Here is your limited chance to live the Swedish lifestyle in Dubai.
Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe (THOE) on The World, a master development built by Nakheel, has released 10 seven-bedroom villas with each one having its own private beach.
The villas, which are in the phase two of THOE, will resemble the upturned hull of the Viking ships, representing a Swedish historical treasure, and the island will be home to a floating restaurant, based on Stockholm’s famous Saluhall Market. The island will have snow sauna rooms.
The floating restaurant will serve Swedish cuisine, including Snaps and Glögg and delicacies such as sour herring, Swedish meatballs, Raggmunk, toast Skagen, Swedish smorgasbord and crayfish throughout the year.
Each villa will have seven bedrooms spread across four floors, a gym and spa, as entertainment space and a private pool.
Josef Kleindienst, CEO, Kleindienst Group, told ‘Emirates24|7’ that the villa could be priced between Dh30 million and Dh40m.
“The island will not only be home to the finest Swedish architecture and design, but it will also bring the best of Swedish culture and lifestyle to Dubai. We want to ensure people are genuinely able to experience Sweden on The Heart of Europe, through food, music, festivals, traditions and architecture,” Kleindienst said.
According to the developer, the Sweden island will emulate many of Sweden’s popular cultural traditions and festivals such as Midsummer celebrations, Swedish National Day, St Martin’s Day, Walpurgis Eve, Crayfish Party and Saint Lucia.
European design firm Jardim Vista Landscaping has been awarded the contract for landscaping of the island, while JK Bauen, an affiliate company of Kleindeinst Group specialising in construction, has been appointed to carry out all of the construction and building work for the island.
THOE has already carried out the vibrocompaction ground engineering on the six islands and the plate load testing results have achieved the acceptance criteria for the bearing pressure. Results show that in the next 50 years the settlement of THOE islands when they are built upon, will settle better under building pressure than that of Dubai mainland.
THOE comprises six islands: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and St. Petersburg with six additional destinations being Sochi, Belgium, Luxembourg, Geneva, Monte Carlo and Poland. The project will have “rain and snow-lined streets.