Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Project Management, Engineering Services
Sometimes called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Palm Jumeirah, one of three man-made islands off the coast of Dubai, is part of Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to diversify the economy of Dubai. The spectacular palm-shaped archipelago comprises 17 fronds and a surrounding island breakwater island called The Crescent, all of which is connected to the mainland by a trunk island. Tetes Fakiani. The Palm Jumeirah, which doubled Dubai’s shoreline and created an ultra-luxury resort and residential community, will ultimately be home to 60,000 people and a host of world-class hotels and tourist attractions.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provided project management and engineering services for the development of roads, bridges, marine structures, utilities, power and water/wastewater facilities, as well as vehicular and utility tunnels for the Palm, which received its first residents in 2006. Parsons Brinckerhoff also provided project management services for a 3.4-mile-long (5.4-kilometer-long) monorail that connects the Palm to the mainland.