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Update Fraud Case Dynasty Zarooni – Ebony Ivory Towers Al Fajer Properties

Posted by 7starsdubai on August 22, 2010


source Emirates Business 247

The Dubai Court of Appeal heard on
Thursday two cases related to Dynasty Zarooni in which the company, its owners and executive are accused of defrauding property investors of a total of Dh1.2 billion.

In the first case, the court, which was supposed to give a verdict regarding a request made by 36 investors for instating defrauding accusation, adjourned the case to September 23 for verdict as one of the three accused failed to attend the hearing. In 2009, the plaintiffs had filed complaints claiming that Dynasty Zarooni, the companys partner, CEO and managing director, Kabir Mulchandani, and its British executive, RG, had sold investors plots of land that did not exist.

The case was dismissed by the prosecution after reviewing a report handed in by a property market expert assigned by the accused.

The plaintiffs challenged the decision considering that flawed investigations were conducted.

Al Shaali and Company, representing the plaintiff, submitted in an earlier hearing his defence saying the prosecution combined non-related complaints filed to police against Dynasty Zarooni into one case and failed to investigate the property fraud.

In the second case, the 36 local and overseas investors appealed the acquittal sentence awarded in the favour of Dynasty Zarouni, is Emirati partner Hilal Zarooni ,CEO and managing director and executive on May 30.

The subject of this case was that the company and its officials have set up a bogus investment portfolio and promised them hefty returns and defrauded investors of Dh893 million.

They complained that KM received subscription fees of Dh300,000 a month from 12 members of the so-called “investment club” with a promise of hefty monthly returns six months after investing their money in real estate projects, which they claimed they did not receive.

They also claimed that there were no escrow accounts for projects they had invested in.

Besides, they complained that the accused made announcements regarding projects( Jumeirah Business Centre 6,7,8,9 or Ebony and Ivory Towers) contrary to reality. Some projects claimed to be in construction proved to be sandy lands.

The sentence of the Court of First Instance was based on a report presented to the court by the defence lawyer proving that investors had received more than Dh232m in profits.

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Dubai Investors appeal in property Fraud Case

Posted by 7starsdubai on July 20, 2010


source The National

DUBAI // Plaintiffs who claim they have been defrauded of more than Dh1.2 billion by a property developer have asked that the dismissed charges against the company be reinstated.

The 36 investors want the Dubai Court of Appeals to reopen the case against Dynasty Zarooni that public prosecutors had declared groundless. They claim that flawed investigations were conducted by prosecutors.

Two cases were filed by the plaintiffs last year against the company, its Indian chief executive Kabir Mulchandani, his Emirati business partner and managing director Hilal Zarooni  and the British executive R G.

The first case, which was referred to court, charged the men with setting up a bogus investment portfolio and defrauding investors of Dh893 million. The Dubai Court of Misdemeanours acquitted them on all charges on May 30.

The court reached its verdict after the defence presented documents that proved contractual agreements between the investors and Dynasty Zarooni. The documents showed that the investors had received more than Dh232 million in profits from their investments.

The second case alleged that Kabir Mulchandani and his co-defendants committed a property fraud by selling investors plots of land that did not exist. Prosecutors dismissed the case after reviewing a report by a property market expert they assigned to investigate the allegations.

Lawyers of the law firm representing the plaintiffs, Al Sha’ali & Co, told the appeals court yesterday that the second case had been dismissed illegally.

They claimed that prosecutors had combined unrelated police complaints filed against Dynasty Zarooni into one case and had failed to investigate the property fraud properly. The lawyers held that the escrow accounts registered to the company were not investigated and did not exist. They claimed contractors( Al Fajer Properties) presented by Dynasty Zarooni as the builders of their Ebony and Ivory towers testified under oath that they had not taken part in any construction projects with the company.

“Three contracting companies have testified to prosecutors that they only signed agreements with Dynasty Zarooni but have not conducted any business with them,” said lawyer Mohammed Safwat.

A separate case has been filed against the property expert who conducted the initial investigation, according to defence documents presented in court.

The documents allege that the expert had not conducted his evaluation properly and was legally bound to be prosecuted.

The court was also asked to present a different court-appointed expert to review the case.

The court will hear from the defence on July 22.

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Horror Szenarien eines Immobilienkaufs in Dubai – Al Fajer Properties – Betrug – Bedrohungen – Stalking – Pressefreiheit

Posted by 7starsdubai on June 4, 2010


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Horror Szenarien eines Immobilienkaufs in Dubai – Al Fajer Properties – Betrug und Psychoterror

March, 2010

Schilderung– Sachverhalt Massive Probleme seit dem Kauf eines Apartments in Dubai 2005 Nakheel – DMCC – Al Fajer Properties – Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum

Meine Lebensgefährtin ( 48) und ich ( 78 Jahre) besuchten seit 1999 regelmäßig als Touristen Dubai.

Am 18. Oktober 2005 entscheiden wir uns für den Kauf eine Apartments bei der Firma Nakheel Dubai(zu dieser Zeit 100 % Government eigenes Unternehmen). Der Kaufabschluss findet direkt im Verkaufsbüro der Firma Nakheel statt. Mit dem Kauf bei der Regierungseigenen Firma glaubten wir auf der sicheren Seite zu sein. Diese Wohnung sollte ein Feriendomizil werden, um die letzten gemeinsamen Jahre in den Wintermonaten in der Sonne von Dubai verbringen zu können.

Der Kaufpreis für dieses 101 qm Apartment, im Falcon Tower, 100 % iges Wohngebäude ,40 Stockwerke, Baugebiet Jumeirah Lake Towers, Grundstück H3 beträgt 775.000 AED, das Fertigstellungsdatum sollte März 2008 sein.

Wir leisten hierzu vertragsgemäß die entsprechenden Zahlungen,so bis Juni 2006, 45 % des Kaufpreises ,348.750 AED.
Zur Wahrung der Rechtssicherheit in Dubai , haben wir seit April März 2006, den Rechtsanwalt ….. der Kanzlei Al Sharif Advocates, beauftragt uns in rechts sicherer Form bei der Ausführung von Korrespondenz entsprechend zu vertreten. Schon mit Nakheel treten seit November 2005 Probleme auf ( die uns zugesagten Vertragsunterlagen gehen uns nicht zu), wir werden jedoch zu den entsprechenden Teilzahlungen direkt an Nakheel aufgefordert.

Am 20. August 2006 erhalten wir ein Schreiben mit Datum 15. August 2006 von DMCC Dubai. (ebenso 100 % Government Dubai eigenes Unternehmen)

Hierin wird uns zur Kenntnis gegeben, dass das Bauvorhaben 100 % Wohnungsgebäude Falcon Tower sowie das gesamte Baugebiet Jumeirah Lake Towers von Nakheel an DMCC transferiert wurde und Nakheel mit Wirkung dieses Transfers zu DMCC auch nicht mehr Bauträger des Falcon Towers sei. Eine Mitteilung das das Bauproject Falcon Tower aufgehoben sei erfolgt nicht.

DMCC würde sich bemühen einen neuen Bauträger für den Falcon Tower zu finden, der idealer Weise ohne Änderung das Gebäude wie mit Nakheel im Ursprung vereinbart erstellen wird.

Mit Email vom 09. Oktober 2006 teilt uns DMCC mit, man habe einen neuen Bauträger gefunden.

Dieser würde nun den Falcon Tower von Nakheel wie im Ursprung im gleichen Design erstellen, konsequenterweise würde damit unserer Apartment mit den ursprünglichen Spezifikationen und Konditionen wie im Kaufabschluss mit Nakheel im Ursprung vom Oktober 2005 bestimmt, erstellt. Auch der Kaufpreis bleibt unverändert bei 775.000 AED. Lediglich das Fertigstellungsdatum verschiebe sich nun auf Dezember 2008.
DMCC offeriert uns zu diesem Bauträger zu transferieren, wolle uns den Namen des neuen Bauträgers in Kürze mitteilen.

Mit Schreiben vom 22.Oktober 2006 teilt uns DMCC mit, der neue Bauträger sei die Firma Al Fajer Properties, es handle sich um ein Unternehmen das in Dubai hohes Ansehen hat.

DMCC Dubai offeriert uns erneut zu den bereits am 09. Oktober 2006 genannten unveränderten Konditionen nunmehr zu Al Fajer Properties zu transferieren.

Wir informieren uns entsprechend unserer Möglichkeiten zu diesem Unternehmen und ermitteln das es sich bei Al Fajer Properties um ein zu der Unternehmens Gruppe Al Fajer Group, gegründet in 1965,gehörendes Unternehmen handelt. Als Inhaber der Al Fajer Group wird zu dieser Zeit Sheikh Hasher Juma Al Maktoum ausgewiesen. Man versichert uns das dies ein wirklich zuverlässiger Bauträger sei, der Inhaber der al Fajer Group  sei zudem der Schwager von Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Nach Klärung weiterer Details, stimmen wir mit Fax vom 13. November 2006 unter nochmaliger Angabe der genauen Konditionen gegenüber DMCC, dem vorgeschlagenen Transfer Nakheel- DMCC- Al Fajer Properties zu.

Mit Email vom 15 November 2006 bestätigt DMCC unter Erwähnung unseres Fax vom 13. November diesen Transfer und gibt gleichzeitig an, das Al Fajer Properties einen entsprechenden Übernahmevertag mit uns zu dieser Vereinbarung fertigen wird . Wir sollten uns nun mit Al Fajer Properties direkt in Verbindung setzten. Unsere berits geleisten Zahlungen an Nakheel, in Höhe von 45 % dea Kaufpreises werden von DMCC an Al Fajer Proeprties überwiesen.
Mit ordentlichem Schreiben vom 08. Februar 2007 bestätigt DMCC, unterzeichnet von Ahmed bin Sulayem, nochmals den bereits am 15.November 2006 bestätigten Sachverhalt und Transfer zu Al Fajer Properties.
Zu der von DMCC abgegebenen Zusage, Al Fajer Properties würde die Vereinbarung schriftlich in Form eines ordentlichen Vertrages mit uns fixieren kommt es jedoch nicht.

Al Fajer Properties suggeriert uns seit Ende 2006 in mehrfach abgehaltenen Schriftverkehr bis Mitte Oktober 2007,mit stetig variierenden Ausreden, dieser zugesagten Vereinbarung nachzukommen, kommt dieser zivilrechtlichen vertraglichen Verpflichtung jedoch nicht nach.

Mit der Erwartung den zugesagten Vertrag wie vereinbart zu erhalten,besuchen mit festem Termin wir am 17.Oktober 2007 gemeinsam mit unserem Rechtsanwalt ……. das Büro von Al Fajer Properties,Emirates Towers Hotel, Level 6, Dubai.

Hierbei wird uns nicht wie zuvor suggeriert der zugesagte Vertrag präsentiert sondern vielmehr seitens des Geschäftführers von Al Fajer Properties, Dr. Shahram Zadeh der Vortrag geleistet, das Al Fajer nunmehr zu er Entscheidung gekommen sei ausschließlich Bürogebäude zu erstellen, das es wenig Sinn mache im Jumeirah Lake Towers Gebiet ein Apartment zu haben. Wir sollten dies einsehen und aus dem Vertrag aussteigen. Eine Kompensation, die uns für den Verlust entschädigt uns in die Lage versetzt ein adäquates Apartment zu erwerben, wolle er uns nicht leisten – lediglich eine 25 % Verzinsung auf die bereits gezahlten 45 % von 775.000 AED. So wir jedoch auf unsere Apartment bestehen würden , wird Al Fajer in dieses Bürogebäude auf dem Grundstück H3 lediglich 1 bis 2 Etagen Wohnungen im 13. und 14. Stockwerk vorsehen, da ein Investor ebenso beharrlich sei wie wir und nicht einsehen wolle dass das beharren auf eine einstige vertragliche Vereinbarung von Nakheel keinen Sinn mache. Nicht nur diese völlig weltfremde Ausführung ( 1-2 Etagen Wohnungen in einem ansonsten 100%igen Bürogebäude) lässt uns aufhorchen sondern weitere Ausführungen weisen eindeutig darauf hin, das der gesamte Vortrag auf Zermürbung ausgerichtet ist um uns zur Aufgabe und damit zur freiwilligen Entlassung von Al Fajer aus seiner vertraglichen Verpflichtung aus unserer und derer Vereinbarung von DMCC zu zwingen.Das Fertigstellungsdatum verschiebe sich zudem auf Mitte 2010,auch das sollten wir bedenken sei doch unkomfortable.

Einen Grund warum all dem nun auf einmal so sei bekommen wir nicht genannt.
Allerdings habe Al Fajer Properties bereits einen Vertragsentwurf gefertigt, den wir studieren sollen und entsprechend unsere Entscheidung treffen sollen.

Wir sind schockiert. Bis zu diesem von uns erbetenen Termin wurde uns seitens Al Fajer Properties schriftlich suggeriert alles sei wie vereinbart.
Noch während dieses Gespräches stellen wir bei Betrachtung dieses sogenannten Vertragswerkes fest, das dieses keinerlei Spezifikation(keinen Grundriss der Wohnung, keine Flächenangabe der Wohnung, keine Angaben über die Ausstattung, keine Gebäude Konstitution …. sondern nur blanco Positionen enthält…..der Vertag beeinhaltete noch nicht einmal die Definition des Developers Al Fajer Properties, usw , sondern vielmehr ein purer Allgemeiner Entwurf , zudem voller haarsträubender Bedingungen. Wir monieren diesen Sachverhalt noch Vorort und erhalten die Zusage man würde uns die fehlenden Ausführungen unserem Anwalt per Fax sofort am Namittag des 17.Oktober 2007 zukommen lassen.

Diese Zusage wird von Al Fajer Properties in keiner Form eingehalten obwohl wir seit dem 18. Oktober 2008, auch seitens unseres Anwalts……….., Al Fajer Properties hierzu mehrfach schriftlich auffordern.

Nachdem wir zudem mit mehrern Schreiben nun Al Fajer Properties darum bitten einen Kontennachweis für die von uns bereits gezahlten 45 % zu erbringen, wird die gesamte Angelegenheit weiter suspekt.

Mit Email Al Fajer Properties vom 31.Januar 2008, eskaliert die Angelegenheit.

Diese Email enthält im Anhang eine offensichtlich gefälschte Email, die uns laut Aussage innerhalb der Email 31.Januar 2008, am 17.Januar 2008 erreicht haben soll. Diese Email hatten wir nie erhalten,

Unter Bezug auf diese gefälschte Email fordert man uns auf, das uns am 17.Oktober 2008 übergebene blanco Vertragswerk zu unterzeichnen und zuzustimmen, fordert dieses binnen einer Frist von 7 Tagen zu vollziehen, ansonsten würde man uns alle Rechte entziehen und uns lediglich die seit Oktober 2005 gezahlten 45% ohne Zinsen zurückzahlen.
Wir reagieren sofort, wollen eine begründete Zurückweisung via Email an Al Fajer ergehen lassen. Dieses scheitert jedoch, da nun alle Emails von uns, seitens des Servers Al Fajer abgewiesen werden und wir nur rückschließen können, das durch Sperren unserer Adresse auf dem Server, uns dieser Kommunikationsweg verwährt wird.
Daraufhin senden wir am 01.Februar 2008 ein Fax sowie eine Schreiben via Courier DHL an den Geschäftsführer Shahram Zadeh, Al Fajer Properties
In diesem Schreiben geben wir klar bekannt, das wir in keinem Fall der Forderung nachkommen werden einem Blanco Vertragswerk zuzustimmen da es sich bei dem sogenannten Vertrag nach wie vor um ein Blankodokument handle – die entsprechend von uns angeforderten Dokumente ( Grundrisse ect nicht zugesandt wurden usw..) wir derartigen Erpressungsversuchen keine Folge leisten würden.

