Property Investment in Dubai: Michael Owen talks about his property investment with The First Group

Property Investment in Dubai: Michael Owen talks about his property investment with The First Group



[Applause] hello I'm Michael Owen and welcome to the first group my career in football has taken me all over the world but my favorite destination is here Dubai I fell in love with this place many years ago for me and my family it's a home from home a place of white sandy beaches year-round sunshine warm seas spectacular shopping and world-class magic and recreation we're not alone more and more people have been drawn to Dubai to work as well as play its lucrative property market and tax-free lifestyle has attracted expats and investors from every corner of the globe it's now a leading business and financial hub Dubai is the fastest-growing city in the region and on course to host 20 million visitors a year by 2020 I strongly believed in the huge potential of the region but even I have been surprised by the scale of Dubai's growing last year its property market rose to become the world's strongest it's the world's top location for overseas ambassadors its airport is one of the largest on the planet hosting over 66 million passengers traveling to 220 destinations on six continents each year it's hotel industry is the most vibrant anywhere in the world with occupancy rates of over 88 percent per year and recent hotel revenue growth of an amazing 18 percent this is a place of immense opportunity and bright at the heart of it is the first pretty some years ago I was lucky enough to be introduced to the first group which specialises in property investment here through them I became the proud owner of several properties in Dubai I also have the honor of being part of the first team the first groups elite team of sporting ambassadors alongside Kanu Svetlana Kuznetsova Bryan Habana and andriy shevchenko each of us owns property through the first group and shares its ethos of passion excellence and teamwork just like all the world-class teams the first group is built around a core of outstanding talent it's or is a diverse set of gifted individuals with decades of experience in a global property and hospitality industry there is a special pleasure in being part of a great team in the years I've been with them the first groups achievements have exceeded my expectations as Dubai has grown they flourished with it highlights of the journey so far are the first groups iconic tower that Dubai Marina one of the most coveted locations in the city stunning buildings in the business hub of tea camp and award-winning developments at the premier address of Dubai sport city now the first group has joined forces with world-class strategic partners these include Wyndham Hotel Group the largest hotel company in the world with over 7,000 properties in 66 countries and the world's largest loyalty program nine million active members Etihad Airways the national carrier the UAE and the world's fastest-growing airline and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts owners of the world's only seven star hotel the Burj Al Arab the first group has also grown to offer a range of wealth building and asset management services its commitment to its ambassadors continues well beyond the point of sale these services free of more time for its clients to enjoy the fruits of their profitable investments and it's titanium reward scheme is an exclusive loyalty program with astonishingly generous benefits right now the first group is embarking on another phase of expansion the Wyndham Dubai Marina & trip by Wyndham form the next stage of the first groups development the new projects have the M be able locations and iconic designs but we've come to expect from the first group they're also a fantastic chance for new property investors to join the first group and become part of an elite team with a passion and dedication that makes proven winners the next chapter in do buyers breathtaking transformation began with the news there had been chosen to host the World Expo in 2020 device successful bid makes it the first middle-eastern City ever to host this extremely prestigious event hundreds of countries will compete there to show off the latest architecture and technology the Expo is expected to bring in twenty three billion dollars to Dubai and billions of extra visitors Dubai's government is spending 7 billion dollars on infrastructure for the event and has promised to astonish the world knowing this city I wouldn't bet against them the Oxbow will cement Dubai stellar reputation and confirm its place in the global elite demand for property and hotel rooms is already rising in anticipation I hope you will take a bit of time to find out about these new opportunities and if you are like me you will make the first group your first choice and take advantage of this chance to share in their incredible success thank you for your time we look forward to seeing you soon in Dubai you