Nakheel has unveiled a revised design for the trunk of The Palm Jumeirah masterplan.The new plan incorporates the major waterfront leisure facilities, including marinas, beachfront hotels and shoreline clubhouses, that have been announced since the original concept design was revealed in 2001.
In order to achieve a better balance between waterfront leisure and recreational facilities and also provide valuable community space for residents, a landscaped park will now become the focal point at the centre of the trunk.
The 7.8 hectare park will include a wide range of facilities including a large water element with pools and fountains being key features. The park will also be an experiential feature, creating attractive, useable space. Residents will not only have beautiful park side views, but also the opportunity to enjoy the space physically.
The new design will enhance the community of the trunk as one continuous destination, as opposed to a number of separate, disconnected developments. Residents will be able to walk from their apartment to anywhere on the trunk - from the clubhouses to retail at The Golden Mile, and from hotels on the trunk to the luxury retail centre.
Chris O’Donnell, Nakheel Chief Executive, said, “In evolving The Palm Jumeirah into one of the world’s premier resorts for living, tourism and leisure we are constantly looking at ways to add to the amenity of life on the island. The new park will be an experiential feature, creating beautifully landscaped areas and a lively space for residents to engage, play and relax whether that’s a leisurely stroll through the park or a picnic with the family.”