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Floating Island Project ‘Sunset Promenade’ is Coming to Dubai

A new mega project dubbed Sunset Promenade is coming to Dubai. The string of interlinked almond-shaped floating islands will be the newest tourist destination to hug the shore of the Emirate.

Being developed under the Roads and Transport Authority, the project is set to offer 190,000 square meters of family-friendly, coastal fun. With the promise of a pristine 1km-long promenade that will run along to a connection point at Jumeirah Beach near the Dubai Water Canal, the development was showcased in a video tweeted by the RTA earlier this week.

From the video, we can see that the development will boast a variety of exciting terrain and attractions. In terms of design aesthetics, the islands will feature everything from clean and contemporary design elements to sand and grassy hill areas. Around 1,410 square meters of the area will include shops and plenty of parking spaces.

The authority first offered a glimpse of the Sunset Promenade back on April 30, 2019 as part of a wider portfolio of projects under the ‘Happiness’ portfolio approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Other projects presented at the same time induced a Sky Garden, a mega footbridge linking people on foot along the Dubai Creek, and the Sheikh Zayed Road Promenade, where the idea is to transform the links between two Metro stations into a green space suitable for cyclists, too.

The announcement has come as the Emirate relaxes the movement restrictions around Covid-19 and discussions about overseas travel opens up again.

And while RTA is yet to announce a schedule of works for the destination as of yet, it’s given locals and international tourists something to get excited about.

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