Local developer Meraas Holding plans to start construction work in its new La Mer development in the Jumeirah area of Dubai in October.

Covering an area of about 950,000 square metres of existing and reclaimed land near to Dubai Drydocks, the development has four zones: a beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island, and South Island. These zones will have commercial, leisure, residential and hospitality buildings. On North Island and South Island there will be residential buildings with a total of 688 apartments and villas as well as a 160-room hotel.

Meraas is developing a range of projects in Dubai including the Pearl Jumeirah Island, Dubai Parks in the Jebel Ali area and the Avenues in Satwa.