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Local Name:
جزيرة وصل
Budget:
Announced:
19 Mar 2017
Construction Start:
10 Jun 2019
Opening:
2022
Area:
10 ha
Developer:
wasl Asset Management Group
Operator:
MGM Resorts International
Consultants:
BSBG, Mirage Leisure & Development
Designers:
BSBG, Legacy Entertainment, UNStudio
Contractors:
BESIX
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Other Suppliers:

  1. MarkEm is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    Google Earth is updated and now has images from March 2021.


  2. More from that same announcement....

    The bidders for the main contract include ALEC Engineering & Contracting, Arabian Construction Company, ASGC Construction, Belhasa Six Construct and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East), officials from these companies confirmed with Zawya Projects.

    The scope of work involves the construction of a beachfront hotel with 1,400 rooms and apartments, 10 villas, a theatre, retail shops, museums, a beach club and food and beverage facilities, the source said.
    Dubai-based Wasl Hospitality and Leisure, a subsidiary of Wasl Asset Management Group, is expected to award the main construction contract for its MGM Resort, Bellagio and Aria Hotel near Burj Al Arab, Dubai, by mid of first quarter 2021, according to a source close to the project.
    Source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/projects/story/PROJECTS_Dubai_hotel_project_contract_award_likely_in_Q1_2021-ZAWYA20201013041254/


  3. MarkEm is offline resortX Top Investigator
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    This is from late 2019 but you can clearly see the distinctive island taking shape. Does anyone have any more recent photos of the area?





    Source: Google Earth

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    Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officially launched the project on Tuesday.




    Source: https://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/pics-29983-photos-new-luxury-dubai-resort-near-burj-al-arab?pages=4&img=4

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  7. The Island is a 26-acre resort development under-construction in Dubai. Developed by Wasl, The Island includes 3 hotel brands from the MGM portfolio, including MGM Grand, Aria, and Bellagio. BSBG is the project architect, and Legacy Entertainment provided concepts for iconic 'wow features' to unify the resort.














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