Ebenso setzten wir Al Fajer Properties in Kenntnis, das wir den Vorgang an die RERA Dubai melden würden, so wir keine korrigierende Reaktion erhalten würden.

Da uns keine weitere Korrespondenz von Al Fajer seit diesem Moment erreicht, senden wir auf Anraten unseres Anwaltes am 05. März ein ausführliches Schreiben inkl. Anhang aller relevanten Dokumente, an die RERA Dubai, Juma Al Maktoum.

Bereits am 10. März 2008, erhält unser Anwalt , ein Schreiben des Anwalts Michael Kerr, des Büros Denton Wilde Sapte Dubai.
Es wird bekanntgegeben das Michael Kerr Denton Wilde Sapte Al Fajer Properties vertritt. Eine Vollmacht wird nicht präsentiert und auch im späteren Verlauf als wir diese mehrfach anfragen verweigert vorzulegen.

Im Schreiben selbst wird dann erneut die Forderung vom 31.01.2008 und damit die Erpressung wiederholt: Wir sollen das angebliche Vertragswerk (Blanco) unterzeichnen , dies binnen 3 Tagen , oder so dies nicht geschehe würden uns alle Rechte entzogen.
Die bereits am 31. Januar 2008 und von uns als unzulässige Forderung zurückgewiesene Erpressung seitens Al Fajer Properties, lebt nun mir diesem Schreiben von Denton Wilde Sapte wieder auf.
Am 11.März.2008 weist unser Anwalt diese erneute Erpressung energisch mit Schreiben an Denton Wilde Sapte zurück, verweist und fügt das gesamte an die RERA ergangene Schreiben bei. Merkt an, der Sachverhalt befinde sich zur Klärung bei der Regierungsbehörde RERA, daher sei deren Klärung abzuwarten und nicht auf diese Weise erneut zu verfahren.
Dieser Sachverhalt (RERA) wird seitens Al Fajer Properties ignoriert, so mit dem Versuch am 18. März 2008 unserem Anwalt in Dubai per Boten ein Schreiben zuzustellen,…………….. was jedoch scheitert.
Noch am selben Tag beschwert sich Denton Wilde Sapte schriftlich über diesen Sachverhalt( wir erhalten diese Mitteilung per Email in Deutschland) und fügt in Kopie den Inhalt seines vorherigen Schreibens bei, inklusive der Kopie eines Barschecks Ausstellungshöhe 348.750 AED = 45 % der Gesamtkaufsumme 775.00 AED ,unserer seit Oktober 2005 an Nakheel gezahlten Gelder.

Unser Anwalt von Al Sharif Advocates wird aufgefordert diesen Scheck durch erneute Zustellung anzunehmen, so dies nicht geschehe würde man die Kündigung incl. des Schecks direkt an …… in Deutschland schicken. Dies geschieht jedoch im Folgenden nicht wie angedroht. Diese Korrepondenz seitens Denton Wilde Sapte endete am 31. März 2008.

Weder wir noch unser Anwalt reagieren auf diese erneute und nunmehr mittels Scheck vollzogene Form der Erpressung.
Seit dem letzten Schreiben 31. März 2008 ( Denton Wilde Sapte)zu diesem Vorfall, hören wir nichts mehr von Al Fajer Properties, auch nicht von Denton Wilde Sapte.
Wir gehen zu diesem Zeitpunkt davon aus, das der Auftrag seitens Al Fajer Properties an Denton Wilde Sapte, für diese Schreiben im März, durch den Geschäftsführer von Al Fajer Properties Dr.Shahram Zadeh ergangen ist, da dieser wie schon mit Email vom 31.Januar 2008 mutmaßlicher Initiator dieser unrechtmäßigen Vorgehensweise war.

Diese Annahme, Shahram Zadeh, stecke auch hier im März 2008 als Initiator dahinter, wir sich später als falsch herausstellen, da wir im März 2009 durch die Presse ( Wall Street Journal) erfahren, das Dr. Shahram Zadeh  am 21. Februar 2008  in Dubai unrechtmäßig inhaftiert wurde und erst nach 60 Tagen wieder frei kam.

Aus diesem Bericht des Wall Street Journals ist zu lesen, das Shahram Zadeh Eigentümer von Al Fajer Properties war, jedoch nach die Firma unrechtmäßig während der Inhaftierung von shahram Zadeh von Sheikh Hasher Maktoum übernommen worde, das Shahram Zadeh schlichweg von Sheikh Hasher Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum und dessen Sohn enteignet wurde.

In dem Zeitraum Febraur bis April 2008 als Zadeh inhaftiert war, wurden alle Rechte der Firma Al Fajer Properties auf Sheikh Hasher Maktoum und deren Tochter übertragen. Gleichzeitig wurde der Sohn Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum bereits am 6. März 2009 zum Präsidenten von Al Fajer Properties ernannt. Die Geschäftsführer Ernennung an ihn durch den Vater erfolgte in gleichem Zeitrahmen.

Zudem stellt sich später ( erste Berichte bereits Mitte August 2008) durch das Aufkommen des Betrugsfalls „ EBONY IVORY „Dynasty Zarooni heraus, das Al Fajer Properties am 31. März 2008 das gesamte Gebäude( Jumeirah Business Centre 8+9)auf dem Grundstück H3 und G3 Jumeirah Lake Towers, als Bürogebäude zu einem sft Preis von 2050 AED verkauft hat. Die Verträge wurden nachweislich am 31.März 2008 von beiden Parteien (Kabir Mulchandani Dynasty Zarooni und Al Fajer Properties Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum unterzeichnet. ( Beweismittel liegt inzwischen in Kopie des Original Vertragswerkes Al Fajer – Dynasty Zarooni vor)

Noch am 18. März 2008 wollte Al Fajer Properties uns dazu zwingen einen Blanco Vertrag in einem sogenannten Residential Mix Gebäude Jumeirah Business Centre 8 zu unterzeichnen, obgleich Al Fajer Properties hierbereits in der Kenntnis war, das es ein solches Gebäude nie geben würde ( keine Wohnungen – lediglich Büros ( 100 % Commercial ) und das der Verkauf an Dynasty Zarooni bereits eingeleitet war!!!!!!!

Somit steht fest, wie Sie im weiteren Verlauf sehen werden, das diese erpresserische Aktion März 2008 seitens Denton Wilde Sapte für Al Fajer Properties von Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum gegen uns veranlasst wurde und nicht von Shahram Abdullah Zadeh ( wie uns versucht wurde zu suggerieren) , um den Weg für den Deal mit Dynasty Zarooni frei zu bekommen.

Die RERA Dubai wurde von uns auch über die jetzt vollzogene Erpressung, März 2008, in Kenntnis gesetzt.

Eine Bestätigung der RERA Dubai über den Erhalt unser Schreiben von 5. März sowie die bis zum 31.März 2008 erfolgten Aktionen von Denton Wilde Sapte , erhalten wir am 03.April 2008, von Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO RERA Dubai. Diese Eingangsbestätigung enthält das Zitat:

„ Life ends when you Stop dreaming, hope ends when you Stop believing. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eloanor Roosevelt

Inzwischen haben wir uns ausführlich mit Presseberichten zu diversen Themen bzgl. derartiger Vorkommnisse in Dubai informiert.

Hierüber gelangen wir auch zu der Information, das Al Fajer Properties bereits mit Mitte März 2008 , 3 komplette Bauvorhaben im Jumeirah Lakes Tower Gebiet ( auch das Grundstück H3,auf welchem unser Apartment errichtet werden sollte) komplett an Dynasty Zarooni verkauft hat.

( Inzwischen liegen uns zur Beweisführung die original Unterlagen in Kopie dieser Verträge vor. Die wurden mit Datum des 31. März 2008 als sogenanntes Momorandum of Understanding ratifiziert. Unterzeichner der Verträge: Dynasty Zarooni Kabir Mulchandani und Al Fajer Properties sheikh Maktoum Hasher bin Juma Al Maktoum )

Alle 3 Tower sind zudem nunmehr umbenannt. Von zuvor Jumeirah Business Centre7,8 und 9 nun in Ebony Tower (JBC9)Plot H3, Ivory 1 Tower ( JBC8) Plot G3 und Ivory 2 ( Plot H1)

Zudem sind alle Gebäude nun 100 % Bürogebäude. Es gibt in diesem Gebäuden gar keine Apartments , geschweige denn handelt es sich um ein Wohngebäude.
Wir recherchieren entsprechend, lassen uns über eine andere Adresse neue Prospekte und Preise zu kommen, bekommen diese Aussage bestätigt.

Damit ist für uns klar, was der Hintergrund der erneuten Erpressung seitens Al Fajer Properties im März 2008 war. Nunmehr ist auch der Tatbestand des Betrugs erfüllt.

Mit Fax vom Juni 2008 wenden wir uns erneut an Al Fajer Properties und geben einen Bruchteil unserer neu gewonnen Erkenntnisse bekannt, weisen erneut die im März ausgesprochenen Kündigungen zurück und fordern zur Kompensation in voller Höhe auf. Die Kompensation wird klar benannt:

Sie lautet in Höhe wie schon im Schreiben an die RERA Dubai vom März 2008 vorliegend. Bei Nichtreaktion weisen wir darauf hin, den Vorgang zu Gericht zu geben.
Kurz darauf ( Juni 2008) erreicht unseren Anwalt von Al Sharif Advocates ein Anruf von Michael Kerr Denton Wilde Sapte. Dieser sagt, das nunmehr Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Geschäftsführer sei, dieser die Angelegeheit jetzt persönlich im Einvernehmen mit uns regeln wolle. Es wird signalisiert die entsprechende Kompensation leisten zu wollen.

Wenig später wird jedoch nur eine Kompensation von der nochmaligen Summe unserer 45% offeriert ( 348.750 AED)
Wir beharren darauf die Verhandlung nicht mündlich führen zu wollen sondern schriftlich.
Wir machen nochmals klar, das uns diese Offerte einen Schaden von, zu diesem Zeitpunkt, über 1 Million AED erzeugt ( ein adäquates Apartment kostet inwzischen ca. 1,8 Mio AED) und fordern nochmals dazu auf uns eine Kompensation in der Höhe zu leisten die uns in die Lage versetzt ein adäquates Apartment zu erwerben.

DentonWilde Sapte, RA Michael Kerr gibt an, sich mit Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum zu besprechen, will weiter verhandeln und signalisiert sich in Kürze zu melden. So geschehen im Juni 2008.
Bis zum 08.September 2008 hören wir jedoch nichts mehr von Al Fajer oder Denton Wilde Sapte.

Mit erneuten Ferienaufenthalt in Dubai, senden wir am 08.September 2008 eine Email an RA Michael Kerr, Denton Wilde Sapte, und erinnern an seine Zusage sich zu melden. Wir vollziehen dies selbst, da unser RA angab sich erst ab 15. September wieder in Dubai zu befinden.

Hierauf erfolgt seitens M. Kerr eine sofortige Reaktion per Email am 08.September 2008 mit Ausreden warum er such nicht gemeldet habe,signalisiert aber die Angelegenheit Kompensation nun entsprechend nach Rücksprache mit Maktoum Hasher Maktoum regeln zu wollen.
Kerr wendet sich dann nicht mehr an uns, sondern an unseren Anwalt.
Unser RA  stellt unsere Kompensationsvorstellung nochmals begründet klar dar, nun auch unter dem weiteren Aspekt der inzwischen erneut gestiegenen Immobilienpreise ( ein adäquates 100 qm Apartment kosten mittlerweile im besagtem Gebiet bis zu 2,4 Million AED)

Das Kompensationsangebot seitens Al Fajer Properties was uns nunmehr ergeht, beläuft sich nun auf 651.250 AED , wird aber verklausuliert als 1 Million AED dargestellt.

Dieses Angebot , hätten wir es angenommen, hätte uns zu diesem Zeitpunkt September 2008 erneut einen Schaden von nahezu 1 Million AED zugeführt. Al Fajer selbst hatte nachweislich die benannte Fläche 1098 sft bereits am 31.März 2008 zu einem Preis von 2050 AED an Dynasty Zarooni verkauft, sich somit im Gegensatz uns diese Fläche für 775.000 AED Ende März 2008 wie vereinbart zu liefern, um mehr als 1,25 MIO AED bereichert.

Da wir inzwischen auch in der Kenntnis waren, zu welchem Preis Al Fajer die Flächen im Gebäude auf dem Grundstück H3 am Markt als Büros offeriert ( bis zu 2140 AED pro sqft), war auch bewiesen das sich Al Fajer sich einen Vorteil von bis zu 1429 AED pro sqft. durch den unrechtmäßigen Entzug unserer Rechte vollzogen und erwirkt hat.

Will heißen: Al Fajer erzielt zu diesem Zeitpunkt einen Mehrertrag von 1,55 Million AED, entgegen der mit DMCC und uns zu Al Fajer nach wievor gültigen Vereinbarung.

Wir sahen dieses letzte Angebot, lediglich 651.250 AED Kompensation zu wollen unter den gegebenen wahren Sachverhalten (Betrug) als erneute Provokation an, lassen unseren RA hierzu am 18. Sep. 2008 Stellung nehmen und stellen erneut und wiederholt klar, wie die Kompensationsforderung unsererseits lautet.

Erst am 29. September 2008, einen Tag vor unserer Abreise, erhalten wir Antwort. Diese bringt zum Ausdruck das Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum sehr enttäuscht sei über unser ablehnendes Verhalten zu diesem doch großzügigen Angebot von His Highness sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum. Nun wird erneut seitens Al Fajer Properties Druck gemacht. Wir sollten innerhalb von 7 Tagen dieses Angebot ( 651.250 AED) annehmen, wenn nicht, würden uns lediglich unsere 45 % ( 348.750 AED) gezahlt.

Wir betrachten dies als erneute Erpressung und verlassen entsprechend enttäuscht und niedergeschlagen Dubai am folgenden Tag.

Wir möchten zu diesem letzten 4wöchigen Aufenthalt im September 2008 in Dubai auch anmerken, das wir während der gesamten Zeit, in teilweise kurioser Weise, observiert wurden, was bei keinem unserer vorherigen Aufenthalte in Dubai jemals der Fall war. Dies ging bis dahin, das wir früh bemerkten, das unsere Telefonate abgehört wurden, unser Zimmer offensichtlich von nicht zum Personal gehörenden Personen betreten wurde und vieles mehr….. ( die Vorkommnisse wurden der Staatsanwaltschaft in Deutschland zu Kenntnis gegeben.

Selbst am Tag der Abreise wurden wir von 2 Personen vom Check IN bis zum Boarding von 2 Personen verfolgt und observiert. Beide Personen gingen dann jedoch nicht mit an Board. Aufgrund dieser Vorkommnisse hat uns der gesamte Aufenthalt entsprechende Aufmerksamkeit und Vorsicht abgefordert –was entsprechend Angst auslöste – womit wir mit Abflug in Dubai froh waren, bald wieder deutschen Boden unter den Füßen zu haben.

