A three billion dollar project to construct the world’s largest man-made islands in Dubai is one of the most ambitious tourism projects undertaken globally for the next decade. The Palm development project, on reclaimed land off Dubai’s Arabian Gulf coastline, is creating two distinct palm-shaped islands, The Palm Jumeirah and The Palm Jebel Ali, both linked to the mainland.
With an emphasis on quality lifestyle for its residents, it will also incorporate a major tourism element in its concept and design. This element will be characterized by a mix of marinas, hotels, shopping malls, a golf course, cinemas, themed attractions, including a marine park featuring dolphins and killer whales, and a futuristic monorail.
At The Hotel Show 2002, to be held at Airport Export Dubai, May 20-22, international hotel industry’s providers will be exposed to the service provision possibilities of the Palm development project, which includes up to 89 hotels. “The Palm will form a major feature at this year’s exhibition,” said Joanne Evans, director of the exhibition organizers, Streamline Marketing.
Running alongside it will be a two-day conference tackling challenges facing the Middle East hotel industry. The Hotel Show was last year acquired by dmg World Media, a subsidiary of FTSE100 company, The Daily Mail & General Trust. — (menareport.com)
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