Dubai's Eye in the Sky



Residents of JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), the Palm and Dubai Marina  have now become used to living with the mammoth structure being raised in their back yards, as Dubai brings up another landmark in the series of the world’s biggest and best. Ain Dubai, or the Dubai Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel which beats similar offerings – such as Las Vegas High Roller, London Eye and the Singapore Flyer – to the crown.


So What Does the Bluewaters Island Offer?

Bluewaters is Dubai’s 7th man-made island which connects to mainland Dubai via a bridge. The dedicated 4-lane bridge connects the island directly to Sh. Zayed Road – cutting through the infamous dense traffic of Dubai Marina and JBR. Other access options include a Water Bus and an innovative, driverless Group Rapid Transport system (GRTS). The GRTS will have 25 autonomous vehicles ferrying 2,500 people an hour in each direction on a 4.5 minute journey between Bluewaters and the Dubai Metro. There is also a 265-metre long pedestrian bridge that links the island to more lifestyle amenities at The Beach on JBR.


Apart from the Ain Dubai, the Bluewaters island offers a host of retail, residential, hospitality, entertainment and F&B zones which bolster the investment potential of the area. Ten low-rise residential buildings offer apartments consisting of one to four bedroom options and 17 Townhouses which are strategically placed to maximize views of the open sea. Residents will experience a vibrant lifestyle in Bluewaters, as this trendy community is going to have 200 retail and dining outlets, leisure and entertainment venues and a lively plaza that will host artists from all over the world.

Bluewaters promises a life that blends waterfront living and an urban lifestyle with an assortment of unique apartments, penthouses, and townhouses. Homeowners will live in a community that features a private landscaped garden podium, four swimming pools, changing facilities, a children’s pool, splash pad, play area, two basketball courts, two gyms and a dedicated fitness area. Bluewaters' construction is approaching a 75% milestone with 90% of the buildings currently undergoing the façade work. Five major projects are currently underway including the iconic centerpiece - Ain Dubai that will reach heights over 210 metres. Two new Hotel resorts are also under construction and will open with the rest of the development in Q1 2018. 

Watching Over The Eye

Although investing in property that’s actually located on the island remains the best idea due to the limited supply, there are a host of other projects that offer an equally good opportunity. Building on their privileged location that allows them to offer a prized view over the Eye, a few notable projects are listed below.


Address JBR 


Address,JBR is located at the far end of JBR and Dubai Marina. This Twin Tower development comprises of a hotel and a residential tower. The new project is an extension of the Address Hotels brand of Emaar and is an exclusive property built on the last available plot on the beach in JBR. Buyers are able to choose from one to five bedroom contemporary style apartments that offer spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline. Features to watch for - direct beach access, a rooftop infinity pool and a lounge at the top level.



One-JBR is built on the first plot of JBR, situated closer to the Le Royal Meridian. It is a luxurious offering that stands out from the rest of the JBR development due to its unique architecture and layout enabling each apartment to have a panoramic sea view. The beach-side residential tower offers very spacious two, three and four bedroom apartments and five bedroom penthouses. The higher floors in the tower enjoy the coveted view of the Ain Dubai and the island, albeit from a distance. Resort style facilities such as concierge service, valet parking and a beach front recreation area for the residents including pool, kid's pool, play area and relaxation spots add to the luxury lifestyle that One - JBR offers.


One Palm 

The One Palm by Omniyat has the distinction of being situated on the premier plot of Palm Jumeirah, looking over the new upcoming landmark. Enormous 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments combine contemporary urban living spaces with landscaped gardens and water features throughout the masterfully designed building. Each of these apartments runs through the width of the building, and provides splendid views through floor to ceiling windows. The One Palm offers indoor restaurants, a state-of-the-art outdoor cinema, residents only cigar lounge, a library, swimming pools, children’s areas, beach access etc. making it a truly unique and ultra luxurious residential experience.  


XXII Carat Villas 

Going higher up the ladder of luxury, XXII Carat Villas is located at the far end of the Palm Crescent. With seven bedrooms and large garden spaces, these Italian-Mediterranean style villas have built areas starting 9900 sq. ft and are priced upwards of 38 million. 16 villas will have direct views of Ain Dubai and the lovely skyline of the Dubai Marina. All that remains is to pick one of the best units in the communities surrounding the Eye and start enjoying the completion of Dubai’s next iconic landmark. With 7 bedrooms and large garden spaces, the Italian-Mediterranean styled villas have built areas starting 9900 sq. ft and are priced upwards of 38 million. Sixteen of these villas have direct views over Ain Dubai, and the lovely skyline of the Dubai Marina.

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