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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The World's Most Expensive Holiday! Saudi King Blew $100m On Month-Long Summer Break

He reigns over a kingdom where the average salary is around $33,000 (£25,000), but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia's king splashing out $100million on holiday.


King Salman travelled in style to his favourite holiday spot, Tangier, in the north west of Morocco, along with an entourage of more than 1,000, who were booked into luxury hotels.

The king himself stayed in his 74-acre summer palace, one of his many properties around the world, which boasts lavish restaurants, and impressive views of the sea.

Expenses during the month-long break included more than 200 cars, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports. The 81-year-old's summer palace has been renovated extensively over the past 12 months, with helipads among the features added.


According to reports in Morocco, King Salman's trip accounts for 1.5 per cent of the country's foreign tourism revenue.

When he arrived at the Ibn Battouta Airport, the king was greeted by Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani.

Satellite images from October 2016 showed a number of upgrades the King made to his retreat in Morocco.

It now has three helipads, several extra buildings and a tent the size of a circus big top.

The sprawling complex is surrounded by 1,500m of wall, staffed by 30 members of the Moroccan royal guard, has its own medical facilities and top-notch restaurant-style kitchens.



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