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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - PALM ISLAND PROJECT

Anchor Marina on Palm Jumeirah set to open

Posted on 05/01/2009

The luxury Anchor Marina, the first operational marina on Palm Jumeirah providing state-of-the-art facilities to yacht owners from all over the world, is set to open in the first quarter of 2009; this was announced on Sunday by Island Global Yachting (IGY), the luxury marina developer and management company. The 590 berths located on both the East and West side of Anchor Marina for yachts between 10-30 m in length will be limited to one berth per person, and berthing agreements are for a ...  >>MORE

Palm Deira project to be completed in 2014

Posted on 10/11/2008

Reclamation of The Palm Deira is expected to finish in 2014 and land equivalent to three Palm Jumeirahs has been reclaimed so far, said a senior official yesterday. "We are currently focusing on the area closest to the Deira side, which will be known as the Deira Island Front. The satellite images of the project show work in progress. The Deira Island front itself is as big as The Palm Jumeirah and spread over five million sqm. We have currently reclaimed land equivalent to three Palm ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah to get first marina

Posted on 18/09/2008

Luxury marina developer, Island Global Yachting (IGY) on Wednesday announced that the first marina on Palm Jumeirah, Anchor Marina is on schedule to open this December. IGY will also be launching an online auction site to lease berths in this marina to owners and residents of Palm Jumeirah. Anchor Marina will comprise 590 berths, destined for use by yachts measuring 10 metres to 30 metres in length. The marina will also include concrete pontoons with modern technology such as LED ...  >>MORE

Work on QE2's home in Dubai starts in September

Posted on 28/07/2008

Nakheel will begin work on a luxury marina development project in September to house the world-famous cruise liner QE2, the company said in a statement yesterday. QE2, which was purchased last year by Nakheel's parent organisation Dubai World for $100 million, will travel to Dubai from Southampton, England in November and anchor at a palatial pier stretching 300 metres out of the turn side of Palm Jumeirah. Completion of the entire marina project is slated for 2011 while reclamation work for ...  >>MORE

Nakheel sales innovation continues with Jumeirah Islands auction

Posted on 10/07/2008

Nakheel, a Dubai World company and one of the world's largest and most innovative real estate developers, has continued its innovation in property sales with the Jumeirah Islands auction success - the company's first ever auction for private residences. During the private auction Nakheel received bids from pre-registered buyers for luxurious Mansions located in Jumeirah Islands, providing the last opportunity to purchase villas at the hugely successful development. The highest bid fetched ...  >>MORE

Nakheel to house 3 million

Posted on 17/06/2008

Nakheel expects to deliver homes for three million people over the next five years, according a top company official. Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of Nakheel, the project's developer, said: "Over the next five years our activities will be focused on Dubai. We will be delivering homes for three million people across 3.5 billion sq ft of land and have plenty to keep us occupied." He said that currently the real estate developer has more than US$80bn of land under development. Palm Jumeirah ...  >>MORE

IFA Hotels & Resorts and Nakheel launch first office space on Palm Jumeirah

Posted on 08/06/2008

IFA Hotels & Resorts and joint venture partner Nakheel have announced the launch of the first office space on the Palm Jumeirah at The Palm Golden Mile. The freehold offices will be sold by private auction in Dubai. The property sale will offer bidders an opportunity to buy the only freehold office space available on the Palm Jumeirah to date, in addition to a selection of boutique offices and residential penthouse apartments on the much sought after Palm Golden Mile development. "As the ...  >>MORE

The Palm Jumeirah's Marina Residences at 20% completion

Posted on 02/10/2007

Nakheel, one of the world's largest real-estate developers, has announced that the Marina Residences development on The Palm Jumeirah is now 20% complete. The handover of units is expected to take place at the end of 2008. Ground work commenced on Marina Residences' six towers, located at the tip of The Palm Jumeirah's trunk, in September 2006. With foundation works completed, the six structures have emerged out of the ground and mechanical, electrical and plumbing works in each tower have ...  >>MORE

Nakheel completes more than half of ground work at Palm Jebel Ali

Posted on 15/08/2007

Property developer Nakheel says it has completed more than half of the ground improvement works at The Palm Jebel Ali. The company is currently using a technique known as vibrocompaction, where specially designed vibrating probes increase the bearing capacity of the soil, making it ready for construction. The work aims to ensure that no land subsidence can take place in the future. Currently 18 vibroprobes are being used at the site, each weighing approximately 2,600 kilograms and capable of ...  >>MORE

