Kim Kardashian mulling Dubai property buy

Soon-to-be divorced star said glitzy Gulf emirate ‘feels like home' after recent trip
Kim Kardashian mulling Dubai property buy
The 31-year-old visited Dubai in October, under a branding deal with Millions of Milkshakes
By Shane McGinley
Wed 16 Nov 2011 11:32 AM

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.

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