By Shane McGinley
Soon-to-be divorced star said glitzy Gulf emirate ‘feels like home' after recent trip
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian has said she is
considering buying a home in Dubai after making her first trip to the glitzy
Gulf emirate last month.
Kardashian, who this month filed for divorce after just 72 days
of marriage, had previously said she would be keen to open a branded hotel or
nightclub in the city if the opportunity were right.
“I love it here so much. This is my first time to the Middle
East, so I'm thankful for such a warm welcome. It feels like home," she
said in an interview in the November issue of HauteMuse magazine.
"I would buy a home in Dubai, yes. I would have to come
and figure out a place and all that, but so far I've loved it so much that I
could totally see that.”
Speaking to Arabian Business last month, the ‘Keeping up
with the Kardashians’ star said she was keen to forge business ties with the Gulf
to smooth the path for regular trips to the region.
“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 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.”
Kardashian’s mother and manager, Kris Jenner, said the
family may look to open a second branch of retail outlet Kardashian Khaos, to
join existing stores in the US and Australia.
“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 said.
“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.”
The 31-year-old this month filed for divorce from her
husband Kris Humphries citing irreconcilable differences, just weeks after a
lavish wedding that was billed as a "fairytale."
Court papers showed Kardashian has asked the court to confirm
that jewellery and other personal items, as well as earnings before and during
the marriage, be considered separate property.
Kardashian last year was named Hollywood’s top-earning
reality star, earning an estimated $6m from branding deals for products such as
skincare, swimwear and weight loss supplements.
well that should be enough to make a lot of people want to sell up and move out!
Property market is entirely bereft of feelgood stories, however she is unlikely to bring an entourage of Americans with her to buy property, think the advice would be let's see how the business goes before buying a mansion where the homeowners rules are getting cloudy.
Feel sure that she wouldn't be keen on paying beach and leisure club fees, celebs expect to pay for little purely for their endorsement.
What a PUBLICTY STUNT! She is Rich only because of Brainless & Crazy People who have Hyped her.
Maybe you're right.Nonetheless she's rich and famous. Don't you wish you could match that, specially that I see you have a big brain to write such a comment :)
Excellent Leo. This would be exactly what Dubai would need:
to get rid of people with such unentrepreneurial and narrow views about successful people.
Have you noticed the similarity in surnames names between Mounir and Kim? Hence the defense of this terrible example of an invented celebrity, famous only for being famous. And when someone like this says they think a place "feels like home" you know that place must be doing something seriously wrong.
I like here. What's wrong with it? If Kim decides to buy any property in Dubai, she will be more than welcome. Don't forget that Dubai has been on the international map for many years...but may be we have forgotten that. She is welcome to Dubai at any time.
Calm down Mounir.
We all read the publicity stunt by Kim ditching her temporary husband, but am not sure if you are in the running to be the next one yet despite your PR comments for her!
You can but hope I suppose.
Given the negative publicity surrounding her recent divorce and her now dwindling interest with the American public, I don't think this will happen. Outside her core base in America, I doubt she will garner that much attention in Asia or this part of the world.
Judging by other comments, I would agree that she said that as a snippet for the local press to work on and publish as an "exclusive scoop", in the same way that Pam Anderson, Brad Pitt and Paris Hilton were linked to having properties named after them during the Real Estate boom years
Maybe she can pawn the $2 million engagement ring she has scandalously refused to give back to buy the house. 7 billion dirhams should get her a nice pad and cover the beach access costs for a while!