Palm Jumeirah beach club changes hands

05/12/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Palm Jumeirah beach club changes hands

The number of people flying into Dubai could be set to rise after a prominent beach club changed hands, property investors could be interested to learn.IFA Hotel Investments has appointed Whissle, a boutique hospitality group, to takeover from luxury hotel firm Fairmont in operating the Al Shalal Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah.As part of the deal, the venue has been renamed RIVA Ristorante Bar and Beach.Markus Thesleff, Whissle co-founder, said: "We believe RIVA will revolutionise Dubai's beach scene by being the first fully standalone destination offering a truly bespoke policy – an approach which mirrors leading international destinations like the Italian Riviera and the Islands of Greece."The iconic Palm is the perfect place to escape in Dubai but has not yet been available to anyone but residents or hotel guests, which is why we have developed the RIVA concept to be as accessible as possible for those who want to come and relax, indulge and chill out."News of the opening comes shortly after Dubai was unveiled as the number one city in the Middle East to live in by the latest Mercer report.