Weiter zum Sachverhalt Kompensation:

Zurück in Deutschland bitten wir unseren Anwalt auf das letzte Schreiben des M. Kerr DWS zu reagieren. Unser Anwalt ist nicht erreichbar. Somit werden wir in die Situation versetzt selbst zu antworten, was wir am 01.Oktober 2008 tun.
Am 06.Oktober 2008 erreicht uns eine Email von Michael Kerr, Denton Wilde Sapte, in welcher nunmehr massive Angriffe und erneute Drohungen ausgesprochen werden. Dieses Schreiben beinhaltet auch massive Drohungen für den Fall das wir die Presse und Journalisten zu unserem Fall informieren. Es wird angemerkt, das wir dieses ja bereits schon im März 2008 versucht hätten, dies habe Al Fajer Properties sehr verärgert. Auch die RERA würde nichts unternhemen und ein Gericht in Dubai eine Klage gegen Al Fajer Properties nicht annehmen. Darüber sollten wir uns im Klaren sein. Die Korrepondenz sei damit beendet.

Bis Januar 2009 versuchen wir vergeblich mit mehreren Schreiben eine Klärung mit Al Fajer oder DWS zu erlangen, erfolglos. Wir fordern Denton Wilde Sapte erneut mehrmals auf eine Anwaltliche Vertretungsvolmacht vorzulegen – diese wird seitens Denton Wilde Sapte verweigert.

Al Fajer Properties und Deton Wilde Sapte antwortet nicht mehr. Unser Geld wird jedoch weiter einbehalten.

Die Anwälte Denton Wilde Sapte sowie Al Fajer Properties sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum  verweigern die Vorlage einer Handlungsvollmacht oder einen entsprechenden Legitimationsnachweis für die Geschäftshandlung ( Vertragskündigung) die Sie im März 2008 durchgeführt haben.

Im Januar 2009 werden zudem erste Pressemeldungen laut, das der Geschäftsführer des Partners von Al Fajer Properties,, Kabir Mulchandani DynastyZarooni, wegen Betrugsverdacht( auch bezogen auf die Bauvorhaben Grundstück H3, G3 und H1) von Al Fajer Properties, in Dubai verhaftet wurde. Gleichzeitig wird bekannt das bereits mehr als 30 Investoren ( Projekt Al Fajer Properties H3, G3 + H1) Strafanzeige gegen Dynasty Zarooni und auch gegen Al Fajer Properties erstattet haben sollen.
Wir informieren uns zu den Details und bitten per Email Anfang Januar 2009 ……………………………

März 2009 wird durch die Presse ( Wall Street Journal) bekannt, das der Geschäftsführervon Al Fajer Properties , Shahram Zadeh, bereits Februar 2008 in Dubai von der Staats Sicherheit inhaftiert wurde.

Hier werden auch Folterungen und Erpressung beschrieben, die Zadeh während der Inhaftierung widerfahren ist. Zadeh selbt gibt an, Hasher Maktoum  Al Maktoum habe diesen Akt der Inhaftierung gegen Ihn veranlasst.

Zadeh selbst habe zuvor Strafanzeige gegen Hasher Maktoum, dessen Sohn und Tochter wegen Unregelmäßigkeiten innerhalb von Al Fajer Propertiesgestellt.Maktoum Hasher und sein Vater hätten daraufhin dafür gesorgt ihn inhaftieren zu lassen.

Innerhalb dieses Berichtes kommt zum ersten Mal zu Tage, das der Inhaber von AlFajer Properties nicht Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum sein soll,sondern vielmehr Dr. Shahram Abdullah Zadeh.

Es wird weiter in der Presse berichtet, das Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum und sein Vater Hasher Juma AL Maktoum, sich während derInhaftierung von Dr. Zadeh, bereits im März 2008 das Unternehmen AL Fajer Properties unrechtmäßig angeeignet haben sollen.

Nach Entlassung aus der 60-tägigen Haft, Ende April 2008, wurde der Pass von Dr. Zadeh bis heute einbehalten .

Eine Strafanzeige von Shahram Abdullah Zadeh gegen Sheikh Maktoum Hasher al Maktoum und dessen Tochter sowie den Sohn Sheikh Maktoum Hasher al Maktoum wird von der Staatsanwaltschaft in Dubai zurückgewiesen.

Shahram Abdullah Zadeh führt daher derzeit eine Zivil Klage gegen Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum,dessen Vater und Schwester wegen Veruntreuung. Streitwert: 1,9Milliarden US Dollar, wird seit dem weiterhin seitens al Fajer Properties und Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoummassiv unter Druck gesetzt.

Seit Veröffentlichung des Wall Street Journals Berichtes März 2009, über die Inhaftierung Zadeh`s versucht Maktoum Hasher Juma Al Maktoum, über eine PR Agentur und Business Wire, in regelmäßigen Abständen die Presse mit Geschichten bzgl. des Baufortschritts der Projekte von Al Fajer Properties zu versorgen.
Dies wohl auch um die Negativmeldungen in der Internationalen Presse, bzgl. des Gerichtsprozesses Zadeh als auch der weiteren Klagen gegen Al Fajer Properties und Dynasty Zarooni von Investoren aus dem Al Fajer Ebony Ivory (Jumeirah Business Centre Grundstücke H1, H3, G3) Projekt in Verbindung mit strafrechtlicher Verfoglung auch gegen Dynasty Zarooni zu kaschieren.

Die Presse in UAE und Dubai musste sich verpflichten nicht zu den Verhaftungen und laufenden Prozessen in Sachen Al Fajer, berichten. Journalisten des Wall Street Journals, Financial Times, Zawya DowJones, Forbes, The Independent, The Guardian und andere übernahmen entsprechend diese Berichterstattung.

Alle zu diesem Fall „Skandal Al Fajer Properties Dynasty Zarooni“ berichtenden Journalisten, wurden inzwischen mit Hinweisen bedacht, dieses zu unterlassen – agieren daher inzwischen berichterstattend zu diesem Fall gar nicht mehr oder unter Pseudonym. ( So ein ausführlicher Bericht von The Independent)

Mittlerweile haben sich die betroffenen internationalen Investoren ( über 400) in Sachen Al Fajer Properties Dynasty Zarooni( Grundsstück H3 – G3 und H1) zu einer Gruppe zusammengefunden, einige haben bereits Klage eingereicht, da der Weg einer gütlichen Einigung auch hier scheiterte.

Bei all diesen Investoren handelt es sich um Käufer von Büroeinheiten der Tower Ebony ( Plot H3) und Ivory Towers ( Plot H1 + G3) die nach der Ernennung von Maktoum Hasher Maktoum im März 2008 zum Geschäftsführen AL Fajer Properties, diese Einheiten direkt bei Al Fajer oder Dynasty Zarooni nach dem 31. März 2008 gekauft haben.

Auch diese 400 Investoren, der erst nach dem 01. April 2008 kauften, wurden auf kuriose Weise von Al Fajer oder aber mit dessen Partner Dynasty Zarooni betrogen bzw. fühlen sich betrogen.

Im Mai 2009 wurde von diesen 400 Investoren eine Petition mit mehr als 500 Unterschriften verfasst und an die RERA Dubai zur Weiterleitung an das Government Dubai übergeben.
Eine von der Investorengruppe Ebony Ivory einberufene Pressekonferenz im Madinat Jumeirah Dubai wurde jedoch mutmaßlich durch Maktoum Hasher Juma Maktoum , unter zur Hilfenahme eines lokalen Netzwerkes , rigoros aufgelöst ( Bericht The Independent) Selbst eine danach folgende private Journalisten Versammlung in einem anderen Hotel wurde mit entsprechend drohenden Hinweisen aufgelöst. Der lokale Dubai City7 TV Sender brachte dennoch einen Beitrag zu diesem Vorgang – wurde aber wenige Tage später ebenso , gemäß Berichte der Investoren unter Druck gesetzt. Ein zunächst verfügbares Video über diesen TV Bericht wurde aus dem Internet genommen.
Die Internationale Presse sah sich jedoch nicht veranlasst dies hinzunehmen und berichtete auch zu diesem Vorgang (Verweis The Independent)

Nach diesem Vorfall sahen sich die bertoffenen Investoren nur noch in der Lage, die Situation klar über den Weg einer Presseagentur und über Business Wire im Verteiler weiter an die Öffentlichkeit und Presse zu geben.

Im späteren Verlauf nahme sich Mitte Juli 2009 ein Journalist der BBC mit Interviews betroffener Käufer und Invetsoren sowie ehemaliger Mitarbeiter beider benannter Firmen der Angelegenheit erneut an. Schon bald sollte sich herausstellen das während dieser Zeit der Recherche und Interviews die betreffenden Telefonate sowie der Schriftverkehr abgehört und abgefangen wurden. Der Bericht der BBC kam nicht zustande.

Im August 2009 erschien ein Blog der sich dubai9stars nannte und der das Erscheinungsbild von dubai7stars und 7starsdubai 1:1 kopiert hatte. Das Resultat eines Sabotageangriffs auf den Rechner von dubai7stars im Juni 2009 ? Schon bald war erkennbar, das dieser kopierte Blog nur eines im Sinn führte: Man wollte diesen Blog als Hetzkampagne gegen die Investoren sowie offensichtlich gegen Shahram Zadeh verwenden.

Diese Annahme fand seine Bestätigung mit einer Veröffentlichung in dieses Blog vom 29 Dezember 2009. Aus diesem hier veröffentlichten Darstellung ist auch ersichtlich wie die genannten Personen observiert und verfolgt wurden, dieser Bericht bestätigt auch zu einem Teil das Abhören von Telefongesprächen und weiteren strafrechtlich relevanten Vorgehen dieser Blog Betreiber und dem dahinter steckenden Auftraggeber.

Wie sehr die bertoffenen Personen ( Zadeh , seine ehemalige Sekretärin Leigh Jones sowie auch der Sprecher der Investorengruppe Moses Oye) verfolgt und bedroht wurden kommt klar zum Ausdruck. Wer hieran ein massives Interesse hat steht für die Betroffenen außer Frage, somit auch der Auftraggeber für diesen Blog dubai9stars. Die Behauptungen Zadeh habe den Blog dubai7stars käuflich erworben und für seine Zwecke instrumentalisiert tauchen immer wieder auf.  Sie sind falsch.

Der letzte Satz in diesem Artikel des 29. Dezember 2009, deutet darauf hin, wie weit gediehen das kriminelle Potential des Auftraggebers ist. …… werden doch alle jemals mit Zadeh in diesem Zusammenhang stehende Personen das gleiche schmerzhafte Schicksal erleiden.

Wie sagte doch Zadeh schon in dem Artikel mit dem Wal Street Journal: Sie haben mir während meiner Inhaftierung gesagt: Wenn ich nicht kooperiere werden Sie mich ruinieren !

Nunmehr wird diese Drohung über diesen Blog an weitere Personen ausgeweitet.

Glaubt man dem Bericht auf dubai9stars, so ist Zadeh in die Tschechei geflohen, Leight Jones in den Lebanon geflohen.

Doch dem nicht genug, reicht Maktoum Hasher Maktoum im November 2009 eine Klage vor einem US Gericht gegen Internet Blogs ein.  Unter dem Vorwand “Trademarkverletzungen” versucht er nun über diverse Subpoena an Provider an weitere sensible Daten von Personen zu gelangen. Er gibt an nicht über die physikalische Adresse der Blogbetreiber in Kenntnis zu sein, was zumindest zu diesem Zeitpunkt in einem Fall nicht stimmt. Damit täuscht er das US Gericht und den Provider dieses Blogs. Ferner verweist seine Klage keinerlei Hinweis das sämtliche Artikel der Blogs, 1:1 Wiedergaben aus Artikeln von US Amerikanischen Journalen wie Forbes, Wall Street Journal u.a. sind.

Ein weiteres pikantes Detail zu der Klage Einreichung vor dem US Gericht fällt ebenso auf. Bereits in 2008 hatte sein Geschäftsfreund in Sachen Jumeirah Business Centre ( Ebony Ivory Towers Jumeirah Lake Towers), Kabir Mulchandani, über eben jene Anwälte ( Winston Strawn) bereits das gleiche Spiel betrieben !!! Beide Klageschriften lesen sich – als seinen dies Zwillingsbrüder – so jedenfalls hinichtlich der Leiden und der beachtlichen Schadenshöhen die hier benannt werden.

Kein Interessenskonflikt den die Anwälte hier hätten haben müssen ?

Inzwischen wurden diverse Behörden und Institutionen über dieses Vorgehen und die Hintergründe informiert.

Der Stattsanwaltschaft in Deuschland liegen diese Dokumente vor.

Mit falschen Verdächtigungen und unbeschreiblich fortwährenden mutmaßlich von dieser Seite veranlassten Stalking Methoden ( psycho Terror in diveren Formen) seit Mitte 2009 setzt Maktoum Hasher seinen Weg auch gegen uns fort, insbesondere seit dem Zeitpunkt Mitte 2009, da wir Strafanzeige gegen Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum erstattet haben, nachdem alle Bemühungen mit diesem Mann zu einer gütlichen Einigung zu kommen gescheitert sind – in weiteren Erpressungsversuchen endeten.

Als Folge dieser Strafanzeige, betreibt Sheikh Maktoum Hasher nunmehr mit unglaublich Ausführungen in der Klageeinreichung vor einem US Gericht ( falschen Verdächtigungen, falschen Kollobarativen Ereignis Darstellungen in Zusammenhang mit der Internationalen Presse, Verfolgung anderer Personen wie Moses Oye , Shahram Zadeh u.a., sowie anderen exorbitanten nicht nachvollziebaren Größenaordnungen zum Ausdruck gebrachten Forderungen) über einen US Anwalt gegen Deutsche Staatsbürger , erweitert strafrechtlich Relevante Handlungen mit falschen Aussagen , die Lebens – und Existensvernichtende Formen angenommen haben.

Besonders bemerkenswert ist im Gesamtzusammenhang  in dieser Klageschrift zu lesen, er habe mentalen Stress durch diese Blogs erlitten !!!!!!!

Bemerkenswerter Weise findet die Klageschrift all jene Vorgehen wider, die seitens des Kägers Maktoum Hasher  zuvor gegen die betroffenen Stalking Opfer betrieben wurden und werden nun als eigenes mentales Leiden zum Ausdruck gebracht.

Unter Vortäuschung falscher Tatsachen vor einem US Gericht, betreibt er nun die Identitätssuche nach Personen die diverse Blogs Anfang 2009 eröffnet hatten, bringt jedoch durch anwaltliche Schreiben ( nun aus San Francisco) zu Ausdruck, das Zadeh für ihn der Hauptverdächtige sei und und inkludiert wilde weitere kolloborative Verdächtigungen. auch entsprechende Erpressungen sind in diesen Anwaltsschreiben natürlich wieder inkludiert. ( so kann er sich auf einmal an dies und jenes nicht mehr erinnern … fügt jedoch an, er könne sich eventuell erinnern so dies und jenes geschehe)

Bei Einsicht in diese Blogs( erschinenen als der Al Fajer Dynasty Zarooni Skandal in der Presse Anfang 2009 berichtet wurde) ist festzustellen, das diese lediglich Artikel zu dem Fall Al Fajer Properties und Shahram Zadeh , vom Wall Street Journal sowie weiteren offiziellen Presseorganen der USA , 1 : 1 veröffentlicht haben. Er klagt jedoch nicht gegen diese offiziellen Medien, sondern gegen die Blogs von offensichtlichen Privatpersonen.

