Construction begins at Madinat Jumeirah

An artistÕs impression of the Port Al Qasr Hotel.

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

Located adjacent to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madiant Jumeirah Madinat Jumeirah is designed to be one of the most luxurious and diverse resorts in the world.

Madinat Jumeirah will benefit from the existing global recognition of some of Dubai's flagship hotels.

The resort is designed to encompass and promote the rich heritage and traditions of Arabia, allowing visitors and guests to experience the history and roots of the Arabic culture within an exclusive environment.

The new resort will offer one kilometre of private beach.

Madinat Jumeirah will include two 300-room, 5-star hotels, Port Al Salam and Al Qasr, and clusters of 10-12 rooms and suites in courtyard villas, giving a total of 340 rooms and suites. The villas all feature authentic architecture reflecting the heritage and culture of Dubai, and are named the Masayf villas.

The first hotel, Port Al Salam, will be completed in the first phase of the resort by the summer of next year and the whole resort is estimated for completion in autumn 2004.

Port Al Salam will offer three restaurants with cuisine from Morocco and China as well as leisure pool with bar. The hotel will also have executive and premium lounges and conference and banqueting facilities.

Hotel Al Qasr will open late autumn 2004 and will also offer three restaurants with cuisine from Arabia to Andalusia as well as pool with bar and the same lounges and conference facilities as the Port Al Salam.

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

Madinat Jumeirah will also offer 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 steam rooms, baths and other facilities.