The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the initial phase of the Jumeirah Corniche project extending more than 2km starting from the Dubai Sailing Club up to a point adjacent to the Dubai Municipality’s Centre at Umm Suqeim.
Completion rate in the entire project has exceeded 70% and all works are expected to be completed and the project opened in full next October.
Nabeel Mohammed Salih, Director of Roads, RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said, "The completed part will be opened for the public as of Sunday and walking and jogging enthusiasts are invited to practice their sport at the Jumeirah Corniche during this holy month where there is a marked tendency amongst various community segments to walk and jog, particularly as walking sport is increasingly commanding the attention of a large portion of community members."
The Jumeirah Corniche, which extends 14km, stretches from the beach adjacent to six residential areas starting from the backyard of the Dubai Marine Resort up to Burj Al Arab Hotel.
The project comprises a 'Walk' measuring 5 metres in width, a jogging track 4 metres in width, and rest-houses fitted with commercial kiosks, shaded benches overlooking the beach, and public and health facilities.
The project has a unique landscaping theme where a special attention had been made to landscaping and plantation works which are being developed and distributed in addition to decorative lighting featuring stylish design," he added.
"The Jumeirah Corniche will divert the sandy beaches to a vital venue through adding decorative and entertainment elements as well as public services for the beach visitors amongst residents and tourists who flock to the Dubai beaches to enjoy sitting beside the sea or practicing walking or jogging," he added.