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WORLD’S LONGEST INDOOR SKI SLOPE IN DUBAI

Dubai is soon to witness the construction of the world’s longest indoor ski slope that will be situated inside a new complex. It will comprise the world’s tallest residential building, the largest dancing fountain and the aforementioned ski slope that will stretch for 1.2km. The first phase of the 40-million square foot complex is expected to be finished by 2020 and has an estimated cost of $6.8 billion.

Dubai indoor ski slope

Other amenities will feature a 350-room luxurious hotel, a mall with 300 restaurants and a marina. The residential tower will stand at 2,333 feet and will be able to accommodate up to 78,000 residents. The multi-use destination is constructed with functionality and convenience in mind, housing everything under a single roof.
Getting there and enjoying the many amenities can be done in style and unparalleled comfort through the exclusive service of Etihad Airlines at the cost of $28,090.

Dubai indoor ski slope

To prepare guests for the lavish flamboyance of the oil-rich capital, the airline’s fist-class ticket experience reaches new heights in luxury with private mini bars, 23-inch cinema screens, portioned suits and several course warm meals available on board. Opting for a flight on UAE’s other signature airline – Emirates – will cost you $30,000, but it’s worth mentioning this is the preferred choice of A-listers and VIP businessmen. The airline uses exclusively A380s, A340-500s and 777s that provide plenty of space for fully partitioned private suites that are equipped with mini bars, mattress beds, vanity tables and even on-board SPA and massage facilities.

Dubai indoor ski slope

As part of the premium services of both airlines, flyers will be treated to an on-flight concierge team as well as private butlers. There is high-speed Wi-Fi, fully-equipped entertainment stations, live TV and broadband with internet mobile.

MINI YELLOW SUBMARINE BY Y.CO

Renowned yacht brokers Y.Co. have come up with an intriguing proposition for all lovers of the sea who seek a fast adrenaline rush and exciting adventures. The Yellow Submarine is a compact vessel, designed to operate and own a military-grade mini-submarine.

y.co yellow submarine

Designed as the ultimate toy for wealthy buyers, the yellow submarine comes together with a luxurious yacht that operates as a platform for launch and recovery. Specifics of the submarine include submersion time of up to eight hours and at a depth of 160m, making it suitable for cave diving and exploration. Its ample space permits up to five people on board and the strategically placed windows allow for magnificent views of the underwater surroundings.

y.co yellow submarine

Behind the manufacture of the vessel is respected submarine expert GSE Trieste with years of technical know-how and experience in constructing all-electric managed submerging devices. Build to high military standards, the Yellow Submarine is designed for adventure and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience sensations that are usually reserved for marine explorers and scientists.

y.co yellow submarine

It is remarkably spacious for its modest dimensions with compact seating area available that will fit up to 5 people. RINA-classified and compliant with U.S. Coast Guard regulations, the submarine can operate in US waters and meets all standards of engineering for a full-scale subversive vessel.

y.co yellow submarine

The manned submersible comes in a bright yellow colour and a sleek round design that makes it extremely appealing. It is designed to be carried by and fitted on board of superyachts and can travel at a maximum speed of 6 knots. Apart from room for six people (including the pilot), there is also a fridge and on-board toilet.
A slow-revolution propeller is powered by a 16kW motor and four thrusters. There is a 96-hours of emergency supply of oxygen for the entire crew and the double-hull architecture provides sufficient resistance against weather and ocean currents. Price for the Yellow Submarine is only available on request on the www.y.co. website.

TESLA MODEL X

The new Model X was announced by Tesla and is expected to launch at the end of the year. Combining the ample space and diverse functionality of a sports utility vehicle and the unparalleled performance of a Tesla, the new car is breaking frontiers and setting new standards in the world of luxurious automobiles.
State-of-the-art technology and engineering will be integrated in the new Model X, allowing for increased control and a wheel-drive standard. The vehicle will be powered by two separate, digitally-controlled electric motors and is expected to boast other impressive electronic features that will “blow people away” as CEO Elon Musk says himself.

tesla model x

The California, Fremont plant of the brand will be the site of construction for both the Model X and the Model S. Although deliveries were originally scheduled for 2014, Tesla had to postpone production dates as they enable the new manufacturing equipment and finalize agreements with suppliers.
Designed on the basis of its predecessor –the Model X will expand on its capabilities and versatile features for an improved driving experience. Lots of new gadgets will contribute to the futuristic feel of the vehicle. Its sleek design is optimized for enhancement aerodynamics and one of the more interesting features are the Falcon Wing rear doors that fold up and out of the way, which permits for parking in narrow spaces.

tesla model x

At the time the company is withholding more details on the specifics of the performance and other metrics of the Model X, but the asking price is expected to be in region of the Model S of about $79,000. Reservations for the new automobile have been accepted since February 2012 and buyers, who are eager to own the new Tesla, are required to put down a $5,000 deposit.

