A man-made canal city inspired by the Venetian tradition, Dubai Marina is carved into the desert along a 3 kilometre stretch of the Arabian Gulf shoreline in 'new Dubai'. It will accommodate around 120,000 international residents in luxury condominium towers and villas along a waterfront-retail promenade that includes 8 km of landscaped public walkways connecting the various basins. The first phase of the project is composed of six apartment towers (Dubai Marina Towers) and 64 luxury villas connected by a network of rooftop gardens. The second phase of the project will include 200 high rise buildings. Upon completion, it aims to become the world's largest man-made marina.