Schumacher given an island by Dubai prince

Tue, 24 October 2006, 12:37

Michael Schumacher received a unique and unprecedented parting gift after his last grand prix in Brazil — an island.

Dubai’s crown prince – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – reportedly decided to give the retiring German a piece of the man-made island paradise ‘The World’, located off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

‘The World’ is 300 islands clustered together in a nine kilometre zone to resemble Earth from an aerial photo.

Schumacher’s island, apparently part of ‘Antarctica’ on the artificial globe, is worth about (US) $7 million.

Schumacher’s manager Willi Weber confirmed: “In a couple of years it will be finished. Then Michael and Corinna will have their own holiday island!

“Perhaps he will build a kart track on it.”


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