

An overriding focus on establishing a ‘liveable environment’ has meant that generous attention has been directed towards ensuring The Lagoons’ embodies a greater understanding of community requirements. Significant efforts have been devoted to establishing a ‘true community,’ with extensive consideration given to creating a pedestrian-friendly environment with emphasis on designing structures exhibiting balanced presence that appeals to human interaction throughout The Lagoons’.

With less than thirty percent of the total area being used for buildings, the master-planned development’s richly landscaped surroundings are set amongst an unprecedented scale of open space setting. This ensures access to an abundance of large park lands and green belts teeming with accessible shaded public areas and plazas. The Lagoons’ also boasts an extensive network of bicycle tracks, walkways and jogging paths, which run alongside the project’s winding waterways.

The landmark development’s unique location alongside the internationally protected Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary means future residents of The Lagoons’ will enjoy the pleasure of nature, including the enjoyment of living close to an exceptional array of bird life (some 27,000 at peak seasons), flora and fauna. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the most stunning views across Dubai Creek in a development that has been designed and constructed to be in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems. Those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life will also be able to enjoy spectacular vistas of inspired landscaping overlooking the creek with scenic views of the yacht marinas and waterways, all set against an uninterrupted backdrop of the infamous Sheikh Zayed Road skyline.

Seven vibrant districts will each contain distinct elements that will combine to offer a holistic living experience within islands interlinked by bridges. Al Dana, Al Sedaifa, Al Jiwin, Al Naarna, Ai Lulu, Al Hassabi and Dubai Opera House comprise the seven districts that will include a variety of residential units, and corporate and commercial facilities, juxtaposed with shopping promenades, and leisure and cultural components in an environmentally friendly setting, The development will also include themes of conservation, parkland and open spaces; boardwalks; resorts; marinas; five-star hotels; commercial towers with large office spaces; bicycle tracks, walking paths, and jogging tracks; malls and outdoor retail promenades on waterfront; as well as luxury villas and uptown apartments.

Positioned as the business heartland of Dubai, Al Dana will be The Lagoons’ commercial nerve centre, offering a state-of-the-art business environment for blue chip businesses and multinational corporations. The uniquely designed architectural landmark “Dubai Towers -Dubai” will be a prominent landmark of this district, anchoring as an iconic and sculptural presence in the city’s skyline.

Al Dana will offer premium apartment space and world class hospitality chains, serviced by a first rate transportation system that includes trams, people movers, water ferries, and Dubai’s new Metro Transport System, A unique high-rise executive lifestyle will be complemented by a plethora of nightlife entertainment options interwoven amongst waterside cafes, offering a truly cosmopolitan experience.

Al Sedaifa will be the ultimate shopping destination offering spectacular views of the city. This district will be a unique synthesis of mid-rise buildings and world class retailing. A statement in fine apartment living, Al Sedaifa will be home to leading names in fashion from Milan, Paris, London and New York.

Al Jiwin will epitomise the ambience of a bazaar, where residents and visitors can spend quiet moments with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee or simply browse the boutiques and shops amidst the richly landscaped parks, plazas and piazzas along the water’s edge.

Al Naama will offer a place of relaxation. This district will serve as a sanctuary for the body and mind with health clubs and stunning spas for residents and visitors alike seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A unique fusion of seclusion and natural splendour, Al Lulu will reflect incomparable close-to-nature luxury for those who value privacy and tranquillity. This prestigious location will offer stunning luxury homes and spectacular views of the iconic Opera House across Dubai Creek. A variety of uniquely designed, individual waterfront villas and townhouses, set amongst private open spaces and private jetties, will overlook the scenic Ras Al Khor sanctuary against an uninterrupted backdrop of the Sheikh Zayed Road skyline.

Al Hassabi will offer a perfect place for relaxed living with large park lands, walkways and bicycle tracks running alongside winding waterways. The planetarium and amphitheater within this distinct district will provide third generation acoustics for world class performances. With its own distinct character, the Al Hassabi will offer a place of calm and comfortable living with open markets and art galleries in its immediate vicinity.

The Lagoons will also be home to the Dubai Opera House, which forms the seventh and final district. The city’s only Opera House will be a celebration of human achievement in the arts.

One of the world’s 6-star hotels will demarcate this district, along with iop quality restaurants and cafes, ‘The Lagoons’ offers its future residents the pleasures of nature including the enjoyment of living alongside diverse bird life, flora and fauna in a development that has been designed in harmony with the surrounding ecosystems.

The Lagoons’ will incorporate a unique work environment with its own Central Business District (CBD), where multi-national corporations and blue chip businesses can establish their headquarters, The centerpiece of The Lagoons’ commercial nerve centre will be the breathtakingly designed architectural icon, the “Dubai Towers – Dubai.” A prominent landmark of this district, the cluster of towers will anchor as a bold sculptural presence in the city’s skyline. The district’s dynamic high-rise executive lifestyle will be complemented by a plethora of exciting nightlife and entertainment options interwoven amongst waterside cafes and fine restaurants, offering a truly cosmopolitan experience.

In addition to its exceptional natural surroundings, and in line with the project’s promise of an idyllic living experience, residents will have culture on their doorsteps in the form of Dubai’s only Opera House, designed by an internationally acclaimed architect. Celebrating human achievements in the arts, the truly iconic building will house a conservatory and will attract world acclaimed artists and performers to Dubai. Other cultural attractions will include a Planetarium, Museum, Arts Centre and Theater. Protection of the environment is a key focus of the The Lagoons’, which has embraced environmental excellence as a cornerstone of the development by promising to provide an inimitable experience of ‘environmental living on Dubai Creek.’ It is one of the first projects in Dubai to undertake a comprehensive integrated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following international standards across all phases of the project. To ensure harmonious existence with the surrounding ecosystems, Sama Dubai is also working in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and a number of international organisations to explore ways to protect and enhance the neighboring Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary.

‘The Lagoons’ will be serviced by a first rate transportation system that includes trams, people movers, water taxis, and Dubai’s new Metro Transport System. The finalization of a new and more advanced bridge close to ‘The Lagoons’, currently being planned by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will ensure smooth traffic to and from the development. In addition, its convenient location allows easy access to central areas of Dubai. The project’s close proximity to Dubai International Airport and excellent access to Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as other major arterial routes, are also factors that set it apart from other developments across the Emirate.

Far removed from the conceptual, high-rise projects commonly associated with Dubai, ‘The Lagoons’ is an effort to return the city to its roots. Built with a long-term sustainable vision and with heightened awareness of people’s communal needs, the creek-side development is setting precedent by providing a template for future waterborne developments, It represents a unique investment proposition that offers a masterful fusion of proximity to the necessities of city life while providing a haven of seclusion and natural splendor that accommodates a relaxed living experience.

The Lagoons’ offers freehold property with 100 per cent ownership to all nationalities.



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