Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Celebrity Buildings

How would you feel if it was Brad Pitt who designed your room? Or that you are residing to an apartment wherein the facilities are similar to what Tiger Woods have in his pad?

The real estate companies here in Dubai are trying to come up with bright ideas on how they can attract buyers to purchase freehold properties.

On 4 December 2007, ACI Properties launched the Niki Lauda Twin Towers followed by Michael Schumacher's Business Avenue and Boris Becker's towers.

These great sportsman have lent their names for these buildings so that the residents can feel the prestige.

Joining the bandwagon is Hollywood actor, Antonio Banderas. According to Arabianbusiness.com, Bandera's plans to put tie up with Hydra Properties, one of the developers in Dubai to construct what will provisionally be called 'Banderas Ranches'.

According to the news report, this property's main concept is about luxury residences in Spanish ranch style.

Negotiations are still ongoing as of press time though Banderas and his wife, Hollywood actress, Melanie Griffith is very happy to be part of the Dubai's development.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


The Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Dubai is going to open its doors to the public on 30 Oct 2008.

Initially, the mall was meant to open August of this year but then unexpected delays had happened which was why the grand opening was pushed back.

In a news report at Emirates News, Emaar Properties stated that they would rather ensure that the quality of the mall is not compromised.

Dubai Mall, a part of the Burj Development where the tallest tower, Burj Dubai is being constructed. The Burj Development has already opened a few of its hotels like The Address, The Palace and Qamardeen Hotel to name a few.

The souks in the hotels had opened to the public a few months ago and has been the 'IT' place to the people living in Dubai.

Giving Back to Charity
According to ArabianBusiness.com's website, Dubai Mall representatives are now looking for non-working female residents who would want to volunteer as an 'ambassador' to the shoppers.

The female volunteers should have a passion for shopping and interacting with people. Each volunteer is expected to contribute four hours each week with a minimum of three shifts.

The wages of these 'ambassadors' will be given to a charity.

This is an initiative set by Emaar to assist their customers in finding their way to this 5.9 million sq. ft.

Interested applicants can go to Dubai Mall's website (www.thedubaimall.com) to complete the application form or for further queries, call The Dubai Mall at +9714-362 7500.

Now isn't this a good way to give back? and you're having fun :)

photos courtesy of www.thedubaimall.com