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Dubai has rapidly grown into a leading tourism and real estate capital of the world. It has gained the status of a progressive employment capital. A lot of international companies in the field of construction, hospitality, finance, media etc are setting business in Dubai. They need a lot of qualified staff to work with them and hence there are great job opportunities here....

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Dubai, the shopping capital of the Middle East, is a shopper’s paradise! What better way to spend your leisure time and beat the Dubai heat than go on a shopping spree in one of the many classy air-conditioned shopping malls which adorn the Dubai landscape.....

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Besides the Burj-al-Arab, Dubai offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation which is generally considered to be of very high standard and great value for the money. The range includes everything from budget hotel Dubai accommodation to luxury hotels. ...

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Burj Dubai

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the tallest tower of them all? Very soon the answer will be “Burj Dubai”. Burj Dubai is an Arabic word which means "Dubai Tower" when translated to English. This soon to be the tallest man made structure in the world is currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...

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Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Welcome to The Palm Jumeirah, the self-declared 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree on the Dubai shoreline consisting of trunk and a crown with 17 fronds. It is surrounded by a crescent island 11 kilometers long to protect it from the effects of weather and long shore drift. Built by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government, it was created using land reclamation technology. In simple words it was built by creating a new land from sea or a riverbed. This wonder island covers an area of about 5 kilometers by 5 kilometers and is renowned to have a total area larger than 800 football pitches. It is one is one of three islands called The Palm Islands, which is expected to double the length of the magnificent Dubai coastline. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a sub sea tunnel. Developers expect it to be one of the world’s premier resorts within the next 2 to 3 years as the tourism phases develop

 

Dubai Palm IslandsConstruction of the Palm Jumeirah Island began way back in June 2001. The island has been created using 94 million cubic meters of sand and 7 million tons of rock. It was built using the latest and cutting edge technology. The sand fill was poured into the 10.5 meter-deep seabed using dredgers. Once the base was ready, three meters of above sea level land reclamation was achieved by spraying the sand fill over the surface of the rising island. This dredging technique is known as "rain bowing." This land reclamation was done by using Calcareous sand, formed from a high proportion of calcium carbonate in the form of calcite or aragonite, ideal for land reclamation. The land form was reclaimed by the Dutch company Van Oord, who are world experts in land reclamation. The curved breakwater was created using natural rock with the intention to support the creation of a natural reef and provide a comfortable environment and surroundings for sea life. As per estimates, the total cost of building this magnanimous island was somewhere around $12.3 billion USD. An approximate 40,000 workers, mostly from South Asia, were involved in the construction of the island.

The construction of this island is abundant with so many complexities, that it has resulted in delaying the completion of the project. In fact, the completion date has been pushed back multiple times and now the construction of the island is running two years late. Initially Nakheel announced the construction of 4500 residential units on the island, comprising of 2000 villas and 2500 apartments. However, after the launch of the project, this number was increased to 8000 residential with a related reduction in the amount of physical space between individual properties. This increase in the number of residential units was attributed to Nakheel miscalculating the actual cost of construction and requiring the raising of additional capital. Environmentalists are not too far behind either, voicing their concerns about the environmental impact of the Palm Islands. One of their major concerns was the prevention of the natural tidal movement by the breakwater which resulted in the seawater within the Palm was becoming stagnant. However, this problem was corrected by Nakheel by modifying the breakwater to create gaps on either side which allowed tidal movement to oxygenate the water within the reef and prevent it stagnation.

In spite of all the complexities and concerns there is no denying the fact that The Palm Jumeirah remains a much sought after dream property. With themed boutique hotels, shoreline apartment buildings, beaches, marinas, restaurants, cafes and a variety of retail outlets, it is not too hard to imagine why The Palm Jumeirah is fast becoming a signature resort. You can enjoy the surroundings of dynamic water currents and crystal waterfalls cascading into the continuous water flow. It contains three types of villas viz. the Signature Villas, the Garden Homes and the Canal Cove Town Homes. An artificial reef, intended to encourage marine life, has been constructed near the Palm Jumeirah by stripping and sinking two F100 fighter jets. To provide good connectivity to the mainland, a monorail is being built which will be able to transport 2,000-3,000 people on and off the island every hour. In all, the Palm Jumeirah provides a world class environment for comfortable living.

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