Jumeirah Bay Island
Jumeirah Bay Island Area Guide
Jumeirah Bay Island is a six million square foot man-made island located 500 metres off the coast of Jumeirah. The project was developed by Meraas Development LLC, the private development arm of the Dubai government.
The Island is connected to the Jumeirah coast via a 300-metre road bridge.
The Island is a mixed-use development, but the star attraction is the new Bulgari Resort and Residences.
Announced by Meraas in 2014, the development of the Resort was a partnership with the Italian Bulgari brand. It opened in December 2017, followed shortly after by the branded residences contained in six buildings. Bulgari was responsible for the conceptual design and styling of these ultra-luxury mansions and apartments.
The hotel component has 121 keys, with 50 being for the super-premium suites, and 20 hotel villas.
The private villas range from one to three bedrooms and from 175 square metres to 540 square metres in size. They all come with personal butler service and private pools.
There is also the Bulgari Marina & Yacht Club with a harbour for 50 boats, a fish restaurant, a members’ bar, pool and kids club.
This is the first hotel and residences bearing the Italian jeweller’s name anywhere in the Middle East.
In 2017 Bulgari struck some of the most expensive deals for off-plan units in Dubai; two of the Bulgari Residences here fetched Dh60 million and Dh50 million.
Jumeirah Bay Island Construction
Jumeirah Bay Island was created from over eight million cubic metres of sand which is held in place with three million tonnes of stone.
The land reclamation, reported to have cost 100m Euros, was carried out by Van Oord, the Dutch company behind many other famous Dubai island projects such as the Palm Jumeirah, the World Islands and Deira Islands.