Meraas is a prestigious, well-established Dubai-based holding company. Besides real estate, Meraas has a big portfolio of projects in many other sectors, including retail, hospitality, entertainment, health, and education. The chairman of Merass Holding is Abdulla Al Habbai. In this article, we talk about some major projects by Meraas such as Bluewater Island, City Walk, Kite Beach, Nikkia Beach Residences, and The Outlet Village.
Do you recognize this project from our last article on the most expensive projects to be launched in Dubai? The Bluewater Island project is one of the unfinished masterpieces of Meraas holding. According to recent announcements, the project is set to be open to the public in 2018.
The major highlight of Bluewater Island is its Ferris Wheel, Ain Dubai. This 210-meter-tall, 48 capsules observation wheel is said to be the largest and tallest observation wheel in the world.
What is great about the Bluewater Island project is that it is government approved and supported. The development is to feature waterfront apartments and townhouses, hotels, and around 200 retail and dining options. The development will have its own multi-mode transportation system to guarantee easy access to and from Bluewater Island. With a total cost of $1.63 Billion, this project is, in fact, one of the most expensive projects by Meraas Holding.
Another one of Meraas Holding creations is City Walk. The development is both a residential and a commercial space. It lies close to both Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Whether you are a tenant or a visitor, City Walk has a lot to offer; there are dining options, family attractions, artsy streets, and 140 shopping outlets with lots of designer brands. Most importantly, the development is known for its one of a kind entertainment options; In City Walk, you can find Hub Zero which is the region’s first immersive entertainment park. You can also find The Green Planet, the region’s first bio-dome, Mattel Play. This is in addition to Town, the themed eduplay children’s space, and the Reel Cinemas.
There is also Kite Beach, the beach community. The development has a great location, being only 15 minutes away from Downtown Dubai. We couldn’t think of a better place for a community, the white sands and the clear blue water have contributed to the popularity of Kite Beach. Being popular among kitesurfers specifically, the development earned its name. In Kite Beach, there are tens of cafes that visitors can enjoy. If you are looking for somewhere new to celebrate the next New Year’s Eve, you should consider Kite Beach, where you can join everyone as they enjoy the fireworks under the stars.
Nikkia Beach Residences
Nikkia Beach Residences is another Meraas Holding design. If luxury is the lifestyle of your choice, Nikkia Beach Residences is the place to call home. The development has 63 branded apartments. As a resident of this development, you get to enjoy your own parking space, a gym, a steam room and a sauna, a swimming pool, an infinity pool, and many restaurants. Besides, the development is beautifully landscaped with green spaces and parks. The best part is, you are overlooking the coastline. What is special about Nikkia Beach Residences is the natural materials used for constructions; It perfectly conveys the development’s beach lifestyle.
The Outlet Village
There is also The Outlet Village. This indoor retail destination by Merass Holding was built to become a fun, enjoyable, and sophisticated shopping experience. The architectural design of The Outlet Village was inspired by medieval Italian hill town of San Gimignano. The retail destination has a perfect location, being close to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Maktoum International Airport.
Jumeira Bay Island
Finally, to keep it short and simple, let’s talk about Jumeira Bay Island by Meraas Holding. The development is built after the shape of a titanic seahorse riding the arcs of sand and rock, covering a 6 million sq. ft. area. What is better than one having a private house on an Island? We believe nothing. One can access the development via its own 300-meter bridge.
Another unique creation by Meraas is Last Exit. Basically, Last Exit is a food truck park that you can go to for delicious street food. You can go there to enjoy a fresh meal and enjoy the fun environment. This street food hub is the first of its kind in the region. In addition to food, Last Exit has some amenities like a play area for the kids, prayer and washrooms, parking spaces, charge stations, a minimart, and an ATM machine. Most importantly, the area has a 24 hours security.
We have talked about a few of Meraas Holding’s projects like Bluewater Island, City Walk, Kite Beach, Nikkia Beach Residences, and The Outlet Village. Off course there are more. It’s obvious that Meraas Holding is all about creating a fine living and a luxurious lifestyle, be it through residential or retail developments. The company has excelled at every single one of its projects, creating some eye-catching, head-turning, world-class destinations all over the United Arab Emirates.