EMAAR Properties to build desert golf estate in Dubai
EMAAR Properties has announced plans to build a multi-billion dirham golf and equestrian complex that will be integrated into its desert resort in Dubai. Construction is set to commence in March 2002. The Arizona-based Troon Golf has been signed to manage the golf club at the Emirates Hills residential development.
The complex will consist of two professional golf courses—one of which is a 6,400-yard desert course, the second is a 7,200 yard green Palms course—which will be capable of hosting international tournaments and complements the course at Emirates Hills. Both courses will function on a pay per play basis. Other golfing facilities will include a driving range and practice areas, a clubhouse, golf academy and offices.
The new estate will feature a resort hotel featuring 50 individual chalets, 400 housing sites overlooking the golf course and 1800 villas. A selected number of these lodgings will be available for sale. An equestrian center will be at the heart of the project’s residential development, known as Arabian Ranches.
The complex will include a wide range of activities including riding trails for residents and visitors with bridle path links to the golf resort. Retail services, a private school district and a mosque will also be part of the planning. This project is located in the juncture of three roads leading to Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain and Dubai.
The new golf developments and the Arabian Ranches are the latest projects from EMAAR Properties. Other projects offered by EMAAR include Emirates Hills, Dubai Marina, The Lakes and Gold and Diamond Park, and a FreeZone manufacturing facility for the jewelry trade. — (menareport.com)
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