“Luxury is in each detail”, said the famous Italian designer behind the eponymous brand Givenchy. Dubai’s own creative mavericks at Meraas appear to be inspired by these telling words, as their latest development, Bluewaters Island simply screams luxury in all aspects. This is the latest project by the acclaimed developers Meraas, responsible for other innovative developments such as City Walk, Box Park, La Mer and Al Seef. They are pulling out all the stops with this waterfront project, a mere 300 metres off the Jumeirah Beach Residence. The AED 6 billion project is due to open to the public in 2019 and features a landmark centrepiece – the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel: Ain Dubai.
The man-made mixed purpose development will include 719 residential properties, two 5-star hotels, over 200 shops and restaurants with a unique driverless transport system. The residential properties in Blue Water Island are set to redefine waterfront living in Dubai and the recreational facilities are being hailed as the best the emirate has seen as yet.
Residential Properties in Bluewaters Island
The villas, townhouses and apartments for sale in Bluewaters Island are being designed as low rise complexes with a beautiful promenade overlooking the water. To maintain the exclusivity of the project Meraas, is keeping the density fairly low, with just 719 residential units, including 698 apartments, 4 penthouses and 17 townhouses, so those looking to buy property in Bluewaters Island would do well to get in early missing out.
The decor is what you can expect from a typical Meraas development; full of clean lines, finished with a neutral palette in a minimalistic style. The high glass windows, subtle metallic fixtures and open plan kitchen add to the urban feel of the Bluewaters Island properties. There are a variety of properties for those looking to invest in Bluewaters Island; 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, 5-bedroom penthouses offering a 360-degree view of the development and cosy townhouses with plenty of personal space and privacy.
Residents will have access to amenities including gyms, pools, gardens, basketball courts, a children’s play area and more.
Recreational facilities in Bluewaters Island
True to Meraas’ tradition of kitschy designs and out-of-the-box ideas, Bluewaters Island too will have its signature set of recreational facilities, with beautifully constructed alleyways and corridors leading you around the massive development. Like the fish motifs in La Mer and the farmyard animals in the Yard, the defining feature of the Bluewaters Island is the large, quirky mushrooms, that double up as shaded spots to take in the fantastic views.
The highlight of the development is the much-talked-about Ain Dubai, which will be the world’s largest and highest observation wheel, towering above the other developments around the area. The unprecedented scale of the project and the sheer level of engineering skill involved in its construction, has made this one of the most anticipated new attractions in Dubai. Find out all the things you need to know about Ain Dubai and join us in the wait for this masterpiece to unveil next year. It will be the ideal vantage point to view the best of Dubai including the Palm Jumeirah Islands, Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa.
The other attraction that has caught the attention of the city, is the new Ceasars Palace, the first outpost of the legendary Las Vegas Hotel, which will come to Bluewaters Island. Besides this, there will be a traditional souk, several restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.
Transportation to Bluewaters Island
One of the most interesting things about the development is the unique transportation facilities that have been developed specifically to cater to those visiting the area. The Group Rapid Transport service features a driverless vehicle system comprising 25 vehicles, designed to shuttle 2500 passengers every hour to and from the nearest metro station, Nakheel Harbour and Tower. Apart from this, there will also be a water taxi station, which will allow visitors to leave their cars at home. We can already hear the collective sigh of relief for those dreading rush hour traffic in the Marina area. If you are planning to drive, there are 2400 parking spaces available, so locating the ideal spot to park should not pose a problem.
The potential for this project to grow into a coveted investment destination appears to be high, and Meraas tourists heading to Bluewaters Island are sure to be captivated by the unique combination of ultra-luxe, modern, yet quirky properties, full of character. Are you as excited as us to check out this gorgeous new waterfront destination in Dubai? Stay tuned to the best property blog in Dubai for the latest updates on more exciting projects and announcements in the Dubai real estate market.