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RTA completes $68m Dubai Parks project

DUBAI, October 9, 2016

Dubai’s RTA  has completed construction works of Dubai Parks & Resorts bridges project in cooperation with Meraas Holding at a cost tag of Dh250 million ($68 million), said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s director-general and chairman.

The bridges will be open in concurrence with the launch of Dubai Parks project scheduled by the end of October.

“The project included constructing entry and exit points linking Dubai Parks project with the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in the vicinity of Seih Shoaib. It comprised the construction of a three-lane bridge stretching 1,500 m as a main entry on the Sheikh Zayed Road for vehicles coming from Dubai heading to Dubai Parks,” said Al Tayer.

“It also included the construction of a two-lane bridge stretching 1,000 m as a main exit on Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Parks in the direction of Abu Dhabi. The project also comprised road works within Dubai Parks linked with the Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road extending about 16 km.

“These roads comprise a 7-km-long dual carriageway of two lanes in each direction linking with the Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, in addition to other works within the project zone extending 9 km. The project works also included lighting, traffic signs, rainwater drainage, utility lines, besides shifting and protecting utility lines intercepting the project works such as electricity, water, communication and others," explained Al Tayer.

The new bridges have been designed to meet all needs of the Dubai Parks project, which is the latest addition to leisure destinations in Dubai.

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project comprises three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai in addition to one water park: Legoland Water Park. The project also includes 35 retail outlets, 20 food and beverage shops, 65 restaurants and several other retail outlets along the Riverland complex.

The Motiongate Dubai features Hollywood-inspired designs comprising 27 innovative attractions and a special zone for displaying DreamWorks Animation in 12 facilities and stylish games, and a cocktail of restaurants and shopping areas.

Bollywood Parks Dubai will experience the vibrant celebration of Mumbai’s famous film industry with a rich 800-person stage for displaying local talents and Bollywood celebrities, considered the first of its kind worldwide. Legoland Park features scores of aquatic games including artificial waves pool with a capacity of half a million gallon.

It also includes the Interactive Platform ‘Al Mukhyala’ Station, which enables children to build bridges, dams and cities and verifying the durability of their designs against water-induced damage. The development also hosts Hotel Lapita, a Polynesian-themed resort comprising 503 rooms for hosting visitors. – TradeArabia News Service

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