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Old February 2nd, 2008, 02:07 PM   #1001
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Nice to see some work going on the spot, thanks Imre for update.

Just a question. Is this the final approved design for this tower?

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Old February 2nd, 2008, 02:11 PM   #1002
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they will change something ,I hope 300m+ , canal was cancelled
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 02:12 PM   #1003
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Thanks for information.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:52 PM   #1004
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this is the latest from the Nakheel:





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Old February 2nd, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1005
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Rightly said

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Originally Posted by nezzybaby View Post
Or see how many people want a beach front property when you have a coastline of 20km or so, this is not about being landlocked, nobody has ever hinted in that direction. This is about increasing the coastline so that they can sell more beach fronted properties. It makes good business sense, when you are trying to create a tourist destination, tourists like being on the beach.

I will be petitioning for you to be banned from these forums dallasbrink, you fail to post anything rellevant, constantly bash dubai, and now have shown a very racist side. Will be PMing mods if it doesnt stop soon.


Exactly.

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Old February 2nd, 2008, 11:05 PM   #1006
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Love the pictures and rendering! I'm curious why did the canal project is canceled? In my opinion, it looks much better than the plaza that shows on this rendering.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 11:20 PM   #1007
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It was practically impossible, most probably (poor watercirculation etc).
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 01:44 PM   #1008
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Al Osaimi Group appoints Wilson Associates as interior designers for AED 1.5 billion luxury resort at The Palm Jumeirah

Leading Kuwaiti real estate developer allocates AED 400 million for furniture, fixture and equipment of maiden offering in the UAE

February 03, 2008

Al Osaimi Group, a leading Kuwait-based developer, has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed interior design firm, Wilson Associates - Singapore, to handle the interior design of its AED 1.5 billion luxury resort, spa and residence project located at the Crescent of The Palm Jumeirah. The developer has allocated a budget of AED 400 million for the furniture, fixture and equipment of its maiden offering in the UAE, which is set to be officially launched in February 2008. The move follows previously announced partnerships with renowned firms to render their expertise in the project, including APCC for contracting and enabling works, PROJACS for project management, and Khatib and Alami for project contracting consultancy services and landscape design.

With initial design work set to commence within the first quarter of 2008, Wilson Associates is set to create a custom interior for the project in line with the Moroccan and Indian-based architectural themes adopted for the five-star family resort and seven-star luxury hotel respectively. The firm has allocated various teams to design and execute the different phases of design from initial concept to project completion. Wilson’s design professionals comprise registered architects, accredited interior designers, renderers, and draftsmen. Wilson Associates is a 23-time winner of the prestigious American Hotel and Motel Association’s “Gold Key Award” for Excellence in hospitality design.
“As the foundation of our inaugural project in the UAE sets new standards in the construction of luxurious hospitality and residential developments, we recognise the importance of our partnerships with the most respected firms in the industry as the driving force behind the impressive pace at which the project has been progressing so far. Wilson Associates has proposed to us an impressive interior design for the resort and hotel facilities, which has truly captured the essence of both Indian and Moroccan cultures while encapsulating the aura of total relaxation and comfort,” said Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi, Chairman of Al Osaimi Group.

Founded in 1975, Wilson Associates has built a strong reputation for its highly specialised interior architectural designs, ranging from award-winning hotels such as the Park Hyatt Dubai to themed resorts and casinos like the Palace of the Lost City, South Africa and the Atlantis in Dubai. At present, the firm has designed and installed more than one million guestrooms in hundreds of hotels worldwide through the expertise of its 350 talented and multi-cultural staff. The firm offers a full range of interior architectural design services, from initial space planning and design to construction documents and construction administration. Utilising the company’s wide range of global resources for its international clientele, Wilson Associates maintains offices in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Johannesburg and Shanghai.

“Our broad experience in luxury hospitality design has been responsible for our extensive reach in the international real estate and construction industry. Maintaining significant partnerships with high profile developers such as the Al Osaimi Group has been one of the determining factors of the success we currently enjoy within this highly competitive market. We are confident that our contribution in integrating such thematic and cultural designs to this wonderful development will exceed the expectations of investors and end-users alike. We are very excited to be involved in The Palm Jumeirah project,” concluded Bernard Himel, Managing Director, Wilson Associates - Singapore.

The luxury resort project, which is being built on approximately 100 million square feet of prime land at the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, comprises a seven-star luxury hotel, a five-star family resort and an upscale residential complex with a total of 180 freehold townhouses and penthouses. Both the hotel and resort will offer luxurious and cutting-edge guestrooms and suites, distinctive dining experiences, private chalets, ballroom and meeting facilities with the latest technological advancements and themed landscaping. In addition, the hotel will also house Dusit’s renowned Deverana Spa, which will offer an authentic Thai-inspired rejuvenation experience exclusive to guests at the hotel.

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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #1009
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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #1010
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I know that everytime I visit any Dubai thread ... I will be impressed and will see the whole new and futuristic world
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Old February 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #1011
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I can't believe the bs that is going on along the coastline in Dubai. Honestly mother nature did what was best and someons ego has come along thiking they can do better. In a few years or decades time after billions have been spent people will realize it was a waste of money. Too bad. The money could have been spent on something that may make a real impact on humanity, instead of the bs that is currently being built.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #1012
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Excuse Dubai for being so rich and investing in the tourism sector. Unlike America, Dubai is thinking of how to entertain the visitors and how to improve conditions for its residents. They have the right to spend the money as they wish, its their money to spend. America is spending billions if not trillions of dollars for a war and the people are in misery. Not to mention Dubai has helped humanity by charity ect. So if you have the right to spend so much money on war why cant Dubai spend for its own needs and for attracting the visitors. Instead of having a place where religion, faiths and where you are from doesnt matter, you want Dubai to spend all of its riches for people outside their country? Why? Ask Saudi Arabia to spend, ask America to spend.. but no, Dubai should spend... I think its ignorant and stupid to assume that its BS. mayb for you it is BS but for the millions of tourists coming here, could be life changing. I appreciate your opinion though.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #1013
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Shadow Reaper, I agree with your opinion but I think Dubai would better invest in new GREEN energy sources etc...
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Old February 9th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #1014
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^ I agree and they are spending on that.. The green city in Abu Dhabi is an example with more to come i am sure.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #1015
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I don't quite like the medium-rise development going on in the palm. Other than that, I find it very impressive!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 06:20 AM   #1016
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Are you talking about the Shoreline Apartments? And if so, why do you not "quite like" them? The height, the color, the location?
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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #1017
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I think Dubai's wealth is essential to sculpt Dubai into the city it is to be. While there are certain things not needed, I think they are merely trying to build their dreams into this desert utopia they are creating.

I don't know many cities at all that spend ALL their money correctly, either...
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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #1018
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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #1019
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Fantastic !!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #1020
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Hello
I'm new to this forum in writing mode, because in reading mode I'm with You since some years, finally decided to register and starting to post, and what better place then this fantastic Dubai post?!?! I love it, I'm really crazy about Dubai, realy want to visit this place one day, and maybe work and live there!
It looks so dynamic, so cosmopolitan, so great! And i really love it hot, dry hot!
I forgot, my name is Raffaele, I'm 30 years old and I'm living and working in Milan, Italy.

Ciao!

p.s. this pictures are soooooo great!
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