Top 10 project launches at Cityscape Global 2015

Here are the top 10 new projects announced at the 2015 Cityscape Global exhibition that took place in Dubai, UAE.

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The Villages by Dubai South, UAE

Dubai South has launched ‘The Villages,’ an unique concept within the urban development, at Cityscape Global 2015.

The modular village concept has been designed to “maximise individual happiness and wellbeing”, according to its developer.

The first of The Villages, includes 6,000 units, which will begin next year, is due to complete in 2019.

Property sales for Dubai South’s The Villages are expected to commence in early-2016.

The Palm Promenade by Nakheel, UAE

Nakheel is set to transform the entire trunk of Palm Jumeirah into a walkable beach, park, retail and café complex under a new project announced at Cityscape Global.

The Palm Promenade will stretch 1.5km along the island’s trunk, with new walkways and road crossings connecting the area’s 30 apartment buildings with Al lttihad Park, Palm West Beach and other retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

Under the plans for the project, all elements of the Palm Jumeirah trunk will be connected with one another.

The Palm promenade also includes upgrades to the design of Palm West Beach, Nakheel’s new park, dining and beach club facility for the island.

New features include two children’s fountains, retail facilities and parking for 700 vehicles.


Sharjah Waterfront City, UAE

Sharjah Oasis Real Estate Development announced its $5.4bn (AED20bn) Sharjah Waterfront City project, at Cityscape Global.

Construction of phase one of the project will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

The cost of the first phase of the development, which includes mixed-use towers, villas, hotels and a commercial centre, is estimated at $2.5bn (AED9.3bn). The first phase will be completed by third quarter of 2018.

One of the highlights of the upcoming development will be the 139,354 sqm Crystal Lagoon water theme park.

Istanbul Financial Centre by Agaoglu, Turkey

The project is slated to initially turn Istanbul into a regional financial hub and eventually grow into a global financial hub.

It will rise over 303,000 sqm land space and 3.1 million sqm of construction area. Its architecture will embody Ottoman influences from the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace.

The financial centre will feature various facilities like congress and culture centers with 2,500 capacity to host events, schools, mosques, police stations, fire stations, conference halls and shopping mall.

The shopping mall will have 152 commercial units of various sizes and nine cinemas.

Ettore 971 Bugatti villas by Damac, UAE

The world’s first Bugatti -styled homes was launched by luxury real estate developer, DAMAC Properties, during the Cityscape Global.

The design also includes an indoor vehicle display area, with glass panels through to the living quarters, so you can admire your car from the comfort of your sofa.

The Ettore 971 Bugatti styled villas will be ideally located in a private environment within the main AKOYA Oxygen development, each with views across the Trump World Golf Club, Dubai.

The Skyline towers by Tanmiyat Global, UAE

Tanmiyat Global, in partnership with Delta International Real Estate announced the launch of The Skyline Towers – a new luxury set of twin towers located in the heart of Dubailand and set for completion in 2018.

Spanning 34 floors, The Skyline Towers will become Dubailand’s tallest structure, covering more than 92,903 sqm and including 750 residential and hotel apartments.

An additional eight floors will form the base of the two towers, consisting the Legends Mall and parking.

Each of the one, two and three-bedroom studio apartments is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing an infinity view overlooking the Dubai skyline and 9-hole Legends Golf Course.

Soho Square by Bloom Properties, UAE

Bloom Properties announced its latest project, Soho Square, the mixed-use urban development that encompasses residential, retail and commercial space on Saadiyat Island, at Cityscape Global.

Set to take shape in the university neighborhood of Saadiyat Island next to the New York University Abu Dhabi campus, the G+10 development will feature 302 high-end lifestyle residences upon completion ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouse.

The units will soon be for offered sale with Bloom and set to offer attractive payment plans for potential buyers and investors.

Soho Square is the second mixed-use development by Bloom Properties in the prime location of Saadiyat Island.

1/JBR by Dubai Properties, UAE

Dubai Properties unveiled its new luxurious development, 1/JBR, at Cityscape Global 2015.

Located at the entrance of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), the tower development offers unparalleled luxury and indulgent living with every apartment offering panoramic sea views.

Encompassing 2- to 4-bedroom apartments and 5-bedroom penthouses with exquisitely crafted interiors, all residences within 1/JBR have a unique glass façade and wide sundecks.

The completion and delivery of this unique project is set for early 2019.

Golf Estates and Beach Residences by Al Zorah, Ajman, UAE

The Golf Estates gated community is a combination of villas, townhouses and apartments set on the 18-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course within The Fairways district.

The Al Zorah Beach Residences comprises chalet-style villas and apartments in The Shores district, in what will be the country’s first residential property on the beach right next to a golf course.

Majority of the homes in the Golf estates either overlook the park, the golf course and the one million square metres of natural mangroves.

Both Golf Estates and Beach Residences will commence construction in early 2016 with the former scheduled for completion in 36 months and the latter in 24 months.

Mirdiff Hills by Dubai Investments, UAE

The project contains 3.8mn ft2 of residential, retail and commercial space and will be built in the eastern part of the city next to Mushrif Park.

It will be built by subsidiary Dubai Investments Real Estate Company.

Mirdiff Hills is envisioned as a self-contained community comprising residential apartments, corporate offices and retail outlets.

The project, which will have a total built-up area of 250,838 sqm, comes equipped with all modern amenities such as swimming pool, clubhouse, playschool, Internet facility, coffee shop and children’s play area, and offers 24-hour security.

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