A major new development for the UAE was one of the main features at the Cityscape show, held at Dubai’s World Trade Centre.
The Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel complex offers “five star living by the sea” and is set to open in 2016.
Nadia Zaal co-founder of Abu-Dhabi based Zaya, a luxurious real estate developer, said the focus of the project was to “reflect the dynamism of Dubai”.
“We are focusing on the vistas and the Dubai skyline,” she said. “The setting on The Palm is close to where the yachts come in and where the skydiving takes place.
“It will have the feel of an urban resort as it is right on the beach.
“The entrance will feature a wooden sculpture inside a glass case. It will be in the form of a double helix which obviously resonates with everyone – after all it is our DNA.
“It will also reflect the traditional arches of this part of the world
“It will capture a sense of place with a reflection of what I feel proud of in the Islamic tradition – but with a contemporary feel.”