Sheikh Mohammed announces new Palm Jebel Ali project, twice the area of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah island.
04 June 2023, 12:00 AM
31 July 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai’s ruler approved a new development plan for the largest of the city’s famous palm-shaped artificial islands, reviving a project that was halted amid the global credit crisis of 2008 and left hundreds of buyers in limbo.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, described in a tweet how Palm Jebel Ali destination comes as part of an ambitious plan to make the emirate "the most beautiful city in the world".
Palm Jebel Ali, he said, will have beaches that stretch up to 110km. "Its marine, green pastures will provide housing with the highest quality of life," he said.
Spanning an area of 13.4 sq km and occupying an area twice the size of Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali will feature extensive green spaces and unique waterfront experiences.
The Palm Jebel Ali project will extend Dubai’s coastline by approximately 110 km, offering luxury beachside living to around 35,000 families.
Additionally, the development will showcase over 80 hotels and resorts, along with a diverse range of entertainment and leisure facilities, enriching Dubai’s tourism sector and establishing the archipelago as a sought-after residential destination in the city.
"We announced our goal to double Dubai's economy by 2033.. and every day we add a new brick in building the most beautiful city in the world," he said.