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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #21
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Indian cricket hero Yuvraj Singh is ‘on top of The World’ after award win

Dubai, 14 September, 2008 – Indian cricket star, Yuvraj Singh, has visited The World, a collection of islands off the coast of Dubai and planted an Indian flag on the ‘India’ island. Singh was visiting this luxury development to celebrate a top cricket award win. Last week, he had been at the glittering LG ICC Awards ceremony in Dubai where he collected the inaugural Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Award for a unique feat in Twenty20 International cricket. Last year he stunned the world when he hit six consecutive sixes for India off England’s Stuart Broad in the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.

The ICC Awards are now in their fifth year and this is the first time the event has been held in Dubai. Yuvraj Singh was selected for his award by a panel of some of the greats of the game.

The private and resort islands are sold by invitation only to chosen individuals who will leave their legacy with this epic development and want to own one of the most desirable and exclusive addresses on the planet. The World has been built by Nakheel, a Dubai World company and one of the world’s largest and most innovative real estate developers. The development was originally revealed in 2003, when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced a global landmark - 300 hundred islands reclaimed from the sea in the shape of the world map.

From 2010 more than 40 luxury resorts will start to open. Different world class brands and names will offer fine dining, spas and luxury boutiques, idyllic vacation homes, spectacular marina, yacht and beach clubs and scuba diving, snorkeling and dive centres.


Nakheel recently revealed that 90 per cent of islands on The World have been sold.


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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #22
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Old September 16th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #23
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Pangkor Laut luxury resort in Dubai

DUBAI: A group of companies is developing another Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village on the prestigious "The World" development, taking shape four kilometres off the Jumeirah coastline of Dubai.

Potential investors and the media had a glimpse of what is on offer as the luxury resort being developed by City-D Development, together with its partners, was unveiled recently.

The project is modelled after the award-winning Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia which is managed by YTL Hotels & Properties.





Designed by architect and engineering firm, Agostine and Raphael Group, the resorts development, fit-out and designers included Bang & Olufsen, Bagnaresi and ABB. The Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia, managed by YTL Hotels and Properties, will also incorporate their own ideas to the resort.

According to a statement, the Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort, Residence & Spa Village is being built on a 1.6 million sq ft island plot in the heart of The World.

The resort component offers 120 deluxe guest rooms, 20 fully-equipped luxury beachfront villas, shopping gallery, restaurants, aquapark and what is said to be a first for Dubai - an underwater nightclub.

The residential component under the Pangkor Laut Luxury Residence & Spa Village will offer 92 apartments, 20 attached beach villas with private pools and 28 independent luxury villas with private marinas.

Residents will be able to enjoy various facilities such as the community club, spa village and gourmet food boutique.

"Pangkor Laut will offer investors and guests a unique opportunity to experience island lifestyle on one of the most iconic projects on the planet," said Sofia Zigangirova, chief executive officer of Stars Dome Realty, the real estate agent for the project.



Pangkor Laut
Location: The World


An ideally holiday for family, fun and leisure time, the 153,818 square meter complex, Pangkor Laut is a community that includes everlasting moments of relaxation, in an environment constantly celebrating hospitality, vacationing and easy living.

Sight of luxurious hotel, surrounded by lavish villas, both harmoniously composed towards the Arabian Gulf as well as to the marina, the Hotel and its attached villas are customized in modern fashion to meet a large array of taste.

Facing the hotel, another attraction stands proudly. The services apartments, the penthouses and the surrounding charming services villas also offer some of the best views of the marina and to the sea.

Their community center for gathering is also at close proximity and caters for their daily needs. Sailing through the marina, an elegant structure stands as stands as gateway into the heart of the complex, bridging the hotel to the service apartments. Finally, connected together through pedestrian and walkways, the five islands are also home of luxurious bay-view residential villas designed to cater for a prestigious lifestyle beyond imagination.

Quite the opposite of the majority of spas today that focus on individual therapies, this one is designed to celebrate communal healing & treatment.

Here without doubt, water is the key element; it sculpts its way through the complex in a straight line towards the reception area and creates another ring of water in the core of the structure that provides the space of communal healing and medical ceremony.



Pangkor Laut Luxury Hotel
Indulge yourself in a sanctuary of supreme lifestyle in the middle of the sea. An exclusive hotel awaits you, to tame your senses and relax your nerves.

Stretching out onto the crystal blue sea and the clear sky, it also provides you with an extended view of both the sea and the marina, wherever you are.

Pangkor Laut development will contain 8 restaurants and bars.

Four of them in the hotel and residence premises and 3 in the entertainment complex which can accommodate more than 3,000 guests in 24/7 operation.

The unique under water night club will be one of the landmarks in the World Islands.
http://www.pangkor-laut.com/
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Old September 16th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #24
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OK. WTF is with the Australian island placements. I know its not meant to be super accurate but come on, its like the developers are just picking names of places they are vaguely aware of that exist in Australia and assigning them to islands.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #25
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... are just picking names of places they are vaguely aware of that exist in Australia and assigning them to islands.
That is exactly what they are doing, and i'm surprised it shocks or offends anyone.
EDIT: I suppose it would be a bit better if New Zealands north island was above it's south one rather than the other way round but still

What is more of a worry for me is the way the project is looking less and less like the world on every render. It has gone from a collection of small round islands to a mismatch of varying shaped and sized islands which no longer look anything like the world we live in. Very dissapointing really, I like this idea from the outset but i am gradually going off it as the months pass.

I mean the middle east is twice the size of europe, Asia looks like a giant archipelego, mauritius and the maldives are bigger than the whole of india, the islands towards the north of canada look like a giant disease. Honestly when I look at that masterplan I find it nearly impossible to make out the world any more, very dissapointing!
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Old September 19th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #26
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all i want is 1 island! pleeeaassseee! I'l even take Molokai!
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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #27
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WTF is with Darwin???? Random....
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Old September 20th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #28
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They could have at least tried to get the names right. There is everything wrong in Australia. The worst is Papua New Guinea south of Australia.
And Galapagos south of Easter island? WTF
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 11:24 AM   #29
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Yeah, and Singapore should be south of Malaysia, not next to Shanghai

But I would love to have Taiwan or Thailand.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:42 PM   #30
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lol...what's up with Georgia??

It is located between Iran and Iraq...


Anyway, I like this project.
If I had the money...


Edit: Ok, ok, "Georgia", former USSR...I forgot about that.
wrong place anyway..
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:43 PM   #31
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What a name, Georgia
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What the hell is wrong with Australia and new Zealand? like, Queensland where South Aussie should be?? the company didn't do well in school geography!
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Notice how North Island (NZ) is south of the South Island.
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.... and Papua New Guinea is exactly where Tasmania should be.

Does anyone know where this map came from? I hope it was not an official map by Nakheel.
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thats all pretty gross looking
do we have any earlier renders?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #38
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lol at Australia, completely wrong geography.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #39
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who cares, the project was never planned to be an exact copy of our world
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who cares, the project was never planned to be an exact copy of our world
Sorry, but its not just a little inaccurate, its completely wrong. Its not very difficult to look at a map and get the names at least roughly right.

Its like installing a company logo on a billion EUR skyscraper with the wrong spelling.
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