Infrastructure projects for Dubai holidays defy Global Economic Downturn
Having pioneered some of the world's most extraordinary developments such as the world's first 7-star hotel and the world's tallest building opening soon, despite the economic gloom Dubai is one holiday destination that hasn't slowed down
From the world’s first 7-star hotel to the construction of the world’s tallest building at Burj Dubai to be finished soon in early 2010, Dubai is one exceptional holiday destination that hasn’t slowed down with its 2009 infrastructure projects for Dubai holidays, despite the harsh economic climate.
“Dubai is an internationally acclaimed destination and the developments scheduled to open towards the end of 2009 and 2010 continue to set it apart from the competition. Despite the global economic downturn we dare to implement projects that others think unthinkable and we have an ambition that is the envy of other destinations around the world. All of this combines to keep Dubai on track, with global visitor numbers up four per cent for the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year and current occupancy levels remain very strong.” said, Ian Scott, director UK and Ireland for the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), when commenting on this year and the year ahead.
Having pioneered some of the most awe-inspiring developments further construction works for the enhancement of Dubai holidays seem to be right on schedule with the world’s first Armani Hotel, designed by Giorgio Armani himself and opening in 2010 within the Burj Dubai tower. And in keeping with the designer theme, a new level of beach decadence will be created by yet another of the most exclusive Dubai hotels at new The Palazzo Versace Resort, also opening in 2010. Located by Dubai Creek, it will boast 213 rooms and suites, 169 luxury villas, restaurants, a spa, meeting rooms, a Versace boutique, indoor swimming pool, and scuba lagoon all designed by Versace.
Other new Dubai hotels opening on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah in 2010 include the five star Ottoman Palace by Rixos with 410 luxury rooms, suites and villas alongside 19 unique and diverse dining outlets and a spa featuring the world’s largest Turkish Bath. Ottoman Palace’s opening will be followed Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa which will introduce a flavour of the Indian Ocean to Dubai with its water villas and will be managed by Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.
Furthermore, only a 30 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, Tiger Wood’s Al Ruwaya resort is also set to open in 2010. Boasting an 18 hole championship course with dramatic elevation changes, lush landscaping, stunning water features and an overall design that will challenge and entertain golfers of all playing abilities the resort will include 197 residences, a boutique hotel, a spa, a fine dining restaurant, a professionally staffed golf academy, and the Al Ruwaya clubhouse.
And continuing the sporting theme for 2010 for Dubai hotels, the much anticipated Meydan Racecourse will also open in January to play host to a number of high profile events, including Dubai International Racing Carnival and the Dubai World Cup. Furthermore, for the enhancement of the site and the overall Dubai holidays sports experience, a horse racing museum and gallery are also planned to open in the future.
Lastly, during 2010 development will continue on Nakheel's breathtaking project, The World. The 300 luxury man-made islands will set a new precedent with their design signalling an architectural milestone for Dubai. Work will begin on as many as 20 islands in the New Year, and with two more islands selling in October this year; only four islands remain on the market in the current schedule.
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