XXII CARAT – THE HIGHLIGHTS
With prices ranging from just over $10 million to $25 million, it is not surprising to discover that properties on the XXII Carat development are awash with features. These include:
• A private beachfront gated community. The largest gardens on the Palm Crescent. Interiors finished with high-end materials and equipment imported from France and Italy, such as La Cornue, Baldi, La Cuisine Française, Devon&devon, Schuco and Miele. Unspoilt views of Dubai’s iconic skyline.
“We took our time before breaking ground to carefully create and perfect our master plan to address unobstructed water views, privacy, pool location and villa rooms,” adds Yachmenev. “We have invested a considerable amount of resources to ensure that our properties exceed expectations.”
“We have a simple mission, which is driven by the belief that true luxury is about more than just the address.”
So, what is luxury in the eyes of Yachmenev?
“Luxury living used to mean lavish finishes and furnishings, a nice big swimming pool or two and exclusive, unobstructed views of the ocean or skyline,” he says.
“But with the emergence of the ultra-prime segment, these so-called traditional trimmings are simply not enough, and today’s luxury buyer is searching for something altogether more unique and meaningful.
“As the number of high net worth individuals in the world steadily increases, so too does demand for one-of-a-kind ultra-prime properties. Developers the world over are competing against each other to truly stand out and architects and designers are desperately trying to come up with more creative ways to incorporate things like customisation, personalisation and comfort.
4, 1957 marks what can only be described as a historic event for humanity.
Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite that was about the same size as a beach ball, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union, signifying the beginning of the modern-day space age and sparking a new wave of political, military, technological and scientific discoveries.
In the 60 years since, more than 8,100 satellites have followed suit, propelled into the atmosphere from different locations all around the world.
However, of the thousands of different man-made objects that are now orbiting our planet, only 11 countries have successfully launched satellites independently on their own indigenously developed launch vehicles.
While the globally renowned stalwarts of space travel including the US, Russia and China are included in this list, so too is Israel, having launched its Ofeq 1 satellite on the Shavit rocket on September 19, 1988, becoming the eighth country in the world to achieve such status.
Three decades on, Israel’s space programme has grown exponentially, largely influenced by the workings of Meir Moalem – a former Israeli Air Force pilot who transitioned his career into space-centric research, previously heading up the country’s national space programme.
When it comes to global connectivity, Meir Moalem, CEO and Founder of Sky and Space Global, believes that the sky is just the lower limit