London mayor visits The Palm project
The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Gavyn Arthur, paid a visit to The Palm this week, to view the project first hand. The mayor met with Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and chairman of The Palm.
Sulayem outlined the vision of The Palm, which is rapidly taking shape in the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The mayor together with other members of his delegation then took a tour of the first of the two palm tree shaped islands—The Palm, Jumeirah—which is currently 80 percent reclaimed from the sea.
This island is expected to be fully operational towards the end of 2005, and will eventually support 50 luxury hotels, 2,500 exclusive residential beachside villas, up to 2,400 shoreline apartments, two marinas, restaurants, luxury shopping outlets and more. The Mayor was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to promote the City of London as a business center. — (menareport.com)
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