4-BEDROOM PENTHOUSE IN MANHATTAN NY

Manhattan Penthouse

With 22 windows and 7 floor-to-ceiling glass walls the ample home is flooded with natural light. There are 6 separate outdoor spaces of approximately 1100 square feet. A 90-foot terrace provides plenty of space for dining and entertaining guests. Each room provides a direct view of the iconic Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey, the Hudson River and other familiar sights of the New York skyline.

Manhattan Penthouse

The penthouse is accessible via a private key-locked elevator that opens up in the lavish and expansive layout of the home. Comprising four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, five fireplaces, an eat-in-kitchen, media room, generous closet space and six distinctive outdoor spaces, the property is the epitome of modern luxurious living.

Manhattan Penthouse

Hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and exotic stone walls in the bathrooms define the architectural tone as contemporary, but with a nod tor rustic charm and simplicity. The kitchen is equipped with Bosch and Thermador appliances and the media room boasts a state-of-the-art video and audio system for an uncompromising entertainment experience. The total living area of the penthouse is 3,600 square feet.

Manhattan Penthouse

The condominium offers unparalleled privacy, location, luxury and design. Residents enjoy a profound portfolio of amenities and all trendy bars and boutiques in downtown Manhattan are within walking distance. The building offers a limited number of indoor parking spaces available for purchase. Other services include a 24-hour doorman, concierge and resident superintendent.

DOM PÉRIGNON’S 2005 VINTAGE LAUNCH

The most recognizable luxury brand of champagne Dom Perignon has introduced its 2005 vintage range of exceptional quality and ‘never-before-seen maturity’ limited number of bottles. The wine comes after a good harvest and comes in two versions – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The company prides itself on maintaining the most rigorous standards of quality control to ensure the beverage stays as rich and dense in flavour as possible. To do this every single bottle is individually disgorged and hand-tested, guarantying that every batch receives the care and attention needed to maintain the brand’s reputation.

DOM PÉRIGNON

What makes the 2005 vintage so unique is its aromatic intensity that is courtesy of a bouquet of savoury fruits and spices – it comprises mostly black fruit and notes of praline and coriander. The spicy flower finish complements beautifully the rich and dense palette of the wine. It retails for £130 a bottle compared to the 2004 Vintage, which sells for $169 and the 1998 P2, a bottle of which is $375.

The Chardonnay exhibits an unusually high percentage – 62% – but it offsets the intensity of the Pinot Noir. The 2005 vintage has been described as cross between two earlier ranges – the 2002 and 2003 as it combines their best features into one superb, deep and intense flavour. It is light and fresh with a rich and lasting intensity. The effect of extended less aging is noticeable and it is an interesting expression of the brand’s evolution.

Held at the historic private residence of Les Trois Etage, the first tasting of the 2005 vintage captivated the public with its unique qualities in improved flavour consistency. Having evolved into something special, the most captivating feature of the wine is the harmony that results from layers of added complexity without compromising the freshness and vitality of the beverage.

ZENITH EL PRIMERO 410 WATCH

Based on a 1970s concept, the Zenith El Primero 410 is a surprisingly contemporary watch that brings together utility and elegance. It boasts the impressive automatic column-wheel chronograph movement with moon phase and calendar functions, which was briefly discontinued by Zenith at the beginning of 2000.

The limited edition of the model features 500 pieces, retailing for £14,600 each. The watch can be ordered in steel or rose gold and has a beautiful tonneau-shaped case attached to an alligator strap. It is worth mentioning the historical and technical significance of the watch, stemming from the original prototype it is based upon. Copying the dial layout and overall styling of the original model, the Zenith El Primero 410 is substantially larger than its predecessor, although some of the key elements remain the same – the placement of subdials, calendar apertures, and tachymeter.

zenith el primero

One of the benefits of the larger case is that it displays elegantly the highly-detailed dial without compromising the strict, clean design of the original model. Conceptually, the new watch is more fluid and refined in terms of layout, fitting well contextually in the lifestyle of the contemporary gentleman by combining luxury and functionality.

zenith el primero

The Zenith El Primero 410 runs at 5 Hz with 390 components, which are visible through the sapphire case. There are three distinctive functions in addition to the basic timekeeping. It boasts two dials – the main one has a 30-minute register at 3 o’clock and a 12-hour register at 6 o’clock. The calendar function sits well within the overall layout of the case without compromising the readability of the dial.
An interesting feature is the moon phase function, which sits at 6 o’clock in the 12-hour register. The steel blue background makes the golden moon set stand out with subtle elegance. This is the only colour element on the vintage-inspired watch and it adds a touch of trendiness to the conservative design.

