TO GO WITH AFP STORY<br />(FILES) - A picture dated December 17, 2009 shows a partial aerial view of the man-made Palm Jumeirah island built by Nakheel property giant off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The Gulf emirate of Dubai, whose biggest state-owned group sparked global fears of a debt default in November when it asked for a six-month debt moratorium, has a history of vast imposing projects. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI *** Local Caption ***  547531-01-08.jpg
Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is home to many mult-million dirham properties. AFP 

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