Dubai Creek Harbor to hand over first homes in Q1 2019

Creek Island Dubai is a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination that will bring lavish island living to over 33,500 residents.
Updated 27 August 2018
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Dubai Creek Harbor to hand over first homes in Q1 2019

Dubai Creek Harbor, the 6-square-kilometer mega-development nearly twice the size of Downtown Dubai, will welcome its first residents early next year. A vibrant new community will take shape in a Riviera-style neighborhood as the first residences in Creek Island Dubai, the premier district in Dubai Creek Harbor, are being readied for hand-over. 

Creek Island Dubai is a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination that will bring lavish island living to over 33,500 residents. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s skyline and the natural beauty of the historic creek, Creek Island Dubai is only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa, as well as overlooking the Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, home to rich mangroves and migratory birds including the pink flamingos. 

The Creek Marina will be home to diverse retail, dining and leisure venues. In addition to yachting facilities, complete with a modern yacht club, three hotels, a promenade, landscaped pedestrian walkways, and art installations will greet residents and visitors. It will be home to many of the city’s parks, gourmet restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues.

The first homes to be delivered in Creek Island Dubai are in Dubai Creek Residences, a six-tower residential development with 872 homes. 

All six towers feature panoramas over Dubai Creek Harbor and Downtown Dubai on the opposite side of the Dubai Creek. Nearly 90 percent of the construction has been completed for hand-over in the first quarter of 2019.

More than 4,000 residents will be the first ones to move in to their new address. Work on all supporting infrastructure is progressing as per schedule with easy access from the Ras Al-Khor thoroughfare already in place. 

Creek Island Dubai will also be connected to the mainland by three bridges. Creek Marina will also be home to the Vida Harbor Point, a 286-room upscale lifestyle hotel similar to harbor hotels in cities such as Singapore and Shanghai, which will also open in 2019.

Meanwhile, work on the other residential developments launched in Creek Island Dubai is progressing as per schedule. These include Creekside 18, with 500 apartments, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2020, with over 40 percent of the construction completed. 

Harbor Views with 762 apartments, also to be handed over in the first half of 2020, is over 36 percent completed, while nearly 20 percent construction has been completed on Creek Horizon, featuring 556 apartments due for handover in mid-2020, and The Cove, a low-rise waterfront sanctuary, with 276 apartments, will be delivered in the first half of 2020. 


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”