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Living Legends Area Guide

Living Legends is a freehold project by Saudi developer Tanmiyat in DubaiLand just north of Global Village.

Spread over 14 million square feet the project includes 500 villas surrounding a 9-hole golf course and 12 low-rise buildings containing over 2,000 apartments. The scheme also includes three office towers, a 150-shop retail centre, a nursery, kindergarten, primary school and a mosque.

When complete Living Legends will be home to 20,000 people.

The term ‘Living Legends’ is a hangover from the days when this place was to have been a massive theme park; now the Legends are the apartment buildings, named Sinbad, Caesar, Shakespeare, Hercules and so on.

Launched in 2007 and subject to an almost immediate go-slow, it wasn’t until 2016 that the first villas and apartments were handed over, although work on the golf course and associated landscaping was still in progress.

Living Legends will eventually have its own mall which will be attached to a new twin-tower apartment project called Skyline. Both of these were scheduled for completion in 2018, but that is not going to happen.

Living Legends Amenities

Facilities and amenities in the 14 million sq ft development will include 150 shops, a 4-star boutique hotel, a 9-hole golf course, a jogging track, two football pitches, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, a cycling track, a rehabilitation centre, and 13 swimming pools.

Dunecrest American School in Dubai opens in September 2018 and there will also be a nursery, and three mosques.

The 12 residential towers will each have its own swimming pool and fully equipped gym.

History of Living Legends

When it was first announced in November 2004 Living Legends was to have comprised three world-class theme parks, four themed hotels, a golf course and an office complex. The theme parks, ‘Legends-DubaiLand’, were to have been Legends of Arabia, Legends of Nature and Legends of the World, ‘all inspired by the magic of mythology, natural wonders, and sensational places on the planet’.

The Legends theme was also to have continued through the hotels, three of which would have been based on Arabian, Caribbean and Medieval concepts had not the fickle finger of fate dealt this project and many others in DubaiLand a cruel blow in the form of the global financial crisis of 2008.

The golf course survived the inevitable downscaling as did the office element, albeit without its original fetching soubriquet “Trade Legends”.

In June 2016 the first phase comprising 184 villas and one apartment tower was handed over, six years later than originally forecast.

Living Legends Masterplan

Living Legends Construction

Phase 1, comprising 184 villas and 144 apartments, was handed over in June 2016.

Phase 2 comprising 500 villas and 144 apartments was completed in June 2018.

Phase 3 villas are looking to complete in 2021.

Of the 12 apartment buildings, two have been handed over and a further eight are in various stages of construction

Living Legends Location Map

Buildings in Living Legends

Companies Associated with Living Legends

Tanmiyat Global (Developer)

Other projects in Dubai that Tanmiyat Global are associated with include The Court Tower, Exchange Tower, Hercules, Cleopatra, Aladdin, Shakespeare, Queen Sheba, Rapunzel, Sinbad, Cinderella, Caesar, Marco Polo, Alibaba, Skyline Towers and Napoleon.

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