The scope of works covers the construction of: a new 4-kilometre-long corniche from the Jumeirah beach hotel to the existing fishing harbours; a beach promenade; new revetment and sheet pile quays; and shoreline protection. The contract also entails the construction of about 7 kilometres of service roads, a car park, life guard station, observation post, beachfront cafe, restaurant and related works. The facilities will take a year to complete.

The consultants are Hyder Consulting (road works) and Mouchel (marine works), both of the UK, and Canada’s Norr Group Consultants International (civil works). The local Al-Khatib Cracknell is the overall consultant.

The client is Dubai Municipality, which plans to upgrade the three fishing harbours in Jumeirah. Bids are under evaluation for a contract to carry out a study on the proposed scheme.

Three UK companies – Halcrow Group, Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick and WS Atkins International – have submitted bids. The design brief ranges from rehabilitation to complete reconstruction of the existing harbours (MEED 9:8:02).