Mohammed bin Rashid endorses Jumeirah Corniche Development Project

DUBAI, 26th October, 2013 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has sanctioned the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project to be constructed along the beach adjoining six residential districts, starting from the area behind Dubai Marine Beach Resort down to Burj Al Arab Hotel, stretching 14 kilometers in length, thus constituting the longest corniche in the emirate.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid directed to link both the walkway and the jogging track with the Dubai Canal Project, and for the Corniche project to be completed in one year’s time. His Highness stated: “our objective is to achieve peoples’ happiness.. we are keen to establish all the necessary component to make nationals, expatriates and visitors happy and enjoying quality life. Our developmental projects are integrating to attain this ultimate goal. We are committed to invest in building healthy human capital through providing ideal enabling environment”.

Sheikh Mohammed asserted that sport is an essential element for the society and a fundamental prerequisite for having healthy and productive individuals . He said: “we instructed the concerned authorities to increase the number of walking and jogging tracks around the emirate, and we will create and develop more to serve various residential areas in Dubai. We hope the people of Dubai will make use of these tracks and practice sports for the best of their bodies and minds. A lazy individual lacks positive energy and does not innovate or create. We have great hopes for the future, and these hopes will not correlate unless we have a healthy and fit people that are able to fulfill their duties toward themselves and their families and stand up to their community and country”.

Sheikh Mohammed’s statement came during his tour to the project site, accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court of Dubai.

By conclusion of the developments operations, Jumeirah Corniche will be the longest in the emirate giving the public a bigger area to enjoy several activities. The project is a manifestation for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision aspired to provide quality life for the people of the United Arab Emirates and its visitors. The project serves big sectors of the community, especially families, and offers public utility services, parks, beaches and outstanding touristic attractions.

In addition to the project’s value as a recreational and entertainment addition to the emirate, Jumeirah Corniche represents crucial contribution in developing social infrastructure in Dubai, most particularly on the public health. Once completed, the project facilitates for variety of sports including jogging, walking, swimming, rowing and other activities that suite families and contribute in enhancing physical fitness.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), about the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project, which will be the new apt avenue for recreation, swimming, jogging and hiking for the populace of the neighborhood in particular, and citizens, residents and tourists in general.

“The project includes constructing a five-meter wide walkway and a four-meter wide jogging track, in addition to lay-by facilities containing kiosks ‘&’ shaded seating areas overlooking the beach, stylishly designed lighting fixtures, and public ‘&’ health amenities, in addition to landscaping works which will be developed and spaced in consistent manner, giving gorgeous and eye-catching sceneries,” he added.

“The project aims to transform the sandy beach into a more vibrant area by adding aesthetic, recreational elements and public services for beach goers, be it residents or tourists who flock to Dubai beaches to savour fabulous beach sitting, jogging or hiking,” continued Al Tayer.

Al Tayer said in a final remark; “Dubai city is a favorite tourist destination for many nationalities, especially during vacations and holidays. This prompted the drive to undertake tourism projects of appeal to tourists, besides standing out as a testament to Dubai’s global standing in design, innovation and creativity,” WAM/HH/MAB

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