Nakheel will this month start the first major handover of apartments on Palm Jumeirah nearly a year after several high profile projects on the island came to a standstill following the property industry crash.

Apartment owners on the six-tower Marina Residences will be able to move into their new homes by the end of this month.

But construction on Gateway Towers, Trump International Tower and Hotel and Frond N villas, which was suspended last November because of the economic slump, has been delayed indefinitely and will be reviewed when market conditions improve, said Marwan al Qamzi, group managing director of Nakheel development projects.

The National