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Luxury resort expected to open on The World islands in “less than a year”



You’ll be able to holiday in South America soon without leaving Dubai… Confused?

A brand new luxury resort is under development on The World islands. Seven Tides, the luxury developer, told Arabian Business that the resort will be completed in less than a year.

This comes after the company spent millions of dollars buying ten World Islands in the South America cluster, including Chile, Bolivia and Buenos Aires.

We can expect some serious extravagance, with 60 villas, a signature restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant, a spa and water activities in the low-rise resort. Just imagine the view… Being only give minutes from Jumeirah Marina Port and 15 minutes from Anantara (by boat, of course) it will be fairly easy to get out and explore Dubai.

“We have built a few mock-ups and we’re studying with a potential hotel operator, and testing a few things to ensure that once we build it, it lasts a long time,” CEO Abdulla Bin Sulayem told Arabian Business.

“I noticed from most successful hotels [in the Maldives], that they have built their landscape in a way that if you have your villa there, if it’s a beach villa or water villa, the moment you leave your balcony, you feel you’re the only person there,” he added, explaining that this is the key to the success of a hotel.

Plans for the resort are expected to be announced later this month at the Arabian Travel Market.

Seven Tides are extremely busy at the moment – the company recently opened Dukes Hotel on The Palm Jumeirah. However, the World Islands project is likely to be one of their most challenging developments to date. They haven’t revealed what kind of construction method they are using to build the resort, but apparently it has been tested and they have already built a ‘mock up’ villa.

While one year may seem like a short time to complete a resort, Seven Sands say that the planning for this project began three years ago.

We can picture ourselves swimming in a private pool with the Dubai Marina skyline in the background already.

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