Like many expatriates, Safi Qurashi misses home.
But now the Dubai-based shopkeeperâ€™s son from South London has solved the problem. He has bought Great Britain.
Mr Qurashi, 39, has paid Â£43 million for the Britain-shaped island in The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, where each piece of land represents a different country, state or city.
Mr. Qurashi enjoys a millionaire lifestyle as one of the Gulf stateâ€™s most successful property developers but always cherishes memories of the streets of Balham where he grew up.
Mr. Quarashi is all set to convert this newly acquired piece of land into a place for people of all classes by importing architectural styles from home and even building a replica of a traditional London pub.
The millionaire whose company, Premier Real Estate Bureau turned over Â£400million last year and employs 80 staff has also bought the island of Moscow.
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