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|موضوع: Saudi prince (Al-Waleed bin Talal) buys world's first "Flying Palace" الأربعاء 25 يوليو 2012, 3:10 am|| |
This is where and how the money is spent !!!!Saudi prince (Al-Waleed bin Talal) buys world's first "Flying Palace"Prince Al-Waleed signs on the dotted line to purchase his Airbus 380 at the Dubai air show
Inside the world's biggest private jet with 4-poster beds, Turkish bath... and a place to park the Rolls !In a space normally given to 600 passengers, the owner and his guests will enjoy five-star treatment from the moment of arrival.
After driving up to his plane, he will have the car parked in the on-board garage.
A lift drops to the tarmac and a red carpet unfurls, with down-lights to 'give the impression
of turning up at the Oscars', according to Design Q's co-founder Gary Doy. The belly
of the A380 has been turned into a relaxation zone, including a Turkish bath lined with marble
only two millimeters thick to keep the weight down.
Next door is a well-being room, with the floor and walls turned into a giant screen showing
the ground down below. Guests can stand on a 'magic carpet' and watch the journey,
a scented breeze blowing into the room.
If work really is unavoidable, the boardroom is on hand with iTouch screens and live share
prices projected on to the tables. For conference calls, a business partner on the ground
can be virtually projected on to the table to 'join' a meeting.
The five suites which form the owner's private quarters have king- size beds, entertainment
systems and a prayer room featuring computer generated prayer mats which always face Mecca .
A lift shuttles between the plane's three floors, from the private quarters upstairs, down to
the concert hall, featuring a baby grand piano and seating for ten, and to the garage below.
There are around 20 'sleepers' - the equivalent of First Class seats - for extra guests.
According to the designers, the style is elegant curves and swirls of Arabic writing.
AND NOW THE LATEST NEWS !
Al-Waleed Spends $176 Million to Outfit His A380
After dropping close to $320 million on his new Airbus A380 jet, Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia
is spending another $176 million on ultra-lavish modifications, including a $60 million gold leaf paint-job.
An unnamed German company is customizing the interior of the plane to include:
A lounge to seat a traveling entourage of 25 trusted aides;
A marble-paneled dining room with seating for 14;
A bar with curtains to mimic tents of the Arabian Desert;
A fiber-optic mosaic that will depict a shifting desert scene;
A movie theater with plush leather seats the color of sand dunes;
A series of bedrooms linked to stewardesses by intercom;
A gym with Nautilus equipment and running machines;
A large silk bed designed to resemble a Bedouin tent that will be the
centerpiece of the plane`s interior.
Reports speak of the decor as being Lawrence of Arabia meets Star Wars.
Al-Waleed's A380 will be completed in two years, and in the meantime he will cruise in his Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet.