New island for Dubai

By Chris Sleight24 September 2008

The entrance to Limitless' planned World Island Resort in Dubai.

The entrance to Limitless' planned World Island Resort in Dubai.

Dubai, UAE-based real estate developer Limitless has unveiled plans for yet another artificial island 14 km off the emirates' coast. Construction of the 10.5 ha World Island Resort is expected to cost US$ 350 million.

Located on the north-east edge of The World development, the resort will comprises 53 villas, 23 of which will be offered for sale by invitation. Described as an ‘Ultra luxury resort", each of the villas will have its own beachfront, jetty, spa room, swimming pool, rooftop garden and outdoor kitchen.

The resort will also include a luxury hotel, with a 2000 m2 spar and a general focus on health and relaxation. A reception suite will be built on Dubai's mainland, with private boats to bring residents to the island.

Saeed Ahmed Saeed, CEO of Limitless said, "Word Island Resort will set a new global benchmark in the design and operation of luxury resorts. It is the flagship for Limitless' waterfront hospitality developments and the launch pad for a range of high-end hotels we are planning in other waterfront and city locations."

Construction is due to start towards the end of this year, with the project expected to take about two years to complete.

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