This list is surely going to blow your mind. Here are the awesome, are they awesome? No.. Let me take that again. Here are the extremely, out-of-the-world things Saudi princes have spent money on.
When money is just a footnote
“Money can’t buy you love” but it can surely buy a royal life.
Well, some people take luxury to a whole new level.
Take a look
It’s a gold car
Buying a Lamborghini is itself a big deal, but what about a gold plated beast in your garage?
Saudi billionaire Turki Bin Abdullah has a fleet of cars – Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, Mercedes jeep, Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce and gold Bentley.
All of the exotic motors are wrapped in gold vinyl, with a model for every occasion.
Flight for falcons
What is the weirdest check-in baggage you have ever heard?
Recently Saudi prince was in the news as he booked individual seats for each of his 80 falcons. You read it right.
He was flying in United Arab Emirates and the airlines took special care of the prince’s priced possessions.
Golden toilet as a wedding gift
Bizzaro alert! Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah gifted a golden toilet on his daughters wedding.
The toilet was completely fitted with gold furnishings including this golden commode and the golden bidet in the background.
Diamond ring? No, car
Buying a luxurious Mercedes Benz is not enough for Prince Al Talal bin Abdulaziz, so he crusted some diamond all over the car for his 38th birthday.
You read it right, that’s a diamond studded car.
Having a cat or dog as a pet is too mainstream, no? So, this guy has a pet cheetah.
Exotic animals such as lions, cheetahs and tigers are regulars. Don’t be sacred if you see a lion peeking through car window in Dubai.
Gold from ATM
While you have to stand in a queue for hours to get a Rs 500 note, there is an ATM machine in Dubai which expenses gold bar.
Israel election: Netanyahu, Gantz battle too close
Israel’s election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.
An official result was still hours, perhaps days off. But with more than 63 percent of votes counted, theis Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc was, as expected, more or less even with Gantz’s center-left.
With no single-party majority in the 120-seat Knesset, or parliament, there will likely be weeks of coalition talks before a new government is formed.
The ballot’s wildcard, former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, emerged as a likely kingmaker as head of the secular-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party.
Lieberman has been pushing for a unity government comprised of the biggest parties. He declined to back Netanyahu’s bid to form a narrow right-wing and religious coalition after an April election, bringing about Tuesday’s unprecedented repeat vote.
Addressing Likud party faithful, Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, sipped water frequently and spoke hoarsely. He made no claim of victory or concession of defeat, saying he would await final results.
His dead-of-night appearance was a far cry from his triumphant – and in the end premature – declaration five months ago that he had won a close election.
Gantz was more upbeat, telling a rally of his Blue and White party that it appeared “we fulfilled our mission”, and he pledged to work toward forming of a unity government.
Inflation rate falls to 1.7%
The office for National statistics says the consumer price index is 1.7%-down from 2.1% – in August
Head of inflation at ONS Mike Hardie said: “The inflation rate has fallen noticeably into August, to its lowest since late 2016. This was mainly driven by a decrease in computer game prices, plus clothing prices rising by less than year after the end of the summer sales.
“Annual growth in house prices slowed to its lowest rate since September 2012, with four of the nine English regions now seeing prices falling over the year”.
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