Nakheel appoints Singapore firm to operate Palm Jumeirah rail

Posted on 02/08/2007

Nakheel has appointed SMRT Engineering Pte Ltd (SMRTE), a subsidiary of Singapore-based SMRT Corporation Ltd, to prepare for the operation and maintenance of the 5.45 kilometre, Dh1.4 billion monorail on the Palm Jumeirah island. "The monorail will serve about 20,000 day visitors, 30,000 Palm Jumeirah residents in addition to 25,000 hotel guests who will reside in 14,000 hotel rooms," a Nakheel spokesperson told Gulf News. SMRT Corporation which operates Singapore's Bukit Panjang Light Rail ...  >>MORE

Work on Phase 1 of Palm Deira Corniche begins

Posted on 27/07/2007

The Palm Deira, the third and the largest of the Palm-shaped islands, has started work on the first phase of its Palm Deira Corniche, being developed at a cost of about Dh300 million. The nine kilometre-long and 30-metre wide Corniche will comprise a string of leisure facilities, parks and a marina when fully complete. Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World and Nakheel Properties, developers of Palm Deira, said: "Unique projects like the Palm Islands will boost the tourism ...  >>MORE

Samsung wins Dh1.28b Palm Jebel Ali deal

Posted on 24/07/2007

Nakheel, the real estate developer behind Dubai's three Palm islands, has awarded a $350 million (Dh1.28 billion) contract to South Korea's Samsung Corp for infrastructure work on the Palm Jebel Ali. Samsung, which is working on the world's tallest building Burj Dubai, will build six of the eight bridges connecting the Dubai mainland to the Palm tree-shaped island's "trunk" and "crescent" sections. Work has already begun on the bridges that will eventually link to about 125 kilometres of roads ...  >>MORE

Nakheel revises plan of Palm Deira project

Posted on 01/05/2007

Developers building the Palm Deira yesterday released a new masterplan they say will save money and construction time. The length of the island off the coast of Dubai will be 12.5 kilometres – a reduction of 3.5 kilometres compared with the original design. The planned width remains unchanged at 7.5 kilometres. The revised masterplan sees the dimensions of Palm Deira cut to 12.5 kilometres by 7.5 km. But the land mass will be six million square metres greater than originally envisaged. ...  >>MORE

Engineering marvel

Posted on 27/03/2007

A 1.4 km sub-sea tunnel on The Palm Jumeirah is approaching completion with the waters of the Arabian Gulf now entirely submerging the project. The 38-metre-wide tunnel connects the tip of the island's trunk to the crescent and will ultimately provide transport access for people to visit more than 20 five-star hotels to be built on the island's breakwater. The entire project is expected to be completed in May. The tunnel comprises three ‘cells' – two vehicular cells with pedestrian ...  >>MORE

Palm Deira plan revised

Posted on 22/03/2007

Nakheel has revised the masterplan of the Palm Deira, the last and the largest of the Palm trilogy, aligning it with the Deira Corniche project, that will reshape the stretch of land between the Hyatt Regency hotel and Al Mamzar Park. A conceptual master plan for the Palm Deira, which is planned to be the largest man-made island in the world and a city for more than one million people was launched in 2004 and since then extensive planning and studies have been carried out to refine the ...  >>MORE

Nakheel reveals details of sub-sea tunnel

Posted on 09/03/2007

Nakheel, the real estate company developing the Palm Jumeirah, has revealed the engineering details of its sub-sea tunnel, which links the main body of the Palm to the crescent. The six lane tunnel is 1.4 kilometres long, 40 metres wide and 25 metres below sea level. It includes two cells for traffic - three lanes in each direction - and a service/emergency cell in between. To build the tunnel, a three kilometre long coffer dam - a type of dam that is constructed to exclude water from an ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah dream becoming reality

Posted on 01/03/2007

More than 60 families are now living the personal vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, after moving into their Palm Jumeirah homes. Six years after Dubai's rulers commissioned master developer Nakheel to add 78km to Dubai's coastline in the form of a colossal palm tree, 100 villas and 650 apartment units have been handed over to owners and are awaiting occupancy. However, residents have faced a ...  >>MORE

Palm's secondary market beginning to take shape

Posted on 01/03/2007

The secondary market for units on the Palm Jumeirah is beginning to gather momentum after a slow start, say officials at Nakheel. The company says units in phase one - represented by 1,400 villas and 2,500 apartments, have been sold out since 2002 and have seen dramatic appreciation in value since handover started late last year. Five- and six-bedroom "signature villas", which were sold off plan for Dh4.6 million, are now going for more than Dh12 million and as much as Dh20 million on the ...  >>MORE

