The world’s tallest structure and possibly the fanciest location in the Gulf, the Burj Khalifa, is one of the “in demand residential towers” for many people, especially Indians.
Read on to know more about Indians who own luxurious apartments in Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Burj Khalifa flat owners
Did you know: In the first seven months after the skyscraper’s inauguration, Indians led the list of buyers, having purchased property worth $7.9 million.
Indians own more than a 100 of the 900 flats in Dubai’s 828-meter tower, demonstrating the community’s rising financial clout in Western Asia especially Dubai.
Burj Khalifa Indian flat owners list
Prominent Indians who are proud owners of a property in the tallest skyscraper are:
Mohanlal, a popular south Indian actor, is one of the celebrities who own a residence in the Burj Khalifa. It’s a one-bedroom, 940-square-feet apartment purchased in the name of the actor’s wife, Suchitra. The flat in the Burj Khalifa is stated to be on the 29th floor and boasts a breathtaking view of the dancing fountain. The apartment was valued at approximately Rs 35 million (2.8 million dirhams) when he purchased it.
The Tollywood superstar owns various other residential properties in Dubai also.
2. Raj Kundra:
Raj Kundra is a British- Indian entrepreneur. Success magazine listed him as the 198th wealthiest British Asian in 2004. The businessman has gifted many expensive gifts to his wife, Shilpa Shetty and one of then is a flat in Burj Khalifa. Raj Kundra bought Shilpa Shetty a luxurious home on the 19th floor of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as a wedding anniversary present in 2012. As per sources, the property was valued at Rs 50 crore. Shilpa got the most extravagant wedding anniversary gift in the history of B-town.
It is unclear whether the couple still own the flat or have sold it.
3. Rohit Kochhar:
Rohit has a vast and diversified professional knowledge of more than three decades and is well regarded as a distinguished lawyer and great legal businessman. The famous lawyer owns an apartment in Burj Khalifa, Dubai. However, the specifications of the house haven’t been revealed.
4. Sherlyn Chopra:
Sherlyn Chopra is an Indian model and actress who has appeared in several Bollywood movies. According to reports, Sherlyn has a two-bedroom flat in the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, valued at Rs. 15 crores. Sherlyn, on the other hand, has remained silent regarding the worth of her home.
5. George V Nereaparambil:
George V Nereaparambil is the founder of the Geo Group of Companies. Geo Group is believed to be among the Middle East’s largest business organizations. George V Nereaparambil, an Indian mechanic-turned-businessman, is the happy owner of 22 beautiful flats in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest structure. Moreover, he is the only Indian to own 22 out of 900 flats. Read his interview and know how he managed to achieve this feat.
6. Ravi Pillai
He is a Dubai-based Indian businessman. He is the founder and chairman of the RP Group and his net worth is estimated at US$2.5 billion. He spent more than 50 crores as wedding expense on his daughter’s wedding. He is speculated to own a flat in Burj Khalifa.
7. BK Modi
He is popularly known as Dr M and is a Singaporean based Indian businessman. He was featured in the list of Forbes Singapore’s 50 Richest List. He is the chairman of Smart Group of Companies and an alumni of IIT. He has also co-produced Bollywood films like OMG! He is one of the purchaser of a flat in Burj Khalifa.
8. BR Shetty
He is a UAE based Indian businessman with diversified interests in the field of healthcare and finance. However, recently in April, 2020, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank filed a criminal complaint against NMC Health and the Central Bank of UAE ordered the freezing of his accounts and the blacklisting of his firms.
9. Pritesh Depala
He is the CEO of Phars Films, the company known for the distributor of Baahubali: The Conclusion. They are based in UAE.
These are some of the prominent people who own a flat in the Burj Khalifa. There are many others who have made the list of flat owners in Burj Khalifa, but remain anonymous to public knowledge. Some of them are:
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