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Fairmont Palm Jumeirah will offer Dubai holidays in 2012

The Fairmont Palm Jumeirah is scheduled to open its doors to tourists taking Dubai holidays in 2012. The 400-room hotel will be situated along the city's coastline and stretched over 460 metres of golden sand beaches and azure ocean waters.

Fairmont Palm Jumeirah will offer Dubai holidays in 2012

The Fairmont Palm Jumeirah Hotel and Resort is scheduled to open its doors to national and international visitors in 2012.
The 400-room project is being developed on Dubai's Jumeirah coastline on the southwest side of the "Trunk" portion of the manmade island, and will stretch over 460 meters of beachfront, providing guests taking Dubai holidays within a seaside oasis within the heart of this vibrant city.

The five-star hotel will feature plenty of facilities for business travellers and tourists taking Dubai holidays including 36,500 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; a swimming pool complex with beach clubs, a children's activity centre and an array of outdoor leisure activities; a Willow Stream Spa; and several dining choices featuring local and international cuisine.

Earlier this year David Roberts, the Executive Vice President of Operations for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Fairmont Raffles, said:

"Our development is Middle East-centric right now. Fairmont has always been a North American organization until the last decade in which we became more global and in that vein the emphasis for today is within Asia and the Middle East, and this region probably represents the strongest growth of any of our immediate opportunities."

The Palm Jumeirah has seen its opening delayed several times already partly due to concerns about oversupply in the United Arab Emirate.

"I think the collapse of the market made everyone nervous about supply, and obviously Dubai does have lot of supply, and there is yet more to come," David said. "The good news is if this current buoyancy continues then that demand will be absorbed within that supply and not have a negative impact on the overall market. That is certainly the case of the hotels that have opened in the past few months here."

He added: "We are not trying to cover the landscape with Fairmont Hotels, but instead are trying to be very strategic about where we know we can have success.

"We go at every project with a fairly critical eye, and we look and say does this support the brand dimensions and can we do justice to the developer and the ownership group in terms of bringing business to this location."

Palm Jumeirah is one of the three artificial Palm Islands in Dubai that stretch into the Persian Gulf off the emirate's shoreline. The island is the smallest of the three and boasts an array of luxury Dubai hotels and resorts, villas, apartments, beaches, marinas, restaurants, and shops.

Tourists taking holidays to Dubai will be able to enjoy scuba diving activities on the Palm-shaped island after two F-100 Super Sabre fighter jets were sunk off the island to create an artificial reef.

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