Meraas Holding has confirmed the opening of the first phase of its La Mer beachfront resort in the Jumeirah area of Dubai next Sunday, October15th.
The 13.4 million square foot resort has been built on reclaimed land in the Jumeirah 1 area of the city, next to the Dubai Marine Beach Club resort.
The resort comprises of three linked areas: La Mer South, La Mer North and The Wharf. La Mer North and La Mer South will open first and will contain 130 shops, cafes and restaurants.
The Wharf, which contains a cinema, cafes and restaurants, will open early next year. There is also A hotel and a new residential community but they will be opened at a later stage.
Meraas said that the resort will contain several food and beverage concepts that are new to the region, including a number of licensed restaurants. It will also feature a a new air-filled trampoline concept that was first created and installed in public parks in Japan.
Work on La Mer began in late 2014, it has been built by main contractor Al Futtaim. The work included redeveloping existing beaches to include brand new facilities.
The work also involved preserving all of the corals that are unique to the area.