Es ist anzunehmen das es sich hierbei um geschädigte Investoren aus dem Skandal Ebony und Ivory Towers ( Jumeirah Business Centre Al Fajer Properties handelt), die über diesen Weg Öffentlichkeit und damit Hilfe suchten.

Oder es ist anzunehmen das es sich um eine Selbstinziernierung seitens Maktoum Hasher oder Mulchandini handelt – um falsche Beweise zu konstruieren – und diese dann anderen via Klage anzuhängen.

Als reichte es nicht schon, welche Schädigung diverse Investoren durch das Handeln dieser beiden Parteien erlitten haben, das Ihnen Drohungen über diverse Wege zuteil werden, mit Psychoterror alle Wege versperrt werden in Dubai vor Gericht zu gehen, das in Dubai alles mögliche veranstaltet wurde um die Presse auszuschalten und weiter über diesen Fall zu berichten.

Unter der Überschrift: Die betrogenen Betrüger schrieb schon einst Ogger welche Formen bis hin zur Gewalttätigkeit bei solchen Personen möglich sind. Von diesem Status ist dieser Fall wohl nicht mehr weit entfernt. Aus den vorgenannten Ereignissen und dem jetzt zu Tage gekommenen Klage des Maktoum Hasher( in Existenz vernichtender Höhe gegen Privatperonen ( Kunden des Hauses Al Fajer die sich nicht erpressen ließen, ehemalige Mitarbeiter von Al Fajer sowie gegen Zadeh) ist das Agressionspotential zu ersehen. Unter der Mittäterschaft von Anwälten wird hier versuch grenzüberschreitende Macht mit kriminellen Methoden durchzusetzten. Koste es was es wolle und wenn es Menschenleben kostet.

Geld , Gier und Machtverhalten dieser Art sollten zu denken geben – sollten darüber nachdenken lassen – um welche Persönlichkeitsstörung es sich hier handelt.

Keine der betroffenen Personen wird sich jemals mehr in Dubai sicher fühlen können – denn irgendein Vorwand wird sich  eine Person die derartiges inziniert immer finden – um erweitert Rache ( auch wenn diese unberechtigt ist ) zu üben. Investoren die aus Angst das Land nicht mehr betreten – können auch keine Aussage vor Gericht machen. Kein Prozess – kein Geld zurück – in Angst versetzte Journalisten von weiterer Berichterstattung ausgeschaltet.

Kriminelle Organisationen wie die Mafia wenden keine anderen Methoden an.

Dieses Verhalten was seitens Maktoum Hasher zu Tage getreten ist repräsentiert nicht Dubai, repräsentiert nicht das Verhalten der Familie Al Maktoum.

Aber es zeigt auf, zu was bestimmte Personen innerhalb dieser Familie hier fähig sind und gegen die, befindet man sich in Dubai, wenn es denn passiert, man sich in Dubai nicht wehren kann. Selbst vor grenzüberschreitenden kriminellen Handlungen ( Verfolgungen bis in die Tschechei, den Lebanon oder Deutschland) wird kein Halt gemacht, wie man aus diesem Fall sieht.

Welche Art von Reputation sich Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum für sich und Dubai auf diesem Weg zurückgewinnen will ist fraglich.

Der Hauptantrieb für all seine Aktionen scheint aber letzendlich die verbitterte Jagd nach Shahram Zadeh zu sein, dem Mann der es gewagt hat Strafanzeige gegen ihn, seinen Vater und die Schwester wegen offensichtlicher Veruntreuung des Unternehmens Al Fajer Properties in Dubai zu erstatten. Falsche Behauptungen über den Grund der Verhaftung Zahdeh`s wurden offensitlich fantsievoll ebenso konstruiert.

Der Betrug und Psychoterror seitens Al Fajer Properties, der in unserem Fall nunmehr seit März 2008 andauert,wird seitens Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum gegen uns massiv weiter betrieben. Unser Geld befindet sich weiterhin in den Händen von Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum der sich gern via Open PR als erfolgreicher President der Fajer Properties Dubai selbstdarstellt.

*) Alle zuvor gemachten Angaben sind wahr und können jederzeit mit entsprechenden Dokumenten belegt werden.

Die Namen der hier berichtenden, durch Betrug betroffenen, Personen (Käufer aus Deutschland) werden aus Personenschutzgründen nicht genannt, da bereits öffentliche Drohungen im Internet gegen diese erfolgt sind.

Weitere Verweise Presse….

ABC News Shahram Zadeh

Al Fajer Properties Dubai Chronicle

Dynasty Zarooni Al Fajer Properties Financila Times

Forbes Where are the locals

Fraud Case Al Fajer Properties Ebony Ivory Towers The Guardian 2009

Iranian’s lawsuit reveals uae royal power

Case Dynasty Zarooni Januar 2009 Press

Dynasty Zarooni dubai case January 2009 Press

Fraud Case sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum Shahram Zadeh Torture Dubai

Al Fajer Properties Dynasty Zarooni Case January 2009

Petition Investors Project Al Fajer Properties Jumeirah Business Centre

Al Fajer Properties Ebony Ivory Towers Investors Press 2009

Al Fajer Properties Dubai International Investors angry 2009

Dubai Al Fajer Properties Media Blackout Report End 2009

Al Fajer Properties Dubai Ebony Ivory Towers Media Blackout Independent

Al Fajer Properties case Battle over the Books

Dubai legal System on Trial

shahram Zadeh conned by Dubai Royal Family member

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Dynasty Zarooni Dubai back in the Headlines – Another criminal complaint ?

Posted by 7starsdubai on November 16, 2009


original source dailymail uk


For successful London jeweller Nadeem Osman, Dubai had all the bling in the world. Like thousands of others, he loved the city’s fast life, with its sports cars, glitzy shopping malls and super-luxury hotels. And, of course, its sun and fabulous beaches.

The 37-year-old businessman from Balham, South London, holidayed there at least twice a year with his wife and even thought of moving there eventually, away from the rain and cold of England.

So 14 months ago, as an investment on the side, Mr Osman decided to buy four apartments in the city, which he planned to rent and also use as his holiday homes.

Losing its sparkle: Jeweller Nadeem Osman bought four flats in Dubai last year, just before the property market there crashed

He paid £580,000 for two off-plan apartments in Villa Caria, a residential block in Jumeirah South, and two more in a proposed hotel on the Dubai Waterfront, known as Hotel K. But his timing could not have been worse, with the Dubai property market then going into free fall: down 32 per cent in the first quarter of this year and 47 per cent in the second, according to Knight Frank.

Assetz, a property investment company, estimates that the fall may reach 70 per cent this year. Mr Osman bought the apartments through Dynasty Zarooni (DZ) – one of the city’s biggest real estate companies, with a portfolio of properties worth £219million.

He paid the full sum upfront, assured that the money would be put into an escrow account which protects a buyer’s money until the work is complete.

In January, one of the directors of DZ was arrested on a £60million fraud allegation – and since released without charge – but work on Hotel K has not even started. It is scheduled to finish by 2011. The company does not even own the land on which it was to be built.

Villa Caria was supposed to be completed by the end of this year, but DZ has told him it may take a further two years. Mr Osman has also been told that his money was not put into an escrow account, and he is unable to get any back.

‘I don’t know what to do,’ he said. ‘If it was in this country I could do something about it, but in Dubai it’s so difficult as there is a huge backlog in the courts.’

Dynasty Zarooni has declined to comment after repeated attempts to contact it.

Mr Osman has now formed a group with ten other investors to decide whether to take legal action or file a criminal case.

Dubai’s courts are struggling with a mountain of property cases totalling £3billion – as much as £500million may involve British investors.

Stuart Law, of Assetz, says Britons, who were the largest Western investors, were partly responsible for the crash as they inflated prices through their highly geared buy-to-let schemes.

‘We’ve known of properties that were sold again and again about ten times one after another – it was good as each person made a profit, but the person who was left with the contract at the last was in trouble,’ said Mr Law.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-1228306/Why-Dubai-lost-sparkle-UK-jeweller.html#ixzz0X3PuoMQ0

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Al Fajer Properties Sheikh plans counter claim

Posted by 7starsdubai on May 25, 2009


source Zawya (AFP)

DUBAI, May 25, 2009 (AFP) – A Dubai sheikh being sued by an Iranian businessman over 1.9 billion dollars in property investments plans to file a counterclaim demanding compensation for losses, his lawyer said on Monday.

Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, the former chief executive of Dubai-based developer Al-Fajer Properties, filed the initial lawsuit against the firm and  Sheikh Hasher Maktoum bin Jumaa al-Maktoum, in February, claiming he was the sole investor and real owner of the company.

“We have requested time to file a counterclaim to demand compensation from Shahram Zadeh,” lawyer Samir Jaafar told AFP following a fourth hearing in the case on Monday.

Zadeh accused the defence of “running away from responding to the lawsuit” against Sheikh Hasher, a brother-in-law of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

He said Sheikh Hasher was registered as owning Al-Fajer PropertiesAl-Fajer Properties
Al Fajer Properties, because being a foreigner he could not register it under his own name.

He told AFP his defence had requested the appointment of an auditor to trace capital inflows into the company, and said despite claims that he was just an employee he never took a salary or had an employment contract.

“He was supposed to earn a share of profits made under his management. But the company did not make any profits,” Jaafar responded.

Al-Fajer Properties, which since February 2009 has been run by Sheikh Hasher’s son, Sheikh Maktoum, filed two complaints with Dubai police in February and March, accusing Zadeh of embezzling 114 million dirhams (31.06 million dollars).

A representative of Zadeh’s lawyer, Salim al-Shaali, called the two claims false and said a complaint about them has been lodged with the public prosecution.

Zadeh is demanding the recovery of all assets of Al-Fajer PropertiesAl-Fajer Properties
Al Fajer Properties, estimated in the lawsuit at seven billion dirhams (1.9 billion dollars).

The judge adjourned Monday’s hearing to June 17.

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Al Fajer Properties – Dynasty Zarooni – Investors Petition – 500 signatures

Posted by 7starsdubai on May 25, 2009


Al Fajer – Ebony & Ivory – Petition – Ordered to Pay 500 Million

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Al Fajer Properties – Dynasty Zarooni – Ebony Ivory case – Dubai Court grants bail to Kabir Mulchandani

Posted by 7starsdubai on May 22, 2009


source GulfNews May 21, 2009

Dubai: Dubai Public Prosecution has granted bail to a senior executive of a real estate company who is being interrogated over alleged financial irregularities, Gulf News has learnt.

“The Dubai Public Prosecution granted bail to Dynasty Zarooni Real Estate’s Chairman Kabir Mulchandani. yesterday, but the interrogation continues over his alleged fraud and swindling charges,” a senior public prosecutor told Gulf News on Thursday.

Lawyer Eisa Bin Haider confirmed that his client was released on bail on Thursday.

The Case Dynasty Zarooni – Al Fajer Properties
Jumeirah Business Centre 7,8,9 –
Ebony Ivory Towers – Jumeirah Lake Towers

The Public Prosecution has been questioning Kabir Mulchandani., an Indian, and the firm’s president, an Emirati national, Hilal Al Zarooni, over alleged fraudulent charges.

Salem Al Sha’ali, the legal representative of investors who were reportedly swindled, said earlier some of his clients lodged nearly 30 complaints worth millions of dirhams against the suspects.

More about this case Dynasty Zarooni Al Fajer Properties ( Jumeirah Business Centre – complaining investors) from the past

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Al Fajer Properties – Dubai Court Case – Lawyer rubbishes lawsuit against Dubai sheikh

Posted by 7starsdubai on May 18, 2009


source BusinessMaktoob and  Zawya

Dubai Monday, May 04, 2009

The defence lawyer( Samir Jaafar) for a Dubai Sheikh ( Hasher Maktoum bin Juma Al Matoum, brother in law of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) being sued by an Iranian businessman over $1.9 billion property investments  on Monday rejected the lawsuit as baseless.

“All his allegations and the sums that he claims to have pumped into the company are unfounded,” lawyer Samir Jaafar told news agency AFP after the third hearing in the case.

Shahram Abdullah Zadeh has filed the $1.9 billion case against Sheikh Hasher Maktoum bin Jumaa Al-Maktoum and the Dubai-based real estate developer Al-Fajer Properties.

Zadeh insists he was the real owner and sole investor in Al-Fajer, which is registered under the name of Sheikh Hasher, a brother-in-law of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

“There are surprises in the documents that we have presented to the court which will turn the case upside down,” Sheikh Hasher’s lawyer Samir Jaafar said, declining to elaborate.

“We believe that the lawsuit will be rejected after the court goes through the documents that we have presented,” Jaafar added.

Legal sources close to the case, asking not to be named, said the defence has charged that the sums which Zadeh says he invested in the company were in fact the “company’s money that he misused to appear as if it was his own”.

Zadeh, for his part, demands the “recovery of all material assets of Al-Fajer Properties“, according to legal documents obtained by AFP.

These include liquid assets and property, which are estimated at 7 billion dirhams ($1.9 billion), and 9 percent interest since the suit was filed.

His lawyer Salim al-Shaali, who asked the judge for time to study the defence document, said that at the next hearing on May 25 he will ask for an auditor to be appointed to look into the company’s accounts.

“The expert would decide who pumped capital into the company and … whether the defendants paid any money,” he told AFP.

Zadeh charges Sheikh Hasher made no investment in Al-Fajer and that he acquired the licence under the sheikh’s name only because Emirati law does not allow non-Gulf citizens to register real estate firms under their own names.

“For every dirham that Sheikh Hasher can show the court he has invested in Al-Fajer Properties, will give him the company and an extra $10 million bonus,” Shahram Zadeh told AFP after the latest hearing, which he did not attend

Shahram Zadeh said he started up the company from scratch, pumping in cash “as and when the company needed”, and that he only withdrew part of his initial investments after the company expanded from property sales.

“The Sheikhs claim I was an employee,” said Zadeh.

“My question to the court is what employee (can be) the sole investor, work for four years with absolute single authority signing billions of dirhams on cheques, contracts … but work without a salary or an employment contract?”

In addition to Sheikh Hasher, Zadeh is suing his daughter, Sheikha Maryam, a partner in the company, and son Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Juma Al Maktoum, who was made president of Al-Fajer after Zadeh was sacked in February.

Zadeh said he was detained by Dubai police after he was sacked and then held without charge for 60 days, and that his passport was confiscated and is still being held.

“I still don’t know why I was arrested,” he said.

The case comes as several executives from high-profile Dubai firms are being held on suspicion of embezzlement and as the once-booming regional business and tourism hub struggles to stave off the impact of the global economic crisis.

Dynasty Zarooni

Al Fajer Properties

GulfNews The first report about this case in the local UAE press

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Al Fajer Properties – April 8 , 2009 – Dubai court postpones 1.9 Billion Dollar case against Sheikh Maktoum Hasher bin Juma Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum and Sheikha Maryam

Posted by 7starsdubai on April 25, 2009


DUBAI, Apr 08, 2009 (AFP) –

A Dubai court postponed on Wednesday a 1.9 billion dollar lawsuit by Shahram Abdulla Zadeh ( Iranian) gainst members of the ruling family over an allegedly lost property investment to give the defence time to prepare.

Lawyer Hussein al-Jaziri asked for a “long period of time to respond to the case,” but the judge set May 4 as the date for the next hearing.

No one represented the defence during the first hearing, on March 11.