Developer ensures islands will be safe from rising sea levels

Posted on 02/01/2007

Nakheel says it is following the estimation of international environment experts in determining how to keep its coastal developments safe from submergence as ocean levels rise. The future of the UAE's coast, particularly its manmade islands, was thrown into question last week after two islands in India's Sundarbans were discovered to have been engulfed by rising ocean levels that are the result of global warming. Nakheel, which is the developer of The Palm islands and The World, says it ...  >>MORE

Palm Jebel Ali emerges from the ocean floor

Posted on 04/11/2006

Progress on Dubai's Palm islands has been hitting the headlines for the right and wrong reasons this week. Developer Nakheel has put back full handover of residential properties on the Palm Jumeirah until next summer, while construction work on the Palm Deira has started after months of reclamation and sand filling. But lying on the fringes of the Abu Dhabi border, the distinct shape of the colossal Palm Jebel Ali (the middle-sized of the three palms) has emerged from the ocean floor. ...  >>MORE

Actual construction work on Palm Deira begins

Posted on 23/10/2006

After months of reclamation and sand filling, actual construction of the Palm Deira has finally started in earnest. Palm Deira Corniche is currently being treated by vibro-compaction, just ahead of bored piling for the initial tower block structures. "The vibro-compaction technique is used to densify and strengthen the recently placed sand fill and will eliminate the possibility of any geo-hazards. It will also protect the island from future settlement and provide performance requirement of ...  >>MORE

Dubai from the Sky: Palm Jumeirah

Posted on 16/10/2006

The Palm Islands of Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira are currently being built on the coast of Dubai by developers Nakheel.The Palm Jumeirah is the earliest - and smallest - of the three islands. Residents are due to start moving into their villas on the island before the end of 2006, a year behind schedule. There will be at least 30 hotels on the island as well as hundreds of villas and apartment buildings. (Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Nakheel to hand over 4,000 Palm Jumeirah units from December

Posted on 15/10/2006

Nakheel will hand over the first batch of keys to the owners of the multi-million dirham villas and apartments in The Palm Jumeirah in December, according to a senior company executive. "The first phase of The Palm Jumeirah will commence handover by the end of 2006. It is staggering to think that just five years after the first grain of sand was placed in the Arabian Gulf, we will soon welcome our very first residents,” Manal Shaheen, director of sales, marketing and customer service, told ...  >>MORE

Guidebook on security for Palm Jumeirah

Posted on 15/08/2006

Dubai's Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFZ) will publish a security guidebook for the Palm Jumeirah setting out some do's and don'ts for residents, companies and contractors by the time Nakheel begins handing over villas to investors by around November 30. "We will provide the A to Z of their security requirements, right from the construction phase to the time when these islands are populated and beyond,” said Mahmood Amin, chief executive officer of Dubai Security Services ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah ready by year-end

Posted on 29/07/2006

Residents will begin moving into their Palm Jumeirah properties by the end of 2006, five years after land reclamation began, according to project developer Nakheel. It will signal the end of phase one of construction, which includes approximately 1,400 villas on 11 of the fronds of the island and roughly 2,500 shoreline apartments within 20 buildings on the east side of the trunk. Nakheel will mark the arrival of the first residents by bringing one of the world's largest airships to Dubai. ...  >>MORE

Plans to link Palm with Dubai Waterfront unveiled

Posted on 04/05/2006

Two of the world's most ambitious waterfront projects are to be incorporated into one and benefit from new enhanced plans, it was announced. Palm Jebel Ali, a huge residential development off the coast of Dubai, will now be managed and developed by Dubai Waterfront, an even larger city project in the surrounding Jebel Ali area. As a result, new plans have been unveiled to offer improved facilities and transportation links. The announcements were made during a visit to the travel market by ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah roads and bridges now completed

Posted on 08/04/2006

A massive road engineering project, which includes bridges almost half a kilometre long and a series of tunnels to link Palm Jumeirah to the coast, was declared completed yesterday by proud officials. The Dh370 million project will also give motorists easy and smooth access to Media City, Internet City and Knowledge Village (Tecom) as well as Dubai Marina, Dubai's Roads and Traffic Authority announced. Huge bridges – one 420m long and the other 390m – will link Tecom and Palm Island, which ...  >>MORE

