Revealed: Sheikh Khalifa’s £5bn London property empire | UK news | The Guardian
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Documents reveal UAE president owns multibillion-pound property portfolio spanning London’s most expensive neighbourhoods

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is president of the United Arab Emirates – and one of London’s richest landlords

The row of 1960s-built houses with untidy gardens on a quiet cul-de-sac near Richmond upon Thames appears to have little in common with Ecuador’s red-brick embassy in Knightsbridge, where Julian Assange spent seven years in hiding, just across the road from Harrods.

The unassuming suburban dwellings also have little in common with the site where the Queen was born in central London, or Sexy Fish, a seafood restaurant where diners sit among Damien Hirst mermaid sculptures.

The properties, however, all form part of a secretive £5.5bn…

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