Iranian Shahram Abdullah Zadeh claims he invested the 1.9 billion dollars as the sole capital of a company, Al-Fajer Properties

Under United Arab Emirates law, only UAE and Gulf citizens may register property firms, and ruling family member Sheikh Hasher Maktoum bin Jumaa al-Maktoum is listed as the owner.

“I was the sole investor. Al-Fajer Propertiesis my company. Sheikh Hasher’s only contribution has been the real estate licence as a sponsor,” he said in March.

Zadeh, who was sacked as company president last year, is demanding the “recovery of all material assets of Al-Fajer Properties,” according to legal documents obtained by AFP.

These include liquid assets and property, which are estimated at seven billion dirhams (1.9 billion dollars), and nine percent interest since the suit was filed.

“We have enough documents to prove he was the sole investor,” Zadeh’s lawyer Salem al-Shaali told AFP after the first hearing.

Sheikh Hasher is a brother-in-law of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Also named in the suit are his daughter, Sheikha Maryam, a partner in the company, and son Sheikh Maktoum, who was made president of Al-Fajer after Zadeh was sacked.

Their names were only made public on Wednesday.

Zadeh said he was detained by Dubai police at the time he was dismissed last year and held without charge for 60 days, and that his passport was confiscated and is still being held without explanation.

The case comes as several executives from high-profile Dubai firms are held on suspicion of embezzlement and as the once-booming regional business and tourism hub struggles to stave off the impact of the global economic slowdown.

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The Case Dynasty Zarooni – Dubai Prosecutors Rejected Bail of Kabir Mulchandani

Posted by 7starsdubai on March 25, 2009


source WallStreetJournal 7starsdubai

Dubai prosecutors Sunday rejected a bail application from Dynasty Zarooni‘s Chairman Kabir Mulchandani who is being held by police on 450 million U.A.E. dirhams ($123 million) fraud allegations, according to documents seen by Zawya Dow Jones.

Mulchandani, who couldn’t be contacted by Zawya Dow Jones, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

Ayman Merdas, a lawyer for Global Advocates & Legal Consultants representing Mulchandani declined to comment when called by Zawya Dow Jones Monday.

Mulchandani applied for bail on March 11 but was refused March 22, according to the Public Prosecution document seen by Zawya Dow Jones.

The Dubai public prosecutor handling the Dynasty Zarooni case couldn’t be reached Tuesday.

-By Stefania Bianchi, Dow Jones Newswires, +9714 364 4967 Stefania Bianchi@dowjones.com

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Al Fajer Properties Case opened on Wednesday – lawsuit also targets Sheikh Hasher Maktoum`s daughter as a partner of the firm and the son, Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Juma Maktoum

Posted by 7starsdubai on March 17, 2009


DUBAI, Mar 11, 2009 source Zawya

An Iranian businessman ( Shahram Abdulla Zadeh )  is suing members of Dubai’s ruling family for close to two billion dollars over real estate investments, in a case which opened on Wednesday.

Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, former CEO of Al-Fajer Properties
who was fired in 2008, has filed the lawsuit against the firm and its owner Sheikh Hasher Maktoum bin Jumaa al-Maktoum, a brother-in-law of the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

The lawsuit also targets Sheikh Hasher’s daughter as a partner of the firm and a son, Sheikh Maktoum, who has since been appointed president of Al-Fajer, according to legal documents obtained by AFP.

The case demands the “recovery of all material assets of Al-Fajer Properties
which gave no immediate reaction to the opening of the case.

Zadeh insists he was the real owner of the company and the only investor.

He had used Sheikh Hasher’s name to obtain the firm’s licence, as foreigners are not allowed to register real estate companies under their own name in the United Arab Emirates.

“I was the sole investor. Al-Fajer Properties
is my company. Sheikh Hasher’s only contribution has been the real estate licence as a sponsor,” he told AFP.

Zadeh is demanding seven billion dirhams (1.9 billion dollars), which “includes the plaintiff’s investments and the return on them,” his lawyer Salem al-Shaali said.

“We have enough documents to prove he was the sole investor,” he added.

Only a representative of the plaintiff’s lawyer was in the Dubai court of first instance for the hearing, which lasted a few minutes. The court’s list named Al-Fajer as the defendant, with no mention of the Maktoums.

The judge referred to them by numbers before the hearing was adjourned to April 8.

Zadeh has said he was detained by Dubai police without charge for 60 days last year, at the same time as he was dismissed, and that his passport was confiscated for a year, without an explanation.

The civil case comes as several executives from high-profile Dubai firms are held on suspicion of embezzlement and as the once booming regional business and tourism hub struggles to stave off the impact of the global economic slowdown.

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Al Fajer Properties – Comment of the day

Posted by 7starsdubai on March 5, 2009


dubai-2009-globus-small1I started with Al Fajer Properties from day 1 under Dr. Shahram and saw how he invested his money, dedicated his time 24/7 and created a brand out of Al Fajer. Sheikh Hasher Maktoum is an old fashioned 65 year old who loves gossip and whispers.

All the Al Fajer staff witnessed how Dr. Shahram fought with Al Ahmadiah (sheikh hasher’s contracting company that was building the towers for al fajer), because Al Ahmadiah was not doing anything on site. That was damaging Al fajer Properties name and Dr. Shahram felt responsible towards the investors and thats what triggered sheikh hasher maktoum’s aggressive behaviour towards Dr shahram.

The son, Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al maktoum, was a nobody. Even Sheikh Hasher always told us not to let him in the office! I remember sheikh maktoum hasher used to call Dr. Shahram’s secretary or the receptionist and request to book the meeting room to bring his friends and show off!!!

When Dr Shahram disappeared, we were told by sheikh maktoum hasher that the state security has taken him and he is never coming back!!! That was the begining of a series of illegal activity by sheikh maktoum hasher in the company, including changing documents, illegal sales of properties, threatening many staff members with state security arrests,…etc

Everyone in Al Fajer knows that Dr. Shahram was & is the owner of Al Fajer Properties. Sheikh maktoum hasher always uses his “uncles” name Sheikh Mohammed Bin rashid, the dubai ruler to threaten people.

The rest of the world is not stupid, somebody is locked up for 60 days, tortured, passport confiscated for a year, no charges against him, his business has been stolen by the brother in law of dubai ruler, the case he filed at the public prosecution is closed without an explanation.

Is this the fair, just society that sheikh mohammed bin rashid has envisioned in his Dubai Strategy? So the government is actively helping criminals? Why nobody dares to talk?

Al Fajer Employee
22. February 2009

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Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum Interview – The easy money maker – From the Archive

Posted by 7starsdubai on March 4, 2009


Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum bin Juma al Maktoum loves to win – on the racing track and in business, writes Andrew Cave

original published in 2007  telegraph uk

maktoum-hasher-maktoum-faceSheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum is sitting surrounded by bodyguards trying to explain how easy it has been to make money in booming Dubai.

“If you invested 10pc down, say $300,000, in new-build properties and waited for them to be built and rented out, over five years the rent increased so much that if you sold them you could get profits of $10m,” he says at his family-owned Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Dubai has had the highest yield return for offices anywhere in the world, and it is still very high-yielding.”

Similar returns have apparently been available all over the tiny emirate state, according to Maktoum, a nephew of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.

Large villas on The Palms, the controversial offshore development popular with Premiership footballers, could be bought for £630,000 six years ago, he says. They now fetch £2.5m.

“Anyone who bought there would have made a killing,” says Maktoum, who clearly did so himself. “I bought a couple,” he confirms, adding that his investment success helped increase his company’s value tenfold in four years.”

Maktoum, 30, who is dyslexic, seems to have found that grand prix racing cars are pretty profitable too, even if they did wreak collateral damage on his slender frame.

“I have broken every bone in my body except my spinal column motor racing, skiing, mountain biking: anything that involved danger,” he says.

At the age of 26, Maktoum set up A1 Grand Prix as a winter “world cup of motorsport” to rival Formula One, launching the venture in 2004 and selling out last year after a successful first year of competition. Hedge fund group RAB Capital bought 80pc of the venture for a reported £100m.

So how much money did he make?

Maktoum starts to look nervous. He’s apparently not allowed to say, as part of the contractual arrangements of the sale, but suggestions by a trade newspaper that he pocketed £5m profit look to be a bit light.

“I cannot say I did not make £5m,” he says eventually, “but had someone offered me that, I would not have taken it.”

“I achieved all my financial goals,” says Maktoum. “I had a very, very nice return on my investment. It was a project for me to prove myself; something for me to get my teeth into. And it has been a huge success.

“I sold it because I achieved my financial targets. It took me three years. It was a very challenging project but it has proved what I can do.

“A1 was a big risk. I planned the whole project myself.” Maktoum hadn’t lain idle before that. He helped his father run Al Fajer Group, one of the largest office contractors and developers in Dubai and was one of the founding investors in the first Virgin Megastore in the United Arab Emirates.

He also became a big personal investor in property. Now he plans to go into consumer electronics through his holding company DIHC.

So is he setting himself up as Dubai’s answer to Sir Alan Sugar?

Maktoum shrugs off the comparison but is hugely excited about the mass market product he is patenting. He thinks it can become very, very big. But does he really need to make even more money? He takes the question seriously. “When you achieve most of your dreams by the age of 30, you can become very introspective,” he says.

“The most important things in life are friends and family. I think you have to achieve a blend. You have to try to give something back. I don’t want to be the richest man in the human race. That’s not my game.”

Instead, he says he has been approached to help his state government in a fund management project and also has opportunities to get involved with hedge funds and to go on the board of a US private equity group.

Maktoum has the well-mannered poise of many of his oil-rich contemporaries. Still single, he is bashful about his private life and the delicate question of how much he is worth. He is predictably supportive of Dubai’s increasing involvement in western capital markets, such as Dubai Ports World’s £3.3bn takeover of Britain’s ports and ferries group P&O in 2005, and Dubai International Capital’s purchase of Tussauds Group.

He also applauds Sheikh Mohammed’s huge development of Dubai’s tourism industry to make up for the expected loss of oil revenues.

“It’s a very efficient way to move,” he says. “If you are the government, you want to make the economy efficient and generate less red tape.

“Sheikh Mohammed has seen the challenges ahead and is responding to them. He is a real visionary.

“There is still a lot of value being created in Dubai. Last year we had one of the biggest stock market crash anywhere in the world, with stock prices going down by 60pc to 70pc, but it is still a pretty rewarding place, which has had some of the best stock market growth anywhere in the world.

“Fifty years ago, Dubai was a little desert oasis. Dubai now is like the swinging 1920s in America. We have had a big crash. It is not to say that we will not have a big crash again, but there has been a lot of success as well.”

It’s easy to be sanguine about a financial crisis when you took sufficient precautions beforehand. Maktoum’s claim that he has a “gut instinct” for finance and markets seems to have been borne out by his actions this time.

“A month before the crash, I thought something was happening and sold a lot of my investments,” he says.

“Part of my success is that I am not greedy… You want to leave a party while it is still going on. You don’t want to leave at 3am. I want to leave something when it feels good.”

Read also: Criminal complaint filed in Germany against Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum

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Shahram Zadeh Lawsuit against Al Fajer Properties Dubai

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Now it getting agressive in Dubai ? – Hunting complaining Investors – Dynasty Zarooni Fraud – Kabir Mulchandani hit back with a counterclaim

Posted by 7starsdubai on February 13, 2009


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/64f5823c-f945-11dd-90c1-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1

fraudThe executive at the centre of $100m fraud allegations rocking Dubai’s property sector has hit back with a counterclaim that his accusers have defaulted on more than $18m of debts owed to his company.

Kabir Mulchandani, chairman of Dynasty Zarooni, claimed that a series of cheques written by investors had bounced as the real estate industry’s fortunes plunged late last year.

The case – involving one of Dubai’s largest private real estate companies – highlights concerns that the emirate’s legal system is poorly equipped to cope with the slew of disputes arising as the sector turns sour.

Dynasty and Mr Mulchandani deny investor allegations of fraud and misrepresentation of the group’s property portfolio.

In an interview at Dubai’s Port Rashid police station, where he has been held since last month, Mr Mulchandani told the Financial Times he was pursuing cheques totalling Dh68m ($18.5m, €14.5m, £13m) that were written by Dynasty investors to pay for property. He claimed they bounced in late December as the international financial crisis hit the emirate’s business community.

dynasty-zarooniHe said: “Certain key investors who had issued post-dated cheques to us got caught in the financial trap. They could not pay.”

Mr Mulchandani said he suspected the investors whose cheques he alleges bounced – a criminal offence in Dubai – had made the accusations of fraud against him because they saw it as a way to recover money after the market fell.

Salem Al Shaali, who is representing investors claiming up to Dh280m from Dynasty, admitted some of their cheques had not cleared. But he said this was because his clients had decided not to honour the cheques because of their suspicions about Mr Mulchandani.

His clients had deposited cheques covering the money they owed, he added, showing that they had the ability to pay if their allegations against the company were satisfactorily addressed.

Hundreds of complaints have been made against Mr Mulchandani, but the initial claims at the heart of the case came from 10 individuals known as Dynasty’s “investment club”. Mr Shaali said: “Mr Mulchandani broke Dubai’s real estate laws by selling properties without a proper licence and misrepresenting construction progress at the buildings”.

Mr Mulchandani, an Indian national, said he was being well treated in custody but expressed frustration at the time taken to investigate a case in which he said he had “nothing to hide”. He is expecting a hearing this week over whether he can receive bail.

He said: “This is a wonderful country but … it is still gearing up to deal with these complaints, because this is the first time they have had a property meltdown.”

The Dynasty imbroglio is a further blow to confidence in Dubai as it scrambles to cope with the sudden end of a six-year property boom on which a good part of its modern-day wealth is founded.

More than 25 executives have been detained over the past year in anti-corruption investigations at state-linked property companies, while lawyers say more claims against private sector property developers are likely to emerge this year as prices collapse and funding dries up.

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News from Dynasty Zarooni and Al Fajer Properties – I’m the victim’, says property tycoon

Posted by 7starsdubai on February 12, 2009


http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090211/BUSINESS/886702850/1051

  • Last Updated: February 11. 2009 10:28PM UAE / February 11. 2009 6:28PM GMT
  • fraud1Kabir Mulchandani, an Indian property tycoon detained by police in Dubai, says people who are accusing him of fraud are trying to get out of investments that turned sour because of the property downturn.

    The chairman of Dynasty Zarooni is being held because more than 25 investors, with claims worth Dh280 million (US$76.2m), have accused him of fraudulently selling them property and running an illegal investment scheme, a lawyer for the investors said. Mr Mulchandani, 36, denies the accusations and says he is being targeted by a group of investors who are unable to meet their obligations as the property market deteriorates.

    “I am the victim here,” he said. “After Lehman Brothers went bust the world changed… The system is being misused by certain individuals who are just wanting money and wanting to get out of commitments they have made that they are not able to fulfil because the market has turned.”

    Mr Mulchandani said his case was likely to be a predecessor to a rash of similar cases caused by the decline in the property market. Dubai property prices have fallen by about 25 per cent since hitting a peak last year.

    “It is going to turn into a bloodbath of attacks by investors who just want to get out of obligations,” he said. “Do you think I would be sitting here had the market been OK?”

    Dynasty Zarooni, a joint venture between Mr Mulchandani and Hilal al Zarooni, an Emirati businessman, is one of the highest profile property companies to come under scrutiny by the authorities since the property market began to fall late last year. The company was the top newspaper advertising buyer in the Emirates last year, spending $14.6m and topping the likes of Nakheel and Emaar Properties, according to figures from the Pan Arab Research Centre. Its advertising spending ranked 10th across the Middle East.

