The Dubai Waterfront was expected to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world. The project is a conglomeration of canals and artificial archipelago; it would occupy the last remaining Persian Gulf coastline of Dubai, the most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Waterfront is also referred to as only the Waterfront area in Dubai an area of Dubai that has residential buildings, commercial activities, resorts and many other recreational facilities. It is a city of its own within Dubai City. The area will be a collection of artificial islands and many canals that will be constructed right along the Persian Gulf coastline of Dubai.
The project developed by Nakheel, a world class real estate developer that is one of the largest in the world. The area is located near the new Dubai World Central International Airport within the Jebel Ali Freezone area. Access to Dubai’s main road (Sheikh Zayed Road) and Abu Dhabhi is also nearby.
Most of the Waterfront area will be along the shoreline and will extend into the Persian Gulf. The extension piece will be filled with residential communities much like the set up of the Dubai Palm Islands. The mainland area of the Waterfront project will have residential, commercial and industrial establishments. The Waterfront project was awarded by the government to the Dubai Waterfront Company and it is open to foreign investment. The majority ownership of 51% will remain with its developer however (for decision making purposes).