We had a great chat with one of our clients, Mr. Arif Mazrui, 50, telling us about why he finds Fumba Town Development so important for Zanzibar and what he expects from it. As a born and bred Zanzibari and successful business man (general manager at Fisherman Tours & Travels Ltd for 25 years), he knows and understands the business trends and environment of his home country very well.
What made you invest in Zanzibar and why did you choose FTD?
Fumba Town gives a new face to the development of Zanzibar, giving a promise for a better way of life and bringing all amenities for our daily needs close to us. I also know it’s something that will bring good income in the future, for rentals, re-selling or just to stay there myself. It’s a milestone for Zanzibar.
How do you foresee your future with your investment in Fumba Town and how secure do you feel regarding your investment here in Zanzibar?
Being a local Zanzibari and a businessman, familiar with the business environment and trends in my country, I know investing in FTD was the right decision, and it gives me and my family the opportunity to invest in our own motherland.
What is it with Zanzibar that attracts you the most?
Zanzibar has everything! Especially the weather, as it’s never too extreme. The weather conditions are something that give everyone an opportunity to spend time in Zanzibar throughout the year. The second thing is the location itself, Zanzibar is beautiful, the beaches are fantastic, the people are amazing. These are the things that attract me the most. Instead of me investing somewhere else, I thought Zanzibar would be the best place to do so, because it offers everything one could want. Also the cultural aspect, it’s a whole mix of different people, so anyone will feel welcome here.
Will it be you, who is living in the house you’ve purchased or for which purpose do you intend to use it?
I prefer to stay there with my wife, initially more on the weekends. But when I retire I will stay there permanently. When my kids are grown up, I will definitely go and stay in Fumba Town with my wife and and for my family whenever they come to visit.
What are you looking forward to most in Fumba Town?
I’m looking forward to seeing a new kind of lifestyle here, and a town full of different people, surrounded by a buzzing and secure atmosphere and all amenities for a comfortable life. I am hoping to see lots of action and movement going on to enjoy my time while I am living there.