    The company, founded in 2005, is a property resale and marketing operation. It has bought entire buildings off-plan from developers with a bulk discount and re-sold floors and units to investors at a premium. Then, as a service to these core investors, it would market the buildings prominently around the country to facilitate their resale to retail buyers. Usually, Dynasty Zarooni would play a middleman role for the first payments and then contracts would be issued between the buyer and the developer, cutting the company out of the deal.

    It sold 29 buildings in this way last year, according to executives. The business was profitable, with Mr Mulchandani planning a foray into New York City property before his arrest.

    He lives in the Emirates Hills development in Dubai.

    A group of investors, however, allege Mr Mulchandani built his company by misleading investors, according to Salem al Shaali, a lawyer representing several investors.

    One of the allegations is that Dynasty Zarooni displayed one building and sold another.Investors said they were shown buildings that were several storeys high, and told that they were the Ebony and Ivory towers. They bought dozens of units, and in some cases several floors, of the buildings. The buildings were also misrepresented in advertising, the investors say.

    One advertisement in a daily newspaper on July 23 last year showed 24 photographs of “round the work” progress on the Ebony and Ivory projects. A caption for the photographs reads: “Shot at location on 10th June 2008. Ebony & Ivory – Jumeirah Lakes Towers.”

     In fact, the images showed other buildings in the Jumeirah Business Centre complex that were further advanced in construction.

    Work on the Ebony and Ivory towers plots still has advanced only to shoring and piling. A contractor has yet to be chosen for the Dh2 billion project.

    sandhole-g32The Picture shows the construction Status of today 2009, Ivory Tower ( or named Juemirah Business Centre 9, Developer Al Fajer Properties, Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai)

    Al Fajer Properties, the developer of Ebony and Ivory towers, said a construction contract would soon be signed for the towers, which it said were to be finished between next year and 2012.    An Al Fajer spokesman declined to comment on the issue.

    Mr Mulchandani said the advertisements were meant to show the larger Jumeirah Business Centre complex and depict Al Fajer as a hard-working developer.

    “I don’t believe it is misrepresentative in any way,” he said.

    He said the company had sold the entire building in April and that the investors involved in claims against him had signed contracts that detailed which plot of land the buildings were to be built on.

    Claims have emerged involving other projects that were bought and resold by Dynasty Zarooni, including the Sheffield Classique and Al Qoraishi Tower, according to Mr al Shaali.

    Imran Karim, the son of an investor taking action against Mr Mulchandani, said his father, Abid Karim, was sold units in the Classique and Al Qoraishi Tower under the impression that Dynasty Zarooni was the developer.

    Mr Mulchandani said he never represented himself as a developer.

    Officials from Sheffield Real Estate and Baiti Properties Development, the developer behind the Al Qoraishi Tower, declined to comment.

    Another allegation against Mr Mulchandani is that he created an illegal “investment club” where 12 investors were invited to pay Dh300,000 a month for 12 months for a guaranteed return of up to Dh1m a month. After six months, they expected to redeem their investments, but Mr Mulchandani did not pay, investors said.

    One such investor, Mohammed Arif, who also invested with Dynasty Zarooni in several properties, said he had Dh25m with Mr Mulchandani and projects sold by Mr Mulchandani.

    “I invested a lot of money with him,” he said. “I fear the money is gone.”

    Mr Mulchandani said the Dh300,000 was actually a membership fee for 12 investors who bought from him in bulk. The fee would give the members the first right of refusal to buy up to 5 per cent of buildings that Dynasty Zarooni acquired, as well as use of the Dynasty Zarooni offices for resales. The fee also contributed to advertising, he added.

    Marwan bin Ghalita, the chief executive of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), declined to comment on the accusations against Dynasty Zarooni. In November, RERA stated that there were no complaints against Dynasty Zarooni, after allegations in two Indian publications that the company had sold projects while representing to investors that they were buying another project.

    Officials from the Dubai Public Prosecution declined to give details on the cases, but confirmed staff members were investigating the claims.

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    An Example of : The differenence between PR and Reality – 5 Towers Jumeirah Business Centres will be delivered in September 2009 ?????

    Posted by 7starsdubai on February 12, 2009


    Jumeirah Business Centre 1 , Developer Al Fajer Properties  was launched Dezember 2005. Sold within a few weeks after the launch, said by the company. The completion of this Office Tower was announced first for end 2007 , after this end 2008 and now end….. of year ……… ???

    The History between PR and Reality show this pictures:

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    Construction Status of Jumeirah Business Centre 1,launched in December 2005,  Plot G2, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Al Fajer Properties 

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    Jumeirah Business Centre  1 by Al Fajer Properties Construction Status in May 2007

     

     

     

    jbc1-feb-2009-panorama1Panorama of February 2009 shows that the Towers around Jumeirah Business  Centre 1( those Towers around also launched in 2005) are still ready.

    The completion of the Jumeirah Business Centre 1, the first ever launched Tower of Al Fajer Properties is…………. ??????????

    Latest interview , February 2009,with the project Manager , construction company, for Al Fajer Properties:

    o3. Feb. 2009 7days.ae  

     http://www.7days.ae/storydetails.php?id=73328%20%20%20%20&page=local%20news&title=Riding%20out

    ………“[The atmosphere in construction] is a bit depressed, but I think Dubai and the UAE in general is much better off in general than the rest of the world,” said Andre van Schalkwyk of Al Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading (AAC), who is site manager of Al Fajer Properties’ Jumeirah Business Centre.

    He added however, that his workers are more confident of their position, as he believes AAC will outlive the downturn.

    “The workers are not anxious, AAC has a very stable working environment and we tend not to over extend ourselves, which makes it much easier to get through downturns, particularly of this magnitude. I think we’re a lot better off than a lot of other companies,” he said.
    Van Schalkwyk has been working in construction in Dubai for six years and has always found it challenging.
    “[Challenges] are very simple – usually time and Dubai has a knack for changing things very suddenly!”
    “It’s the changing environment that is your biggest challenge in the whole construction industry,” he said.

    His current development with Al Fajer Properties is the largest he has been involved with since coming to Dubai, although he has been part of big projects such as Ibn Battuta Mall.
    Jumeirah Business Centre is a group of five high-rise office buildings in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers development, which are scheduled to be delivered this September.

    “The biggest challenge [with this project] is having to do five towers running exactly on the same timeframe, while not being located on the same plot. They’re in the same area but not on the same plot, that is a serious challenge, because projects are usually phased,” van Schalkwyk said.
    Back when the centre got started, he also had to deal with the cement shortage, which he said affected them “quite seriously”.However, he is “fairly confident” of reaching the September deadline for the new development.
    “After His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum came on board, it changed the whole management structure of the Al Fajer Group and we’re now managing to accelerate the project quite dramatically. We’re actually doing very well – we’re running slabs at around six, sometimes five, working days cycles,” he said.
    When Sheikh Maktoum became president of Al Fajer Properties (AFP) in March last year, workers were working days and knocking off at night, but now construction takes place round the clock with the workers doing shiftwork in order to meet the delivery date.

    In fact, a lot of changes have taken place at AFP so that it can streamline its business and meet its obligations.
    Joseph Paul, finance manager at AFP, told 7DAYS that a “planning and financial restructuring” had taken place last March, which resulted in the entire land bank of the company being disposed of by the middle of last year.
    “[This] has turned out to be an excellent decision, keeping in view the current drastic devaluation of land,” he said.
    “Because of apt and timely decisions, AFP is still in a robust position to operate with zero debt, even in this worst scenario of world economic recession.”

    Van Schalkwyk also sees the upside of downturn, particularly for real estate and construction.
    “I think there will be a lot more stability and sense in the market. My personal belief is that the downturn at the moment is a bit of a blessing in disguise – it will stabilise the market and I believe we will get a much more healthy growth afterwards,” he said.

    And despite the myriad announcements of job cuts in the sector, he feels construction won’t stay down for long.
    “I think in the next two to three years, the workforce will shrink overall – but then it will grow again,” he said.

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    Dubai Dynasty Zarooni Fraud Allegations Widen,Bail At AED400M

    Posted by 7starsdubai on February 4, 2009


    http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZW20090124000023/%3D%20Dubai%20Dynasty%20Zarooni%20Fraud%20Allegations%20Widen,Bail%20At%20AED400M/
     
            By Stefania Bianchi

            Of ZAWYA DOW JONES

            DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)–Dubai’s public prosecution has raised the bail to 400 million U.A.E. dirhams ($108 million) for Dynasty Zarooni’s Chairman Kabir Mulchandani, who is being held by police on fraud allegations, as more aggrieved investors lodge complaints, officials said.

            Mulchandani, whose mobile phone was turned off when called by Zawya Dow Jones Thursday, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

            An official at the public prosecution told Zawya Dow Jones that Mulchandani is being held on allegations of “fraud and embezzlement” and that he would have to pay the full bail amount in order to be released.

            According to lawyers at Al Shaali & Co., one of a number of Dubai-based law firms acting on behalf of the investors pursuing Mulchandani, the cases against the Indian businessman and Dynasty Zarooni involves projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi worth more than AED5 billion.

            “We’re currently handling about AED500 million worth of cases,” Said Al Akkad from Al Shaali & Co. said Thursday.

            The law firm says the final value of cases against Dynasty Zarooni could rise much higher as other investors involved in Dynasty Zarooni’s apparent AED21 billion real estate portfolio come forward.

            “There are a lot more investors out there who want to file complaints against Dynasty Zarooni. The whole process takes a long time,” said Al Akkad.

            Mulchandani was arrested by police in early January and has since been referred to the public prosecution. Mulchandani’s bail was set at AED76 million when he was first arrested.

            Hilal Al Zarooni, Mulchandani’s local partner in Dubai, referred Zawya Dow Jones to his lawyers Global Advocates & Legal Consultants when called. Global, who are also representing Mulchandani and the company Dynasty Zarooni, declined to comment on the case.

            COMPLAINTS

            Investors at six of Dynasty Zarooni’s developments worth approximately AED6.35 billion have so far lodged complaints with the police, according to Al Shaali & Co.

            The complaints so far refer to property at the company’s Ebony & Ivory, Berlin Tower, K Hotel, Panoramic Heights, Sheffield Classique and Al Quorashi Tower developments. The cases include the taking of deposits and installment payments without depositing the money into an escrow account, the issuing of contracts worth just AED1 after the full value of the property has been paid and the misrepresentation of property during the sale.

            Some investors at the Ebony and Ivory project in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers district have also lodged a complaint with the police against Dynasty Zarooni for allegedly misleading them about the progress made on the building’s construction. Prominent advertising campaigns in Dubai showed pictures of the Ebony and Ivory real estate project under construction 24 hours a day, but a visit to the site by Zawya Dow Jones revealed that no work was underway.

            In an advertising campaign published in local media last year the company said that as a company it had earned AED20 billion in revenue, as well as AED6 billion for its investors.

            Lawyers say Mulchandani is also being investigated for allegations that he conned a small group of wealthy investors into pledging large sums of money with the promise of a hefty monthly return.

            Investors interviewed by Zawya Dow Jones say Mulchandani received subscription fees of AED300,000 a month from 12 members of the so-called “investment club”. Mulchandani promised a return of a million dirhams a month after six months after investing their money in Dubai real estate projects.

            The investors say Mulchandani has so far failed to deliver any returns, or their initial capital.

            By Stefania Bianchi, Dow Jones Newswires; +971 4 3644967; stefania.bianchi@dowjones.com

            (Majdoline Hatoum in Dubai contributed to this article.)

            Copyright (c) 2009 Dow Jones & Co.

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    Prosecution looks into Dynasty Zarooni Dubai fraud claims

    Posted by 7starsdubai on January 17, 2009


    original published 7days 13. Jnauar 2009

    http://www.7days.ae/storydetails.php?id=72375%20%20%20%20&page=local%20news&title=Prosecution%20looks%20into%20fraud

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    The alleged fraud case against the chairman of Dynasty Zarooni, is now under investigation by Dubai Public Prosecution, a spokesperson at the office confirmed.

    A lawyer for the comp-lainants told 7DAYS that the investigation had begun with questions for the investors, who claim that the chairman, Kabir Mulchandani, defrauded them of up to dhs450 million ($123 million).

    Salem Al Shaali added that he could not tell the number of investors in the case as there are “new complaints every day”.

    Al Shaali also said there was a second suspect in the case, and that some investors had informed him that this suspect had already fled the country.

    The law firm, Al Shaali and Company, also told newswire Zawya Dow Jones that Mulchandani is being questioned on two counts, both subject to the Federal Penal Code and Dubai’s property laws.
    The first case relates to the allegations that the membership club Mulchandani has admitted to running was sold to a small group of wealthy investors under false pretences, and that they were promised large returns.

    The second case involves the selling of property at the dhs2 billion Ebony and Ivory development in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers district.
    According to Zawya Dow Jones, Al Shaali said that Mulchandani took deposits for 20 per cent of the property but failed to deliver the project.

    Dubai Public Prosecution confirmed they had started the investigation.

    Dynasty Zarooni said it preferred not to comment until charges had been brought.

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    It`s confirmed – Dynasty Zarooni Chmn Arrested, Police Says – Report

    Posted by 7starsdubai on January 8, 2009


     http://zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZW20090108000104/Dynasty%20Zarooni%20Chmn%20Arrested,%20Police%20Says%20-%20Report/Thursday, Jan 08, 2009

    DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)–Dubai Police has arrested Kabir Mulchandani, chairman of Dubai property company Dynasty Zarooni Dubai-based Al Bayan newspaper reports Thursday, citing a senior police official.

    “Dubai Police has arrested Kabir Mulchandani for fraud and bouncing checks’ accusations, and he is currently under investigation,” Al Bayan cites Colonel Khalil Al Mansouri, head of criminal investigations unit at Dubai Police, as saying.

    “His case will be sent to the public prosecution soon to complete the investigation,” Al Bayan reports.

    Zawya Dow Jones first broke the news of Mulchandani’s arrest on Tuesday.

    The government has been investigating a handful of the city-state’s top real estate and lending firms, but Mulchandani’s arrest this week is not thought to be linked to these ongoing corporate investigations.

    Newspaper Web site: http://www.albayan.ae

    -Dubai Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; +9714 3644964; djnews.dubai@dowjones.com

    Copyright (c) 2009 Dow Jones & Co.

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    Business Partner of Al Fajer Properties – Chairman Dynasty Zarooni arrested in Dubai

    Posted by 7starsdubai on January 7, 2009


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    Dynasty Zarooni Chairman – Criminal Business Partner of Al Fajer Properties Dubai – arrested

    Posted by 7starsdubai on January 5, 2009


    http://www.bi-me.com/main.php?id=29498&t=1&c=33&cg=4&mset=

    UAE. The head of a Dubai-based real estate firm has denied reports that he had been arrested on allegations of fraud.

    Kabir Mulchandani, Chairman of property investment consultant Dynasty Zarooni, said in an interview for Gulf News there was no police arrest warrant against him.

    “I know some complaints have been lodged with the police by some people against our firm but these people gave cheques that bounced. They have no legitimate reason to complain,” he explained over the phone.

    He said the company was “in good shape.”

    Company President Hilal Al Zarouni said the company is “functioning properly”. Both executives said they didn’t know if the police were investigating the complaints.

