Emirates Hills

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Emirates Hills
تلال الإمارات
United Arab Emirates community
Coordinates: 25°03′58″N 55°10′16″E / 25.06624°N 55.17111°E / 25.06624; 55.17111Coordinates: 25°03′58″N 55°10′16″E / 25.06624°N 55.17111°E / 25.06624; 55.17111
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Established 2003
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Community number 394

Emirates Hills (Arabic: تلال الإمارات‎‎) is a gated community located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has been named after Beverly Hills. Emirates Hills is largely home to the expatriate community of Dubai, as it consists of the first freehold properties to be sold in the city. The project was classified as freehold and open to anyone to purchase. The majority of owners hail from the Indian subcontinent, Iran and Western Europe.

Although the developer, Emaar Properties, pioneered the idea of freehold property in Dubai, this is Emaar's only project where land was sold per square foot to individuals to build the house of their choice. Over time, all the plots were sold. Some of the residents included the late Benazir Bhutto (although her family still lives there),[1][2][3] the managing director of Géant Middle East (Mohammed Ayub Shaikh), Abdul Rahiman Abdul Azeez owner of Alpha Smart Security Systems Business and the owners of the Middle East Broadcasting Center and Habib Bank.[4]

Emirates Hills properties look out over the fairways of the Montgomerie[1], an 18-hole Championship Golf Course created by architect Desmond Muirhead and seven-time European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie.

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  1. ^ "'Inconsolable' Bilawal meets well-wishers". Gulf News. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. ^ Masood, Salman (2008-05-02). "Talks End on Positive Note". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-03. Mr. Sharif flew on Tuesday night to Dubai, where Mr. Zardari has a home, in a desperate bid to salvage the ruling coalition. 
  3. ^ "Zardari leaves for Dubai to meet daughters". Hindustan Times. 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-05-03. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Millionaire's Emirates Hills Mansion". XPRESS. 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2008-02-17.  Updated on 2007-08-02.

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