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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm Takes Trip Advisor Crown as Best Waterpark in the Middle East and One of the Top Five in the World










Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm Takes Trip Advisor Crown as Best Waterpark in the Middle East and One of the Top Five in the World

TripAdvisor creditsthousands of thrilling photos posted by happy Aquaventure visitors as a primary reason for the prestigious ranking



Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 July 2015 – With school holidays’ in mid flow, families can experience one of the top waterpark attractions in the world, without even having to leave the UAE. Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm has been voted the best waterpark in the Middle East and the fifth best in the world, in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Waterparks Awards. The influential travel site this week announced the accolade is based on millions of traveller reviews.

The 17 hectare beachfront waterpark, situated on the apex of The Palm’s crescent boasts two enormous towers packed with rides including the world’s largest diameter slide, the world’s first vertical banking family ride with a double hump at the end, the first double slide within a slide experience, the world’s first known zipline circuit to be integrated into a waterpark tower and unique marine animal interactions with rays and sharks.

Within Dubai, it's Aquaventure that takes the lead with more TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for waterparks than any other waterpark in the country.

The TripAdvisor report features over 1,000 photos taken by happy Aquaventure visitors, along with thousands of positive reviews, which refer to the park in glowing terms due to the vast range of exhilarating rides available to suit all of the family, no matter the age or thrill level desired.

Scott.Deisley, Vice President of Operations at Aquaventure said: ‘We are thrilled that this excellent ranking by Trip Advisor endorses Aquaventure’s global standing, especially as it comes from thousands of happy guests that have passed through our door. We thank each and every person that has taken the time to share their amazing experience with us.’

The high rating comes on the heels of Atlantis’ investment of around US$ 27 million whereby a second 40-meter Tower of Poseidon was added, to give the waterpark a record breaking offering to guests, both regionally and globally.

Aquaventure was ranked fifth in a list that featured Siam Park in Spain, Beach Park in Brazil, Waterbom Bali in Indonesia and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Florida in first to fourth respectively.http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cWaterParks-g1

Complimentary to guests of Atlantis, The Palm and welcoming thousands of visitors from across the world each day, Aquaventure contains 18 million litres of fresh water used to power eleven thrilling waterslides and a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Using the latest technology,Aquaventure is capable of using over 750,000 litres per minute to create water surges and waves with swells reaching almost 1 metre high.  Guests are propelled through the lushly landscaped waterscape, never having to leave their inner tubes as innovative water escalators carry participants up slide towers and down through rapids.


About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million litres of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Nobu and Ronda Locatelli. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TECOM Investments and Amlak Finance Launch Off-plan Islamic Financing for Villa Lantana Residential Community








TECOM Investments and Amlak Finance Launch Off-plan Islamic Financing for Villa Lantana Residential Community


TECOM Investments has signed an agreement with Amlak Finance, the UAE’s first specialised real estate finance provider, to offer Shari’a compliant financing options via its Amlak Tatweer program to all purchasers of freehold Villa Lantana homes, including non-resident and self-employed buyers.

Amlak will offer financing up to 50 per cent of the property value prior to project handover, with the option to re-finance up to 75 per cent upon completion for tenures of up to 25 years at highly competitive rates, enabling more investors and end-users to become part of the Villa Lantana community.

The agreement was signed by Badr Al Gargawi, Chief Executive Officer, Development & Planning Division, TECOM Investments, and Arif Alharmi, Managing Director and CEO of Amlak Finance PJSC.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Al Gargawi said, “We are proud to be working with Amlak Finance to provide a Shari’a compliant option for people to own their dream home at Villa Lantana.  A big part of TECOM Investments’ ethos when planning a new development is to engage with our stakeholders to ensure we deliver in line with market and consumer requirements. They told us that they needed a forward thinking, tailored Islamic finance option - and this is exactly what Amlak Tatweer offers.”

The new Villa Lantana development of 440 freehold family villas represents an astute investment opportunity, in part due to its key location in Dubai’s Al Barsha growth corridor in addition to the established reputation of its master developer, TECOM Investments.

Mr. Alharmi commented, “Amlak is pleased to be partnering with TECOM Investments to offer these tailored and easy financing solutions for those wishing to own a property at Villa Lantana. Our Tatweer product is a perfect match for such an impressive development. We continually strive to provide prospective investors with innovative Islamic finance solutions.”

Villa Lantana benefits from being in close proximity to Dubai’s main arterial roads, allowing fast and easy access to the city’s primary business areas, retail and entertainment hubs. The community is just minutes away from Mall of the Emirates and within a five minute walking distance from the soon-to-be-launched My City Centre Al Barsha. A number of leading schools have also recently opened in the near vicinity.

The contemporary Villa Lantana community also features a well-planned, beautifully landscaped family neighbourhood. Buyers can choose between 17 different villa designs, 11 floor plans and a range of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-attached family homes. Villas span in square footage from 2453 square foot, Built Up Area (BUA), up to 6082 square foot (BUA).

To learn more about the financing options for this development please contact Amlak Finance on 800-AMLAK (26525). Alternatively, to find out more about Villa Lantana please visit www.villalantana.ae or call 800-LANTANA.
 

About Villa Lantana:
Villa Lantana is a freehold villa community for Dubai’s growing family market, launched by TECOM Investments and ideally situated in the heart of Dubai’s growth corridor of Al Barsha.

Villa Lantana is in close proximity to Dubai’s main arterial roads and enjoys fast and easy access to the city’s primary business areas, retail and entertainment hubs, and educational establishments. Construction is currently underway with project completion set for Q4 2015.

