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Thailand officials impressed with The Palm Projects in Dubai

Travel News Asia 26 October 2003

During a recent visit to Dubai a delegation of Thai officials accompanied by Thailand's Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Mr Suphot Dhirakaosal, took the opportunity to visit Dubai's iconic Palm development.

During the visit the officials viewed a range of 3D architectural models along with a video presentation of The Palm, before taking in the actual project under construction from the dedicated viewing deck at The Palm Sales Centre.

Hamza Mustafa, Sales Executive for The Palm escorted the delegation during their visit and said, "They were visibly amazed by the magnitude and concept of the project and applauded the vision for such an undertaking".

The Palm Sales Centre is located on the oceanfront - across from Dubai Media City - and welcomes any interested investors whether private or commercial to pay a visit and take in the extraordinary project first hand.

Reclamation of The Palm, Jumeirah is nearing completion, whilst reclamation of the second of the islands The Palm, Jebel Ali is well underway.


Thailand officials impressed with The Palm Projects in Dubai
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Pictured above during their visit to The Palm is (left to right) HE Dr Adisai Bodharamik, Minister of Commerce, Royal Thai Government; Hamza Mustafa, Sales Executive, The Palm, HE Mr Suphot Dhirakaosal, Thai Ambassador to the UAE; Mr Sunai Chulpongsatorn, Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Royal Thai Government; HE Mr Piyabutr Cholvijarn, Vice Minister of Commerce, Royal Thai Government.

The Palm Projects

The Palm involves the creation of the world's largest two man-made islands known as The Palm, Jumeirah and The Palm, Jebel Ali. Located just off the coast of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the two palm tree shaped islands are expected to contribute to the city's position as a premier global tourist destination. The project will increase Dubai's shoreline by a total of 120km and create a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment opportunities, all within a unique and inspiring setting.

The creation of The Palm is an extraordinary project of grand proportions. Comprised of approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand, the islands together will eventually support over 60 luxury hotels, 4000 exclusive residential beachside villas, over 5,000 shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, dive sites and cinemas.

The vision of The Palm was conceived by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister. Construction commenced in June 2001 after many years of research and planning. Each island will take approximately two years to be completely raised from the sea. A further two to three years will be required to complete the infrastructure and the buildings. The end-result will be the creation of two virtually self-contained communities within the islands.

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