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Brad and Angelina buy Dubai island: report
DUBAI (AFP) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have bought a man-made island in the shape of Ethiopia that is part of an ambitious luxury development off the coast of Dubai, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
The Hollywood couple intend to use the reclaimed piece of land to showcase environmental issues and encourage people to live a greener life, the Emirates Today newspaper said.
The couple's purchase is part of cluster of 300 islands, shaped like a world map, that is gradually surfacing in waters off the booming Gulf emirate.
Ethiopian Mother wants Jolie's child back
Representatives of the pair in the US and other reliable sources had confirmed the purchase had gone ahead. But state-owned Nakheel, the firm behind the development called "The World", declined to comment, the paper said.
The couple's two-year-old daughter Zahara was born in Ethiopia. Billionaire businessman Richard Branson and musician Rod Stewart are also reported to have bought plots on the development.
Prices for the islands range from six million to 36 million dollars.
The bustling emirate of Dubai, which is a member of the UAE federation, is busy positioning itself as a global leisure and finance hub through The World and several other mega-projects including the world's tallest tower.
Ed's Note: This news was first posted on nazret.com in April 2006 and it is now official according to AhlanLive.com
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That is the only island ethiopia will ever have ….made in dubai
You go Ange and Brad !!!!….
A Good choice to have the “PROMISED LAND” Ethiopia in Dubai….
The article doesn’t say how much she paid for it, Any estimates?
Who want have Eritrea In Dubai island ……. for 5 Euro?????
A great news!!…
lol Amesetrdamer. I think this little Eritrea is a big deal for all Ethiopians. Why all ethiopia can’t leave eritrea just like djibouti, sudan ………
I like Angi, she is good woman. God bless her and her island too.
Selam bud Eritrean never to be to choose. No one want Eritrea because the leader is no good the place is no good even the water is no good and salty,yacky. Selam ma’alty. Yeha
How come Al Amoudi missed the chance to buy this? He would have been a better choice in my view.
In my mind I was sure it was in the hand of alamudin what happened ??
Angelina more power to you for choosing ethiopia as your home.The ethiopian government should grant you a citizen ship as you deserve it.Real people like you understand the ancient country of ethiopia.
eritrea: 350 small and big islands
you sound like one of our
enemies, I will keep an eye on you
philly are silly. Dream about Ethiopia but you won’t get it any ways.
Alamoudi doesn’t need the Ethiopia in Dubai when he already owns the real Ethiopia.
Eritria is too small to exist in this Dubai world.
Now we have our island, we don’t need Eritrea, Thanks Angelina.
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