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Amazing things Saudi prince wants in superjumbo

Last updated on: December 27, 2012 10:26 IST

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Alwaleed bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian business tycoon and investor. He is the founder, CEO and 95 per cent-owner of Kingdom Holding Company. As of March 2012, his personal wealth was estimated to be $23 billion.

He is reportedly spending about $500 million on a fully customised A380 from Airbus, the most expensive private jet ever. Now the British newspaper Daily Mail has found out some jaw-dropping details about the plane, which the prince ordered more than three years ago, according to Business Insider.

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Let's take a look at some of these details.

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Image: An Airbus A380 jet passes under the welcoming spray of firemen's hoses as it taxies on the runway after landing at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

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The average price for an A380 is $389 million, according to Airbus. But the prince's plane, with its lavish customisations, is expected to cost upwards of $500 million.

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Image: Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company Prince Alwaleed bin Talal gives a signed copy of his autobiography to Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders in Dubai.
Photographs: Aziz Shah/Reuters
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He's expected to take delivery of the plane in 2013.

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Image: An Airbus A380 flies past the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters
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He wants a parking spot for his Rolls-Royce.

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Image: A woman checks out a First-Class seat of the Airbus A380 superjumbo in Shanghai.
Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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Five suites with king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms with showers.

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Image: Test pilot Roy sits at the cockpit of the superjumbo in Shanghai.
Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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First-Class "sleepers" for an additional 20 guests.

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Image: A stewardess in the Economy-Class cabin at Singapore's Changi Airport.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters
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A steam room for spa treatments and a marble-finished Turkish bath.

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Image: Business-Class seats inside Emirates Airbus A380 after the jet arrived in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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A boardroom with holographic displays.

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Image: Flight attendant poses at bar in Business-Class section of Emirates' Airbus A380 in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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A "concert hall" with a baby grand piano and seating for 10.

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Image: The bathroom with a shower stall for First-Class passengers inside Emirates' Airbus A380.
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A spiral staircase connecting all three floors.

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Image: Visitors inspect the interior in First-Class section on board Airbus A380 passenger plane of Emirates Airline at ILA International Air Show in Schoenefeld outside Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
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A prayer area "in which computer-generated mats move to point towards Mecca".

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Image: Flight attendants prepare beds of the First Class inside Lufthansa's A380 in Finkenwerder, near Hamburg, Germany.
Photographs: Morris MacMatzen/Reuters
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