Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, one of the UAE’s leading businessmen, recently revealed plans to become a Hollywood movie producer.
The chairman of the Al Habtoor Group said he is in the pre-production stage of two Hollywood films, without giving any further details.
He will be following in the footsteps of Abu Dhabi-based Image Nation which has built a reputation for backing big-name movies in Hollywood such as The Help and Contagion, which starred Matt Damon.
Al Habtoor said he is to visit Egypt soon with a team of experts who are scouting for Egyptian talent in the entertainment industry. The purpose of the trip to Egypt is to visit to the American University in Cairo (AUC), where Al Habtoor will make a new philanthropic announcement.
During his trip, he will also study potential business opportunities in Egypt, and is already conducting feasibility studies in the automotive, real estate and hospitality sectors, Al Habtoor said.
His company, which is currently building the massive Al Habtoor City project in Dubai, is eyeing the possibility of developing a similar project in Egypt.