Work under way on Madinat


Jumeirah resort Construction is well under way for Jumeirah International's latest resort development, Madinat Jumeirah.

Located on the shores of the Gulf, the 40 hectares resort development Madinat Jumeirah will offer the ultimate Arabian experience against the setting of a highly luxurious resort.

Adjoining Burj Al Arab and The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah will benefit from the existing global recognition of three of Dubai's flagship hotels, says a spokesperson.

The resort will include two 300-room, five star hotels, 'Port Al Salam' and 'Al Qasr,' and clusters of 340 rooms and suites in courtyard villas, all featuring authentic architecture reflecting the heritage and culture of Dubai and the Arabian region.

The Port Al Salam is to be completed in the first phase of the resort, by the summer of 2003 and the resort is expected to be completed in autumn 2004.

To link the hotels, villas and facilities throughout the resort, Madinat Jumeirah will feature a three-kilometre waterway that flows through the entire area, allowing guests to access all facilities by using traditional abras.

Against the exotic setting of the waterway and landscaping, Madinat Jumeirah will feature "the largest and most versatile spa in the Middle East region, offering both European and Oriental style relaxation therapies and treatments as well as traditional style steam rooms, baths and other facilities", said the spokesperson.