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Old January 16th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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NAKHEEL

Nakheel to reveal plans for new era of waterfront development at TDIM 2008


Dubai, 14 January 2008: Nakheel, one of the world’s largest privately-held property developers, will showcase plans for its new era of waterfront development at this year’s TDIM 2008 (Tourism Development project & Investment Market), a new exhibition taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre on 20th to 22nd January.

Nakheel will play a key role in the first ever TDIM exhibition with the largest stand in the company’s history, which is approximately the same size as three Olympic swimming pools. A number of new developments will be revealed in exciting shows talking place in two large domes situated within the stand. Nakheel will also unveil a 13 metre-long scale model of Dubai with an updated show, detailing the role the waterfront has played in the growth of Dubai and the major role Nakheel has played in this.

Each of Nakheel’s waterfront projects will be displayed at the exhibition, including the latest addition to Nakheel’s diverse portfolio of projects, Dubai Promenade. A model of the recently launched waterfront community is set to be revealed, which will allow visitors to see how Dubai Promenade will create a virtual peninsula along the emirate’s shoreline anchored by a spectacular five-star wheel-shaped hotel.

Manal Shaheen, Director, Sales, Marketing and Customer Services, said: “Nakheel is thrilled to play such a major role in the first ever TDIM exhibition. As the creator of some of the world’s most iconic developments, TDIM provides a perfect opportunity to showcase our most visionary projects, such as The Palm Jumeirah and The World, but also the exciting new waterfront projects that we are launching this month. The Nakheel stand is the largest that we have ever created in our history and will feature some truly spectacular attractions.”

Fast Future / Global Futures and Foresight (GFF), a strategic futures think tank, which draws on a global network of business, academics, and future thinkers from across the world, will also feature at Nakheel’s stand. Nakheel is currently sponsoring a study conducted by GFF, titled ‘The Future of Travel and Tourism in the Middle East – A Vision to 2020’; seminars discussing this study will also be conducted at the exhibition.

Manal Shaheen added: “The partnership with GFF provides an opportunity for Nakheel to further demonstrate that we are taking positive steps in recognising the long term effects of ongoing development.”


Project updates: The Palm Trilogy


The first residents began moving into The Palm Jumeirah at the end of 2006 and now more than 1,500 homes have been handed over. The Palm Jumeirah’s villas and apartments sold out within days of launch and now yield average premiums of 70-120%. Over the next three to four years, Nakheel will transform The Palm Jumeirah into one of the world’s premier resorts with an average of 25,000 hotel guests and 20,000 visitors a day. There will be 30 five star hotels including Atlantis and Trump Tower, luxury marinas, and a purpose built theatre for Cirque du Soleil. The QE2 will also be located off The Palm Jumeirah.

The Palm Jebel Ali which will add a further 100 kilometres of coastline to Dubai is progressing at a rapid pace. Reclamation on the project began in October 2002 and reclamation of land from the original masterplan is now 100% complete. Reclamation of additions to the original master plan, including the lengthening of fronds and widening of the spine is underway. Primary breakwater construction work was completed in December 2006 by leading engineering company, Jan de Nul, and infrastructure work commenced in April 2007 with the construction of six bridges by Samsung which will connect to the mainland.

At the opposite end of Dubai, The Palm Deira – the newest and largest of the Palm developments – is also progressing well, and in terms of reclaimed land is already bigger than The Palm Jumeirah. Reclamation of the entire project is on schedule to be completed by 2013. The Palm Deira will add 226 kilometres of coastline and will be 4,635 hectares in size. Eighty per cent of The Palm Deira is expected to be for residential purposes. This new ‘city’ will include a wide variety of facilities, amenities and public services, from schools to hospitals, places of worship to recreational facilities, shopping malls to sports amenities for use by up to one million people.

Based four kilometres offshore from Dubai in the Arabian Gulf, one of Nakheel’s most iconic projects, The World, is also progressing at a rapid pace. Land reclamation has now been fully completed and more than half of the total islands available for sale have been sold. Last year saw a huge demand from investors; with almost 50 islands sold. Measuring approximately 9 kilometres in width by 7 kilometres in length, the development covers approximately 931 hectares and adds an additional 232 kilometres of beachfront to Dubai’s coastline. Cost of islands vary depending on size and location, and are currently between $15- $50 million.

just for interesting, Cityscape 2007, Nakheel:


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"A number of new developments will be revealed in exciting shows talking place in two large domes situated within the stand."

Al Burj?
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Al Palm size-reduction no.3?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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Al Burj?
Exiting prospect. We'l see. I guess it does fall into the category of tourism and investment, with a twist anything does .

I think Al Burj is needed, so as to not focus to much of the developments around SZR. Since the city is getting so geographically large, anyway.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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PRESS RELEASE

Tourism Projects worth over AED 700 billion to be showcased at inaugural TDIM

- Region’s first show dedicated to developments and investments in the tourism sector opens on Sunday in Dubai -

Dubai, 16 January 2007: More than 50 leading tourism projects developers displaying projects worth over AED 700 billion and a number of local and international corporate and individual investors, tourism officials, tourism facilities operators, global destination brands and specialists are expected to make the first Tourism Development Projects and Investment Market (TDIM) exhibition in Dubai next week a huge success, Frederic Theux, President, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said.