    Lawyer Salim Al Sha’ali, who represents a number of complainants, said the complaints are related to an alleged fraud scheme.

    “We have been studying the legalities of the case… and we believe that there is a supposed crime of conning people out of money,” he said.

    The Federal Penal Code and the property laws issued lately are the legal grounds in this case, argued the lawyer. Sources said the complaints involve some 30 investors with at least US$1 million each invested with Dynasty Zarooni.

    However, Mulchandani denied the accusations and said he has “all the documents that support our position that those people have reneged on their commitments”.

    Reports yesterday claimed clients said they paid AED 300,000 per month for which Mulchandani promised a return of AED 1 million a month after the first six installments. But Kabir Mulchandani said that the montly payment was a fee for investors to secure first refusal on properties sold by Dynasty Zarooni at pre-launch prices, an average discount of between 2% and 5%. And he insists no returns were ever guaranteed.

    “There is not a single document, email, a fax, an SMS, that anybody can produce in Dubai or elsewhere in the world that in any way represents that we guaranteed any form of return,” he said.

    He added that many investors had actually made far more than the guaranteed return he is claimed to have given, despite the slump in the property market.

    He said: “This is a case of people having a situation where they can’t meet their obligations, which is unfortunate, but they shouldn’t have over-traded. You can’t buy what you can’t pay for.”

    He said those making the complaints against him had bounced post-dated cheques given to the company for both the membership fee and for the properties they purchased.

    Mulchandani had left India for Dubai where he set up Dynasty Zarouni, to cash in on Dubai’s booming real estate market.

    Kabir Mulchandani is also the founder of Baron International, the Mumbai company that pioneered cheap colour TVs and music systems under the brand names Aiwa and Akai, a firm which came under scrutiny from the DRI and Enforcement Directorate in India.

    Dynasty Zarooni markets ready-to-move in properties constructed by Dubai real estate company Al Fajer. The firm advertises these properties on his website and invites NRIs to invest money.

    Al Fajer is known for its projects in Jumeirah Business Centre 1 and 2 apart from various projects at Jumeirah Lakes and Jumeirah Island.

    Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) is probing the company’s operations after nearly 30 NRIs from India, Russia and UK complained online that he had misled them by showing a different property and selling them another

    RERA authorities are reported to have told Indian newspapers that the firm had also not followed the local rule of depositing sale proceeds of real estate properties into a government-shared escrow account.

    One particular complaint cites how Mulchandani allegedly sold apartments in a three-tower complex, showing the two completed towers as the properties that were for sale but allotting ownership documents of the third tower which has yet to come up.

    Speaking to Mumbai Mirror RERA’s head of legal cell, Imad Hussein, is reported as saying: “We have received complaints of 30 investors from India, Russia and the UK. The company Dynasty Zarouni offered real estate properties at half the market price.

    “It also allegedly lured investors by misrepresenting a different property in the name of another. Each buyer has invested at least US$1 million with the firm.”

    According to Hussein: “We have invited all investors with similar complaints through advertisements in local newspapers to come forward, and have assured them that RERA will play an active role in safeguarding their money under law number 8 in line with the directives of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed.”

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    Real Estate Agents: Dubai Boom Is Ending

    Posted by 7starsdubai on October 28, 2008


    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/10/27/real-estate-agents-dubai-boom-is-ending/

    Stefania Bianchi, Mirna Sleiman and Stefania Bianchi report from Dubai for Zawya Dow Jones.

    A six-year real estate boom in Dubai that spurred a $475 billion building frenzy has ended, according to agents who say sales are collapsing amid fears that the global economic downturn will hit the sheikdom.

    “Last month was a real disaster and worse is coming I guess,” Mehdi Zoghbi, an agent at Middle East Real Estate Consultants, told Zawya Dow Jones Sunday.

    Zoghbi says that desperate sellers are now offering off-plan properties on the secondary market for a zero premium, effectively accepting a loss on their investment in order to offload quickly. Dubai, the first Gulf sheikdom to allow foreigners rights to buy homes, may also be the first to see a crash in property prices.

    “Our commissions have fallen by up to 70% recently,” said Khaled Daji, an agent at Al Jabal Real Estate. “The most hit are the projects under development and those luxurious high end. We plan to survive for another six months to see how this crisis unfolds.”

    But the city’s biggest developers like Emaar Properties PJSC and Nakheel are adamant that sales remain robust. Mohammed Alabbar, Emaar’s chairman and one of the architects of Dubai’s real estate boom, said in the company’s third-quarter statement that “we are very confident of our company’s fundamentals and future growth.”

    That hasn’t stopped investors dropping the company’s shares. Emaar’s stock has fallen 62% since the beginning of the year, that’s more than the 48% fall in the Dubai Financial Market’s main index over the same period, according to Zawya.com data. Earlier this month, Colliers International said the growth of property prices in Dubai slowed to 16% in the second quarter of 2008 from 42% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley warned in August that property hotspot Dubai could see a 10% fall in prices by 2010.

    A collapse in real estate prices will add to pressure on Dubai’s economy, which doesn’t benefit from the vast oil income enjoyed by neighboring Abu Dhabi. Property and construction are estimated to account for about 30% of the emirate’s economy.

    Meanwhile, the nerve – and wallets – of Dubai’s shoppers will be tested this week when, against a tide of global economic woe, the region’s largest shopping mall opens. Covering an area of more than 50 soccer fields, Dubai Mall will have more than 1,200 shops; one of the world’s largest indoor gaming arcades; an Olympic-size ice rink; the world’s largest indoor Gold Souk; and one of the world’s biggest aquariums, which will be home to more than 33,000 types of sea life, including over 400 sharks.

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    Comment by Warren HuangOctober 27, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    cool article

    Comment by hue g. rectionOctober 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Stefania and Mirna, thanks for this article. Interesting to see how other people are living and investing.

    Comment by tom a taxpayerOctober 27, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    A fall in prices may actually benefit Dubai in the long term.

    The escalation in cost of living in Dubai, driven by property and rent prices, has become unsustainable.

    And speculation will end leading to more realistic valuation of assets.It has clearly been a speculative market when a

    down payment of 20 per cent provides a 100 to 150% per cent in a less than a year from property flipping.

    Comment by Dave SternOctober 28, 2008 at 12:35 am

    As someone who lives “on the ground” here in Abu Dhabi, I can tell you that Dave Stern’s comment is incorrect:

    the locals have been taking out personal bank loans to cover just 2 to 3 month’s mortgage payments and then

    flipping properties within that time (not a year!).

    They were buying up to six properties at a time in this manner.

    These purchases were all “off plan”, the properties were not even under construction.

    This is why the real estate market was, ultimately, unsustainable.

    Comment by Jan NewtonOctober 28, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I have been a doomsayer of the Indian real estate market when I predicted the fall in February 2008 –

     http://www.eclectic-investor.blogspot.com
    The Arabic leverage is up to 100 times capital. I have personally know of business center receptionist

    doubling up as a “real estate flipper” and now has overleveraged and stuck in properties that are not even

    under construction. It is normal for authorities to blow their trumpets, but expect their sounds to end in a

    Big Blowup in their faces.
    A cataclysmic disaster and perhaps the start of Dubai’s fall like Beirut before and Aden even before that.

    Comment by Cataclysmic Collapse of Dubai ExpectedOctober 28, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Castles in the sand?

    Comment by tom a taxpayerOctober 28, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Currently panic is ruling the markets all over the world irrationally.

    There is no exception, however, the Arabian Gulf have strong economic fundamentals and the recovery

    will be much faster than in the West. As a matter of fact, the Q3 financial results of the biggest market players

    for the are better than the Q3 results in 2007.
    From the position of commercial property broker in Dubai, I can assure you that corporate end-users are good

    clients at the moment. We have sold office floors in Business Bay during the last month and recently preparing t

    he transactions of commercial properties in Jumeirah Lake Towers.

    In times of crisis there are losers and winners.

    Comment by Gergana MinevaOctober 28, 2008 at 4:33 am

    When junk emails started arriving in one of my “special” email boxes – promising pie-in-the-sky

    pre-construction deals in Dubai – went Short Oil and Emerging Markets ETFs (Thank you, Goldman oil analysts!!!)

    Comment by FederalesOctober 28, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Mr. Gergana Mineva!
    It is Persian Gulf not Arabic.
    Please use always the correct name in the future.
    Thank you!

    Comment by FarhadOctober 28, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Farhad, Dubai is essentially ruled under Shirah Law, a cruel brand of despotic fascism that harms

    women and children and is antithetical to freedom. Dubai though more “progressive”

    than most repressive regimes in Sand Land, hates Jews and will not allow the

    practice of such a “heinous” religion as Judaism. Yet you are worried about words and nomenclature.

    Words are meaningless, actions are all that matter.

    Comment by KafkaOctober 28, 2008 at 8:32 am

    OPEC’s manipulation of oil prices and speculators caused this current recession by increasing oil prices to historic levels.

    Comment by Blame OPECOctober 28, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Market is certainly undergoing a correction but to predict doom is a little foolhearty.

    There is TREMENDOUS liquidity in the market and the reserves built up during the period of

    high gas prices will certainly be deployed to stablize the realestate market which is the cornerstone of ‘

    New’Dubai. Also, Dubai is NOT ruled by shariah law. In fact, it is one of the most modern states

    in the gulf and is known for its liberal political/social environment (recent stories about sex on the beach

     not withstanding). There are a number of very successful american jews in the city so the anti-semetic

    claim is just rubbish. There is no law against practise of ANY religion.

    Visit the region before speaking

    Comment by DubaiDreamerOctober 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    The smart money has begun the pull out already. Bank lending is drying up.

    The only ones who continue to believe that the real estate market will go up are real estate agents

    and speculators who have not been able to off load so far. The secondary market for off-plan properties is in a free fall.

    And no amount of deliberate project delays and throwing people out of villas is going to prevent the serious

    correction that Dubai property so badly needs. It has been the most speculative, unregulated and unprotected

    market the past 6 years.

    Comment by KingsleyOctober 28, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of people…

    Comment by charlieOctober 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Gee, I guess the Arabs are poor for a reason = incompetence.

    High oil prices masks the basic incompetence for awhile. But stupid is as stupid does.

    Comment by CaliPOWEROctober 28, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Cry Out Loud and you all say what you want about dubai …BUT The truth is: We Are All Loooosing!!

    The whole world is sinking…

    Comment by The True ManOctober 28, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Kingsley makes some good points, Dubai is in need of regulation.

    Prices may be predicted to fall, but it isn’t happening yet in the rental market.

    Buyers have bought up so much of the properties and now are holding them until they can get

    their desired selling price (usually expected 20% increases from sale to sale)…leaving the rentail market

    struggling. Landloards can demand rents starting at $25,000/yr in ONE payment upfront for 450 sf studios…in empty,

     construction sites of buildings! Dubai is leaving no room for renters & the middle class.

    Rents are still exorbitant and there are few regulations in place to support the renter.

    Comment by MRODubaiOctober 28, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    As someone who lives and breathes real estate since its first days here in Dubai,

    I feel it is necessary to see the cause of the boom and only then we may be able to make some

    calculated estimates of the future market condition.
    1. Dubai real esate growth was based on a promise of freehold, residence permit, tax free benefits

    for nationalities who have certain restrictions in their countries and saw dubai as a safe secure investment opportunity.
    2. Government of dubai removed the residence permit guarantee by buying a property.

    So automatically no tax free status, coz if you are not a resident of Dubai you can not open

    bank account & you are still liable for taxes in your country.

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:21 am

    3.Nakheel/emaar/dubai holding factor: All these companies hate each other and therefore fight for the

    attention of sheikh mohammed, which means the greed and ego overtake logic and feasibility!!! result:

    Excessive lands/properties/ mega projects without proper planning & infrastructure in place.
    4. Universal law supply Vs. Demand: nobody realises that the already anounced projects in dubai will need

    about an extra 6 million people to live in it!!!! (From Lagoons, meydan, dubailand, tatweer, mizin,

    industrial projects, emaar, bawadi, the world, the universe, palm deira, port rashid, waterfront, arabian canal,

    dubai world central….)Excuse me thats almost double the UAE population.

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:29 am

    5. Loose the Confidence You loose everything: The investors/buyers are wakening up to the reality & there is

    absolutely no confidence in the market not only because of the global financial crisis but mainly because of the

    over supply & fear of the crash.

    6. Genius Government policies: dubai government is its own worst enemy, at times like this what does dubai do?

    They launch new mega projects & new development companies like meraas with ambitious projects that will only

    further dampen market confidence.
    7. Investor’s security: Dubai’s judicial system is as good as any underdeveloped country with selective rights

    depending who the complaint is against.

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:35 am

    8. No human rights when it comes to dubai police. infact torture and enforced disappearance has become

    common in dubai under the umberella of the state security they can attach anything to anyone to reach their

    commercial targets.
    9. Everybody owns 20% of several properties: Paying a few installments does not make you theowner so when the next installments come due and there is no quick sales like the good old days, what happens? Sell below the price or lose your deposit with the developers…. results in what we call “stress sell”

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:40 am

    10. Oil prices & Inflation: ofcourse oil prices doubled so did the cost of steel & cement & food & labor

    accomodation… result abnormaly increase in construction prices on a weekly basis!!!… so an increase

    in property prices due to rising cost….
    11. Decrease in Oil prices: Sudden decrease in everything from food prices, to raw materials…..

    creating sudden panic as properties are cheaper to build and a fear of further reduction is iminent.
    12. There are too many chefs in the tiny real estate kitchen of dubai, have you noticed there aren’t any

    happy faces in the media anymore!!! what happened to the so called international anouncements about their acquisitions…

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:45 am

    13.The Sheikh factor: when the ruling family is desperately getting into everythng from real estate,

    to owning or managing coffeshops and bakeries, landries…. then the opportunities for the public is becoming less

    and less which means a lot of unhappy UAE nationals and residents…. which everyone know will not help the already

    unstable state of dubai.
    14. Big brother factor: let there be no doubt Abu Dhabi will eventually overtake dubai for the right reasons.

     money is not an issue thanks to oil & there is no rush to sell everything just to raise funds for the previously

    anounced project like in dubai. Dubai’s power in UAE will be reduced due to lack of funds, money talks!!!

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 12:51 am

    15. regulatory body with no teeth: RERA is supposed to ensure that developers/real estate agents

    / landlords/ follow the rules and regulations… what happens if a developer or an agent does not follow the law?

     NOTHING… just a 100,000 fine… comparing to the hundreds of millions at stake its a drop in the ocean.
    16. Public Prosecution & Corruption: Everything in public prosecution is relative & variable…. there are

    cases of misrepresentation by nakheel, for example selling thousands of villas

     and after 2 years just cancelling the project…. nobody can make a complaint.

    Likewise several private developers & real estae agents operating in a fraudulent manner are let go off the hook.

    Comment by real estate expertOctober 29, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Take away the speculation and in the end it comes back to fundamentals. Rental yields on finished

    properties are currently 2-5%. Interest rates on property loans are 8-9%. Deposits on property

    purchase are 30% minimum. If you want to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in a decent location you

    would need to be earning US$200k to meet the lending criteria. The stock market in the Gulf has

    fallen 25% in th elast 30 days and real estate stocks by 60% in 9 months.

    Look for similar movement in property values.

    Comment by steveOctober 29, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Main reason dubai eco will collapse is the RUSSIAN factor.

