By Courtney Trenwith
More than 100 luxury villas in the Akoya by Damac master development in Dubai go on sale
The first residences in the Middle East designed by US billionaire businessman Donald Trump have been released for sale in Dubai.
The Trump Estates includes more than 100 luxury villas overlooking a Trump-branded golf course within the Akoya by Damac master development, off Umm Suqeim Road.
The interior of the villas has been influenced by Trump’s daughter Ivanka, as revealed by Arabian Business last month, and include materials and an open plan rarely used in Dubai.
Villas are priced from AED6.6m ($1.79m) up to more
than AED50m, a Damac spokesperson confirmed.
“[The design] is different from what we usually do in the market,” Damac Properties managing director Ziad El Chaar told Arabian Business in February.
“You’re going to see villas which are much more open; they have much more glass facade.”
Trump said the villas would be of a new level of luxury.
“The Trump Estates, with its unparalled location, overlooking the spectacular Trump International Golf Club, Dubai will set the new standard of luxury in the Middle East and beyond,” he said on Sunday.
“The initial interest has been tremendous and we are looking forward to providing the very best in quality, services and amenities at the Trump Estates.”
Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, media room, lounge and coffee shop.
However, Damac has not revealed the sale price.
Trump also is working with Damac to develop a clubhouse, spa, restaurant and boutique hotel with the community.
“The Trump Estates are set to be the most desirable properties on the market in Dubai,” El Chaar said.
“We are working together to provide the highest level of luxury possible and The Trump Estates will be the realisation of that vision.
“Our most loyal clients have been excited about this launch ever since we revealed the concepts at Cityscape Global 2013.”
Akoya by Damac is a 42 million square foot golf community and will include mansions, villas, apartments and a retail centre.
The Dubai-based developer also is working with other luxury brands including Paramount Pictures, Versace and Fendi.
There goes the neighborhood!
I don't believe this will ever come up. Anything related to Donald Trump is only on paper. We've examples like Trump hotel in palm, golf course etc.
I sincerely hope the investors learn from the past.
Hey JVD, its being built right next to our community at the Ranches
JVD...I suggest you drive out there and see what is there now including the golf course which is well under way
is there now
There is a reason you don't see such designs in the gulf, and it is because they are gonna be an oven in summer and a fridge in winter.
I don't see this "desirable" at all.
Who's the Architect for this project? Why do developers never list the designers responsible?