Brendan Lopez (centre) receives his prize in the Win a Private Island competition.


Dubai DJ wins private island in Canada


DUBAI – A 27-year-old Portuguese DJ in Dubai won a private island off the coast of Canada and Dh100,000 as part of a recent competition in the emirate.

Brenden Lopes is now the owner of a 2.42-hectare island in Nova Scotia after winning the Win a Private Island competition by Emirates NBD-run online bank, Liv.

Lopes was stunned by his good luck, calling it a “slice of heaven”. He has not yet revealed plans for the island near a fishing village in Canada.

The exact price of the island is not known, but private islands in the area cost anywhere between $60,000 (Dh220,400) to $2 million.


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