Dubai’s transport authority revealed that it has awarded a Dh475 million contract for the structure of bridges connecting the Bluewaters Island tourism mega project to the mainland.
The Roads and Transport Authority averred construction work has started on the entrances to the island, which will be situated just off the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) shoreline.
It said in a statement that the entrance to Bluewaters Island will comprise a main bridge with two lanes in each direction stretching 1,400 metres in length.
It also features the structure of two lanes selected for an automatic personal rapid transit system to take guests to and from in close proximity to the metro station (Nakheel Harbour & Tower).
A footbridge will be structures to connect the island to the waterfront at JBR, whereas a cable car will also transport guests.
The Bluewaters Island project was revealed in 2013 and has been illustrated as one of the prime tourism hotspots in the world by Meraas Holding.
Bluewaters Island will consist of the world’s tallest Ferris wheel and an entertainment piazza including, residential hospitality, retail and entertainment areas.
A modified souq surrounded by a esplanade will enclose alfresco dining stores serving an assortment of cuisine, retail shops and a food hall giving fresh produce in a customary market surroundings.
A luxury five-star hotel and different residential choices are also designed.
The structure project also features road connections, lighting, bridges and infrastructure works. The new bridge meets the requirements of Bluewaters Island which vows to be one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the UAE.