Addressing a pre-event press conference at the Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Theux said the tourism industry's excellent response to the newly conceived exhibition pointed to the tremendous potential that the sector holds out for further investment and development. The exhibition, to be held from January 20 to 22, will occupy 19,000 square metres at the Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Zabeel Hall & Hall 1.

TDIM 08 is the first-ever show dedicated to developments and investments in the tourism sector and is organized by Reed Exhibitions Middle East. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and DTCM (the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai) are supporters of the show. TDIM sponsors include Nakheel, Dubai World Central (DWC), Falcon City of Wonders, DUBAILAND™ Destination and Emirates Airlines.

Khalid Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Director General of DTCM, said: “TDIM provides an opportunity to address the challenges of boosting investment flows and know-how into the region's tourism sector. As the principal authority for the planning, supervision and development of the tourism sector in Dubai, the DTCM seeks to bring about continuous improvements in our promotion efforts and standards of hospitality. Tourism contributes 30 per cent to Dubai's economy and will play a major role in the emirate's target of tripling its gross domestic product (GDP) to US$112 billion by 2015. Dubai's hotels and apartment hotels last year received about 6.5 million visitors that contributed US$3.5 billion to the emirate's economy.”


The list of participants at the exhibition is led by DTCM (Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing), Nakheel, DWC (Dubai World Central), DUBAILAND™ Destination, Global Village, BAWADI™, Plantation, Universal Studios DUBAILAND, Falcon City of Wonders, Aldar, Sorouh, Al Qudra, Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort, Tamouh, Egyptian Tourism Authority, the Syrian Ministry of Tourism, B&G Hotels & Resorts from Egypt, Travellers, Group RCI, Marina D’or from Spain and Jack Rouse & Associate from the US, among other participants.
Visitors to the inaugural edition of TDIM will include top tourism officials, investors, tourism facility operators, global destination brands, world tourism associations and specialists with interest in taking active part in participating in the development of the MENA region’s tourism sector that has received AED 1.2 trillion in investment commitments so far, Theux said.

Over 4500 visitors from the following countries have pre-registered to attend TDIM 08: Bahrain, Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, Yemen, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Nigeria, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, the US and Argentina.

“TDIM will provide visitors a preview of major, upcoming tourism projects in the region, while drawing attention to key industry issues via the specialist seminars that will be addressed by top speakers. In addition, leading exhibitors will also address ‘show-case’ seminars at the show to inform and involve global tourism destination brand operators and big-ticket investors who are expected to attend the event”, he added.

Theux also stated that Reed’s research had shown that there is growing international interest in the region’s tourism market over the last few years and the sector is likely to grow phenomenally over the coming years. Quoting from a Reed market survey conducted in 2006, Theux said that estimated investments of more than AED 1.2 trillion have already been committed to tourism-related projects in the GCC that are expected to be completed by 2018.

“The sector however needs more investment, expertise and resources to be channelled on an ongoing basis in order for the region’s tourism potential to effectively leveraged. TDIM has been conceived as an annual platform for local and international investors and key stakeholders from tourism and associated industries to meet, discuss and build new partnerships that will facilitate knowledge-sharing, networking and investments”, he said.

In an effort to provide global investors with opportunities to evaluate potential investment prospects in the region’s tourism projects sector, Reed has also introduced an innovative initiative branded HICE (Hosted Investors & Corporate End-Users) at TDIM.

“HICE provides a networking platform for TDIM exhibitors and senior decision-makers from global tourism project development companies, major banks, investment houses and tourism franchisee owners who will be hosted guests at the event. Top-end investors have the opportunity to come face to face with leading industry players and gain first-hand knowledge about the sector and projects. The exhibitors will have the rare opportunity to promote their projects directly to investors. The programme was conceived to facilitate direct contacts between high-end global investors and potential tourism sector projects as Reed’s market study pointed to the need for such a platform”, said Ara Fernezian, Show Manager, TDIM 08.
TDIM’s extensive seminar programme will feature leading international and local speakers including Jean Claude Baumgarten - President, World Travel & Tourism Council and Saleh Al Geziri - Director of Overseas promotion at Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing; Government of Dubai, both of whom will address keynote sessions, Charlie Bray - CEO, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Darrell Metzger - CEO Ruwaad, and the IAAPA Vice Chairman, Nick Turner - Regional Managing Director, Group RCI, Keith James - President and Partner, Jack Rouse Associates and Alistair Gosling - CEO of Extreme Group, UK. ‘Showcase seminars’ will be presented by representatives from Nakheel, Dubailand, DWC, Falcon City of Wonders, Al Qudra, Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort, Tamouh, Hydra Properties, Aldar, Sorouh, Al Hanoo Holding and B&G resorts.
The specialist seminars will run between 2 pm and 6 pm on the 20th of January. Showcase seminars will take place between 11 am and 4 pm on the 21st and the 22nd. The TDIM exhibition will be held in Hall 1 and Zabeel Hall at the Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre. Exhibition timings are 10 AM to 6 PM, 20th to 22nd January, 2008.


