Real Madrid Resort Island

Have you ever dreamed of a place where the warm sun dries Iker Casillas' tears before they reach his cheek, the Persian Gulf breeze blows through Xabi Alonso's beard and Pepe stomps someone to death on the beach? Then welcome to Real Madrid Resort Island a holiday resort on an artificial island in the United Arab Emirates scheduled to open in January 2015.

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Real Madrid's club president Florentino Perez makes a speech during a presentation at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Thursday March 22, 2012. Real Madrid will open a Sports oriented theme park combining soccer and tourism in The United Arab Emirates in 2015 which will include sports facilities, hotels, apartments, bungalows and a beach resort. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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Real Madrid management and players pose with a United Arab Emirates delegation at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Thursday March 22, 2012. Real Madrid will open a Sports oriented theme park combining soccer and tourism in The United Arab Emirates in 2015 which will include sports facilities, hotels, apartments, bungalows and a beach resort. Left to right; Sergio Ramos, coach Jose Mourinho from Portugal, Dr Khater Massaad, CEO of RAK Investment Authority and advisor to Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, The United Arab Emirates embassador to Spain, Hissa Abdulla Ahmed Al-Otaiba, Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez, Lous Armand de Rouge, CEO of RAK Investments and goalkeeper Iker Casillas. (AP Photo/Paul White)