Pictures: Dubai’s Nakheel launches Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah

The Dhs120m beachfront project includes seven cafes and restaurants as well as 33 studio units



Dubai developer Nakheel opened its new beachfront dining and residential project – Club Vista Mare – in Palm Jumeirah on Monday.

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The Dhs120m ($32.6m) project includes seven cafes and restaurants as well as 33 studio units – all of which have been handed over. It spans almost 55,000 sq ft at ground level, with an additional 30,000 sq ft of residential space on the first floor.

The upscale dining destinations can host 2,000 guests at a time, with indoor and outdoor terrace seating and some beach side tables.

They offer a variety of cuisine including Middle Eastern, Italian, Japanese-Peruvian and Ethiopian (scroll down for full details).

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The project, first launched in 2013, also offers beachfront access and views of Palm Jumeirah’s eastern shoreline.

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Club Vista Mare restaurants
• Breeze – beach grill concept including a raw bar and deli-counter
• Aji (pronounced ‘ah-hee’) – Japanese-Peruvian (Nikkei) cuisine
• Ibn Al Bahr – premium seafood restaurant
• Abyat – traditional Arabic food
• The Tap House – modern European cuisine and American comforts
• Simply Italian – traditional Italian fare
• Gursha – the first Ethiopian restaurant in the area

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah confirmed that the project was fully funded by the company from its own resources.

Speaking to reporters during the launch, he confirmed that Palm Jumeirah continues to see strong demand.

The company’s other projects on the Palm, including The Pointe Mall and Nakheel Mall are proceeding as scheduled, he said.

“We would like to open The Pointe by the end of the year, but it may be pushed to Q1 2017,” he said.

The company is also holding negotiations with hotel operators for its recently launched Palm 360 project.

The twin-tower hotel and residential project is set to be developed 220 metres above Palm Jumeirah and will offer all-round views of the island, the sea and the Dubai skyline.

“A lot of operators are interested in the project,” Lootah said.

Residences include 252 high-end one and two bedroom serviced apartments.

Palm 360 is anticipated for delivery in mid-2020.

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