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Dubai Goes Out Of This World

There’s the Palm Shaped Island and there’s the Map of the World. And just when we thought planners in Dubai could possibly have run out of new concepts, they’re planning the Universe! Suddenly buying a tree branch or a country doesn’t look quite the same, when Saturn or Mercury are on offer! Whilst a couple […]

Even Property on Dubai’s Spectacular Palm Island is Rocky

Prices for real estate on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island have fallen significantly over the few quarters, with some dropping by as much as 40 percent. For instance, a four bedroom villa on the Palm is now on the market for AED10 million Dirhams, or approximately $2.6 million USD. This is down from AED15 million Dirhams […]

Watch the world’s first rotating skyscraper: Dubai’s “Dynamic Tower”

Dubai’s “Dynamic Tower”, a $US700 million ($A732.9 million) rotating, shifting, rippling skyscraper, has been unveiled by architect David Fisher for a planned 2010 opening. The tower, which will be entirely self-sufficient, harnessing the power of the wind rather than fighting the forces, as is always the problem with such a large structure. There will be […]


Every week, Marquette Turner releases its e-magazine, containing highlights from the most popular MTLH articles, as well as other news and views. Simply select the date below to view the e-magazine that interests you: You can of course subscribe at any time to receive the latest e-mag. ****************************** 19th December 2008 – the Final 2008 issue […]

The Atlantis Hotel: The Most Expensive Launch Party

A spectacular light show was put on at the unveiling of the new $1.5bn marine-themed Atlantis resort built off the Gulf Coast of Dubai on Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree. A host of international stars including pop diva Kylie Minogue, who was paid a reported $US4 million for […]

Donald Trump’s South African (ad)Ventures

Donald Trump recently stated that his real estate company will move into South Africa in a joint venture with local businessman Neill Bernstein. The two real estate honchos will work on a variety of properties, including golfing, hotel and residential developments. They have signed a 10 year agreement, and over the next couple of years […]

Australia is Ranked Number 1 in the World!

Australia has topped an index of the world’s most prosperous nations, with economic stability and high quality of life putting it over the edge. The index, produced by Dubai-based investment group Legatum, measured 104 nations against levels of wealth, quality of life, and life satisfaction. Australia tops the list, with Austria and Finland rounding out […]

The Amazing Race for the World’s Tallest Building Never Ends

It seems that not long after we’re informing you of “the world’s tallest building” that this feat will soon be eclipsed.   The fact that the latest race into the sky report comes from Dubai is probably of little surprise, with the ambition, finances and shear foresight from such Middle Eastern shores becoming quite a […]

Buying Abroad: Marquette Turner makes the front cover of British magazine

The British magazine “Buying Abroad” has chosen to feature a luxury home of Marquette Turner’s on the front cover of their latest issue, as part of their feature on Australian and more specifically Sydney property. Catering for the legions of British real estate investors that choose to look overseas to make their investment, the magazine […]

Donald Trump Provides the Future for Sydney!

Donald Trump is moving his focus to Australia with Sydney as the city set to benefit. Having just released his Palm Beach property from his book, he is planning to move by the end of the year and real estate throughout the Harbour city is set to be changed forever. Property in Sydney is set […]

Winter <<REview: the magazine for life and luxury

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has just released its luxury magazine, <<REview, available in both print versions and online. The Winter issue features subjects that range from the ups and downs of the property market in Australia, to images from the top of the world’s future tallest building in Dubai. Using Issuu’s web viewer, you can […]

View from the top of the world’s future tallest building

As part of Dubai’s transformation from a regional centre to a global one, and morphing from an oil economy to a knowledge-based one, the Burj Dubai will be the nation’s crowning glory. Currently under construction, this awe-inspiring beacon of a building will reach 2,620 feet /801metres when completed. Interesting to note: the workmen on the […]

Laid Bare: Las Vegas stripped by mortgage crisis too!

The last few days have made painfully clear that even a fantasy land like the Las Vegas Strip exists in the real world. And the troubles with the real estate market and credit crunch seem to be imperilling a significant amount of the next wave of Las Vegas development. Three major Strip projects seem to […]

Michael Schumacher gets his share of The World

Possibly the most ambitious of Dubai’s land reclamation projects, The World is an archipelago of 300 islands laid out to represent countries of the world. The first developed island is owned by Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. The $7 million piece of land was gifted to him by Dubai’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid […]

Asian Expats Vote For The World’s Most Liveable Cities

Asian expatriates have ranked Singapore as the best place to live in the world for its safe and clean environment, while Europeans chose Copenhagen, a survey showed on Tuesday. Asian expats chose Singapore over Hong Kong (15th place) and Shanghai (78th place) and placed Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra as well as two Japanese cities Kobe […]

Surfing on the River Thames

Who knew? London has 60,000 surfers, according to the British Surfing Association, a fraction of the roughly half million enthusiasts throughout the UK. Up till now British surfers basically had two options: don wet suits and brave the crowds at Cornwall and other close-to-home spots or hop a flight to catch the waves abroad. But […]

Islands of the Rich & Famous

Owning your own island is perhaps the ultimate demonstration of success. Here’s a short list of just some of the islands in the world owned by such people. Johnny Depp – Little Halls Pond Cay, Nassau, BahamasNicholas Cage – Leaf Cay, BahamasIan Fleming (James Bond Author) – Goat Island, TobagoGene Hackman – island in British […]

Islands of the Rich & Famous

Owning your own island is perhaps the ultimate demonstration of success. Here’s a short list of just some of the islands in the world owned by such people. Johnny Depp – Little Halls Pond Cay, Nassau, Bahamas Nicholas Cage – Leaf Cay, Bahamas Ian Fleming (James Bond Author) – Goat Island, Tobago Gene Hackman – […]