UAE-based Azizi Developments said steady progress is being made on Riviera, its stylish waterfront-lifestyle destination located in the heart of Mohammed bin Rashid City which, on completion, will boast 71 mid-rise buildings housing over 16,000 residences.

With windows installation and paint works in full swing, several buildings in the first phase of the four-phased master-planned community development are scheduled for completion by the year-end, said a statement from Azizi.

Phase One of Riviera is now 55 per cent complete and 95 per cent sold out, stated the Emirati developer.

Designed to introduce the French-Mediterranean lifestyle to Dubai, which is not merely about architectural art, but also about a certain 'joie de vivre' - a celebration of life, an exultation of spirit, Riviera represents a new landmark, it added.

Executive Director (Engineering) Mohamed Ragheb said: "Seeing windowpanes being installed and the exterior getting its paint coatings is a very touching moment for us all. It signifies a construction site – a concrete skeleton – being manifestly turned into liveable homes."

"Seeing the Riviera project progressing so swiftly instils a true sense of accomplishment and pride. We are very excited to finish several buildings of this sizable, remarkable community by year’s end," he added.

According to him, the homes offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline and ensure generous space, spread across three districts: An extensive retail boulevard, a canal walk with artisan eateries and boutiques, and Les Jardins - a lush-green social space.

Phase One of Riviera comprises 3,589 residences across 18 towers, consisting of 2,461 studios, 935 one-bedroom, 111 two-bedroom, and 82 three-bedroom units, most of which are projected to be completed in 2020. It boasts a total built-up area of 375,541 sqm and a total gross floor area of 180,854 sqm.-TradeArabia News Service