Set in two well-planned and landscaped, gated communities, the development consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-attached family homes offering a choice of 17 different villa designs and 11 floor plans. Residents of Villa Lantana will benefit from a retail centre, parks and playgrounds, as well as sports facilities including sports centres with gyms and pools, sports courts and outdoor jogging tracks. All amenities and full landscaping will be completed in time for handover.

For further information and to register your interest, please visit www.villalantana.ae or call 800-LANTANA.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Advertising Takes A Ride On The Dubai Tram











Advertising Takes A Ride On The Dubai Tram

Venture Communications Launches an Innovative Dubai Tram Campaign

7th July 2015: Venture Communications, part of Verse Group, a full-fledged communications agency located in Dubai, launched a tactical advertising campaign for Falconcity of Wonders on the Dubai Tram, the newest media vehicle in Dubai City. Being the first real-estate company to advertise on the tram, the main aim of the campaign is to connect in a distinctive way whilst reaching out to the brand’s desired target audience.

With a vision to create a new wave of awareness, Venture Communications marketed Falconcity of Wonders ‘Western Residence’ featuring their key villas- Aegean Villa, Santa Fe Villa and New World Villa. The new outdoor campaign includes branding on the entire Dubai Tram promoting their offer of pay only 10% and move into a home in Western Residence. The campaign’s idea focused on appealing to women was executed after a well thought-out plan backed by research data of how UAE women play an important role as the decision makers in buying their dream home. The concept using the Dubai tram also centers on the fact that it runs across one of the most sophisticated, upmarket areas of Dubai which hosts a lot of high-end consumers, expats and business personnel, who formulate the vital legion of Falconcity of Wonder’s audience.

Venture Communications is the brain child behind this campaign who carefully examined the key objectives of the brand and how to effectively reach out to the target audience. The agency has always been at the forefront of using creative and original media solutions for their clients. Venture Communications is previously known for their campaigns that focused on a series of advertisements on cars convoys for a luxury watch brand and also, the first agency to use Dubai air conditioned bus shelters for an IFD drink brand. The agency added another feather to its cap with this new campaign for Falconcity of Wonders that aimed at a new and innovative advertising vehicle in Dubai to grab the attention of the target audience in the most inventive way possible.

Monday, June 22, 2015

On-plan luxury promises guaranteed ROI as Raine & Horne reports a rise in interest for exclusive Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm project










On-plan luxury promises guaranteed ROI as Raine & Horne reports a rise in interest for exclusive Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm project 

Slowdown in off-plan sales generating increased demand for quality premium units at Seven Tides’ developed Palm Jumeirah residences with guaranteed ROI

According to real estate marketing agency Raine & Horne Dubai, the continued decline in off-plan sales in Dubai’s real estate market is currently driving renewed interest in newly-built premium properties across the UAE, such as the prestigious Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm, the residential flagship project of Dubai-based luxury hospitality developer Seven Tides. 

Sanjay Chimnani, Managing Director, Raine & Horne Dubai, notes that the five-star freehold development also offers international investors a guaranteed annual return with access to the Anantara Hotel Rental Management Scheme.

The Dubai Land Department has doubled the registration fee to 4%, which has effectively eliminated speculators in the market. So with a potential timeline of up to four years between purchase and property handover, some prospective buyers are concerned as to whether the end product will match the sales brochure in terms of finished build quality and maintenance standards. 

“A number of new project announcements have also been made in recent months and with a narrowing in the sales price gap between off-plan units and ready-to-go products, potential investors are looking to put their money into the market with the guarantee of immediate income generation,” added Chimnani.

“Heightened market competition requires not only the expertise of a company such as Raine & Horne but has also prompted a need for increased flexibility and creativity when putting together investor packages, and we believe that the Anantara Residences’ offer is one of the most comprehensive and attractive in the market today, with a guaranteed ROI,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides. 
  
Raine & Horne is currently promoting a selection of fully furnished one-bedroom apartments, plus a number of two-bedroom apartments, priced from AED 2.625 million to AED 3.99 million and ranging in size from 1,158 square feet up to 1,771 square feet. 

“Rarely have I seen a project complete on time, with an average delay of at least six to nine months commonplace and for many investors there is limited recourse or compensation. However, with the Anantara Residences, investors can see exactly what they are purchasing and earn immediate returns,” said Chimnani.

“With restricted mortgage options for off-plan projects, a number of owners looking to liquidate their current investments and for those for whom a guaranteed ROI is a prerequisite, the Anantara Residences is an extremely attractive proposition thanks to its luxury positioning, unrivalled location and our flexible payment options, which adds an element of security,” remarked Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides.   

Anantara Residence owners also have complimentary use of the resort’s 110,000 square feet temperature controlled lagoon swimming pools, private beach and 4,000 square feet gym; 20% dining discount at six world-class restaurants; and access to the Anantara Spa facilities, tennis courts, meeting rooms, kids and teens clubs.

The collection of available one and two-bedroom apartments comprise of nine different and spaciously designed layouts, complemented by top-of-the-range kitchen appliances and innovative technological features. All apartments feature extended balconies for al fresco entertaining, most offering stunning sea views.

Blending Asian-inspired luxury with contemporary style, the collection of 442 luxury apartments and 14 penthouses in the Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm, is set within a magnificent, landscaped location. Fronted by a private stretch of white sandy beach, the residences have spectacular panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Atlantis, The Palm, Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina skyline. 


Photo Caption: The Anantara Residences

About Seven Tides
Based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, privately owned Seven Tides is an internationally oriented holding company established in 2004. Currently focusing on hospitality and real estate sectors, Seven Tides thinks progressively, works creatively, partners strategically and acts quickly. The result is a current portfolio of offerings from landmark hospitality acquisitions and commercial buildings to residential towers and multi-use complexes in the gateway cities of London and Dubai.
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