DUBAI Feb 3 Property developer Dubai Pearl said
on Monday it sold property assets valued at $1.9 billion to a
Hong Kong investor, in a sign of increasing Chinese investments
to Dubai's booming property market.
The transaction, which brings to an end a two-year delay in
the development of the Pearl project, includes the sale of
high-end residences and serviced apartments and two 5-star
hotels, the company said in an emailed statement.
Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development
(Group) Ltd (CTFE), the exclusive development partner of China's
Ministry of Civil Affairs, will use Dubai as its first
international destination for its Chow Tai Fook districts which
it develops in various cities of China.
Dubai Pearl is a 20 million square feet mixed-use scheme
overlooking the Palm Jumeirah containing branded apartments
retail and leisure, commercial offices and hospitality units.
(Reporting By Mirna Sleiman; Editing by Dinesh Nair)