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Damac Properties extends The Drive at Akoya

Outdoor shopping and entertainment attraction will stretch 2.5km

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Damac Properties has announced the extension of The Drive at Akoya, making it one of the longest outdoor shopping and entertainment options in Dubaiand the region.

Reflective of La Rambla in Barcelona or Piccadilly in London, The Drive at Akoya will now be extended to stretch 2.5km through the luxury development Akoya by Damac.

The Drive at Akoya will now include convenience community retail, high street retail, innovative food and beverage outlets in addition to multiple entertainment attractions suitable for all ages.

The announcement of the extension comes after the success of the initial launch of The Drive at Akoya.

Originally 1.3km long, the new extended attraction will start from the "Catwalk", a community convenience retail centre located near the entrance of Akoya by Damac and anchored by the Waitrose chain. It will then take you along the various attractions including the outdoor ice-skating rink, outdoor cinema, the miniature golfing attraction and the interactive children's entertainment area. It will pass the hotels from NAIA by Damac and Damac Maison and then stretches further through a large spectacular curve hosting low rise golf view apartmentsf eaturing markets reminiscent of old Dubai before reaching a unique food and beverage experience presented through strategically located outlets directly overlooking the golf course of the Trump International Golf Club, Dubai.

''We have seen such a positive response from our customers to The Drive at Akoya that we have decided to evolve the concept further. This includes the lengthening of the experience in addition to the mix of attractions,'' said Niall McLoughlin, senior vice president, Damac Properties. ''We are confident that The Drive at Akoya will become one of popular attractions for everyone living in Dubai and for all visitors from abroad."

Select units on the extension of The Drive at Akoya, starting at just over AED550,000 ($149,000), will go on sale at a VIP launch event on Wednesday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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