Dubai to build Sunset Promenade, a huge new floating island beach complex

Dubai has announced its latest megaproject in the shape of Sunset Promenade, a sprawling cluster of floating islands.

The 190,000 square metre project will connect Jumeirah Beach with the Dubai Water Canal. The family-friendly beach destination is the latest mega project to be unveiled. And comes as Dubai officially opens to tourists from July 7.

Sunset Promenade

The series of floating islands were first announced last year. But the RTA has just released a new video showing the development in greater detail.

Dubai Sunset Promenade is a 1km long stretch of beach, sandy hills and gentle grass-covered slopes. The development will also feature plenty of shops, cafes and parking spaces.