In many ways, Dubai and Las Vegas are similar – as the joke goes “Dubai is like Las Vegas on steroids, but without gambling”. And they both like lots of neon lights. A new luxury development happening on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is offering some extremely opulent bells and whistles with their lavish villas. The real estate project, the XXII Carat is built by Russia-based developers The Forum Group, and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. One of the main attractions of these luxury homes is high-end bathtubs made from precious materials. There is one particular bathtub that caught everyone’s attention, a $1 million extravagance made out of slabs of pure crystal rock.
Only the most top-end units of the 22-villa development will get a million dollar bathtub. Each is carved from a 10-ton Amazonian crystal rock slab, sourced directly from Brazilian Amazon and measures about 6ft in length and 2ft in height. The hefty crystal rock blocks once they arrive in the Middle East are carved by hand to create luxury bathtubs. Designed and created by Italian specialist Baldi as part of their “Jewels for the Home” collection, it takes them about 6 months to create one. Super rich in Dubai won’t be the first to own one of Baldi’s lavish $1 million crystal rock bathtubs. British socialite Tamara Ecclestone already bought one for her London mansion.
Other bathtubs offered include rose quartz and green quartz made versions with gold and gemstones decorations. Luxury villas at the XXII Carat are expected to fetch between £8.5 million and £19 million. You could say developers have priced them right to attract their targeted VHNWI (Very High Net Worth Individuals).
Source: Luxury Launches