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Brad Pitt to design Dubai resort

Zabeel Properties yesterday unveiled details of a new 800-room hotel and leisure development for Dubai and confirmed the appointment of Los Angeles-based architecture firm Graft, whose team of design consultants will include Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. Christina Lawson of Zabeel Properties said Pitt's involvement will be hands on, and will bring him to the UAE. The actor said the new hotel and resort designed by him will be an 'incredible attraction', and will 'underpin not only my values for environmentally-friendly architecture, but also embrace my career in entertainment', reported Gulf News.