Nakheel awards contract for musical fountain on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

WCN Editorial Team 11 Jun 2018 MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS

Developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth AED66m ($18m) for a choreographed fountain at The Pointe, the AED800m ($218m) waterfront dining and entertainment destination on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

Nakheel has appointed Chinese company, Beijing Water Design, to deliver and operate the fountain, which will cover 12,000m² of water at the tip of the island, across the bay from Atlantis The Palm.

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 comprises 70 restaurants, shops and attractions, a cinema, children’s play area, supermarket, gyms and beauty salons.

Located 5km out to sea, The Pointe has a car park for 1,600 vehicles, and will have its own Palm Monorail station.

The Pointe is nearing completion and will open by the end of 2018.

At an exclusive preview event at The Pointe in May 2018, the Nakheel chairman had said: “We are moving ever closer to opening one of the most eagerly-awaited destinations in Dubai.

“The Pointe is an iconic, must-see attraction offering remarkable lifestyle experiences for residents and tourists.

“Inspired by the heritage and culture of the Emirates, it will be a stunning, vibrant and unique addition to Dubai’s dining, retail and entertainment scene.”

Dubai-based Nakheel is also set to become one of the world’s first real estate developers to showcase its project portfolio using 3D model technology.

Developed by Emirati entrepreneurs Zero Technologies, the aerial imaging technology will initially be used across Palm Jumeirah.

The 3D model will provide accurate data on common areas, views from various floors and the facilities and services available in surrounding areas, so that people can make investment decisions. The new technology, which is accessible to a global audience, also aims to encourage more foreign investment into Dubai.

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