The newest addition to The Palm, Jebel Ali is a poetic verse composed by His
Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, which translates to "It takes a man of vision to
write on water; Great men rise to great challenges". What's more, the prose will be
created by the island's exclusive four-bedroom Water Homes and can be fully
realized when viewed from above, solidifying that this is a one-of-a-kind
development that expresses the uniqueness of The Palm, Jebel Ali and has
assisted in enhancing Dubai's image worldwide.
According to Nakheel, these exclusive waterfront residences are the second
phase in the development of the Water Homes project and are in response to
extraordinary demand from investors from the launch of the first phase at the
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2003. In addition, the verse from the initial phase of
homes compliments the newly revealed poem and translates to "Take wisdom
from the wise people; Not everyone who rides a horse is a jockey", which
received world-wide attention when unveiled last year.
"Nakheel has made available many new Water Homes, launched at this year's
ATM, which will undoubtedly add to The Palm, Jebel Ali's appeal for investors
interested in the homes for residential or vacation purposes. Since the first phase
of water Homes were so popular when unveiled last year, Nakheel wants to
ensure that more investors can take part in this ground-breaking concept of a
home that contributes to a poem on water," said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem,
The four-bedroom Water Homes will have beautiful timber finishing and a ground
terrace, which surrounds the Water Home from all sides that will provide
extraordinary views. As well, there will be stunning views from the large windows
in each house. The exterior of the house will have a tropical feel with "palm-tree-like" material on the roof and timber for the remainder of the home.
Along with the two phases of Water Homes, The Palm, Jebel Ali has approximately
six marinas, which will be able to berth more than 1,000 boats and yachts. A cruise
liner will also be developed and is planned to be placed at the marina in the middle
of the Crescent where an opening in the Crescent is wide enough to permit large
cruise ships to pass.
The trunk is a perfect investment opportunity for resort hotels, as there are
approximately 29 hotels planned and many other touristic developments, such as
a Sea Village. In addition, the Crescent of The Palm, Jebel Ali will have plots of
land to be sold for luxury apartment buildings or even hotel apartments. A few
of these plots have already been sold as there is strong demand for this exclusive
waterfront property. Investors will be able to build and maintain their own
developments as per guidelines provided by Nakheel.
The Water Homes are being positioned as elevated retreat homes and will be built
in a pattern to form verses from two of Sheikh Mohammed's poems, situated one
metre above the water, with private docks. Launched in May 2003, the Water
Homes will provide an unparalleled residential or holiday location and will be
made from concrete foundation poles and a wooden structure. The depth of the
water below will be approximately 8 to 10 metres. Boardwalk access to a common
parking area and private moorings for personal boats will be provided for each
four-bedroom Water Home.