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Timeshare Makes A Successful Debut in Dubai

Miami‚ FL‚ March 07 ‚ 2005 – Interval International is proud to have affiliated The Royal Club At The Palm – Jumeirah‚ one of the first timeshare properties located in Dubai‚ in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world and has already become synonymous with innovative real estate projects and superb leisure and hospitality developments. The Royal Club at the Palm is no exception. This luxury resort is located on The Palm – Jumeirah‚ dubbed by many as the eighth wonder of the world‚ and is housed within shoreline apartment buildings located on the trunk of the palm.

“Dubai is one of the most exciting and dynamic destinations in the global tourism market‚” says David R. Clifton‚ managing director‚ Europe‚ Middle East‚ Africa and Asia‚ Interval International. “We are therefore delighted to be working with its marketers‚ Arabian Falcon Holidays‚ and to be the exchange company of choice for The Royal Club at the Palm. It is a high quality vacation ownership resort that coupled with its location in Dubai makes it a winning combination.”

“Timesharing has a great future in Dubai and the Middle East‚” continues Clifton.This is now a mainstream travel and tourism product that offers consumers a way to enjoy family time in quality accommodation. This family concept is particularly appealing to the Middle Eastern market.”

The Royal Club consists of fifty luxurious apartments with access to all recreational and sports facilities including swimming pool‚ a gymnasium and children's playground. The Royal Club offers all club owners free use of their apartment building's recreational and sports facilities.

Royal Club owners can enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and famous‚ with a variety of attractions located in close proximity to the residence. The 'Golden Mile' on which the Royal Club is located‚ includes a marina capable of berthing 400 yachts‚ over 200 boutique shops and a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes. The Palm's two and a half kilometre radius offers an abundance of restaurants‚ air–conditioned shopping malls‚ cinemas‚ entertainment centres and sports facilities. What's more‚ three world–class golf courses and a water park are all within ten kilometres' drive.

Owners at The Royal Club at the Palm become members of Interval International‚ and have the opportunity to exchange their accommodation for those at the other quality vacation–ownership resorts in Interval's worldwide network. Members also receive value–added benefits‚ including access to specially priced travel and leisure services‚ regular travel magazines‚ international resort directories and other privileges.

Since 1976‚ Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with its hallmarks of quality and innovation. Interval has a global network of more than 2‚000 resorts in 76 countries‚ and serves its developer clients and nearly 1.7 million members – worldwide timeshare vacation owners – through 26 offices in 17 countries. Interval provides a variety of exchange services and year–round travel related benefits to enhance member vacation experiences. Headquartered in Miami‚ Florida‚ Interval International is an operating business of IAC‚ which operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the Internet‚ online and offline. Other IAC companies include Ticketmaster‚ HSN‚ Lending Tree‚ Citysearch‚ and Entertainment Publications.

For more information contact:

Sherif Khalil‚ Interval International
Interval International
Phone: +20 (2) 456 7100 
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8336 9110

Adrian Bascombe‚
Interval International
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8336 9573 
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8336 9110

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