Flying Palace Sold For $500 Million, Just when we thought we’d seen the heights of luxury, we get wind of this news: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has purportedly sold his “flying palace,” valued at approximately $500 million, to a fellow unnamed billionaire. It’s not so much the transaction that got our attention, however. (The 1 percent play millionaire’s monopoly all the time.) It’s the fact that the property is literally an airborne palace.
According to Curbed, Prince Al-Waleed hired interior designer Edese Doret to turn his double-decker jumbo jet into a jaw-droppingly luxury space. From the glass chandeliers, to the 14-seat dining table, to those ornate glass lamps, plush leather cream sofas and flat-screen TVs, it’s a McMansion with wings. In fact, if it weren’t for the tiny circular windows, you wouldn’t even be able to tell from the inside that you’re on an airplane!
According to Arabian Business, Prince Al-Waleed’s Airbus A380 “superjumbo” was sold in late 2012 and supposedly had a layout that accommodated “two Rolls-Royce cars and a number of horses.” No confirmation on that, but we’re guessing TSA shot the horse idea down.