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RAK’s Al Marjan Island completes phase one of its new Corniche

3 years ago

Connecting Al Marjan Island with Al Hamra Village, phase one of AMI’s Corniche project creates a 3.5km pedestrian and cycling track along the waterfront featuring landscaping, lighting and shaded seating areas, kiosks, a children’s playground, public park
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The Al Marjan Island (AMI) Company has recently completed phase one of the Al Marjan Island Corniche project, which extends up to Al Hamra Village and creates a dedicated 3.5km-long pedestrian and cycling track along the waterfront.

AMI’s latest project links Al Marjan Island with Al Hamra Village through an additional track parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Salem Road. It represents a quality value-addition to AMI and Al Hamra Village in particular, and to RAK's tourism and real estate development in general.

The Corniche reflects Al Marjan Island’s vision of a contemporary waterfront village with innovative modern designs that complement the coastal environment and encourage outdoor living and activities.

The Corniche features a circuit of running, cycling and walking paths located on the southwestern edge of the island, and connects the island’s entrance in the south with the proposed food and beverage boardwalk to the north.

“This picturesque Corniche is designed to promote family activities and healthy living in a waterside location. It was thoughtfully designed with scalable facilities and public spaces that encourage both outdoor living and recreation activities with family and friends. It also includes unique public art exhibits celebrating the rich history of Ras Al Khaimah and Northern Emirates,” said Architect Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, Managing Director of AMI Company.

“The Corniche is one of the hottest projects of AMI. It will follow the highest standards, latest designs, and innovative architectural styles, developing a unique destination that will further strengthen the position of RAK as a global tourism hub for the coming decades. This project has been created based on the findings of a comprehensive study done by AMI to integrate the real estate projects in RAK Emirate and provide a venue for residents to engage in different types of sports activities,” Mr Al Abdooli added.

The Corniche–Phase 1 comprises an 8m-wide waterfront walkway lit with energy saving LED lights, enriched by landscaping, lighting and shaded seating areas, as well as a dedicated 3m-wide running track, a 2.4m-wide cycling track, two kiosks, a children’s playground, a public car park for 265 cars, and a bike hire facility.

The Corniche is linked to Al Hamra Village to the east via a dedicated, safe, 3.5km-long, 4m-wide pedestrian and cycle path parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Salem Road.

“With its existing attractions, the island is drawing a growing number of visitors and tourists. With this project in hand, AMI will continue to raise the importance of business and tourism sector of Ras Al Khaimah. There is great potential on this island for business and tourism, and we are very upbeat about the island’s tourism potential in the coming period,” concluded architect Al Abdooli.

Al Marjan Island was created to boost the real estate assets held by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, with the primary objective of supporting Ras Al Khaimah’s strategic development efforts, as well as improve community development and increase the number of tourist and business visitors to the Emirate. AMI has adopted a portfolio of near-term projects and strategic infrastructure that provide a mix of tourism, residential and hospitality developments.


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