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Even Property on Dubai’s Spectacular Palm Island is Rocky

Prices for real estate on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island have fallen significantly over the few quarters, with some dropping by as much as 40 percent. For instance, a four bedroom villa on the Palm is now on the market for AED10 million Dirhams, or approximately $2.6 million USD. This is down from AED15 million Dirhams […]

Buy Your Own Island

For centuries, the rich and famous have owned private islands, but while the picture of palm trees, white beaches and turquoise waters sounds alluring, there is an even greater allure.. PROFIT!A private island is one of the best investments money can buy. Buying the right island in the right time and place can be one […]

Buy Your Own Island

For centuries, the rich and famous have owned private islands, but while the picture of palm trees, white beaches and turquoise waters sounds alluring, there is an even greater allure.. PROFIT! A private island is one of the best investments money can buy. Buying the right island in the right time and place can be […]

E-Magazine

Every week, Marquette Turner releases its e-magazine, containing highlights from the most popular MTLH articles, as well as other news and views. Simply select the date below to view the e-magazine that interests you: You can of course subscribe at any time to receive the latest e-mag. ****************************** 19th December 2008 – the Final 2008 issue […]

Dubai Goes Out Of This World

There’s the Palm Shaped Island and there’s the Map of the World. And just when we thought planners in Dubai could possibly have run out of new concepts, they’re planning the Universe! Suddenly buying a tree branch or a country doesn’t look quite the same, when Saturn or Mercury are on offer! Whilst a couple […]

The Atlantis Hotel: The Most Expensive Launch Party

A spectacular light show was put on at the unveiling of the new $1.5bn marine-themed Atlantis resort built off the Gulf Coast of Dubai on Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree. A host of international stars including pop diva Kylie Minogue, who was paid a reported $US4 million for […]

Donald Trump’s South African (ad)Ventures

Donald Trump recently stated that his real estate company will move into South Africa in a joint venture with local businessman Neill Bernstein. The two real estate honchos will work on a variety of properties, including golfing, hotel and residential developments. They have signed a 10 year agreement, and over the next couple of years […]

The Amazing Race for the World’s Tallest Building Never Ends

It seems that not long after we’re informing you of “the world’s tallest building” that this feat will soon be eclipsed.   The fact that the latest race into the sky report comes from Dubai is probably of little surprise, with the ambition, finances and shear foresight from such Middle Eastern shores becoming quite a […]

The world’s top celebrity owned resorts

What do Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Francis Ford Coppola have in common besides directing? They are all hoteliers. Web site ProfessionalTravelGuide.com has come up with a list of the world’s top nine celebrity-owned resorts where the celebrities lay out the red carpet. 1. Robert Redford’s eco-conscious Sundance Resort, North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo, Utah […]