100, Burj Khalifa. That will be the new address of Dr B.R.Shetty, the Managing Director and CEO of NMC Group.
Dr Shetty is one of the select few to be able to call the world’s most prestigious address home.
As the world’s tallest building opened its doors, the happiest lot are perhaps those who are going to enjoy the pleasure and privilege of high living from 19th to 108th floors of the magnificent tower that offers breathtaking views like nowhere else in the world.
Like the owners of other 899 residences, Dr Shetty is also beaming with pride and excitement about the opening of the iconic tower.
“100, Burj Dubai. Wow! What an address! That was what the Emaar official told me when he allotted the 100th floor in my name on the first day of selling space in Burj Dubai,” recollected Dr Shetty.
With a habit of taking possession of magnificent houses and buildings that he fancies, Dr Shetty did not have to think twice about booking his own space in Burj when the sale of office spaces and residences was announced much before the tower took shape.
“Sometimes my children blame me saying I am making unnecessary investments. But, never in this case. Like the entire world, they are also highly appreciating me for taking this decision,” said Shetty whose initial plan was, however, to book just one single bedroom flat.
Surprisingly, after the long hours of waiting in the queue of property buyers, he was finally offered an entire floor of three flats. Additionally, he bought another floor (141) for his office purposes.
While the 100th floor will be used for residential purpose, the 141st floor will house his personal office. “My private corporate office will now be on the 141st floor of Burj. It will be known as Dr Shetty’s Office, Burj Dubai,” said a jubilant Shetty.
“I am really excited about attending the inaugural ceremony. I already had the privilege of visiting the 100th floor during the period of slab work over there. I was very thrilled that I was the only person from outside who was allowed entry onto that floor along with senior Emaar officials and workers. I may not be staying in Burj every day. But, as and when I can, I will go there and relax,” Dr Shetty added.