UAE uncovers Palm Island project

Published May 9th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Opening the Arab Travel Market conference last week, the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Makhtum, uncovered the planned Palm Island (Jazirat Al-Nakhlah) Tourism Project.  


The project, to be funded by large government investments, is considered one of the major tourism ventures in the world and consists of establishing two islands. The islands, whose combined area equals 110 million square meters, will be shaped as palm trees. 


The first, for which plans have already been prepared, will house 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, as well as trade centers, water parks and other leisure facilities. The second island, for which planning will begin in the near future, will be similar in character. 


Shaikh Al-Makhtum opened the Arab Travel Market recently at the Dubai International Conventions Center. More than 700 tourism and travel businesses from 76 countries attended the event, along with a large number of national companies. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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