Nakheel calls for groundwork bids for tallest tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

A rendering of the 260-meter development which will include Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences PALM360. (Courtesy Nakheel)
Updated 27 March 2018
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Nakheel calls for groundwork bids for tallest tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

LONDON: Dubai’s property developer Nakheel has called for ground preparation proposals for PALM360, a two-tower luxury hotel and residential project that is set to be the tallest building on the Palm Jumeirah.

The 260-meter development will include Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences PALM360, and is due to be completed in 2021, according to a statement from Nakheel.

It will feature a sky pool, said to be the world’s largest, which will connect the two towers.

The hotel will have 125 rooms, and there will be 331 Raffles-branded residences on offer.

There are 16 penthouses planned which will come with their own infinity pool, gym, home theater and 360-degree view of Dubai.

A tender for the construction of the development is to be released later this year.

Nakheel has been behind many of Dubai’s landmark developments, including the Palm Jumeirah itself and The World project, which features 300 man-made islands just off the coast of Dubai, shaped to represent the continents.

The developer works across retail, hospitality and residential projects in Dubai. It has around 25,000 residential units under construction or in the pipeline, according a company statement.


Flydubai denies claims it’s resuming flights to Syria

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Flydubai denies claims it’s resuming flights to Syria

  • Airline spokesman says there are no plans to resume service
  • Two countries have recently denied similar claims over their embassies in Syria

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirate’s budget airline, flydubai, has responded to claims stating it was planning to resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus.

None of the Emirati airlines currently serve Syria and a spokesman for flydubai said the company had plans to change that.

“flydubai follows the regulations of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA),” the statement read.

“flydubai is considering the option to re-enter the market and will announce any operational updates once the decision is made by the relevant authorities to reinstate the UAE national carriers’ operations to Syria.”

This is the latest in a line of denials over such claims. In the past two weeks both the UK and Russia have denied reports that they were planning to reopen their embassies in the wartorn country.