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Dubai-based Portuguese DJ wins private island in Canada

The 27-year old DJ, who lives at home with his parents in Dubai, won a competition held by Liv, an online bank run by Emirates NBD

Dubai-based Portuguese DJ wins private island in Canada
Former newspaper reporter Brendan Lopez, 27, also won AED 100,000 in addition to Hollpoint Island in Nova Scotia.

A Portuguese DJ who lives at home with his parents in Dubai has become the owner of a 2.42 hectare island in Canada’s Nova Scotia after winning a competition run by Liv, an online bank run by Emirates NBD.

Former newspaper reporter Brendan Lopez, 27, also won AED 100,000 in addition to Hollpoint Island in Nova Scotia.

Lopez was among 20 finalists in the ‘Win a Private Island’ competition, a spot he earned by earning loyalty points on the Liv mobile banking app and participating in a final competition to determine the winner.

“I don’t even know what an Ejari contract looks like. I don’t have a house of my own. I still live with my parents – and now I own an island. I can’t believe it,” Lopez was quoted as saying by the Khaleej Times.

“The first thought that came to my mind when I won the AED 100,000 is to help my relatives,” he added. “With the island, I’m still not sure what I’m going to do. I’m just 27 and I don’t know what people my age do with islands they own. Most of the time, I don’t even have my room completely to myself.”

Hollpoint Island – also known as Hurricane Island – is located in Guysborough County, in Canada’s east.

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