This article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2022)
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Emirate||Emirate of Dubai|
|• Total||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
Emirates Hills is largely home to the wealthy business 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 are from wealthy families in the region and it has been noted as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the GCC.
Although the developer, Emaar Properties, pioneered the idea of freehold property in Dubai, this was Emaar's first project where land was sold per square foot to individuals to build the house of their choice. Over time, all the plots were sold. Emirates Hills is the most expensive villa community to buy or rent a property in Dubai, buyers pay up to Dh2,604 per square foot, while renting costs Dh80 per sq ft.
Some of the residents included the late Benazir Bhutto (although her family still lives there), 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.
Properties in Emirates Hills look out over the fairways of the Address Montgomerie, an 18-hole golf course created by architect Desmond Muirhead and golfer Colin Montgomerie. Villas overlooking the golf course sell for up to $52 million.
Emirates Hills is close to Dubai British School, Dubai International Academy, Emirates International School, Meadows and Emirates Hill Nursery, and Raffles Nursery. Vida Emirates Hills hotel is located here, close to the golf course.
- Sunil Vaswani (billionaire owner and Chairman of the Stallion Group)
- The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr.
- Asif Ali Zardari, the former President of Pakistan (and the family of deceased former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto)
- The Gupta family (one of South Africa's wealthiest families known for their friendship with President Jacob Zuma)
- Raghuvinder Kataria (billionaire investor and Chairman of Kataria Holdings)
- Arif Naqvi (Founder and CEO of The Abraaj Group)
- Ajay Sethi (Chairman of Channel 2 Group)
- Nawaz Sharif (former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
- The sons of Ishaq Dar (Finance Minister of Pakistan)
- Madhu Koneru (Group Executive Director of Trimex)
- Reeyaz Moosa (Chairman of Moosa Enterprises)
- Maroun Semaan (former President of Petrofac)
- Thaksin Shinawatra (former Prime Minister of Thailand)
- Abdullah Shamim Rehmani (BOD member of Rehmani Group of companies of Pakistan)
- Harshad Ramniklal Mehta (diamond tycoon who is the Chairman of Rosy Blue Group)
- Mubashra Aslam (the daughter-in-law of Pakistani billionaire Malik Riaz)
- Santhosh Joseph (CEO of Dubai Pearl)
- Rizwan Sajan (billionaire Founder and Chairman of Danube Group)
- Kabir Mulchandani (real estate tycoon and CEO of SKAI)
- Farid Noureddine Bedjaoui (a businessman whose uncle Mohamed Bedjaoui was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria)
- Abdourahman Mohamed Boreh (one of the richest and most influential businessmen in Djibouti)
- Hasan Abdullah Ismaik (Jordanian billionaire who is the former CEO of Arabtec)
- "Emirates Hills". AreaGuides. Bayut. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
- "Welcome to the 'Beverly Hills of Dubai'". Finance Uncovered. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
- "Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich". BBC Two. UK: BBC. January 2022. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
- "Dubai's most expensive communities to rent or buy". The National. UAE. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
- "'Inconsolable' Bilawal meets well-wishers". Gulf News. 2008-01-03. Archived from the original on 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
- 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.
- "Zardari leaves for Dubai to meet daughters". Hindustan Times. 2008-03-02. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
- "Millionaire's Emirates Hills Mansion Mahesh Tourani,". XPRESS. 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2008-02-17. Updated on 2007-08-02.
- "Address Montgomerie". Address Hotels. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
- "Welcome to the 'Beverly Hills of Dubai' – a postcode for kleptocrats". Finance Uncovered. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
- "Best Schools Near Emirates Hills". Luxury Property International Ltd. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
- Nagraj, Aarti (13 June 2019). "Dubai's Emaar opens new 160-room Vida Emirates Hills hotel". Gulf Business. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
- "Dubai-Based Billionaire Vaswani's Stallion Group Wants To Dominate Nigeria And All Of West Africa". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Mugabe renting $500K Dubai villa". Zimbabwe Independent. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Dubai mourns Benazir Bhutto". Gulf News. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Gupta Family Buys $30 Million Mansion in Dubai, City Press Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Raghuvinder Kataria". Arabian Business. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Building a Cultural Bridge". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Anil Kapoor's birthday bash". Gulf News. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Millionaire's Emirates Hills Mansion". Gulf News. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Ishaq Dar's sons own two towers in UAE acquired through illegal means: Imran Khan". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Panama Papers: Red flags went up in Mossack Fonseca as CBI accused set up 12 companies". Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Better Homes December'10". Dubai Better Homes. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Maroun Semaan". Panama Papers. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Ex-Thai leader Thaksin, exiled in UAE, says he will not return to power". The National. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Yingluck Shinawatra: former Thai PM fled to Dubai say senior party members". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
- "Harshad Ramniklal Mehta". Panama Papers. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Ahmed Ali Riaz". Panama Papers. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Consent Order" (PDF). Securities and Exchange Board of India. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Money & Me: Danube Group founder got an early start in financial responsibility". The National. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Out of Jail, Back in the Dubai Property Game". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Affaire Sonatrach-Saipem : Bedjaoui face à la justice italienne". Jeune Afrique. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Abdourahman Mohamed Boreh". Panama Papers. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
- "Mohammed Salama". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2017-04-23.[permanent dead link]