After months of watching it take shape, you can now check out the island opposite JBR.

If you spend a lot of time at JBR, over the last couple of years you will have witnessed the Bluewaters development take shape across the water. And now you can finally step foot on it, as the island destination has just opened to the general public.

Created by Meraas – the developers behind destinations such as La Mer and Al Seef – the island features residences, hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as the enormous Ain Dubai observation wheel.

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Located 300 metres off the JBR coastline, the island is connected to the mainland via a direct link from Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as a 265-metre-long pedestrian bridge from The Beach.

One of the major hotels on the island, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, will welcome its first guests on November 15. The other, Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, will open in December.

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An opening date for Ain Dubai, which at 250 metres is taller than the High Roller in Las Vegas, has not yet been announced.

“We are set to achieve many engineering feats at Bluewaters and are delivering a destination which will establish a new benchmark for modern design,” said Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas.

“However, we are proudest of the fact that it will bring people together and create enriching experiences to support the growth of Dubai as a global hub.”

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