Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Asset management firm Merex Investment has announced a redevelopment of La Mer South, which will be named J1 Beach, with the addition of three brand new seaside experiences – Gigi Rigolatto, Bâoli and Sirene Beach by Gaia – and 10 premium licensed restaurants that visitors can enjoy from sunrise to sunset.
J1 Beach will become a flagship beach resort destination and the first-of-its kind in the region, offering uninterrupted sea views, premium F&B offerings and a cluster of high-end operators in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai.
The redevelopment will ease connectivity for visitors through valet services and ample parking, golf cart shuttle services and green pathways, which are shaded in the day and illuminated at night to create an ideal ambience for beachgoers. Visitors can even arrive by sea via the framed seaside reception.
The new restaurants for the J1 Beach development will make their debut in the UAE and will be completely licensed with day-to-night trade.
Shahram Shamsaee, CEO at Merex Investment Group, said: “J1 Beach is an exciting extension of Dubai, as a leading lifestyle and business destination, and we firmly believe that the addition of the day-to-night seaside lifestyle experiences and restaurants will reimagine the way visitors enjoy an interactive and offering new elevated choices.”
“Merex Investments aims to take destinations to and beyond their business potential by capitalising on prime locations and amplifying the principles of placemaking. The three new additions to J1 Beach will support the growth of local and global partners through the delivery of holistic, convenient and diverse lifestyle assets.”
In line with Merex Investment’s strategic priority to enable people to re-imagine the way they experience the city, the move will enable residents to be part of Dubai’s ever-growing vibrant and lifestyle landscape.
The area will be closed while construction on the destination takes place and is scheduled to open for the public by the end of 2023.