Jumeirah Group plans major beachfront development

Jumeirah Group is planning major developments along the stretch of beachfront between Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Both properties are currently the subject of major expansion plans, and, speaking to Dubai Eye 103.8 earlier this week, Jumeirah Group president and CEO Gerald Lawless (pictured) explained the work to come on the coastline linking the two.

“We’re looking at developing and enhancing the whole beachfront area along JBH right through to Madinat Jumeirah, which then in the evenings we will actually have a lot of lifestyle areas open up to the public where they’ll be able to come along that area in the evenings,” he said.

In the wide-ranging interview with Dubai Eye 103.8, Lawless also ramped up speculation about his hospitality group’s plans for Dubai Design District.

“Its early days but Jumeirah is part of Dubai Holding and one of our sister company’s, Tecom, is involved in D3 as its known and we’re talking with them about the operation of maybe more than one hotel in that great location,” he said.

“D3 is so close Dubai Mall, so close to everything that’s happened in the CBD [Central Business District]. I think it will be very exciting for us. It’s very good to use this energy of Dubai Holding by working closely with Tecom on the development. We are very excited about it and very pleased to be working with them.”