The land excavation works for Phase 3 of Azizi Riviera, Azizi Developments flagship project in Meydan One, have commenced.

Basement works for Phases 1 and 2 are progressing rapidly, with the first two phases on track for completion by first quarter of 2019, according to a recent update by the developer.

The project, which will have a total of 69 mid-rise buildings, comprising 16,000 units of studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, will be completed in four phases.

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Phases 3 and 4 are scheduled to be delivered by the third quarter of 2019.

Last month, Prestige Constructions was awarded a contract worth $259m (AED952m) for the construction of Phase 3 of the project.

The company was commissioned to build 13 mid–rise buildings with mixed heights of eight and ten floors. Work on Phase 3 began on 1 April.

Mirwais Azizi, chairman of Azizi Group, said: “Azizi Riviera represents our flagship project in Dubai – and we are pleased to announce that it is progressing rapidly as planned.

“We have received tremendous response for both of our mega projects, Azizi Riviera and Azizi Victoria, at the International Property Show in Dubai and Cityscape in Abu Dhabi.

“This further reinforces the strong demand for community-based projects in the UAE,” he added.

Azizi Riviera is a mixed-use development located in Meydan One which will include a retail district, leisure, and entertainment options.