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Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World

Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World

About to deliver its second hotel on The Palm Jumeirah, Seven Tides is embarking on another man-made island project in Dubai - The World islands. Leading the development charge is its young CEO Abdulla Bin Sulayem, who has ambitious plans to recreate a positive image around the all-but-forgotten development.

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