The set of 6 treasure islands gets ready to offer the best of Europe in an experiential holiday and entertainment retreat
- The US$5 billion mega sustainable tourism project will host more than 4,000 guest rooms and suites offering a wide array of services in different settings.
- More than 1,200 construction workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts are working full time within a healthy and safe environment.
- Developer Kleindienst Group prepares to open the island for tourists in the fourth quarter of 2020 with hundreds of units getting ready to receive local and international visitors
The Heart of Europe – Dubai’s new island tourism destination where more than 1,200 people are living and working – has remained free from Coronavirus infection with zero Corona cases as the natural isolation and the stringent safety standards enforced by the Developer make it one of the safest places in the world.
While the Covid-19 outbreak has halted business activities onshore, the Heart of Europe islands are currently abuzz with activities where engineers, consultants and workers are putting extra efforts through an incentive scheme to speed up construction works – due to its offshore and safe location.
“Since they are located offshore and in isolation, islands usually remain free from such pandemics. The Heart of Europe is no exception, even when 1,200 people are working normally throughout the lockdown phase. In fact there is no sign of slowdown in the island and therefore no one is living and working in fear here,” Josef Kleindienst, Chairman of Kleindienst Group, says.
“All those visiting the islands are thoroughly checked for infection, fever or any other symptoms upon their arrival for work or meetings. Every resident undergo strict health checks by our resident physicians and para-medics to ensure they are all okay.
“Due to the Covid-19 crisis elsewhere, we are focusing on the construction and development activities, thus working extra hours. Our teams have speeded up works to finish projects on time. So, the Coronavirus might have slowed down business elsewhere, however it has the opposite effect in the Heart of Europe.”
Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe – the US$5 billion (Dh18.3 billion) master-planned leisure tourism island destination – is coming to life with a number of the facilities and suites that include the world’s first underwater hotel suites getting ready to welcome local, regional and international tourists later this year.
A perfect island retreat, the Heart of Europe will become a must-visit destination for UAE residents and foreign tourists offering an array of water sports, entertainment and leisure activities as well as the most memorable authentic cultural and culinary experiences one could imagine without having to fly out of the UAE.
The Heart of Europe is part of the vision of Mr Josef Kleindienst who wanted to create an island destination where leisure tourists will stay and enjoy the best of European hospitality, culture, cuisine, entertainment, water sports and enjoy breath-taking views of underwater treasures, marine life sightings and the captivating underwater landscape without getting wet in the ocean. The passion for creating the unimagined experience drove him to travel and study underwater projects globally.
With sustainability at its core, the Heart of Europe will see the development of more than 500,000 square metres of coral reefs and will feature lush exotic gardens, hanging gardens as well as centenary Spanish olive trees that were sourced from Andalusia, a region in Spain’s southern coast, and the world’s first climate controlled rainy street and snow plaza.
The island is also committed to be totally car free, use clean energy and will eventually offer sustainable water transportation to the guests.
About The Heart of Europe
The Heart of Europe is a sustainable island destination in Dubai comprising of 7 islands, highly differentiated 15 hotels and resorts, 4,000 holiday homes, boutique hotel suites, in addition to the iconic Floating Seahorse Villas, white sandy beaches, lush landscapes, mesmerising seascapes and views of the Dubai skyline, and the word’s first climate controlled rainy street and snow plaza as well as rare and authentic entertainment options, in Maldives-like settings.
Sustainability and the protection of marine life have been pivotal in the development of the Heart of Europe. The project is home to the Coral Institute which spearheads a pioneering coral reef programme that aims at developing marine life in the surrounding waters. The Heart of Europe also has a zero-discharge policy and zero micro-plastics policy to ensure the protection of the Arabian Gulf and species of marine life that reside around the seven islands. Other sustainable initiatives include clean energy powered by solar panels and hydro fuels, pesticide and fungicide free landscaping, car free environment, recycling of waters to irrigate the gardens and the use of organic food in the hotels.
The Heart of Europe is committed to deliver exceptional experiential journeys through innovative services, events, entertainment, design and technology.
About Kleindienst Group
The Kleindienst Group is committed to pushing the boundaries of what have been achieved, pioneering new concepts in real estate and hospitality to deliver authentic, ethical and enriching experiences.
Established over 30 years ago in Austria and Hungary and present in Dubai since 2003, The Kleindienst Group is the largest European real estate company in Dubai with more than 1,200 employees over its diverse portfolio of businesses which include property development, construction, hospitality, property brokerage, and corporate business centres.
The Heart of Europe is the flagship masterplan of the developer in Dubai, in The World islands, 4 kilometres from the Dubai coastline.
Kleindienst is the only developer with backward integration capabilities from design to construction in the Middle East. This business model enables it to build and deliver according to the vision in the most innovative environments while also offering a lifetime warranty.
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