Dh250m RTA contract for 'Dubai Parks' bridges

The timeshare industry in Dubai is expected grow by 50 per cent in 2017 driven by millions of tourists to the three theme parks that will open at the end of 2016. (Supplied)

The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Chaired by Mattar Al Tayer,  has endorsed the award of a Dh250 million contract for constructing roads and bridges at the Dubai Parks & Resorts project in cooperation with Meraas Holding.

The Dubai Parks project, which is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, has been designed as an international leisure destination to attract tourists from the region in particular, and the world over.

The bridges project, in which construction works have recently started, aims primarily at constructing entry and exit points linking the Dubai Parks project with the Sheikh Zayed Road.

It comprises the construction of a 3-lane bridge stretching 1,500 metres as a main entry on the Sheikh Zayed Road for vehicles coming from Dubai and heading to Dubai Parks, and the construction of a 2-lane bridge stretching 1,000 metre as a main exit on the Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Parks in the direction of Abu Dhabi.

The project also comprises road works within Dubai Parks to link with the Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Works also cover roads extending 16km comprising a dual carriageway of 2 lanes in each direction in addition to other works within the project zone extending 9km.

The project works also include lighting, traffic signs, rainwater drainage, utility lines, besides shifting and protecting utility lines intercepting the project works such as electricity, water, communication and others.

The new bridges have been designed to meet all the needs of the Dubai Parks project; which is considered the latest addition to leisure destinations in Dubai when opened in October 2016.

The Dubai Parks & Resorts project will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai in addition to one water park: Legoland Water Park.

The development will also feature Riverland Dubai comprising 35 retail outlets, 20 F&B shops, 65 restaurants and several other business spots.

Layout of bridges leading to Dubai Parks. (Supplied)

The Motiongate Dubai will feature 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 offering visitors unique and thrilling experience.

Bollywood Parks Dubai will experience the vibrant celebration of Mumbai’s famous film industry with a rich 800-persons stage for showcasing local talents and Bollywood celebrities, considered the first of its kind worldwide.

The development will also host Hotel Lapita, a Polynesian themed resort comprising 503 rooms for hosting visitors intending to spend more than one day in this massive park to savour the festive atmosphere and fun setting performances.

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