Bawadi project Dubai
Bawadi property development by Tatweer
As of 2012 [check] or so, most evidence of the Bawadi development along Al Qudra road (Umm Suqeim Rd before Arabian Ranches and Motorcity) has been removed (there were several roadside displays). The Emaar development with apartment towers (appear to be mostly complete) and villas which was under construction, looks like it is on hold or abandoned.
Bawadi tourist resort
At the beginning of May 2006, Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, announced the AED 100 billion Bawadi project (doubled to AED 200 billion in May 2007), a tourism development in Dubailand. Massive would be an understatement - it will apparently be larger than Las Vegas (Du Vegas anyone?). It will be built on a 10 km stretch of desert in Dubai Land over an area of 139 million square feet with a capacity of almost 30,000 rooms in 35 themed hotels, 1500 restaurants, 100 theaters and what will be the largest hotel in the world (AsiaAsia with 6500 rooms). Tatweer announced that during the first nine hours of the Arabian Travel Market convention in May 2006, it had secured AED 30 billion worth of investment for the Bawadi project. Dubailand itself is planned to cover an area of 3 billion sq ft - twice the size of Disney World in Florida. The first phase is expected to be completed by 2010 when Dubai is expecting 15 million tourists annually. CEO of Bawadi is Arif Mubarak. Hotel resorts include...
- Asia-Asia - largest hotel in the world with 6500 rooms. Based on well-known buildings in Asia.
- Pirates Cove Hotel and Resort - 800m dhs, 800 rooms, deal with Gantoot Start General Trading (that's a real name). Theme has something to do with boats.
- Sand Dunes Hotel - only a 4 star resort but a 5 star supply of sand.
- Wild Wild West Hotel - theme should be obvious from the name.
As of the beginning of 2009, there's little evidence of development (but some spectacular models of Bawadi are on display at property shows). Drive out on the Al Qudra Road to see a few impressive looking roadside displays of the project, some construction fences, a lot of sand, and one project underway - the Meysan residential towers being built by Emaar Properties, a Dubai based property developer. The towers are part of the Asmaran project, an Emaar Bawadi joint venture. There is an Emaar sales office there.
Last update Saturday 30-Aug-2014
- Bawadi Mall Dubai - planned for the Bawadi development.
- www.bawadi.ae - official Bawadi website [offline].
- www.bawadi.com - spam or unrelated to the Bawadi project.
- www.bawadi.info - unofficial information site (mostly copy-paste from other sites), is now spam.