Dream Harbour

Desert Dream Real Estate & Investments, one of the fastest growing developers in the region, will launch Dream Harbour, a new AED 1.7 billion (€290 mln.) residential development at Waterfront, a community by master developer Nakheel, on August 14 2008. Dream Harbour will be a 48 floor tower designed with a unique feel of Modern Arabia and luxury in mind.

The launch of Dream Harbour, already surrounded by predictions of high value sales, will be celebrated with an all-star event. The private launch event for key investors and stakeholders, will take place on Thursday 14 August at Madinat Jumeirah, with a glittering host of entertainers confirmed, including international singer songwriter Enrique Iglesias, Lebanese songstress Elissa, Canadian Indian RnB singer Raghav and ex-international footballer Ian Wright as Master of Ceremonies.

Dream Harbour is the first major launch for Desert Dream, who set up a division in Dubai in 2002 and having already sold three other major developments. Affording spectacular views over Palm Jebel Ali and the Arabian Gulf, Dream Harbour is situated conveniently close to the beach, on the main boulevard. The development will provide residents with three Souk style shopping galleries with the architecture in keeping with the local culture; mosaic facades and historical arches. The rooftop with its panoramic views of Waterfront will offer two swimming pools, a sauna and steam room.

The development aims to achieve LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design Green Building Rating System) Gold accreditation in line with Desert Dream’s overall strategy to deliver the highest quality products whilst maintaining the companies strong environmental aspirations.

Mr Mahmoud Khan, Chairman and CEO of Desert Dream, comments: “Dream Harbour will bring to Dubai the concept of ‘high life’ living where every element of the design, down to the smallest detail, is focused on the highest quality. This is deeply ingrained within our company and something that we are passionate about at Desert Dream and it will be reflected in all of the developments that we put our name to. Dream Harbour will be in the heart of one of Dubai’s most ambitious project, Waterfront, and we are delighted to be a partner of Nakheel, who has inspired so much of what we see in Dubai today. As we embark on the first of many launches in this region we are looking to the future with excitement. It is our hope that, with the developments that we are bringing to Dubai, we can in some small way build on His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s vision for the future of this city.”

Of the 48 floors Dream Harbour will offer the innovative and modern concept of mid-building penthouses with lavish interior and exterior designs. As Kamal Agostine, the architect from the Agostine & Raphael group comments, “the design derives from the thought of waterfront and Arabia which inspired me to create a tower crossing modernism and traditionalism.” The penthouses, complete with spacious living and dining areas, grand lobbies, piano rooms, state-of-the-art kitchens and en-suite bedrooms will also have their own private swimming pools with stunning sea views.

In addition to the penthouses there will be a variety of apartment types offering one, two, three, four bedroom, mixed single level and duplex options.

Mr A Pirani, Sales Director adds: “Already, we have seen a tremendous interest in Dream Harbour. It is an exciting project, which benefits further from its great location in Waterfront coupled with its value for money. The launch event is aimed at our key investors and stakeholders, for them to celebrate another great milestone for our company.”

Located on the western shores of Dubai, Waterfront will transform 1.4 billion ft² of empty desert and sea into an international community for an estimated population of 1.5 million people that is twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Waterfront is being developed on the last 15 km of natural coastline in Dubai and will provide more than 70 km of coastline in total, including the development of 23% of the Arabian Canal.