Dubai, 27 December 2020 … As Dubai prepares to welcome in the New Year, master developer Nakheel has initiated a raft of measures to manage a potential increase in traffic on Palm Jumeirah on Thursday, 31 December.
Palm Jumeirah is one of the UAE’s most popular venues for New Year celebrations, and Nakheel is working closely with the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and RTA to prioritise safety and convenience, and ensure smooth traffic flow.
Visitors to the island are encouraged to allow plenty of time for journeys, and to use public transport such as The Palm Monorail or taxis. Daily discounts to and from The Pointe, home to the recently launched world’s largest fountain, are available with Careem until 1 January 2021, with the code THEPALMFOUNTAIN.
In addition, Nakheel is doubling its usual number of festive season shuttle buses from Nakheel Mall to The Pointe on New Year’s Eve, with free rides from 7 pm to 3 am.
Other measures in place:
- Hotels, retail outlets and restaurants have been asked to schedule catering deliveries early, provide adequate parking and inform their guests to plan their journeys in advance. Food deliveries will be allowed up until 5 pm;
- Services of third-party contractors, such as moving companies, will be suspended for one day, with no permits issued for 31 December;
- Pedestrian crossings on the Trunk Road at junction 2 (near Shoreline Apartments Building 5) and junction 4 (Building 10) will close from 9 pm to 1 am on New Year’s Eve. Crossings by Buildings 3 and 7 will be open and manned by security personnel.
Covid-19 health and safety measures apply at all Nakheel destinations, including The Pointe, Nakheel Mall and Palm West Beach.
About Nakheel (www.nakheel.com)
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the upcoming observation deck, The View. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart, as well as retail Pavilions at six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan, Al Khail Avenue and The Circle Mall.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai – the first project to be completed at Deira Islands and the first of two international joint ventures under which Nakheel is bringing new hospitality concepts to Dubai in line with the government’s tourism vision – are open. The St. Regis Dubai – The Palm, part of Nakheel’s Palm Tower landmark mixed-use project at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s second joint venture, the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, are scheduled to open in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai.
Nakheel Residential Leasing’s portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.
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