Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The UAE based in Abu Dhabi, has purchased Stureplan, one of the most exclusive areas in Stockholm.
We are all quite amazed over here. Mixed feelings from the Swedes. The UAE however still has a much better reputation in Sweden compared to Saudi Arabia. People holiday in Dubai more and more.
In the package, sold for 4 billion Swedish kronor, he gets:
-Sturegallerian (an exclusive shopping mall)
-Sturebadet (a SPA situated in the shopping mall)
-Sturehof (an expensive restaurant)
-Sturecompagniet (a very famous night club where the stars hang out)
The outcome of this purchase will be quite interesting to follow. This way the two countries will be forced to deal with each other more and perhaps some of the prejudice that exists in Sweden regarding Arabs and Muslims might be adressed.
Picture courtesy of Aftonbladet and FREDRIK HOFGAARD/AFP