Real Estate

Bugatti-styled villas ... planned for Akoya Oxygen in Dubai.

Bugatti-styled villas ... planned for Akoya Oxygen in Dubai.

World’s first Bugatti homes

October 2015

The world’s first Bugatti-styled villas are set to come up in Dubai, UAE, within the lush green, 55-million-sq-ft Akoya Oxygen master development, overlooking the Tiger Woods-designed Trump World Golf Club, Dubai.

Launched by luxury real estate developer Damac Properties at the Cityscape Global exhibition in the UAE emirate last month, the exclusive limited edition collection called Ettore 971 Bugatti-styled villas are named after Ettore Bugatti, the founder of the renowned French luxury super sports car brand Bugatti with ‘971’ signifying the international code for the UAE.

The seven-bedroom villas are conceptualised by the designers of the world’s fastest street-legal production car, the iconic 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron and stylishly reflect its distinctive curved front. Prices will be in the region of Dh36 million ($9.8 million), reflecting the high-end styling and finishing in each unit.

The design also includes an indoor vehicle display area, with glass panels through to the living quarters, so owners can admire their car from the comfort of their sofa.

“The Ettore 971 Bugatti-styled villas at Akoya Oxygen are the true expression of ultimate luxury living,” says Ziad El Chaar, managing director, Damac Properties.

“We only bring the most exclusive, desirable, limited edition collections to Dubai’s luxury real estate and with Bugatti we have one of the most aspirational uber luxury brands in the world. The early response to the launch has been very positive, reaffirming the desirability of the right collaborations in the right locations.”

The indoor vehicle display area ... within view from the living quarters.

The indoor vehicle display area ... within view from the living quarters.

“We are delighted to be working with Damac Properties on these unique living concepts, which reflect the key design codes of the Bugatti brand,” says Massimiliano Ferrari, managing director of Bugatti Brand Lifestyle.

“These palatial homes reflect the true DNA of the Bugatti brand. Much more than a brand extension, we have embraced the curvaceous lines and styling so intrinsically linked to the Bugatti Veyron super sports car. We are taking this vision, with more than a hundred years of history, in a very modern way.”

At Cityscape, Damac also unveiled an exclusive four-tower project Viridis at Akoya Oxygen. Two of the towers will comprise 370 hotel apartments, which will be managed to five-star standards by Damac Properties’ hospitality brand, NAIA.

Each unit will be fully serviced, including a fitted kitchen and can be placed in the company’s rental pool programme. The other two towers will include 356 private, residential units which will look out over the golf course and the entire project. All of the units have access to a high-tech gymnasium, swimming pool and lounge area, as well as retail and restaurants on the ground floors.

Damac said the four 13-storey towers are the first high-rise units to go on sale in the 55-million-sq-ft master development.

Damac Properties has cemented its place as a leading luxury developer in the region, offering iconic design and the upmost quality. The company’s footprint now extends across the Middle East with projects in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon. As of June 2015, it has delivered 14,375 homes and has a development portfolio of more than 37,000 units at various stages of progress and planning. Included are more than 10,000 hotel rooms and serviced hotel apartments under development, which will be managed by its hospitality arm, Damac Hotels & Resorts.

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