The Dhs12 billion Azizi Riviera will add 69 residential buildings, two luxury hotels and a new retail district to Dubai’s Meydan One project…

Dubai is getting another waterfront suburb, but this one’s going to be inspired by the French riviera-inspired: construction has begun on the new community, and the first parts of it should be ready by the end of next year. It will be in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, in the Meydan One project.

Yes, so it will be part of that massive development set to have a giant mall with retractable roof, the world’s largest dancing fountains and the world’s tallest residential tower.

Here’s a video that shows what to expect from the development…

The waterfront community, the first in a series of projects by Azizi Developments, will run along the Dubai Canal. You won’t have to wait long to see it take shape, either, as phase one and two of the project should be finished by December 2018.

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In total, there will be 13,000 residential units of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments, a four- and five-star hotel and a large retail district complete with leisure and entertainment options.

Here’s a glimpse of what the promenade will look like…

The new neighbourhood will offer access to long paved pedestrian paths and water transport. For those budding sailors, there will also be  yachting facilities and a proposed marina.

It will also provide direct access to the new Meydan One Mall as well as the Meydan Racecourse, where Dubai’s staple Dubai World Cup is held every year.

One thing’s for sure, with this and all of the development around Marasi Business Bay and Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Canal and Dubai Creek will be truly transformed in a few years’ time.

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