Local property developer Nakheel, part of Dubai World, plans to build a new residential development between Sheikh Zayed road and Emirates road in Dubai. Construction is due to begin in early 2007.

Known as Jumeirah Park, the project will be adjacent to Jumeirah Islands. It involves the construction of 2,000

villas ranging in size from three

to five bedrooms, a central retail centre and municipal

buildings.

Spread over 3.2 square kilometres, construction will

be phased with the first villas ready by 2009.

Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) is the consultant; US-based EDSA prepared the masterplan; the local Al-Khatib Cracknell (AKC) is the landscape consultant; and Australias Bovis Lend Lease is the project manager.

Dubai-based Palm Water

will build a sewage treatment plant (STP) to serve Jumeirah Park.

The proposed plant will

have capacity of at least 150,000 cubic metres a day and will also

serve Nakheels Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Village and Jumeirah Islands developments. The local office of KEO International Consultants is the consultant.