His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the start of the second phase of Dh2.5 billion JW Marriott Marquis Dubai hotel project.
The instruction was made during an inspection visit paid by Sheikh Mohammed to the project, which is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Accompanied by the Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed toured the project, slated to be the world's tallest hotel when it is completed. It will have 1,600 rooms.
Sheikh Mohammed toured the hotel and inspected its facilities. It has the largest function room in the Middle East, world class services for business, 19 restaurants and many other luxury facilities.
Concluding his visit, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction with the successful completion of the first phase of the iconic project and described it as a boost to the tourism sector in the emirate of Dubai that has become synonymous with unparalleled business and tourism ventures.
Sheikh Mohammed receives Prince Khalid Al Faisal
The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday received at Zabeel Palace the Governor of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia Prince Khalid Al Faisal.
Sheikh Mohammed and Prince Khalid exchanged views on a number of mutual issues. They also discussed initiatives on the Arabic language, especially in schools and higher education institutions.
Prince Khalid praised the initiative on Arabic launched by Sheikh Mohammed last year to support the language in schools and universities so as to protect and implant it in the minds of young generation.
He hailed the progress being experienced by the UAE led by its wise leadership, citing the world class infrastructure of Dubai city.
Present were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai.
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