Real Madrid Planning Luxury Island of the Future
Do you love football (a.k.a. soccer), luxury and beaches? If you're like 99% of the world, then the answer is an enthusiastic yes! Come 2015 this triple threat of paradise will be united under the Real Madrid name for a luxury resort island and theme park in the United Arab Emirates. The price tag? No less than a billion dollars. And in case you're wondering, yes, the island will me a manmade, artificial island in true Arabic style.
In a press release about the resort, Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, stated: "When the Real Madrid Resort Island opens its gates, visitors will become part of the legend of this club, which strives to be eternal and universal. We adhere our name and potential to a unique location, a strategic meeting place and a project of unprecedented dimension located less than four hours away by flight of 200 million people."
Celebrating the release was the star-studded line-up of the Real Madrid organization: Jose Mourinho, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Football Director Miguel Pardeza, First Team Director Zinedine Zidane, Director of Institutional Relations Emilio Butragueño and former players Santamaria, Pachin and Amancio Amaro. Alas expect to see a lot of sports stars on site when this place opens in 2015. Or take it again from Perez, "Real Madrid Resort Island will be a sports touristic complex of the highest level, covering 50 hectares in which tourism and sport will seduce millions of people in search of a quality leisurely activities."