Rakeen completes piling and cut-off works of key building projects within Bab Al Bahr as superstructure work gets underway
Rakeen, one of the region's most dynamic property developers and master planners, and the real estate development arm of the Ras Al Khaimah Government has announced that it has completed piling, cut-off and pile testing works and started super structural works of the building projects within the AED 1 billion Bab Al Bahr project, the centrepiece development of the Al Marjan Island, the first man-made island in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Rakeen further revealed in its monthly status report that an impressive 5,000 cubic metres of concrete is being poured every week in various sections of the development, keeping the project well within schedule, particularly for its planned mid 2010 completion of the first residential units.
For the Fayrouz, Kahraman and Yakout buildings, erection of the structural columns and shear walls of the basement has been almost completed. One further milestone in the super structural work of these buildings is the considerable progress of the basement ceiling. Rakeen has likewise completed piling and pile testing works of the Marmar, Amwaj and Zumourud buildings with slab on grade and water proofing works for footing in progress.
Hicham Yassin, Technical Director of Spectrum Consultants, the Owners Representatives for Bab Al Bahr, said, “We are pleased with the construction progress at the Bab Al Bahr project thus far. In the residential buildings of the project, 22 per cent progress has been achieved, which is a major milestone.”
Rabih Haydar, Project Manager, Rakeen, said, “Overall project works are progressing as scheduled and we are confident that Bab Al Bahr residents will be able to occupy their apartments as promised. Rakeen has remained fully committed to achieve its targets and construction deadlines as we firmly believe that consistency will greatly contribute in strengthening investor confidence in the Bab Al Bahr project. We also enjoy the full support of the Ras Al Khaimah Government, which has significantly helped enhance the reputation of Bab Al Bahr as a groundbreaking development within the emirate and beyond. Rakeen will continue to adhere to our core values of sustainability, responsibility and prosperity as we move closer towards completing this historic development in Ras Al Khaimah."
As part of its efforts to provide timely information to investors and project stakeholders, Rakeen has issued monthly status reports that include pictures of the Bab Al Bahr development. The latest issue in March shows significant improvements in the structural, internal and external walls, while work on slabs and steel fixings are also underway.
Rakeen has encouraged all interested parties to visit the construction site by setting up an appointment at the newly established Sales Centre located on Al Marjan Island, adjacent to the Bab Al Bahr project. The Sales Centre is equipped with offices and a multi-function room where investors and property buyers can discuss various options in acquiring properties within Bab Al Bahr. The Sales Centre also showcases model units of one and two-bedroom apartments, providing clients an exclusive opportunity to sample the distinctly rich lifestyle of Bab Al Bahr.
Upon completion, Bab Al Bahr will comprise 136 studio apartments, 356 one-bedroom apartments, 236 two-bedroom apartments and 104 three-bedroom apartments. Among the luxurious amenities being offered by the integrated development are 180-degree sea view, 560-metre private beach, gym facilities, underground car parking, themed swimming pool, ample children's play area, and hotel and club privileges.
Bab Al Bahr is the inaugural development project within Al Marjan Island and serves as a gateway to the integrated island community. Leading regional and international developers have been awarded contracts for other prestigious development projects on Al Marjan Island.
- Sheikh Saud inaugurates Bab Al Bahr Sales Centre and model apartments
- Rakeen completes structural work and block work on Bab Al Bahr
- Rakeen completes refurbishment of model units to showcase actual features and ambience of Bab Al Bahr residences
- Rakeen proceeds with construction of residential component of Bab Al Bahr mixed-use development
- Rakeen completes 80 per cent of infrastructure work on Ras Al Khaimah's Al Marjan Island