Saturday, July 2, 2011

Behind the first island resort in Dubai - The World

The first commercial project on Dubai’s The World group is nearing completion and is due to be opening in the next four months.


The World Island Beach Club began construction in March 2009 on the island of Lebanon


The owner of the island is Dubai-based Indian entrepreneur Wakil Admed Azmi, who moved to the emirates 35 years ago and whose main business is the re-export of electronic goods


Azmi was the first purchaser of an island on the development and has since invested AED60m in its purchase and construction


Located around 30 minutes by water taxi from the Dubai shoreline, the island has a total area of 39,000 square metres, 17,000 square metres of which will be used to build the facilities and amenities


The resort will include a restaurant for up to 100 diners, 50 beach loungers along the coast, eight cabanas and eight luxury log-cabin style changing rooms with showers, a lounge area and entertainment facilities


The island will also have a 24 square metre circular area, which can be used for functions, launches and weddings and the island will be fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages


The water around the island can accommodate up to 40 medium-sized yachts off its coast and its pontoon can handle yachts of up to 80 foot in length


Able to accommodate up to 500 people for large events, the aim is to keep the average number at around 150 clients at any one time


The island’s management is also speaking to the Road and Transport Authority about the possibility of providing a taxi service to the island and to Sealinks to offer seaplane visits to the resort


Located around 30 minutes by water taxi from the Dubai shoreline, the island has a total area of 39,000 square metres, 17,000 square metres of which will be used to build the facilities and amenities


The water around the island can accommodate up to 40 medium-sized yachts off its coast and its pontoon can handle yachts of up to 80 foot in length


Able to accommodate up to 500 people for large events, the aim is to keep the average number at around 150 clients at any one time