|United Arab Emirates community|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|• Total||12 km2 (5 sq mi)|
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), 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.
Emirates Hills properties look out over the fairways of the Montgomerie, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course created by architect Desmond Muirhead and seven-time European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie.
Residents of Emirates Hills
- 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 (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)
- Harshad Ramniklal Mehta (diamond tycoon who is the Chairman of Rosy Blue Group)
- Ahmed Ali Riaz (the son of Pakistani billionaire Malik Riaz)
- Santhosh Joseph (CEO of Dubai Pearl)
- Jamal Aly (Chairman and CEO of Zayan Enterprises)
- 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)
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