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With Dubai mega-developer Emaar expanding far beyond its all-too-famous Burj Dubai, we look at some of its giant footprints around the world.

October 5, 2008 6:01 by

Tinja, Morocco

Emaar has made a hard charge into Morocco in an attempt to mimic its success in Dubai. The woods pictured here look quiet enough, but they’re actually only 20 minutes away from bustling Tangier and a short ferry ride to the European mainland across the Straits of Gibraltar. Woodlands of pine and eucalyptus trees surround Tinja, an Emaar resort built as part of a Dh19.6bn ($5.34bn) deal between Emaar and the Moroccan government. Luxury apartments are already on sale at Tinja offering views of the Atlantic Ocean. Other Moroccan projects include a ski resort in Oukaimeden in the mountains close to Marrakech, and Saphira, a beachfront resort near Rabat. The company is also teaming up with Moroccan conglomerate ONA Group in a joint venture to build two other projects – a luxury residential golfing complex near Marrakech called Amelkis II and coastal development in Marrakech called Bahia Bay.


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