Nakheel - Palm Jebel Ali

General Information
Owner Nakheel
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, UAE
Status --
Sector Construction, Mixed-Use, Mixed-Use
Contract Type Build
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $36366m
Award Date May 2024
Completion Date December 2027
Last Updated On February 2024
ProjectId (Old, New) 815, 272668


Nakheel is undertaking a prestigious tourism development, the second man-made island, Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai, the UAE.

The island will be off the coast at Jebel Ali. It will feature exclusive hotels, theme parks and leisure facilities. It will cover an area of about 12 million sq. km. and accommodate at least 1.7 million people by 2020. The island will be built in the shape of palm tree, with 17 fronds and a trunk by dredging of sand from sea bed. The island will be 5 km in diameter and will extend 5 km offshore. The crown of the island has been re-shaped to resemble a whale, which will cover the four recreational parks - Seaworld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove.

The US$40,000 million project includes the following:

1. Dredging and land reclamation works

2. Infrastructure works

3. Construction of access roads

4. Construction of residential buildings

5. Construction of 817 villas under the Frond package

6. Construction of office buildings

7. Construction of retail buildings

8. Construction of sports facilities

9. Construction of theatres

10. Construction of leisure amenities

11. Construction of parking facilities

12. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

21 February 2024

iBuild Construction (Innovo), Parkway International Contracting, Shapoorji Pallonji and United Engineering Construction amongst others have submitted the main contract bids for the Fronds O and P projects. Also, Shapoorji Pallonji and United Engineering Construction amongst others have submitted the main contract bids for the Fronds I, J, K, L projects.

11 December 2023

The main contract tender has been issued for Frond M, N, O, and P projects and the bid submission deadline is on December 15, 2023. Amongst others, iBuild Construction (Innovo) is likely to submit a bid for the project

22 October 2023

Studio International Engineering Consultants is working as the design consultant.

13 June 2023

The client has appointed Omnium International Ltd to provide commercial management services for the project

08 June 2023

The client has announced the masterplan of the project. Turner and Townsend is working as the cost consultant and Turner Construction is working as the PMC. (Source: MEED)

09 March 2023

The project is revived. Frond I, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P projects are launched and we are in the process of identifying the design consultant.

04 November 2015

The project is cancelled.

03 August 2015

The project is still on hold.

06 May 2015

The project is still on hold. The time frame for revival is not known.

16 February 2015

The project is still on hold and the time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

16 November 2014

The $270m project is still on hold and the time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

24 July 2014

The project is still on hold. However the time frame for revival has not been decided yet.

12 May 2014

The $270m project is still on hold and the time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

12 February 2014

The $270m project is still on hold. The time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

07 March 2013

Industry sources indicate that the $270m project is still on hold. The time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

04 December 2012

Industry sources indicate that the $270m project is still on hold. The time frame for revival of the project has not yet been decided.

25 September 2012

Industry sources indicate that the $270m project is still on hold. The time frame of the revival of the project is yet unknown.

25 June 2012

Industry sources indicate that the $270m project is still on hold after the completion of its reclamation works due to financial crisis. The time frame for the revival of the project is yet to be finalized.

11 January 2012

Industry sources indicate that the $700m project has been put on hold after the completion of its reclamation works due to financial crisis which has affected the market globally. So far the time frame for the revival of the project is noy yet finalised.(10/01/2012)

23 August 2011

Industry sources indicate that the $700m project has been put on hold after the completion of its reclamation works due to financial crisis which has affected the market globally. So far the time frame for the revival of the project is noy yet finalised. (23/08/2011)

16 June 2010

Industry sources indicate that the $700m Palm Jebel Ali project has been put on hold after the completion of reclamation works due to current economic & financial crisis which has affected the market globally. (16/06/2010)

25 November 2008

*Delayed Industry sources indicate that the infrastructure works on parts of Palm Jebel Ali project may be slowed in light of current economic conditions. It is anticipated that construction contracts that were scheduled to be awarded in 2009 and early 2010 will most likely also be put back.

