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Despite all the odds and lots of logic, the palm-shaped development in the sea has survived the economic downturn and Dubai's financial challenge and continued to be a destination for high-end resorts and real estate.

Seven Tides, the developer of the Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa, has been given the green light to hand over the Asian-inspired resort to management company Anantara Hotel Resorts & Spa.

The project was recently awarded a Building Completion Certificate (BCC) by Trakhees, the Government of Dubai’s planning and development department.

Located on the crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah development, The Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa will feature 293 hotel rooms, 456 condominium apartments as well as, in a first for the UAE, 18 stilted over-water villas and is set to open in Q3 2013.

“The BCC is much more than just a piece of paper; it represents a major milestone in the development of this stunning resort and spa complex, and signifies that we are in the final detailed stages of completion, as well as allowing us to begin the process of applying for official operating licenses and permits,” said Seven Tides CEO Abdulla Bin Sulayem.

Developer Seven Tides previously completed Dubai projects include Mövenpick’s Ibn Battuta Gate hotel as well as the 644 apartment Oceana Residence, also located on the palm Jumeirah.

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