First dedicated fashion island planned in Dubai

DUBAI — Dubai Infinity Holdings (DIH) yesterday announced Isla Moda, the world’s first dedicated fashion island.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 9 Jan 2008, 8:50 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

A mixed-use development project set on the iconic The World, Isla Moda will combine a fashion resort, themed residential villas, haute couture boutiques and luxury hospitality facilities in a drive to establish Dubai as a global fashion hub.

World-renowned fashion designers from each continent would be instrumental in designing each element of the development.

Launched in December 2007, DIH aims to boost diversification of the UAE economy through strategic investment in real-estate, lifestyle, entertainment, IT, education, healthcare and other sectors.

Samira Abdulrazzak, CEO of DIH, said, “Isla Moda will be acknowledged as the central fashion district of the entire Middle East and a natural home for all the world’s top fashion luminaries. It will be an innovative hub that encompasses the entire value chain of fashion and will be replicated in other emerging markets by transforming global fashion brands into value-added real estate partners.”

She added that Isla Moda would combine high style and luxury to attract the world’s fashion elite.

“An island dedicated to high fashion and luxury lifestyle fits well with the glamour and lifestyle promise of The World. It is an amazing concept and I am proud to host this development on The World,” said Hamza Mustafa, Director of The World.

The first stage of the development would begin by the fourth quarter of 2008.

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