Al Hamra Village Marina

The marina is a part of the Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Village Development--a beachside resort and tranquil escape from bustling Dubai. This website offers info, pictures and reflections from a marina apartment owner.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Marina Blocks, Quick Update

Deadlines missed notwithstanding, construction at the Marina blocks is progressing. A~D are to be completed by October. Will this date also slip? Quite likely, yes! Although these buildings are looking better and better on the outside, interiors still have a long way to go. If the goal were one or two blocks by October, then maybe, but four...?

That being said, this is still an excellent project. Photos from 21 July 2007--click on to enlarge.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Block E

Block F

Block G

Block H (early construction phase)

There is no sign yet of either swimming pools or parking lots (apart from that at Blocks A and B). The Marina Club House is quickly rising, however, and there is some work going on at the boat petrol station and a security kiosk beside the Marina. An engineer onsite did not know anything about supposed plans for any shops in the Marina area.

Marina Club House


Those who are hopeful of timely completion may be disappointed. On examining the interiors--Blocks A, B & G--there is still so much to be done. Most of what remains to be done in A and B are installing cabinets, wardrobes, bathroom fixtures, etc. Some of this is in place, but not all. The public spaces also still need a lot of work, on walls and ceilings and even some floors, with the entry lobbies largely incomplete. In short, it would seem that there is just a whole lot of devil in the details.

Block G, of course, is much further behind, and an end of year completion--as being stated--seems quite unlikely. Then, there is all the infrastructure to be done on the larger property--roadways, parking lots, pools--all in all a lot of work remains. As for landscaping, there isn't any at all yet; this would appear to be many months away as the whole site is still a massive construction zone.

On the other hand, progress is being made. The development on the whole looks great. It is well worth the extra measure of patience to see that all is done well. A project of this sort should not be rushed, even if eventual residents are forced to wait longer.

(Interior photos and pictures of the larger develop will be posted shortly.)


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