Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
Jumeirah Beach Residence (also known as JBR) is a 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) long, 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi) gross floor area waterfront community located against the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a large residential development and contains 40 towers (35 are residential and 5 are hotels). JBR can accommodate about 15,000 people, living in its apartments and hotel rooms. The Project has 6,917 apartments, from 900 sq ft (84 m2) studios to 5,500 sq ft (510 m2) penthouses. JBR has a total of six residential blocks, Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf and Murjan (in order from east to west).
"The Walk at JBR" restaurant and shopping strip, which is adjacent to the beach behind JBR, is a very popular location for al fresco dining.
There are five hotels, rated as 5 star or 4 star, four of which are purpose-built hotels, while one is a converted residential tower.
The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a 1.7-kilometre strip on the ground and plaza levels of the complex. It was developed by Dubai Properties, was completed by 2007 and opened officially in August 2008. Currently there are around 330 occupants of The Walk, covering a wide range of services and venues, from a number of global brands to many franchised and local businesses, including restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques, department stores, cafes and gyms. These are located over both the ground and plaza levels.
The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a retail complex constructed on the actual beach in front of JBR by Meraas Holding, a company owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The development, comprising four distinct plazas, occupies the bulk of the beachfront between the Hilton and Sheraton hotels and houses a number of levels of parking as well as seventy retail and food and beverage outlets, alongside entertainment facilities.
Bluewaters Island is a man-made island being constructed opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence. The development will comprise hotels, apartments, villas, dining and entertainment facilities, and the Dubai Eye, a 210 m (689 ft) tall Ferris wheel, which will be the tallest in the world when completed. The island will be linked by a highway to Sheikh Zayed Road, and a pedestrian bridge and cable car to Jumeirah Beach Residence. A monorail system will link the island to the Dubai Metro. The Bluewaters Island project is also being developed by Meraas Holding.
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