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Kim Kardashian eyes Dubai nightclub, hotel deal

US reality TV star says she’s keen to expand her brand in the Middle East

Kim Kardashian eyes Dubai nightclub, hotel deal

US reality
TV star Kim Kardashian said Monday she wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to
open a Kardashian hotel or night club in Dubai if the opportunity was right.

Speaking
to Arabian Business ahead of her trip to the emirate next week, the ‘Keeping up
with the Kardashians’ star said a new business venture in the UAE would enable
the family to travel to Gulf state on a regular basis.

 “I’m
just excited to meet new people and see what other business opportunities are
out there other than what I’ve already have got on,” she said. “Absolutely [I
would look at real estate], if it made sense and there was something there.

“I’m hoping
that I fall in love with the Middle East. I want to go out there all the time. I
want to bring my sisters so I hope the right opportunity comes about and I’m
able to really do my homework and research some great real estate opportunities
or other opportunities in general,” she added.

Kardashian’s
mother and manager, Kris Jenner, said the family may also look at opening a
nightclub and a branch of retail outlet Kardashian Khaos.

The brand’s
first boutique is due to open in Las Vegas at The Mirage in November.

“I would
love the opportunity to help design a hotel and get into that business or maybe
open a club, like a Kardashian experience, I think it would be really amazing,”
Jenner told Arabian Business. “We’re opening up a store in Vegas called
Kardashian Khaos and I would love to bring that to Dubai, it would be fun. We
consider it a great opportunity to see what’s going on.”

Compared
to the US, the Dubai club scene is relatively untapped, Kim said.

“It’s
something we have had offers out here in the States but it’s very saturated out
here. I think it would be really fun to have something in a place we can go
away and have fun.”

Kardashian
is set to launch the first overseas branch of US-brand Millions of Milkshakes in
Dubai Mall next week. The 30-year-old shot to fame along with her family in the
reality TV show, ‘Keeping up With The Kardashians’. The hit television show has
spawned several spinoffs, the latest of which features Kim and her sister Kourtney
opening their boutique DASH in New York City.

In
December, Kardashian became Hollywood’s top earning reality star, earning an
estimated $6m from her various enterprises. The star lends her name to a host
of products including skincare, swimwear and also promotes the weight loss
product Quick Trim.

Kardashian
said any business venture she did take on in Dubai she would be fully involved
in.

“It
might seem like we have a lot going on but when we do choose to put our name on
something it’s not just putting our name on it, its fully being involved, every
step of the way,” she said.

“If I do
take on an opportunity in Dubai or Abu Dhabi or wherever, I will be so involved
and I’ll have to come back constantly. So I wouldn’t take on the opportunity
unless it’s something I really wanted to do because there are so many things
going on here in the States.”

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Fletch 8 years ago

This is not news. Why are you giving this woman coverage?

We Are The People 8 years ago

There goes the neighbourhood.

Paul austin 8 years ago

Why would Dubai associate itself with this woman who flaunts here self behaves appalling in her reality show
I don't think this is what Dubai is about or needs I say stay away

Dr. 8 years ago

She's smart enough to recognize opportunity in the Arab world!

Heba 8 years ago

Kim would bring so much flavour and excitement to Dubai! She is not only stunning but very compassionate and inspiring to all women. I look forward to trying Million Milkshakes next week after she launches it:-) GO Kim !!

Babeck 8 years ago

Dubai's image should not be spoiled by the presence of these types. The city has much sophisticated culture than this woman offers.

Paul Marvins 8 years ago

No thanks. Please stick to the USA ie there are so many things going on there!