12 May 2006

The client might split the work and award them to more than one contractor.

04 May 2006

The Palm Island II will be a part of the Dubai Waterfront development.

03 May 2006

*Testing & Ground ImprovementThe following companies have submitted bids :-Bauer-Keller Grundbau-Pennine-Vibro Foundation

06 April 2006

*Ground Improvements Package-Construction ITB : March 2006-Construction bid submission : April 29, 2006-Construction award date : Q2 2006

08 December 2005

Design and management - Marina PropertiesIsland Global Yachting Ltd. (IGY) and Nakheel have signed an agreement under which IGY will provide comprehensive design, development and management services to all Nakheel marina properties and developments in Dubai.

24 February 2004

Dredging ContractorJan de Nul has replaced China Railway & Engineering Corporation as the contractor for dredging and land reclamation portion.

11 November 2003

Construction Progress - Dredging & Reclamation10% of the reclamation process has been completed and is scheduled for completion by early 2004.

08 May 2003

Budget - Infrastructure DevelopmentThe budget for the infrastructure development on the island including the village centre ($400 m) is estimated at $3 billion mainly comprising of : *2500 villas *2400 apartments *50 luxury hotels *Sports facilities *Shopping facilities *Theatres *Leisure amenities Some of these will be covered in separate profiles linked to this project.

08 May 2003

*Dredging and land reclamation*Rock protection for about 12 km around the island*Village centres*Access roads*Water homes (1900 nos.)*Basic amenities and related infrastructure works

19 November 2002

*Dredging and land reclamation works - Jan de Nul *Breakwater(15.5 km) and barrier - International Marine Contractor (IMC) *132 kV Power System - ABB *Wastewater treatment plants - Hyflux *Ground improvement works - APCC/ Vibro Foundation ($123 million) *Water homes - Nakheel has entered into a pre-construction agreement with Odebrecht *Underwater vehicular tunnel (1.3km) - Taisei Corporation In 2006, Jan De Nul had received a variation order for the reclamation works which would include 30 million cu. mts of sand being added to widen the Crescent to 350 metres and across the main body of the island.

19 November 2002

Phase 1: *Dredging and Land Reclamation Package. *Rock Protection for about 12 kilometre around the island. Phase 2: *Infrastructure works -Roads -Utilities -Marinas (2 nos.) -Dredging and land reclamation -Rock protection for about 12 km around the island -Village centres -Access roads -Water homes (1900 nos.) -Basic amenities and related infrastructure works *Underwater vehicular tunnel (13km long, 37m wide, 5.5m high) -2 way traffic lanes -3-lane roadway (11m wide) Phase 3: *2500 villas *2400 apartments *50 luxury hotels *Sports facilities *Shopping facilities *Theatres *Leisure amenities

10 July 2001

Consultants:*Modelling & water quality analysis - Delft Hydraulics *Masterplan - HHCP *Breakwater design - De Weger Associates *Architect: Village Centre - RMJM *Environmental Impact Assessment - International Network on Water, Environment & Health

10 July 2001

Scope:Phase 1: *surface area of 7.6million square meters *80 million cubic metres of rock and dredged material

12 June 2001

Nakheel is planning a prestigious tourism development, the second man-made island, Palm Jebel Ali. The island will be off the coast at Jebel Ali. It will feature exclusive hotels, theme parks and leisure facilities. It will cover an area of about 12 million sq. km. and accommodate at least 1.7 million people by 2020. The island will be built in the shape of palm tree, with 17 fronds and a trunk by dredging of sand from sea bed. The island will be 5 km in diameter and will extend 5 km offshore. The crown of the island has been re-shaped to resemble a whale, which will cover the four recreational parks - Seaworld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove. The project will be divided into phases and will be profiled separately as and when they are announced.

12 June 2001

Contract Value:Phase 1: $270 million

12 June 2001

Schedule:Phase 1: Construction of Island should take about 2 years.

12 June 2001

Construction ContractChina Railway & Engineering Corporation (CREC)was awarded the contract to construct the island.