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  • adj. of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point


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  • He said the shark was in good health when it was released Thursday morning off the east side of the palm-shaped island, one of several artificial islands off the city-state's coast.

    Dubai hotel releases whale shark back into the wild

  • The group's real-estate unit, Nakheel, builder of Dubai's palm-shaped islands, is seen to be at the center of the financial problems that have plagued its parent.

    Dubai Kicks Off Cityscape Amid Oversupply Concerns

  • This is, after all, Dubai, where exuberant developers planned not one but three palm-shaped island chains and erected the glass-clad Burj Khalifa -- more than twice the height of the Empire State Building -- alongside an indoor ski resort.

    Why Emirates Airlines' Ambition Scares Its Competition

  • But to some extent, the restructuring proposal involves the emirate doubling down on its damaged economic model, underlined by its continued belief that Nakheel — the constructor of the iconic palm-shaped islands that have become a symbol of excess — is a key part of the economy.

    Dubai's Generous Restructuring Proposal

  • Nakheel, which built Dubai's well-known palm-shaped island, said it would use the money to help pay down its two big bonds, restructure debt with other financial creditors and pay off unpaid bills.

    Dubai World, Nakheel Get $9.5 Billion Injection

  • At the time, it said it would take direct control of Nakheel, which developed Dubai's iconic palm-shaped island.

    Dubai Replaces Nakheel Chairman

  • Nakheel is the property arm of Dubai World, Dubai's flagship conglomerate, famed both for its palm-shaped development off the emirate's coast and its towering debts which helped put its parent company in deep trouble.

    The Calculus Behind Dubai's Nakheel Repayment

  • Dubai put itself on the map through a six-year real-estate boom during which it built palm-shaped islands and the world ' s tallest building.

    Debt Clouds Recovery in Dubai

  • The real estate development arm of Dubai World is Nakheel, most famously known for building the city's iconic palm-shaped island developments.

    Dubai or Not Dubai?

  • In 2007, Dubai's property markets were in full swing, and dredging had actually begun on two additional palm-shaped developments.

    Dubai or Not Dubai?


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