Friday, December 28, 2007

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie buy private island in Dubai

Earlier Dubai was about buying luxurious property, but now its is also about buying Private Islands :-)

The glamorous star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have bought their own private island in Nhakeel's "The World" project in Dubai. Dubai-based celebrity and society web site
Ahlanlive reported that the celebrity couple have purchased one of the artificial islands with a view to turning it into a showpiece for environmental issues with the hope that it will encourage people to live a "greener life," the web site said.

The World, one of Nakeel’s prestigious projects, will consist of between 250 to 300 smaller private artificial islands in the shape of a map of the world divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands. Each island will range from 250,000 to 900,000 square feet in size, with 50 to 100 metres of water between each island.

The development is to cover an area of 9 kilometers in length and 6 kilometers in width, surrounded by an oval shaped breakwater. The only means of transportation between the islands will be by marine transport.

Many other celebrity couples are believed to have bought islands in this particular development, but the developer of “The World” Nakheel does not comment on who has bought islands within The World without the permission of the owners.

Celebrities are a key target market for Nakheel because they are assured perfect privacy as the plots are only accessible by boat, and security patrols surround the islands. The islands can also be developed to their own personal requirements.

Karan Vinayak

Contributed By : Karan Vinayak