One of the sought-after residential skyscrapers for many wealthy people, mainly Indians, is the Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world and possibly the most opulent place in the Gulf. The list of Indians and other nationalities who own most homes at the Burj Khalifa includes those who have opulent apartments with a view over the entire city of Dubai:
Who Owns Apartments in Burj Khalifa?
- George V Nereaparambil
- Raj Kundra
- Sherlyn Chopra
- Dr Ravi Pillai
- BK Modi
- Rohit Kochhar
- Rizwan Sajan
- THE BECKHAMS
- SHAHRUKH KHAN
- GIORGIO ARMANI
- SHILPA SHETTY
- ABHISHEK & AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
1. George V Nereaparambil
The GEO Group of Companies was founded by George V. Nereaparambil. One of the most well-known corporate groups in the Middle East is thought to be the GEO Group. This former mechanic turned entrepreneur from India owns 22 exquisite apartments in the Burj Khalifa. In addition, he is the sole Indian owner of 22 of the 900 flats. “I’ll purchase more if I can find a fair offer. In an interview with Khaleej Times, he stated, “I am a dreamer, and I never stop dreaming.
One of the prominent people who have a residence in the Burj Khalifa is the well-known south Indian actor Mohanlal. The 940-square-foot apartment has one bedroom. The apartment, which is located on the 29th level, has a stunning view of the dancing fountain. When he bought the condo, its estimated value was $35 million (AED 2.8 million). In Dubai, he also owns a number of additional properties.
3. Raj Kundra
Entrepreneur Raj Kundra is British and Indian. In 2004, Success magazine ranked him as the 198th-richest British-Asian. The businessman gave Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty a Burj Khalifa apartment as a gift. The 19th story of the world’s highest tower houses their opulent residence.
The property was appraised at 50 crores, according to sources. The most expensive wedding anniversary gift in B-town history was given to Shilpa. It is unknown if the couple still owns the apartment or if it has been sold.
4. Sherlyn Chopra
Indian actress and model Sherlyn Chopra has made appearances in a number of Bollywood films. Sherlyn reportedly owns a two-bedroom apartment worth 15 crores.
5. Dr Ravi Pillai
The RP Group was created by Indian businessman Dr. Ravi Pillai, who currently lives in Dubai and acts as the group’s leader. His total asset is believed to be 2.5 billion dollars. The marriage ceremony of his daughter cost him more than 50 crores. In the Burj Khalifa, he resides in an opulent apartment.
6. BK Modi
He is an Indian businessman with a base in Singapore and is commonly referred to as Dr M. He was listed among Singapore’s 50 Richest People in Forbes. He graduated from IIT, is the head of the Smart Group of Companies, and has co-produced Bollywood movies like OMG! He bought an apartment in the tallest skyscraper in the world.
7. Rohit Kochhar
One of the most well-known businesspeople and lawyers, Rohit Kochhar, owns a home in the complex. His company has grown and diversified to become the first Indian law practice having full-service sites in seven important Indian cities as well as three overseas countries—Singapore, Chicago, and Dubai. The only law firm from the Indian subcontinent authorized to practice under UAE and DIFC rules is his, Kochhar & Co.
8. Rizwan Sajan
Business tycoon Mr. Sajan has a large business mentality. In the GCC, he dominates the building supply business and he is steadily extending his reach into home renovation and real estate development.
9. THE BECKHAMS
David and Victoria Beckham, a famous couple, own a seven-bedroom property in Palm Jumeirah that they paid AED 5.9 million for in 2008. The Beckhams made another property purchase the next year, this time in one of the most sought-after areas: Burj Khalifa. The residence for the couple was roughly AED 18 million in the recognizable skyscraper in the UAE. When we think of famous mansions in Dubai, we wouldn’t expect anything less than two homes in two ideal locations.
10. SHAHRUKH KHAN
Arabs and foreigners alike are familiar with the name of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan. The renowned actor is the face of Dubai’s multi-award winning #BeMyGuest tourism campaign. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he is one of the most well-known celebrities to purchase real estate in Dubai. King Khan frequently takes a trip to Dubai with his family and owns a stunning 6-bedroom residence there.
11. GIORGIO ARMANI
So, it’s not quite an infamous residence in Dubai, but it’s worth noting that fashion creator Giorgio Armani owns one of the hottest venues in town. In 2004, the Italian designer collaborated with Emaar Properties to open his own hotel in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The Armani Hotel initially opened its doors in 2010, shortly after the world’s attention was drawn to the spectacular Burj Khalifa.
12. SHILPA SHETTY
Shilpa Shetty, who ruled Bollywood for a significant portion of the 1990s, is no stranger to Dubai. In 2010, the celebrity’s spouse gave her an apartment in the Burj Khalifa as a gift for their anniversary. Since then, the actress has sold the apartment and bought a large property on the Palm Jumeirah.
13. ABHISHEK & AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a Bollywood royalty pair from the illustrious Bachchan family, also possess a lavish home in Sanctuary Falls Jumeirah Golf Estates. Resort-style homes are located in a charming neighborhood with peaceful water features. The pair purchased the opulent vacation property in 2013 and frequently travels there to spend time at their residence in Dubai.
Unfortunately, the bulk of Burj Khalifa’s property owners are unknown to the general public. The list of owners’ confidentially is guarded with great care by both the developer and the residents.
The level of care Emaar Properties uses in selecting customers for Burj Khalifa real estate is known. Only the most affluent people can afford to buy apartments in this complex. However, it appears that Indians make up the majority of investors in the Burj Khalifa.