Dh1.2b luxury projects launched on Palm Jumeirah

Posted on 19/03/2006

ETA Star, a Dubai-based property developer, has started work on the Dh1.2 billion Taj Exotica Resort and Spa and The Grandeur Residences at the Palm Jumeirah Crescent. The projects are being launched in partnership with India's Taj Group of Hotels. An official ceremony marking the commencement of construction was held yesterday at the Palm Jumeirah and was attended by dignitaries who included Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, and Sultan Ahmad bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Nakheel. ...  >>MORE

Palm Jebel Ali is on track

Posted on 19/03/2006

Parts of The Palm, Jebel Ali, will be handed to developers as early as August, at which point they will commence their own construction, according to a Nakheel spokesperson. While The Palm, Jumeirah, is fast approaching completion, work is in full swing on The Palm, Jebel Ali, as well, which is due for completion in 2011. "Major reclamation on The Palm, Jebel Ali, is 95 per cent complete, with the remaining five per cent due for completion in the coming weeks,” the spokesperson said. "The ...  >>MORE

Nakheel begins monitoring of ecosystem at its projects

Posted on 06/03/2006

Nakheel, a leading property projects developer in Dubai, has started a ecosystem monitoring programme at its marine and inland projects. The programme aims to advise the management on how to enhance different ecosystems, said Emad Haffar and Shahid Mustafa from the Environment and Landscaping Department of Nakheel Properties. In a presentation at the UAE University's international conference on the State of the Gulf Ecosystem in Al Ain, the two executives of the company said Nakheel's ...  >>MORE

Palm islands turfed with marine grass

Posted on 05/03/2006

Development giant Nakheel is to employ Japanese technology in an attempt to enhance the marine environment near its man-made islands in Dubai. Abdul Rahman Kalantar, General Manager of Nakheel Planning, Infrastructure and Utilities Division, announced the venture after a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Taisei Corporation. "Introducing sea grass plantation technologies can further enhance [marine life near the Palm Jebel Ali], providing a rich ecological marine environment ...  >>MORE

Nakheel Palm Jumeirah sub-sea tunnel complete

Posted on 01/03/2006

Nakheel, the UAE's premier property developer, has announced the successful completion of a sub-sea tunnel at The Palm Jumeirah -- located 30 metres below sea bed level the tunnel is the first of such depth to be constructed in the UAE. The tunnel, which has been designed and created by leading construction company Al Naboodah Engineering Services, connects one of the fronds on the western side of The Palm Jumeirah with the crescent of the island and is one of the two micro tunnels that ...  >>MORE

The Palm to get two Kempinski hotels

Posted on 17/12/2005

The Emerald Palace Group, a Dubai-based property developer, announced yesterday the launch of The Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence and the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel, both located at The Palm, Jumeirah. Kempinski Hotels will manage both properties for 15 years, the company said. The Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Residence hotel and spa is a seven-storey boutique development. Its 200 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments will range from 165 square metres to 1,300 sq m. The luxury ...  >>MORE

The Palm, Jumeirah's Shoreline Apartments reach construction milestone

Posted on 01/11/2005

Nakheel, yesterday marked a milestone in the construction of The Palm, Jumeirah, with a 'topping out' ceremony on the Shoreline Apartments. The ceremony marked the completion of the concrete structure of the first of the 22 buildings housing the 2700 luxury apartments that flank the east side of the island. The Shoreline Apartments provide luxury living on the east side of the trunk of The Palm, Jumeirah. Each apartment contains spacious balconies with breathtaking views of the Jumeirah ...  >>MORE

Palm development caused fish deaths, say officials

Posted on 30/10/2005

Ongoing construction work on The Palm, Deira, is threatening an environmental disaster, top Sharjah officials told Gulf News yesterday. The ambitious project undertaken by Dubai-based developer Nakheel and its contractors was squarely blamed for the thousands of dead fish and dying marine life. The dead fish are washing up ashore along the Buhairah Corniche and Al Qasba Canal, they said. In a statement released yesterday, the management of the Qasba Canal said a full investigation into the ...  >>MORE

The Palm connected to Dubai shoreline

Posted on 15/08/2005

Real estate developer Nakheel has connected The Palm, Deira to mainland Dubai. About 50 million cubic metres of sand has been used to reclaim land for The Palm, Deira more than 55 per cent of the total material used to create The Palm, Jumeirah. Progress has also been on the reclamation of land, including the area which joins the island to the shoreline of Dubai. For the first time, vehicles will be able to travel to the island, thus expediting the construction process. Access to the island ...  >>MORE

