Palm Jebel Ali, a premium development spanning a 13.4-sq-km area.

Nakheel, a master developer and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed up DBB Contracting and Khansaheb Civil Engineering for the construction of infrastructure at Palm Jebel Ali, an island development spanning a 13.4-sq-km area in Dubai.

One of Nakheel’s most visionary projects, Palm Jebel Ali will be home to 35,000 families and offer an exceptional breadth of luxury lifestyle amenities. Supporting the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, it also marks the beginning of a new growth corridor in the Jebel Ali area.

DBB Contracting is a unit of Dutco Group, a specialist in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as dredging works, while Khansaheb Group is a leading construction and facilities management company.

As per the deal, DBB Contracting will build a new road, providing access from Sheikh Zayed Road to Palm Jebel Ali as well as a road serving the central portion of the Palm. For Khansaheb Group, the scope of work includes work on roadway and lighting enhancements to Al Hesah Street (formerly the old Abu Dhabi Road), at Dubai Waterfront, the mainland which connects to Palm Jebel Ali. When completed, the new public access road will offer a beautifully landscaped and convenient path, spanning nearly 6 km, leading directly on to Palm Jebel Ali.

Palm Jebel Ali provides an additional urban centre to Dubai, forming a major residential and leisure anchor for the new Expo 2020 urban centre.  It features 16 fronds, with a total of 110 km of coastline and 91 km of beachfront, contributing to goals of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan to increase the length of public beaches by 400 per cent.