Dubai based property developer’s spokesperson and sports star Bryan Habana wins legendary 100th cap
Dubai, UAE -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2014 -- Springbok star, Bryan Habana, has become the fourth team member to win 100 caps. The 31 year old South African lined up on the left wing in the Rugby Championship on Saturday 6th September to take on Australia in Perth. No stranger to Dubai, Habana is one of The First Group’s brand ambassadors, a Dubai based property developer that has an exclusive focus on building iconic hotel properties across the city.
“We are absolutely delighted with Habana’s century of tests and want to congratulate him on such a fantastic career to date,” commented Danny Lubert, co-founder and co-chairman of The First Group, which has a portfolio of projects across Dubai Sports City, TECOM and Dubai Marina. “We have met Bryan in Dubai many times and he has always been so friendly and professional – this is a huge achievement for him and we are extremely proud that he is part of our dynamic team.”
Last year Habana renewed his agreement to be a spokesperson for The First Group for a further three years. He joins fellow sporting legends on The First Team; football’s Michael Owen, Nwankwo Kanu and Andriy Shevchenko and tennis star Svetlana Kuznetsova. Habana made his debut for South Africa against England at Twickenham in 2004 and holds the record for the most Test tries in a Springbok jersey. His 56 Test tries places him fourth on the list of all-time international try scorers.
The three-time South African Rugby Player of the Year is also a Dubai property owner with The First Group, at Metro Central Hotel Apartments in TECOM. The First Group’s latest project is in Dubai Marina – Wyndham Dubai Marina will be managed by the world’s largest hotelier, Wyndham Hotel Group – and will mark a debut for the hotel brand in the UAE.
To find out more about The First Group’s ambassadors and developments, visit www.thefirstgroup.com
About The First Group
The First Group is an internationally acclaimed, British-owned, global property development company based in Dubai, with an exclusive focus on creating innovative, iconic hotel projects. The company was co-founded by Danny Lubert and Gary Shepherd who have an outstanding track record, with more than 30 years of collective senior management expertise. Joint chairmen, Lubert and Shepherd draw from strong and diverse backgrounds in the fields of global property, finance, acquisition, marketing and product development. The First Group and its founders’ expert eye for emerging property market potential and prestigious partnerships with industry leaders mean that owners can enjoy secure and attractive returns from one of the world’s most vibrant hotel markets. With a global headquarters in Dubai and offices spanning Moscow, Almaty, Kazan, Astana, Abuja, Lagos and Jeddah, The First Group’s expansive client base is already enjoying lucrative financial rewards.
For more details visit www.thefirstgroup.com