Of the AED 1.2 trillion in investment commitment that the tourism projects sector has attracted, GCC countries account for approximately AED 1 trillion or more than 85 percent of the value. The UAE is the dominant player in the region’s tourism development with an 85 percent share of the total value of announced projects, amounting to AED 858 billion. Of this amount, tourism projects in Dubai total up to over AED 450 billion, more than 50 percent of the value of UAE projects.

Oman, with AED 61 billion in tourism project investments, and Qatar, with AED 31.1 billion, occupy the second and third slots among GCC countries. Bahrain (AED 20.77 billion), Saudi Arabia (16.44 billion) and Kuwait (12.67 billion) have also managed to attract significant investments into tourism project development. The figures exclude infrastructure costs such as power plants and transport networks.

The AED 1 trillion worth of projects in the GCC are expected to occupy an estimated area of 737 million square meters when complete. The UAE’s tourism projects are spread over 558 million square meters – more than 75 percent of the GCC total.

Elsewhere in the region, projects in North Africa, primarily in Egypt, Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia, are valued at AED 128 billion while those in the Levant (Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) amount to AED 77 billion.

Background on Reed Exhibitions:

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer and brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world in 2006, generating billions of dollars in business. Reed organizes exhibitions, conferences and meetings in 34 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific through 37 fully staffed offices. Its portfolio of over 460 events across 52 industry sectors include leading travel and tourism industry events such as the Arabian Travel Market and the World Travel Market.
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I think chances are high that there will be a lot of focus on Dubailand. Will you be there Imre?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #7
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Yes, I will be there.

We will see new Al Bawadi masterplan as well
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The "world landmarks copying project"? I really hope they do something with Al Bawadi, i dont know what, but something to make it have som class and not appear to be a cheap plagiarization as a result of lack of ideas .

It would be quite appropriate if such a development was associated with The World islands though.

EDIT: oh, i see it is a mixture of buildings representing different cultures and geographical areas in the development, and not models of famous buildings.
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well done

6 is the right answer.

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Thank god you're at work and not (let say) in the shower when you (finger) counted them ... the result would have been very different otherwise.
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Under the Direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Nakheel announces its Initiative for Better Coastal Futures

- Nakheel to invest AED500 million over five years in sustainability initiative, Blue Communities

Dubai, 20 January 2008: Nakheel, one of the world’s largest privately-held property developers, has unveiled its plans for a major sustainability project, Blue Communities, launched under the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The Blue Communities initiative was announced last night (19 January) at a VIP event hosted by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, Nakheel.

Reflecting its status as a pioneer in waterfront development, Nakheel is committing AED500million over five years, plus its expertise and experience, to raise awareness of issues specific to coastal development, engaging thought leaders, NGOs and other stakeholders to take an active role in developing the Blue Communities initiative.

Speaking at the event, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, Nakheel said:

“It is our honour to launch Blue Communities, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.

Blue Communities is a call to action. Almost two thirds of the world’s population live in coastal communities and a large amount of development is taking place in these locations. As such there is a need for significant investment in research, development and positive transformation of these environments. The long term aim is for Blue Communities to provide leadership in the development of sustainable coastal communities

Our investment of 500 million dirhams demonstrates Nakheel’s commitment to this new initiative.”

The investment will fund research and development activity, and promote active engagement with international experts on the issues of sustainable development, construction, management and governance of coastal communities around the world.

“Nakheel is still a young company, formed in 2001, yet in that short time, we have achieved a great deal. We are known worldwide as an innovator, building icons and landmarks for the future. We are a leader in the region and internationally and we have written the rulebook on waterfront development. We now want to take that pioneering approach and apply it to the creation of Blue Communities..”

The launch event, which was attended by 500 leading figures from government, industry and media, was held in a specially constructed dome on the beachfront behind Nakheel’s Sales Centre by The Palm Jumeirah.

The principles of Blue Communities also underpin two incredible new projects previewed at the event in their initial concept stages. These projects will be unveiled by Nakheel at TDIM 2008 (Tourism Development project & Investment Market) event, which opens today (20-22 January 2008).

Nakheel will play a key role at the first ever TDIM exhibition, with the largest stand in the company’s history. Nakheel’s new waterfront developments will feature in two large domes situated within the stand. Nakheel will also unveil a 13 metre-long scale model of Dubai with an updated show, detailing the role the waterfront has played in the growth of Dubai and the major role Nakheel has played in developing its vision.

All of Nakheel’s waterfront projects will be displayed at the exhibition, including another recent addition to Nakheel’s diverse portfolio of projects, Dubai Promenade. A model of this newly launched waterfront community will allow visitors to see how Dubai Promenade will create a virtual peninsula along the emirate’s shoreline, anchored by a spectacular wheel-shaped five-star hotel.
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What has Nakheel done to our coast, terrible terrible
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Just PR bullshit, if I ever saw it.
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i wonder does the weather allow for enjoying living on those costal islands?..................or would u have to admire the view from behind glass?
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New project, called The Universe, off shore islands between PJ and PD.... <yawn> got bored half way through, read here: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50860...d-mega-project
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