The Palm, Deira fast taking shape

Posted on 17/07/2005

Reclamation work on The Palm, Deira Dubai's third ambitious residential island project, is progressing rapidly, and land links are expected to be established soon, said officials. Almost 50 million cubic metres of sand which is more than half the total material that was needed to create the land mass of The Palm, Jumeirah has been reclaimed so far. Officials said work on connecting the reclaimed land to the Dubai shoreline will commence shortly. Following a series of exhaustive engineering ...  >>MORE

The Palm Deira will be linked to Dubai shoreline soon

Posted on 17/07/2005

Work on connecting The Palm Deira to the Dubai shoreline is to commence shortly, officials said yesterday. Reclamation work on the last of the three ambitious residential island projects shaped like a palm is progressing rapidly and land links are expected to be established soon, said a statement from Nakheel, the project developers. "With the development of The Palm Deira we are transforming Dubai's coast into a landmark city, a city that rivals the size of waterfront urban centres the ...  >>MORE

Developers of Atlantis, the Palm finalise Dh2.75b finance package

Posted on 05/07/2005

Kerzner International and Istithmar, developers of the Dh4.4 billion Atlantis, the Palm project, has arranged a Dh2.75 billion finance package with a consortium of local and international banks, a senior Kerzner official said. Banking sources told Gulf News that HSBC Bank has been selected as lead arranger for the finance package, and it has brought eight other banks into the consortium. Kerzner International and Istithmar will make an official announcement on the finance deal next month. ...  >>MORE

The Palm, Jebel Ali shaping up rapidly

Posted on 17/05/2005

Development of The Palm, Jebel Ali the second of Dubai's three man-made Palm islands is on schedule with 60 per cent of land reclamation complete and six million tonnes of rock already placed. Each day, 700 trucks transport more than 30,000 tonnes of rock around the clock from around the UAE to the construction site. Simultaneously, five trailing hopper suction dredgers and one cutter dredger collect and discharge sand to build the islands. The manpower involved in the project includes a ...  >>MORE

Palm Jumeirah secures global award for design

Posted on 30/04/2005

Nakheel, UAE's leading property developer announced on Friday that The Palm, Jumeirah has received global recognition for its leading design and exceptional vision, from the most prestigious international awards ceremony for resort destinations worldwide, The American Resort Development Association (ARDA). The 29-strong professional members of ARDA's carefully selected Awards Committee elected "The Palm Jumeirah Master Plan,” envisaged by Nakheel and conceptually designed by partners HHCP ...  >>MORE

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Anchor Marina on Palm Jumeirah set to open


Palm Deira project to be completed in 2014


Palm Jumeirah to get first marina


Work on QE2's home in Dubai starts in September


Nakheel sales innovation continues with Jumeirah Islands auction


Nakheel to house 3 million


IFA Hotels & Resorts and Nakheel launch first office space on Palm Jumeirah


The Palm Jumeirah's Marina Residences at 20% completion


Nakheel completes more than half of ground work at Palm Jebel Ali


Nakheel appoints Singapore firm to operate Palm Jumeirah rail


Work on Phase 1 of Palm Deira Corniche begins


Samsung wins Dh1.28b Palm Jebel Ali deal


Nakheel revises plan of Palm Deira project


Engineering marvel


Palm Deira plan revised


Nakheel reveals details of sub-sea tunnel


Palm Jumeirah dream becoming reality


Palm's secondary market beginning to take shape


Developer ensures islands will be safe from rising sea levels


Palm Jebel Ali emerges from the ocean floor


Actual construction work on Palm Deira begins


Dubai from the Sky: Palm Jumeirah


Nakheel to hand over 4,000 Palm Jumeirah units from December


Guidebook on security for Palm Jumeirah


Palm Jumeirah ready by year-end


Plans to link Palm with Dubai Waterfront unveiled


Palm Jumeirah roads and bridges now completed


Dh1.2b luxury projects launched on Palm Jumeirah


Palm Jebel Ali is on track


Nakheel begins monitoring of ecosystem at its projects


Palm islands turfed with marine grass


Nakheel Palm Jumeirah sub-sea tunnel complete


The Palm to get two Kempinski hotels


The Palm, Jumeirah's Shoreline Apartments reach construction milestone


Palm development caused fish deaths, say officials


The Palm connected to Dubai shoreline


The Palm, Deira fast taking shape


The Palm Deira will be linked to Dubai shoreline soon


Developers of Atlantis, the Palm finalise Dh2.75b finance package


The Palm, Jebel Ali shaping up rapidly


Palm Jumeirah secures global award for design