UAE master developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth Dh66 million ($18 million) for the development of a choreographed fountain at The Pointe, its new Dh800-million ($218 million) waterfront dining and entertainment destination on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
Beijing Water Design, one of China’s largest fountain specialists, has been roped in by Nakheel to deliver and operate the fountain, which will cover a 12,000-sq-m area of water at the tip of the island, across the bay from Atlantis The Palm.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, 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. "
Operated by Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of Nakheel, The Pointe features 70 restaurants, shops and attractions, with F&B (food and beverages) making up some 70 per cent of the concepts on offer. There is also a cinema, children’s play area, supermarket, gyms and beauty salons.
"Today’s signing is a major milestone for The Pointe, as it means work on its centrepiece – the fountain – is now under way, and we are one step closer to delivering this eagerly-anticipated destination,” remarked Lootah.
Located 5 km out to sea, The Pointe enjoys cool sea breezes and stunning views. Its 1.5-km promenade is a destination in itself for residents and tourists to unwind at one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, said the statement from Nakheel.
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, it added.
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