    Comment by GB BajajOctober 30, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    The comments entered by the real estate are very impressive/ Truly an expert.

    Comment by AdmirerOctober 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Great comments by the real estate expert as i call dubai an artificial market. There is onemore important point

    that expert forgot is what will happen after Sheikh Muhammad as UAE history says e.g.Sharjah.

    Advice to all expat go back to your homeland and serve for your country as Dubaidoes not have a

    nation like Oman, Bahrain , Kuwait or KSA.

    Comment by Fact FinderOctober 31, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Well it seems everyone here is pretty sure that Dubai Property Market is done and huge Crash is in Pipeline

    (or is already there). Well no matter how much we want it but it’s not entirely Ture. The Factors Mentioned

    by “Experts” here does not have much impact on property market. Property Market depends on

    three important factors. 1) Creations of new Jobs and thus Movement of New People to area

    2) Amounts of loan banks willing to give 3) Pricing of the property
    In Case of Dubai, Companies are still very much eager to open up an office here which saves them 30% to 40%

    in direct Tax fromtheir own Country. That Means new companies, new Jobs, new demand.

    Comment by Real Estate InvestorNovember 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

    it is easier to open an Office in Dubai than Buying BMW in U.K. It Still Costs AED 10,000/-

    and every employee gets residence visa (AED 8000 per employee for three year) hence TaxFree status.

    Dubai Government investing in own companies E.G opening up Hotels, Telecome, Café and everthing

    else is also very Good for Dubai. Since 30% to 40% of Dubai’s Expat population

    work in these Companies shows how serious Dubai Government is in bringing people to Dubai.

    The 2nd factor is the bank Finance and that’s a problem right now. Due to Global Crisis Gulf Banks have huge

    Liquidity problem and that’s the reason they have Stopped Finance,(Yes Stopped) Most Banks have Already

    Reached their Yearly tar

    Comment by Real Estate investorNovember 1, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Most Banks have Already Reached their Yearly targets of cash outflow and Simply don’t have cash for mortgage.

    Hence the finance buyer which is about 60 to 70% of market cannot buy. BUT from Jan next year Banks

    will have fresh cash and hence finance will be back on track. Since Finance will be back the property market

    will tend to rise again.

    The 3rd Factor Pricing – Yes Dubai prices had increased on massive pace and yes things were gone

    up really fast but still prices were not par will other countries (similar metropolitan cities) and now

    with the correction in property prices due to the Financial problem the prices are even more attractive.

    Comment by Real Estate investorNovember 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

    No place in the world can sustain to grow above 40% annually but prices only crash only when the demand dries up. Like in U.S and U.K where most citizen already own a home and new migration is only 1 or 2% of population where as in Dubai its at 28% to 40% every year and most people here still live in rented houses. Now with that kind of new people market will not crash but yes the growth can slow to 10% to 15% will is more realistic level.

    But everything’s not that great also, Dubai Needs to a lot more to keep growing and attracting

    more expats E.G Allow more foreign ownership in local companies, give more Rights to expats,

    and introduce permanent residency with work permit.

    Please let me know if some one thinks the other way

    Comment by Real estate InvestorNovember 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

    The UAE is now a ‘Buyers’s Market’ and I hope developers improve incentives such as back-loaded payments plans etc.

    Real Estate Dubai

    Comment by AndrewNovember 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    in dubai…reality is, the dubai govt thinks just like any other govt in the world i.e. india, usa, uk, japan etc.

    nothing is done in dubai unless its severely needed [i.e. metro] and then its splashed with every god

    damn adv from lipstick to lingerie to condoms to repay the loans taken for it. Y?

    coz dubai govt HATES HATES HATES to pay for it from its pockets.

    Comment by analyst expatNovember 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    To the “Real estate Investor” who does not have a clue of what this place is like: re-read the comments

    by the “real estate expert” and by “Fact Finder” and then get rid of your investment as fast as you can and while you can.

    Yes, you would be safer if you were in Kuwait for instance, but not here. Get out of your circle and talk

    to others and get to know the real picture. Does “Pirate Coast” mean anything to you?

    Comment by Yet another fact finderNovember 2, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Dubai has been trying to imitate the West for a long time now.The current situation is a predicted end to its Western dreams

    Comment by Shaiju JanardhananNovember 2, 2008 at 6:10 am

    excellent article… it’s so nice to read objective and realistic articles (and comments) about dubai and

    their real estate market. i’m absolutely sick of reading blatent property (or any other) propaganda in Dubai’s “Newspapers”.

    Comment by michaelNovember 2, 2008 at 6:55 am

    i have read your article. wish to know few details regarding the Rental Index on Residential & commercial Properties.

    There is a situation which were i have (a tenant) is going through tough time in Dubai

    i have rented a Shop inside a Shopping Mall from past 4 years which was running in losses.

    From 10 months the customers have raised and he was doing the Breakeven.

    Suddenly the Mall is sold and New Landlord is asking for New RENT 40% increase and he is showing a

    document of RERA stating landlord can increase the Rent to Market Rates.
    i have put all his money in the business and may go bankrupt incase the situations goes out of hand
    NEW LAND LORD IS AWROSTAMANI REAL ESTATE

    Comment by QurashiNovember 5, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Hi guys, am glad some of the readers find my comments useful. I just would like to add that god forbid if

    anything actualy happens to our “super man sheikh” (Sheikh Mohammed) the entire wolves surrounding

    him will start eating each other as history has shown in the gulf.
    HSBC & lloyds TSB have stoped giving out mortgages to apartments in dubai what does that tell you?

    PROPERTY CRASH is inevitable but the question is how hard it will hurt the government who has nothing in the account.
    I hope I am wrong, but rumor says sheikh mohammed has had a stroke and an operation.

    God help all those who still continue to dream and believe the wonderful animations of dubailand and nakheel!!

    Comment by Real Estate ExpertNovember 11, 2008 at 10:44 am

    The real estate market in dubai has crashed already. I bought a few floors from Dynasty zarooni’s sheffield project in dubai waterfront at 2700 dhs per square feet, today i can not sell it 30% below the purchase price. Why because Dynasty Zarooni does not even own the land & they don’t even have an escrow acount, yet people have paid over 20% to their acount and there is no construction on site. RERA knows about it but does nothing.

    Comment by Dubai ResidentNovember 12, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Really impress with your knowledge Real Estate Expert. Keep us updated to whats happening in Dubai Real Estate and when it will be a good time to buy probably an year from now.

    I am based in Canada real estate here is doing reasonably well small 5% correction which is normal and acceptable.

    no major job losses or recession predicted yet Canada has a sound economy.

    Comment by Real Estate CrashingNovember 15, 2008 at 4:03 am

    The nightmare is here…Great analysis by Mr. “Real Estate Expert”

    Comment by Dubai NightmareNovember 16, 2008 at 6:50 am

    It’s time that speculators lose something. Earning hunderds millions was not normal.
    I never believed Dubai, never, it was bluff, very well supported by propaganda. Crisis will clean it up.

    Comment by AziziNovember 19, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I wish real estate expert had published these comments in dubai dailies… thousands of small investors

    like myself would not havebeen trapped in unrealistic promises.

    Today my property is worth 40% less than what I bought it 4 months ago.

    I blame the government for bringing so many projects into the market and killing the confidence.

    Why are they quiet. Real estate expert how can I get in touch with you for some advice… email?

    Comment by SilviaNovember 20, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    In the 1980s and 1990s, Dubai used to be such a fun place to live in. Good medical, good salaries, good savings.

    Today, expats are lucky to save even 5% of their income and stress levels have gone through the roof.

    Traffic jams 24 hours a day, near impossible to get street parking, a 45 minute wait to get a taxi.

    Indirect taxes in the form of extremely high rent and huge fees on everything related to living in Dubai.

    Before, people treated you for who you are. Now they treat you based on what you drive, where you live

    and how much you earn. Dubai is no fun to live in anymore, rather it is a materialistic society amidst an ugly

     poorly planned concrete jungle where the rule is eat or be eaten

    Comment by Ex-Dubai ExpatNovember 21, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Fortunately avoided the market here as I read the contracts and evaluated the risk given the emerging legal infrastructure.
    Very little sympathy for those that bought, as they knew that the potentially high returns came with equally high risk.

    Unfair to blame the Gov’t they have been putting the right regulatory structure in place, but this usually takes years.

    The region needs a Dubai and I have no doubts it will be a regional powerhouse.
    In the short run I expect an 80% drop in values, much like Singapores correction in the late 90’s.

    Comment by sulliNovember 21, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Been in UAE since 1994 but lost the bull market due to over protectiveness any way nothing to cry for,

    can see one more coming in the near future as I have seen these happening in the past, unlike India from

    where I come from, Dubai is not seen as a permanent residenence for most of the expatriate community

    residing here, Most of us especially Indians are phobic of the locals and have been taken undue advantage

    by the local youths and some most of the GCC expatriates and in my personal experience worst among these

    are the Palestinians who seeems to have no respect to another human being now saying that, since no expatriate sees

    UAE as his future home but a stop gap arrangement to make a

    Comment by Lost BullNovember 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    quick buck, which attracted the soldiers of fortune around the world, and persons with questionable past and

     present but with a huge wallet even though there were some sort of regulation put in regarding the money transfers,

    there seems to be money flowing in from every were, Now in India we have a huge population and we have absolute

    need for housing even it is rare to see such an mega project as in Dubai even with some of the worlds richest persons residing

    there, Anyway before coming over to Dubai I used to travel around the world and it surprised me in 1994 why

    Dubai did not have MRT which was very much common even in small countries such as Singapore,

    And it surprising and at the same

    Comment by Lost BullNovember 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    extremely frustrating that you cannot travel back in the same taxi of other emirate unless you have engaged

     it for a round trip, about just 2-3 years back an inter emirate buses started plying the roads.

    Once the real estate market started selling there were lots of people rushing in to buy assuming that they can forsee

    a stable future with permanent residence visa status if they bought a free hold property which did not materialise,

    again the only option that was left for all to make a quick buck when the boom lasted, Extremely well marketing tools

     were used to attract people from all over the world with a promise of living on beach life style, and compared the

    prices to the major cities

    Comment by Lost BullNovember 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    found it to be cheap minus the infrastructure to support such a rapid developement, due to all projects going on simultaneously,companies ,man power, machinery and materials started flowing in and competitiveness within the developers started pushing the price upwards, speculators started rushing in prices went beyond the reach of genuine end user, any product which becomes unaffordable to the end user shall not sustain its existence so the crash in the market was inevitable, But even in this period there are plenty of genuine buyers if the prices are affordable and without high maintenance charges for the upkeep it is upto the developers to recognise, presently there are lots of projects

    Comment by AnonymousNovember 24, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    being shelved, scaled down and going for a rebiding ( face saving tactics), speculators immediately stated off loading their stocks , few with sustaining power shall hold untill they cannot afford to pay their mortgages any more, companies have already started retrenching, rents in Dubai started droping,bank interest rates have incresed, come March ( end of academic year)2009 we will see an exodus of families saying goodbye to UAE since it is not worth for them to be live here any more, and then the real crash starts…….. Advice time : 1. Do not panic this is not a end of the world 2. If you cash start investing in the shares 3. force banks to reduce the interest rates and extend the

    Comment by Lost BullNovember 24, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    repayment period. 4.Hunt for good bargains in the real estate property market start buying hagle with the developers,5.

    This is good news as there is very sustainable future ahead for those who weathers this strom 6.

    Live life comfortably as you will not take anything when you are dead anyway 7.

    Pray for a good health during this stressful period ……… May God Bless U.A.E and its Rulers

    Comment by Lost BullNovember 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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    in the world’s hottest real estate market.

    Comment by server BaigNovember 25, 2008 at 5:29 am

    money-grubbing pigs deserve to wallow in their own filth

    Comment by rich man poor manDecember 1, 2008 at 6:54 am

    well dune dubai dream..!!

    Comment by ignorentDecember 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    to all Dubai haters i say “moral indignation is jealousy with a halo”……

    Comment by Wells.H.GDecember 11, 2008 at 1:36 am

    i believe that rich man poor man’s comment is logically directed towards the party that created this

    worldwide financial crisis, which naturally is not Dubai…..see what i mean !?

    Comment by Wells.H.GDecember 16, 2008 at 3:01 am

     

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    The False Story ? Mumbai Mirrow – Dynasty Zarooni Dubai

    Posted by 7starsdubai on August 26, 2008


    original published Mumbai Mirrow

    Kabir Mulchandani, owner of Baron International, the company that pioneered cheap colour TVs and music systems under the brand names AIWA and AKAI, and who fled Mumbai after scrutiny by the DRI and Enforcement Directorate, is once again at the centre of controversy.
    This time in Dubai.
    Mulchandani had left Mumbai for Dubai where he set up a company, Dynasty Zarouni, to cash in on Dubai’s booming real estate market.
    He markets ready-to-move in properties constructed by a real estate company called Al Fajer.
    Mulchandani advertises these properties on his website and invites NRIs to invest money.
    Al Fajer is known for its projects in Jumeirah Business Centre 1 and 2 apart from various projects at Jumeirah Lakes and Jumeirah Island.
    But now Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) is probing Mulchandani’s operations after nearly 30 NRIs from India, Russia and UK complained online that he had misled them by showing a different property and selling them another
    RERA authorities told this newspaper that Mulchandani’s firm had also not followed the local rule of depositing sale proceeds of real estate properties into a government-shared escrow account and instead pocketed the entire money.
    At least 20 NRIs, originally from Mumbai, had invested money ranging from US $1 million and above in residential-cum-commercial properties developed by Al-Fajer and marketed by Mulchandani.
    The smallest of these properties is approximately 5000 square foot.
    One particular complaint cites how Mulchandani allegedly sold apartments in a three-tower complex, showing the two completed towers as the properties that were for sale but allotting ownership documents of the third tower which has yet to come up.
    Speaking to Mumbai Mirror RERA’s head of legal cell, Imad Husein said, “We have received complaints of 30 investors from India, Russia and the UK. Kabir’s company Dynasty Zarouni offered real estate properties at half the market price.
    It also allegedly lured investors by misrepresenting a different property in the name of another. Each buyer has invested at least one million US dollars with Kabir’s firm.”
    According to Husein, “We have invited all investors with similar complaints through advertisements in local newspapers to come forward, and have assured them that RERA will play an active role in safeguarding their money under law no 8 in line with the directives of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed.”
    Husein said, Mulchandani’s operations through Dynasty Zarouni involve sale of over 20 towers each consisting of 40 floors, approximating 20,000 residential and commercial units.
    The RERA official said Dynasty Zarouni was also under scanner for irregularities in fund management.
    “As per the rules of the Emirates, the money received from investors has to be deposited in an escrow account jointly held by the government with the developer.
    The money is released only on delivery of the property.
    Kabir Mulchandani and his company did not deposit money in the escrow account and hence it results in a case of breach of contract,” Husein said, adding that in such a scenario the developer may vanish leaving investors in lurch.
    One of the NRIs, originally from Mumbai, who has filed a complaint with RERA said, on condition of anonymity:
    “I was devastated to find that it is illegal for Dynasty Zarouni to collect money without the existence of an escrow account.
    Not only does this leave my funds unsecured, in addition I have just been told by Al Fajer properties, the developers, that the total area being committed to me in the contract provided by cis inaccurate and is exaggerated by 30 percent,” the NRI added.
    Mulchandani could not be contacted.
    original published: Munbaimirrow.com
    also published: zawya.com

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