2011 BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 300

The cabin is spacious and allow for multiple passenger transport without compromising comfort and luxury. It can be modified into an ample working place with several workstations and VIP lounges. The jet is highly efficient and features the latest in on-board technology and system navigation. The design is clean and sturdy, which makes the plane reliable and versatile for its coast-to-coast range specifications.

bombardier challenger

Crafted with ingenuity, the Bombardier Challenger 300 brings together the best of two worlds – advanced technical engineering and ideal cabin comfort. The high-performing jet can carry up to nine passengers in a double-club configuration at low-direct operating costs. At the request of the client three seats can be changed with a 3-person sofa or any other configuration if desired. Fold-out tables, individual power plugs and air conditioning complete the interior and contribute to the comfort of the passengers.

bombardier challenger

The cabin’s size is 16.5 by 6.1 by 7.2 feet, excluding the cockpit. An outside compartment that is accessible in-flight permits for 750 pounds of baggage. Top speed for the aircraft is 82 Mach (470 ktas) and it burns 1,577 pounds of fuel per hour. A set of Honeywell HTF 7000 turbofan engines produce 6,826 pounds of thrust each.

bombardier challenger

With its improved aerodynamic structure the model cuts down on maintenance and operational costs. It comes equipped with an advanced troubleshooting software system that makes detecting and resolving issues easier and faster. Using the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system, the plane benefits from consistent data output on engine performance information and environmental control information. Included are also an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and a Traffic Collision Avoidance System.

Asking price for the model is $ 14,900,000.

EXTRAORDINARY EUROPEAN ELEGANCE ON US SOIL

An extraordinary estate that is an absolute architectural masterpiece of European heritage and design has gone on the market in Georgia (1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta). Asking price for the property is $2,499,900 from Sotheby’s and this includes a living area of 11,733 square feet.

1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta Georgia US

The compelling private residence consists of 6 generously-proportioned bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 2 partial baths, sun-lit kitchen, dining area, gym, private cellar and a game room. The interior is conservative, albeit with a warm Mediterranean feel, and boasts spectacular French windows and doors, balcony, built-ins, sky lights and wooden beams.

1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta Georgia US

Elegance and comfort come together in this sophisticated Georgian home, surrounded by park-like acres of manicured lawn that envelops the owner in luxury and grandeur. An outdoor pool, barbecue and lounge deck complete the exquisite details of the spacious and affluent property for the ultimate living experience.

1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta Georgia US

The pristine landscape provides for much needed privacy and space while the property remains well connected to all major roads for a quick country getaway. With extraordinary living spaces, the house is the epitome of understate elegance and regal refinement. Incredibly luxurious with outstanding features – it will provide a calm, tranquil setting for the affluent buyer.

1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta Georgia US

Extraordinary in every detail, the residence has a wonderful European traditional style design that accentuates its grandeur and elegance. It is beautifully-appointed throughout with a neutral palette and classic elegance. The scale and detail of the architectural masterpiece are apparent upon entry. Marble columns adorn the dining area situated on the first floor and fireplace ornaments accentuate the unrefined elegance of the living room. The chef’s kitchen features ample cabinetry and warm granite and a breakfast area.

1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta Georgia US

The upper level is dedicated to the s sleeping area with 6 spacious bedrooms that provide private retreat and comfort, and are all unique in arrangement and design. There are spacious built-in closets and wonderful views of the landscape from every room.

VINTAGE BMW 501 V8 LIMOUSINE

BMW has long been the epitome of genuine driving pleasure and it is a concept well noted in their earlier classic models like the 501 V8. The vintage limousine, exquisitely restored to the minutest detail, conveys a message of elegance and quality, pertaining to a different era.
The brand’s first postwar automobile, produced from 1952 boasts conservative design and surmising luxury that makes it relevant even today. Nicknamed the “Baroque Angel” – the six-seater sedan is a dynamic car with rich heritage and fascinating charm. Visionary for its time, it benefits from a six-cylinder engine of the pre-war type 326 that BMW further enhanced and developed. The solid frame and sleek design come together to form a powerful and reliable machine that is spacious and versatile.

Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is the car that positioned BMW as a leader amongst the brands whose names are synonymous for luxury and high quality on the road. With ample dimensions and a total weight of 1285kg – the 501 V8 is sturdy, yet easy to navigate. The enhanced engine model makes for considerably improved driving performance.

Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine

The model’s strength lies in its simplicity and clean design. It is simply equipped and apart from the exterior design and luxurious interior – it doesn’t boast any other considerable features. However, with a car of this calibre, this works well as it doesn’t distract from its obvious qualities and signature elements.
With its interior beautifully and carefully restored, the car features all its original welding points of the body parts and is in excellent condition.

Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine

The exact price is available on request, although similar models sell in the region of £20,000. Due to aging, the original paint layer has been refreshed as has the leather interior, resulting in an impeccable version of the original 501 V8 in all its glory.

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