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Heritage Island in Dubai to open soon

Heritage Island, a new tourist centre portraying aspects of life and traditions in Dubai, will open to visitors next week

  • By Zaher Bitar, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 February 7, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Heritage Island, a new tourist centre portraying aspects of life and traditions in Dubai, will open to visitors next week.

Situated in the Palm Jebel Ali Project at Dubai Waterfront, a Nakheel development, the Heritage Island is one of Dubai's newest heritage and tourist attractions. The new island extends more than one million square feet, overlooking EMEG's Ghantoot Reserve.

Ali Lootah, Nakheel Chairman, said: "We are delighted with the new project coming up soon, and the Heritage Island, a family oriented project which includes many facilities of entertainment and culture, aims to bring together family members at cultural, social and heritage-related activities, instilling social values and inherited customs."

Patronage

Under the patronage of Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Women's Establishment, Honorary President of Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) and wife of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Heritage Island will receive visitors throughout the year, said Major Ali Saqr Al Suwaidi, chairman of the EMEG.

"Developing traditional tourist destinations will promote and sustain our tourist assets," Al Suwaidi said.

Gassan Al Aridi, Managing Director of Alfa Tour, told Gulf News that the Heritage Island will be an asset to Dubai.

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