Liverpool captain Gerrard signs up for Dubai developer Azizi
Source: BI-ME , Author: Justin Smith
Posted: Wed December 3, 2008 12:00 am

UAE. Liverpool Football Club Captain Steven Gerrard joined forces with ‘Team Azizi’ last night at a VIP launch event for the Dubai-based developer Azizi Investments at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

Gerrard gave his seal of approval to his signature tower - the Azizi Crystal at The Palm Jebel Ali - at the launch, which was attended by a host of VIP investors as well as guest speakers from CNN and Bloomberg. Within minutes of launch, the developer said it had achieved sales of more than AED150 million, dramatically bucking overall market trends and indicating continued interest in the Dubai market both regionally and internationally.

Speaking about the development, Gerrard said: “I am truly privileged to be part of such a pioneering and prestigious project on Palm Jebel Ali. Azizi Investments is one of the top developers in the UAE and the vision and quality of the Azizi brand is what inspired me to be part of this new, upcoming development.”

Merwiss Azizi, Founder and Chairman of Azizi Investments, said: “Steven is a leader who commands respect and admiration on and off the field. This makes him an outstanding ambassador for the Azizi brand, and we’re delighted to be working with him on the Azizi Crystal at Palm Jebel Ali.”

Gerrard added: “I would personally like to thank Merwiss Azizi for this honour and look forward to working with him throughout this project.”

Designed to the highest specifications in terms of architectural and environmental standards, the Azizi Crystal will be located on Crescent A, Palm Jebel Ali. The high-rise podium tower development comprises of G+21 floors and will include luxurious, high-end oceanfront residential apartments ranging form one to four bedrooms, as well as luxury penthouse units. 

As Gerrard famously sports the number 8 on his shirt, floor 8 in the Azizi Crystal will boast a number of special features inspired by the player. Gerrard will also have an apartment within his signature tower on one of the most prestigious floors, stimulating increased demand from investors.

The one and two bedroom apartments range in size from 900 square feet to 1,400 square feet and in style from classic to contemporary. Fully integrated semi-open kitchens with luxury brand built-in appliances and specially designed luxury bathroom fittings and accessories are included with all Azizi apartments.

Three and four bedroom apartments range in size from 1,800 square feet to 2,400 square feet and in style from classic to contemporary. Custom-commissioned in every detail, apartments will include high quality full body porcelain tiles, with natural marble stone flooring and wood flooring in selected areas. Kitchens will be equipped with the finest natural wood veneer cabinetry and granite tops.

See also www.aziziinvestments.com

 

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