Master developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth AED66 million for a spectacular, choreographed fountain at the Pointe, its new, AED800 million waterfront dining and entertainment destination on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah.
The developer has appointed one of China’s largest fountain specialists, Beijing Water Design, to deliver and operate the fountain, which will cover a 12,000 square metre area of water at the tip of the island, across the bay from Atlantis the Palm.
Speaking at the signing ceremony at Nakheel’s Dubai headquarters, Nakheel chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, said: “Palm Jumeirah, our flagship project, is already one of the most popular, sought-after destinations for Dubai’s residents and tourists.
“The Pointe, our latest addition to this ever-evolving island, is an iconic, must-see attraction that adds a new dimension to the city’s dining, retail and entertainment scene.
“Today’s signing is a major milestone for the Pointe, as it means work on its centrepiece – the fountain – is now underway, and we are one step closer to delivering this eagerly-anticipated destination.”
Operated by Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of Nakheel, the Pointe features nearly 70 restaurants, shops and attractions, with F&B making up some 70 per cent of the concepts on offer.
Located five kilometres out to sea, the Pointe enjoys cool sea breezes and stunning views.
Its 1.5-kilometre promenade is a destination in itself for residents and tourists to unwind at one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, or snap the perfect holiday pictures against a stunning backdrop.
The Pointe has a car park for 1,600 vehicles, and will have its own Palm Monorail station.
There are also plans for boat access from Palm Jumeirah’s hotels and resorts.