Businessman haunts Dubai residents in their Dreamz
Awkward omnipresent advert turning into nightmare for city
The image, on just about every billboard and magazine in the emirate, features a businessman promoting the Dreamz villa development while awkwardly pointing at a clearly photoshopped image of a property.
“It’s everywhere I go, I can’t stop seeing it. It’s so weird and now it’s in my Dreamz,” said Dubai resident Caroline Coady.
“His dead eyes haunt me. In my Dreamz I see a businessman awkwardly pointing at a duck on a skateboard. There’s no escape from him,” said Yousef Fletcher, who said he sees the billboard image 10 times over on his way to work.
The image, of Indian batsman turned property promoter, Sunil Gavaskar, has turned Dubai’s Dreamz into a nightmare.
“Someone make it stop,” pleaded 12-year-old Reem Henderson. “Is there no place safe for a child’s Dreamz?” she asked, while sobbing slowly into a glossy property brochure.
Imran Khan, world famous Pakistani wicket keeper and celeb TV chef
July 1, 2014 at 7:16 am
Sunil Gavaskar, ‘Indian fast bowler’? C’mon PAE. With a Test batting average of 51.1 and a Test bowling average of 206, I would have though even you skinny, uncoordinated internet geeks would be able to work out that Gavaskar was one of the greatest batsmen to ever grace the game. If you get this simple fact wrong, how can we trust the rest of your lies and distortions?
July 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm
It says “batsman” in the article imran. honestly…that people go to the effort of posting here after listening to the voices in their heads
July 2, 2014 at 11:21 am
It is cricket. No one cares.
July 1, 2014 at 7:22 am
OMG … so this is true? I thought I’d been hallucinating due to dehydration and fasting, or that it was one of those fabled mirages. I mean it looks so inviting I couldn’t believe it’s a real development. I even thought I saw a convoy of those dream houses going up Sh Zayed Bin Mohamed Al Zayed Highway to Abu Dhabi when I was in the gold lane last week. But I was texting and flashed by them so fast I couldn’t be sure.
July 1, 2014 at 9:12 am
hahahah… he is actually a famous Indian Cricketer. Sunil Gavaskar. But no doubt these adverts are creepy.
July 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
I guess u should get ur facts right ! He is not a businessman …instead a very famous Indian Cricketer – Sunil Gavaskar. No doubt these adverts are creepy and are pushing people to buy so called “Dreamz” property – it is nothing but hard selling.
July 1, 2014 at 10:31 am
it says “Indian batsman turned property promoter, Sunil Gavaskar” in the article Varsha. Hope that helps
July 1, 2014 at 10:39 am
U shd see the tv ad. It has creepy videos of a family dancing in the background… Right from infants to grandparents….
July 1, 2014 at 11:36 am
This obviously unreal image cant be Dubai. Sunil’s cautiously testing the weather to see if its raining. The 5* property has got to be somewhere cold, wet and green, like Iraq or Sudan!
July 1, 2014 at 11:46 am
Adding the Z to the name makes it all “funky” and “hip” as the kids say. Just like Mr Gavaskars soulless eyes.
I want one
July 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm
how can one tell whether it is sunil gavaskar or sunil gawaskar ? r they the same person?
July 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm
After reading this blog and the comments from people Now I know why we have so many accidents on the road.. No one is concentrating on the road, u just see the billboards ?? Hahaha
Anyways guys this is called marketing… U can not skip it .. U can’t forget it … I find it the best marketing campaign in a long time coz everyone knows about it … It even haunts u in ur dreams … Am impressed ..
July 2, 2014 at 3:51 am
Now this is really an awkward situation. This is Pan Arabian Enquirer, folks. The news that is being broadcasted are purely satirical and we should appreciate the admin for giving us the opportunity to sit and laugh for a while while we’re busy with our busy lives.
July 2, 2014 at 3:55 am
Its a shame to see the sad decline of this sporting hero, turning into the bitch of dodgy builders merchants Danube. What people will do for a few bucks eh ?
July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am
I dont understand what Danube through of to have Mr. Gavaskar as their brand ambassador. Even before you think of bying a property or exploring dreamz, this man annoys to the core. I think properties need to be soft sold as a luxury symbol with approp brand ambassadors and not any random celebrity from any field. why whould one get inspired by a sportsman selling properties. its understandable with either a topshot businessman or a movie celebrity, model. Everytime i see danube’s ads i shut down my tv as well cos of this man!
July 2, 2014 at 9:44 am
really the add on the TV is so annoying. i mean you cant sell a property by people dancing in a home .. i mean lame adds and anoyin marketing really
July 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm
…and once it was so creepy that just when I mentioned to a friend how sick this ad was when I saw it outside, I see it on TV at that moment with an SMS following it about the ad…now I am being treated for paranoia :-/
July 5, 2014 at 6:51 am
I thought he was Modesh’s replacement, the lamppost-shagging loon has been reasonably low profile this summer.
July 7, 2014 at 8:24 am
More Modesh, less Gavaskar please
July 8, 2014 at 7:48 am
Why someone soooooo ugly
Disturbed In Dubai
September 22, 2014 at 11:29 am
Billhicks42, best comment ever! Made me chuckle!