Lagoon Flooded Ready for Hotel Opening

The magnificent profile of Jumeirah International’s latest resort development Madinat Jumeirah is rapidly emerging along the coast of Jumeirah.

Yesterday, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group flooded the lagoon which surrounds Mina A’ Salam in preparation for its opening in September 2003. Present at the flooding ceremony were Mr. Serge Zaalof, General Manager, Madinat Jumeirah and Mr. John Pelling, General Manager, Mina A’Salam.

The richness of Arabia’s maritime tradition is reflected in Mina A’Salam - the ‘Port of Peace Hotel’. Now nearing completion, this five star property, the region’s first Grand Boutique Hotel, is encircled by the large lagoon from which guests will be able to board water taxis to access all other parts of the Resort.

Commenting on the Resort, Mr. Serge Zaalof said: “Madinat Jumeirah is the largest themed project of its type in the world, in the last twenty five years. It is a monumental expression of Dubai’s links with a rich heritage and cultural tradition and promises visitors a vision in which the past and present combine to provide the ultimate in cultured modernity. The Resort’s underlying theme is one of authentic Arabia and the waterways reflect Arabia’s sea-trading past.

“Guests staying at Mina A’Salam will be able to enjoy the splendid aspects of the lagoon surrounding the hotel, as well as the vast Arabian Gulf which stretches beyond it,” he added.


Madinat Jumeirah, on schedule for its full launch in 2004, will be a self-contained Arabian City of impressive proportions. Two grand boutique hotels, stand alone court-yard villas, an inspiring souk-style retail complex, extensive conference and banqueting facilities and the region’s largest and most versatile spa, will all be linked by three kilometres of meandering waterways served by Abras - the region’s traditional water taxis.