Nakheel has released a unique set of images showing the remarkable transformation of Dubai’s landscape and coastline. The photographs of Dubai’s past, present and future show how Nakheel is literally transforming the map of Dubai. Satellite imagery shows Dubai in 1973, 1990, 2000 and 2007 and Nakheel is also releasing an image which shows what Dubai is predicted to look like once all of Nakheel’s currently announced developments are completed.
Nakheel is contributing to Dubai’s transformation in a number of extraordinary ways. The company is creating an extra 1000 kilometres of coastline through some of the world’s most iconic developments such as The Palm Trilogy and The World. Nakheel will be the provider of 50 per cent of Dubai’s residential supply by building homes for three million people and also plans to create 10 million sq ft of retail space.
Having already played a leading role in establishing Dubai as a leading tourism destination, Nakheel’s planned projects will include up to 250 new hotels - a 50 per cent increase on the current number. The Palm Jumeirah alone is more than doubling the number of beachfront hotels in Dubai, with more than 30 hotels and 14,000 rooms.
Chris O’Donnell, Nakheel CEO comments:
“At Nakheel we are not only building some of the world’s most iconic developments, we have the great honour of actually changing the map of the one of the world’s great cities - Dubai. We are helping to realise His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai’s vision to create significantly more coastline for Dubai and through our waterfront developments we will add over 1,000 kilometres.
“As symbols of Dubai’s transformation, developments such as The Palm and The World have already become new landmarks of the 21st century. Projects of this complexity and scale have never been attempted before and our achievements are changing the way the world looks at Dubai. You only have to look at these images to see how Dubai has developed incredibly over the last few decades. We are proud to be part of such an extraordinary story”